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The Monster Makers

The spotlight last month fell on the special effec... Read More »

Why Sorcerers Have Long Grizzled Beards

Ever notice that fictional sorcerers always seem t... Read More »

Argo

Metadrama and Science Fiction in Affleck’s Argo

I had given some thought to doing an Oscars recap ... Read More »

Dynamo – Unsuccessful Wooing, Decrees from Rashmon & A Silent, Bearded Man

Dynamo – Unsuccessful Wooing, Decrees from Rashmon & A Silent, Bearded Man

If there’s a recently popularized term that ... Read More »

The Impossibility of Escaping the Palm of Buddha’s Hand

The Impossibility of Escaping the Palm of Buddha’s Hand

"Mortal, you have angered Shaka-sama and now Pigsy... Read More »

KIDS N ZOMBIES

When I was a little kid, three things terrified me... Read More »

The Lost Boys

The Lost Vamps: Bloodthirsty Flicks that Actually Don’t Suck

Vampire flicks have been all the rage since Twilig... Read More »

Ten Totally Illogical Science Fiction Premises

Ten Totally Illogical Science Fiction Premises

Over on my own blog I wrote about eight science fi... Read More »

The Chocolate Teapots of the 21st Century

The Chocolate Teapots of the 21st Century

Looking back at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear dis... Read More »

Cloud Atlas Shrugged – or let the Skyfall

On Monday Skyfall was released on Blu-ray and DVD ... Read More »

SF Weapons 101: An Introduction

Science Fiction from its earliest incarnations has... Read More »

J. J. Abrams | starwars.com

All Your Rebel Base Are Belong to Us: In Defense of J. J. Abrams

(Or, Why Your Beloved Franchise Is About to Become... Read More »

Resident Evil

There are some people who think that a movie based... Read More »

Christopher Nolan’s Inception as Shamanic Psychodrama

A few weeks ago, a friend and I were discussing wh... Read More »

Invasion of the Movie Snatchers

We live in a cinematic age of remakes, reboots and... Read More »

The Rise of the Zombies

The Rise of the Zombies

With zombie rom-com Warm Bodies opening to strong ... Read More »

The Battle of the Paranormal Romance

Now, I’m never one to say a film or TV adaptation ... Read More »

Crackpots, Conspiracies, UFOs and Air War

I have mentioned elsewhere that my participating a... Read More »

Unearthed: Possesion (1981)

Title: Possession (The Night The Screaming Stopped... Read More »

Raptor Rapture

2013 sees the twentieth anniversary of Jurassic Pa... Read More »

Yeah Rite by Michael Penney

One of the things that has always been perfect for... Read More »

A New Generation of Star Wars

A couple of months ago came an announcement that c... Read More »

“I Like Science Fiction, It’s Got Like Giant Robots and Stuff, Right?” Science Fiction’s Self-Esteem Problem Part III: Robots, Reboots and Remakes. How Hollywood Kills Serious Science Fiction

The only time the public pays attention to Science... Read More »

The Speed of Science

Science deals with a lot of high speed phenomena, ... Read More »

Ready When You Are, JJ

They’ve really done it now. It’s over. First Georg... Read More »

What is the Optimal Human Population? Lessons From the Novels of Stephen Baxter

What is the Optimal Human Population? Lessons From the Novels of Stephen Baxter

Are there too many people on the planet? Science f... Read More »

A Conversation about Cheating with My Time Traveling Future Self by Pornsak Pichetshote

A Conversation about Cheating with My Time Traveling Future Self by Pornsak Pichetshote

There are things that titles tell you. A title lik... Read More »

How SFX Can Ruin a Horror Film

It recently struck me how most of the films that, ... Read More »

Classic Science Fiction Science: Outland

The science fiction movie Outland has been describ... Read More »

Hollywood Loves “Remakes.” Sometimes Hardcore Fans Don’t.

The funny thing about movies is that liking or dis... Read More »

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