A philosopher looks at Star Trek and sees our dark dreams

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Summary: Philosopher Kelley Ross gives a harsh review of the Federation as seen in the Star Trek TV shows from "Next Generation" through "Voyager" -- the popular ones loved by liberals. TV shows provide a mirror in which we can see and so better understand our fears and dreams. "The Fascist Ideology of Star Trek "Militarism, … Continue reading A philosopher looks at Star Trek and sees our dark dreams

A philosopher explains “Arrival” and “Stranger in a Strange Land”

Summary: Today we have a twin review by the philosopher Kelley Ross, looking at the use of language as the driving force in the book Stranger in a Strange Land and the film Arrival. Heinlein is one of the great science fiction authors (his worst works are excellent). Arrival is powerful film based on a science … Continue reading A philosopher explains “Arrival” and “Stranger in a Strange Land”

A philosopher reviews “The Phantom Menace”, a great film with hidden depths

Summary: Today we have a review of The Phantom Menace by philosopher Kelley Ross. He looks beyond the CGI and Hollywood glitz to see the underlying themes. There is much to examine. The depth of the Star Wars films accounts for much of their enduring popularity.   Review of Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace … Continue reading A philosopher reviews “The Phantom Menace”, a great film with hidden depths

The Right strikes back! A philosopher reviews the Hunger Games films

Summary: Many modern films have CGI action obscuring the deeper issues they raise. So we turn to a philosopher, Kelley Ross, for this series of film reviews. Here he reviews The Hunger Games, showing its role in the ideological battles of our time. At the end are other reviews of these films. "Books such as … Continue reading The Right strikes back! A philosopher reviews the Hunger Games films

Review of “The Matrix”: why there is no spoon

Summary: The Matrix was a pathbreaking film, marking the start of a new era in Hollywood. Few reviews do it justice, usually ignoring the philosophy underlying the story. So we turn to a philosopher, Kelley Ross, for an explanation. The Matrix is one of the rare films where we learn much by digging behind the … Continue reading Review of “The Matrix”: why there is no spoon