Deeper and more complete than your average sci-fi saga, the Award Winning Planet of the Apes series has proven its longevity with its challenging metaphor, science and philosophy. Open Court's new book explores this challenge with flawed aplomb.
Every staid situation needs shaking up, none more so that the labored Hollywood studio system. The titles chosen for this section stand out as reasons why things had to change, the results of those seismic stylistic shifts.
The serious Science Fiction film genre is dead or at least on cinematic life support. As the new millennial marches forward, and an omnipresent production paradigm that substitutes spectacle for smarts, futurist filmmaking is definitely gasping for breath.