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

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

    Posted Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 11:00 am GMT -5

    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 […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘True History’ by Lucian of Samosata (~100 CE)

    Posted Thursday, May 28th, 2015 07:07 pm GMT -5

    We’ve gone pretty far back in our Throwback Thursdays. We’ve looked back to the days of Jack London with ‘The Iron Heel‘, and squinted to Voltaire with his short story, ‘Micromegas‘. Break out the binoculars, because we’re going to see as far as 100 CE with Lucian’s ‘True History’. There is actually quite a bit of […]

  • Denver Comic Con 2015: Gwendoline Christie Talks ‘Game of Thrones’

    Posted Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 01:00 pm GMT -5

    You’ll not be getting much from Gwendoline about Commander Lyme in ‘The Hunger Games’ or her mysterious helmeted character in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘, but she loves to talk about her character on Brienne of Tarth on ‘Game of Thrones.’ Christie began her panel at Denver Comic Con by explaining her journey to becoming […]

  • Denver Comic Con 2015: Our Favorite Cosplays From The Con

    Posted Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 03:00 pm GMT -5

    According to Sean Austin (Samwise Gamgee, ‘Lord of the Rings’), it has been a long time since he’s a seen a con with such a high proportion of talented cosplayers. We couldn’t show you all the great costumes, but here are a few of our favorites. Mr. Business, ‘The Lego Movie’ Ronan, ‘The Guardians of […]

  • Denver Comic Con 2015: Mitch Pileggi Only Hints At ‘The X-Files’ Revival Series

    Posted Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -5

    Recently, we’ve known him as Commander Caldwell on ‘Stargate,’ and Samuel Campbell from ‘Supernatural,’ but fans will always know Mitch Pileggi in their hearts as Skinner, from ‘The X-Files.’ For those you craving news on the up and coming mini-series, Pileggi wouldn’t budge an inch when asked about it at last weekend’s Denver Comic-Con. What he […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Gattaca’ (1997)

    Posted Thursday, May 14th, 2015 09:00 pm GMT -5

    While some of our throwbacks for Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s ongoing column dedicated  the great science fiction of the past, are ridiculous and will never come to pass (‘The Yesterday Machine,’ for example), there are some science fictions that seems closer to us than others, and every year it feels like we are steadily marching toward […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream’ by Harlan Ellison (1967)

    Posted Thursday, April 30th, 2015 07:30 pm GMT -5

    Some of you may know Harlan Ellison, some of you may not. Some of you might know him from the big Penny Arcade debacle, where he and Gabe (Mike Krahulik) had a kerfuffle about who was the rudest person. Some you may know him as the dude who had a kerfuffle about the ‘Star Trek’ […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Isis’ (1975 – 1976)

    Posted Thursday, April 16th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -5

    Think back to the seventies if you can, or imagine it if you were born after that. In particular, think back to all those live action superhero shows. Have you got an image in mind? Good! Then you’re ready for today’s Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s ongoing column about science fiction of the past. This week’s subject […]

  • William Shatner Pitches 50th Anniversary Special At SyFy

    Posted Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -5

    The 50th anniversary of ‘Star Trek’ is coming up in 2016, and it looks like William Shatner is going to be capitalizing on the celebration as much as possible. Speaking at FanExpo, Shatner talked about what he has done toward the project: “I went to the Syfy network, which hasn’t given me their final answer, […]

  • The Most Recognizable Tunes Of Science Fiction

    Posted Friday, April 3rd, 2015 03:07 pm GMT -5

    There are those songs you only need to hear one note of before you start belting out the melody, and science fiction is full of them. Here’s our list of the most recognizable tunes science fiction has to offer: ‘Jurassic Park’ The truth is, when we’re thinking about the most recognizable tunes of science-fiction, there […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘The Wild Wild West’ (1965-1969)

    Posted Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -5

    Every Thursday, we here at ScienceFiction.com bring you a throwback to add to your to-watch/read list. This week, we’re going to focus on that popular series, and less popular remake, ‘The Wild Wild West’, a steampunk spy adventure set in… you guessed it… the Wild West. Is steampunk strictly science fiction? Yes and no. Yes, […]

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

    Posted Monday, March 30th, 2015 04:00 pm GMT -5

    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 -5

    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 -5

    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 -5

    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 […]