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.
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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.
RSVLTS‘ eye-catching, black and blue short-sleeve shirt is covered with images inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy. The art incorporates movie posters and classic scenes and is printed onto KUNUFLEX, lightweight fabric that’s comfy and super stretchy. Officially licensed by Lucasfilm and Disney.
After a solar flare ravages civilization, a man finds himself alone in the world. As he wanders the Earth, he adopts a stray dog and builds a robotic companion. The trio then set out on a dangerous journey to find a new home. Tom Hanks stars as Finch, with director Miguel Sapochnik behind the camera. Coming to Apple TV+ 11.5.2021.
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is one of the greatest places we’ve ever visited. Recently, Adam Savage stopped by and got an up-close look at the full-scale T-70 X-Wing fighter they’re currently restoring. Lucasfilm loaned them the screen-used spaceship, which will soon go on display at the museum.
Joseph Fifelski’s science fiction short film tells the story of a mechanic and a humanoid robot who arrives at his barn in search of a fix before she is shut down permanently. While Roy certainly owes a debt to Blade Runner, it also stands on its own as a story about compassion in the face of despair.
As The Matrix 4: Resurrections kicks off, Neo and Trinity find themselves caught in the illusion of The Matrix. But it’s not long before they find their reality is not what it seems and must learn to fight for humanity’s freedom once again. Coming to HBO Max and theaters on 12.22.2021.
“Warner’s wouldn’t send a screener… so I’ve only seen the trailer.” Sweetlegs presents a rap song about Denis Villeneuve’s much-anticipated and frequently-delayed adaptation of Dune, and reminds us that fear is the mind-killer when it comes to trying to figure out if it’s going to be good or not before it comes out.
Danil Krivoruchko and a group of talented artists around the world collaborated on this fantastic fan film inspired by Peter Watts’ science fiction novel of the same name. It tells just a sliver of the original story from the perspective of a man waking up from cryosleep, as he recalls a first-contact mission with an alien species.
In this science-fiction love story, a woman starts having visions of her lover, who she presumes died in an accident. As she delves deeper into her dreams, she realizes that he may still exist in a parallel dimension. The award-winning film makes its North American debut on VOD and digital on 9.21.21.
A group of soldiers escorts a scientist to a mysterious anomaly when he starts to experience a strange sensation. But are the terrors he sees and hears real or imagined? Writer-director Sava Zivkovic’s short science fiction film leaves us asking many questions with its unsettling vibe from start to finish.
Based on Isaac Asimov’s award-winning novels, Foundation follows a band of exiles on their epic journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization as the Galactic Empire crumbles. With writer and executive producer David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Man of Steel) at the helm, it looks promising. Coming to Apple TV+ 9.24.2021.
Director Denis Villeneuve’s take on Dune is almost here, and it looks spectacular. The latest big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel follows the epic saga of a young man who travels to the galaxy’s most dangerous planet on a quest for his family’s survival. Drops 10.22.21 in theaters and on HBO Max.
A man has been trapped aboard his own spaceship for years, as his robot guardian insists that not a single planet they’ve visited is habitable. But what’s the real reason he’s not allowed to disembark? Gökalp Gönen’s short film is a thought-provoking and creative work of science fiction with a fantastic style and mood.
After humanity has met its end, what will happen to the machines we leave behind? Michael Dockery’s eerie animated short film imagines just that, as robots roam a desolated Earth, left to their own devices, endlessly downloading old information and destroying their own kind as they search for a purpose.
The neon glow of Blade Runner’s Los Angeles is one of the most iconic looks in all of science fiction. Yesteryear Prop Store sells real neon signs based on ones seen in the movie. Our favorite is the noodle bar dragon, but if you’ve got the bucks and the space, go for the giant TDK sign and reenact Roy Batty’s Tears in the Rain speech.
Here’s a fresh look at the new streaming series based on Isaac Asimov’s renowned science fiction novels. The epic story follows a group of exiles who must band together to keep humanity alive and rebuild civilization after the fall of the Galactic Empire. Coming to Apple TV+ 9.24.2021.
Jean-Luc Picard is back for another season, and this time it looks like he and his crew must save the very fabric of time from destruction thanks to an old and persistent nemesis. It looks like Q’s trial truly is never-ending. Coming to Paramount+ in 2022.
Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy wrote and directed this sci-fi thriller about a private investigator who helps clients unlock lost memories. But he becomes obsessed with one case, leading him down a dark path. Stars Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, and Thandiwe Newton. Coming to HBO Max and theaters on 8.20.21.
Filmmaker Ian Hubert spent the better part of three years creating this short film which drops us into a Blade Runner-esque world. But instead of focusing on the dystopian nature of the place, we see the lighter side of living in such a future. If you want more, support Ian’s ongoing work on Patreon. (Thanks Rob!)
VFX artist Ian Hubert put together this short but impressive animation which drops us into a sci-fi race filled with insane rocket bikes. He created the clip using Blender and After Effects, and data from a Rokoko mocap suit for the pilots’ movements. This is so much better than the pod racing sequence in The Phantom Menace.