Jake Roper from Vsauce3 talks about some of the different kinds of time travel paradigms in science fiction and pop culture, and along the way finds himself stuck in an endless (or at least a 10-hour long) causal loop.
Awesome Science Fiction
A brief look Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat’s final season, as Doc No. 12 is joined by a new companion – a young woman from planet Earth (surprise) named Bill, played with Spice Girl like enthusiasm by Pearl Mackie. Bonus points for the Wilhelm Scream at 0:32.
Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival) takes over the directorial reins from Ridley Scott for the long-awaited sequel to one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time. We know little about the plot yet, but we can’t wait until October 2017 to see this one.
Even if its story is a bit enigmatic, we love the look of Luke Saunders‘ colorful animated short film about a future in which sea creatures seem to have evolved into some sort of flying species who thrive off of electricity. It also turned us on to the cool new sci-fi channel DUST.
It reads more like a video game plot than a feature film, but we’re still gonna watch this Netflix original film about a mysterious and nearly invisible force that’s been killing civilians in a wartorn city, and the special ops and scientific operation to stop them. Drops 12/9/16.
Luc Besson’s latest sci-fi film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets looks like a futurist’s wet dream, with eye-popping visuals, and a lighthearted, but action-packed world which brings back memories of his classic The Fifth Element. We can only hope it’s as much fun.
Auralnauts reinvents the story of Star Wars in this mock trailer which stars C-3PO (or is it Creepio?) as the main protagonist, chopped up from bits of the original trilogy, prequels, and a commercial for breakfast cereal (which we still have a box of in the Awesomer office).
Corridor got their hands on a prototype of the year’s most hotly anticipated new toy, the Anki Cozmo Robot, and sent him on a mission to take on an army of angry machines, a couple of which happen to come from Anki’s biggest competitors. Behind the scenes here.
2001: A Space Odyssey’s HAL 9000, and Her’s Samantha are the two of the most famous artificial intelligences in the history of motion pictures. Tilmann Ohm carefully selected lines from both characters, and combined them to form a surprisingly coherent conversation.
Video essayist Kaptain Kristian takes a look at one of our favorite animated shows ever, Matt Groening and David X. Cohen and their writers infused the show with geek culture, intricate plots, one of the best comedic ensembles ever, and a balance of cynicism and hopefulness.
(PG-13: Language) After regaling us with a tale in which everything bad happens in space, Luc “Zapatou” Bergeron is back to delight us with a sequel, in which numerous astronauts, explorers, space pilots, (and Matrix dwellers) face off against ever worsening odds.
The latest trailer for the new Star Trek movie reminds us that just because Fast & Furious director Justin Lin is behind the lens this time, that we can still expect the classic characters and alien threats we know and love. Here’s hoping they didn’t forget the humor.