The 12 Best Sci-Fi Summer Blockbuster Films of the late 20th Century

The 12 Best Sci-Fi Summer Blockbuster Films of the late 20th CenturyAs mentioned in the previous post < Looking into the History of Summer Blockbusters>, summer is the season of the year where we see many big budget films at the movies.

The summer time goes from June 1 to August 31 for some countries (meteorological summer season) while for others the summer begins on May 1 and ends on August 1.

Having many Sci-Fi blockbusters movies in the summer at the movies has become a tradition but it should be noted that there are also similar movies that were equally successful in other seasons like the winter.

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Looking into the history of Summer Blockbusters

Looking into the history of Summer BlockbustersWe hear the term blockbuster a lot in the movie world, especially in the summer time, movies are referred to as summer blockbusters. But what is a summer blockbuster?

First we have to understand what the term blockbuster means. The term blockbuster was first used in the 1940s referring to aerial bombs capable of destroying a whole block of streets.

Later the term was used to refer to successful movies, which is ironic since a box office bomb has the exact opposite meaning of successful: failure at the box office.

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Writing your Choice

Writing your ChoiceIs the writing profession something for you?

Writing is a way of communication and most people have the ability to do it. From the journalist that should write stories objectively and based on facts, to the screenwriter that writes about an imaginary world, for us to get lost in and forget our daily struggles for a few hours, we should be aware of the way we write stories.

 

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The TV network’s culture impact on Sci-Fi TV shows

The TV network's culture impact on Sci-Fi TV showsHow many of you were just getting into a new sci-fi show, only to have it cancelled midway or at the end of the first season?

We’ve all been there at one point, and it’s rather frustrating to see that no matter how good a show is or how great the source material is, if ratings aren’t good enough, the running time will end.

The TV rating system has always been used by networks as the main measure of success and the main reason that One-Season TV shows exists. Really? Let’s take a look.

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Fringe: crossing the line between sci-fi and reality

Fringe: crossing the line between sci-fi and realityIs Fringe something for you?

Let’s start from the basics, as they say.  Fringe is an American science fiction television show. J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci teamed up to create this supernatural (mystery) drama.

It aired on the Fox network from September 9, 2008 till January 18, 2013. The show ran for five seasons with 100 episodes.

One of the adjectives of the word Fringe is “unusual,” what perfectly describes this TV show.

This is not the usual CSI or NCIS crime investigation style you’re used to at all.

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First look at Mass Effect 1

First look at Mass Effect 1In my previous post “4 easy ways to introduce Sci-Fi to your friends” I discussed the second way to introduce sci-fi to your friends: playing video games.

One of the games mentioned was  Mass Effect: The Shepard Saga which consists of a series of 3 games.

In this post we will take a first look at Mass Effect 1. This is for all of those people who are not familiar with this video game franchise.

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