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Nostalgic Impulse: Invader Zim

In 1999, comic book writer Jhonen Vasquez pitched his idea for a cartoon to Nickelodeon. That wacky little idea became Invader Zim, a series that began airing in 2001. The network had no idea what a gem Vasquez had produced for ...

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Independence Day: Resurgence

If you’re a big fan of the original film, Independence Day: Resurgence, will probably keep you amused for two hours. It is fun, stupid, and overblown. There are pointless scenes, terrible dialogue, and questionable (at best) character motivations. But hey, ...

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Trees: You don’t believe in anything

One of my favourite things about science fiction is the ‘what if?’ questions the genre explores. Not just from a writing perspective – though challenging yourself with a ‘what if?’ writing exercise can be great fun – but for the ...

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Is Star Wars science fiction or fantasy?

The debate over whether Star Wars is more fantasy of science fiction has waged since 1977. Despite being a massive Star Wars fan (to the point where I saw The Phantom Menace 7 times at the cinema), I never really ...

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