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Tuesday, July 15 2014

Mysterious Aliens and Inscrutable Humans: ‘Under The Skin’

The simple yet transformative hat-trick of Under the Skin is that it is the humans who are alien.


Monday, February 17 2014

White Jumpsuits, Catsuited Babes, Pornstaches and Other Joys of ‘70s Sci-Fi Television

As the idealism of the ‘60s congealed into the malaise of the ‘70s, TV offered us small bands of forlorn humans in tight suits, roaming the stars. These are the “the starlost shows”.


Tuesday, February 4 2014

The Future Is Always Now: ‘21st Century Science Fiction’

Science fiction was never really about predicting the future so much as it was extrapolating and speculating on possible futures.


Wednesday, January 30 2013

The Beatification of Philip K. Dick

Fueled by his science fiction work, by his mystical aura and his growing legend, the cult of Philip K. Dick continues to expand.


Monday, September 17 2012

Aliens and the Women Who Love Them

If there’s one thing the alien film does well, it’s the introduction of an outsider to provide an inside glimpse at the human condition. What often gets knocked off the wayside is a myriad of underlying issues, including the continued questionable portrayal of women and, more broadly, their social status and treatment.


Tuesday, May 29 2012

The 10 Greatest Aspects of the ‘Star Wars’ Franchise

Everyone's favorite space opera turns 35 this week. Here are 10 reasons why we still love this adventure from long ago, in a galaxy far, far away.


Monday, August 15 2011

‘Stargate Atlantis: Complete Series (Blu-ray)’: Action-Packed Entertainment

The five seasons of Stargate Atlantis provide action-packed entertainment on a consistent basis.


Wednesday, August 10 2011

The 10 Greatest Sci-Fi Film Comedies of All Time

With today's release of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Paul on DVD, we thought this was the perfect time to run down our choices for the funniest future shock sci-fi genre films of all time.


Wednesday, August 3 2011

The 10 Worst Sci-Fi Films of All Time

Intelligent? Forward Thinking? Epic? Not these 10 Sci-Fi Titles, a collection of speculative crap that is more fetid schlock than future shock.


Wednesday, July 13 2011

‘Damnation Alley’ Is Best Viewed With a Few Pals and a Few Drinks

This by-the-numbers story straddles the line between legitimate drama and all-out silliness.


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