About Alison "Boom" Baumgartner

Alison
Boom believes the truth is out there, and that there is no such thing as a final frontier. She isn’t, however, entirely convinced that a towel is that useful for all situations.As a science fiction nerd, she has written her Masters dissertation on spatial philosophy in Star Trek, hosts a science fiction podcast called Loving the Alien, and has accidentally ended up on convention panels about Star Wars.The things she likes outside of Science Fiction include British panel shows, writing young adult stories, reciting the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in an attempt to be ironically cool, and sketch comedies.
Favorites: David Bowie
Location: Denver, Colorado

Alison "Boom" Baumgartner - Writer

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Doctor Strangelove Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb’ (1964)

    Posted Thursday, February 4th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    When people think about Stanley Kubrick and science fiction, they usually only think about ‘2001: A Space Odyssey‘, and forget about the dark comedy, ‘Dr. Strangelove’. This is why we are featuring it on Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s ongoing column dedicated to the great science fiction of the past. Perhaps the reason people think the strange […]

  • Throwback Thursday: “The Long Rain” by Ray Bradbury (1951)

    Posted Thursday, January 21st, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    It’s that time of the week to look back on the greatest classic sci-fi for Throwback Thursday! We’ve talked about some of our favorite Ray Bradbury short stories here at ScienceFiction.com, but we haven’t really delved into one his more popular stories, “The Long Rain”. “The Long Rain” is interesting as science fiction as it […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘The Cat from Outer Space’ (1978)

    Posted Thursday, January 7th, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -5
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    With the world still in the grips of ‘Star Wars’ fever, I thought we’d take a glance at another great science fiction movie made in the same era for Throwback Thursday. The movie? Why, ‘The Cat from Outer Space’, of course. Sometimes we forget that Disney has had a long history of doing live-action movies, […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’ (1978)

    Posted Thursday, December 24th, 2015 04:00 pm GMT -5
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    Happy Holidays, and Happy Throwback Thursday, Science Fiction.com’s ongoing column dedicated to the great sci-fi of the past. With ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ storming the box office, I thought why not look at some of ‘Star Wars’ more embarrassing escapades of the past, namely the ‘Star Wars Holiday Special.’ I recently had the “pleasure” […]

  • ‘Doctor Who’: Final Thoughts On Clara’s Exit

    Posted Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 09:00 am GMT -5
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    It’s taken me quite a lot of to wrap my head around Clara. She went from my favorite guest star, to least favorite companion, to my top ten favorite characters in the space of three seasons. And any character that can do that definitely deserves some attention, especially when she leaves the show. With ‘Doctor Who’, […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Escape from L.A.’ (1996)

    Posted Thursday, December 10th, 2015 04:00 pm GMT -5
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    It’s that time of the week again. Throwback Thursday, where ScienceFiction.com takes a look back on the great, and maybe not so great, science fiction of the past. This week, it’s hard to say if this movie is in the great list or the not-so-great list. It all sort of depends on how much I’ve had […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Heir To The Empire’ (1991)

    Posted Thursday, November 26th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -5
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    ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is coming up, so for Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com would like to look back on the Thrawn Trilogy. Sure, with the new movies coming out, it’s probably not going to be canon anymore, but it’s still a very important series. It not only brought the ‘Star Wars’ fandom come raging back […]

  • The Top Ten Best Episodes Of ‘The X-Files’

    Posted Thursday, November 26th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -5
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    The new series is coming up, so why not look at the top 10 great episodes of the ‘The X-Files’. 10. Via Negativa I don’t care who knows it. I dig Doggett. So if you thought this list would have none of him and what most fans consider the disastrous season 8, you were wrong. When […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘The One’ (2001)

    Posted Thursday, November 12th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -5
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    Generally, for Throwback Thursday (ScienceFiction.com’s ongoing column dedicated to the great science fiction of the past) we try to do things older than twenty years. But in the case of Jet Li’s ‘The One’, I’m going to make an exception. This is because I love it, yes, but mostly because I think it’s a forgotten Science […]

  • The New ‘Star Trek’ Series Already Threatens To Be A Flop

    Posted Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 05:18 pm GMT -5
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    I think we’re all excited to hear that a new ‘Star Trek‘ series is happening in 2017, and I would like join in the jubilation. I almost want to put my leg up on a chair, adjust my shirt, drink some earl grey tea, and declare today a National Day of celebration. “Make it so,” I’d […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Futurama’ (1999)

    Posted Thursday, October 29th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    It’s time again for Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s ongoing column dedicated to the great science fiction of the past. Today’s, as you can guess from the title, is a really doozy. Some of you may remember when the Sunday evening lineup was good. Where you would forget about going to work the next day for three […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension’ (1984)

    Posted Thursday, October 1st, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -5
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    What led me to watch Buckaroo Banzai was an odd confluence of events. I proclaimed on Facebook that John Lithgow’s greatest role was in ‘Harry and the Hendersons’ (admit it, you cry every time he yells at the Big Foot, Harry, “Can’t you see we don’t want you anymore!”). Almost immediately, my friends responded with […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Metroid’ (1986)

    Posted Thursday, September 17th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -5
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    I’m actually pretty embarrassed it’s taken us so long to feature ‘Metroid’ for Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s ongoing column dedicated to the great science fiction of the past. I mean, we’ve talked a lot about some really crappy games like ‘Space Channel 5‘ (shh, don’t listen to what I said ‘Space Channel 5′, I’m just trying […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Xenogears’ (1998)

    Posted Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 02:00 pm GMT -5
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    Ready for some science fiction influenced by philosophers like Jung, Nietzsche, and Freud? Then you, my friend, are ready for feature for today’s Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s ongoing column dedicated to the great science fiction of the past. There are about a million things to say about ‘Xenogears,’ so I’ll try and keep it short and […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Minority Report’ by Philip K Dick (1956)

    Posted Thursday, August 20th, 2015 04:40 pm GMT -5
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    Scuttlebutt is that beloved Philip K Dick story, ‘Minority Report‘ is going to be a TV series on FOX, so I thought now is as good as time as ever to feature it on Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s ongoing column dedicated to the great science fiction of the past. Well, in this case, the past if […]