2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984) – Peter Hyams

  We dive into the cinematic universe of Arthur C. Clarke with this next film. I’d previously written about 2001: A Space Odyssey here, so I could jump right ahead to its sequel, 2010: The Year We Make Contact. This was my first introduction, film-wise into the worlds Arthur C. Clarke had created. I’d previously…

2010: Odyssey Two (1982) – Arthur C. Clarke

  The mystery of the monolith in orbit around Jupiter grows as a new mission is launched from Earth to hopefully discover what happened on that fateful mission in 2001. Taking its cue more from Kubrick’s film version than his own novel, though parts of that have been incorporated, the setting for mankind’s next encounter…

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – Arthur C. Clarke

  Before I dived back into the Expanse series by James S.A. Corey, I had an undeniable urge to revisit Arthur C. Clarke’s Odyssey series. I’d recently visited a planetarium, and seeing Europa up there on the screen, in orbit around the giant Jupiter just fired that urge again, so I settled in to the journey again (one…

Solaris (1972) – Andrey Tarkovskiy

Often referred to as Russia’s answer to Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, this entry on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list is given the short shrift with such a comparison. Yes, they are both epic science fiction tales dealing with humanity, but that I think is where the comparisons can be brought to an end. Where…

Quatermass And The Pit (1967) – Roy Ward Baker

  Release in North America as Five Million Years To Earth, the 101 Sci-Fi Movies brings a chilling, unnerving tale to me with this Hammer adaptation of a classic BBC serial. Quatermass and the Pit has it all, the devil, ghosts, psychic abilities, aliens and a UFO long-buried, all of these items are in service to…

Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

I settled in for another documentary last night, having tracked down  one I’d wanted to see since I first heard about it. A documentary dealing with the Toynbee tiles. These tiles began appearing on roadways all along the east coast of the United States, and even so far as South America. The tiles themselves are…