Exploring Sci-Fi (Love, Death and Robots)

Hello, my fellow aliens. I’m here on this Earth-day to talk to you about a new Netflix show called Love, Death and Robots and why its absolutely worth every second of your time.

Science Fiction (sci-fi) is a genre of any kind of media where the author can toy around with the boundaries of reality or, to be more exact, any kind of advanced science. This may include time travel, aliens, space exploration or a society that makes kids kill each other (looking at you Hunger Games).

If you’re anything like me, we’ve got to accept that this mind-bending exploration of what could become of humanity, technological advances, possible cultures in the stars that could contact us, etc., make you feel small and in a constant state of awe. And let me tell you, this show explores every kind of sci-fi.

The series is an anthology composed of 18 episodes. They last from 8 minutes, to 20 tops, which makes them very consumable. Also, they are animated, but don’t let that be a turn off. The animation varies, from CGI (that is the more predominant kind of episode, you’ll know why when you know who created it) to anime-esk style, one live action episode starring Topher Grace and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, to episode 6, that deals with a very intelligent yogurt.

I had to accept, not every episode quite hit the spot for me. It’s because of that, the ones that shine, shine really bright.

Zima Blue, episode 14.

The series’ creator is Tim Miller who, by the way, was the director of Deadpool. But, before the Merch with a Mouth fell into his creative hands, he was a visual effects supervisor.

He supervised the Batman: Arkham Origins Deathstroke vs. Batman trailer, the Star Wars: The Old Republic trailers, Deadpool‘s own test footage that got the movie made, the Ninja Ninja sequence of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, among others. Go watch the trailers, they’re gorgeous and action packed, they’re going to show you how this man can do his job.

A still from one of the trailers from Star Wars: The Old Republic, supervised by Miller.

And now, with the sci-fi. Every episode of this show explores a different area of it. Some of them may be set on an Earth very much like ours, but with a few changes. From werewolves, to demons, ghost-fish, the aforementioned genius yogurt, societies that live on your fridge, among many, many others; please, trust me when I tell you: let this amazing and impressive show (from a visual and storytelling point of view) surprise you.

Please, let me know what you thought of the series: I’m @luisdnavas

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