Science Fiction
Entertainment  /  Published 07.07.22

‘Stranger Things’ Spin-off announced

Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer have announced a spin-off show to their blockbuster sci-fi series, the latest season of which became the first English show to rack up over a billion hour...
By PTI in Los Angeles

Entertainment  /  Published 06.06.22

Of horror, drama and more

Dustin and Co. using bedsheets to forge a rope and pull in the gang stuck in the Upside Down is a direct nod to a similar moment in Poltergeist where a similar ‘rope’ is used to connect th...
By Priyanka Roy 

Entertainment  /  Published 19.04.22

'Severance' has serious message

Innies and outies Employees of a certain floor at Lumon Industries are made to undergo a severance process, a procedure that separates their memories of their time at office from their memories of ev...
By Mathures Paul

Entertainment  /  Published 02.04.22

'Attack' as a futile attempt at sci-fi

Director: Lakshya Raj Anand Cast: John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Rakul Preet Singh, Prakash Raj, Rajit Kapur, Ratna Pathak Shah Running time: 123 minutes  ...
By Priyanka Roy 

Entertainment  /  Published 17.03.22

A chat with sci-fi series 'Upload' team

What were the highs for you in Season 1 and what learnings did you bring into this season? Andy: For much of Season 1, we were getting used to the cast, the crew, your character and having it really ...
By Priyanka Roy 


Lifestyle  /  Published 01.03.22

Chat with cinematographer Farhad

Please Hold, a 19-minute sci-fi short about a young man’s life being derailed as he finds himself at the mercy of automated “justice”, is in the running for an Academy Award in the c...
By Priyanka Roy 

Opinion  /  Published 22.10.21

Humanity’s attempts to transform the globe

The term, ‘terraforming’, derived from the Latin, terra (‘earth’ or ‘land’), and formare (to shape or form) has long had currency in the vocabul...
By Samantak Das

Opinion  /  Published 18.03.21

The pandemic and the city of the future

In 1957, Isaac Asimov published The Naked Sun, a science-fiction novel about a society in which people live on isolated estates, their needs provided by robots, and they interact only by video. T...
By Paul Krugman

Entertainment  /  Published 16.02.21

Shruti Haasan on Pitta Kathalu

Pitta Kathalu, an anthology of four Telugu shorts in which women wrest agency and power from men, drops on Netflix on February 19. Shruti Haasan frontlines the film called Xlife, a sleek sci-fi futuri...
By Priyanka Roy 

Books  /  Published 20.11.20

The politics of science and science fiction

What follows is a long-winded socio-cultural explication of “Nehruvian science” — the framework gradually expands to include Syed Ahmed Khan, Bankim Chatterjee, Rajendralal Mitra, Ma...
By Deeptanil Ray


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