Wanderings

Anything you dream is fiction,
and anything you accomplish is science,
the whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction.
- Ray Bradbury
May 17th, 2006

OFFICIAL SCI-FI BOYS WEBSITE

This site recently hit one of my webrings. What I like about it is that it shows the difference between the terms Science Fiction and Sci-Fi. Hugo Gernsback invented Science Fiction as a genre and then created the words Scientifiction and Science Fiction to describe it. Forest Ackerman invented the term Sci-Fi to describe the monster movies that Hollywood called Science Fiction, but was really just horror. Today, the SciFi channel has only the monster movie type of Sci-Fi and none of Gernsback’s Science Fiction. Simply put, what you read is Science Fiction, what you watch is SciFi.

OFFICIAL SCI-FI BOYS WEBSITE: “This is the story of the Sci-Fi Boys, who started out as kids making amateur movies inspired by FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazine and grew up to take Hollywood by storm, inventing the art and technology for filming anything the mind can dream. The DVD has the 80 minute feature, plus over one hour of bonus features of rare sci-fi treasures, described below.”






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