The Outer Limits

Big Brain Aliens

Look at the aliens from This Island Earth. If they are so smart, why are the denizens of Metaluna all such big headed pricks?

Interview with SFWA Grand Master Harlan Ellison®

An exclusive interview with one of the genre’s greats, Harlan Ellison. Influential, ground-breaking, cantankerous, problematic, loyal-to-a-fault and a genius behind the typer, perhaps the most accurate thing one can say is that there is no other like him.

ABSOLUTE ZERO: Cool Sites – Very Cool

Science Fiction Television Gerry Anderson Official Website Fanderson Site Anderson Encycliopedia Neil Gaiman Sings XL5 Theme Song   Irwin Allen Irwin Allen Irwin Allen News Website Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Lost in Space Time Tunnel Land of the Giants Early Anthology Shows Tales of Tomorrow (on Hulu) Science Fiction Theater (Purchase DVDs) […]

Our Ansible is Missing – Intellectual Property Theft in Science Fiction

In 1985, Orson Scott Card published Ender’s Game, a book that relied heavily on the use of a faster-than-light communication system called the Ansible. Card needed the Ansible (or something like it) because through this faster-than-light communications system, his brainy, gifted children were able to destroy the evil Buggers in real time, even though they […]

Richard Matheson Filmography

Richard Matheson captured my imagination with his first story (Born of Man and Woman – SF Hall of Fame Volume 1) and never stopped entertaining and intriguing me; when I learned that some of my favorite films had been based on stories of his (The Incredible Shrinking Man, The Omega Man) I understood why I […]

Rod Serling

Is This the Greatest Era for Horror TV?

While researching my article on this spring’s horror TV debuts, I was struck by the volume of new programs. Six new horror shows joining a field already somewhat dense with genre series felt unusual. I wondered whether there were other periods in televised horror that offered as deep a roster of shows. There were a […]

Mouldy Old History

For a number of years I wrote The Crotchety Old Fan blog.  One of my favorite posts to write was finding new and interesting ways to bring the older works to the attention of new fans.  I’m a strong believer in the value of history.  It has often been said that science fiction is a […]