Entries Tagged as 'sci-fi'

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

How Accurate Are Sci-Fi Movies When It Comes To The Physics of Space Battles?

YouTube channel It’s Okay To Be Smart looks at the accuracy of your favorite sci-fi films and their depiction of space battles—chances are you didn’t really think Star Wars showed entirely realistic battle scenes, so this video looks at what it would actually be like to fight it out in the emptiness of space.

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Amazing Real-time Face-Hacking Produces Futuristic Digital Makeup

Prepare to have your mind blown by Nobumichi Asai and his team of designers and makeup artists as they morph two guys’ faces into a range of different digital masks in real-time using face-tracking technology and 3D projection mapping. The results are totally convincing, completely changing the men’s appearance.

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Star Wars: Battle of Hoth – Homemade Shot for Shot

Featuring an acapella John Williams score, this homemade Battle of Hoth is more fun than all of the prequel Star Wars movies put together—sure that was a cheap shot but why not? It replicates the epic battle between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance, with all the vehicles like the AT-AT and the snowspeeders [...]

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

5 Year Old Girl Discusses Princess Leia’s Slave Outfit With Her Dad

Jabba the Hut’s sartorial choices for women aren’t to everyone’s tastes, but British comedian Adam Buxton’s 5-year-old daughter is quite taken with the slave outfit Leia’s forced to wear in Return Of The Jedi. Some people might think it’s not a nice thing to have a woman dress up like that, but not Buxton’s [...]

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

‘Cinema Space Tribute’—a Supercut of 46 Years of Epic Space Movies

Our concept of space and space travel has been shaped by cinema as much as agencies like NASA—and this awesome supercut stitches together 46 years of space movies which have captivated and intrigued audiences over the years. From images of Earth seen through Superman’s superhuman eyes to the underbelly of the Millennium Falcon.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

‘Wanderers’ – a Short Film About Mankind’s Future in Space

Although NASA has grounded it’s shuttles and manned space travel isn’t something they’re following in the immediate future, one day they will resume. This short film from Erik Wernquist imagines such a time when humanity ventures off into the solar system and starts to conquer it.

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

This Guy’s Reaction to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer is Hilarious

If you’re a Star Wars fan, when you saw the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer you probably didn’t react like this guy—from the outside anyway. But on the inside this is EXACTLY how you were probably feeling. He starts off quite reserved but then begins to lose it when the X-wing fighters come [...]

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Batman Takes on Darth Vader in This Super Beat Down to the Death

Two giants from sci-fi and the comic world come face-to-face, mano-a-mano as Bruce Wayne takes a trip to the Death Star to help his on/off buddy Superman, only to be greeted by the Dark Lord of that galaxy far, far away—and an epic battle ensues, which even involves Bats getting out his lightsaber for an [...]

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Talks About Going into Space

The act of flying into space on a spaceship, while terrifying, must also be a magical and entirely humbling moment. In this clip former space station commander Chris Hadfield talks about the emotion and awe felt the day when you round the corner, see the ship that will take you into the cosmos and the [...]

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

‘This is EVE’ is a New Trailer That Uses Players’ Fleet Communications

If you wanted an indication of the excitement felt and enjoyed by the players of MMOG space battle epic EVE, then this trailer will give you not just an indication, but you’ll be able to hear it in the players’ voices. ‘This is EVE’ does away with an actor’s voiceover telling you what to expect [...]

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson – We Stopped Dreaming

Why did we stop dreaming? More than anything we’ve gone and upset Neil deGrasse Tyson with our lack ambition to want to get to the stars and dance around with the astral bodies. You know, it’s not good enough, Neil’s on a major downer about it and when Neil’s down everybody’s down. So sort it [...]

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

The Definitive Guide to the Races of Star Wars

You need look no further for an accurate and informative guide to the many races of characters then inhabit the Star Wars universe. From the Woodies to the Ebooks, even the Tuckskin Rikers and of course who could forget the Rompers, they’re all here for you to nerdgasm out over.