Tom Stoppard's Brutal Law Of Outer Space

Sadly, Jumper, the teleportation movie coming Valentine's Day, isn't based on Jumpers, Tom Stoppard's 1972 play about murder on the moon. But it seems as though the movie may ask the same questions as one of Stoppard's craziest plays: Do our laws apply to someone who can escape from any human jurisdiction? Is morality… » 2/08/08 10:40am 2/08/08 10:40am

Can You Escape Your Fate? Science Fiction Has The Answer!

When science fiction decides to get all deep and philosophical, it always comes down to questions of free will. Do we choose our actions, or are they already totally predictable to someone who could glimpse the future? For example, Terminator 3 caused a lot of controversy with an ending that suggests John Connor can't… » 1/31/08 12:00pm 1/31/08 12:00pm