THE BEST Science Fiction

Scattered

Scattered

(NSFW: Language) A man is eager to absolve his father, who was found guilty of causing “The Rot” – a microscopic fungus that destroyed all of the paper on Earth. An adaptation of Ken MacLeod’s short story The Surface of Last Scattering.

Lucy (Trailer)

Lucy (Trailer)

Scarlett Johansson plays Lucy, a drug mule for the mob. A mysterious drug planted inside her body leaks into her system, giving her supernatural abilities. Written and directed by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Nikita).

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The Birth of the Lightsaber

The Birth of the Lightsaber

George Lucas, Mark Hamill and sound designer Ben Burtt talk about the conceptual and technical aspects of the most famous movie weapon of all time, the lightsaber. The documentary includes a lot of behind-the-scenes clips.

Prospect

Prospect

A teenage girl and her father scavenge for a precious substance on an alien planet. When her father’s worst fears come true, their fate falls on her hands. A wonderfully shot short film by Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell.

Jupiter Ascending (Trailer 2)

Jupiter Ascending (Trailer 2)

Jet boots, mechs, spaceships, dragons, alien landscapes and other eye candy abound in the latest trailer for the Wachowski’s action sci-fi flick Jupiter Ascending. Will Sean Bean live through this one? Place your bets.

Edge of Tomorrow (Trailer 2)

Edge of Tomorrow (Trailer 2)

More clips of Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt repeatedly dying but ever improving in the latest trailer for Edge of Tomorrow, a movie for the video game generation. Based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel All You Need is Kill.

The Giver (Trailer)

The Giver (Trailer)

Set in a future in which human emotions and memories have been artificially suppressed, a young man learns about the pain of the real world when he inherits the position of “Receiver of Memory”. Based on Lois Lowry’s popular novel.

Project Skyborn

Project Skyborn

A suspensful short science fiction film, directed by Marko Slavnic in which combatants must fight to the death on mysterious icy planet, though they have no idea why. Think The Hunger Games meets Moon. With plasma rifles.

Eidolon

Eidolon

An upcoming short film from Joey Ciccoline (88:88), Eidolon follows a man’s quest to find a cure for his ailing sister. Only in death does he unlock the secret which could save her. Inspired by Makeup and Vanity Set’s album Wilderness.

Honest Trailers: Gravity

Honest Trailers: Gravity

Screen Junkies pokes fun at Alfonso Cuarón’s space opus, reminding us of the of suspension of disbelief and iron stomach required to watch the film, as well as the less than thrilling experience that awaits us when we watch it at home.

Star Wars Episode VII: Fan Trailer

Star Wars Episode VII: Fan Trailer

By combining footage from various video game cutscenes and sci-fi flicks, YouTuber Mr88668866 created this thrilling trailer for what he hopes to see in the next Star Wars film when it comes out in late 2015.

Transcendence (Trailer)

Transcendence (Trailer)

Johnny Depp plays an A.I. expert, dedicated to creating a sentient computer which houses the collective intelligence of mankind. When gravely injured by terrorists, his only chance at survival is to meld his mind with the machine. Bad idea.

Edge of Tomorrow (Trailer)

Edge of Tomorrow (Trailer)

It’s a plot device we’ve seen before: Groundhog Day, Run Lola Run, Source Code. This time, Tom Cruise is stuck in a loop in which he must try over and over again to save mankind. Directed by Doug Liman (Swingers, The Bourne Identity, Go).

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Divergent (Trailer)

Divergent (Trailer)

Based on Veronica Roth’s best-selling book Divergent follows the trials of Tris Prior, a girl who doesn’t fit into a dystopian future where people are assigned to separate factions based on their personalities. In theaters 3/21/14.

Gravity: Aningaaq

Gravity: Aningaaq

A companion short film that ties directly into a heartwrenching scene from Alfonso Cuarón’s space thriller Gravity. Aningaaq was written and directed by Alfonso’s son Jonás, who also co-wrote Gravity’s screenplay with his dad.

Robocop (Trailer 2)

Robocop (Trailer 2)

The latest trailer for the new Robocop flick gives us hope that the reboot could actually be good. If nothing else, it’s got Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and a ton of cool VFX. Bonus points: It’s NOT in 3D.

Jar Jar Binks Dies

Jar Jar Binks Dies

With a little CGI and editing, this deleted scene from The Phantom Menace features something Star Wars fans have been longing for since the very first time Jar Jar Binks uttered “meesa”. Though we thought he died on Alderaan.

The Signal

The Signal

Written and directed by Marcus Stokes, this short science fiction film takes us to a future in which a new energy source designed to solve the energy crisis has deadly side effects, and its inventor goes underground to warn the public.

Telescope

Telescope

In the year 2183 Earth has been reduced to a cloud of cosmic dust. A space archeologist uses his time-traveling telescope ship to catch a glimpse of our planet in its former glory. A visual feast by VFX artist Wes Ball.

Mr. Nobody (Trailer)

Mr. Nobody (Trailer)

Mr. Nobody is a science fiction drama that tells the tale of the last human mortal, a 118-year old man named Nemo Nobody. When asked to share his story, Nemo claims to have experienced events from different versions of his life.

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From the Future with Love

From the Future with Love

(NSFW: Language) K-Michel Parandi’s short science fiction film is set in 2095, a time in which police protection is privatized like American healthcare – you’ll need to have a policy if you want them to respond. And that’s not all…

Robocop (Trailer)

Robocop (Trailer)

You have 5 seconds to comply and watch this trailer for the reboot. Stars Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel and Samuel L. Jackson as the head of OmniCorp.

Gravity (Full Trailer)

Gravity (Full Trailer)

Every time we see more of Gravity, we want to see it even more. With incredible visuals, an amazing sense of realism, and buzzworthy performances, even James Cameron recently called it The best space film ever done.”

Star Drunk

Star Drunk

A cliché-filled science-fiction short film with a small difference – all of the actors are completely wasted, thanks to the fine folks at the New Deal Distillery. We’re sure Captain Kirk had some days when he needed a drink too.

AMP

AMP

In the not-too-distant future, a man and his robotic companion live on the fringes of society building and selling illegal technology to make ends meet. An entertaining short film, with more lens flare than a J.J. Abrams movie.

Anime Doctor Who

Anime Doctor Who

Prepare to be animated! The Nerdist and Rug Burn envision what Doctor Who might look like if it were an anime. How ever will the Doctor and Amy defeat Davros’ ultimate deadly weapon? Timey-wimey-super-combo! Activate!

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