This short science fiction film from anime director Akihiko Orikasa follows the story of an astronaut exploring the surface of Mars who stumbles onto the wreckage of a long-lost commercial vessel. While searching the site for survivors, he encounters something unexpected. Will he let his fears get the best of him?
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(PG-13) James Cameron’s Aliens was one of the best movies of the 1980s, and it still holds up to repeat viewings. What didn’t age as well is its original 1986 trailer, so Michael Edwards got to work editing together a new trailer with a more modern aesthetic and that builds the tension much better than the original.
After a cryptic series of teasers, we have a slightly better idea of what to expect from Jordan Peele’s science fiction/horror film NOPE. While the trailer doesn’t give away too much, the main story follows a group of residents of a small California town who think they’ve experienced an alien encounter. In theaters 7.22.22.
In this clip from Brazilian directorial duo Alaska, musician Tove Lo falls in love with her shiny new robotic companion. But things take a turn when she upgrades to the latest model. It’s a brilliant music video which effectively combines romance and science fiction.
HBO posted this unlisted teaser trailer for the fourth season of Westworld. Set to Lou Reed’s Perfect Day, the footage is packed with tidbits and clues about what awaits in the battle of the hosts as they delve deeper into the big city and return to some familiar locations. Is New York City just another Delos creation?
Will Mystery Science Theater 3000 ever run out of bad movies to scoff at? Nope. MST3K returns for its 13th season, this time with three snarky humans suffering through the cheesy F-movie dreck on the big screen: Kinga Forrester (Felicia Day), loyal henchman Max (Patton Oswalt), and grandmother Pearl Forrester (Mary Jo Pehl).
From the mind of David Cronenberg (Crash, Videodrome, The Fly) comes another horror about mutating bodies. It takes place in a future where humans must adapt to a new synthetic environment, and a celebrity performance artist exhibits his own mutating organs. Stars Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, and Kristen Stewart.
Independent filmmaker Danny Donahue set out to make a movie about time travel and dinosaurs. Despite having virtually no budget, he created an impactful short film that relies heavily on sound effects to build dramatic tension. Even more impressive is that Danny did the CGI himself with no prior knowledge of the tech. (Thanks, Rob!)
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Naomie Harris star in this sci-fi TV series based on Walter Tevis’ novel about an alien visitor who lands on Earth on a quest to save his planet and reinvents himself as a mogul peddling alien technology. We expect it to dive much deeper than the 1973 David Bowie film. Coming to Showtime 4.24.2022.
Anson Mount stars as Captain Christopher Pike in this Star Trek spin-off that follows the man who helmed the Enterprise just before Kirk. Trekkies already know Pike’s fate, so this one will be all about the journey. Rebecca Romijn stars as Number One, with Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock. Drops 5.5.22 on Paramount+.
You know you’re in trouble when you’re on a Starfleet vessel and the lights turn red and a klaxon starts blaring. Editor John DiMarco put together another one of his Star Trek compilation videos, this time showcasing how the Red Alert signal has changed over the years.
Ridley Scott’s 1979 film Alien still holds up as one of the best and scariest sci-fi movies ever. But what would it look like if he only had one minute and basic household objects to tell the story? The guys from Folks Films did just that, and we have to say they managed to capture all of the important plot points.
The first time Star Trek used a transporter to send crew members to another location was in 1966. Over the last 50+ years, the look of the equipment and its beaming action have changed significantly. After comparing the different warp speed jumps from the Trek universe, editor John DiMarco did the same for transporters.
Colin Farrell and Jodie Turner-Smith star in this science-fiction drama about a future where people purchase humanoid robots as household companions, and the crisis that ensues when one family’s robot son stops functioning. Written and directed by Kogonada. Coming to theaters and Showtime on 3.4.2022.
Star Trek’s starships have been warping through space since The Original Series debuted back in 1966. John DiMarco put together this compilation that shows how warp speed jumps have changed over the years, starting with the 1979 release of Star Trek: The Motion Picture through today’s series like Lower Decks and Picard.
From Ben Stiller and Dan Erickson comes a Black Mirror-esque series about people who go through a procedure that surgically divides their work memories from their personal memories. It stars Adam Scott, Patricia Arquette, John Turturro, and Christopher Walken and premieres on 2.18.22 on Apple TV+.
Michelle Yeoh stars in this action sci-fi martial arts comedy about a seemingly ordinary woman pulled from her everyday life into an adventure to save the multiverse. We’re thinking this could be a good double feature with Big Trouble in Little China. In theaters 3.25.2022.
(Gore) This award-winning short film by KULIK envisions a future where humanoid robots take the place of door-to-door salespeople. But this one homeowner has had enough of the unwanted solicitors, and when an apparent human turns up at his door he must determine if they’re telling the truth. Turn on subtitles.
You know those scenes in sci-fi movies where a crew member records gradually more desperate video messages to their personal log? Alasdair Beckett-King pokes fun at the cliche, which usually starts with some cheerful observations and ends with the character freaking out for their final message.
Thanks to MetaBallStudios, we know how big starships and robots are relative to one another. Now, we can see how earthbound vehicles stack up in this comparison video, which looks at the sizes of everything from Ant-Man’s microscopic van to the wheeled city of London in Mortal Engines. We had no idea that an AT-AT was bigger than Gundam.
To celebrate the relaunch of G4, Adam Savage and the crew from Tested created their first short film. The sci-fi film follows two astronauts who discover a mysterious video signal. It’s really less of a story and more of an opportunity for Adam to show off his awesome spacesuit builds.
Based on an acclaimed novel, this post-apocalyptic drama follows the lives of people attempting to survive and rebuild after a killer flu devastates the world. It tells its stories across multiple timelines, which should make for some interesting contrasts for its characters. The limited series premieres on HBO Max 12.16.2021.
In 2006, astronauts aboard the ISS fitted a decommissioned Russian spacesuit with a radio transmitter and jettisoned it into orbit. SuitSat-1 eventually re-entered Earth’s atmosphere and is presumed to have burned up. But Josh Tanner and Jade van der Lei’s sci-fi horror short film offers a much creepier take on the suit’s fate.
In this short science fiction story, Pursuit of Wonder imagines what our distant future might look like when galaxies have moved so far away from each other that the rest of the universe no longer appears to exist. It’s a fascinating philosophical exploration of history and how time and perspective can change everything.