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

  • Neil Gaiman Admits ‘Doctor Who: Nightmare In Silver’ Was Lacking

    Posted Saturday, January 17th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    Neil Gaiman is probably one of the most respected fantasy authors of our era, having created hits such as ‘Neverwhere’, ‘Good Omens‘, ‘Stardust’, and ‘American Gods’, just to name only a few. For science fiction, he is the man who penned one of the most beloved episodes of ‘Doctor Who’, “The Doctor’s Wife”, which features […]

  • Netflix to Pull ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Red Dwarf’

    Posted Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 04:03 pm GMT -4

    UPDATE:  Netflix spokeswoman tells Variety that reports of ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Torchwood’ being pulled from Netflix were false.  However, the fate of ‘Red Dwarf’ is still in question. It’s a sad day for Whovians and Smegheads alike as Netflix will be pulling a large chunk of BBC programming from their streaming service at the end of […]

  • ‘Torchwood’ To Return?!

    Posted Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4

    In a recent press conference for CW’s ‘Arrow,’ actor John Barrowman released some exciting news for all the Woodies around the world: ‘Torchwood’ is coming back. Only, probably not in the way you expect. As many ‘Torchwood’ fans are well aware, the stories have continued even past the final episode of ‘Miracle Day,’ with audiobook, […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Ultraman’ (1966)

    Posted Thursday, January 8th, 2015 05:26 pm GMT -4

    I’ve been doing Throwback Thursdays for over a year now, and I must confess I don’t know how I’ve managed to leave out one of my favorite science fiction shows of the 60s on ScienceFiction.com’s list of great science fiction of the past. That show, of course, is ‘Ultraman.’ Even if you don’t know ‘Ultraman,’ […]

  • TV Review: ‘Sailor Moon Crystal: Final Battle Reincarnation’

    Posted Sunday, January 4th, 2015 09:00 am GMT -4

    Don’t let the episode title fool you. It may be the final battle, but it’s certainly not over yet. Sailor Moon and Mamoru, now “dead” because they can’t be reincarnated without reliving the same life of their past selves, are absorbed into Queen Metalia, who spreads her dark power across the planet, choking its denizens […]

  • TV Review: ‘Doctor Who: Last Christmas’

    Posted Friday, December 26th, 2014 10:00 pm GMT -4

    As hinted in November, every child’s dream comes true today in the Christmas episode of ‘Doctor Who.’ So Happy Halloween! Wait. Wrong holiday. But let’s be frank. There may be a Santa Claus, Rudolph, and two caustic elves, but this is not a Christmas episode. This is a classic horror episode of ‘Doctor Who’ wrapped […]

  • TV Review : ‘Sailor Moon Crystal: Enemy, Queen Metalia’

    Posted Sunday, December 21st, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Alright. We are down to the wire here with ‘Sailor Moon Crystal,’ so let’s get to it! Sailor Moon and her guardians defeat Beryl, but not her new boy toy, the Dark-powered Prince Endymion (Mamoru) in their headquarters. Queen Metalia then whisks Endymion/Mamoru away to the Dark Kingdom’s headquarters in a cave… in the North […]

  • Comic Book Review: ‘Ms. Marvel’ #10

    Posted Sunday, December 21st, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4

    It always amazing how fast Ms. Marvel gets herself into trouble, and then more trouble, and then even more trouble. This issue is no exception, as Ms. Marvel confronts The Inventor once again… and then again…. to what looks like may be her demise. Cue the dramatic music. In this issue, Kamala finds out the […]

  • Get To Know Einstein With This New Project

    Posted Sunday, December 14th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -4

    Einstein fans, rejoice. The Einstein Papers Project, a decades-long effort by the Princeton University Press to collect and compile the physicist’s personal and professional works is now available online. The thousands of documents relating to Einstein’s life span forty-four years, and can be found here at Digital Einstein Papers. As the man is a huge […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Brave New World’ by Aldous Huxley

    Posted Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 07:30 pm GMT -4

    It has always been strange that science fiction novels have been relegated to pieces of pulp fiction, or criticized for their literary merit when books like ‘Brave New World,’ ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ and ’1984′ are read by high school students everywhere. It’s strange when Jack London, the great naturalists writers penned books like ‘The Iron Heel‘ […]

  • TV Review: ‘Sailor Moon: Crystal – Reunion’

    Posted Sunday, December 7th, 2014 07:01 pm GMT -4

    With Mamoru still gone, Usagi tries her best to be cheery while she buys snacks for sleepovers for the Sailor Scouts to try and figure out how they are going to win the war against Queen Beryl. Oh, except Usagi falls asleep during the planning, and then sneaks out in the middle of it only […]

  • How Will the Maximoffs Be Portrayed in ‘The Avengers: Age Of Ultron’?

    Posted Sunday, December 7th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4

    I have never been severely afflicted with what my friend affectionately calls “The Maximoff Family Feels.” I’m a devout ‘X-Men’ fan, lover of the ‘Young Avengers’, and in the Quicksilver fanclub, so with those three things I feel as I have some modicum of “the feels” for Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. For those of […]

  • TV Review: ‘Sailor Moon Crystal : Moon’

    Posted Monday, November 17th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4

    It’s time for Sailor Moon and the gang to go to the moon and find out just what happened to them in their past lives. But first, we are treated to Usagi being unusually chipper for someone who just broke up with her pseudo boyfriend, and everyone is glad that she is recovering somewhat. This […]

  • The Doctor Said What? The Best Speeches From From ‘Doctor Who’

    Posted Friday, November 14th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4

    Every great show has great speeches, and ‘Doctor Who‘ is no exception. Over fifty years and twelve incarnations, the Doctor has been saying and doing great things. Today, at the end of the first season for the twelfth doctor, we look back on some of his great speeches. 1. I shall come back. “During all […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’ (1991)

    Posted Thursday, November 13th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Who doesn’t love a time travel movie that involves a killer robot baby-sitter? Certainly no one here at ScienceFiction.com. That’s why ‘Terminator 2′ is the subject of today’s Throwback Thursday, Sciencefiction.com’s column dedicated to the great scifi of the past. I should say, before we get into this, that I did not come by ‘Terminator […]