The longest movie genre discussion of our time continues this week when we focus on the Sci-Fi genre. However, this time around we focus on Pre-Star Wars films! Freelance writer and game designer Christopher McGlothlin joins our discussion this week.
Sci-fi films are often quasi-scientific, visionary and imaginative – complete with heroes, aliens, distant planets, impossible quests, improbable settings, fantastic places, great dark and shadowy villains, futuristic technology, unknown and unknowable forces, and extraordinary monsters (‘things or creatures from space’), either created by mad scientists or by nuclear havoc. They are sometimes an offshoot of fantasy films, or they share some similarities with action/adventure films. Science fiction often expresses the potential of technology to destroy humankind and easily overlaps with horror films, particularly when technology or alien life forms become malevolent, as in the “Atomic Age” of sci-fi films in the 1950s
About Christopher McGlothlin
A freelance writer for the Mutants & Masterminds line, Christopher McGlothlin, M.Ed. is a lifelong Virginian whose prior works have been published by PEG, WEG, Guildhall Press, and Gold Rush Games. He holds Bachelor of Science Degrees in Political Science and Journalism, as well as a Master’s in Education, from Radford University. For the past nine years, he has worked as a High School Social Studies Teacher, and he serves as a moderator for the New Gamers Order pro wrestling/game industry discussion e-list.
Mr. McGlothlin is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Military Order of the Stars & Bars, and the Confederate States Army. His hobbies include the Miami Dolphins, MST3K, the JSA, professional wrestling, and classic sci-fi. All good things in his life are made possible by God and his wonderful wife Tanith.