After last week’s emotional news that Leonard Nimoy had passed away, the geek community had a close call this week when Harrison Ford crashed his plane into a Los Angeles golf course. The engine on Ford’s plane failed shortly after takeoff and he requested to return to the airport for an emergency landing. According to a tweet by Ford’s son, the actor was not seriously injured, just battered. Ford was taken to the hospital to treat his injuries. I’m sure Disney was relieved, since they are just getting started on a new Star Wars trilogy and he’s already been hurt once during this production. Can we please just keep him in a nice safe place until the movies are all done?
If we had lost Spock and Han Solo in the same week, I’d be catatonic for like 6 months. Not even joking. Continue reading
Take a moment to think about the most influential science fiction movie. Chances are that most people have several of the same movies on their lists: Star Wars, Blade Runner, Alien, Avatar, Terminator, just to name a few. However, there is a movie that is potentially more influential than any of the ones I’ve listed, and yet that movie was never made. Such is the tale told by Jodorowsky’s Dune, a recent documentary that chronicles the failed attempt by director Alejandro Jodorowsky to make a film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic novel Dune. Continue reading