The 100 and the Problem of Evil

The 100 and the Problem of Evil By Edwardo Pérez One of the interesting narrative dilemmas for post-apocalyptic fiction is deciding what happens after the world is destroyed. How does society get rebuilt? What does that society value? What are its morals, beliefs, religions, and laws? Of course, not many such stories really show this.…

Rick Sanchez as Educator

Rick Sanchez as Educator By Justin Kitchen Rick and Morty is a sci-fi animated series shown during Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block. In it, Rick Sanchez frequently pulls his grandson, Morty, out of school to accompany him on intergalactic and interdimensional adventures. Though his father, Jerry, often protests Morty’s being taken out of class…

7 Seconds: Title Matters

7 Seconds  Title Matters By William Irwin Last night my wife and I finished watching the Netflix series 7 Seconds. It’s terrific, but it’s been cancelled. Though it left loose ends for continuation, the finale of 7 Seconds was satisfying. Honestly, I’m glad that there won’t be a second season. Some things are better when…

Doctor Strange’s “Endgame” Ethics

Doctor Strange’s “Endgame” Ethics Consequentialism, Foreknowledge, and Expedient Evils By Cheyne L. Joslin [NOTE: Major Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Infinity War.]   Doctor Strange’s choice to give up the Time Stone to Thanos near the close of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War left many fans responding with confusion and questions as to what the outcome of…