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‘The World’s End’ is a near perfect blend of sci-fi and comedy

By Cory J. Willey

October 1, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Movies

This year, we have seen a high quantity of films prophesizing the inevitable destruction of the world as we know it. So it would seem an almost impossible task for a similarly-themed film to stand out amongst this doom-obsessed crowd. “The World’s End,” however, accomplishes just that by d...

Superb visuals can’t hide ‘Oblivion’s’ shortcomings

By Ryan Sacco

April 23, 2013

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Movies

For sci-fi fans, “Oblivion” will satisfy your taste for beautiful and mesmerizing special effects and a new and inventive storyline, but it is unable to thrust itself into orbit with other sci-fi classics like “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Terminator” or “The Matrix.” “Oblivion” is ...

“Looper” presents a fresh take on time travel

By Jonathan Smith

October 5, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

“Looper” is not your average science fiction film. Yes, it may contain all of the classic hallmarks of the genre – such as time travel, telekinetic powers and new gadgets – but it manages to rise above its genre trappings...

‘Fringe’ undergoes creative evolution

By Kevin Romani

April 27, 2011

Filed under Television

As it is wrapping up its third season, “Fringe” has evolved into a series that barely resembles the one that premiered in September 2008. With a now continuous narrative, strong characters and the development of its own mythology, it has become one of the best shows on television...

Grad student’s new exhibit examines history of sci-fi from early Atomic Age roots

By William Perkins

October 7, 2010

Filed under Campus News

Morgan Hubbard has been a science fiction fan for quite sometime. “I’ve always loved science fiction,” said Hubbard, a second-year graduate student of history at the University of Massachusetts. In an effort to combine h...