Don Elfant

A Tale About Southern Gothic

A Tale About Southern Gothic

Inspired by the World Premiere of THE PERFECT HOST: A SOUTHERN GOTHIC TALE and curious about its Southern Gothic origins, OWA Director of Marketing & Development Don Elfant, delves into the history of the genre.

Mooch U - The College Experience of the Future

Mooch U - The College Experience of the Future

ROCK STEADY ROW centers around a young college freshman who, after his bike is stolen, lands on a college campus and is compelled to take action against the reigning fraternities and ultimately the dean. Writer Bomani Story will be in attendance and will do a Q&A after the screening.

THE BLACK HOLE: How Did I Not See This Film As A Kid?

THE BLACK HOLE: How Did I Not See This Film As A Kid?

THE BLACK HOLE was directed by Gary Nelson, who will be in attendance on Sunday, December 10 at 5:35pm for a special retro screening and to accept Other Worlds Austin’s 2017 Defender of the Universe Award.

Ray vs Egon

Ray vs Egon

DON: Trying to finish…er… start my Stranded-On-An-Island-With-One-Fictional-Scientist blog.
MICHAEL: Cool. Who did you settle on?
DON: I’m thinking about Ray Stantz from GHOSTBUSTERS.
MICHAEL: Whaaaaa? Ray over Egon? You two are dying on that island; you know that right?

Mazephobia

Mazephobia

Other Worlds Austin’s next Orbiter screening is the Texas premiere of DAVE MADE A MAZE on Wednesday, July 19 at Flix Brewhouse.

In the film, Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation.

NASA’s Follow-Up Questions for Teleportation Device Grant Proposal

NASA’s Follow-Up Questions for Teleportation Device Grant Proposal

Thank you for your submission to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s “SciFi-to-Sci” grant. We just have a few follow-up questions regarding your application:

The Most Important Sports Artifacts of Our Time

The Most Important Sports Artifacts of Our Time

In honor of the SciFi comedy FUTURE ’38, which screens Wednesday, May 17 at Flix Brewhouse, the OWA staff is creating a Time Capsule to be opened in 80 years.

FUTURE ’38 is a Technicolor valentine to the classic screwball comedies of the 1930s and ‘40s, with a SciFi twist. It’s a time-travel adventure which presents the exotic future-world of 2018 A.D., as imagined by the filmmakers of 1938!

The Spontaneous Spectacle of STAR WARS

The Spontaneous Spectacle of STAR WARS

Back in the day, we waited in line because we had to. That was the only way to see the show. By contrast, a month before its release, THE FORCE AWAKENS had already surpassed $50 million in advanced ticket sales, breaking the overall record previously held by THE HUNGER GAMES more than eight times over.

We Hope Kelsey Didn't End Up Like Barb on STRANGER THINGS

We Hope Kelsey Didn't End Up Like Barb on STRANGER THINGS

First, we will attempt to communicate with the Kelseios via ham radio and walkie-talkies. If that doesn’t work, we will try an elaborately staged Christmas light display. We have no idea why this works but we’ve had some success with it in the past. 

Don't Sleep on CARRIE!

Don't Sleep on CARRIE!

The scene was classic Horror: Two teens alone in a house late at night. Most of the lights were out and the teens were huddled on the floor with torment and carnage right in front of their eyes. The teens were actually me and my high school girlfriend, Caroline, and we were watching the Horror classic, CARRIE (1976).

Flix Profile: Meet Greg Johnson!

Flix Profile: Meet Greg Johnson!

What's your favorite SciFi movie and why?

I don't have any children but I imagine this is what parents feel when you ask them to name a favorite kid... There are so many movies that I feel define different times of my life that I love...

SciFi Screenwriting Success Stories

SciFi Screenwriting Success Stories

No matter where you are in your writing career, take solace in these six stories of famous SciFi screenwriters who found their way to the top. Most went on to become directors, producers, and some even moguls.

League of Malevolent Computers

Evil computers have been a staple of SciFi films since NOVAC (Nuclear Operative Variable Automatic Computer) in the film GOG (1954). On Thursday, September 17, Other Worlds Austin will screen the award-winning NIGHTMARE CODE, which features R.O.P.E.R., a top secret behavior recognition program. Definitely evil.

In honor of R.O.P.E.R., we’ve been counting down the most evil movie/TV computers by giving them each a “baseball card” with their vital info. Click here if you’d like tickets or to find out more about NIGHTMARE CODE. Enjoy the countdown and leave us a comment with your thoughts on the list.

Number 10: Mother from ALIEN (1979)

Number 10: Mother from ALIEN (1979)

Number 9: Edgar from ELECTRIC DREAMS (1984)

Number 9: Edgar from ELECTRIC DREAMS (1984)

Number 8: Proteus IV from DEMON SEED (1977)

Number 8: Proteus IV from DEMON SEED (1977)

Number 7: Ultimate Computer from SUPERMAN III (1983)

Number 7: Ultimate Computer from SUPERMAN III (1983)

Number 6: B.O.S.S. from DOCTOR WHO "The Green Death" (1973)

Number 6: B.O.S.S. from DOCTOR WHO "The Green Death" (1973)

Number 5: V.I.K.I. from I, ROBOT (2004)

Number 5: V.I.K.I. from I, ROBOT (2004)

Number 4: M.C.P. from TRON (1982)

Number 4: M.C.P. from TRON (1982)

Number 3: Skynet from TERMINATOR (1984)

Number 3: Skynet from TERMINATOR (1984)

Number 2: NOMAD from Star Trek (TOS) "The Changeling" (1967)

Number 2: NOMAD from Star Trek (TOS) "The Changeling" (1967)

Number 1: HAL from 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

Number 1: HAL from 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

Austin: Geek Capital of the World

Austin: Geek Capital of the World

Austin’s official slogan is “Live music capital of the world.” It’s a well-deserved honor but one Austin might be losing as one classic venue after another closes up shop. Austin’s unofficial motto is “Keep Austin Weird.” This originally was aimed at getting people to patronize independent local businesses instead of national chains. But it’s taken on a life of its own as a kind of mantra for the city.