There have been a lot of cool things to pop up since I’ve been a film critic, and since I’ve started my own site/blog here, but few are as interesting personally as getting the chance to team up with History‘s own online shop.
While a lot of tie-ins and opportunities clearly leave open the door for cynicism (and yes, I suppose I “get” great exposure and links), the idea of putting together a collection of films that I, in some sense, endorse as, in some sense, a representative of History Channel is rather an honor.
Now, if you head over to my curator page, you’ll notice that it calls my selections “Top Sci-Fi,” which isn’t exactly accurate. What I was going for really was a list of sci-fi films that are overlooked for one reason or another. Maybe they never made a big splash, or maybe they are just older titles that don’t get noticed anymore. In fact, a couple of them might even be widely considered bad movies, but I think they deserve a look.
From Krull, to Disney‘s The Black Hole, to Somewhere in Time, all the way to recent entries like Source Code and Moon, it’s a very mixed bag, all of which, I think, lend something to the genre of Sci-Fi/Fantasy.
Putting this list together was surprisingly fun, and one of the real bonuses is that I got to provide a mini-review that shows up for these films.
I encourage you to take a look at all the curator collections (especially since the holiday season is upon us), and I want to thank History for letting me be a part of their site.