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The History of Science Fiction

By Steven Romano May 31, 2013

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At the Movies

The advent of motion pictures was a watershed moment in the history of science fiction, responsible for presenting the esoteric genre to a broader, more diverse audience. Filmmaker and illusionist Georges Méliès released what can be considered the very first sci-fi film entitled A Trip to the Moon in 1902. He was inspired by the work of Verne, Wells, and no doubt the lunar-centric works of the Enlightenment. Then, in 1927, Fritz Lang set the bar for narrative and special effects even higher with Metropolis: A cinematic masterpiece that would go on to influence many directors including one Mr. George Lucas!

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Steven Romano

Like Captain America, Steven Romano is just a boy from Brooklyn. When he isn't contributing to The MindHut and other geeky websites, Steven's hard at work writing his first novel and comic book scripts. Follow him on Twitter @Steven_Romano, and swing by his blog: stevenromano.tumblr.com

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