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

  • ‘Star Trek 3′ Writer Simon Pegg Talks About ‘Into Darkness’ Failures

    Posted Monday, March 30th, 2015 04:00 pm GMT -4
    by

    Love it or hate it, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness‘ was the source of an emotional tug-o-war between fans who loved the grittiness and action of the new ‘Star Trek’ movies and those who felt it was a betrayal to the series’ ideals. While the latter is far too strong of category to put Simon Pegg […]

  • Is ‘Star Trek’ Trekking Back To Television?

    Posted Monday, March 30th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
    by

    The rumor mill for the return of ‘Star Trek’ to television has been churning ever since the first reboot movie came out, and it looks like it’s at it again. Sources at Latino Review say that CBS is interested in a new show, with Bryan Singer possibly working as the executive producer. (Singer has mentioned […]

  • ‘Alien Nation’ Remake In The Works

    Posted Friday, March 27th, 2015 10:00 am GMT -4
    by

    There are a few things that make a good science fiction nerd sit up and pay attention. Whether it’s murmurs of a ‘Foundation’ mini-series or the reboot of ‘Firefly,’ having the immensely popular cult classic ‘Alien Nation’ being expanded and remade is definitely another (you can read more about the original movie here). ‘Alien Nation’ […]

  • New Who Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

    Posted Thursday, March 26th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4
    by

    I hope you marked your calendars for a special holiday for us Science Fiction fans! It has been ten years since the day ‘Doctor Who’ came back to us! It’s hard to believe there was ever a time that we thought ‘Doctor Who’ would never back, not with it dominating conventions, with cosplayers proudly showing […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Sapphire and Steel’ (1979 – 1982)

    Posted Thursday, March 19th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
    by

    With an ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ movie coming out this year, I think it’s time we look back at Joanna Lumley in her science fiction role long before she was the hard-drinking Patsy Stone. That’s why today, ‘Sapphire and Steel’ is the subject of Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s tribute to the great science fiction of the past. ‘Sapphire […]

  • Movie Review: ‘She Makes Comics’

    Posted Sunday, March 8th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
    by

      The pervasive idea of comic book stores is a “boys club,” where women can walk in, but must quickly walk out before the leers, jeers, and condescension sets in.  ‘She Makes Comics’ is a bold attempt to dispel the myth that women are not interested in comics, though it may be preaching to the […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘The X-Files’ (1993-2002)

    Posted Thursday, March 5th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
    by

    With the ‘The X-Files‘ leaving Netflix Streaming in April of 2015, it seems only appropriate that it be the subject of Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s ongoing column dedicated to the great science fiction of the past. Though, it should be admitted that not everything we highlight for the column is necessarily the greatest science fiction in […]

  • Fans Attempt To Trend #InTheFleshMustRise To Save The Show

    Posted Saturday, February 28th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
    by

    “This is the start of the revolution,” states a fan post on Tumblr, “and nothing, not even Blue Oblivion can stop us.” It’s a nightmare scenario for fans of the series ‘In the Flesh.’ The BAFTA-winning show about reintegrating former zombies into society which beat out ‘Sherlock’ in a Radio Times popularity poll was put […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Battle Royale’ by Koushun Takami (1999)

    Posted Thursday, February 19th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4
    by

    It’s time for Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s ongoing column dedicated to the great science fiction of the past, and what we have for you is a real blood bath. How much of a blood bath? Well, let’s just say that out of forty-two characters, only two survive… so… yeah. That’s enough blood to take a few […]

  • Comic Review: ‘Ms. Marvel’ #11

    Posted Saturday, February 7th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
    by

    Kamala Kahn can be in the the thick of taking down a giant bird clone of Edison and still be the realest superhero ever conceived. That is why it’s hard not to talk about this comic without being glowing and positive from the moment you finish the last pages of the issue. So, as I […]

  • Will We Finally Find Out How The Sixth Doctor Regenerates?

    Posted Friday, February 6th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
    by

    For those of you who have seen Colin Baker at a convention, you’ve probably heard the “But I’ve never regenerated” story. His joking logic is that since his regeneration was simply just Sylvester McCoy in a very bad, curly blonde wig, he’s the  one and only true Doctor. The death of the Sixth Doctor has […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Space Ghost: Coast to Coast’ (1994)

    Posted Thursday, February 5th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4
    by

    A whole week has gone by, and it’s time to look back at the great science fiction of the past for Throwback Thursday. Today’s choice?  Well, it’s only science fiction in the sense that it takes place in space, but it’s my childhood favorite, ‘Space Ghost: Coast to Coast.’ Well, my favorite show in high […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘The Yesterday Machine’ (1963)

    Posted Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 08:31 pm GMT -4
    by

    If you’ve ever wanted to watch a movie with ten minute explanations of bad science, ‘The Yesterday Machine’ is for you. So strap yourself in for the time-traveling movie of a lifetime  hour and eighteen minutes for today’s Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s ongoing column dedicated to the science fiction of the past. ‘The Yesterday Machine’ follows […]

  • BBC Makes A Big Mistake In Not Renewing ‘In the Flesh’

    Posted Monday, January 19th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
    by

    I’m not going to exaggerate here. When I first saw that BBC3 was not going to renew ‘In the Flesh,’ the first word out of my mouth was “Nooooooooooooooooooo!” My neighbors must have thought I was in an action movie and I had just lost my wife. People in other countries could hear the sound […]

  • Comic Review: ‘Shutter’ #8

    Posted Sunday, January 18th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4
    by

    Even with all its casual violence, and its twisting plot involving conniving siblings, ‘Shutter’ always manages to charm, and it did it in spades this week. If you’ll remember, Alarm Cat nearly lost its life when losing its head, and this issue wrestles with the realities of that for our poor robotic cat that looks […]