By Carter Phillips
When it was created during the 1800’s by such great writers as H.G. Wells and Arthur Conan Doyle, it was an imagination's outpour of things possible to come. Over a century later the genre's earliest iterations can still fill someone’s mind with the most splendid of visualizations.
When cinema began during the late 1800’s those visualizations came to life. Science fiction became magician turned filmmaker George Milies favorite ‘playground’ for his studio. The genre can be a way not only to image, but similar to horror, it can tackle contemporary issues as well as universal problems through use of metaphors.
Although the most pure of cinephiles may scoff at genre cinema, those who like to look up at the stars are treated with some of the greatest stories in all of film.
Forbidden Planet (1957)
Ad Adstra (2019)
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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