Ridley Scott

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.

VAMPIRE TROPES IN SCIENCE FICTION

VAMPIRE TROPES IN SCIENCE FICTION

When you think about it, the idea of a sentient “boogy-thing” running around and feeding off of you and your loved ones is so deeply rooted in our collective unconscious to manifest itself in one way or another is actually pretty amazing.

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."

But What Does it All Mean? (Don’t Answer That.)

But What Does it All Mean? (Don’t Answer That.)

"Let’s face it: art is inherently subjective, and viewers aren’t going to take away the same emotional experiences and interpretations from any given film."