Ira Nayman makes the argument that cosplayers should be accepted as fans as much as anybody else…but, really, it’s just an excuse to share photos of cosplayers he took at the 2016 Toronto Fan Expo. Shh…
Taral Wayne remembers the excitement of watching the first episode of Star Trek air fifty years ago.
Thirty-four years ago, Steven Spielberg created the just-about perfect family movie in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. So his reunion with that film’s screenwriter, Melissa Mathison, should have been something to cherish. But for the first hour of The BFG, I watched in bafflement, amazed that this writer-director partnership could have created something so lifeless. And […]
Taking a look at Lester Del Rey’s theory of a 12 year boom and bust cycle for science fiction, 36 years on.
The first use of a computer assisted visual element in a major motion picture happened in 1973 with the movie Westworld.
What other trilogy has brought back the original actors, playing the same parts, 40 years on?
Best buddies in space.
So. Ya wanna be Darth Vader?
if I had been privileged to see this movie as an impressionable teenager, I would have been profoundly in love with Rey.
highlights from last month en espanol.
Pulp inspired Star Wars and then, Star Wars inspired pulp!
Tanya tells it like it is – in spanish!
Space Station Happy New Year. “May the force be with you.”
Mark it on your (NEW) calendar: 2016 has begun!
Enjoy! And may the force be with you in the new year 2016.
“Three to beam up”. To compare Star Trek with ISS here, I need to stretch a bit.
Where do Sailor Moon, Wonder Woman, Cat Woman, Batman, Boba Fett, the Borg, and Captain Jack Sparrow hang out?
No. You haven’t seen enough Star Wars yet
The Tattooed Duchess by Victor Gischler is the follow-up to Ink Mage. The action is just as fast, the characters are just as colorful, and the violence is just as stabby.
Crossplay: who says Captain America has to be a guy? Who says that only girls can dress up as Black Widow?
Gestapo Mars by Victor Gischler is the quintessential example of a guilty pleasure. You might feel a little guilty afterwards, but you’ll be anxiously awaiting a sequel.
Allowing the unconscious to express itself, surrealism resolves the contradictory realms of dream and reality
Exultant is The Dam Busters in space, or Star Wars stripped of its mythopoetic resonances and bolstered by hard physics.
Sir Christopher Lee 1922-2015
Warning: The story recommended in this review contains satire that may cause indigestion in some readers, particularly those who are currently afflicted with Puppy Mania.
Sometimes the medium the message is delivered through can drastically alter the experience.
It seems that all good fantasy artists head for Hollywood
Is there a conspiracy?
What did “real” fans think of Star Wars in an era “a long time ago…”?
A survey of depictions of black holes in spanish SF, with a bit about SF’s contributions to the visualization of cosmological chaos