Annihilation: A New Era for Science Fiction?

Alex Garland’s latest feature film, post Ex-Machina, dropped on Netflix last week to varied reviews. Some are calling it incomprehensible, some are calling it a standout sci-fi of our time. It’s been heavily implied by others that Annihilation is the first true Anthropocene sci-fi film. I would argue that there are only really two sci-fi […]

Dana Scully: Femininity, Otherness and The Ultimate X-File

Originally posted at Bitch Flicks as part of their Women in Science theme week! Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) is my ultimate icon. She’s intelligent, cool-headed, and super sassy. She also has the best job in the world which usually involves traipsing miserably after her alien-obsessed FBI partner Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) in a bid to […]

Our Ladies of SciFi (The Greatest Women in SciFi Film & TV)

As a one off special celebrating International Women’s Day, let me introduce you to my ‘Our Ladies of Sci-Fi’ list. Science Fiction has always been a hard genre to navigate for women – generally either represented as uber feminine/background decoration or as pseudo men with little to no depth to their characters.