Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) – Jimmy T. Murakami

  With the advent of Star Wars in the late 70s, every studio, almost every writer, wanted to get in on the sci-fi band wagon, including Roger Corman. Known for his exploitation films with incredibly low budgets, Battle Beyond the Stars, was his biggest budgeted film, and was my introduction to the story of the…

Watch “The Mind Reels with John Saxon” on YouTube

  Fan Expo continued gloriously yesterday, and it got under way with a photo call for some of the guests. A photo call that Sue and I were lucky enough to be invited to. And we were delighted to be able to chat with some amazing folks, including the legendary John Saxon. Click the link…

The Terminator (1984) – James Cameron

I do love a story that involves some temporal mechanics, and this one always pleases. Yes, T2 is arguably the better and stronger film, but you wouldn’t have T2 without this first film, which I was happy to revisit on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list. Cameron did a lot of model work and visual effects for various science…