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: ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan’ (1982)

    Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    This year is the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, so we are going celebrate the best movie in the ‘Star Trek’ franchise for Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s ongoing column dedicated to the great science fiction of the past. Yes, I said the best, and I’m pretty sure 99% of the Trekkie population would agree. Sure, there are […]

  • Throwback Thursday ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ (1986)

    Posted Thursday, April 14th, 2016 05:30 pm GMT -4
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    Get ready to be the happiest you’ve ever been about sadomasochistic dentists, and carnivorous plants, it’s time for Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s look back on the great science fiction of the past. ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is a camp sci-fi in only the good ways sci-fi can be camp. It follows Seymour, a hapless and unlucky-in-love […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Pokemon Red And Blue’ (1996)

    Posted Thursday, March 17th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    With ‘Pokemon Go’ looming on the horizon (who isn’t stoke for this?), I thought we’d take a look back  for Throwback Thursday on the game that started a generation on a self-destructive path of completionism: ‘Pokemon Red and Blue.’ I’m sure you’re wondering why we classify this as Science Fiction and the answer is easy. […]

  • Starfest 2016: What To Expect Of Worf With New ‘Star Trek’

    Posted Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    The first thing Micheal Dorn addressed when he took the stage at Starfest 2016 was whether or not Worf was going to get a spin-off series, which has been a topic of much excitement among Trekkers and sci-fi fans. His much beloved character Worf has been in the most ‘Star Trek’ episodes than any other […]

  • Stafest 2016: Jaime Murray Confirms ‘Warehouse 13′ Myka Bering And H.G. Wells’ Attraction

    Posted Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4
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    Sci-fi fans know Jamie Murray as the independent and fiercely intelligent HG Wells from ‘Warehouse 13′, and the beautiful and manipulative Stahma from ‘Defiance’. If you couldn’t see her at Starfest this year, here’s what you missed: On taking Stahma’s role:  When asked about the role being rewritten so Murray would accept it, she said […]

  • Starfest 2016: Connor Trinneer Tells All

    Posted Monday, March 14th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    You know him as Tripp from ‘Enterprise’, and Micheal from ‘Stargate: Atlantis’, but if you’ve ever been to his panel, you know him as a great way to spend an hour. Here are the highlights of his panel at Starfest 2016. On technobabble: Trinneer  admitted that he a very hard time saying his lines as an […]

  • Throwback Thursday : ‘Coin Locker Babies’ by Ryu Murakami (1980)

    Posted Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    It’s time for Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s look back on great sci-fi of the past, and I thought we’d go back to 1980 when a little book called ‘Coin Locker Babies’ was first published in Japan. That name may not mean a lot to us, but at the time, there was an epidemic of unwilling mothers […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘The Fourth Tower of Inverness’ (1972)

    Posted Thursday, February 18th, 2016 04:25 pm GMT -4
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    For Throwback Thursday, we rarely take a look at the medium science fiction was popular in its early years, and that’s radio plays. Sure, we’ve done ‘Ruby the Galactic Gumshoe‘, or ‘War of the Worlds‘, and we’ve extolled the virtues of how radio plays should come back into style again; we may even direct people to […]

  • 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 -4
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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 -4
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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 -4
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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 -4
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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 -4
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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 -4
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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 -4
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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 […]