Brilliant thing about doing a series based on Pre-Crime is that you can save a whole lot of money by not filming any crimes.

Isn't the whole point of Minority Report that Pre-Crime is unreliable because there's no way to reliably assess the guilt of those you arrest? » 8/25/14 11:52am Monday 11:52am

Society turning on itself. If we're all infected then any of us could be an enemy at any time. Shades of the war on terror.

Zombies also represent the potential for disease epidemics to undermine civilization. It's an epidemiological phenomenon.

Also a satire on our more mindless pre-occupations, like shopping at… » 8/20/14 5:02pm 8/20/14 5:02pm

Movies We'd Like To See: Team Heisenberg Does Lathe of Heaven

Ursula K. LeGuin's "The Lathe of Heaven" was the first sophisticated piece of literature I read. The first book I read where reality wasn't as it seemed, where the themes were larger than the literal plot, where ambiguity trumped simple answers. I remember spending long periods of time fascinated by the idea that I… » 8/20/14 7:37pm 8/20/14 7:37pm

Something I've always wondered about climate denial: how do you account for the fact that we've released a lot of CO2, concentrations of CO2 have gone up and the global average temperature subsequently rose?

Because if releasing CO2 doesn't cause global warming, that's quite a coincidence isn't it? That the Earth… » 8/18/14 12:16pm 8/18/14 12:16pm

No gay male sex. Doesn't Daenerys get some khaleesi-on-girl action going?

My question is why does every point of view character spend so much time thinking about their last or next meal? If I go four pages without hearing about, oh, candied turnips pickled in brine with sundried cranberries and unsweetened walnut… » 8/12/14 4:36pm 8/12/14 4:36pm