The Faceless Star (2019)

Honorable Mention You have no excuse not to watch this one. After all, it’s short. In fact, it’s only a minute long. This is an intense, mini-documentary about the great Haruo Nakajima… …What, you never heard of him?  That’s because he was the unseen actor under all of Godzilla‘s foam rubber, who played one of […]

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Jodorowsky’s Dune (2013)

“Many stories are told of Zaphod Beeblebrox’s journey to the Frogstar. Ten percent of them are ninety-five percent true, fourteen percent of them are sixty-five percent true, thirty-five percent of them are only five percent true, and all the rest of them are… told by Zaphod Beeblebrox” Somehow or other, listening to  Alejandro Jodorowsky talk about […]

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Trekkies (1997)

As i sat down to write this, I was reminded once again of just how big the Star Trek Fandom has become:  besides a 2004 sequel to this film (Trekkies 2), IMDB also lists these documentaries about the Trek phenomenon:   Trek Nation (2011); The Captains (2011); Chaos on the Bridge (2014); and For the Love of Spock […]

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The Visit (2015)

(aka The Visit: An Alien Encounter) Honorable Mention (Spoilers ahead) That iconic image of an alien spaceship landing unannounced in the heart of a major city has long been one of the staples of science fiction film.  It is rather stranger to make such an encounter the subject of a serious documentary featuring interviews with […]

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