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: Many science fiction movies from the last 40 years have blazed new vistas for viewers. Theyve reached further into the future, traveled longer into the past, soared deeper into the vastness of the cosmos, and probed more intently inside mans consciousness than any other period of film before. And audiences ate them up, taking four of the top ten spots in all-time ticket sales in America while earning more than $2 billion at the box office. Modern Sci-Fi Films FAQ takes a look at the genres movies from the last 40 years, where the dreams of yesterday and today may become tomorrows realities. This FAQ travels to a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away . . . visits a theme park where DNA-created dinosaurs roam . . . watches as aliens come to Earth, hunting humans for sport . . . and much, much more. Filled with biographies, synopses, production stories, and images and illustrationsmany seldom seen in printthe book focuses on films that give audiences two hours where they can forget about their troubles, sit back, crunch some popcorn, and visit worlds never before seen . . . worlds of robots, time travel, aliens, space exploration, and other far-out ideas.