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

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

    Posted Thursday, November 26th, 2015 06:00 pm GMT -4
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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 -4
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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 -4
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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 -4
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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 -4
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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 -4
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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 -4
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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 -4
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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 […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Space Channel 5′ (1999)

    Posted Thursday, August 6th, 2015 05:15 pm GMT -4
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    There are a lot of things I would love to do for Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s ongoing column dedicated to the great science fiction of the past. But when I took out my old PS2 games the other day, I knew the second I heard “Ulala’s Swinging Report Show” that this game needed to be featured. […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘When It Changed’ by Joanna Russ (1972)

    Posted Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 02:30 pm GMT -4
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      It’s Thursday folks, and I hope you’re ready for our Throwback Thursday column this week. It’s a short story that is… well… very short, but it sure packs one hell of a wallop. ‘When It Changed’ is very short story by Hugo award winner, Joanna Russ, who is most well-known for her feminist critiques. […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘The Tercentary Incident’ by Isaac Asimov (1976)

    Posted Thursday, July 9th, 2015 02:26 pm GMT -4
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    As the more and more candidates start running for office, I thought we’d celebrate the short story of Isaac Asimov where a robot became President for Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s ongoing column dedicated the great science fiction of the past. A few of you Asimov aficionados may be wondering why I would chose a short story that […]

  • ‘Dexter”s Michael C Hall To Become ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’

    Posted Saturday, June 27th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -4
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    If you’ve been keeping up with your David Bowie news, you know that his famous science fiction film (well, famous for being full of naked Bowie) is becoming and off-Broadway production of  ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth.’ The newest news to hit is that Micheal C Hall (‘Dexter’) will be starring in it. Though […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Startide Rising’ by David Brin (1983)

    Posted Thursday, June 25th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4
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      It’s time for Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s ongoing column dedicated to the great science fiction of the past. And this week’s is a real humdinger. Though, I feel like I should start this with a disclaimer: I don’t usually read things that, when described to me, bring back memories of all the Christian Riese Lassen […]

  • Does Han Solo’s Wife Mean We Have to Say Goodbye to ‘Star Wars’ Canon?

    Posted Friday, June 5th, 2015 12:00 pm GMT -4
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    I think we all knew that when it was announced they would be making a new set of ‘Star Wars’ movies, that something in the Force had changed. And when I say, “the Force”, I mean the ‘Star Wars’ canon. In the newest ‘Star Wars’ comic book, which takes place between ‘A New Hope’ and […]

  • Nolan Tries To Explain The Ending Of ‘Inception’ And Is More Ambiguous Than The Movie

    Posted Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    The moment we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. Christopher Nolan has sort of kind of explained the ending to ‘Inception,’ except not really. Speaking at Princeton University’s commencement, Nolan used ‘Inception’ as a foil to explain to the audience of graduates that they should be able to distinguish between reality and dreams, and be […]