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Dave Howe

Entries by Dave Howe

Syfy at MoMA

(2) Comments | Posted November 24, 2009 | 10:53 AM

He had me at Beetlejuice. It was 1988 when I was first introduced to the genius that is Tim Burton. I was working at the BBC at the time, thirteen years before I joined Syfy. I recall feeling entirely blown away by the sheer anarchic imagination and black humor of...

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When Science Fiction and Reality Merge, Change Happens

(44) Comments | Posted September 24, 2009 | 3:47 PM

If there is one consistent theme in science fiction since the true boom of the genre in the 1950s it's the prediction of the end of the world. For decades the world's demise had been graphically dramatized through alien abductions, nuclear holocausts, the sun exploding and storms of meteorites crashing...

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Creativity Can Save the World

(18) Comments | Posted July 9, 2009 | 4:10 PM

How are imagination and the global economy connected? Well, if you're a Hollywood producer, you'd know that the highest grossing films of all time tend to fall in the fantasy/imagination/sci-fi genre. Think, Harry Potter, Spiderman, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. The studios behind these blockbuster franchises know that...

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