Once Upon a Spaceship – “Alien” as Fairy-Tale

Alien has earned its reputation as a classic. The acting. The cinematography. The painful intimacy of birth, death, and survival that makes the heart of the story (which the alien enjoys ripping out – repeatedly). The dialogue and action have inspired many critical essays and late night debates among friends, and it’s the sort of […]

Women of Awesomeness: Ellen Ripley

Ripley has a long and storied history of Awesomeness. She is a frequent and high ranked member of a variety of “Best of Women Characters” lists. In fact the American Film Institute marked Ripley as the 8th greatest hero in cinema history… that’s including  her male counterparts. Not too shabby, no? Ripley is royalty among […]

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