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Danny Boyle’s Sunshine Inspired by 2001, Alien, Solaris

One of the science-fiction films I’m looking forward most to seeing is Danny Boyle’s upcoming Sunshine. We’ll leave aside it’s ridiculous plot: the sun dies out and man’s last hope is to throw a nuke into the embers. Danny Boyle’s…

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Steampunk: Science-Fiction Applied Retroactively

Over at my other gig, Wired, an interview I conducted with Jake von Slatt, a steampunk mechanical artist and hacker, has gone online. Jake Von Slatt is pretty much the king of the steampunk hackers out there today, building wonderful…

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An Extended Stay in Room 1408

We don’t shy away from the fearless predictions, no sir.  After the rave reviews 1408 received last week, and the poor ones it’s more family-oriented competition got – the critics just said No(ah) – we say 1408 should do more…

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Reinventing the Batsuit for the Modern Era

When costume designer Bob Ringwood set out to design the Batsuit, he started from scratch. “I had never even read a Batman comic,” Ringwood said. “So I went out and bought about 200 of them from all the different…

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The Mother of All Spoilers

Warning, if you value the unknown.  If "surprise" has any meaning to you, then whatever you do, do not click the link that leads to the doorway behind this entry.  Do not click below!…

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Come Out Of The Closet, Repressed Transformers Lovers

The shameful stigma of the Transformers enthusiast is something I have psychosomatically felt crawling over my skin, making me feel filthy under the eyes of my friends….

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Examining Contemporary Political Issues Through The Filter of SF

Gareth McLean of the Guardian Unlimited has posted a thought-provoking article on the renaissance of science-fiction in Hollywood and on television lately. Why has it become so de rigeur, when science-fiction has historically been the domain of Star Trek…

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Fantasia Schedule Finally Up!

In case you haven’t looked at a calender lately, July is just around the corner and for me that can only mean one thing: It’s time to trek on up to Montreal for the Fantasia Film Festival!  North America’s…

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Camp Classics: Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster

About the Movie Adding to our Horror Camp Classic Series, we are proud to introduce Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster. Posted above is the first episode, the remaining episodes are live here. The story: When a war on Mars…

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From Lord of the Flies to Chucky, the Kids are Rotten

“I think we should wait and see what happens with the Ritalin.” – Regan’s doctor in the original Exorcist Todd’s post on It’s Alive has me thinking about children – in particular, what makes them scary (both in real…

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