Amazing Stories

Author: Darren Slade

Toxic fandom: the abuse directed at The Last Jedi’s Kelly Marie Tran

Toxic fandom: the abuse directed at The Last Jedi’s Kelly Marie Tran

Toxic Fandom is really Toxic Fan Dumb. Read More »

Between art house movies and superheroes, SF fans are missing out

Between art house movies and superheroes, SF fans are missing out

Are genre franchises short-changing SF fans? Read More »

Panic now: The new Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy doesn’t belong in this universe

Panic now: The new Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy doesn’t belong in this universe

The new Hitchhiker's radio show sticks out a sore ... Read More »

40 years on, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is still without equal

40 years on, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is still without equal

Hitchhiker’s combined Pythonesque comic fantasy wi... Read More »

The Last Jedi backlash: Some of the fan reaction is truly disturbing

The Last Jedi backlash: Some of the fan reaction is truly disturbing

Does everything have to be political? Apparently,... Read More »

Have fans of Star Wars and Doctor Who become impossible to please?

Have fans of Star Wars and Doctor Who become impossible to please?

Franchises that last for generations have some iss... Read More »

Remember those books about genre movies?

Remember those books about genre movies?

I suspect we may come to miss the books whose auth... Read More »

Horror on the radio: the BBC broadcasts The Omen and Hammer’s The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula 

Horror on the radio: the BBC broadcasts The Omen and Hammer’s The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula 

Seventy-nine years after Orson Welles terrified Am... Read More »

Horror’s Moby Dick: a short review of Stephen King’s IT

Horror’s Moby Dick: a short review of Stephen King’s IT

For all its faults, IT is horror’s Moby Dick – a g... Read More »

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 an... Read More »

Doctor Who: How the debate about the first female Time Lord has insulted fans

Doctor Who: How the debate about the first female Time Lord has insulted fans

The debate on the casting of a female Doctor on th... Read More »

Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion. It should really have caught on

Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion. It should really have caught on

Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion is an effective film... Read More »

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... 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 programm... 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 s... 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 ... 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... 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 u... 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 ... Read More »

What’s wrong with Doctor Strange

What’s wrong with Doctor Strange

After the first half hour, Doctor Strange somehow ... 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 "le... Read More »

Drawing on the Ideas

Darren Slade was drawn in by Star Trek's physical ... 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

  Thirty-four years ago, Steven Spielberg cre... Read More »

I finally saw Avatar and I’ve rarely been so conflicted.

I finally saw Avatar and I’ve rarely been so conflicted.

Darren Slade has come late to the Avatar party, an... Read More »

Finding Fault With the SF Nitpickers 

Finding Fault With the SF Nitpickers 

  It used to be that if a genre movie didn... Read More »

Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Vincent Price: the actors who defined a genre

Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Vincent Price: the actors who defined a genre

The legacy of Cushing, Lee and Price Read More »

Review: Captain America: Civil War – 147 Minutes of Immense Fun

Review: Captain America: Civil War – 147 Minutes of Immense Fun

DC characters ought to generate more compelling st... Read More »

“Did it come true?”: the Question That Dogs Movies Like Blade Runner, 2001 and Back to the Future II

“Did it come true?”: the Question That Dogs Movies Like Blade Runner, 2001 and Back to the Future II

Inevitably, almost everything “predicted” in movie... Read More »

Pixar and the Triumph of Storytelling

Pixar and the Triumph of Storytelling

Those of us who like genre tales know that the bol... Read More »

Altered states: why we’re suckers for different cuts of the same films

Altered states: why we’re suckers for different cuts of the same films

There's something almost religious about this phen... Read More »

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