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The best science fiction movies from every decade.

Bizarre 1970s Sci-Fi Movies

Miranda O'Conner
in Buyer’s Guide

Sci-fi seems to evolve with every passing year, thanks in part to our understanding of science, the development of our culture, and our special effects capabilities. However, during the 1970s, something happened. I don't know what. All I know is that between the late 60s (Planet of the Apes, 2001 A Space Odyssey) and late 70s (Star Wars, Alien) sci-fi got weird. Not just a little weird, either. Bizarre. Strange. Outlandish visuals and crazy concepts that ranged from silly to unsettling. The biza...

Why 'Star Wars' Is My History

Christina St-Jean
in Culture

I was only 4 when the original Star Wars movie bowed in theaters on May 25, 1977, and so, I don't really have a solid memory of seeing it. I do, however, remember watching it several times over on recording over the years, and becoming more eagerly involved in the entire saga as I grew with it. I remember feeling utterly gutted when in Empire Strikes Back, Han Solo disappeared into the carbon freezing chamber, looking so anguished as he tried to capture Leia's face in his memory, fighting to kee...

A Space Ship Does Not Blow Up on Page Three

T.K. Boomer
in Entertainment

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Dune and Oil – The Real World Influence Behind Frank Herbert's Dune

Anthony Gramuglia
in Culture

Arrakis. Dune. Desert planet. With these words, Frank Herbert introduced readers to the far-off reaches of his fictional universe in his seminal science fiction novel Dune. The world features alien co...

Star Trek Was Dead In the Water Until JJ Abrams Saved the Franchise

Rich Monetti
in Entertainment

This the third article I’ve written in defense of JJ Abrams Star Trek, it’s really becoming quite a quest with me. I can’t seem to help it. I just hope Star Trek 4 is better than the last one. So let’...

The Guardians of the Galaxy - Superheroes or Space Opera?

M Alan Kazlev
in Entertainment

Watching Guardians of the Galaxy 2 leaves me in no doubt that this is a new space opera in the making. And if the sequel doesn't have the classic mythic mcguffin story arc of the first (where the infi...

Star Trek Beyond Gets a Very Late Start

Rich Monetti
in Entertainment

At 5:55 pm on Saturday afternoon, Chris Pine did another of his mid-air, hands on transporter rescues and delivers Star Trek the way JJ Abrams has envisioned. The moment also showered pride on Gene Ro...

The Matrix and Gnosticism

M Alan Kazlev
in Culture

The Walchowski's Matrix Trilogy stands out as one of the classics of modern sci-fi storytelling. Not only does it powerfully present the hero's journey in a similar manner to other epic tales like Lor...

Best Sci-Fi Book to Movie Adaptations

Eddie Wong
in Buyer’s Guide

“The book was better than the movie” is a common phrase every movie goer has heard when viewing book to movie adaptations. Yet that isn't always true. Sometimes, when a book is transformed to the screen, the moments you had to conjure up with your imagination are brought to life right before your eyes. Those monsters, characters and epic action scenes are even more intense and entertaining. Sci-fi book to movie adaptations are a popular evolution in the genre and allows the fans of the greatest ...

The Uncut Godzilla 1954 Japanese Version is an "A Movie" with Bite

Rich Monetti
in Entertainment

On Facebook, there are a number of groups dedicated to the love of Godzilla. So when I posted my article claiming how much I like Godzilla 1998 with Matthew Broderick, you can only imagine the pushbac...

Global Energy Independence Doesn’t Change the World in Moon

Rich Monetti
in Entertainment

Moon with Sam Rockwell shows us a world where universal energy independence has been achieved by the implementation of cold fusion on a global scale. That should pretty much do it - no more war, hunge...

The Star King

Michael Perlin
in Entertainment

Did an Extraterrestrial take the throne in Ancient Egypt during the 18th Dynasty?