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The Twilight Zone Comes to Brooklyn

July 4th is not only known for fireworks and barbeques, but for the SyFy Channel’s bi-annual (the other is New Year’s Eve) Twilight Zone Marathon, a 21-hour nonstop lovefest of what Arlen Schumer (author/designer of the only coffeetable art book about the classic television series, Visions From the Twilight Zone ) calls “The Father of […]

George Clayton Johnson and the Legacy of The Twilight Zone

Today I was thumbing through the June 2012 #123 edition of Rue Morgue magazine and an item caught my eye. In honor of a new Twilight Zone collection coming to Blu-ray, the magazine interviewed George Clayton Johnson who discussed his contribution to that classic series. Johnson is the writer of several episodes of the series, […]

Science Fiction Research Association Call for Papers

CFP: 2013 Eaton/SFRA Conference Call for Papers The 2013 Joint Eaton/SFRA Conference Science Fiction Media April 10-14, 2013 Riverside Marriott Hotel Riverside, California This conference—cosponsored by the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy (UC Riverside) and the Science Fiction Research Association – will examine science fiction in multiple media. The past several decades have […]

In Memory of Ray Bradbury

In memory of the passing of Ray Bradbury, a short film for the National Endowment for the arts feature Ray Bradbury as he discusses his life, literary loves and Fahrenheit 451. Related post: “Ray Bradbury: God, Monsters, and Angels”

Ridley Scott on Gods and Aliens

Ridley Scott’s latest film, Prometheus, will be released in U.S. theaters this weekend. It has received mixed reviews, but for this writer one of the more fascinating aspects of the film is not whether it is a prequel for Alien, but rather its incorporation of grand mythological ideas. These include questions on origins, as well […]

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