Science Fiction

Total 9 Posts

The importance of storytelling in science

Scientific ideas can get lost in forests of words that lack structure and overuse complex language. Just like Sleeping Beauty, they need rescuing.

A look at the science of Avengers - Infinity War

Ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) comes to a head with the release of Avengers: Infinity War, the 19th Marvel Studios film to date. The biggest Marvel movie ever brings with it the largest cast of superheroes (and villains) ever and the biggest stakes ever to be fought

Here are some reasons why science fiction set in the near future is terrifying

This article accompanies episode 10 of The Anthill podcast on the future. From Humans to Westworld, from Her to Ex Machina, and from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D to Black Mirror – near future science fiction in recent years has given audiences some seriously unsettling and prophetic visions

Black Panther has officially passed Titanic in US cinema ticket sales

The Black Panther movie has officially jumped over the Titanic movie as far as USA cinema ticket sales go. This is another significant milestone when considering that Titanic is one of the highest grossing movie of all time in the USA. Just recently in March 2018, barely four weeks after

Stop assuming audiences can't handle female-led sci-fi films

There was a time when the only scientists you would see in feature films were men, and white men at that. But women scientists are finally getting the storylines they deserve. Yes we’ve had female scientists in past movies but their opportunities were limited, so it’s exciting to

Black Panther crosses $1 billion in world wide cinema ticket sales

In just under 4 weeks of being released, the Black Panther movie has crossed $1 billion at world wide box office. The movie achieved this milestone on its second day of opening in Chinese cinemas. Only four other movies by Marvel Studios have ever passed the $1 billion box office

The Black Panther's hidden superpower

I’m not the first to say that the upcoming Marvel movie “Black Panther” will be an important landmark. Finally a feature film starring a black superhero character will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – a successful run of intertwined movies that began with “Iron Man” in 2008. While