Science fiction is loaded with depictions of artificial intelligence – usually becoming sentient and running off the rails. BuzzFeed’s Professionals Review asked an AI scientist for her take on the on-screen tech, and how far away we are from such realities.
(SPOILERS) Science fiction movies often explore human tendencies. But Alex Garland’s adaptation of Annihilation tackles large ideas: duplication, self-destruction and mutation. Lessons from the Screenplay looks at how the film manifests its themes.
“Sometimes I see things need fixin’… I do what I can.” Spend a minute getting to know the 13th Doctor. Jodie Whittaker’s take on the Time Lord seems a whole lot less snarky about saving the universe than Peter Capaldi did. The new Doctor arrives on BBC on October 7, 2018.
Director Fleur Fortuné’s short sci-fi film feels more like an episode of Black Mirror than an ad for a personal investment app, but that’s exactly what it is – a sophisticated promotional spot for KOHO that envisions a future where big money banks steal our dreams – literally.
Now that fans have embraced the fact that The Orville is more sci-fi adventure than comedy, we can expect the second season to include even richer stories of the starship crew as they explore strange new worlds and boldly go where no Star Trek series has gone before.
Our first look at martial arts master Jackie Chan’s sci-fi action flick, about a policeman on the hunt for a mechanically-augmented villain, and a young girl carrying a bio-chemical invention that everyone wants. Yeah, we just want to see Jackie kick some ass too.
Clive Owen stars in this sci-fi thriller about a future in which our lives are are live-streamed to the authorities, violating all privacy, but providing detectives with a great crimesolving tool – at least until someone starts to mess with the data. Coming soon to Netflix.
“This is just a body. It’s not bad or good – that part’s up to you.” Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, and Mahershala Ali star in this live action adaptation of the cyberpunk manga Battle Angel Alita. It’s about a cyborg who is resurrected and becomes a bounty hunter.
ArtStation is an online community for professional visual artists. The site has set up a publishing arm, and this is their first book. Project 77 features the dystopian sci-fi world of ArtStation member Martin Deschambault, enriched with short stories by Jeffrey Campbell.
One of this year’s Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments is a doozy – a detailed miniature version of Ellen Ripley as she prepares to take out the alien queen from the comfort of her trusty P-5000 Powered Work Loader exosuit. Get away from our Christmas lights, you bitch!
Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe, and Noomi Rapace star in this Netflix release about a future in which overpopulation is controlled by strict limits on reproduction. But one man hides his secret septuplets by only letting them go out one day per week, and sharing a single identity.
(SPOILERS) “Using an exploration of where we might be, to explore where it seems like we’re heading, in order to reveal exactly where we are.” CineFix compiles their favorite sci-fi films. They chose lots of obvious classics, but they also tipped their hat to many modern films.
Luc Besson’s first big sci-fi flick since The Fifth Element is shaping up to be a real visual humdinger, packed with amazing creatures, costumes, locations, vehicles, and effects. We have no idea if it’ll live up to the original graphic novels, but it’ll sure look pretty doing it.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 is back with a new crew, and headed to Netflix. Original creator Joel Hodgson is joined by Jonah Ray and Felicia Day, along with some surprise guests, as the gang is forced to watch a whole new crop of bad movies. April 14 can’t come soon enough.
“People are just gonna keep killing themselves.” This Netflix sci-fi drama is set in a world where a scientist has presented proof that the afterlife exists, and people start committing suicide in droves. Starring Robert Redford, Jason Segel and Rooney Mara. Drops 3/31/17.
Take a helping of Alien, a dash of Gravity, and a smidgen of The Thing, and you’ll have a good idea what to expect from this sci-fi thriller about a team aboard the ISS who discovers the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. Sadly for the crew, it turns out to be a complete dick.
Stålenhag’s follow up to Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood is still filled with paintings of Nordic countrysides invaded by mechanical beings and relics. But here a flood from a “huge abandoned underground facility” washed up strange organic creatures as well.
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