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Awesome Science Fiction

Hello Tomorrow! (Trailer)

Hello Tomorrow! (Trailer)

Billy Crudup stars in this streaming series that takes place in a retrofuturist version of Earth, where gadgets like jet packs and hovercars actually exist. Crudup leads a team of door-to-door salespeople tasked with pitching another dream – selling timeshares on the moon. Coming to Apple TV+ on 2.17.23.

JUNG_E (Trailer)

JUNG_E (Trailer)

The latest from Hellbound and Train to Busan director Yeon Sang-ho is a science-fiction movie about a future in which humans decide their best chance for survival is to copy the brains and abilities of one of its greatest fighters into an army of robotic warriors. What could possibly go wrong? Coming to Netflix 1.20.2023.

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Realistic Rick’s Garage

Realistic Rick’s Garage

With the help of Unreal Engine 5, Design by FEO created this realistic version of Rick’s garage and basement laboratory from Rick and Morty. The workshop is packed with fun easter eggs and sci-fi references. There’s something that feels so right that Rick’s voiceover was created by an AI-powered neural network.

65 (Trailer)

65 (Trailer)

Producer Sam Raimi teamed up with A Quiet Place writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods to create this sci-fi action film about an astronaut (Adam Driver) who crash-lands on a mysterious planet filled with dinosaurs. There, he and a lone child survivor face off against a real-world Jurassic Park. In theaters 3.10.23.

Snookie: A Science Fiction Short Film

Snookie: A Science Fiction Short Film

(PG-13: Language) This science fiction short from filmmaker James Parris starts out with a man having a mid-life meltdown, leading to an argument with his girlfriend. But as the Black Mirror-esque story advances, we learn not all is what it seems between the woman and her troubled companion. (Thanks, Rob!)

The Evolution of Star Trek Transporters

The Evolution of Star Trek Transporters

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.

The Orion Car: Pro Unlimited UTV

The Orion Car: Pro Unlimited UTV

Mad Media’s Blade Runner and Road Warrior-inspired cinematic product film envisions a dystopian future where people flee cities and set up camps. The tribes put down their weapons and battle it out in their UTVs to win resources. At the heart of the film is an awesome custom-built UTV known as The Orion Car.

Conversing with Aliens in Star Wars

Conversing with Aliens in Star Wars

(PG-13: Language) Conversations between humans and aliens date back to the very first Star Wars movie. This hilarious comedy sketch from Wizards with Guns pokes fun at the trope by imagining what might happen if one of those creatures spoke a language nobody could understand without reading the subtitles.

Laboratory Conditions

Laboratory Conditions

Marisa Tomei, Minnie Driver, and Paulo Costanzo star in this unsettling short film about a body that goes missing from a hospital. When the patient’s doctor goes looking, she stumbles onto an experiment that attempts to capture what happens to our souls when we die. Written by Terry Rossio and directed by Jocelyn Stamat.

The Future of the 1920s

The Future of the 1920s

It’s always fun to look back and see what prior generations thought the future would be like. The1920sChannel rewinds a full century to explore some of the predictions that showed up in Science and Invention magazine. If they were right, we’d be flying in blimps and living in underground cities guarded by creepy robot police.

Widdershins

Widdershins

This animated short by Simon Biggs follows the story of a pampered gentleman who has grown overly reliant on his machines. But when he ignores his robot butler’s advice and starts dating a free-spirited woman, all hell breaks loose in his once neat and tidy life.

Sunbelly

Sunbelly

This surreal and imaginative animated fantasy follows the story of an astronaut dog sent into space to investigate a seemingly dead planet. But when she arrives, she has a revealing encounter about her species’ past that could change their future forever. Written, directed, and animated by Jordan Speer.

Rick and Morty Season 6 (Trailer)

Rick and Morty Season 6 (Trailer)

The Sanchez and Smith families are back for another round of insane adventures in the multiverse. Along the way, they’ll take on alien terrorists, Summer becomes Wolverine, Rick becomes Doc Ock, and the gang has car troubles. Oh, and in case you need a refresher before it premieres on September 4, watch this.

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A Tribute to Nichelle Nichols as Uhura

A Tribute to Nichelle Nichols as Uhura

Nichelle Nichols passed away on July 30, 2022, at the age of 89. The groundbreaking actor made a name for herself in the role of Lieutenant Nyota Uhura on Star Trek. Trek fan John DiMarco put together this great compilation of her performances in the original series, the Star Trek movies, and Star Trek: The Animated Series.

Andor (Trailer)

Andor (Trailer)

This new Star Wars series follows the origin story of Rogue One character Cassian Andor – from his humble beginnings as a petty thief to his vital role in the rebellion against the evil and self-important fascist Empire. The first three episodes premiere on Disney+ on 9.21.22.

SCOOTY

SCOOTY

After being annoyed at his friends for riding on scooters, a guy smashes a bunch of the two-wheelers in a back alley. But instead of destroying them, they come to life as a robot. Peter France’s sci-fi comedy is one of the most endearing short films we’ve seen in a while. It’s like Short Circuit meets CHAPPiE but with scooters.

HOME!

HOME!

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?

Aliens Modern Trailer

Aliens Modern Trailer

(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.

NOPE (Final Trailer)

NOPE (Final Trailer)

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.

Raygun Bookends

Raygun Bookends
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These metal bookends from Pendulux look like the rayguns that astronauts and aliens might have used to battle each other in a 1950s sci-fi movie. They’re made from cast aluminum, iron, and brass and are perfect for displaying vintage comics, books, and magazines.

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Tove Lo: No One Dies from Love

Tove Lo: No One Dies from Love

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.

Westworld Season 4 (Teaser)

Westworld Season 4 (Teaser)

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?

MST3K Season 13 (Trailer)

MST3K Season 13 (Trailer)

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).

Crimes of the Future (Teaser)

Crimes of the Future (Teaser)

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.

Hell Creek

Hell Creek

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!)

The Man Who Fell to Earth: Sneak Peek

The Man Who Fell to Earth: Sneak Peek

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.

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