[Film Inquiry] Extendable Ears in Harry Potter

This article is part of the Fantasy Science & Coffee column on Film Inquiry [Link to original article] Fred and George Weasley’s Extendable Ears The Extendable Ears are a clever eavesdropping gizmo invented by the Weasley twins. In the books, they are described as long flesh-colored strings: you stick one end in your ear, and…

[Film Inquiry] Supernatural & EMF Detectors

This article is part of the Fantasy Science & Coffee column on Film Inquiry [Link to original article] EMF Detectors in Supernatural Fans of the TV show Supernatural and other film/tv that involves, well, the supernatural, are no strangers to devices called “EMF detectors”. These are nifty handheld apparatuses that detect changes in electromagnetic fields (EMFs), which…

[Film Inquiry] Faster Than Light Travel In Sci-fi & Real Life Part II

This article is part of the Fantasy Science & Coffee column on Film Inquiry [Link to original article] One of the most captivating science fiction staples is faster than light (FTL) travel. In our last segment of Fantasy Science & Coffee, we chatted about FTL travel in popular science fiction, and what would happen if you were…

[Film Inquiry] Faster than Light Travel In Sci-fi & Real Life

This article is part of the Fantasy Science & Coffee column on Film Inquiry [Link to original article] Faster Than Light Travel in Science Fiction Faster than light (FTL) travel is one of the coolest hallmarks of science fiction. It’s practically essential for stories involving space travel, because of the mind-blowingly vast distances between stars….

[FilmInquiry] Going ‘Sub-atomic’ in ANT MAN

This article is part of the Fantasy Science & Coffee column on Film Inquiry [Link to original article] Resizing Ant-Man The Marvel superhero, Ant-Man, wears a suit that can make him incredibly small or incredibly large at will. At the beginning of the 2015 film, Darren Cross of Futures Lab, describes the science behind it: …a…

[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] 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…