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goromkx2-featured Monster of the Week: Goro the Shokan

Having previously explored the anatomy of Outworld’s blade-sprouting Tarkatans, we now turn our attention now to the brutal Shokans. These four-armed humanoids rule the kingdom of Kuatan, occasionally venturing out to tear mortal combatants limb from limb. While you’ve likely

cyborg_660x357 5 Mind-Blowing Ideas for DC’s ‘Cyborg’ Movie

One of the popular tropes of superhero fiction is that the characters are better, faster and stronger than mere humans. DC Comics character Cyborg is no different, with technological enhancements that set him above and beyond our standards. He’s scheduled

massive-chalice-featured Space Music: ‘Massive Chalice’ by Trifon & White

I don’t feature video game music much here on Space Music, but there’s a lot of great stuff out there, from Amon Tobin’s work on “Splinter Cell” and “Infamous” to Akira Yamaoka’s superbly-uncanny work on the “Silent Hill” Franchise. It’s a

whereedgesmeet-featured Space Music: Outside Context Solution

We began our recent podcast episode on cargo cults with a discussion of “outside context problems,” the late Iain M. Banks‘ term for a culture’s often-disastrous encounter with an unforeseeable and perhaps unsolvable problem — such as a technologically-superior civilization

Who can know the mind of a corvid? | Image credit: Sabrina Bekeschus Monteiro / EyeEm / Getty Images Avian Intellects: Interview with Dr. Onur Güntürkün

In our recent podcast episode “The Unsettling Depths of Bird Intelligence,” Robert and I discussed the mounting evidence that birds — especially parrots and corvids — are much smarter than previously thought. In some cases, they appear to display intelligent

HuginnMuninn-featured Art Spotlight: Huginn and Muninn

Here we see a 1900 Valentine Cameron Prinsep illustration of Odin, the Norse god of war and king of the gods, accompanied by his raven companions Huginn and Muninn. As Joe and I discuss in the podcast episode “The Unsettling Depths

Gurion-featured Monster of the Week: Guiron, Foe of Gamera

It’s a rough universe out there and any self-respecting planet needs a a giant robot/monster to defend it against robeasts, kaiju and mechs. In this monstrous arms race, you’ll find few combatants more fearsome that Gurion, that blade-headed slicing machine

kitchenunit1-featured Retrofuturist Flashback: Colani Kitchen Satellite

Once more we venture into the future via the past, this time through the work of German designer Luigi Colani. Here we see his 1969 vision for a spherical kitchen pod that connected to the house of tomorrow like an

Dark Side of the Moog. (Juno Download) Space Music: Dark Side of the Moog

If you’re looking for a cosmic treasure chest of ambient sounds, look no further than “The Dark Side of the Moog,” a decade-spanning collaboration between German electronic musicians Klauz Schulze* and the late Pete Namlook. With track titles like “Wish

xoxarle_by_captainnow-featured Monster of the Week: Idiran Biological Immortality

The Idiran-Culture War was a major event in the sci-fi novels of Iain M. Banks. The devastating conflict pitted the AI-administrated transhumans of the Anarcho-utopian Culture against the warlike Idirans. You can only fault the tripedal aliens so much, however, considering

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