Friday, October 30, 2009

Author R. A. Salvatore on the best Sci-Fi/Fantasy movie moment

Over at Babel Clash, a science fiction and fantasy blog maintained by Borders bookstore, SF/F author R. A. Salvatore reveals that he thinks the best moment in a Sci-Fi/Fantasy film is from Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964), starring Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin and Adam West:

“I used to watch this movie every couple of months on those Saturday morning monster matinees. The idea of the hero alone in a strange and hostile place is so terrifying… well, I guess it’s time to show why you’re the protagonist here.

Those moments of building a ‘home,’ a place of reasonable security against such odds seem to me to be an essential element in escapist fiction. Sure, the world is big and bad and scary, but you can make that cave your home.”

Pictured: Promotional poster for Robinson Crusoe on Mars.


Crotchety Old Fan said...

great point!

Folks who want to share the experience with R.A. can see the film here -

Paul said...

Thanks, Steve!