There are some seriously good sci-fi movies that remain popular throughout the decades. They're iconic, thought-provoking masterpieces that make the entire film genre look amazing.
The most iconic alien encounters on film tend to leave an impact because they capture something human. Science fiction has always worked as an allegory for humanity's problems. H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds, one of the first depictions of first contact with alien life from space, used aliens as a metaphor for Europe's imperial conquests into "less developed" nations. England conquers lands left and right, but how ill-prepared would they be if an advanced civilization attacked?
Almost a century ago, the world began to see the emergence of the first private flight companies. Within a matter of decades, people were yearning to fly on planes from Pan Am, Delta, and Continental. Many believed that they would never see that kind of industry develop again.
Most people have got a pretty solid grasp on what a vampire is – an undead bloodsucker with a loathing of garlic and a penchant for sleeping in coffins.
Sci-fi seems to evolve with every passing year, thanks in part to our understanding of science, the development of our culture, and our special effects capabilities.
In 2014, H.R. Giger died, and, thus, science fiction lost one of its greatest artists – but left behind were a multitude of H.R. Giger illustrations. Giger created some of the most exotic, darkest depictions of bio-mechanical sexualization put to the canvas.
I have a vivid memory of being at a sleepover and hearing the Bloody Mary legend for the first time. Back then, it scared me senseless. Ironically, 23 years later, it appeared in my first published book – just goes to show how much of an influence it continued to have on me.
As an author, I’m always digging around for fresh inspiration. It’s always good fun to read about the supernatural, but once in a while, I come across a story that breaks me out in goose-bumps. Unsurprisingly, those often provide the best ideas for books.
I write about the supernatural, so unsurprisingly, I spend a lot of time researching weird, wonderful and downright terrifying events. It’s one of the benefits of being based in the UK – if there’s one thing this country does well, it’s ghosts - so I have plenty of inspiring material to refer to.
I write about the supernatural, though admittedly, my books are more along the lines of Ghostbusters / Scooby-Doo than real horror. As such, I spend an unhealthy amount of time researching spirits, and believe me, there are some weird, wonderful ghouls and ghosts to be discovered!
The iconic OMNImagazine has been out of print for over 25 years, yet to this day readers are still intrigued by the science fiction magazine's allure, pioneering expertise, and captivating ideas of futurism.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens begins approximately thirty years after the destruction of the second Death Star. Luke Skywalker is the last known surviving Jedi Master but he has disappeared. Both the First Order, a successor to the fallen Galactic Empire, and the Resistance, a military force backed by the New Republic and led by Luke's twin sister, General Leia Organa aka Princess Leia (duh), scour the galaxy in an attempt to find him. New and old characters join the Force or are also lured to the Dark Side in this continuing story of the Star Wars universe. Like any geek who goes gaga for anything geeky, Funko Pop! has made your obsessive toy hoarding dreams come true with their release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Vinyls. I'm sure the most hardcore Star Wars fans have either collected all these or these on the list to get. Don't let these slip from you, they won't last forever. Below are the must-haves to add to your Star Wars Funko Pop! collection!