[Film Inquiry] Solutions To The Fermi Paradox Part II

This article is part of the Fantasy Science & Coffee column on Film Inquiry [Link to original article] In part I, we had a chat about solutions to the million dollar question: if there are so many galaxies, stars, and planets out there, why haven’t we found evidence of alien life? You see, statistically speaking, we shouldn’t be…

[Film Inquiry] Immortality and The Man From Earth

This article is part of the Fantasy Science & Coffee column on Film Inquiry [Link to original article] The obsession with life extension and immortality does not lie solely within the realms of science fiction: one of the driving forces of medical research throughout history has been to prolong life. There are a number of…

[Film Inquiry] Teleportation in Science Fiction and Real Life

This article is part of the Fantasy Science & Coffee column on Film Inquiry [Link to original article] Fans of science fiction are no stranger to the word ‘teleportation’. Each story may have its own style of teleportation, but the premise remains the same: instantaneous movement between far off points in space. Let’s take a…

[Black Mirror S4 E5] The ‘Dogs’ in Metalhead

The episode Metalhead in the fourth season of Black Mirror is in many ways different from other episodes.  The obvious first difference is that is was shot in only black and white, which was pretty fantastic, and made the whole thing more spooky.  But this blog isn’t about tv show aesthetics, so we’re gonna focus on…

[Film Inquiry] The Turing Test in Ex Machina

Published on Film Inquiry on March, 27. If you are even remotely familiar with technology, sci-fi, or the world of computers, you’ve probably heard ‘Turing Test’, even if you don’t quite know what it means.  It is essentially a test to see whether an Artificial Intelligence can mimic human behaviour flawlessly, essentially achieving ‘sentience’. The…

[Film Inquiry] Wormholes In DEJA VU, STARGATE & Real Life

Hello there readers! I’ve got a bit of an announcement to make!  Fantasy Science is now on awesome, reputable, indie film magazine Film Inquiry as “Fantasy Science & Coffee”.  I’ll be publishing there on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month.  This blog will still continue, with crossposts from Film Inquiry, Toolboxes, tv show/book…

Soundscape: The Leaky Cauldron

You’re at the Leaky Cauldron, reading the Daily Prophet and sipping some butterbeer. It’s fairly crowded because it is a popular pub. Once in a while you can hear patrons entering the pub, walking around, and performing simple spells. The track is embedded with pink noise. Listen: https://soundcloud.com/ambient-soundscapes/the-leaky-cauldron-soundscape Buy: https://ambientsoundscapes.bandcamp.com/track/the-leaky-cauldron-soundscape Benefits of pink noise according to SimplyNoise:…