Entries Tagged as 'sci-fi'

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

What Happens If We Bring the Sun to Earth?

Just for the sheer hell of it and as an interesting thought experiment, YouTube channel Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell have conjured up a very OTT way to wipe out human civilization and with it life on our planet as we know it. It doesn’t involve a super volcano or North Korea kicking off WWIII. [...]

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

‘Stranger Things’ as an 80s RPG Video Game

The second season of Stranger Thing begins streaming on 27 October 2017, which isn’t too far off considering it’s been teased since around February this year. To celebrate it’s upcoming premiere Netflix have reimagined the first season’s events as though they were part of an 1980s style supernatural horror RPG video game.

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Watch Time Travel Sci-Fi Short ‘Echo/Back’

The old time travel cliche about going back in time to kill history’s most notorious mass murderer (aka Hitler) isn’t touched upon in this impressive time travel sci-fi short. But why would it be when this has far more original ideas it plays with. The concept for the short film is that time travel spreads [...]

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Introducing UniVRsity: The Virtual Reality College Experience

There’s no doubt that college can be a great time in a person’s life, but it can also be expensive and you have to move somewhere else and things don’t always work out exactly as planned when you get there. You know, you think you’re going to be partying every night but you end up [...]

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Watch the Second Official Trailer for Blade Runner 2049

The latest trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 has been released and it furthers what we saw in the first and the teaser. It also shows that it’s following on quite closely from Ridley Scott’s original movie. We see Ryan Gosling’s LAPD Officer K searching for Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), with Ford saying the [...]

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Why The Government Shouldn’t Break WhatsApp

There is currently a debate around whether apps like WhatsApp and iMessage should provide an encryption backdoor to the UK government, allowing them access to secure messages if they need it, so they can target criminals, peadophiles, and terrorists. It hasn’t happened just yet but it’s seems like a fairly resonable idea.

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

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?

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Blade Runner 2049 – Making-Of Featurette

When it was first announced there was a lot of scepticism surrounding a Blade Runner sequel—mainly because the original was so damn good and because the Philip K. Dick novel upon which it was based didn’t have a sequel. But things have been looking more and more positive as the trailers have come out. The [...]

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Watch ‘Search/Destroy’ A Strontium Dog Fan Film

If you were ever a fan of the British sci-fi comic book 2000 AD then you’ll know Strontium Dog. A long-running series it featured the character of Johnny Alpha, who’s a mutant bounty hunter with a bunch of crazy gadgets and weapons. Along with his Viking partner Wulf Sternhammer. It was created by John Wagner [...]

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

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 [...]

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Space Sex is Serious Business

Although there has been very limited research in the area, human reproduction in space is going to be a key factor when it comes to colonizing other planets and living on Mars. Because while going somewhere relatively close like the Moon takes only days, a mission to Mars would take a months. And as technology [...]