Happy Birthday – To Us!

I know, I know – it’s such a cliché to say this, but it really does seem like it was just yesterday when Science Fiction Zone was brought into existence.  And yet we’re one year old this month!

Before I begin, I just want to start off with a HUGE thank you to our readers, followers and fans.  I seriously cannot thank you enough for your support and participation on this site, our Facebook page and our Twitter page.  Without you, the site would have been a distant memory by now. You guys are AWESOME!

It’s amazing how many changes can take place in one calendar year.  At the urging of two very good friends, I decided to launch SFZ.  In those… Continue reading

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The Trouble with ‘Twilight’

There he is… Captain Obsesso and his "prize."

Ok, I promised (or perhaps ‘warned’ is a better word) in the About SFZ section that controversial subjects will be discussed from time to time.  So I think it’s about time I get something off my chest, something that has to do with a very popular series of books and movies.  And while I believe that my point of view will be the minority, it doesn’t make it any less valid. 

That being said, I think I’m ready to move on and start discussing the topic at hand which is Twilight.

It’s not that I don’t enjoy anything about the series.  I’ll confess… Continue reading

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Person of Interest: Tara Thorton (True Blood)

With the vast array of television entertainment available to us today, many of the shows and characters seem perpetually boring and terribly predictable.  So when I finally come across one that stands apart from the rest, one that really causes me to reconsider everything that I’ve ever known to be true,  I know I’ve found something (or someone) special.  And this is the point of this new series of articles I’ll be writing – to share, in detail, everything I can about a character that is worthy to be discussed.  I’ll try to ensure that the shows are current and are still running, but there might be times when I revisit ones that are no longer airing because, yes, the… Continue reading

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What Makes a Superhero…Super?

If you’re anything like me, you’re totally obsessed with superheroes and the idea that one man (or woman) could save us mere mortals from harm (and if you’re not, you should be — superheroes rock).  But after much thought, I’m left wondering – what makes our favorite superheroes so super?   No doubt there are so many different kinds of superheroes with super abilities.  Some rely on technology; others on natural ability.  Is one better than the other?

One of my absolute favorites is Ironman.  Good ol’ Tony Stark’s amazing mind and mastery of engineering led to the creation of that suit which has then been used for the greater good.  But like Batman, Ironman depends on gadgets and technology. … Continue reading

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The Dreaded Science Fiction Sequel – Or Is it?

There’s an interesting phenomenon that occurs when a movie becomes a box office hit.  The people involved in the project get an idea (in my opinion it’s mostly greed- motivated) that perhaps a sequel would be a good idea.  They try to tap into what made their first movie a hit to begin with and expound on it in some way which allows for greater entertainment of audience members and more revenue, etc. etc.

However, in terms of science fiction movie sequels, I hope I’m not the only one that often feels disappointed after subjecting myself to one.  This is what happened when I first saw The Matrix and loved it:   I heard that a sequel was coming out… Continue reading

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