When asked to explain why I chose “The Artful Collector” as my byline, and what I mean by that play on words, I always respond “because there’s an “art” to collecting, whether it’s Art that you collect, or not.” And by “artful,” I mean shrewdness is going to be needed, for success in collecting. Since […]
Captain Future; female heroes in space; three black holes colliding; FTL being taken seriously, Dan Simmons screed; Elon Musk builds a silo; Kay Tarrant, George Lucas, Greta Thunberg, Boston Dynamics, Spider-Man and, believe it or not – more!
Steve gets really retro this week, with a review of the 1937 movie King Solomon’s Mines. Does he dig up diamonds or dirt? Read and find out!
Disney seems to be respectfully expanding the Star Wars universe, but will it succumb to the corporate dark side?
It’s been exactly four years since the last time the world was supposed to end. Catch up with all the best end of the world theories here!
What better way for Marvel and Disney to work together than making comics based around Disney Park attractions?
Pulp inspired Star Wars and then, Star Wars inspired pulp!
The tuition for becoming a Jedi Master may not be as expensive as you thought. And now, that long gap between each new episodes just might be a little more tolerable.
Zombies are no longer confined to the sandbox known as horror. They have found their way into science fiction and fantasy.
TommorowLand started with a hidden chest that contained a copy of Amazing Stories (August, 1928) and now Samantha tells us it looks AMAZING! Could there be any connection?
Can you take a pill for superhero movie fatigue?
Surprising to find a television show that has so many villains, a Top Ten list is needed to keep them all straight!
Steve looks at a Japanese anime film by master storyteller and animator Hayao Miyazaki.
Once upon a time there is Once Upon A Time
The episode entitled Smash the Mirror finally saw the Snowqueen truly step up and show her evil
Angelina Jolie is an evil witch! (Think Brad knows?)
The Disney animated series Phineas and Ferb finally answers a lot of questions about the original Star Wars story in the aptly titled special, Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars.
Steve revisits one of SF’s all-time classic movies!
Alexei Panshin is a well-known critic/reviewer of Heinlein and his works
All was well until Lucas sold to Disney
…and finally, the cast of Star Wars VII. Unsurprisingly, Princess Leia is identified herein as Leia Solo.
What do NASA, Werner von Braun and Walt Disney all have in common? Assisting at the birth of the plastic spaceship model kit!
Retro starships from artist Edward Rowles’ website starships.com
Robots are supposed to follow three laws that will maintain their loyalty to humanity. But as we all know, even a bunch of nuts and bolts can go bad. So let’s take a look at some of the bad robots we’ve grown to love.
Another summer of cinematic wilderness is drawing to a close and I owe you all a big apology. Why? Because I am responsible for the terrible state of mainstream American cinema today.
I don’t want to destroy the damsel in distress. I don’t want to destroy the sleeping beauty. Or the femme fatale. Or the pollyanna. Or the ditz. Or the girl next door. I watch attempts to ban them warily, though I know the intentions behind the act are good. I know we’re tired of these […]
The latest Tom Cruise vehicle – Oblivion – has hit the theaters outside the US and is apparently doing fairly well – at the Box Office. It’s also doing fairly well as a punching bag for critics who are a bit more familiar with SF in print and film than the average, already generating the […]
This week I’m fighting my way past drunken skateboarders and striking cab drivers to get a peek at the latest security and surveillance gadgets the world has to offer. I’ve already spoken with some developers that have a security robot that will be strutting its mechanical stuff. The promise of new technology is exciting and […]
With the release of the new movie OZ: The Great and Powerful this weekend, the world created by L. Frank Baum back in 1900 is getting a fresh look. Revisiting a classic is always a good thing, but with The Wizard of Oz, this can also be a dangerous undertaking. The problem is, of course, the […]
Reading Michael D. Sellers’ fascinating book, John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood, we learn all the reasons why John Carter, Disney’s film version of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars, failed at the box office. This extensively researched volume finds there was a perfect storm of incompetence on the part of just about everyone involved […]