Friday, February 15, 2013

Forces of Geek "A History of Sci-Fi Cinema" Column

The fine folks over at Forces of Geek have allowed me the space and time to ramble on about the history of science fiction cinema.  These bi-weekly columns, will make an attempt, however feeble, at discussing the history of this often chided cinematic genre.  From its birth to the latest CGI box office hits, I will take a look at the films that have filled the genre, as well as their literary influences and TV offshoots.  In this episode, my first in the series, I take a look at the works of Jules Verne and H.G. Welles, and how they influenced the genre, and Georges Méliès, and how he helped shape said genre.

Read my column, "The Magic of Méliès and the Birth of a Genre," at Forces of Geek.

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