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Star Wars and SF cinema: Where would the genre have...

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You think Star Wars ruined the possibility for "legitimate science fiction" to appear on the big screen? Darren Slade suggests that you think again.

How Did Fans of Literary SF React to Star Wars?

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What did "real" fans think of Star Wars in an era "a long time ago..."?

The Trouble With Close Encounters: Why It’s So Frustratingly Close To...

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Here's why Close Encounters of the Third KInd will never be a classic.

Retrospective – Spielberg & Kubrick’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence

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In 2001 I wrote that A.I. was more successful as a fable that as pure SF, a film to be seen and argued over, which in the current climate of mindless special effects dominated action fodder made it easy to over-rate.

Have YOU ever seen FORBIDDEN PLANET?

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Steve revisits one of SF's all-time classic movies!

Retrospective – Stephen King’s Carrie Turns 40

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April 5 marked the 40th anniversary of the original US publication of Stephen King’s first novel, Carrie. Writing that makes me feel old. Not...
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Jurassic Park is 20 – What Went Wrong?

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Jurassic Park opened in the UK 20 years ago this month. A 3D conversion was foisted upon an indifferent a few months ago. Universal...

The Fury – Blu-ray and Expanded Soundtrack

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Those difficult teen years. A time when you have no money, power or influence, and have to spend your day going to school without...