December’s Science Fiction Theatre: GODZILLA!
If we don’t defend ourselves from Godzilla now, what will become of us? In 1954, a legend was born. Well, technically it was resurrected, but we’ll get on to that later. Directed by Ishiro Honda, […]Read More
SF Masterwork of the Week: The Body Snatchers
The classic novel of paranoia immortalised on film as The Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Originally published in 1955 Jack Finney’s sinister SF tale has outgrown the initial debate about whether it satirized Communism or […]Read More
November’s Science Fiction Theatre: Outland
“You’re supposed to protect us! You’re the police! It’s your job! Where are your men?” Director Peter Hyams wanted to make a Western. But he was told that the genre was dead, that nobody would […]Read More
Science Fiction Theatre Double Bill!
Regular readers of the SF Gateway blog will know we’re big fans of online classic SF dealer The Space Merchants and their fantastic monthly film show, Science Fiction Theatre. In recent months, featured films have […]Read More
Classic Sci-Fi Cinema
We’ve just heard from the British Film Institute, which is running an autumn festival of films they thought would be of particular interest to SF Gateway readers. SCI-FI: Days of Fear and Wonder, running across […]Read More
August’s Sci-Fi Theatre: Fahrenheit 451
Linda, you’re absolutely fantastic We’re showing Fahrenheit 451 this week. Francois Truffaut’s 1966 version of Ray Bradbury’s seminal book. It’s a strange film this. Tends to divide opinion. Critics see it as a rather […]Read More
July’s Sci-Fi Theatre: Rollerball
Last year, we met the excellent Graham Ainsley and learned of his labour of love, The Space Merchants: an online shop selling secondhand copies of classic SF books, magazines, artwork, etc. You should go there […]Read More
We Were There First: Edge of Tomorrow
The rather excellent comics news site Bleeding Cool has a semi-regular feature it calls The Swipe Files, where recent comics covers are placed side-by-side with covers from the past, to which they bear an uncanny […]Read More
The 10th Victim
This is a public service announcement. Fans of classic SF cinema need to know that today sees the release of the dual-format DVD & Blu-Ray version of The 10th Victim, Elio Petri‘s 1965 film, starring […]Read More
The Man of Steel?
So, the Gollancz/Gateway team was sitting round a table recently, trying to work out the coming weeks’ blog posts (yes, these things really are planned. Mostly) and someone mentioned the new Superman move, Man of […]Read More
New Book of the Week: When Worlds Collide
THE GREATEST SHOCK OF ALL TIME IS . . . WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE! George Pal‘s production of When Worlds Collide was released to cinemas in 1951, at a time when it was still a major […]Read More