Category: Science-Fiction

From the Archives: I’m the Moon, Man

Science Fiction Editor Keith Allison is on another mission of galactic import. In the meantime, enjoy this piece he wrote on Moon Zero Two and the science fiction movies of 1968. ~~~ 1968 was a big year for science fiction. 1969 was a big year for science over […]

Sci-Fi, Shochiku Style

In the 1960s, Japan’s venerable Shochiku Studio, struggling to stay relevant amid changing times, threw up its arms and said, “Fine. Whatever!” and rapidly produced four profoundly weird science fiction and horror films: The Living Skeleton, Genocide, The X from Outer Space, and the oddest of all, Goke: Bodysnatcher from Hell.

Condorman Flies Again

As I am now, so too was I as a child: a forgiving viewer. I’m sure there is some sort of mathematical algorithm that can predict exactly what amount of cool stuff (as defined by me) a movie has to have to make me forget the probably greater […]

He Saw the Sea

Every April is Switcheroo Month here at the Gutter as each Editor writes about something outside their usual domain. This week SF/Fantasy Editor Keith writes about Langston Hughes’ life of adventure. ~~~ It was in the middle of a vicious squall on the way back from a port […]

The Picard Manuever

Get two sentences into any retrospective of Star Trek, and you’ll run smack into a glowing pronouncement of difference between Gene Roddenberry’s vision and spaceship jockey opuses that preceded it: the optimism. Star Trek promised a future where there was no war, at least among humans, no racism, […]