Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds at the EMP Museum

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. To celebrate 50 years of Star Trek (created by Gene Roddenberry, the original TV series first aired from 1966-1969) lets join Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) aboard the USS Enterprise in the 23rd century to boldly go where no man has gone…

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015 – My Experience

A convention to celebrate all things Star Wars did not fail to disappoint. Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015 (California) had it all: big stars, costumes, cosplayers, set dioramas, sneak peeks of the upcoming movie and various other Star Wars related TV shows and video games. Anything you could think of to buy that is Star Wars…

Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Announced!

Originally posted on Deano's Travels:
Finally some concrete news regarding the casting of Star Wars: Episode VII! This new movie in the Star Wars franchise is being produced by Disney (who bought the Lucasfilm name and rights last year) and is due for worldwide release on December 18th, 2015. The good news following so many rumours is…

A Visit to Shatner’s World

A few weeks ago I took an amusing trip in to Shatner’s World. Yes, the Shatner, William Shatner, the entertainment icon and legend was performing his one man show at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville. Shatner’s World is an hour and a half retelling of his life and career from theatre to TV to movies. It was great…

A Close Encounter with the Devils Tower

What does the actor Richard Dreyfuss, mashed potatoes and aliens have in common? Well, they are all linked to Devils Tower National Monument. How? No matter how unlikely,  the classic 1977 Steven Spielberg science fiction movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind bonded these images in my mind and that of many others forever. In the movie Dreyfuss…

A Day of Grunge, Rock, Sci-Fi and Horror at the EMP!

June 23rd, 2012 The Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum (EMP) in Seattle has some great special exhibitions happening at the moment from tributes to some of the greatest bands in the world to classic Science Fiction and Horror movies. NIRVANA: TAKING PUNK TO THE MASSES A great exhibition with many personal items belonging…

Remember Twiki from Buck Rogers?

Twiki was the little robot character from the excellent Sci Fi TV series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979 – 1981 NBC-TV) and also the 1979 movie with the same title that was a lead in to the TV series. The Twiki suit was worn by Felix Silla who also played Cousin Itt on the Addams Family. The voice…

Metropolis – Fritz Lang’s Science Fiction Classic

January 2nd, 2012 The Original In 1927 Austrian film maker Fritz Lang (1890-1976) released the black and white silent movie Metropolis in Germany. It is now regarded as a science fiction classic and an influence on many future movies. Back then the movie had an original musical score that would have been performed by orchestras accompanying the film in…

UFO’s and Aliens: welcome to Roswell New Mexico!

November 3rd, 2011 Roswell a name that immediately brings to mind the ultimate conspiracy theory, the UFO Incident of 1947. Located in Eastern New Mexico up until that time it was probably mainly recognised for its nearby Walker Army Air Field (closed in 1967) and not much else other than ranch farming, but on July 4th, 1947 everything changed for Roswell….

The White Sands of New Mexico

Atomic science, white sands, missiles and space travel…..part one of my travels in New Mexico. October 31st, 2011 My grandfather and I used to watch Bugs Bunny cartoons together when I was a kid. Bugs would always say “I knew I should have taken that left turn at Albuquerque” and I can finally say I actually…

Mad Max…time to hit the Fury Road!

Welcome to a tribute to my favourite Australian movie: Mad Max. A great movie that spawned 2 sequels and a soon to be 4th installment. Its heroes, villains and road battles using classic Aussie muscle cars have ensured Mad Max has a cult like following not only in my homeland, but also in the US, Europe and Japan. I first saw the original movie at the…