David Bowie’s “Major Tom” Trilogy

From the 1995 album Outside, the song “Hallo Spaceboy” is a collaboration of David Bowie, Brian Eno, and the Pet Shop Boys on guest vocals. Bowie originally wrote the song in mostly-improvised sessions with his band in 1995, and intentionally wrote it with a Nine Inch Nails-like vibe. In an interview, Bowie is quoted as saying that “Hallo Spaceboy” […]

Happy 30th Birthday “Labyrinth”

On June 27th, 1986 the film Labyrinth was first released in the USA, but it would be another five months before it came out in Britain (November 28th, 1986). To celebrate three decades of one of the best fantasy movies ever made, here are five things that you might not have known about Labyrinth.

We All Know Major Tom’s a Junkie

The song “Ashes to Ashes” is generally regarded as the sequel to David Bowie’s first hit song “Space Oddity,” but this time instead of a hippie astronaut who casually slips the bonds of a crass and material world to journey beyond the stars, the song describes Major Tom as a “junkie, strung out in heaven’s […]

David Bowie & Genre Film

For sometime it seemed like David Bowie could not age, that he was indeed an immortal vampire of sorts, but last night he lost his private fight with cancer. Bowie’s body may be dead, however, his work that spans six decades had already elevated him to immortality. Amongst these works were several unforgettable film roles in the genres […]

The Misadventures of Major Tom

When it comes to “Outer Space Music” a seminal work has to be David Bowie’s 1969 single “Space Oddity” featuring the timeless adventure into space with Major Tom.

The Legacy of La Jetée

Earlier this year the SyFy Channel released a TV show spin-off of the 1995 movie Twelve Monkeys directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, and Brad Pitt. The first season of 12 Monkeys has only 13 episodes, but after a huge cliff hanger the show’s second season is scheduled for 2016. While many may recall Twelve Monkeys from 1995 […]

Labyrinth’s Emotionally Abusive Goblin King (Pt.2)

Part Two of our analysis of Labyrinth‘s Jareth . . . click here for Part One. Given the power dynamic, and Jareth’s demeanor, his treatment of Sarah is akin to that of a narcissistic emotional abuser. From their very first encounter Jareth employs a variety of abusive techniques in order to control Sarah. Three primary red flags for an unhealthy […]

Sunday Summary – February 1st, 2015

So what did you miss this week? Monday, January 26th, Australia rebelled over rum, the Weird Review reported on Pirates and Wenches, we revealed the list of Registered Airships for the 2015 Symposium Games, and this week saw the start of the Nerd’s Domain Call of Cthulhu podcast joining the Pandora Society.   Tuesday, January 27th, Edison patents his lightbulb design, the Symposium […]

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