Farewell To H.R. Giger, Architect Of Our Nightmares
“Giger died in the hospital Monday at the age of 74. There will be countless eulogies pouring in today for the man, which is surprising, maybe, considering the collective nightmares he imprinted on (now multiple) generations of science fiction fans. But there may not be anyone who deserves the recognition more.
A sculptor, painter, album designer, and, finally, set designer, Giger created a dark vision of the future that would seem at odds with most sci-fi of its day. Alien followed the crew of the spaceship Nostromo, as it’s invaded by a creature that slowly, viciously, and assuredly begins hunting and killing them.”
"Real scientists can be the harshest critics of science fiction. But that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy a movie just because it bends the laws of nature. [Popular Science] polled dozens of scientists and engineers to discover the sci-fi movies they love."
Bohemian Rhapsody: Star Wars Edition
"No living human could ever replace legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, but Jedi enthusiasts at Arizona’s University of Advancing Technology may have created the next best thing. Students in the digital video program wrote and produced a parody of "Bohemiam Rhapsody" that will make any Star Wars fan headbang along.”