Willi Lempert, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, has written a fascinating piece on Native SF films. That there is such a thing is news to me. It’s interesting to see a non-western take on the future in the short films that Lempert examines. These films offer an alternative to the typical stereotypes found in most genre movies – when there are any native people in them at all.
“This article is a brief attempt to draw on Indigenous futurisms as a way of introducing the diversity of Native sci-fi films in conversation with mainstream sci-fi.”
Lempert divides native SF into utopias, dystopias, and alien encounters and offers multiple examples of each for you to experience for yourself. Check it out.
This is what I love about Star Wars. So much room for comedy. Visit the Dorkly channel on YouTube when you have a lot of time to kill ’cause you’re gonna need it.
They’ve ramped up the adrenaline with this new trailer though I don’t really get why they would use All Along the Watchtower for the soundtrack. Seems out of place to me and a bit of a lazy choice. Still, it’s a good trailer. Fair warning: I’m going to post every new trailer for The Martian that 20th Century Fox cares to release.