Tommy

Tommy

Project Lead, Product & Talent and Podcast Producer 📱🎙 @TheCompanionApp excited to be part of the team building the new home for sci-fi! He/Him

Appears in 18 Episodes

Brad Wright: My Rules for Stargates, Star Wars and Superheroes

Stargate SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe co-creator and Travelers creator Brad Wright explains how rules make great science fiction, with plenty of references to Stargate...

“One Day, We’ll Watch Firefly and Talk about Kaylee” – A Letter to My Daughter

Despite a love of science fiction and a dream of working for NASA, Kayleigh Dray struggled to see any women on screen who reflected her experiences. Then, she stumbled...

Stargate SG-1: Jack O’Neill’s Lesson in Living with Loss

Across the multiverse, the one constant is that Jack O’Neill’s son, Charlie, has died. This never changes. This is why Stargate SG-1 connects. For anyone who’s ever lo...

Star Trek Uniforms From Fashion Disasters to Gender Equality

Whether miniskirts and calf-high boots or spandex and shoulder pads, Star Trek uniforms have always kept one eye on today’s fashion as well as tomorrow’s. Featuring sp...

Disney World’s Nightmare Attraction – ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter

Creators and visitors recall Disney World’s short-lived ExtraTERRORestrial, its origins as an Alien movie ride, and the role of… George Lucas?

Stargate SG-1: Janet’s Death Stings Now More Than Ever

The events of ‘Heroes Part 1’ and ‘Part 2’ shocked Stargate fandom but as Kayleigh Dray argues, the tragic death of Dr. Janet Fraiser has only become more affecting in...

Last Action Heroes: How 1990s Blockbusters Swapped Thugs for Thinkers

Science fiction stories have always mirrored their own eras. They’re a time capsule as much as they are a vision of the future, and few decades offer as rapid a change...

Tessa B. Dick: Searching for My Husband in Verhoeven’s Total Recall

Tessa B. Dick gives us the definitive take on Total Recall, what her late husband would have thought, and how much of Philip K. Dick’s wit, wisdom, and empathy she see...

The Matrix: Transgender Allegory, Applicability, and Me

Neo’s desperate attempts to defy a system that insists on deadnaming him and pushing him back in line, always read as a powerful transgender allegory.

Stargate’s Sam and Jacob Carter – A Father's Battle, A Daughter's War

Starting with Stargate SG-1 episode ‘Secrets’, the saga of Samantha Carter and her frosty relationship with her father, Jacob, was one of the most powerful in the seri...

From Myth to MCU, Loki Was Always Queer

Dating all the way back to his mythological origins, Loki the God of Mischief has long represented a means of overcoming the trappings of societal expectation.

The X-Files | A Box of Memories Ripped Out My Guts

Whilst clearing out the attic, novelist Molly Flatt chances upon a box of X-Files memorabilia that transports her back in time.

Dune | Frank Herbert’s Homophobia, Baron Harkonnen, and Queer Menace

An incestuous pedophile as originally written, we explore the homophobic legacy of Dune’s queer-coded Baron Vladimir Harkonnen.

Star Trek | Picard, Seven of Nine, and Growing Old with Trauma

Star Trek: Picard shows the effects of aging and trauma over time, through the characters of Seven of Nine and Jean-Luc Picard.The original article on The Companion Th...

Stargate | SG-1 and Star Wars Crossover Theory in all its Absurdity

A not entirely serious look at the Stargate SG-1/Stargate Atlantis and Star Wars shared universe fan theory.Read the original article here.The Companion's Audio Articl...

Stargate | How ‘Death Knell’ Made Sam Carter Real

The near-silent and tense Stargate SG-1 episode ‘Death Knell’ showed us a Samanta Carter we rarely see.The original article on The Companion The Companion's Audio Arti...

Everything Everywhere All at Once | Rafiq Bhatia on Son Lux's Epic (and Eclectic) Score

It sounds like a Zen koan: what does Everything Everywhere All at Once sound like? Son Lux's composer Rafiq Bhatia explores the glorious anarchy.Find the original arti...

Tank Girl | Lori Petty Walked so Harley Quinn Could Run

Lori Petty revisits the chaotic cult classic of science fiction's most unruly antiheroine twenty-five years after the film's release.  This article was originally publ...

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