This is a particularly exciting time for @narcissus_university. This year we celebrate the twentieth anniversary of becoming one of the first universities to be completely conducted exclusively on social media platforms. We also celebrate the fifth anniversary of being the first university with a grading system based entirely on “likes” and “shares”.
Last night, the shocking news broke of the tragedies that befell affluent sections of the Los Angeles area. News has been spreading that this was not an isolated incident and that the same type of event has happened throughout the country. Details are still scarce, but it appears that individuals associated with a controversial program known as “The Invitation” held dinner parties where the attendees were comprised of their close friends and people special to them.
A device has been created that can send someone back in time to fix what went wrong. This one person would seem to be the most unlikely of “heroes,” in that they have thrived in this new world and have built up an “empire” in the scorched earth.
We spoke with Mr. Joe M. Morton before he undertook this daring attempt to cancel the apocalypse.
It’s finally time to meet Mark Martinez, OWA Programmer and Social Media Director! Mark came to Other Worlds Austin from that slightly peculiar, darkly clad cousin of the SciFi genre… Horror. He helps run the Austin Horror Society, promotes horror related events, covers the horror genre for various media outlets, and is in charge of horror programming for FanboyTV.
In honor of the SciFi comedy FUTURE ’38, which screens Wednesday, May 17 at Flix Brewhouse, the OWA staff is creating a Time Capsule to be opened in 80 years.
FUTURE ’38 is a Technicolor valentine to the classic screwball comedies of the 1930s and ‘40s, with a SciFi twist. It’s a time-travel adventure which presents the exotic future-world of 2018 A.D., as imagined by the filmmakers of 1938!
Through the years, horror movies have had their fair share of domineering mothers. From Mrs. Bates, Pamela Voorhees, the Xenomorph Queen, to well, Mama from 'Mama', strong willed mothers haven't always gotten the best representation. Well, that has all changed with Charlotte Grissom, played with wit and grit by Annette O'Toole.
OWA's Social Media Director Mark Martinez was overjoyed when he found out that he would be interviewing one of his childhood heroes. Captain William "Buck" Rogers was not only a hero to America in the late 20th century, but he also became a hero to the entire galaxy in the 25th century. The interview took place at what looked suspiciously like a 1970's disco.
Last week we lost one of the most influential film composers. The tragic death of James Horner was quite a shock to the not just the film community, but to all the people that have experienced his work over the years. Chances are that if you’ve seen a film in your lifetime that you’ve been touched by his work.
David Hewlett has had quite a distinguished career as an actor in the sci fi genre (Stargate:Atlantis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Splice). He has now returned to the genre as the writer/director of the new film DEBUG. We had a chance to chat with this accomplished artist about his new ambitious film and all sorts of sci fi goodness!!!