Good as Gold(en Years)
In spite of its prevalence in popular culture, science fiction wasn't given the overdue recognition it deserved until the '40s going into the '50s. Experts call this point in time "The Golden Age of Science Fiction," marked by an influx of films including Forbidden Planet, The Blob, and 20 Million Miles to Earth. But more noteworthy was John W. Campbell, Jr. taking his place as the editor of the publication Astounding Science Fiction. Under his leadership, Campbell instituted new editorial guidelines and provided an outlet for aspiring sci-fi writers.