Evolution of Science Fiction in Television Column

Evolution of Science Fiction in Television: The Legacy of Star Trek

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Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013), from Paramount Pictures, directed by J.J. Abrams grossed $156,013,879 (USA) in its’ opening weekend. The plot revolves around the main characters, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Bones (Karl Urban), Scotty (Simon Pegg), Sulu (John Cho), Pike (Bruce Greenwood), Chekov (Anton Yelchin) and Marcus (Peter Weller). Upon arrival back home, the crew find an unstoppable force of terror … Continue reading

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Evolution of Science Fiction in Television: MST3K

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MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATRE 3000

One Man. Four robots. Hundreds of really bad Sci-Fi B-movies………pure comedic gold.

On November 24, 1988, we watched in horror and laughed out loud with Joel, Crow T. Robot, Gypsy, Tom Servo, and Cambot at such cinematic gems as Manos: The Hands Of Fate and The Brain That Wouldn’t Die.

This American cult television series kept us in stitches for almost twelve years on various networks. It first … Continue reading

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Evolution of Science Fiction in Television: The Outer Limits

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“There is nothing wrong with your television. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are now controlling the transmission. We control the horizontal and the vertical. We can deluge you with a thousand channels or expand one single image to crystal clarity and beyond. We can shape your vision to anything our imagination can conceive. For the next hour we will control all that you see and hear. You are about to experience … Continue reading

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Evolution of Science Fiction in Television: The War of the Worlds

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Greetings Earthlings! I have come to educate the non-believers, and reminisce with the faithful followers of science fiction. In this monthly column, we will start at the beginning then go back to the future…..I will be showcasing the best science fiction shows on television from the terribly awesome 50’s to today.

Let’s start with the granddaddy of them all……..

War of the Worlds first broadcast on Sunday, October 30,1938 from 8:00 to … Continue reading

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