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Best Sci-Fi MacGuffins in Cinema

Best Sci-Fi MacGuffins in Cinema

In addition to having a lot of action, fun, and generally being a blast, AXCELLERATOR also incorporates a classic SciFi staple, the MacGuffin. With that in mind, Other Worlds Director of Marketing & Development revisits The Best Movie MacGuffins in SciFi.

Dan O'Bannon: the Man Who Inspired the OWA Filmmaker Grant

Dan O'Bannon: the Man Who Inspired the OWA Filmmaker Grant

Dan O’Bannon’s story is one of unabashed creativity and generic infusions, both in terms of hybridization and innovation.  It is with this consideration and ambitions toward new horizons that we introduce the “Dan O’Bannon Other Worlds Austin Filmmaker Grant,” which we hope will allow burgeoning local voices representing the genres of SciFi, horror, and fantasy, an opportunity to bring those voices to fruition.

SciFi MacGuffins Aren’t Always THE ANSWER

SciFi MacGuffins Aren’t Always THE ANSWER

Imagine one day you receive a package in the mail from your mom—the same mom who died 20 years ago. This is what happens to Bridd, the protagonist in the SciFi thriller THE ANSWER.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is the NEW HOPE for future generations

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is the NEW HOPE for future generations

Much like the original film that inspired its saga, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is not merely entertainment for the masses. This film exemplifies the power of storytelling through film, making a profound effect on its viewers for a lifetime.

The SciFi Timeline: Part 3

The SciFi Timeline: Part 3

"Getting into the last 50 years, it gets much easier to argue which films and books are important, and there are many that don't seem important now, that probably will be."