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  • In pictures: LGBT sci-fi characters on film and TV

    Join us to boldly go into the wonderful world of queer sci-fi on the big and small screens.

    Alex Davidson
    Tuesday 25 November 2014

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  • On the set of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

    Exclusive script pages and Polaroids from the making of Star Wars include scenes that never made the final cut and snapshots of the cast in production on an immortal sci-fi classic.

    Nathalie Morris
    Tuesday 25 November 2014

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  • How The Terminator made Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron

    Will any of today’s action movies have the longevity of the 30-year-old classic The Terminator? This is the story of the blistering sci-fi thriller that sent the careers of Arnie and James Cameron into the stratosphere. 

    Lou Thomas
    Friday 21 November 2014

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  • Why I love ... The Brood

    Critics were revulsed by David Cronenberg’s early body-horror film The Brood, but it remains one of the director’s very best movies: frightening, resonant and a highly personal response to Cronenberg’s own private life.

    Josephine Botting
    Friday 21 November 2014

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  • Out of the Unknown: sci-fi and the 60s

    Cult series Out of the Unknown set a new standard for adult TV sci-fi, drawing on writers such as Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard and Ray Bradbury to reflect the social concerns of the 1960s right back at the viewer.

    Mark Ward
    Thursday 20 November 2014

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  • 1929 and the joys of the pressbook

    Radio 4’s Spin the Globe researchers visited us to find out about cinema in 1929. It’s amazing how much you can glean about the era from its pressbooks, created to help promote the latest releases.

    Bryony Dixon
    Tuesday 18 November 2014

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  • The best of #BFI Voyager on Twitter and Facebook

    Our Virtual Science Fiction Literary Festival #BFIVoyager explored the links between science fiction literature and film, connecting you with leading authors from our partners at HarperVoyager. Here are the social media highlights.


    Monday 17 November 2014

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  • Lilting to screen at queer film festival in Myanmar

    Despite homosexuality being illegal in Myanmar, the country is about to play host to the first ever Yangon LGBT Film Festival.

    Alex Davidson
    Friday 14 November 2014

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  • Your favourite acts of kindness on screen

    For World Kindness Day, we asked you to nominate memorable moments of kindness in films. Here’s a selection of your suggestions.

    Eleni Stefanou
    Friday 14 November 2014

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  • Use the force Philae!

    We’ve got everything crossed for the Rosetta mission’s robot lander Philae making history with the first ever successful touchdown on a comet.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 12 November 2014

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