October is Meteor Month; skull & bones sugar lumps, black hole may be orbiting our sun, space rocks may be spying on the Earth, Sandford calls for change of name to Clarke Award, Venkman says dogs and cats are living together, reading SF may not make you stupid after all and lots more stuff of biblical proportions this week in Amazing News
Tod Browning’s adaptation of A Merritt’s Burn, Witch Burn! was less faithful to the source material than a Mexican film based on the same material, but was technically a much better film.
References to some recent articles in Amazing Stories for Spanish speaking readers.
On the 90th anniversary of the film’s release, Ivan Mendizabal analyzes the history and politics of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.
This week, Steve travels back to Ancient Egypt with Boris Karloff as “The Mummy.” No CGI, but scarier than Brendan Fraser’s “Mummy”!
So what’s the difference between a robot, an android (or droid), and a cyborg?
Steve reviews X-Men: Days of Future Past, and finds it good.
Boris Karloff made ‘terror’ films. Not horror films.
The top ten villains to grace the screen.
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.
The library of Alexandria was the largest and most comprehensive repository of knowledge in the ancient world. In 46 AD (according to some sources) it burned. Countless scrolls went up in flames, in some cases the only copies of famous texts were lost to history. The destruction of the library at Alexamdria is considered to […]
Warning: Minor Man of Steel spoilers follow. In all fairness, Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel is a beautiful movie. It’s the kind of thing you’d expect from a “New 52”-era DC Comics adaptation: loads of fun, generally on par with Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, light-years beyond lesser attempts like Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern (2011), and […]
It’s one of Science Fiction’s classic tropes and has been responsible for some of the most beloved characters in the genre — robots. Robots are almost pure design personified. The whole concept of a robot is a manufactured man, woman or creature. Everything about it has to be thought up and drawn out or sculpted. […]
Intelligent robots have been part of the SciFi lexicon since before Fritz Lang’s seminal file Metropolis. While it’s fun to imagine what the world would be like with intelligent machines, the sad truth is that “strong” Artificial Intelligence (AI) will probably never happen. I recently read an interview in The New York Time Magazine recently […]