Ann Wells is an elementary music teacher by day and a nerd all the time. Her fandoms include Star Wars (the original three, thank-you-very-much), Doctor Who (10 is her doctor), and great authors like J.R.R. Tolkien, Isaac Asimov, and Neil Gaiman, among others. She can usually be found with her nose in a book, playing an instrument, singing show tunes, being crafty with yarn, or doing the bidding of her cat.
Listening to Stuart Hancock's soundtrack, you'd never guess that the corresponding film, Hawk, was a short film with a small budget. Its gorgeous orchestral and choral score brings to mind the music from well-known feature films like the Harry Potter Read More
While I, Robot and The Caves of Steel focused heavily on themes of prejudice and fear of those who are different, whether human or robot, The Naked Sun takes place away from earth and therefore away from these competing groups. Read More
Isaac Asimov's The Caves of Steel appeared in 1953, first as a magazine serial and subsequently in novel form. The Caves of Steel is at its heart a murder mystery which takes places thousands of years after the events of the stories in I, Robot. Read More
In the last Geek's Guide installment, we looked at robots who make music. In this Geek's Guide installment, we turn the tables and look at the history of humans making music through electronic means — a famous pre-synthesizer instrument, some famous Read More
When Fandomania chose "robots" as the theme for the month, one of the first things that came to mind was the classic science fiction of Isaac Asimov. This is just the first of a series on Isaac Asimov's Robots, in which we will explore the collection of Read More
Chicks Dig Time Lords is a collection of 23 essays, three interviews, and one cartoon edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O'Shea. They have assembled quite a treasure trove of stories that documents the history of Doctor Who fandom through the individual Read More
While searching for ideas for a time travel-themed Geek's Guide, I happened upon the perfect fit — a movie about time travel with a piece of classical music featured prominently. The movie is Jeannot Szwarc's 1980 film Somewhere in Time, starring Read More
The things SyFy Original Movies all have in common are bad CGI monsters, outlandish plots and, not infrequently, the well-known actors to star in them. Since it's Cryptozoology Month here at Fandomania, we will limit our focus to just five films Read More
Blue Valentine stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams as a couple trying to keep their marriage from falling apart, as told through a series of flashbacks to important moments in their relationship. Providing most of the musical accompaniment to this Read More
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