About Alison "Boom" Baumgartner

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

  • TV Review: ‘Cosmos : Some Of The Things That Molecules Do’

    Posted Monday, March 17th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Like last week, the second episode of ‘Cosmos’ is a a recreation of the 1980 episode, “One Voice in a Cosmic Fugue”. It follows the general theme of Sagan’s original series, and focuses on the complexity of life. In it, Neil DeGrasse Tyson takes...
  • Comic Review: ‘The X-Files: Season 10′ #10

    Posted Friday, March 14th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4 by
    I’m indifferent to this issue and I don’t want to be. The mysterious Cigarette Smoking Man (CMS) who works for a sinister shadow government intent on stalling Mulder’s efforts is one of the most enduring images from ‘The X-Files’, and this issue...
  • TV Review: ‘Cosmos: Standing Up In The Milky Way’

    Posted Monday, March 10th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Years ago, the science community and children of the eighties poked their meerkat-ish heads up at the mention of a ‘Cosmos’ remake. “Could it be true?” they wondered, “Is the world really ready to come back to science?” Well, it’s a...
  • Comic Review: ‘Revival #18′

    Posted Saturday, March 8th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Wow. That’s the only word for this issue. Just wow. Issue #18 of ‘Revival ‘is tense, and boy do I mean it. We have Sheriff Cypress escalating the war between he and Ed, the town militant. Martha confronts the wife of her former lover/totally deceased professor,...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘Trillium’ #7

    Posted Friday, March 7th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4 by
    I’m really developing a love/hate relationship with Lemire’s need to flip his frames upside down. At first, it was pretty darn awesome. And while it has worked for half of the issues, it doesn’t work well in this one. When you flip the comic over to read “the...
  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Star Trek: First Contact’

    Posted Thursday, March 6th, 2014 01:21 pm GMT -4 by
    With First Contact Day only a month away, I thought we’d take a look at ‘Star Trek: First Contact’ for Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s look at great science fiction of the past. After all, without this movie, we would never know that April 5th...
  • An ‘Inception’ Board Game Gets Kickstarted

    Posted Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4 by
    I think more than a few of ours dreams came true when the Kickstarter for “Inceptor”, a game based on the acclaimed film, ‘Inception‘, was announced. Already well over their funding goal nearly a month and a half before their end date, it’s clear...
  • Comic Review: ‘Star Trek Khan’ #5

    Posted Saturday, March 1st, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Finally, we’ve reached the fifth and final issue of ‘Star Trek: Khan’. I say finally because it was fairly easy to guess the plot from the first issue, and it’s just been a long slog to “I was right from the beginning”. So, if you’ve...
  • Comic Review: ‘The X-Files Season 10′ #9

    Posted Saturday, February 15th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4 by
    It seems like after the initial conspiracy the first arc of this series offered, we’re starting to move back to the usual monster of the week format that most fans are so familiar with in ‘The X-Files’. Or, since it’s comics, monster of the month. So,...
  • Singles Awareness Day: 10 Characters Who Don’t Need a Date

    Posted Friday, February 14th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4 by
    It feels like it’s a cold hard fact that every story needs to have a romance story. When in a writing class, I was asked why this was. My answer was, naturally, “lack of imagination”. The reality is more heinous. It is genuinely believed that you won’t...
  • Crossovers We Wish Would Happen

    Posted Friday, February 14th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4 by
    It’s Valentine’s Day! And while I could write about the best loves stories or the romances I wish had happened, I’ve  decided to be far more esoteric and hopefully give IDW, the king of crossover comics, some ideas. It’s time to marry our favorite stories! Here...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘Trillium’ #6

    Posted Friday, February 7th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4 by
    As much as I love how new and innovative ‘Trillium’ is with its formatting, it certainly felt like this issue went a little too far. In the first issue, you had to stories upside down from one another meeting in the middle. Then you had a few normally laid out comics,...
  • Comic Book Review: ‘Ms. Marvel’ #1

    Posted Friday, February 7th, 2014 02:27 pm GMT -4 by
    I’m not going to lie. I’ve been anticipating this comic for months. Usually when I do this, I get very disappointed because nothing stands up to my expectations. Well, ‘Ms. Marvel’ #1 was nothing like I expected, but I still really liked it. Now, I feel...
  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Tremors’ (1990)

    Posted Thursday, February 6th, 2014 04:07 pm GMT -4 by
    It’s Thursday, and you know what that means! It’s time for ScienceFiction.com’s Throwback Thursday, where we take a look at the great science fiction of the past. This week’s throwback is ‘Tremors’, the 1990 horror movie that feels like the...
  • JK Rowling Regrets Pairing Ron and Hermoine?!

    Posted Monday, February 3rd, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4 by
    February 1st, 2014 may not be known as the day the internet exploded, but it will certainly be known as the day Potterheads still proved they were a fandom to be reckoned with. If you’ve been off your Tumblr, Facebook, or Twitter this weekend, the hullaballoo that is bringing...