“Solving” Science Fiction

For such an important and well-loved genre, sci-fi is rather difficult to define. Is it space opera? High-brow philosophical parables? Serious speculation about the future of technology? Is it all of those things? And then, what *isn’t* it?

In this episode, we attempt to “solve” this puzzling genre by answering one simple question: “what is science fiction?”

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“If We Were a Picture Show”

Mankind stands at the brink of a new frontier: digital reality. An R&D team has developed a way for people to explore it, but who says they’re ready?

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3 Satire Styles of Don Quixote

We’ve already discussed the genius behind Don Quixote’s satire. Now it’s time for us to talk about how it *works*. Let’s dig into the three styles of satire that give Don Quixote its unique dynamic.

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How Don Quixote Breaks Satire

Long ago, before The Onion or Terry Pratchett, a Spanish author was playing with satire in ways the world had never seen before, and has hardly seen since. Miguel De Cervantes took the world by storm with his two-part novel: Don Quixote. In this video, we want to discuss how he did it.

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“Silhouettes”

 

“There’s something wrong with grandma Kathy.”

Miriam’s grandmother has been insisting that all the lights in the apartment stay on at all times. It seems like simple, if very annoying, paranoia. That is, until Miriam turns the lights out herself and discovers the truth behind her grandma’s strange obsession.

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3 Ways Junji Ito Disturbs Us

Junji Ito doesn’t necessarily scare everyone, but he certainly unsettles them. Here are three methods he uses to do it.

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Do Junji Ito’s Characters Actually Matter?

Behind every story is a good character… most of the time. But what about a story whose appeal lies in its spectacle? What if we’re drawn to the story to learn about the hideous monster and not to make emotional connections?

This is the kind of story Junji Ito excels at, and we think there’s something to learn from him.

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