Nigel Mitchell


  • Started the popular science fiction blog The Geek Twins and Film Sketchr with his twin brother Maurice
  • A Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer-approved critic who has written for Slashfilm, Blastr, io9, and Screenrant
  • Short story author whose work has been published in Lost Worlds, 365 Tomorrows, and Black Hole magazines
  • Author of several science fiction novels including "Time Junkie"


Nigel G. Mitchell is a former writer for ThoughtCo who covered the "Star Trek" franchise (including films and television series) during a one-year period. He has spent ten years as a freelance journalist, writing about science fiction, comic books, and fantasy films. In 2002, Mitchell, along with his brother Maurice, started a sci-fi blog called The Geek Twins. They also run a film blog called Film Sketchr.

In addition, Mitchell's work has been featured in Slashfilm, Blastr, io9, and Screenrant. His short stories have been published in Lost Worlds, 365 Tomorrows, and Black Hole Magazine. He has also penned several novels and book series including "Time Junkie" and the "Little Green Men" trilogy. 


Mitchell earned a B.A. in English at Arizona State University in 1999. 

Awards and Publications

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