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I knew my day was going to be good when, immediately upon my arrival to work, I learned that I could spend three minutes and 44 seconds of my morning watching Kelly Hogan (A.K.A. Chewbacca) and Neko Case (a Princess Leia/Spock fusion) sing to me and Ellie Kemper about “a revolution to your hairless post-apocalyptic constitution”—a new vision of the future fueled by “girl power… an actual fuel source with zero carbon ... Read More
Don't start chatting her up--she won't respond. Not because she's busy hurrying to save the lives of the crew of a doomed space mission, but because she's made out of silicone.All Steve Scott's Behance profile says is, this is a "project of mine to see how closely I could imitate life." Scott is an artist and illustrator, but also a portrait sculptor, a model/prop maker, creature FX creator and mould maker. The silicone used to make Sigourney come to life is ... Read More
Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi thriller is based on Michael Faber’s 2000 novel, but the two have little in common besides the title and the most basic premise: an alien (Scarlett Johansson) disguises herself as a human and lures unsuspecting men into her trap. Glazer’s film never quite makes it clear why the aliens want the men, who are trapped in a strange, amniotic fluid-like substance until their bodies dissolve; in Faber’s novel, the reason ... Read More
November 23, 2013 will be a day forever fixed in time and space for Doctor Who fans--or Whovians, as they affectionately call themselves. Saturday the 23rd marked the 50th anniversary of the dearly beloved and longest running sci-fi show of all time.  Such a special occasion was this that at precisely 2:50 P.M. (EST), the show was simulcast in theaters across 80 countries. For those who love the time lord and his Tardis (the blue police box he travels in), ... Read More
Camera Obscura, the coolest Scottish band ever, (tied with Belle and Sebastian, whose lead singer Stuart Murdoch produced Camera Obscura’s first album) recently released a marvelous music video for “Troublemaker,” a track on the band’s new album Desire Lines. The video is a wonderfully ~vintage~ (sorry) tribute to 80s Sci-Fi and includes everything from old school (and highly fashionable) jumpsuits to laser beams shooting out of band ... Read More
My X-Men love affair just got way more intense. Last week, Marvel released X-Men #1, the first all-female comic in the X-Men series’—wait for it—50 year history. For the company to have waited this long to give Storm and Kitty Pryde the spotlight is beyond, well, pretty much everyone. But according to series writer Brian Wood, the new comic was created in hopes of squashing any fears readers might have over, you know, “shopping and ... Read More
Apparently, we needed this statistical answer: women make up 42 percent of the HBO series’ total 4.8 million viewers. Not a big number compared to True Blood’s 52 percent female viewership, but still big enough to stomp out Breaking Bad’s 36 percent.  What’s even more interesting is the fact that women make up half of the show’s online conversations and it’s pretty much all positive talk. I’ve tweeted countless times ... Read More
I never really connected with Star Trek as a kid. I grew up with a Luke Skywalker action figure firmly gripped in one chubby hand and Darth Vader hectoring him from the other. The schism between the two sci-fi camps, Wars vs Trek, has been joked about forever. For me, the dashing heroism, the witty (to an eight-year-old) banter and sense of adventure in the Star Wars films made the stilted pseudo-science committee-meeting blather of Trek seem like a roomful of ... Read More
 What’re you up to tomorrow night? Take a break from that present-procuring panic and head to Videology in Williamsburg for this month’s installment of PAJAMARAMA!, an ongoing series of slumber party classics curated by in-the-know ladies. This month, Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon has selected Earth Girls are Easy, a 1988 sci-fi sex comedy starring Geena Davis, Julie Brown, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans, and a very young (and very hunky) Jeff ... Read More
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