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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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October’s Sci-Fi Theatre: Seconds

“This may hurt a little” Seconds is just one of those films. Those who like, it love it. Those who don’t, well, they probably have no idea the film exists. The former spend a lot […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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