Dr. Bob Blackwood

Dr. Bob Blackwood and Dr. John Flynn, dubbed “The Film Doctors” by fans at the World Science Fiction Convention in Toronto, conducted a survey of the members of the World Science Fiction Society of the Top 10 Science Fiction Films of the 20th Century, published the results and created a book on the 10 films.  They were assisted by Diane Miller Blackwood, MA, Sociology, who created the survey instrument.  In the last 12 years, Dr. Bob has attended a variety of science fiction and film events.  Blackwood and Flynn’s book, Future Prime: The Top Ten Science Fiction Films, was released by Galactic Books in July of 2006.

Dr. Bob Blackwood took early retirement from Wright College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, in 2000.  At Wright he taught film study, photography, science fiction, , creative writing and created the Literature and Film course for the City Colleges of Chicago’s curriculum.

Blackwood has done a variety of critical writing on films, film criticism, and journalism and photojournalism.

From 2006-2007, Blackwood was the president of the International Press Club of Chicago, based at the Tavern Club at 333 N. Michigan Avenue.  He was on the committee for the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame Awards.

“The most fun I’ve had in my life has been going to films, writing about films, loving my family and cooking for them and my friends.”  –Bob Blackwood


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