by Devanjali Banerjee
Christmas is synonymous with indulging yourself in some unpretentiously glutinous, unadulterated fruit-cake, kicking up your tired heels and letting good sense out the door while saying hello to glittering festivities. The Doctor Who Christmas Special is along the same lines.
by Rick Mazumdar
Imagine you're in a room. It could be any room. Imagine yourself sitting there in the room. That space in the room could have been a source for a million different experiences for you, it could have a place where you had a dinner party or where you sit down and watch television or where you made love for the first time. Now imagine what would it be like if that corner you're sitting in were to be moving through time. Imagine your surroundings changing. Imagine that you're sitting there in that corner, the walls disappear, the temperatures fall and the year is 1,00,000 BCE. It's a cold world. The Earth is very new, and you're the first observer, and you're sitting in the corner, watching, waiting for something beautiful to happen.
by Luv Mehta and Srijon Mukherjee
We think it’s safe to say, at this point, that Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens has successfully transcended all our (enormously high) expectations. We’ve got the best thumbs-up scene of 2015, the most badass random stormtrooper of 2015, the best score, the best new characters introduced to a series. But then, is it just us? While a huge part of the fanbase has expressed their love for it (we’re in it, obviously), a vocal part have dismissed the new movie as being a rehash of the very first Star Wars ever released.
And you know what? They’re right. And that is exactly what makes it transcend its potential and become so great.
Let’s get to why, but first, SPOILER ALERT. Bookmark this link for later if you haven’t seen it already.
by Devanjali Banerjee
“Silliness is about a way of dealing with things you perhaps don’t want to do or when life gets rather, not exactly boring, but the way life is organised and the way people behave rather pompously and rather self-righteously and assume that they run this, that or the other – then you need silliness. It’s very, very important.”
-Michael Palin, one of the Pythons.
by Rick Mazumdar
Well It's here. Star Wars is here. It is upon us. The biggest movie franchise in the history of cinema. Shattering box offices the world over (Well, not in India, because it releases on the 25th here ) But if you're lucky (or unlucky) enough, you've already seen it or had your friends spoil it for you.
In this article I'm not going to talk about the franchise. I'm going to talk about the fans - yes, you and me and people who have not seen it, and why they should. I'm also going to talk about this one film which captured the true essence of being a fan of Star Wars, released in 2009, named Fanboys, released four years after Revenge Of The Sith (seemingly the last Star Wars film to ever release).
I'm going to take you through some personal experiences of mine and how Star Wars is so important for me.
by Luv Mehta
We’ve got Star Trek, the ideal of human beings exploring the galaxy, and we’ve got Star Wars, a universe we could easily imagine ourselves living in. But let’s face it, even with the recent spate of movies, both these stories have already been created and experienced by previous generations. No matter when we watch them, no matter how timeless they are, they’re not really our stories, now, are they? Selfish to say, yes, but to watch a good story be created, and experience it taking hold of our imaginations even as we see them, is a wondrous, incomparable thing.
We may have Harry Potter as a series of fantasy that shaped our lives, we may be watching history being made with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but which superlative and influential piece of work do science fiction fans of this generation have? Maybe Firefly? Fringe?
In my humble opinion, it’s the Mass Effect series.