Alamogordo's city council has granted an excavation permit for the infamous landfill said to hold thousands of copies of E.T.
In 1908, while photos themselves were still in their relative infancy, a moderately successful photographer began making 'Tall Tale Postcards.' He rapidly became one of America's first, and most successful, fantasy artists. »
Daily Grail has a documentary on UFOs made in the 1970s: There's much footage from old movies, featuring ominous orchestral music. However, the documentary also covers the origin of the term 'flying saucer.' And there's a clip of Steven Spielberg discussing whether he'd take a ride on a spaceship, since 1977, the year… »
The Nintendo zapper was my first and only gun. Like many people, I used it to hunt ducks on my monitor – later I missed it horribly when I played that deer hunting arcade game (you know, the one where they say "you shot the female deer!" when you accidentally don't shoot a stag). But now I can wear it forever close to my … »
Science fiction was supposed to be about the future, so why is it obsessed with its own past? The L.A. Times picks up this familiar lament, in an article appearing Sunday as part of a special science fiction section. And you might be slightly surprised at what William Shatner has to say. »
Back in the early 1980s, little Derek Powazek collected several cups from Burger King with old-school Battlestar Galactica and Return of the Jedi art on them. Now he's rescued them from destruction in his family home, and has turned them into lovely portraits of a bygone era in scifi swag. Here are a few more, below. »
Stretch Armstrong was one of the coolest toys back in 1976. This grinning little circus strongman could be stretched and pulled into a thousand different positions thanks to the gooey syrup he was filled with. Stretch proved so popular that toymaker Kenner decided to create a nemesis for him, and the red-skinned… »
Three spies crash-land in the Himalayas, where a monk gives them telepathic powers in The Champions, a forgotten British show from 1968. Now fantasy/horror mastermind Guillermo Del Toro is adapting it into a movie for Universal. Del Toro is one of the few auteurs you can trust to update this material without… »