This is nominally a sci-fi based site – but sci-fi and fantasy are essentially the same thing, it’s just the mechanics that differ. Sci-fi has lightsabers, force fields and slave girls in metal bikinis. Fantasy has swords, magic spells… and slave girls in metal bikinis. As Arthur C Clarke famously wrote, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”. So it’s not surprising that we’re both fans of classic fantasy films, as well as sci-fi.

Assuming that at least some of our readers will fall into that same intersection in the genre Venn diagram, I thought I’d post this link to an interview with Ray Harryhausen, stop-motion animation genius.

(And yes, I do know that Harryhausen also had a hand in some sci-fi flicks – but it’s the fantasy films with which he’s probably most synonymous)