Star Wars

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 »

MidAmericon II: Con Report

Despite all the problems with MidAmericon II - and there were many - it was still fun. (And some pics from the con) 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 »

MÁS ALLÁ DEL ORIGEN: Entrevista a Miguel Alpire

MÁS ALLÁ DEL ORIGEN: Entrevista a Miguel Alpire

An interview with Miguel Alpire, whose epic fantasy deals with fundamental questions about the origins and nature of existence in this universe and beyond. Read More »

Its Fifty Year Mission

Taral Wayne remembers the excitement of watching the first episode of Star Trek air fifty years ago. Read More »

Spielberg’s slow-motion capture: How CGI can cause great film-makers to take leave of their senses

Spielberg’s slow-motion capture: How CGI can cause great film-makers to take leave of their senses

Mark Rylance’s motion capture giant with Ruby Barnhill in The BFG   Thirty-four years ago, Steven Spielberg created the just-about perfect family movie in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. So his reunion with that film’s screenwriter, Melissa Ma... Read More »

Boom & Bust:  Lester Del Rey’s 12 Year Cycle

Boom & Bust: Lester Del Rey’s 12 Year Cycle

Taking a look at Lester Del Rey's theory of a 12 year boom and bust cycle for science fiction, 36 years on. Read More »

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 2

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 2

The first use of a computer assisted visual element in a major motion picture happened in 1973 with the movie Westworld. Read More »

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