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Science Fiction (genre)

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  • COMIC-CON 2010: Hollywood's heroes take flight with unexpected directors

     
    Here's a longer version of John Horn's Los Angeles Times Calendar article on Comic-Con filmmakers. When the big studios commit big bucks on their big franchises, the list of directors deemed equal to the task suddenly can grow very small.......
  • 'Lost': Happy we'll be, across the sea

     
    When I was a kid, I lived in a very small town, population 800-some. The very edge of town was the local recreational complex, where I spent most summers at the local baseball field, being very bad at playing baseball.......
  • Newly restored, 'Metropolis' is now 'powered by a torrent of narrative energy'

     
    Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan has exciting news for fans of "Metropolis," a signature moment in sci-fi film and a true classic of silent-movie era. This is a longer version of his recent Los Angeles Times Calendar article.......
  • Indies find success at the Nebula awards

     
    From the independently produced, Oscar-nominated movie "District 9" to Catherynne M. Valente's self-published young adult novel "The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making," independent works were well rewarded at the 2009 Nebula...
  • Pinkner and Wyman: the Evil Geniuses behind ‘Fringe’

     
    “No evil scientist thinks he’s an evil scientist.” J.H. Wyman explained to me. “They have an agenda that is perfectly explainable in their minds. Rationalized to an extent they can tell you why what they’re doing is just....
  • USS Pinafore: It is the very model of a modern sci-fi musical

     
    Like your light operetta with a lil' science fiction? Prefer your sci-fi with singing? Well, weirdo, you're in luck because a new production of Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore has been mashed up with none other than... "Star Trek." Why not? Jon...
  • Pat Boyette and the beguiling 'Children of Doom'

     
    FORGOTTEN COMIC BOOK ARTISTS, PART 3: PAT BOYETTE The American comic book has produced a massive mountain of brightly hued pop culture since the 1930s, and the peak moments of the medium have been appropriately celebrated -- but what about......
  • Philip K. Dick in the O.C.

     
    He was a Berkeley bohemian who moved to what he called the land of plastic. Science fiction visionary Philip K. Dick spent the last decade of his life in the unlikely climes of Orange County, and a symposium on Friday......
  • One 'Lost' Tuesday: 'All of this matters'

     
    Honestly, I didn't think I'd get depressed. It was just a TV show, when it came down to it. Just a TV show like any dozens of others I review and watch and enjoy. I still had "Breaking Bad." "Mad......
  • 'Lost' 10s: 10-plus shows to take the place of 'Lost'

     
    One of the things I've been asked most frequently since we entered the home stretch of "Lost's" final season (and since it ended) is just which shows fans of "Lost" could pick up to perhaps fill the empty hole in......
  • From the Vaults: 'First Spaceship on Venus' (1960)

     
    Well, "First Spaceship on Venus" is quite the odd little movie: a vintage space epic filmed in East Germany and co-produced with Poland. It features an international team of characters and a strong anti-nuclear message! Released in German as "Der...