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Past articles by Zac:

December 25 in Sci-Fi History: Christmas Movies that aren't really Christmas Movies

A lot of things have premiered on Christmas Day. Strangely, though, not a lot of Christmas movies. → Read More

December 24 in Sci-Fi History: Nicholas and Stephanie Meyer (No Relation)

From Star Trek to Twilight, a very happy birthday to all the Meyers down in Meyerville. → Read More

December 3 in Sci-Fi History: Happy Birthday to Julianne Moore... and More!

It was on this day in 1960 that Julianne Moore was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She studied at Boston University. Some other things happened, and finally her feature film career started in 1990 with Tales From the Darkside: The Movie. → Read More

November 27 in Sci-Fi History: Bruce Lee Monday

It was on this day in 1940 that Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco. Lee was raised in Hong Kong and got into choreographing and acting in martial arts films, most notably The Way of the Dragon 1972) and Enter the Dragon (1973). Video of Enter the Dragon - Opening → Read More

November 26 in Sci-Fi History: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

It was on this day in 1865 that Lewis Caroll published Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The book is a hodge-podge of parodies of literary tropes that were popular at the time and is generally pretty unhinged. It has spawned an animated Disney film (and, later, a couple of live-action Disney films). → Read More

November 24 in Sci-Fi History: Mystery Science Theater 3000

One of the pre-eminent collectors of sci-fi ephemera, Forrest J Ackerman was born on this day in 1916. And also, the premiere of MST3K. → Read More

November 23 in Sci-Fi History: Scrooged and Doctor Who

We've got big premieres today: Scrooged, Doctor Who, and a birthday for Salli Richardson-Whitfield. → Read More

November 19 in Sci-Fi History: Addams Family Values

Joan Cusack and Anjelica Huston turn in amazing performances. But man that Thanksgiving pageant. → Read More

November 13 in Sci-Fi History: The Invisible Man

In 1933, The Invisible Man premiered in theaters. Many years later, both Gerard Butler and Whoopi Goldberg were born on this day in sci-fi history. → Read More

November 12 in Sci-Fi History: Wallace Shawn (and Ryan Gosling and Anne Hathaway)

Today is the birthday of actor Wallace Shawn. You know him from The Princess Bride (1987). Video of The Princess Bride Inconceivable clips Born in New York City in 1943, Shawn is an accomplished playwright and actor. → Read More

November 7 in Sci-Fi History: Wonder Woman

All the world was waiting for her. And the power she possessed. In her satin tights, fighting for our rights. And the old red, white, and blue ... It was on this day in 1975 that Wonder Woman premiered. Starring Lynda Carter and Lyle Waggoner, the series followed Diana Prince's adventures in both the 1940s (Season 1/ABC) and the 1970s (Seasons 2 and 3/CBS). She spun around a lot. → Read More

November 6 in Sci-Fi History: Thandie, Sally, Emma and Ethan

Celebrate the birthdays of the Flying Nun, a badass old-west Madame, and Ethan Hawke. → Read More

November 5 in Sci-Fi History: Jim Steranko and Birthdays Galore

Today is the 79th birthday of comics legend Jim Steranko. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1938, Steranko was responsible for the artwork in Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD and also did the character and concept art for movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992). → Read More

October 29 in Sci-Fi History: The Paul Lynde Halloween Special

So, on this day in 1976, Paul Lynde gathered Margaret Hamilton, Betty White, Florence Henderson, HR Pufnstuf, and KISS together and did a Halloween special. Video of Paul Lynde Halloween Special 1976 It's just insane. And keeps going. Get thee to YouTube for the whole thing. → Read More

October 22 in Sci-Fi History: Torchwood!

The gang at Torchwood, including the amazing relationship between Ianto and Jack, came to our screens on this day in sci-fi history: also the birthdays of Jeff Golblum and Christopher Lloyd. → Read More

October 1 in Sci-Fi History: 25 Years of Cartoon Network

TV audiences don’t get nearly as excited about the history of television networks. Not nearly as much as they go nuts when they change names, anyway. But team, on this day in sci-fi history, and particularly in 1992, the Cartoon Network went live for the first time. → Read More

September 24 in Sci-Fi History: Muppets and Munsters

Leaving his mark on popular culture forever, Jim Henson would go on to create some of our favorite stories. Today would have been his 81st birthday. → Read More

September 17 in Sci-Fi History: Bewitched

Honestly one of the greatest shows television ever produced, Bewitched premiered on this day in 1964. → Read More

Watch: Ryan Gosling and Lennie James in this first clip from Blade Runner 2049

Whatever's happening with all these children, it's definitely not good. → Read More

September 10 in Sci-Fi History: The Truth Is Out There

It was on this day in 1993 that the world was introduced to Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully when FOX premiered The X-Files. The pilot episode featured two FBI agents assigned to weirdo cases and who we knew would eventually one day kiss each other. → Read More