Pam Grier as vigilante nurse Coffy who seeks to punish drug dealers and corrupt officials.
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Coffy saw Pam Grier as the main propulsive force in a Blaxploitation movie, breaking ground for later female roles such as Ripley in Alien, Sarah Connor in Terminator and Nakia in Black Panther.
It is one thing to treat AI as a tool when it has no scope for emotion. It is quite another when AI has a full suite of emotional responses.
Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, now in 3D.
It’s more than 25 years since Arnold Schwarzenegger returned in the Terminator 2: Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Now he’s back in glorious 3D, so how does the story and the science stack up today?
Terminator’s killer robots can help in the real debate on lethal autonomous weapons.
He’s back! Any mention of the killer robots debate brings images of the Terminator film. But science fiction can be a useful tool to get people interested in the real issues in science.
An ethical robot – as science fiction.
We are approaching the time when robots in our daily lives will be making decisions about how to act. What guidelines should we give them?
Back with a bang.
The latest Terminator film marks a recovery from its predecessors, but it’s treatment of time travel is still implausible.
Where does ‘I’m old, not obsolete’ fit into the Arnold Schwarzenegger pantheon of well-delivered cheese?
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While his bodybuilder’s physique was important for embodying larger than life, “All-American” action heroes, what makes Schwarzenegger distinctive is his peculiar vocal performances in these roles.
After a decade in almost pure thriller fiction, the Neuromancer creator returns to his roots.
You might almost have thought there was nothing much more for science fiction to say about avatars or time travel. As far back as 1992, years before anyone had thought of Second Life, the US writer Neil…