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RIP Richard Matheson

The legend of horror and science fiction writing, Richard Matheson, has passed away. Matheson's work included I Am Legend, The Shrinking Man, Hell House, and several of the most memorable episodes of The Twilight Zone. Arlen Schumer provided his own eulogy on the TheoFantastique Facebook page: R.I.P. RICHARD MATHESON--the Lou Gherig of The Twilight Zone […]

Why Does the West Love Science Fiction?: Sci-Fi, Culture, and Disenchantment

Given the immense popularity and box office success of science fiction and fantasy films in the West it might be natural to assume that these genres are also very popular in non-Western cultures. But that is not the case. A recent essay by Christine Folch in The Atlantic titled "Why the West Loves Sci-Fi and […]

Kelly J. Baker: The Zombies Are Coming!

For a while now I have been following the work of my friend and colleague, Kelly J. Baker, and she recently shared a copy of her new ebook with me on zombies and apocalyptisism. The book is titled The Zombies Are Coming!: The Realities of the Zombie Apocalypse in American Culture (Bondfire Books, 2013), and […]

A Look Back at Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" (Space.com Infographic)

Source SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration

Identity Group Experiences & Perceptions Of Therapy: Vampires, Otherkin and Others

Researching Identity Group Experiences & Perceptions Of Therapy UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON School of Psychology Stratford Campus Water Lane London E15 4LZ Would you like to take part in research about Otherkin, Vampires, and Therians/Weres and are over 18? Ish’had Duncan (MA Student at University of East London) is seeking six self-identified Otherkin, Vampires and […]

Tony Mills on "Buffyverse Fandom as Religion"

From time to time TheoFantastique explores aspects of fan cultures, and with this interview we talk to Tony Mills who discusses his contribution on the "Buffyverse Fandom as Religion" in Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, edited by Jennifer K. Stuller (University of Chicago Press, 2013). Tony Mills received a PhD in theology and culture […]

"After Earth" and the Scientology Dimension

After Earth, the new science fiction film starring Will Smith and his son Jaden, has largely received negative reviews by critics, and it has not done well at the box office. But recent news items provide another dimension for consideration, and that is its possible incorporation of a religious dimension, and a controversial one at […]

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