A real life waterworld would be even worse than the movie. Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the "10 Things That Would Happen If the World’s Ice Caps Melted."
Science fiction writers love a good twisted tale about science gone bad. Even the earliest sci-fi, like Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, started off with a scientist that pushed the envelope too far.
My first loves in life were books. Specifically fantasy novels. I would read them every day before school, after school, and before bed. You could always find a book in my hand. Fantasy as a genre has been around since George MacDonald penned Phantastes in 1858, and there have been hundreds of authors to pen fantasy novels since.
When you hear the word "punk," what do you think of? Hoodlums on skateboards? Or maybe a kid wearing black eyeliner and their bangs all swept over one eye? Punk means different things to different people, but the word—and everything that goes with it—has forged a new meaning in the genre of science fiction.
When is the last time you learned something about the universe? Observatories and planetariums are often overlooked compared to museums, aquariums, zoos, and galleries — and that's a shame!
The scary thing about the fact that this kind of stuff actually does happen -- or will happen, or has happened right under our noses -- is that on the surface it's meh. I mean, so what! And that's part of the problem:
Eligible Movies: ThePhantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, Rogue One, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens
Given all we know about the vastness of outer space, to think that humans are the only technologically advanced species in the universe is illogical, especially when you take into account that there are an estimated 100 billion galaxies in our Universe. Over 2,000 exoplanets have been discovered in our Universe alone that potentially have the right conditions to support life. Of course, it’s theory, but I'd like to believe there's something more out there.
United in their observance of the Force, the Jedi were the guardians of peace and justice throughout the galaxy. Noble beings from hundreds of worlds, they were. It is no easy task to decide which of these great knights were the most powerful. The Force moves in mysterious ways and to say one Jedi is more powerful than another based on his or her pure strength or abilities would be disingenuous. As Yoda said, “Size matters not...For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is.” Instead, we must look at the Jedi’s actions and potential in relation the challenges of their time. While much of the Expanded Universe is now Legends, it will not stop me from acknowledging some of its greatest Jedi and stories.
In general I hate the idea of rebooting or remaking a classic movie. They very rarely are as good as the original and come across as a lazily made cash grab which is exactly what they usually are. I mean if a movie is considered to be a timeless classic, why else would Hollywood feel the need to revisit that story? Take Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes for example. Did anybody working on this movie really believe they were producing something special? I highly doubt it.
Sci-fi brings us elements like imagined futures, space travel, advanced technologies and life on faraway planets. A sci-fi television series allows us to see that there’s much more to the story. Week after week, we have the opportunity to get to know the characters and the story itself in far more depth and detail, which has peaked interest and introduced a whole new audience to the science fiction genre. Hell, there's an entire cable network devoted to sci-fi TV. The following sci-fi television series are some that paved the way to make the science fiction genre more popular than ever.
While the ‘50s were the golden age of science fiction, the 60s were just as influential in today’s filmmaking. Many of the great 50s sci-fi flicks concentrated on aliens and monstrosities of science, while the 60s began to evolve science fiction through new technology and ideas.