sci-fi

Sci-Fi Circuit: Writing Low Budget Sci-Fi

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! If you’ve been following this column for a while, you’ll have seen the many recommendations about focusing on writing low-budget spec scripts from both screenwriting gurus like Chris Soth and Scott Myers, as well as sci-fi screenwriters who have been successfully...

Sci-Fi Circuit: Movies with a Message

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! One of the primary reasons I love sci-fi is that it provides a powerful vehicle for exploring social issues that might otherwise be too politically incorrect to tackle head on. I cut my sci-fi teeth watching Star Trek, which is known...

Sci-Fi Circuit: The Enneagram of Sci-Fi

As a sci-fi screenwriter, I’m interested in more than just big tent pole movies. I want to write and see sci-fi stories with heart, stories that make me feel, stories that reveal character. I’ve always been a huge fan of Firefly and Serenity for that reason, and Joss Whedon continued to...

Sci-Fi Circuit: The Purpose and Value of Science Fiction

Does sci-fi serve a purpose beyond that of entertainment or escapism? Why do we write, read, and love sci-fi? Arthur Clarke (2001: A Space Odyssey) once said, “There’s no real objection to escapism, in the right places… We all want to escape occasionally. But science fiction is often very far from...