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“THE POWER”—THREE MOVIES ABOUT POWERS

This week, Steve examines how differently powers, like telekinesis, can be handled by Hollywood. Some movies do it well, and some less well.

Marvel Comics “Worlds Unknown” of Known Science Fiction, or: A Good...

What’s not to like? You got your alien monster, your alien ruins, your sophisticated space science gizmos, your overall 1950s retro look and art style. Perfect. Exactly what I want in SF comic art, or “graphic art” as they say nowadays.

The Sounds of Science Fiction

The ur sounds of science fiction

Review: Try to Remember by Frank Herbert

Try to Remember by Frank Herbert is a fitting finale to the 1969 edition Best of Amazing anthology and a fitting story to represent what is best about Amazing Stories. First published in the October 1961 issue, the novella is one of those stories that makes the reader think.

The Quatermass Xperiment – Revisited

In this post I'll look at The Quatermass Xperiment, and next week consider the follow-up, Quatermass 2.

Unknown Worlds Unknown

A long time ago, in a comic book far, far away...

Bad Robots

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.

Don’t Quote Me on This, But…

Quoting lines from science fiction can be expected amongst the members of fandom. But getting it right is vital to your nerd credibility.

What Does the Music of the Future Sound Like?

When I was a kid, I saw a cheezy science fiction B movie wherein someone was playing an instrument that looked like a small...

Hollywood loves “remakes.” Sometimes Hardcore Fans Don’t

The funny thing about movies is that liking or disliking them can become as political a process as anything else.  In fact, sometimes I...