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

  • TV Review: ‘Doctor Who: Listen’

    Posted Sunday, September 14th, 2014 06:14 pm GMT -4
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    This episode of ‘Doctor Who’ is like none you have every seen before. Whether this is good or bad… well… that is entirely up to you. Up until now– and when I say “up until” in ‘Doctor Who’, please know I say an “up until” with over fifty years of weight behind it– the Doctor […]

  • Comic Review: ‘Ms. Marvel’ #8

    Posted Saturday, September 13th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    After her adventure with Wolverine, Kamala Khan is back, and now she has a giant alien pug that her parents begrudgingly accept. If they knew that Lockjaw could teleport their daughter into dangerous situations, they may have objected a little more. In any case, Kamala hasn’t let go of what happened to her in the […]

  • TV Review: ‘Doctor Who: Robots of Sherwood’

    Posted Sunday, September 7th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    We go from the inner workings of a Dalek to the forest of Sherwood in this episode of ‘Doctor Who’, and a story that is sure to please any Classic Whovian. With Clara as the school teacher, and the Doctor a curmudgeonly eccentric, ‘Robots of Sherwood’ feels like it could easily be a 1st Doctor […]

  • TV Review: ‘Sailor Moon Crystal: Makoto Sailor Jupiter’

    Posted Saturday, September 6th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    Sailor Jupiter is here, and it only took five episodes! For those who watched the original series, there was about fifteen episodes of Rei and Usagi fighting each other with Ami looking sadly on before we got Makoto to sort of smooth relationships out a bit. It is one of the many positives of ‘Sailor […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Galaxy Express 999′ (1979)

    Posted Thursday, September 4th, 2014 04:22 pm GMT -4
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    Hop on the Science Fiction train back a decade or so for Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s tribute to great science fiction of the past, where we take a look at the Japanese hit, ‘Galaxy Express 999′. Or, more specifically, the American dub that most of us got acquainted with in 1996 when it aired on the […]

  • Comic Review: ‘Ms. Marvel’ #7

    Posted Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    Strap in, because this issue of Ms. Marvel is nothing but action. Wolverine is still here, in search of Julie. In the last issue, Kamala and Wolverine found themselves in a bit of pickle when The Inventor, an evil mix of Thomas Edison and a Cockatiel, sent a “Megagator” after them. Which wouldn’t probably be […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ (1976)

    Posted Thursday, August 21st, 2014 04:17 pm GMT -4
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    On ScienceFiction.com, we’ve talked a lot about how Bowie is the king of science fiction, but we’ve never actually touched on his one theatrical foray into the genre. That’s why it’s the subject of today’s Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s column dedicated to great science fiction of the past. Originally a novel about an alien creature (named […]

  • Fans Make A ‘Star Trek’ Prequel That We Didn’t Even Know We Wanted With ‘Prelude To Axanar’

    Posted Monday, August 18th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -4
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    Christian Gossett (comic book artist, and the man who invented the beloved double-bladed light sabre) and Alec Peters (a bonafide ‘Star Trek’ archivist who worked on traveling ‘Star Trek’ exhibitions’) have released an extended teaser of a documentary featuring the Four Years War, called ‘Prelude to Axanar.’ The purpose of the film (other than make […]

  • TV Review: ‘Sailor Moon Crystal: Masquerade Dance Party’

    Posted Sunday, August 17th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    It’s hard to say I like one ‘Sailor Moon’ over another. From the live actions, and the musicals, to the manga and the anime, they are all just as quirky, wacky, and fun as the next. However, I think, despite what is a lanky art style I’m still not quite comfortable with, that I like […]

  • Comic Review: ‘Shutter’ #5

    Posted Saturday, August 16th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Before I begin, I would like to give a quick shout-out to Gryphon Comics, without whom I may never have known about this excellent comic. So, if you don’t know what ‘Shutter’ is, where have you been? Why isn’t your local comic book store recommending it to you? Well, I bet it’s because you haven’t […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Earth Girls Are Easy’ (1988)

    Posted Thursday, August 7th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Based on a Julie Brown song, “Earth Girls are Easy” from her ‘Goddess in Progress’ album, ‘Earth Girls Are Easy’ is probably one of the most bizarre science fiction example from the 80s that we have ever featured on Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s tribute to the great science-fiction of yesteryear. The song is simple enough. An […]

  • TV Review: ‘Sailor Moon Crystal: Rei ‘

    Posted Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    It’s the third episode of ‘Sailor Moon Crystal,’ and that means it’s time to introduce the third senshi! Enter Sailor Mars! The episode starts with an intriguing mystery. People who take the 6:00 bus near Rei’s shrine disappear. Now, ordinarily, you would think that would cause people to stop wanting to take that bus, but […]

  • Alex Kurtzman to Direct ‘The Mummy’

    Posted Thursday, July 31st, 2014 06:36 pm GMT -4
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    Some of you may recognize the name Alex Kurtzman for being apart of some of the biggest hits in Nerddom, from the new Star Trek franchise, to Sleepy Hollow, if it’s popular it seems like Kurtzman might have his fingers in it. Now, it looks like he’s in final talks with Universal to direct the […]

  • Comic Review: ‘Revival’ #22

    Posted Saturday, July 26th, 2014 05:22 pm GMT -4
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    There’s a lot of threads to keep track of in this issue of ‘Revival’, so hold on to your hat. Firstly, Martha’s boyfriend isn’t all he’s cracked up to be. I know what you’re thinking, wait, the guy who basically makes snuff films for Youtube isn’t a prize? Big surprise! Turns out he makes much […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Starman’ (1984)

    Posted Thursday, July 24th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    Usually, we start our Throwback Thursday pieces by saying that it’s our tribute to the great science fictions of the past, and we tend to ignore the turkeys in the genre. And while there is a lot of good scifi has to offer, there is also a lot of bad. So today, I thought we’d […]