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High Life
The tedium of space is nothing compared to the tedium of an unfulfilling story
"...who has distanced herself from the notion that her science-fiction film High Life is a science-fiction film. It undoubtedly..."

April 12, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

AG Opinion Puts Brakes on Willingham Investigation
FSC may investigate old cases, but not old evidence
"...According to Attorney General Greg Abbott, the state's Forensic Science Commission may investigate old cases, provided it doesn't actually..."

July 29, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

On the Lege
It turns out that the State Board of Education knows more about science than real scientists!
"...much about evolution or the scientific method. Ultimately, the pro-science and pro-evolution side prevailed, but barely and with very..."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Column by Lee Nichols

Page Two: Wonder Stories
The unbound adventures and outrageous duets of a life spent with science fiction
"...Close childhood friends of mine started reading science fiction shortly after we learned how to read (though..."

July 25, 2008 Column by Louis Black

"...1985, Explorers belongs to 1985's school-break abundance of wacky science-project movies including Back to the Future, Gremlins, The Heavenly..."

April 25, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Brief History of Time
"...wife and family. The pairing of this maverick of science with this iconoclast of filmmaking seemed like an ordained..."

Oct. 30, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Page Two: Otto Binder Had a Vision
The great science-fiction and comic book writer already had a name for Trump back in the 1950s – Bizarro
"...early teenage years in New Jersey, where I befriended science-fiction writer and comic book writer Otto Binder. Always a..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Column by Louis Black

The Seven Skeletons of Lydia Pyne
The local science historian debuts her new book about famous fossil hominids
"...But Pyne, an Austin-based science historian and paleoanthropologist, knows these skeletons. She knows them..."

Aug. 12, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Hugo Rising
The nominees for science fiction's best novel of 2013 find a new guard challenging the old
"...the city is playing host to the 71st World Science Fiction Convention, an international massing of authors, editors, and..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Arts Feature by Amy Gentry

Point Austin: Rick Perry, Boy Scientist
When it comes to science, the Inquisition's got nothing on the guv
"...has conceded he's "crazy" enough to believe the current science on man-made climate change), Perry responded to a reference..."

Sept. 16, 2011 News Column by Michael King

Planet 51
In a switcheroo, animated aliens fear the human in their midst.
"...really cool bits of all the classic Cold War science-fiction films of the Fifties, possibly at the behest of..."

Nov. 20, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Last Mimzy
Solid performances elevate this mild but hardly magical children's sci-fi story.
"...two child leads and The Office’s Wilson as one’s science teacher) help vitalize the mishmash, however, and make the..."

March 23, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

What the #$*! Do We Know!?
Quantum physics, intent and possibility, science and fantasy … goofy cult or educational primer?
"...good belt of scotch. The film sways from straight-ahead science into the thoroughly quantum realms of intent and possibility,..."

Sept. 10, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Kitchen Stories
The science of efficiency is undone by the unpredictability of human emotion in this Swedish comedy.
"...Joachim Calmeyer, Bjørn Floberg and Reine Brynolfsson. In the science of observation, we have learned that any interaction between..."

April 2, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Graham Reynolds Is Doing What, Exactly, to the Alamo Drafthouse?
The Sound of Science and the science of sounds
" be a listening party for the Sound of Science album fomented up by Graham Reynolds and Jeffrey Zeigler..."

Jan. 16, 2019 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Lo-fi sci-fi drama is driven by performances and ingenuity
" shouldn’t come as a surprise that plenty of science-fiction films borrow heavily from the American Western. Few do..."

Nov. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Ant-Man and the Wasp
Marvel's crime caper comedy sequel gets bigger, smaller, but still fun
" for the same kind of giddy adventures in science as the first film, with added giant ants. Returning..."

July 6, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Where's Your Evidence?
Advances in forensic science have made physical evidence increasingly crucial in criminal justice – but the practice of preserving and maintaining that evidence is often underfunded, poorly managed, or just plain sloppy
"...within a criminal justice system that increasingly relies on science to make evidence meaningful...."

Feb. 15, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

"...the ill-fated space station Prometheus in Steven Soderbergh's new science fiction love story Solaris. That advice, along with the..."

Nov. 29, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...Jaye Davidson. When genres collide. Ridley Scott fused the science fiction movie with film noir in Blade Runner. James..."

Nov. 4, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Captive State
Aliens vs. Chicago. Chicago loses.
"...Here, Captive State is transformed from middling science-fiction into a Seventies espionage thriller, cross-cutting the actions of..."

March 22, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Save the World With Bill Nye
SXSW Eco closing speaker thinks we're not a lost cause
" to save the world. The good news? The Science Guy thinks that's eminently doable...."

Oct. 18, 2016 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Victor Frankenstein
This version of the Frankenstein tale is told from Igor's perspective
" frenzied as Frankenstein. The perpetual war dance between science and organized religion has rarely been so entertainingly addressed..."

Nov. 27, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Austin Finally Gets a Planetarium (Sorta)
Stargazers get home in Cedar Park, but still looking Downtown
"...Advocates for science education have spent years bemoaning the fact that Austin..."

Feb. 16, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

We Think This Is a Great Way to Celebrate Earth Day
Because science!
"...planet, without we've been informed by the methods of science?..."

April 22, 2014 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

In this effects-heavy film, extraterrestrials invade Los Angeles.
"...alien invasion of Los Angeles. I’d use the term "science fiction" to describe Skyline but the movie decidedly lacks..."

Nov. 19, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

District 9
District 9 is a wrenching, riveting, occasionally violent, often heartbreaking, socially conscious science fiction film, and, best of all, a love story.
"...occasionally violent, often heartbreaking, and, above all, socially conscious science-fiction film featuring seamlessly integrated CGI effects alongside flat-out perfect..."

Aug. 14, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Red Planet
"...Simak, and Asimov mean more to you in a science fiction context than that of Keanu Reeves, this unabashedly..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature
Understanding the Science
"...The science behind genetic engineering is so complex that even scientists..."

Aug. 6, 1999 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Wax, Or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees
" understand, this new cult favorite combines elements of science fiction, cyberpunk aesthetics, post-industrial moral metaphors, Burroughsian cut-ups technique..."

July 16, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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