What Can You Get a Wookiee for Christmas (When He Already Owns a Comb?)

It’s hard to let Science Fiction and Fantasy History month go by without a nod to George Lucas and his epic Star Wars empire. Star Wars has been a global pop culture phenomenon for more than thirty years making more than 4.27 billion dollars in box office revenue alone. And George Lucas has made more […]

Film Review: The Nutcracker 3D by Chris Welch


Starring Elle Fanning, Charlie Rowe, Nathan Lane, John Turturro, Yulia Vysotskaya, Frances De La Tour, Richard Grant, and Aaron Michael Drozin.

Directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy

Released by Cinemarket Films.

Review by Chris Welch

When most people hear the title The Nutcracker, they almost always […]

Science Fiction and Fantasy History Month Goes to the Movies

Film is a great medium for the likes of science fiction and fantasy. Bizarre worlds, unbelievable creatures, impossible science–all can be made “real” thanks to the moving picture.

Sadly, younger fans do not always experience the classic older films because so much gets buried under the newer films.

Therefore, I decided as part of Science […]

Writing Humor in Science Fiction and Fantasy

I enjoy writing humor when I get the chance, as I think it can add another layer to the story.

I don’t mean the story has to be a laff-riot, gag-a-minute, yuckfest. Well, that couldn’t hurt. But, you can work humor in here and there to make things interesting. Stories need ups and downs, build […]