Science Fiction · Thriller

All’s Fair in The Love War

Although we (as in, yours truly) are not the most enthusiastic supporters of television, we do feel an odd nostalgia for televised events we never witnessed, such as Elvis Presley’s first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, or the Apollo 11 moon landing. Another bit of TV business for which we recently developed a fondness is ABC’s… Continue reading All’s Fair in The Love War

Adventure · Science Fiction

Cornelius, Zira & Questionnable Science

The original Planet of the Apes (1968) is a cheesy, but creepy, head trip. Now, before we go any further, we (as in, yours truly) adore the original Planet of the Apes franchise and, even though it is a sci-fi cheese fest, it can do no wrong in our eyes. Who cares about the dated soundtrack and cast-off Flintstones… Continue reading Cornelius, Zira & Questionnable Science

Don't Bother · Science Fiction

Lessons from The Snow Creature: How to Sabotage Scientific Discovery

What do you consider to be the greatest scientific discovery of this generation? Would you say it’s a medical, technological or astronomical discovery? Perhaps the discovery of a previously unknown species trumps all. Well, then, imagine our excitement when we discovered The Snow Creature (1954), a film about the discovery of a Himalayan creature known as a Yeti. The Snow Creature is… Continue reading Lessons from The Snow Creature: How to Sabotage Scientific Discovery

Horror · Science Fiction

The Do’s and Don’ts of Sci-Fi/Horror Movie Making

Good news! If you’re looking to make your own Sci-Fi/Horror film (and who isn’t?), we found the perfect film as your template. White Pongo (1945) is budget-friendly fare about a white gorilla living near Africa’s Congo River who may be “the missing link between man and monkey.” Obviously there would be a lot of fame and money… Continue reading The Do’s and Don’ts of Sci-Fi/Horror Movie Making

Science Fiction

Movie Memory: The Planet of the Apes

When we were in our pre-adolescent years, our interests were girlish and simple: flowered dresses, Barbie dolls, Nancy Drew mysteries, and repeated viewings of The Planet of the Apes. Yup, The Planet of the Apes. We saw all five of the original movies made between 1968 and 1973, and we watched each one between eight… Continue reading Movie Memory: The Planet of the Apes