Nigel Mitchell

  • Started the popular science fiction blog The Geek Twins and Film Sketchr with his twin brother Maurice
  • 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 SlashfilmBlastr, 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

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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