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SF & Fantasy

Throwback Thursday: Alien


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H.R. Giger, Ridley Scott and crew inspect Alien model
Alien Production Set (1978)

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‘Prometheus 2′ is Coming, But It’s Not Bringing the Xenomorph With it


I’ve gone on record a great many times here and elsewhere as being a big fan of the Alien universe, but being very disappointed with pretty much every movie project related to the franchise that has been released after Aliens.
I think that the Alien universe still has a lot to offer, but the best [...]

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Here’s My Favorite Geeky Collectible: What’s Yours?


You see this? It’s one of the original ALIEN action figures released by toy manufacturer Kenner in 1979. It’s something else, too: It’s my PRECIOUSSSS.
These things are very hard to come by, because they were only available for sale for an extremely short time. As it turns out, kids didn’t want a  13-inch, chrome-fanged, [...]

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What Childhood Movie Scarred You For Life?


alienposterGuardians of the Galaxy made me feel giddy like a kid again.

But it got me thinking. What movies scarred me as a child? And, more importantly, what movies scarred you as a child?

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Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual: Plasma Cannons, Pulse Rifles, and What Went Down on LV-426


Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual: Plasma Cannons, Pulse Rifles, and What Went Down on LV-426

Ridley Scott’s 1978 film ALIEN offered audiences a peek into a future that wasn’t terribly different from the present. The Nostromo wasn’t a streamlined silver beauty, and the people aboard weren’t astronauts or cosmic explorers in silly jumpsuits. Ellen Ripley and her shipmates were basically long-haul truckers in space, hard-working laborers with a dangerous job [...]

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Alan Dean Foster On Early Days of Movie Novelization Business and His ‘Alien’ Reissue


Alan Dean Foster On Early Days of Movie Novelization Business and His ‘Alien’ Reissue

In 2010 I wrote about my fond memories of Alan Dean Foster’s novelization of Ridley Scott’s 1979 film ALIEN, and confessed that it was the first full-length adult science fiction novel that I could remember reading. Now Titan Books has reissued Foster’s ALIEN and plans to reissue his adaptations of ALIENS and ALIEN 3 as [...]

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Interview with Tim Lebbon, Author, ‘Alien: Out of the Shadows’


Interview with Tim Lebbon, Author, ‘Alien: Out of the Shadows’

Tim Lebbon is the author of Alien: Out of the Shadows, the first book in a new trilogy set in the terrifying science fiction universe depicted in the Alien film series. In the following short interview, Tim discussed his love of the original movies and what he’d do if he were a character in his [...]

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Poll: Should I Watch Prometheus in Theaters?


poster-prometheusOne of the big movies of the Summer is out now!

Prometheus has landed and the reviews have been mixed. That makes me sad. I was really looking forward to it.

Should I watch it in movie theaters this coming weekend? Who do I trust? And what did you think of it?

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Intelligence Report: ‘Prometheus’


prometheus Welcome to Intelligence Report. a new feature in which we examine rumors and facts concerning upcoming science fiction and fantasy projects. Today we examine Ridley Scott’s upcoming film Prometheus. Warning: possible spoilers ahead!

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Top 5 Scary Movies I Love To Watch


Silence of the LambsHalloween is this weekend!

It is easily my favorite holiday. Yes, it involves costumes. Yes, it delivers candy. Yes, there are parties to be had by all. But most of all, it means movies. Scary ones. All over television the next few days.

Here are my Top 5 Scary Movies I Love To Watch!

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