Nightflyers (Syfy) First Look – Trailer

If I can be honest for a moment: While the idea of a channel dedicated to science fiction is a great idea, SyFy is shockingly lame. For a start, what does ‘SyFy’ even mean (other than a uber-pretentious and dumb way of spelling ‘SciFi.’ that is)? But let’s for a moment look beyond the general […]

Something Wicked This Way Comes Comes Again!

Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) “By the pricking of my thumb, something wicked this way comes.” –Macbeth A few hours ago I was re-linking my movies in iTunes (for some reason iTunes linkages break sometime, though I have suspicions why it happens) when I noticed Jack Clayton’s movie of Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way […]

Reinterpreting Disney’s The Black Hole

A lot of critics attack Disney’s 1979 sci-fi blockbuster The Black Hole on the basis of science.  And while one level that’s understandable, it’s not terribly fair.  For instance one critic called foul on the black hole being visible. And while it’s true that according to science they cannot be seen–you don’t see the black […]

Starcrash

Some may consider the image circled in red as ‘stealing’ – it’s the front section of an Eagle transporter, from Gerry Anderson’s “Space: 1999″ – which from a certain perspective is understandable. Though, if you look even closer, there’s innovation involved. When you’re working with a limited budget, sometimes necessity is the mother of invention. […]