How Chris Marker’s Radical SciFi Film, La Jetée, Changed the Life of Cyberpunk Prophet, William Gibson

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Everyone remembers the first time they saw La Jetée.


Watch Star Trek Continues: The Critically-Acclaimed, Fan-Made Sequel to the Original TV Series

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Despite its legacy and influence, the original Star Trek ran three seasons (or 79 episodes in total) before NBC canceled the show in June, 1969.


Hear The Alan Parson Project’s Prog-Rock Interpretation of Isaac Asimov’s, I Robot (1977)

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Progressive rock, at its best, meant bringing in techniques and influences not, up to that point, common in rock music.


Jules Verne Accurately Predicts What the 20th Century Will Look Like in His Lost Novel, Paris in the Twentieth Century (1863)

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Science fiction, they say, doesn’t really deal with the future; it uses the setting of the future as a way to deal with the present. That would explain all the standard preposterous tropes you regularly see in the genre’s less gracefully aging novels and films: jetpacks, flying cars, holo-phones, that sort of thing.


See The Empire Strikes Back as a Silent Film — Precisely How George Lucas Imagined the Star Wars Films

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The rush to rank the latest Star Wars movie The Force Awakens against its predecessors has got the series’  legions of fans looking back with even more scrutiny than usual at those six chapters of this apparently never-ending cinematic space opera.


Hear 6 Classic Philip K. Dick Stories Adapted as Vintage Radio Plays

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As you can probably tell if you’ve interacted with any of his hard-core fans, the science fiction of Philip K. Dick has a way of getting into readers’ heads.


How Isaac Asimov Went from Star Trek Critic to Star Trek Fan & Advisor

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When we think of a science fiction, most of us doubtless think of a Star Trek. Since the original series made its television debut almost a half-century ago, the speculative future it created has come to stand, in many minds, as the very model of the science-fictional enterprise (as it were).


Mœbius & Jodorowsky’s Sci-Fi Masterpiece, The Incal, Brought to Life in a Tantalizing Animation

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Last year we featured artwork from the Dune movie that never was, a collaboration between Alejandro Jodorowsky, the mysticism-minded Chilean director of such oft-described-as-mind-blowing pictures as El Topo and The Holy Mountain, and the artist Jean Giraud, better known as Mœbius, creator of oft-described-as-mind-blowing comics as


Hear Ursula K. Le Guin’s Story, “The End” Dramatized: A Rare Audio Treat

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Mind Webs, a 1970’s radio series created by WHA Radio in Wisconsin, featured dramatized readings of classic sci fi stories by the likes of Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury and Philip K. Dick. You can learn more about the series, and access a complete set of recordings here.


The Great Leonard Nimoy Reads H.G. Wells’ Seminal Sci-Fi Novel The War of the Worlds

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As you know if you saw our previous posts featuring Leonard Nimoy’s readings of stories by Ray Bradbury and Isaac Asimov, the late Star Trek icon could — unsurprisingly, perhaps — tell a science-fiction tale with the best of them.


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