Awesome Science Fiction

The Secret of C-3PO

The Secret of C-3PO

“The problem’s plain to see… too much technology…” Editor Luc “Zapatou” Bergeron combined footage of Star Wars’ least respected droid with Styx’s cheesetastic Mr. Roboto, a song that seems much more appropriate these days than when it was released back in 1983.

H Positive

H Positive

(Flashing images) An incredibly wealthy and prideful man is diagnosed with a terminal illness. He chooses to go out in a grand fashion by commissioning a Euthanasia Coaster, a roller coaster that theoretically induces euphoria before starving the brain of oxygen.

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Veggies Can Kill

Veggies Can Kill

“It’s like Terminator, but with vegetables.” Régis Raffin’s hilariously odd music video for Republic of Rock N Roll’s Cyber Killer sees a dystopian future in which being a vegetarian is outlawed, and killer robots are programmed to hunt down and kill Earth’s remaining veggie eaters.

Hand Wars

Hand Wars

Elite Geek dug up this brilliant and hilarious low-budget Star Wars fan film from 1990, directed by Itami Rose. The literally handmade Super 8 film recreates scenes from A New Hope, shot entirely with hands in place of spaceships. (Thanks Jeremy!)

2084

2084

Director Taz Goldstein’s short film pokes fun of the trope of the all-knowing, all-seeing evil computers found in sci-fi movies like TRON. While this machine does its best to crush the will of all who encounter it, this particular subject seems impervious to its demands.

Toonocalypse

Toonocalypse

A race of cute and cuddly looking cartoon aliens lands on Earth, which leads some humans to welcome the creatures into their homes. But all is not as it seems in this brilliantly done live-action/animated sci-fi film by Owen Rixon and The 2D Workshop.

The iMom

The iMom

(PG-13 Language) Ariel Martin’s short film tells the story of a busy mother who leaves her children under the supervision of a cyborg surrogate. A disturbing vision of our growing reliance on technology, and proof that good science fiction doesn’t need to rely on VFX.

Kill Command (Trailer)

Kill Command (Trailer)

A group of marines are lured into a battle by an army of sentient killer robots in this sci-fi popcorn flick that looks to mash up elements of Predator, The Terminator, and The Matrix. On UK screens 5/2016. No word on a US release, though. (Thanks BadRobot!)

Analog On (Trailer)

Analog On (Trailer)

Jeremy Polgar spent the last year perfecting this awesomely animated concept trailer for a film about Analog, the last android in existence and a journey of revenge which leads her down an unexpected path. We love the action, ’80s tinged neon glow, and sharp linework.

OVERLOAD

OVERLOAD

Korean animator Kang SuHyun’s short science fiction film requires no dialogue to tell its story, a haunting tale of a man who looks back on the events leading to the loss of his partner after a long and mentally grueling mission in space.

The Force Awakens: Kylo Ren Trailer

The Force Awakens: Kylo Ren Trailer

The latest TV spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens focuses in on bad guy Kylo Ren and The Dark Side of the Force, as he mounts a huge army of stormtroopers – some with flamethrowers – and takes on our new heroes in both epic and mano-a-mano battles.

The Future in Film

The Future in Film

Video editor Robert Jones compiled this fun clip showcasing some of the myriad interpretations of the future as seen in science fiction movies, from the idyllic to the dystopian, from the plausible to the ridiculous – and everything in between.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Trailer 2)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Trailer 2)

The Japanese trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens contains a surprising amount of new footage, including Finn, Rey and BB-8’s first moments together, the First Order’s troops and a potential reason for Finn’s showdown with Kylo Ren. Still barely any Luke though.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Trailer)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Trailer)

It’s worth digging through every second of the latest trailer to whet your appetite and feed your fan theories until December 18th. We’re a little concerned from his black-hooded appearance at 1:40 (and the mysterious masked Kylo Ren) that Luke might be a bad guy now.

Strange Alloy

Strange Alloy

For his short science fiction film, director Loïc Bramoullé digitally augmented imagery he shot during a trip to Myanmar to envision a future in which a space dragon and its companion study and hope to learn from the ruins of a long-lost human civilization.

Arrowhead (Trailer)

Arrowhead (Trailer)

After creating the excellent low-budget short film Arrowhead: Signal, Jesse O’Brien and Samuel Baulch moved on to create a full-length adaptation of their sci-fi flick about a mercenary who finds himself stranded on a mysterious desert moon, awaiting rescue from above.

NO-A

NO-A

Liam Murphy’s graduation film from the Savannah College of Art and Design is a wonderfully done, action-packed short with a heart about a faithful robot named NO-A (Noah) who risks himself to save the life of the young woman who created him.

Sometimes I Feel So Deserted

Sometimes I Feel So Deserted

Director Ninian Doff’s video for The Chemical Brothers’ new track works as a brilliant standalone work of science fiction, leaving us wanting to know so much more about this dystopian world that lives somewhere between Mad Max, The Walking Dead and Westworld.

Blade Runner x Siri

Blade Runner x Siri

BLACKM00NSTUDIOS re-edited the photo zoom sequence from Blade Runner, imagining that the Esper machine was built with today’s tech. Given the fact that the story takes place in 2019, we’ve got a lot of work to do.

Westworld (Teaser)

Westworld (Teaser)

A new HBO series from Jonathan Nolan (writer of The Dark Knight and Interstellar) based on Michael Crichton’s classic sci-fi film about a wild-west theme park inhabited by lifelike humanoids. With an all-star cast led by Anthony Hopkins.

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The History of Aliens in Film

The History of Aliens in Film

Digg takes us through the history of strange and unusual lifeforms in science fiction flicks, from Gort to Groot and everyone in between, backed appropriately by Radiohead’s Subterranean Homesick Alien.

Jedi’s Eye View

Jedi’s Eye View

Star Wars fan and VFX artist Bill Parker put on a GoPro to show us what a Jedi Knight might see in battle, using his lightsaber and Force powers to take on the Empire. Bonus points for using the Wilhelm Scream.

SELF/LESS (Trailer)

SELF/LESS (Trailer)

Sir Ben Kingsley stars as a dying billionaire who is able to use his wealth (and movie science) to transfer his consciousness into the body of a younger man (Ryan Reynolds.) But it seems there are some “side effects” to the process.

Heroes Reborn (Teaser)

Heroes Reborn (Teaser)

NBC resurrects the once popular sci-fi action show that later lost its way, with a new group of mutant heroes to save Earth from its foes. We’ll be interested to see what they do differently this time. Premieres 9/24/15.

Predator: Dark Ages

Predator: Dark Ages

(Gore) Get thee to the chariot! A band of Templars and an unlikely ally are asked to hunt a strange and heartless creature through a foggy forest. Fools. Starring Joel from The Last of Us and Mr. Common Sense.

Star Wars x Madame Tussauds

Star Wars x Madame Tussauds

The wax figure makers of Madame Tussauds London have launched one of their most impressive exhibitions ever, a collection of insanely accurate sculptures of characters from the Star Wars saga, set into detailed backdrops.

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