Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1996) – The Ascent, and Rapture

Station log: stardate unknown Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe pen The Ascent which first aired on 25 November, 1996. Three days after Star Trek: First Contact opened in theaters. Quark (Armin Shimerman) and Odo (Rene Auberjonois) have to wok together, setting aside their differences when they crash land, and must climb a mountain…

Midnight Special (2016) – Jeff Nichols

  Owing its pedigree to films of the 80s like John Carpenter’s Starman and Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Nichols writes and directs this science fiction road movie that is best viewed with little to no plot knowledge. So suffice to say, I won’t be saying much about story points in my review….

Battlestar Galactica (1979) – War of the Gods Parts 1 & 2

Trouble comes to the fleet in two forms in this two-part episode written by series creator Glen A. Larson in the form of mysterious white orbs and some spectral looking beings, and the deceptive Count Iblis (Patrick Macnee). This of all the series so far, has the most religious overtones with mentions of good and…

Burlington Toy Con – June 2, 2013

Sue and I had a fantastic time when we to the one in March, it was amazing and we found so many things that brought back memories, that then and there Sue and I swore to attend as many of them as we can. This past weekend, we headed to Burlington again, bringing two friends…

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) – Steven Spielberg

The further along we get into the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list the more films I’ve seen, and this one is one of my faves. Spielberg’s UFO classic, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I’ve always found the idea of UFOs and visitors endlessly fascinating. I remember laying out on the sports fieldĀ at CFS Daniel’s Head…

5-25-77 – Patrick Read Johnson

Every now and then a movie comes along that speaks to you, that defines you. A movie, that as you watch you can not only relate to the characters of the film, you recognize yourself upon the screen. On this site I’ve told the tales of my first experiences that helped define the movie geek…

Slaughterhouse Five (1972) – George Roy Hill

Kurt Vonnegut’s unfilmmable novel is brought to the screen by George Roy Hill, who directed two of my favorite films, Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid and The Sting. This entry on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list was a new one, and I’ve never read the original novel either, so am unable to compare and…

Silent Running (1972) – Douglas Trumbull

Special effects genius Douglas Trumbull takes on directorial duties for this classic from the 101 Sci-Fi movies, aided in the special effects department by the legendary skills of John Dykstra. Bruce Dern plays Freeman Lowell a caretaker/gardener on the Valley Forge, an American Airlines Space Freighter. Fans will recognize a number of models and sets…

It Came From Outer Space (1953)

This entry is an unusual one in the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list, set in the 50s as the Cold War was ratcheting higher and higher, it’s actually a rather positive story, despite the fact that none of our heroes seem to initialy realize it until the end. Based on a story by Ray Bradbury, it’s…