(Boston, MA) Quantum Leap and Star Trek have enticed us with the possibility of travelling through time and space through a transporter of some sort. When I used to work an hour and a half away from my home, I longed for a teleportation device that would transport me home in the blink of an eye.
But while the fiction is intriguing, the science leaves a lot of mystery and questions before we take that leap. Continue reading →
(Waltham, MA) The phrase “history is written by the victors” is a saying that shows a built in flaw in the study of our past. The idea that a subject that must be completely impartial and factual is weakened when records that are worked with could be exaggerated at some points and completely falsified at others. This concept of incomplete information is the main theme of Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth, the science fiction mystery piece currently being performed by Waltham’s The Hovey Players at The Abbot Memorial Theater. Continue reading →
(Boston, MA, EARTH) The easiest thing in the world to do is to believe; the hardest thing to do in the world is to believe. When a woman disappears and a husband searches desperately to find her. She returns and her explanations seem dubious. The quest for answers and understanding has a price for each of the characters in Science Fiction Theatre Company’s production of Dark Matters by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Was Bridgett Cleary taken by aliens or by something much more nefarious? What is real and what is imagined? The Cleary family seeks the truth out in the world, but finds it much closer to home. Continue reading →