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

  • Over 250 Animators Redo ‘Sailor Moon’

    Posted Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4

    We all love Sailor Moon, right?  Love it enough to recreate scene-for-scene an episode of ‘Sailor Moon’? Well, there at 250 people that love it that much, and they make up ‘Moon Animate, Make Up!,’ a crowd-sourced group animation project. The project started in November of 2013 using the English dubbed episode “Fractious Friends,” which […]

  • Comic Review: ‘Ms. Marvel’ #6

    Posted Saturday, July 19th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4

    There are lot of things I’m not. I’m not a teenager, I’m not the daughter of immigrants, I don’t live in New Jersey, and I’m not Muslim. Yet, Kamala Khan, who is all these things, speaks to me. When it was first announced that Ms. Marvel would be Pakistani teenager, there was a lot of […]

  • TV Review: ‘Sailor Moon Crystal: Ami Sailor Mercury’

    Posted Saturday, July 19th, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -4

    Unlike the first anime, ‘Sailor Moon Crystal‘ doesn’t ease the audience in to what being a Sailor Scout means. Instead of a few episodes of Usagi fighting on her own, we are quickly introduced to Ami Mizuno, the future Sailor Mercury, with much the same speed as the manga. This should be no surprise, as […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘The Conquerors’ Trilogy’ by Timothy Zahn (1994)

    Posted Thursday, July 10th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Sometimes it’s hard to pick up sci-fi books from the 80s and 90s because there is just too high a chance that it’s bad. The science has changed, and we are smarter people these days. But Timothy Zahn’s ‘Conqueror’s Saga’ is a triumph, and lacks all the cliches that can sometimes make older science fiction  […]

  • Happy Fifth Anniversary To The Last Great Season Of Torchwood

    Posted Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -4

    Five years ago this week, the five-part miniseries that would break every ‘Torchwood’ fan’s heart aired. Today, specifically, the episode that broke everyone’s heart aired. So in honor of the 5th anniversary of Ianto Jones’ death, ScienceFiction.com will take a look back on the infamous third series of ‘Torchwood: Children of Earth’. Now for some, […]

  • JK Rowling Lets Us Know What’s Happening With Dumbledore’s Army With A New Short Story

    Posted Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4

    Prayers have been answered by all Potterheads everywhere! JK Rowling released a short story, written in the voice of Rita Skeeter, on Pottermore, the official Harry Potter fansite (if you’re a fan and haven’t joined, what are you waiting for?). The quick little article focuses an appearance of the famous Dumbledore’s Army at a Quidditch […]

  • TV Review: ‘Sailor Moon Crystal: Usagi’

    Posted Sunday, July 6th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4

    It’s been over twenty years since ‘Sailor Moon‘ first hit the Japanese airwaves, and fans all over the world are glad to see it return in the form of ‘Sailor Moon Crystal.’ Never before have fans been able to stream a Japanese show from anywhere in the world, and it’s a real treat to have […]

  • Newest ‘Doctor Who’ Teaser Hits The Web

    Posted Saturday, July 5th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4

    August 23rd cannot come fast enough for us ‘Doctor Who‘ fans, but at least we can get 20 seconds of teaser. As for what it’s teasing? Well, it sure sounds like that’s Davros speaking, but last time we saw him, he was on the self-destructing Crucible (though Russell T Davies has stated that he believes Davros […]

  • Comic Review: ‘Revival’ #21

    Posted Saturday, June 28th, 2014 10:00 pm GMT -4

    It’s a risky move taking your main character out of the main setting, and that’s what ‘Revival’ has done this issue. Whether or not it’s going to pay, time can only tell. Most reviews on this move have been positive, citing that it’s good to see what’s going on in the outside world, and stop […]

  • Comic Review: ‘Ms. Marvel’ #5

    Posted Friday, June 27th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4

    There is going to be a day that I do not give 5 atoms of 5, but today is not that day. For as unreal as this series is (you know, what with the main villain having the head of a Cockatoo, and the fact that Kamala is able to change shape, size, and overall […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Sailor Moon’

    Posted Thursday, June 26th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4

    With ‘Sailor Moon Crystal‘ coming out July 5th (we’ll be there, will you?), I think it’s high time we pay tribute to ‘Sailor Moon’ for Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s ongoing column dedicated to the great science fiction of the past. Okay, I know some of you are saying… ‘Sailor Moon’? Really? Science Fiction? To that I […]

  • Denver Comic Con 2014: Women Of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ Speak Out

    Posted Thursday, June 19th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4

    A ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation‘ Reunion panel was hosted at Denver Comic Con this year with Levar Burton, Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, William Shatner, Denise Crosby, Gates MacFadden, and Marina Sirtis in attendance. Questions were your typical ones. “What’s your favorite episode?” was followed by “What advice do you have for aspiring actors?” The […]

  • Denver Comic Con 2014: Power Ranger’s Jason David Frank Takes Center Stage

    Posted Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4

    At one time, it was considered a gamble to have a Power Ranger actor at conventions. Was it the right age group? Do people really care? Well, when Jason David Frank took the stage, one wonders why those question were even asked at all. The fans, which filled the exhibition hall, were rapturous. It’s not […]

  • Denver Comic-Con 2014: Cosplay At Its Best – Part 3

    Posted Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -4

    You can never have enough cosplay photos and Denver Comic Con hosted an amazing array of  cosplay talent. Here is just a taste of the creations fans made:    

  • Denver Comic Con 2014 – The Batman Reunion

    Posted Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 05:54 pm GMT -4

    Denver Comic fans were given a unbelievable treat this year. On the 75th anniversary of Batman, Adam West (Batman), Julie Newmar (Catwoman), and Burt Ward (Robin) from the popular Batman series in the 1960s. With people being turned away at the door, the exhibition room was filled, all hoping to hear “To the batmobile, Robin!” […]