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'Arrival' Gives Plenty to Ponder, but Possibly Misguides on Alien Purpose

Rich Monetti
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A writer, I am poor. This means I get my Science Fiction Movies free from the library, and Arrival is only a three day loan. No time to watch it twice, this movie requires another viewing, and a two d...

12/1/1967: The Squire Of Gothos

Nick Brown
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My ongoing mission: to watch classic television fifty years after first broadcast... Another week, another red miniskirted yeoman coffee waitress. I didn’t catch her name. Perhaps Kirk knows, perhaps ...

5/1/1967: The Galileo Seven

Nick Brown
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My ongoing mission: to watch classic television fifty years after first broadcast... Back in the studio this week. The Enterprise is delivering medical supplies to Markus 3. En route they discover a n...

'Star Wars The Force Awakens' Put Me to Sleep

Rich Monetti
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When I went to see Star Wars 7 last year, the reviews and commentary on Facebook overwhelmingly positive. Nonetheless, I still entered with a significant degree of restraint given the catastrophe of t...

'The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy' is British Humor at its Driest

Rich Monetti
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I had long seen The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in bookstores, but it seemed too long to read and the title too eclectic to classify as comedy or science fiction. 109 minutes of DVD I could handl...

Await Further Instructions

Roger Crow
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Christmas. What could be more enjoyable than getting the family together, having dinner, then crashing out in front of the TV? However, for those featured in new movie Await Further Instructions, this...

The Woman Conquering Space

Roger Crow
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Across the Pond, Gale Anne Hurd and Kathleen Kennedy have become two of the most powerful women in Hollywood after years of hard graft on respective projects such as Aliens, The Walking Dead and the r...

FRACKERS

Bennett Litwin
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One premise/motif of our feature film FRACKERS is that every being in the universe is a light being. As Einstein famously figured, "No energy is created or destroyed". We in turn came up with the idea that our light, the light that is us, is also eternal. This fun premise for a film does consider that even our eternal energy might change form, as light can be be both particles and waves, so can our energy break-down from waves into less desirable particles, not to be judgmental. The film is a co...

Iconic Sci-Fi Film Directors

Eddie Wong
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The best sci-fi film directors are experts in visual storytelling. Regardless of how crazy and seemingly improbable it is to realize a sci-fi story onto the big screen, they will strive to make things...

A Clockwork Orange Can Teach Us Something About Partisan Politics In America

Rich Monetti
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My first viewing of A Clockwork Orange 30 years ago left me lost on the message. A hardened criminal receives the opportunity for a quick, psychologically based reform, but the dehumanizing treatment ...

Star Trek: The Motion Picture Searches for the Original Series and Finds It

Rich Monetti
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I was so into Star Trek as a kid – and the tragedy of lasting only 79 episodes – that I used to dream my own original episodes in REM sleep. Always awakened to the disappointment that the nocturnal ad...

Nightmarish Monsters in Science Fiction (Inspired by Lovecraft)

Anthony Gramuglia
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Many consider HP Lovecraft to be one of the greatest horror writers, despite the fact that many people are only familiar with his works because someone posted a pic of Cthulhu on Reddit once. When Lov...

Star Trek's Finest Federation Starships

Scott Snowden
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The newest incarnation of Star Trek is, apparently, about to start filming anytime now. Called Star Trek: Discovery, little is known about the show. However, a teaser trailer from the San Diego Comic-...

Lessons from The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror

Erica McCrystal
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The social commentary and criticism found across episodes of The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror invite viewers to self-reflect on their own social judgments. In particular, The Twilight Zone’s “The Ey...

Coolest 'Star Trek' Starships

Stephen Hamilton
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Since the inception of the original show in the 1960s by Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek has become a fabric of sci-fi pop culture, with millions of devoted Trekkies. Many have tuned in to the TV shows and movies that have followed to follow the Enterprise and the crew’s missions in space, the final frontier, and go where no man has gone before. The characters are memorable, the moments are unforgettable, its diehard fans speak the language of Klingon, and the technology, for how it was made 50 year...

Worst Pets In Science Fiction

Daniel N.
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Let's take a look at some of the worst pets in science fiction, shall we? From Doctor Who's K-9 to Cowboy Bebop's Ein, the science fiction genre has a great history of fantastically imaginative and co...