Entries Tagged as 'sci-fi'

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Watch Lego Stranger Things While You Wait for Season Two

The huge buzz that surrounded Stranger Things has faded now that summer has turned to autumn, but fans of the show are just hibernating until they can get their hands on season two. Until then you can remember the first season with this Lego recreation, which sees various scenes remade with the stop motion toy [...]

Friday, November 18th, 2016

7 Ways a Trip to Mars Could Kill You

Even though humans probably won’t be going to Mars for at least another 15 to 20 years or more, it seems everybody is obsessed with what conditions on the planet will be like. This latest video comes from Vox who take a look at ways a trip to the hostile red planet might end you. [...]

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Is It Okay to Touch Mars? Vsauce Investigates

With all this talk about heading to and then colonising Mars, YouTube channel Vsauce ponders whether it’s even OK to touch the surface of the planet. No rocks from Mars have ever been brought back to earth and no human has ever touched the plant’s surface, so what will happen when we do?

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Watch the First Official Trailer for the Live-Action Ghost in the Shell

From the casting of Scarlett Johansson to the very idea of turning one of the most iconic and celebrated (after Akira) mangas into a live-action film, Ghost in the Shell has been mired in controversy. So now is the time everyone can either reevaluate or have their criticisms confirmed with the first official trailer.

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Listen to a Stranger Things Theme and Childish Gambino Mashup

The theme song from Stranger Things was instantly iconic, even though it’s a pastiche of 80s synth soundtracks, as soon as you hear it you immediately are taken to the world of the Upside Down, Eleven, and the Demogorgon. It’s also a pretty badass tune in its own right, so it was only a matter [...]

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Star Wars is Hilariously Reinvented in ‘Star Storm: The Destruction of Father’

YouTubers Auralnauts rework the story of Star Wars in a parody trailer where C-3PO is shifted front and center as the main protagonist and star. Re-editing footage from the prequels, original trilogy, even a cereal commercial, they reinvent the sci-fi saga into a 1980s sci-fi cheesefest.

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Shanghai Disneyland Has an Amazing-looking TRON Rollercoaster

The neon-hued world of TRON is one that would definitely suit being turned into a ride at a theme park—and that’s exactly what’s happened at the Shanghai Disneyland in the Tomorrowland section of the park. People get to sit on the iconic TRON lightcycles and whizz through a world inspired by the visuals in the [...]

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

An Animated Guide to Humanity’s First Interstellar Mission

This animation from the Atlantic reveals how Russian venture capitalist Yuri Milner wants to use a solar sail to explore the cosmos and go into interstellar space. Human spaceflight to our nearest star system, Alpha Centauri, won’t be happening for many, many years but that doesn’t mean we can’t send robots there.

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Pogo Releases Tribute Song to Star Trek: TNG’s Data and Picard

Remix artist Pogo is famed for taking snippets and sounds from Disney movies and TV shows and turning them into melodious music. Now he’s paid tribute to Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Data in a musical medley that Worf would even enjoy.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

President Barack Obama Reveals the True Meaning of Star Trek

It’s no secret that the POTUS likes sci-fi and that he’s a full fledged Trekkie—he was also recently guest editor for WIRED magazine and as part of that he had a chat with WIRED editor in chief Scott Dadich and MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito where they discussed the original Star Trek series and [...]

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Causal Loop (A Time Travel Paradox) by Vsauce

A casual loop in time travel speak is a sequence of events where a certain event is among the causes of another event, which in turn is among the causes of the first-mentioned event, thus creating some weird time paradox. It’s a type of paradox that is often found in the movies, and in this [...]

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Here’s How Humanity Could Spread Across the Galaxy

Elon Musk talked recently about his Interplanetary Transport System that he hopes will take humans to Mars within the next ten years. He wants to then use it as a base to explore the galaxy. But manned spaced flight is not the only way. Way before Elon Musk scientists proposed the idea of the von [...]