Women Warriors and the (Unfortunate) Male Gaze

The male gaze has once again made its presence known in Hollywood, though is anyone really surprised? For all the films boasting strong female leads, there are a slew of … Continue reading Women Warriors and the (Unfortunate) Male Gaze

GATTACA and Genetically Enhanced Humans: Fact or Fiction?

Published on Front Line Genomics: http://www.frontlinegenomics.com/blog/11167/gattaca-genetically-enhanced-humans-fact-fiction/ The ability to alter a human genome to influence eye color, height and strength was a major plot point in the 1997 science fiction film, … Continue reading GATTACA and Genetically Enhanced Humans: Fact or Fiction?

When Non-Political TV Shows Tackle Politics

This evening I was catching up on one of my favorite television shows, Arrow, and just finished an episode which dealt with the aftermath of a mass shooting and touchy subject of gun control. Arrow, which is currently in its fifth season, is a modern take on DC’s Green Arrow, and tells the story of a rich playboy, Oliver Queen, who, after five years of being stranded on an island, returns home to Star City to fight crime with a bow and arrows.

Star Trek The New Frontier: Spaceships, Nebulas, and Inclusion

Everyone in our society is familiar in some way with Star Trek, a franchise that has become a staple in popular culture and that has “warped” its way into the … Continue reading Star Trek The New Frontier: Spaceships, Nebulas, and Inclusion