Tags : Sci Fi

Alien: Covenant Movie Review

Back in March on the opening night of SXSW, Ridley Scott brought along the primary cast as well as around 30 minutes of footage from Alien: Covenant. During that presentation, which I wrote about HERE if you’d like to read that, Ridley made it clear that the character of David, portrayed stunningly by Michael Fassbender, […]Read More

Last Minute Xmas Gift Ideas For The Nerd Readers In

It’s THREE days til Christmas, and I’m willing to bet there are more than a few of you out there that don’t have all your Christmas shopping done. I’ve been guilty of it too. Waiting til the last minute, still unsure of what to get people, and frantically scrambling around two days before in some […]Read More

Nerdlocker Movie Review: Elysium

Easily one of my most anticipated films of 2013 and it didn’t disappoint! I was absolutely enthralled with District 9 and so I have eagerly been awaiting Neill Blomkamp’s follow up to his classic feature film debut. What I loved about D9, and what Blomkamp brought to Elysium, is an understanding of the horrific side […]Read More

Nerdlocker Exclusive – Spacestation 1985

When most of us think of science fiction we think comic books, films, television and novels. I mean, that is how we’ve always ingested our sci-fi. Asimov’s Foundation series, Dune, Neuronmancer, Aliens, Bladerunner, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, etc etc.  How often do we see sci-fi transcend these mediums and get performed live? Not often. Not […]Read More

Austin Connection Movie Review – Total Recall

WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD! This review of Len Wiseman’s Total Recall is not a discussion of the film itself, rather a review of one story and two films. Both versions of the movie, the 1990 version filmed by Paul Verhoeven and the 2012 version filmed by Wiseman, take different approaches to the Philip K. Dick story, […]Read More

Austin Connection Movie Review – Prometheus

Well the time has come for the much anticipated film from Ridley Scott, Prometheus.  The question I keep asking myself is, “Is it a worthy addition to my beloved Alien canon?” The answer is a cautious yes.  I really liked this film, but I didn’t love it. I also respect its ambition. Prometheus puts forth […]Read More

Jason’s Vault – A Space Queen and a Homeless Hulk

  Jason’s Vault is a place where I hope to show you something you have either forgotten about or would have never known exhisted.  This week I picked two films.  One from 1958 and the other from 2007. Queen of Outer Space was parodied in an episode of Futurama when the crew lands on a planet […]Read More