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2014 was a banner year for science fiction film, which made the annual The Last Sci-Fi Blog Science Fiction Movie Awards that much harder to judge. Seriously. This was one helluva year.  

So, without further ado, let’s hand out some awards!

 

Best Scene in a Bad Movie

Winner:

A few years ago, everyone seemed content to blow the Hunger Games movies off as more young-adult nonsense; a watered-down version of Battle Royale for little girls. Now, it’s hard to believe anyone could have been so blind. The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire were huge smash hits, but you don’t make $ 400 million on the backs of tween… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: Why 'Mockingjay - Part 1' Is the Science Fiction Movie We Need

Guardians RejectsOoga-chaka! “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the solar system’s most anticipated summer adventure is about to arrive in theaters and make movie stars out of the freakiest-looking aliens this side of the Milky Way. A gigantic walking tree? A foul-mouthed raccoon with heavy artillery? As strange as these creatures may be, they are the only ones fit for the job… Continue reading 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Rejects: Sci-Fi Icons Who Got Cut From Marvel's Space Team

“The future is now.”

That’s a line we hear pretty often these days, but it’s particularly applicable lately whenever you go online, turn on the television, or head to the theater. From the streaming coverage of the Philae lander’s touchdown on the surface of a comet, to the successful return of documentary series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, to the immersive adventures… Continue reading The Geek Beat: It's a Good Time to Like the Science in Sci-fi Movies

Step 1: Go to nearest thrift store and buy whatever cheap paintings they have depicting generic scenes of idylic Americana.

Step 2. Paint in something that doesn’t belong.

Step 3: Sell it to me, please. Because I want it. I want them all.

One of the people who does this is artist Dave Pollot, and he recently posted a new… Continue reading When Classic Sci-fi Icons Invade Old Thrift Store Paintings