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

  • 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 […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Galaxy Express 999′ (1979)

    Posted Thursday, September 4th, 2014 04:22 pm GMT -5
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    Hop on the Science Fiction train back a decade or so for Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s tribute to great science fiction of the past, where we take a look at the Japanese hit, ‘Galaxy Express 999′. Or, more specifically, the American dub that most of us got acquainted with in 1996 when it aired on the […]

  • Comic Review: ‘Ms. Marvel’ #7

    Posted Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -5
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    Strap in, because this issue of Ms. Marvel is nothing but action. Wolverine is still here, in search of Julie. In the last issue, Kamala and Wolverine found themselves in a bit of pickle when The Inventor, an evil mix of Thomas Edison and a Cockatiel, sent a “Megagator” after them. Which wouldn’t probably be […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ (1976)

    Posted Thursday, August 21st, 2014 04:17 pm GMT -5
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    On ScienceFiction.com, we’ve talked a lot about how Bowie is the king of science fiction, but we’ve never actually touched on his one theatrical foray into the genre. That’s why it’s the subject of today’s Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s column dedicated to great science fiction of the past. Originally a novel about an alien creature (named […]

  • Fans Make A ‘Star Trek’ Prequel That We Didn’t Even Know We Wanted With ‘Prelude To Axanar’

    Posted Monday, August 18th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -5
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    Christian Gossett (comic book artist, and the man who invented the beloved double-bladed light sabre) and Alec Peters (a bonafide ‘Star Trek’ archivist who worked on traveling ‘Star Trek’ exhibitions’) have released an extended teaser of a documentary featuring the Four Years War, called ‘Prelude to Axanar.’ The purpose of the film (other than make […]

  • TV Review: ‘Sailor Moon Crystal: Masquerade Dance Party’

    Posted Sunday, August 17th, 2014 01:00 pm GMT -5
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    It’s hard to say I like one ‘Sailor Moon’ over another. From the live actions, and the musicals, to the manga and the anime, they are all just as quirky, wacky, and fun as the next. However, I think, despite what is a lanky art style I’m still not quite comfortable with, that I like […]

  • Comic Review: ‘Shutter’ #5

    Posted Saturday, August 16th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -5
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    Before I begin, I would like to give a quick shout-out to Gryphon Comics, without whom I may never have known about this excellent comic. So, if you don’t know what ‘Shutter’ is, where have you been? Why isn’t your local comic book store recommending it to you? Well, I bet it’s because you haven’t […]