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How 'Star Wars' Changed the Paradigm

Neal Ulen
in Entertainment

Hot on the heels of Star Wars' 40th anniversary, it's an opportune time to look back on the ripple effect . . . nay, scratch that . . . the tsunami effect it had on cinema history, and how it propelle...

The Sound of Tomorrow

Matthew Kresal
in Entertainment

Though best known for their prolific output of audio dramas based on the long-running BBC series Doctor Who, the British company Big Finish Productions has been branching out for several years now. On...

A Space Ship Does Not Blow Up on Page Three

T.K. Boomer
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Every science fiction writer has something that drives him or her. For many, if not most writers, this is the need to pen a story and have it read, usually by means of publication. A quick visit to th...

George Clooney Brings Us and Science Fiction Down to Earth in 'Gravity'

Rich Monetti
in Entertainment

The relatively factual science fiction movie Gravity opens by setting us at ease in the care of Hollywood’s most reassuring leading man. Light on his feet as ever in the 2013 film written and directed...

Review of Twin Peaks: The Return 1.1-2

Paul Levinson
in Entertainment

Twin Peaks was back -- hence also known as Twin Peaks: The Return -- Sunday night with the two first episodes of some new seasons on Showtime. I enjoyed it. But -- well, it's a strange and tough narra...

Review of 12 Monkeys 3.8-10

Paul Levinson
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The concluding three episodes of the penultimate season 3 of 12 Monkeys on the SyFy Channel last night -- soon to be rebranded in all caps -- was as good as the first seven, which is to say, superb in...

The Science Fiction of Rollerball Is Nothing Compared to the Facts of Real Life Control

Rich Monetti
in Entertainment

If you’ve never seen Rollerball, stop what you’re doing and dial up the DVD for this 1975 Science Fiction Movie classic. Set in the year 2024, this dystopia puts Bread and Circuses on a violent whirlw...

Rewatching... Doctor Who: The Evil Of The Daleks - Part 1

Nick Brown
in Entertainment

Saturday 20 May 1967 "The Doctor is notoriously unpunctual." ​I love this episode. I like most episode ones in fact. I like the way they draw you in, especially if there's a good mystery to start the ...

Review of 12 Monkeys 3.5-7

Paul Levinson
in Entertainment

A superb, punching, philosophic triad of episodes 3.5-7 of 12 Monkeys last night, with Jennifer's most memorable line coming in 1953, "a thing for Asimov". This has almost nothing to do with the story...

Review of 12 Monkeys 3.1-4

Paul Levinson
in Entertainment

12 Monkeys returned Friday night with the first four episodes of its third season, and they were superb indeed -- in fact, I'd say the best episodes in the series so far. As usual, Jennifer has the be...

Review of Frequency Epilogue

Paul Levinson
in Entertainment

Frequency -- the CW time-travel series, based on one of the best time-travel movies of all time -- was unceremoniously cancelled a few weeks ago. Truthfully, the series had a lot of flaws, and probabl...

Rewatching... Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones - Part 6

Nick Brown
in Entertainment

Saturday 13 May 1967 There was an article in the paper yesterday describing how a man had written to Gatwick airport because he was worried about flying in case he got miniaturised. Perhaps it was ton...

New 'Star Trek: Discovery' Trailer Is Released

Anthony Gramuglia
in Entertainment

Over fifty years, Star Trek has entertained science fiction fans the world over, and it looks like now, with the release of the new Star Trek: Discovery trailer, fans of the Starship Enterprise will have more adventures on the final frontier. Taking place 10 years before the USS Enterprise set off with Captain Kirk, Spock, Bones, and Uhura, Star Trek: Discovery tells the tale of two star ships: the USS Shenzhou, led by Captain Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) and the USS Discovery, led by Captain Lorca ...

Richard Hatch Turned One Season of 'Battlestar Galactica' into a Lifetime

Rich Monetti
in Entertainment

In 1978, Battlestar Galactica ran one season and 26 episodes. While quickly fading into oblivion off all the publicity it received as a Star Wars rip off, core fans never forgot it, and the show’s sta...

Who Are the Steely-Eyed Men of Sci-Fi?

David Latchman
in Entertainment

The term steely-eyed missile man is a complementary term rooted in NASA's Apollo history when flight controller John Aaron's quick thinking saved the Apollo 12 mission from disaster. It refers to an e...

'UFO and Outer Space' Comic Book

Edward German
in Entertainment

When I was growing up in the 70's, I did read a variety of comic books. Everything from the super hero to TV and movie tie-ins, and anthology series. One anthology series stood out and was a favorite ...