This Korean sci-fi comedy follows the misfit crew of a spaceship who escape Earth’s impending destruction and attempt to make a living by salvaging space debris. After discovering a young stowaway, they realize she’s a valuable and dangerous target, and decide to demand a ransom for her return. Coming to Netflix 2.5.21.
THE BEST Science Fiction
You could bring your car to a professional tuning shop to give its engine more power, or you could upgrade it with a Dilithium warp drive, an FTL jump unit, or a 1.21 gigawatt Flux Capacitor. DarkStarLab has you covered with their series of stick-on chrome plastic car badges inspired by classic sci-fi propulsion systems.
Anthony Mackie and Damson Idris star in this action/sci-fi popcorn flick about a rebellious drone pilot who ends up assigned to a new officer who just happens to be a top-secret android. Their mission: locate a doomsday device before insurgents beat them to it. Coming to Netflix 1.15.2021.
After making a splash on the international film festival circuit in 2019, Valentyn Vasyanovych’s Atlantis has a U.S. distributor. Set in 2025, the film offers a glimpse into a future where Ukraine defeats Russia, and where people struggle to live and love in a desolate and dystopian world.
HBO’s hit series Westworld was inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973’s feature film of the same name. The earlier film isn’t as expansive as the TV show, but it’s definitely as creepy. And now that you can stream the original on HBO Max, they’ve created a modern trailer for the classic version.
Based on Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse’s Dark Horse comic, Resident Alien follows the story of an extraterrestrial who crash-lands on Earth on a mission to destroy humanity, only to get distracted by a crime-solving mission while disguised as a human. Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Rogue One) stars. Coming to SYFY 1.27.2021.
The ability to upload one’s knowledge, experiences and even consciousness into a computer is a frequent concept in science fiction. In this Cyberpunk 2077 inspired episode, Kurzgesagt explores what would be necessary to store and simulate our minds, along with some of the ethical concerns about digitizing humanity.
Insight Editions presents a workshop manual for Doc and Marty’s stainless steel ride. Due out 3.30.2021, the book features detailed drawings you could use to maintain your own time-traveling DMC-12. It also includes journal entries from Doc Brown and details on the Time Train, Hoverboards, and other goodies.
George Clooney directed and stars in this film about a scientist in the Arctic who must warn a group of astronauts not to return home to Earth after a global catastrophe has devastated the planet. Based on the critically-acclaimed novel Good Morning, Midnight. Drops 12.23.2020 on Netflix.
Trekkies, load up your movie collection with this bargain-priced Blu-ray and Digital set. It includes 10 films with The Original Series and The Next Generation casts, from Star Trek: The Motion Picture through Star Trek X: Nemesis. It offers special features like commentaries, behind the scenes footage, and documentary shorts.
Joe Sill’s animated science fiction short envisions a future where a corporation runs a massive network of autonomous vehicles, and those who drive themselves are hunted down as criminals. The proof-of-concept thriller follows a gang of motorcycle couriers who must deliver a mysterious package.
There’s no question that people love Stranger Things. But what is it about the Netflix series’ mix of sci-fi, horror, and ’80s coming-of-age flicks that make it work so well? Michael Tucker from Lessons from the Screenplay delves into some of the audio and visual tricks the Duffer Brothers have used to create such a magical blend.
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.
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 a alien species.
Trekkies either love or hate the J.J. Abrams-produced “Kelvin Timeline” Star Trek movies. But maybe the haters would like them more if they starred the cast of The Original Series. Well, thanks to Futuring Machine, deepfake tech, and some clever editing, we no longer need to wonder what that might have been like.
Director André Øvredal (Trollhunter) presents a dark vision of the future, as a family returns from a day at the beach, only to be stuck in a painfully-long traffic jam waiting to enter a tunnel. But we gradually learn the passage serves a terrifying purpose. Based on the 1961 short story The Tunnel Ahead by Alice Glaser.
Science fiction and futuristic movies love to envision a world where projecting images into the air is commonplace. Danger Farm demonstrates how those floating holographic images may look cool, but they aren’t exactly the most practical or reliable way to look at things.
This silly animated short pokes fun at a sci-fi trope, as a floating vessel is stopped by the authorities and asked to provide their information. Its creators Karl Poyzer and Joe Roberts did a great job making us laugh with their minimal approach to movement and focus on cheeky dialogue.
Fans of Doctor Who will be happy to hear that the good doctor’s archenemies the Daleks are getting their own cartoon. The five-part CGI series will arrive on the Doctor Who YouTube channel in November 2020 as part of Time Lord Victorious, a story that intertwines between video, audio, books, comics, and more.
In an attempt to reconnect with each other, a couple decides to take a vacation from technology and turn off their devices. But it turns out that while they were disconnected from the world, aliens invaded the Earth. This indie sci-fi comedy is just the kind of lighthearted fare we could use these days. Drops 10.2020.
Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In) and Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) star in this sci-fi flick about a future in which climate change has forced Earth to generate synthetic oxygen. But when the fake O2 starts killing people, a man receives a message from the future that could provide the key to humanity’s salvation. Drops 10.2.2020.
Director Denis Villeneuve takes on Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic about a desert empire where families battle to control a substance with incredible life-giving properties. Stars Timothée Chalamet, Jason Momoa, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, and Stellan Skarsgård.
Writer/Director Brandon Cronenberg presents a dark sci-fi thriller about a corporate assassin who uses brain-implant technology to take over other people’s minds to get close to her targets. But it’s not easy for her to extract herself from every mind she occupies. Coming to select theaters and drive-ins 10.9.2020.
From award-winning director and producer Ridley Scott comes a science fiction series about a post-apocalyptic future where androids are tasked with raising human children on an unspoiled planet. But conflicts arise as religious humans arrive to “save” the children being raised as atheists. Coming to HBO Max 9.3.20.
One of life’s must-see movies has to be Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers. It’s loaded with scenery-chewing, quotable quotes, thinly-veiled societal commentary, giant alien insects, and lots of goo. What’s not to like? Screen Junkies couldn’t agree more, and offers their sarcastic take on this brain-sucking classic.
After returning from a space mission, a cosmonaut returns to Earth with a mysterious creature living inside of him. But the military has plans to use its powers regardless of what it might mean for the man it inhabits. This Russian sci-fi horror looks creepy enough to deserve a look when it hits theaters and VOD on 8.14.20.
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