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Moon (2009) explained: echoes of future memory

A meaty read explaining the twists in sci-fi gem Moon – and what it says about isolation and us

Published: 30 August 2022 | Last updated: 23 November 2022
30 August 2022

Ex Machina (2014) explained: the empathy question

We worry computers will be the end of us. Ex Machina asks instead: what if they just want to be…

Published: 19 April 2022 | Last updated: 22 September 2022
19 April 2022

Alien: Covenant (2017) explained – colonialism and creation

Deconstructing Covenant, the 2017 prequel to the Alien franchise

Published: 7 April 2022 | Last updated: 30 September 2022
7 April 2022

Ambiguity of existence: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? explained

Dissecting the real and fake in the book that inspired Blade Runner

Published: 27 February 2022 | Last updated: 28 September 2022
27 February 2022

I, Robot (2004) and the two brothers theory

Slavery, sci-fi and the two brothers explanation of I, Robot

Published: 6 February 2022 | Last updated: 19 April 2022
6 February 2022

Terminator 2 (1991) at 30: are we machine?

Unpacking the social and storyelling tensions at the heart of Terminator 2

Published: 21 October 2021 | Last updated: 19 August 2022
21 October 2021