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

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Bucky O’Hare’

    Posted Thursday, October 16th, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -5
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    If you’ve ever wanted rabbits and toads in spaceships, then you’re going to love this week’s Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s ongoing column dedicated the great science fiction of the past. That’s right. Today’s feature is ‘Bucky O’Hare’, the comic turned 90s Saturday morning cartoon turned video game featuring the exploits of a green anthropomorphic bunny who […]

  • Neil Gaiman Comments On Lack Of Female Writers In ‘Doctor Who’

    Posted Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 10:00 am GMT -5
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    Representation of women both in and behind the screens has become an increasingly hot-button issue these days, and it’s been touching some of our most beloved authors. Neil Gaiman (‘American Gods’,’Stardust’) was asked on his Tumblr the following question: If you could hug any Doctor Who writer, which one would you hug? I think personally […]

  • TV Review: ‘Doctor Who: Mummy on the Orient Express’

    Posted Sunday, October 12th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -5
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    Many of you who saw the episode title, ‘Mummy on the Orient Express,’ may have been a little excited to think it was another episode with a tie-in to Agatha Christie, like ‘The Unicorn and the Wasp.’ Alas, no. But it involved a mummy on a space train, so who’s complaining? Tonight’s episode was supposed […]

  • TV Review: ‘Doctor Who: Kill the Moon’

    Posted Monday, October 6th, 2014 09:00 am GMT -5
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    ‘Kill the Moon’ may seem like a provocative title, but the plot was a near rehash of the Star Whale in ‘The Beast Below,’ only without the interesting characters, and a very strange understanding of what would happen if the moon went away. Also, the Doctor decides not to solve the crisis at all. The […]

  • TV Review ‘Sailor Moon Crystal: Mamoru Chiba’

    Posted Saturday, October 4th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -5
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    Zoisite has a new plan to get the Silver Crystal, and it involves using a movie rental shop to convert the citizens of Japan into Sailor-Moon-hunting zombies. Yes. You heard right. A movie rental shop. To convert people into zombies. The good news is that ‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ is at least trying to keep up […]

  • TV Review: ‘Doctor Who: The Caretaker’

    Posted Sunday, September 28th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    Yet again, the Doctor continues his pattern of looking for trouble rather than just finding himself in it, making this a very proactive Doctor indeed. Instead of venturing out into the stars, the Doctor decides it’s high time to solve the crisis of Skovox Blitzer, a planet destroying being that the Doctor conveniently decides to […]

  • TV Review: ‘Doctor Who: Time Heist’

    Posted Sunday, September 21st, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -5
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    If you ever wanted to have ‘Doctor Who’ mixed with a little bit of ‘Ocean’s 11,’ and maybe some ‘Borne Identity’ (on account of the memory loss), then this episode is the one for you. It begins with Clara about to go out on another date with Danny, only to have the Doctor come in and […]

  • TV Review: ‘Sailor Moon Crystal: Tuxedo Mask’

    Posted Sunday, September 21st, 2014 02:00 pm GMT -5
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    Unfortunately, we have the benefit of over two decades of knowing the love story behind ‘Sailor Moon’. But, there was a time when no one could really be sure if Tuxedo Mask was a good guy or not. Well.. sort of. This chapter is within the first book of the collected manga, so it’s not […]

  • Comic Review: ‘Shutter’ #6

    Posted Saturday, September 20th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -5
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    Any reservations I may have had about ‘Shutter’ have been completely wiped away with this action-packed issue. In this issue, we are finally introduced to what maybe the main antagonist: Kate and Christopher’s older sister (well, we sort of knew this before, but now we see her face). She’s also so evil that apparently she […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Spaceballs’ (1987)

    Posted Thursday, September 18th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -5
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    What’s the only thing better than ‘Star Wars’? Why, a Mel Brooks parody of ‘Star Wars’, of course! That’s why today, ‘Spaceballs’ is the subject of this week’s Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s ongoing column dedicated to the great science fiction of the past. I think everyone knew they were in for a treat with this movie the […]

  • Exclusive Interview: Alec Peters on ‘Star Trek: Axanar’

    Posted Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 03:22 pm GMT -5
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    ScienceFiction.com got to catch up with Alec Peters, one of the co-creators of ‘Star Trek: Axanar‘ and learn a little more about the series. Check out the interview below: ScienceFiction.com (SF): What makes ‘Star Trek: Axanar’ different from other fan-funded Star Treks, like Tim Russ’ ‘Star Trek: Renegades’? Alec Peters (AP): Axanar has almost an […]

  • TV Review: ‘Doctor Who: Listen’

    Posted Sunday, September 14th, 2014 06:14 pm GMT -5
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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 -5
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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 -5
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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 -5
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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 […]