Wednesday, February 17, 2016


This 16-minute video looks at sound in sci-fi with a particular spotlight on how the Cylon voices were created in Battlestar Galactica (1978). It includes interviews with actors and sound designers- check it out. Enjoy!

Monday, February 15, 2016


We haven't made it to Mars (yet), but that didn't hold back this super cool series of retro-style NASA posters. They've offered up free downloads of the files so you can hang them in your lair. There's also a link to a site with a few posters for sale. Check it all out at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab here. The Grand Tour design below sports ships in formation- kind of reminds me of the Space Invaders motif on the covers of Ernest Cline's Ready Player One and Armada. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


There is nothing more frightening for a child than to unexpected evil in a familiar face. I think that's what intrigued me about movies like Invasion of the Body Snatchers (and the re-make) and Invaders From Mars. The original Fembots were a famous example of the dangerous doppleganger from the 1970s. Appearing in number of episodes of Bionic Woman, these mechanical monsters where remote controlled for infiltration, sabotage, espionage, and assassination- they could have been American applicants for membership in SPECTRE! Here's the toy ad from Kenner. Enjoy!