Awesome Science Fiction

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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Humans (Trailer)

Humans (Trailer)

An upcoming sci-fi drama series coming to UK channel Channel 4 and AMC. Humans is set in a world where you can get an android companion – a boon to some but an unwelcome – and creepy – intruder for other people.

Tomorrowland (Trailer 2)

Tomorrowland (Trailer 2)

A web of lasers slice and dice two men, George Clooney takes kids on a rockettub ride and windows wait to be seen on camera before closing in the new action-packed trailer for Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland.

TIE Fighter

TIE Fighter

Animator Paul Johnson (aka “OtaKing”) spent countless nights and weekends over a four year period creating this epic Star Wars fan film, drawn in the style of 1980s anime. Trust us when we say this needs to be made into a feature film.

The Leviathan (Teaser)

The Leviathan (Teaser)

Director Ruairi Robinson (Blinky) created this epic proof of concept for a science fiction film which involves battling giant worms, as mankind harvests its eggs to enable faster-than-light travel. All we can say is we want to see more.

Back in Time (Trailer)

Back in Time (Trailer)

Jay Aron’s upcoming documentary about the history of the Back to the Future trilogy, its impact on geek culture and the team behind the making of these classic films. Support the completion of the film on Kickstarter.

Tomorrowland (Trailer)

Tomorrowland (Trailer)

The debut trailer for Tomorrowland gives us a good idea of the film’s story. The movie’s title refers to a hidden city where the brightest minds gathered to change the world. Would you kindly stay the heck away from there kid?

Hundred Waters: Innocent

Hundred Waters: Innocent

“An empty spacecraft. A paranoid vacuum cleaner robot. Some strange invaders. Jeremy Clapin’s animated short film serves as the music video for Hundred Waters‘ dreamlike track Innocent, and also is a great little science fiction story.

Flare Wars

Flare Wars

Enjoyed the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser? Tom Barker thought it didn’t have enough of J.J. Abrams’ trademark lens flare, so he enhanced the footage for us. We can already imagine the lights floating off the screen in 3D.

Ambition (Teaser)

Ambition (Teaser)

Ambition is a mysterious sci-fi film starring Aidan Gillen (The Wire, Game of Thrones) and directed by Platige Image’s Tomek Bagiński, the man behind the awesome teaser for Cyberpunk 2077. It will premiere at the 2014 BFI sci-fi event.

ENVOY

ENVOY

David Weinstein’s short science fiction film explores the relationship between a boy and a powerful, but misunderstood alien. It’s kind of a live-action homage to The Iron Giant., but it also stands on its own. (Thanks David!)

The Empire Strikes Back Uncut

The Empire Strikes Back Uncut

Like Star Wars Uncut, hundreds of fans created their own scenes from The Empire Strikes Back for them to be edited into a complete scene-for-scene remake of the original. A hilarious and charming mix of animation and live-action schtick.

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The Shift

The Shift

It’s 1964. Joe comes home after a hard day’s work, but his wife doesn’t greet him at the door, and dinner isn’t ready yet. Francesco Calabrese makes great use of color and props in this dark subversion of domestic life.

Jupiter Ascending (Trailer 3)

Jupiter Ascending (Trailer 3)

The latest trailer for Jupiter Ascending elaborates on the movie’s plot: Earth is but one of countless planets that have been given life by an ancient alien race, who eventually come back to harvest that life to sustain their own.

2001 in 60 Seconds

2001 in 60 Seconds

(NSFW: Language) 1A4STUDIO sums up Kubrick’s masterful, if at times bewildering classic science fiction film. If you don’t have the attention span to watch the 2.5+ hour original, this one’s for you. Needs more HAL 9000.

Peacekeeper

Peacekeeper

Kai Zammit’s sci-fi film envisions a not-too-distant future London in which police officers are now “Peacekeepers” – who deal out justice in the streets. While it owes a debt to Dredd, Robocop, and Almost Human, it stands on its own.

Blade Runner: Effects Pedal Cover

Blade Runner: Effects Pedal Cover

Musician Bill Ruppert demonstrates how to reproduce Vangelis’ epic theme music from Blade Runner using nothing more than an electric guitar and Electro-Harmonix‘ effect pedals. It’s the kettledrum part that really gets us.

Abiogenesis

Abiogenesis

A team of robotic beings land on a desolate planet to use its scant resources, but not before leaving a wonderful gift.  Richard Mans’ Abiogenesis is a unique and beautiful short film.

Coherence (Trailer)

Coherence (Trailer)

In the critically acclaimed sci-fi drama Coherence, a group of people are at their friend’s house when the power goes out after a comet sighting. They look around for help, only to find an exact replica of their friend’s house down the road.

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Autómata (Trailer)

Autómata (Trailer)

Autómata is set in a bleak future where humans are relying increasingly on robots to survive. Antonio Banderas plays an insurance investigator for a robot company who finds out that their “products” might soon become their masters.

NF7

NF7

Marcus Alqueres‘ short sci-fi film envisions a world in which pro football players have been replaced with robots, amid concerns about player safety. The pre-order link on the NF7 website has us hoping there’s a video game in store.

The Trail’s End

The Trail’s End

(NSFW, Gore) A day before his scheduled death, destiny intervenes with an android’s fate. Old timers should be able to recognize the film’s inspiration, but in case you don’t, go ahead and watch the film anyway. Then read this.

Predestination (Trailer)

Predestination (Trailer)

Ethan Hawke plays a time traveling law enforcer in Predestination. Adapted from Robert Heinlein’s short story All You Zombies, the film sees the hero hunting down the one criminal that always manages to elude him.

Thug Notes: Dune

Thug Notes: Dune

The spice is life. Thug Notes latest book lesson does its best to explain Frank Hebert’s science fiction epic, providing a short attention-span summary of the sometimes convoluted read. We love how he calls the Bene Gesserit “fine bitties.”

Retrograde

Retrograde

Director George Metaxas proves a good story and creativity trump slick production values in this amusing paper-cut stop-motion film about two passengers trapped on a doomed space station after they miss the chance to evacuate.

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