"Tivo-ifies the web" Paul Kedrosky

Star Schlock, the Most Excruciating Moments of Star Trek

Watching Spock singing ‘Bitter Dregs’ is like seeing your grandfather trying to break dance.

Somehow, however, the series that produced this, that morphed between high camp soap opera and philosophical science fiction has managed to generate a decades old cult following that has a better degree of social cohesion than many religions and without the internecine strife. Perhaps it’s precisely because people take Star Trek seriously but with a sense of humor that is absent among true zealots.

Somewhere in the universe, there will always be a place for the ‘vulcan harp award’ for squeamishly bad performing arts.

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Japanese Science Fiction


Made in the style of “Eurotrash”, the Japanorama series is always great fun.

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J. G. Ballard

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Great profile of the genre breaking Science Fiction author J.G. Ballard

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The Return of a Clockwork Orange

48 min 56 sec – Aug 23, 2007

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A documentary about another great Kubrick film, Clockwork Orange. Kubrick settled in the UK and self censored the film when it became controversial enough that he was worried he would be forced to leave.

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Monsters of the Atomic age

Documentary exploring nuclear fears in the 50s and how they manifested themselves in the sci-fi movies of the time.

Running time: 34 mins.

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Alphaville

Jean Luc Goddard’s 1965 Science Fiction Film about ‘Alphaville’, a futuristic city on a different planet, that happens to be Paris in 1965.

I have always thought that Goddard was ‘Full of Sheet’, but for some reason this is reasonably interesting.

Running time: 1 hour 40 mins.

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Turkish Star Wars

A Turkish Movie that blatantly ripped off (actually spliced in) bits of the original Star Wars. An accidental mashup masterpiece.

Running time: 1 hour 30 mins.

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Equinox – It Runs On Water, Free Energy 1995

Running time: 50 mins.

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