The Modern Era: Where we are and Where we going

The new millennium wasn’t initially kind to science fiction. Fantasy came back with a vengeance with two big franchises; The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. The rest of The Matrix trilogy didn’t receive the praise or attention that the first one did. George Lucas brought back Star Wars with a new prequel trilogy… Continue reading The Modern Era: Where we are and Where we going

The 80’s and 90’s: A new golden age

While Star Wars was redefining the entire medium, Steven Spielberg was making a science fiction movie of his own, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Spielberg wanted to bring films into the heartland of America. According to the book Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, written by Peter Biskind, Spielberg had an argument with the screenwriter Paul… Continue reading The 80’s and 90’s: A new golden age

Dawn of films: The Silent Era

Science Fiction is described by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “fiction dealing principally with the impact of actual or imagined science on society or individuals or having a scientific factor as an essential orienting component.” We all know Science Fiction, right? Spaceships, robots, and time travel. But the truth is, it’s more complicated than that. Some… Continue reading Dawn of films: The Silent Era