Invasion of the Body Snatchers

What will happen to SF films when streaming conquers the universe?

What will happen to SF films when streaming conquers the universe?

The movement away from physical artifacts (DVDs and Blu-Ray discs) to streaming services may leave future science fiction film fans in the dark about classics of the genre if selection does not improve. Read More »

MARS: FRIEND OR FOE? (Two Retro Movie Reviews)

MARS: FRIEND OR FOE? (Two Retro Movie Reviews)

Mars! Huh! What is it good for? (Absolutely nothing!) Steve reviews two old movies and offers a caution for Aries-ophiles. Read More »

TWO REVIEWS: A Good Book, and a Good Movie!

TWO REVIEWS: A Good Book, and a Good Movie!

Steve reviews a book and a movie that he enjoyed. Read More »

Review: Rollerball Blu-ray (Twilight Time edition)

Review: Rollerball Blu-ray (Twilight Time edition)

Post fall of communism, with governments subservient to corporate paymasters, Rollerball seems like a much greater, more prescient, film now than the one I originally saw back in 1976. Today Rollerball surely stands as one of the most underrated film... Read More »

Quatermass II – revisited

Quatermass II – revisited

Quatermass II is a rare sequel that is an improvement over the original in every respect. Read More »

The Quatermass Xperiment – Revisited

The Quatermass Xperiment – Revisited

In this post I'll look at The Quatermass Xperiment, and next week consider the follow-up, Quatermass 2. Read More »

Review – Falling Over by James Everington

Review – Falling Over by James Everington

Falling Over is a book about perception, about characters who come to doubt their sense of the reality of the world, whose perceptions are doubled, who extrapolate alternative realities or timelines or encounter, or imagine they encounter, doppelgäng... Read More »

Invasion of the Movie Snatchers

We live in a cinematic age of remakes, reboots and re-imaginings. Even new movies like The Hobbit feel like pictures that have gone before. This is hardly a new experience. Long before he became President Snow in The Hunger Games, Donald Sutherland s... Read More »

What SF Means To Me

I grew up watching and reading Science Fiction.  Some of it was actually old by the time I had already been born, but it had a natural appeal to me when I was young.  The idea of getting in a starship and flying to another world appealed to me. A lot... Read More »