Category Archives: Sci-Fi

Life Finds A Way: Celebrating the Jurassic Park Franchise #4: John Hammond

My latest blog post on Jurassic Park. This one is on John Hammond. I spared no expense. Continue reading

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Life Finds Away: Celebrating the Jurassic Park Franchise #3: Dr. Ian Malcolm

One key character for any science fiction or horror cautionary tale is the voice of reason. The character who is not only an expert in his field, but is quick to point out to the others just how wrong they … Continue reading

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Life Finds A Way: Celebrating the Jurassic Park Franchise #1: Dr. Alan Grant.

When we first meet Dr. Alan Grant in the film Jurassic Park, we have learned form a conversation between InGen’s Lawyer Donald Generro and another paleontologist working in an Amber mine that the company really wants him to come down … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Right Here: Celebrating 35 Years of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial: #5: E.T.

In comparison to other movie aliens, E.T. is a bit of an oddity.  While the aliens in Close Encounters are certainly benevolent they retain the sterile and immaculate resemblance to the 50’s stereotype of the grey man. The ones in … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Right Here: Celebrating 35 Years of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial: #4: Mary

In many ways E.T. is not that dissimilar from a modern day fairy tale. The film opens in a deep dark forest; there are strange and wonderful creatures, and even a sense of magic throughout the story. Most importantly, as … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Right Here: Celebrating 35 Years of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial: #3: Gertie

There is an old adage in Hollywood, first coined by comedian W.C. Fields, that directors should never work with children or animals. Younger kids, like animals, can often have a difficult time following  cues, and can have a hard time … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Right Here: Celebrating 35 Years of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial: # 2 : Michael

There comes a time in every young person’s life were they feel the need to step up to the plate more when it comes to their family. This is usually the case in a family where a parent is gone … Continue reading

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