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May 22: On This Day In Science Fiction History

Posted by Trekscribbler (aka Ed) on May 22, 2015 at 2:00am 0 Comments

On this day in 1992, Ripley went further than she'd ever gone before in her struggle against the aliens menacing her and our galaxy when Alien 3 premiered in theatres.  True, audiences weren't exactly won over by this latest, more existential struggle against the menace, but I liked it well enough.…

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May 21: On This Day In Science Fiction History

Posted by Trekscribbler (aka Ed) on May 21, 2015 at 2:00am 0 Comments

May 21, 1980.  It's a date that'll live in infamy of its own sorts.  That's the date when STAR WARS: EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK rocked the world of fandom to its core.  That's when sci-fi fans learned a secret that no one saw coming, and it changed the way we looked at George Lucas's space western.

In the three long years since STAR WARS opened our eyes to the possibilities of what could be done on the big screen, fans had grown a bit older, a bit wiser.  What Lucas did -- along with many creative artists who contributed to TESB -- was to show us that our films can mature nicely as well, and boy did they deliver on that premise.…

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May 20: On This Day In Science Fiction History

Posted by Trekscribbler (aka Ed) on May 20, 2015 at 2:00am 0 Comments

I have absolutely no problem admitting my love for some of the cheesiest sci-fi movies ever made, and -- in that spirit -- I know that Spacehunter: Adventures In The Forbidden Zone is not a very good movie.  That, however, doesn't concern me.  It's perfect camp, performed wonderfully by Peter Strauss as the Han Solo wannabe and his plucky sidekick played by Molly Ringwald.

Plus, it has the reliable Michael Ironside as the creepiest bad guy he ever played.  What's not to love?  It came & went from theatres, released on this day in 1983, as part and parcel of a cheap 3-D craze for the early 1980's.…

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May 19: On This Day In Science Fiction History

Posted by Trekscribbler (aka Ed) on May 19, 2015 at 2:00am 0 Comments

George Lucas brought his Prequel Trilogy to its tragic close when Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith finally showed audiences what exactly went down when Jedi Master Anakin Skywalker embraced his inner demons and took the path to the Dark Side of the Force.  (You know that place?  The one where they have all of the cookies?)  Luke and Leia were born, delivering the film's only true hint of what things would inevitably lead to their father's redemption, but an Empire was forged in darkness once and for all on this day in 2005.…

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May 18: On This Day In Science Fiction History

Posted by Trekscribbler (aka Ed) on May 18, 2015 at 2:00am 0 Comments

I've said it before: I never really got Babylon 5.  It's all well and good -- I just wasn't really engaged that much by the characters, so their respective arcs just didn't resonate.  But the one I did admire was G'Kar who was played by the late Andreas Katsulas.  Katsulas had also turned in a memorable performance during Star Trek: The Next Generation's TV run, with four apperances as the Romulan Commander Tomalak.  About his work in the entertainment industry, the man once said: "People often ask me why I always play villains. I tell them, 'G'Kar's not a villain, he's a patriot!'"

Though he's no longer with us, Katsulas was born on this day in 1946.…

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May 17: On This Day In Science Fiction History

Posted by Trekscribbler (aka Ed) on May 17, 2015 at 2:00am 0 Comments

Veteran character actor Bill Paxton practically stole the show out from under the Aliens (1986).  His foul-mouthed Prvt. Hudson never let a moment of stress pass by without a smart remark, and he even went down fighting in the end.  Great role for the man!  Also, he revised his military acumen to play Master Sergeant Farrell in 2014's spectacular Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise.  Paxton was born on this day in 1955.…

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