Entries Tagged as 'sci-fi'

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Everything Wrong With The Matrix In 12 Minutes Or Less

The Matrix is, without doubt, one of the greatest movies ever made—and I will fight anyone in bullet time who says otherwise. But that doesn’t mean to say it hasn’t got its flaws and inconsistencies which CinemaSins are happy to point out in 12 minutes or less—and they point out 85 of these crimes against [...]

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Drones on Demand—The Personal Drone Service of the Future

Don’t listen to all the naysayers who say that drones are bad and stuff, because drones are awesome—and they’re awesome because they’ll become our slaves who will do what we command of them, like carrying out important tasks such as taking a selfie…..and stalking your ex-girlfriend.

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence

The recent episode of the PBS Off Book series looks at those dastardly machines that’ll rise up and overthrow us so that we have to send someone back in time to impregnate a woman from the 80s who will eventually give birth to our savior and then who knows what’ll happen. We’ll have to wait [...]

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Star Wars Featurette: The Birth of the Lightsaber

If you’ve seen series like Kirby Ferguson’s Everything is a Remix or, god forbid, you read a book or something crazy like that you’ll probably be aware that George Lucas soaked up and spat out a whole bunch of different influences for the original Star Wars trilogy. In this 15 minute short he, along with [...]

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Watch Thrilling Sci-Fi Short The Device

We live in an age of electronic gadgetry, where everyone carries around at least one device that digitally hooks them up to the world—ten years ago you couldn’t have predicted the smartphone, so what will the devices of the future hold?

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Synth Britannia: Brilliant BBC Doc About 1970s/1980s Synth Movement

It was the end of the 1970s, guitar music was on its way out and on its way in was a new type of music, influenced by sci-fi and Kraftwerk: synth pop! This pretty damn awesome documentary from the BBC follows the post-punk music makers whose god was the electronic sounds of the synthesiser.

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Have Hoverboards Finally Arrived?

Doc Brown and Tony Hawk try out the latest in antigravity skateboards from tech startup HUVr Tech—so does this mean the hoverboad we’ve all been awaiting since Back to the Future II is finally here? Well, that’s what Captain Gullible would believe, but what’s happening in the video above isn’t a new dawn of [...]

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Worf Gets DENIED Again and Again on Star Trek TNG

Poor Worf, here he is offering up advice and suggestions to his fellow crew members, only to just get shot down by them. He perseveres but it’s no good, he just faces rejections, denial, scorn, derision—it’s just constant humiliation from the people who are supposed to be his friends and colleagues. But thank God they [...]

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

PBS Off Book Explores the New Rules of Robot/Human Society

Robots being integrated into human society on a day-to-day level is often the musings of science-fiction, but as robotics and AI become ever more advanced, we have to consider the ethical implications that arise from having robots as part of our communities and interacting with us. This PBS Off Book episode is an insightful and [...]

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Giant Wind-Up Bots Take Over Buenos Aires

When the technological singularity comes and Skynet goes sentient, if it looks as harmless as this with shuffling, wind-up bots leisurely plodding along then bring it on—this would make the world a much more enjoyable place, you could just park your ass on a bench and watch the world go by like you were in [...]

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Jedi Party: Star Wars EP1 – Auralnauts

Watching Star Wars Episode 1 is like a special kind of torture, but not when it’s turned into a parody where R2-D2 becomes a magic trash can and the Jedia visit Space Hooters for some downtime. It’s an infinitely better place than the actual movie and is the only way you can rewatch Lucas’ abysmal [...]

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Captain Picard Sings “Let it Snow!”

Forget about all those other Christmas hits that we’re all sick to death that we hear year in, year out—whether you’re a Trekkie or not this is the only holiday song you’re going to need—ever—so crank it up real loud and have it on constant repeat from now until the new year until it has [...]

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Star Wars Downunder Fan Film

Strewth mate! Proof that alcohol and sci-fi go together in perfect harmony – The wit of Australian beer commercials is teamed with a galaxy far, far away in this 30 minute fan film which has been ten years in the making and features Ned Kelly-inspired stormtroopers, lightsabers shaped like boomerangs and more Aussie slang than [...]

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

MIT’s Amazeballs Shapeshifting Display

It’s time to remember Arthur C. Clarke’s quote about magic and technology — you know the one, it’s rolled out every time an impressive new piece of tech….well, impresses. And what could be more impressive than a dynamic shape shifting display that can change physical shape to render 3D content, turning the digital physical in [...]

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Bionic Greyhounds Racing in the Desert

Swedish House Mafia’s track ‘Greyhound’ features a video showing bionic greyhounds racing in the middle of giant salt flat, giving a glimpse into a futuristic world where the spectators are decked out in the sort of crazy clothes you’d expect people to be wearing when they go watch a remote controlled race between robotic dogs [...]

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Beyond Two Souls Launch Trailer

Quantic Dreams, the games company behind Heavy Rain, have just released their latest effort, starring Ellen Page and William Defoe. It features some epic facial animation in a story that sees Page play Jodie Holmes, a woman who has a certain “gift”, being that her soul is linked to someone from another world giving her [...]

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Keloid – Sci-fi Short

Robots are undeniably cool, but if the singularity hits they’re going to start getting all “robots of the world unite” on our asses and before you know it we’ll have a robot uprising on our hands. This stunning-looking VFX-heavy short film from effects company Big Lazy Robot shows just one such uprising. It comes across [...]

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Gravity: A Falling Montage

Gravity, it just gets you down. And no more so is that evident than in the movies, where characters like nothing more than to climb atop tall buildings and structures and loom precariously on the edge before falling… but not always to their doom, because this is the movies we’re talking about and if people [...]