The definition of science fiction, perhaps more than other genres, involves a high degree of subjective reading. The question: “What is SciFi?” begs a multitude of answers. SciFi purists might argue that Alien and The Fly are horror films, more specifically monster movies, or hybrid narratives, at best, but not strictly science fiction. Yet, I posit horror and science fiction have been inextricably linked since at least the classic period. Furthermore, I would argue that SciFi has always assumed a hybridized stance.
I don’t know what it’s like for other states in the US, but in Texas, learning our state's history is a mandatory subject for all school students. It is our honor to learn about Davy Crockett, Ima Hogg, Santa Anna, the Alamo, the six countries and their flags that once ruled over this beautiful expanse... My Texas history class fell during my 7th grade year. One of our projects that year was to pair up and make a film about a famous couple or duo in Texas history. I played Lee Harvey Oswald and my friend played Jack Ruby – it's a truly golden piece of film, I promise you.