INTELLIGENCE: Is It Science Fiction (Or Any Good)?

Posted: February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized



So I’ve been watching Intelligence, the new CBS cyber-thriller starring Josh Holloway, or as many of you may know him, Sawyer from LOST. And while I haven’t been reviewing it here, it was a topic of discussion around the SciFi4Me office when it was first announced. You see, Intelligence is based on, or rather it’s “inspired” by, Phoenix Island, the first novel by author John Dixon and it has, well, almost no relation to the book at all. The book is about 16-year-old Carl Freeman and his troubled youth which lands him on the titular island and what is supposed to be a new program that treats delinquents like military recruits in a last-ditch effort to get them back in line. What it really is, and what happens to Carl there would be spoilers, but suffice it to say, the real purpose of the island and the…

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