When filmmaker Alex Cox finished shooting Repo Man in 1983, the first thing he did with the left-over money was option the film rights to the science fiction novel Bill, the Galactic Hero. Now both projects are back in the spotlight. The Criterion Collection recently released a Blu-Ray edition of th ... More >>
Nerds of a feather flock together, as they say. Brian Ibbott and jazz composer Andrew Allen have once again proven this adage to be entirely true. The two have paired up to produce another passion project that is sure to appeal to the dorkiest dweebs you know, Free Play, an album of traditional jazz ... More >>
I'm among the petulant grumblers about super-popular movies getting prequels, gaining sequels and being retrofitted to appeal to current fans while grabbing up new fans with sexy, glammy, glitzy things like turbo-hottie actors and actresses and the expensive magic of CGI. But I grumble because I car ... More >>
In Sigri Strand's latest series, Conjuring the Sensation of the Sun, the photographer taps into a human's relationship with food -- but through the lens of science fiction. Part of the citywide Month of Photography, the resulting show opens Saturday, March 9 at GroundSwell, which just won a Westword ... More >>
Fear not, geeks (and geek-curious): The Geek Pavilion at the second annual Denver County Fair, which runs from Friday, August 10 through Sunday, August 12 at the National Western Complex, is in excellent hands. That's because Dana Cain, the Denver County Fair's director, is passionate about nerd lif ... More >>
Star Trek: The Next Generation fans will get a special treat tonight, when National CineMedia brings two episodes of the classic series (complete with newly polished special effects) to the big screen, including the United Artists Denver Pavilions 15. That's the good news. The less good news is the ... More >>
"Comics and sci-fi are the new archetypes of our culture; we relate to Star Wars and Stan Lee's characters, and we've created new mythologies through them," says Dan Landes, restaurateur and self-confessed sci-fi geek. And on May 4, Landes's City, O' City hosted a full-on orgy of nerdness with the M ... More >>
Dan Landes loves sci-fi. And he'll prove it on Friday, when he hosts May the Fourth Be With You -- a sci-fi extravaganza complete with costume contest, live music and movies -- at his restaurant, City, O' City.
Landes wouldn't reveal what costume he'll be wearing, but in anticipation of that orgy o ... More >>
Everyone's favorite eccentric Renaissance man, William Shatner, is in Denver for his one-man performance of Shatner's World: We Just Live In It this evening at the Buell Theatre. For Shat-nerds, seeing this show will be a lot like making it with an alien hottie.
And for everyone else who needs a fr ... More >>
The groundbreaking sci-fi series The Twilight Zone is still socially relevant, and it's also inspired much social satire since it first appeared on television sets in 1959. The homage and spoofs range from many Simpsons episodes to a Melvins song to the Theater Company of Lafayette's Return t ... More >>
This week, we have a load of solid new releases, including a new book from Jeffrey Eugenides, whom the reading public hasn't heard from in almost ten years and whose book Middlesex now holds a permanent spot in nearly every used book store in the country. We also have the DVD release of Terra ... More >>
The Sci-Fi Film Series is getting down to its final two weeks, and this Wednesday, they'll be showing one of our favorites, Moon, at 7 p.m. at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. The purpose of the series is pretty simple: show off some great science fiction movies and provide an intellectual intro ... More >>
The Sci-Fi Film Series kicked off last week and will be running science fiction films, classic and new, every Wednesday for the next four weeks. The series' goal is to offer viewers a chance to talk with and hear a short lecture by an actual scientist about the scientific origins (or pseudo-s ... More >>
Christopher Lloyd was just winging the whole thing, anyway.There are so many seemingly random elements at play in the Yes! Lab's concept for The Remake Rumble, a seven-week series that starts tonight, they could almost be variables in a long-form improv game. The basic idea: take the plot ele ... More >>