In this short film, man perfected androids, but the two races got in a war of extinction. One man is determined to not let himself be the last of his kind. A graduation film by Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg students.
Ridley Scott and Drew Goddard’s adaptation of Andy Weir’s novel. In The Martian, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is left stranded on the red planet, and must survive on his own. Yep, it’s Castaway in space. Meet the crew here.
A lone security guard on the night shift at a mysterious facility sees an intruder and proceeds to investigate. Not since The Usual Suspects has a coffee cup been so crucial to the plot as in this archetypal sci-fi thriller.
Writer/director Ramin Serry’s short flick is a story about a father and his time-traveling grown-up son who has to come back in time to kill the android sent to kill him as a baby. A spot-on parody of confusing time-bending sci-fi plots.
The second trailer for the critically-acclaimed sci-fi thriller Ex Machina teases us with intense moments and vivid contrasts between nature and man-made objects, as two men and a female A.I. play tester-testee musical chairs.
A 10-episode space opera based on the eponymous book series. Set in a world where man has colonized the Solar System, The Expanse is about the tensions between the colonized planets and the people caught in between.
An off-world detective is investigating a missing research vessel. He finds the ship but it appears to have skipped time. Sadly, this is more of a concept than a complete film and can’t stand on its own. Very interesting though.
The second trailer for Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie reveals more action-packed scenes as well as the hero’s origin. It appears that the self-aware and emotional robot is based on a Police droid. In other words, he’s RoboCop in reverse.
A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to verify a traumatizing event from his early life, when an unidentified flying object crashed on their farm. Josh Tanner’s The Landing is as good as short films get.
A journalist meets with a man who’s been sending him accurate predictions, claiming to be a time traveler. James Cooper’s short won’t wow you with effects or action, but Eric Johnson’s portrayal of the mysterious figure makes up for it.
The sequel to the 2012 sci-fi comedy about Nazis on the Moon, Iron Sky The Coming Race ditches the final frontier for a hidden civilization underneath the Earth… where there are Nazis. And Nazi dinosaurs. What?
From director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) comes a drama about a robot child created specifically to learn, adapt and feel like a human being. Starring Dev Patel, Sharlto Copley, Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman.
A programmer wins a prize to meet his company’s reclusive CEO. But he ends up becoming a pawn in his boss’ experiment with artificial intelligence. Written and directed by Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine). International trailer here.
After almost a year of tweaking, Dirk Loechel has released the final major version of his enormous spaceship size comparison chart. It’s by no means definitive, but at least Dirk included the International Space Station for scale.
The Signal is a sci-fi thriller about three MIT students who experience bizarre events en route to meeting a rival hacker. When Morpheus in a hazmat suit is compelled to ask you if you’re from Earth, you know stuff ain’t right.
A young man with amnesia finds himself in an mysterious prison with other teenage boys. The prison is surrounded by a gigantic maze. The Maze Runner is an adaptation of James Dashner’s eponymous young adult novel.
Simon Stålenhag loves to paint robots and futuristic structures sitting in otherwise normal suburbs and countrysides. They look like more peaceful versions of Borderlands’ Pandora. You can buy prints of his art on RedBubble.
(NSFW/Gore) In the distant future, humans have become immortal cyborgs but are unable to reproduce. Takahide Hori’sJunk Head 1 is a funny and horrifying masterpiece of stop-motion. For the love of God, let’s fund the sequel.
Star Trek meets Facebook in Redshirt, a sci-fi sim for Windows, OS X and Linux. The game satirizes our online behavior, requiring players to manage relationships with their online buddies in order to progress.
“Your Earth is a very small part of a very large industry.” Mila Kunis plays a lowly human who discovers that she may be the next leader of the universe in the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending. Also starring Channing Tatum and Sean Bean.
“I am the new world. And you are part of the old.” A scientist of the UK’s Ministry of Defence creates a highly intelligent android. Will it – she? – save us or doom us all? A sci-fi thriller in the vein of Blade Runner, RoboCop and Frankenstein.
The full version of Anders Ramsell’sBlade Runner: The Aquarelle Edition, a hazy re-cut of the cyberpunk classic made using 12,597 hand painted frames. Made for and by someone who’s seen the film multiple times.
Asthree Works turns the table on a popular sci-fi trope. Play as a plant-like alien captured by a secret government organization. Use your powers to sneak and defeat the humans in this stealth platformer for Windows, OS X and Linux.
Alfonso Cuarón wants us to feel like we are realistically floating in space in the theatre; this extended featurette on his latest film Gravity gives a behind the scenes look at just how that will happen. Guess we need to see it in IMAX.
Dirk Loechel is working on a chart that compares the sizes of spaceships from various sci-fi series. The chart is already daunting and makes for an awesome wallpaper, but he’s far from finished. It barely has any ships from manga and anime.
A crew member of the first manned mission to Mars discovers fossils of bacteria right before leaving the planet. Against orders, he sets out to get more. He doesn’t return. We guess he hasn’t seen Prometheus. From the director of Blinky™.