National Science Fiction Day is celebrated annually on January 2 by millions of science fiction fans across the United States.
The date of January 2 was chosen for National Science Fiction Day as it corresponds with the birth date of famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov.
American author and Boston University professor of biochemistry, Isaac Asimov was born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov on January 2, 1920. He was best known for his works of science fiction and his popular science books. Isaac Asimov, whose works are followed by many, died on April 6, 1992.
Considered a master of hard science fiction, Asimov, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, was considered one of the “Big Three” science-fiction writers during his lifetime. The Foundation Series is regarded as Asimov’s most outstanding piece. His other major series are the Galactic Empire Series and the Robot Series.
Some of the successful television shows that are recognized by science fiction fans include Star Trek-The Next Generation, The X-Files, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who and The Twilight Zone.
This year presents no shortage of Science Fiction. Yet, there are some questionable products. Here is a snapshot of 2019’s upcoming adds to the genre that are family friendly with adult supervision.
- Stranger Things– Netflix has the show scheduled for soon. Binge watch previous seasons on Netflix
- Manifest- NBC has had a run away hit with this show.
- Timeless- Hulu offers old episodes. This show offers you the opportunity to teach history to your children
- Revelation Road –Pureflix has the entire series available on their site. It’s a hold on to your seat thriller.
Captain Marvel– Release Date: 6 March 2019
The only thing DC has done that Marvel hasn’t been able to do, is making a good female superhero movie. Hell, they haven’t even made a female superhero movie yet. Besides, Captain Marvel is said to be the most powerful superhero to have been introduced in the MCU. And we all know she will play an important part in Avengers 4. So buckle up. We are in for a ride.
Avengers 4- Release Date: 3 May 2019
The movie is so badly anticipated that the creators have even kept its title under the covers. Thanos has wiped half the universe out of existence and is chilling somewhere. Now we wait for our remaining heroes to pick up the pieces and return the world to its former glory.
Wonder Woman 2 Release Date: 1 November 2019
Let’s not kid ourselves. At this point, it’s the only DC movie that we would actually pay to watch in the theatres. And it’s set in the 80s and the creators are bringing in Wonder Woman’s longtime nemesis in the comics, Cheetah. At the moment, it is slated to release on the 1st of November. #FingersCrossed.