They’re Coming Back! – Independence Day: Resurgance

  We knew this day was coming.   For 20 years. They’ve come back. Independence Day was a huge hit, it was classic 1950s B-movie alien invasion story, with state of the art special effects, and a talented cast, including a Fresh Prince, on his way to becoming one of the biggest stars in the world. Will Smith‘s Captain Steve Hiller won’t be returning to save the day again, but there are plenty of familiar faces, like former fighter pilot and President of the United States Thomas Whitmore (Bill Pullman), and computer genius David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) showing up in this … Continue reading

The Sky is Falling

As long as there has been science fiction, alien invasion has been a staple of the genre.  Beginning with HG Wells immortal classic “War of the Worlds” (Which has been redone, and re-interpreted several times) popular fiction has embraced the alien invasion story, from the 50’s monster and saucer movies to recent summer blockbusters like Independence Day, and going full circle Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of War of the Worlds.  On TV aliens tend to be more sereptitious.   The conspiracy of X-Files and Dark Skies, or even the plots of the Vistors in both version of V.  Now of course some of … Continue reading