In the late 1970s and early ’80s, British filmmaker Ridley Scott made two of the ten best — hell, two of the five best science fiction films of all time: 1979’s Alien and 1982’s Blade Runner.
In the intervening 30 years, Ridley (now Sir Ridley) made movies about giant-horned devils, suicidal feminists, lady SEALs, historically inaccurate gladiators, charming brain-eating serial killers, and homeless archers. But he did not make another science fiction film.
During those years, I always said I hoped Scott would return to sci-fi. And when I heard that Scott had decided to helm a
sequel reboot remake prequel to Alien, I was absolutely thrilled.
Then I saw it. Continue reading
Science fiction fans tend to want to live in the worlds they read about and watch in books and movies. They forget that Han Solo was a glorified space truck driver, or that Captain Kirk spent most of his time doing paperwork.
Here are the ten worst jobs in science fiction (multiple spoiler alerts): Continue reading