Tag: aliens

Moonbeams and Miniskirts

Some years ago, a trio of colorful, contemplative, and sometimes a little bit absurd science fiction films from East German studio DEFA found their way onto home video in the United States. Of them, The Silent Star was the most beloved thanks to its combination of serious speculation […]

A Visit to the Doctor

The eleventh season of new Doctor Who recently wrapped, and I don’t know if you heard, but the doctor is a ladyperson this time around. I’m going to skip the think-piecing on that except to check in with a “hell yes” and mention that I tuned out of […]

“War of the Welles”

At Mezzanotte, the Gutter’s own Keith writes about Orson Welles, the Mercury Theater of the Air’s 1938 broadcast of their radio drama, “War of the Worlds,” and the truth about the “panic” that ensued. “In 1938, when the broadcast returned to the air after the brief station identification, […]