Author: Darren Slade

40 years on, did Star Wars change SF for the better or worse?

40 years on, did Star Wars change SF for the better or worse?

Imagine George Lucas at the Pearly Gates: would he get into heaven because of his contribution to science fiction, or would he be cast down? Read More »

Is Doctor Who in trouble? Only if you ignore the way the world has changed

Is Doctor Who in trouble? Only if you ignore the way the world has changed

Changes in the way people view television programmes do not appear to be taken into account when considering the audience for Dr. Who. Read More »

Filming Stephen King: the task that’s defeated dozens of movie-makers

Filming Stephen King: the task that’s defeated dozens of movie-makers

Why have so many Stephen King novels remained so stubbornly resistant to Hollywood adaptation? Read More »

I, Robot on the BBC: this is how good radio SF could be

I, Robot on the BBC: this is how good radio SF could be

Radio seems to be the best medium for dramatizing science fiction. It's a shame that there isn't more of it, although... Read More »

Star Wars is getting complex. Should we be impressed or worried?

Star Wars is getting complex. Should we be impressed or worried?

Disney seems to be respectfully expanding the Star Wars universe, but will it succumb to the corporate dark side? Read More »

How Rogue One offers new hope for SF in mainstream films

How Rogue One offers new hope for SF in mainstream films

Surprise! Rogue One actually takes the Star Wars universe in a new and interesting direction. WARNING: contains spoilers. Read More »

‘From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker’: the Star Wars novelization 40 years on

How does the novelization of Star Wars hold up 40 years after its release? Read More »

What’s wrong with Doctor Strange

What’s wrong with Doctor Strange

After the first half hour, Doctor Strange somehow turned into a spectacular but oddly empty experience. Read More »

Star Wars and SF cinema:  Where would the genre have gone without it?

Star Wars and SF cinema: Where would the genre have gone without it?

You think Star Wars ruined the possibility for "legitimate science fiction" to appear on the big screen? Darren Slade suggests that you think again. Read More »

Drawing on the Ideas

Darren Slade was drawn in by Star Trek's physical universe, but stayed for the ideas. Read More »

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