NEPA Scene Staff

Gaslight Theatre peers into Ray Bradbury’s sci-fi ‘Kaleidoscope’ at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre Aug. 26-29

Gaslight Theatre peers into Ray Bradbury’s sci-fi ‘Kaleidoscope’ at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre Aug. 26-29

From a press release: What would you do if you were a million miles from Earth and your rocket ship was hit by a meteor and suddenly split open, leaving you floating in space with only your communicator to link you to your six crew members? The Gaslight Theatre Company will present “Kaleidoscope” by science […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre rockers Gods of Space break down new sci-fi album ‘Against a Falling Sky’ track by track

Wilkes-Barre rockers Gods of Space break down new sci-fi album ‘Against a Falling Sky’ track by track

On April 20, Wilkes-Barre sci-fi stoner rock band Gods of Space released an epic concept album titled “Against a Falling Sky.” Listeners can enjoy looking at the gorgeously detailed cover artwork of a spaceship breaking into pieces over the swirling atmosphere of a blue and green planet while hearing the soaring tenor voice of vocalist/guitarist […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Wilkes-Barre sci-fi stoner rockers Gods of Space stream album release show on May 28

EXCLUSIVE: Wilkes-Barre sci-fi stoner rockers Gods of Space stream album release show on May 28

A futuristic spaceship is flying gently through the stars, floating over a swirling blue and green planet surrounded by a thick atmosphere of gray and white gas. Suddenly, the crew is attacked by an unknown enemy that was hiding on board, leading to an action-packed fight and the eventual destruction of the vessel. Pieces of […]

 Rich Howells

ALBUM PREMIERE: Scranton sci-fi rockers Goodnight, Captain take off with ‘Departures’

ALBUM PREMIERE: Scranton sci-fi rockers Goodnight, Captain take off with ‘Departures’

These days, it’s easy to look around and want to give up on this planet. It’s something people joke about, but what if you could actually travel through outer space? Would you start re-entry and go back to all of your problems (along with all this world’s issues) or decide to depart for something new… […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton/Mexican duo challenges ‘The Singularity’ with dystopian audio drama and music

Scranton/Mexican duo challenges ‘The Singularity’ with dystopian audio drama and music

From a press release: When “The Singularity” premiered at the Scranton Fringe Festival last year, the play’s dystopian themes with a wall separating people were already topical. As the coronavirus pandemic rages on this election year, a new version recorded in the style of an old radio drama seems to reflect the world outside even […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: ‘Drive Away’ into the dreamy sci-fi space of Scranton duo Goodnight, Captain

SONG PREMIERE: ‘Drive Away’ into the dreamy sci-fi space of Scranton duo Goodnight, Captain

Young musicians may grow older and bands can part ways, but that doesn’t mean that passion for making music goes away – it just changes form. After a two-year hiatus, Scranton singer/songwriter Patrick McGlynn and guitarist Stefan Ogonosky got together with their bandmates Steve Werner and Kevin Stone to play one final Blinded Passenger show […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton and Mexican musicians debut dystopian musical ‘The Singularity’ at Scranton Fringe Festival Oct. 5-6

Scranton and Mexican musicians debut dystopian musical ‘The Singularity’ at Scranton Fringe Festival Oct. 5-6

From a press release: Scranton indie folk singer/songwriter LittleStarRun and Mexico City-based composer Galar will present their new play “The Singularity” at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6 as part of the Scranton Fringe Festival. Written by LittleStarRun (Rachel Lucille Woodworth) with music composed by […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: ‘Turbo Kid’ is all the post-apocalyptic ’80s nostalgia you’ll ever need

CULT CORNER: ‘Turbo Kid’ is all the post-apocalyptic ’80s nostalgia you’ll ever need

The 1980s are certainly having a renaissance of sorts lately. Shows and movies featuring the decade have become extremely popular – see “Stranger Things” or last year’s “It” remake for proof. However, for those of us who grew up the ‘80s, the nostalgia reaches even deeper, especially if you grew up a horror and/or sci-fi […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Step into ‘The Void’ for ’80s sci-fi/horror done right in 2017

CULT CORNER: Step into ‘The Void’ for ’80s sci-fi/horror done right in 2017

Science fiction and horror are a wonderful pairing in a film when done right. When done wrong, though, it can lead to a mess filled with CGI effects and bad writing that will eventually wind up as “Mystery Science Theater 3000” fodder. Thankfully, “The Void” gets the pairing perfect and checks a lot of boxes […]