Director, writer, producer, and explorer James Cameron recently sat down with WIRED to answer questions posted on Twitter about the technology found in science fiction, how close some of these are to becoming reality, and the ethical questions they pose.
THE BEST Science Fiction
A sci-fi thriller set in the not-too-distant-future, about a group of people recruited to help relocate humanity to one of Saturn’s moons when Earth is doomed. But in order to survive the mission, the humans must evolve at an unnatural pace. Drops 3/30/18 on Netflix.
(Spoilers) Science fiction often relies on the idea that robotic uprisings come from androids gaining human-like emotions. Trekspertise provides their thoughts on why Westworld’s approach is more compelling and believable in this excellent video essay.
The 1960s sci-fi adventure series gets a modern update. Netflix reintroduces the Robinson family as they crash land on a strange planet on their way to establish a new space colony. We don’t usually love reboots, but this one looks intriguing. DANGER WILL ROBINSON!
A duo of trailers for a new animated sci-fi series about an astronaut and his unusual sidekick, who find themselves on journeys to discover the mysteries of the universe. The show features voicework from Fred Armisen, David Tennant, Steven Yeun, and Tom Kenny, among others.
Since the robots in science fiction are just that, fictitious, MetaBallStudios’ could just have made up any measurements they wanted for their latest comparison video and we’d believe them. Regardless, it’s still cool too see just how much bigger Megazord is than R2-D2.
This Netflix sci-fi series envisions a future in which consciousness can be uploaded into other bodies, allowing humans to survive physical death. The story kick off as a soldier is brought to life after 250 years by a wealthy man who wants answers to his own murder.
Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh star in this creepy sci-fi film about an isolated landscape where every attempt at exploration results in the demise of its visitors. Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy, and directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina).
“This is just a body. It’s not bad or good – that part’s up to you.” Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, and Mahershala Ali star in this live action adaptation of the cyberpunk manga Battle Angel Alita. It’s about a cyborg who is resurrected and becomes a bounty hunter.
ArtStation is an online community for professional visual artists. The site has set up a publishing arm, and this is their first book. Project 77 features the dystopian sci-fi world of ArtStation member Martin Deschambault, enriched with short stories by Jeffrey Campbell.
Looper, Terminator, Back to the Future, and even Groundhog Day each play with the idea of time travel in different ways. Minute Physics explores the many ways in which moving through time affects characters, story, and the universe around them. We love do-over movies.
The Future is Now: Neon Rising is the second edition of the second book in Josan Gonzalez’s cyberpunk series. Almost all of its 212 pages has full-page illustrations, which tie into each other to create a “silent graphic novel.” It comes with three postcards.
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