Some time ago, I went to Paper.li and started the Enjoying Scifi Daily. It has content from some interesting sources I’ve found online. To be perfectly honest, I don’t know what I’m doing with it, but maybe if more people checked it out, I might work on it. 😀
What if 2001: A Space Odyssey were released today?
If you enjoy scifi art, you’ll probably enjoy this five part series on scifi art from the Second Golden Age. Here’s Part 1:
Another cool aspect of these videos is inspiration if you’re a writer. Several years ago, I went to a used book store and found a book of scifi paintings. I had the idea of writing a story for each painting, but the book cost $50 I didn’t have. After a couple of weeks of thinking about it, I told myself I had to buy it regardless. But when I went back, someone had beaten me to it. I only remember one of the paintings – involving astronauts on the moon – but after six or seven years, I still haven’t thought of a story for it.
A couple of years ago I was thinking of this and decided I should write a story about a writer who was inspired to write a story based on a painting. But that seemed rather boring, so I spiced it up a bit. Here is “Amongst Us.”
Everywhere you look this time of year you see lists for The Best/Worst Whatever for the Past Year/Decade. So, I might as well get in on it as well.
This is my list (in order of release date) of what I consider the ten best scifi/fantasy movies of the past ten years. The main difference between the movies listed here and some big name movies is that these have coherent plots. For me, that means far more than flashy special effects.
Donnie Darko – 2001
Harry Potter – 2001-2010
(I lumped all of these together because it’s easier than trying to pick one. I also tried to find something that had all the trailers together, but I couldn’t find a good version, so this is just the trailer for the first movie. How far they have come.)
Lord of the Rings – 2001-2003
(Same as with the Harry Potter movies.)
Spider-Man 2 – 2004
(This one it is easier to pick one of the three movies as better.)
Serenity – 2005
V for Vendetta – 2006
Children of Men – 2006
Iron Man – 2008
(The second movie was good, but I think this one is better.)
Watchmen – 2009
District 9 – 2009