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Titles of Interest: Reading Mystery Science Theater 3000

Reading Mystery Science Theater 3000: Critical Approaches (Scarecrow Press, 2013), Shelley S. Rees, editor. First broadcast in the not too distant past on a television station in Minnesota, Mystery Science Theater 3000 soon grew out of its humble beginnings and found a new home on cable television. This simple show about a man and two […]

Cracked Satire Helps Us Think About Horror and Sci-Fi

Alien: The Easter Edition

Happy Easter from TheoFantastique.

Beware of…..Mant!

Matinee (1993) by Joe Dante, is a marvelous yet neglected comedy film tribute to 1950s science fiction/horror. It brings together a number of elements, from 1950s science fiction to the showmanship of William Castle to the cultural tensions and fears of doomsday associated with the Cuban Missile Crisis. A facet of Matinee is the film […]

Can You Identity This Photo?

Can you identify this photo? Careful, it’s not as easy as you might imagine. Take a few moments to let it soak in before making a final judgment. Have an answer? Most people will be tempted to think this is a photo of an adaptation of Richard Matheson’s novel with Vincent Price playing Robert Morgan […]

Starfleet: Enterprise Captain Loses Command Over “Raunchy” Videos

STARBASE 12 (Starfleet News) – The Captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise, James T. Kirk, has been relieved of duty as commander of the ship as a result of his part in the production of “raunchy” videos presented to the crew as entertainment and alleged educational tools. The videos were originally produced and shown to the […]

Search Called Off for Missing Utah Men

A little over a week ago the media relayed that three Utah men were reported missing by their families after leaving to search for the legendary Lost Dutchman Gold Mine north of Mesa, Arizona. Today the media is reporting that the search has been called off. One wonders what might have happened to these men […]

Horror in the News: Human Sacrifice in Indian Temple?

Various media outlets are reporting the discovery of the body of a beheaded male in a temple in West Bengal in India. Reporting on the grisly discovery, THAINDIAN NEWS states: The detached head which was lying beside the body appeared severely injured. Police Superintendent Rabindranath Mukherjee speaking on behalf of the police authorities of the district […]

Barack Obama: The Twilight Zone Revisited

As the nation continues to debate the health care reform bill, now the law of the land, it is interesting to recall one of the more curious aspects of the legislation. During the debate as Democrats rallied votes within their own party to pass the bill, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made the strange […]

The Democratic Party: Quiet Dignity and Grace

I saw an interview today with Dr. Lamont Hill, professor at Columbia University, who was providing commentary as a progressive on the current in-fighting and blame casting going on within the Democratic Party as a result of the Martha Coakley defeat in Massachusetts which Hill did not seem surprised by. My mind immediately went to […]

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