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The Emmys Love Sci-Fi

The list of nominations for 2007 Emmy Awards has been released. And — none too surprisingly, given the surplus of sci-fi on television nowadays — there’s a lot of recognition of the genre….

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SF Is Dead, Long Live Science

Over at Discover Magazine, the improbably named Bruno Maddox has written a fantastic and doubtlessly contentious article on the obsolescence of science fiction as a delivery system for big, world-changing ideas. It’s the kind of article that you can love…

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Robbie the Robot: The Alarm Clock

I have always loved Robbie the Robot, plucky mechanical star of Forbidden Planet and The Invisible Boy. He’s everything a robot should be: courageous, loyal, retro-futuristic and somewhat bumbling. Unless someone finally invents a promiscuously-programmed Marilyn Monrobot, Robbie is forever…

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80 Years of Robots in Hollywood

To celebrate the anniversary of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, Time Magazine has thrown online an overview of the past 80 years in Hollywood robots. It’s a fun read, subtly walking us through the evolution of robots in cinema, not just aesthetically,…

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Mummify The Mummy 3

On this grim, pouring-rain morning in Manhattan, I just read in Cinematical that actress Rachel Weisz and director Stephen Sommers won’t return for The Mummy 3.  Now, replacing Weisz with Maria Bello isn’t a bad move.  I liked her…

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Old School: Ace In The Hole Unearthed

Sometimes, you gotta go old school.  That’s because director Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Hole hasn’t been seen by many for over 50 years.  In other words, you have to know the back-in-the-day history to understand the future of…

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Clips: Star Trek Adventure at Universal Studios

In the early 90’s, Universal Studios — in collaboration with Paramount Pictures — undertook a bold experiment: could you make millions by offering pasty, sunken-chinned sci-fi dorks the opportunity to play Kirk and Spock in an embarrassing blue-screen Star…

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Camp Classics: Asylum Part 1

About the Movie The latest selection of our Horror Camp Classics is 1972’s Asylum.  We’re posting it here in episode form — 12 episodes in all. The story: A young psychiatrist interviewing at a mental asylum must figure out…

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Quirky Classic! Harry Potter’s Luna Lovegood

Todd posted a comment the other day, a forceful statement declaring that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the weakest of the Harry Potter books.  But this is the Rowling tome in which the quirky, alt-Hermione…

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Box Office Numbers of the Beast: Horror Wilts in the Heat

This happy fellow scored pretty well in his second week at the top of the box office charts, though not the tippy top, as that was reserved for a shameful comedy.  We bring him up to illustrate a point about…

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