Tag Archive | retrofuturism

TV Tropes Monday: Our Graphics Will Suck in the Future


Tweet of the Day: Screaming for Vengeance Have you ever watched an old sci-fi movie, even a classic like Star Wars and thought,”Wait a minute, computers don’t look like that!” Welcome to Our Graphics Will Suck in the Future! The obvious answer is that movies like Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Alien (and its sequel) […]

September 2013 Blog Chain: Tomorrowland


Tweet of the Day: The Island with a Past ——— Another month, another Blog Chain. This time I decided to simply talk about the subject at hand instead of writing a story because…well I really could not come up with anything at the moment.  And now for the instruction booklet: Starting Date: Wednesday, September 4, […]

TV Tropes Monday: Raygun Gothic


Tweet of the Day: 10 Myths About Introverts ——- Rocketships, flying saucers, Mars Needs Women and heroic two-fisted action, that’s Raygun Gothic in a few nutshells. This is the progressive, generally positive future envisioned in Saturday morning serials, 1950’s sci-fi cinema and the like. Although the actual content could be all over the place, it […]

Space for Rent: The Allure of Retro-futurism


Tweet of the Day: This Road…It Leads to Nowhere! ——- What is it about visions of future’s past that entices us so? From Cyberpunk to Clockwork-Punk, science fiction is plunging back though its own history in full revival mode. You can’t get any more postmodern than that! The aesthetics of each of these sub-genres has […]