by The guenni
Science Fiction Films Capture Fans Imagination
When speaking of the various movie genres, the one that has probably thrilled more audiences than any other is science fiction. Science fiction can be difficult to define due to the fact that it includes a wide range of sub-genres and themes that can be both suspenseful and thought-provoking. Perhaps one of the easiest to understand definitions comes from Rod Serling whose stated definition is “fantasy is the impossible made probable, while science fiction is the improbable made possible”.
Science fiction in films is nothing new and has existed since the early years of silent cinema when Georges Melies’ 1902 film A Trip To The Moon dazzled audiences with its trick photography. The 1930s brought larger film budgets to the movie industry benefiting fans of science fiction. The first feature length science fiction film by an American studio was the