Tag Archives: Science fiction

Saturday Matinee: Virtual Nightmare

“Virtual Nightmare” (2000) is an Australian television film adaptation of the 1955 science fiction short novel by Frederik Pohl. It was directed by Michael Pattinson and written by Dan Mazur and David Tausik (who two years earlier collaborated for a … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Star Trek Acid Party

"Star Trek: Acid Party." My droogs, this is a most excellent piece of hallucinogenic pop culture mixology: a 40-minute tripification of ST:TNG, featuring 90s electronica, Pink Floyd refs, wild FX, and fart jokes. Smart, funny, disturbing, funky, cosmic. https://t.co/21JgY50AGQ pic.twitter.com/43Y38NuIU2 … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Dark Star

“Dark Star” (1974) is a science fiction comedy directed and produced by John Carpenter and co-written with Dan O’Bannon. The film originated as a USC film project from 1970 to 1972 and expanded to a feature length project in 1974. … Continue reading

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Tears in Rain: ‘Blade Runner’ and Philip K. Dick’s Legacy in Film

Blade Runner, and the work of Philip K. Dick, continues to find its way into our cinemas and minds. How did the visions of a paranoid loner become the most relevant science fiction of our time? By Sean Bell Source: … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

“Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1978) is a science fiction horror film directed by Philip Kaufman (The Wanderers), with a screenplay by W.D. Richter (dir. Buckaroo Banzai) and starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Veronica Cartwright, Jeff Goldblum and Leonard Nimoy. … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai

No Matter Where You Go, Here It Is By Peter Sobczynski Source: RogerEbert.com Practically from the moment that I first saw it at the age of 13 during its very brief run at the long-defunct Golf Mill Theaters (thanks for … Continue reading

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Dystopia Isn’t Sci-Fi—for Me, It’s the American Reality

By Cadwell Turnbull Source: Wired Imagine a city where a group of people have managed against all odds to carve out prosperity for themselves, at least for a little while. These people used to be owned by other people. Now, … Continue reading

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Why We Need Dystopian Fiction Now More Than Ever

By August Cole and P.W. Singer Source: Slate It hits you every so often. When you when you tug on a face mask to go pick up food for your family. When you witness the powerless suffer casual violence by … Continue reading

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