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

  • Denver Comic Con 2016: Karl Urban Confirms ‘Dredd 2′ Is In Development

    Posted Monday, June 20th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    At his panel at Denver Comic Con, when asked a rather snidely worded question about if he would do a sequel to ‘Dredd’ even if it was poorly written just for the money, Karl Urban revealed some very interesting information for fans. Well, after he quipped that he did need a new house, he revealed […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Himitsu Sentai Gorenger’ (1975)

    Posted Thursday, June 9th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4

    A lot of images come to mind when you think about old Japanese scifi. Sometimes its Godzilla, and sometimes it’s Astro Boy, but I think the most influential on Japanese and Western culture is sentai (Power Rangers). That is why today, we will be looking at that for Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s ongoing look back on […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Johnny Mnemonic’ By William Gibson (1981)

    Posted Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -4

    Another week has passed, and we get to look back on the greatest science fiction of the past with Throwback Thursday. Today’s feature will be ‘Johnny Mnemonic’.  But plot twist, I will be talking about the short story, and not the ill-fated movie starring Keanu Reeves that has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 14%. Though, […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘The Truman Show’ (1998)

    Posted Thursday, May 12th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4

    It’s Thursday again, so it’s time to look back on the great science fiction of the past with Throwback Thursday. And today, I’d like to take a look back on a movie that is often overly maligned, and may seem the least sci-fi of any of the sci-fi we’ve taken a look at: ‘The Truman Show.’ ‘The […]

  • ‘Star Wars’ Theory: The Light Side Will Not Win

    Posted Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4

    Since the third trilogy was announced, us fans have been speculating on what will come next based on what we know of the trilogy. After all, it’s based on the hero’s journey, so there are correlations we can draw across the trilogy. As Qui Gonn fell and Obi-Wan after, we should have known Han Solo […]

  • ‘Star Wars’: Why Admiral Statura Is More Important Than You Think

    Posted Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    There have been a lot of theories about the new ‘Star Wars’ series. We want to know who Rei’s dad is, how Captain Phasma will return, who Snoke is, and whether or not Kylo Ren is going to Prince-Zuko it and become a part of BFFs Brigade (Rei, Finn, Poe). But honestly. I’m more concerned […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan’ (1982)

    Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4

    This year is the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, so we are going celebrate the best movie in the ‘Star Trek’ franchise for Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s ongoing column dedicated to the great science fiction of the past. Yes, I said the best, and I’m pretty sure 99% of the Trekkie population would agree. Sure, there are […]

  • Throwback Thursday ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ (1986)

    Posted Thursday, April 14th, 2016 05:30 pm GMT -4

    Get ready to be the happiest you’ve ever been about sadomasochistic dentists, and carnivorous plants, it’s time for Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s look back on the great science fiction of the past. ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is a camp sci-fi in only the good ways sci-fi can be camp. It follows Seymour, a hapless and unlucky-in-love […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Pokemon Red And Blue’ (1996)

    Posted Thursday, March 17th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4

    With ‘Pokemon Go’ looming on the horizon (who isn’t stoke for this?), I thought we’d take a look back  for Throwback Thursday on the game that started a generation on a self-destructive path of completionism: ‘Pokemon Red and Blue.’ I’m sure you’re wondering why we classify this as Science Fiction and the answer is easy. […]

  • Starfest 2016: What To Expect Of Worf With New ‘Star Trek’

    Posted Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 07:00 pm GMT -4

    The first thing Micheal Dorn addressed when he took the stage at Starfest 2016 was whether or not Worf was going to get a spin-off series, which has been a topic of much excitement among Trekkers and sci-fi fans. His much beloved character Worf has been in the most ‘Star Trek’ episodes than any other […]

  • Stafest 2016: Jaime Murray Confirms ‘Warehouse 13′ Myka Bering And H.G. Wells’ Attraction

    Posted Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4

    Sci-fi fans know Jamie Murray as the independent and fiercely intelligent HG Wells from ‘Warehouse 13′, and the beautiful and manipulative Stahma from ‘Defiance’. If you couldn’t see her at Starfest this year, here’s what you missed: On taking Stahma’s role:  When asked about the role being rewritten so Murray would accept it, she said […]

  • Starfest 2016: Connor Trinneer Tells All

    Posted Monday, March 14th, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    You know him as Tripp from ‘Enterprise’, and Micheal from ‘Stargate: Atlantis’, but if you’ve ever been to his panel, you know him as a great way to spend an hour. Here are the highlights of his panel at Starfest 2016. On technobabble: Trinneer  admitted that he a very hard time saying his lines as an […]

  • Throwback Thursday : ‘Coin Locker Babies’ by Ryu Murakami (1980)

    Posted Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4

    It’s time for Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s look back on great sci-fi of the past, and I thought we’d go back to 1980 when a little book called ‘Coin Locker Babies’ was first published in Japan. That name may not mean a lot to us, but at the time, there was an epidemic of unwilling mothers […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘The Fourth Tower of Inverness’ (1972)

    Posted Thursday, February 18th, 2016 04:25 pm GMT -4

    For Throwback Thursday, we rarely take a look at the medium science fiction was popular in its early years, and that’s radio plays. Sure, we’ve done ‘Ruby the Galactic Gumshoe‘, or ‘War of the Worlds‘, and we’ve extolled the virtues of how radio plays should come back into style again; we may even direct people to […]

  • Throwback Thursday: ‘Doctor Strangelove Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb’ (1964)

    Posted Thursday, February 4th, 2016 03:00 pm GMT -4

    When people think about Stanley Kubrick and science fiction, they usually only think about ‘2001: A Space Odyssey‘, and forget about the dark comedy, ‘Dr. Strangelove’. This is why we are featuring it on Throwback Thursday, ScienceFiction.com’s ongoing column dedicated to the great science fiction of the past. Perhaps the reason people think the strange […]