Category Archives: Movies

Sunday Cinema: Gamera (1965)

I’m not gonna lie. As giant monsters go, a radioactive turtle is probably the Kaiju version of a nerd. Even so, that didn’t stop Gamera from warming the cold lump of coal I call a heart…

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Catching Up on SciFi Movies (Part 28): Snowpiercer / World War Z / X-Men: Days of Future Past

Continuing a trend tailor-made for the Twitter generation, here are my quick takes on a few recently-watched genre-related films.

My brief thoughts follow…
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[Friday YouTube] Meet Summer Glau’s New Co-Star: Jeff, a 10′ Tall Robot & Hollywood Actor

Pretty much all you need to know here is Summer Glau and Big Robot.

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The Star Wars Christmas Light Show

Do the words “Star Wars Holiday Special” cause you to flee in terror? Good, they should. But to help you recover from the horror that was inflicted on the world during the holidays of 1978, here’s an incredible Chirstmas light show set to that classic Christmas music that runs through all 6 films.


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[GUEST POST] Catherine Lundoff on LGBT Science Fiction and Fantasy 2000-2010 (Part 2)


Catherine Lundoff lives in Minneapolis with her wife, two cats and a huge number of unfinished projects. She writes, edits, toils in IT and is currently on the brink of a grand new adventure. Follow her on Twitter at @clundoff or via her website at www.catherinelundoff.com.

LGBT Science Fiction and Fantasy 2000-2010 (Part 2)

by Catherine Lundoff

(NOTE: This is a continuation of Part 1 – please start there for other LGBT SFF books and stories from this decade. It will hopefully ensure that this half makes sense.)

There were also a number of LGBT imprints that published LGBT SFF in the 2000s. Harrington Park Press, an imprint of the nonfiction press Haworth Press, published Katherine Forrest’s lesbian science fiction novel Daughters of an Emerald Dusk (2005), the dark fantasy anthology Shadows of the Night, edited by Greg Herren (2004) and Tom Bacchus’ gay dystopian science fiction novel Q-FAQ (2007), as well as two multi-genre journals which published gay and lesbian short fiction.
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SHORT FILMS: BlackGuard I & II – Sci-fi Cyber Noir

BlackGuard and BlackGuard II are a pair of Sci-fi Cyber Noir short films.

In Blackguard, agents of a clandestine agency must apprehend a rebel who isn’t what she seems.

In Blackguard II, a pair of telepathic law enforcement begrudgingly investigate a typical equipment malfunction.

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TRAILER PARK: Mad Max – Fury Road, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell, Inside Out

It’s time for another run to the Trailer Park so get your popcorn and roll the top down!
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Friday YouTube: Indiana Jones and the Annoying Spherical Droid

Pretty much what it says…

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[GUEST POST] Catherine Lundoff on LGBT Science Fiction and Fantasy 2000-2010 (Part 1)


Catherine Lundoff lives in Minneapolis with her wife, two cats and a huge number of unfinished projects. She writes, edits, toils in IT and is currently on the brink of a grand new adventure. Follow her on Twitter at @clundoff or via her website at www.catherinelundoff.com.

LGBT Science Fiction and Fantasy 2000-2010 (Part 1)

by Catherine Lundoff

The dawn of the 21st century brought massive changes to the publishing industry, fueled in part by a surge in epublishing. More efficient and portable e-readers enabled readers to access an increasing number of ebook publications, fueling ebook sales. Larger print publishers, many of which were unprepared for the shift, responded by consolidating or closing their doors. There were additional impacts to brick-and-mortar stores as well as to print distribution of books and magazines. Many authors responded to these changes by releasing their own books in a variety of formats, sometimes by starting their own small and medium-sized presses.

Alongside the shifting landscape of publishing, there were significant changes in the visibility and legal status of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. LGBT people and their allies pushed for, and in many cases, won recognition of their relationships, equal employment protection, the opportunity to serve openly in the military and other opportunities that they had been heretofore barred from. This increased visibility was reflected in science fiction and fantasy fandom as well as published works, genre TV, comics and elsewhere.
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Everything Wrong With “V For Vendetta” in 11 Minutes or Less

Yes, it’s true…even movies we love are not immune to the forces of logic…

Damn you, logic!!!

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SUNDAY CINEMA: Ghost Patrol (1936) – A Science Fiction Western From the Golden Age

While not cited as the first science fiction western — that feather belongs in the cap of 1935’s The Phantom EmpireGhost Patrol from 1936 comes awfully close.

In Ghost Patrol, a group of criminals use a scientist’s mysterious death ray machine to blow airplanes out of the sky.

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The Trailer for the Next Terminator Film is Here

The trailer for the next film in the Terminator franchise — Terminator Genisys has been released. Arnie is back, just like he said he would be. So are other Terminators, models old and new.

Check it out after the jump.

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Short Film: Ambition

Lest we forget how astounding a feat the milestone of this month’s Rosetta Mission was…there’s this short film to remind us. Cool stuff indeeed…

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The Very First Trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – “The Force Awakens” is Here!

I know I said I wasn’t gonna get excited about the new Star Wars…but seeing this first trailer for The Force Awakens makes me giddy with anticipation of what this could be given the new writers and director, better computer graphics and more modern film making techniques.

What do you think?

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#BestMashupEver: Batman vs. Darth Vader

Of all the mashups I’ve seen, this is a pretty damn good one. Epic, even. Watch and tell me I’m wrong.

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Sunday Cinema: Panic in Year Zero!

Ray Milland directed and stars in Panic in Year Zero!, a 1962 post-apocalyptic SciFi film in which a family survives a thermonuclear war. Like you do. The film also features Jean Hagen, Frankie Avalon (!) and Joan Freeman.

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Short Film: “Nebula”

In Nebula, a girl befriends a magical creature…

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Friday YouTube: An Analysis of Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”

Here’s an analysis of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey…from the perspective of an alien.

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Short Film: “I.R.I.S.” – When AI Attacks

I.R.I.S. is a short film about a near-future artificial intelligence that decides it doesn’t wanna play nice anymore…

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Short Film: Circuit


Here’s a short film called Circuit that perhaps runs with its central idea (an electrician that gets trapped in a looping room) a little too long, but is nonetheless clever…

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