A common scenario in both science fiction and projections of what future science will do to help humans move out into the cosmos is terraforming: we use our technology to make an alien world more habitable, more comfortable, to humankind. This could include the moderating of the temperature, increasing the oxygen, adjusting the gravity, that sort of thing.
Just caught this 30-minute short on Amazon Prime, listed as from 2012 on IMDB and 2017 on Amazon Prime. Well, it is about time travel.
So, Ready Player One opened in North America yesterday to what appears to be pretty good reviews, which is no doubt exciting for the book's author Ernest Cline, but it would appear that there are messages within the film that should perhaps give those viewing it some pause.
It takes a lot of work to make a great sci-fi film, but if you're basing it off a book, then you'd think that much of the work in terms of plot adaptation would be fairly quick to do. Unfortunately, if there's one thing that book to movies taught us, it's that film adaptations are often pretty disastrous.
Released: March 12, 2018 (Netflix)
You ever notice that people who completely dismiss the idea of genetic engineering always have a luscious head of hair? So what would be so wrong if I still had my perfect Beatles hair to shake about? I say nothing. But Gattaca relegates all future male pattern pain to an ivory tower that will always have sufferers such as myself looking up. Thanks a lot.
The potential for alien life has continuously fascinated the human race, so much so that it has garnered a multitude of followers far and wide in search of answers and to better the truths that surround it. While alien life may not be a proven scientific fact, the obvious notion everyone seems to take (often believing in it, or not) is that the total vastness of space and infinite dimensions of time in themselves stipulate the answer we all seek: yes. Life outside our known realms certainly may exist, but does it actually, though? This is why documentaries and polls are necessary; just look at CNN's own opinion piece recorded last January, called "Does alien life exist?" The article seems to pinpoint various evidences and theories ranging from past to present on what extraterrestrial life might truly mean, but nowhere does it seem there to debate or question the actual reality of their existence.
Plot summary: Left a mute after a traumatic childhood injury, Leo (Alexander Skarsgard) bartends at a strip club in Berlin. Reunited with his true love, Naadirah, the couple’s passionate reunion is cut short when Naadirah mysteriously vanishes. After a mysterious message sets him on the hunt to track down his girlfriend, Leo uncovers the hidden life of the woman he once thought he knew.
I think enough of you are aware of my love for the Cloverfield franchise. The excitement and intrigue going around at the start of 2008 for this film was positively unprecedented. They created the perfect way of presenting a trailer. It explained very little and got plenty of bums on seats.
Annihilation blew my mind. From the opening scene to the bizarre ambiguous ending, Annihilation is a head-trip that never quits. Directed by Alex Garland, the mastermind behind Ex Machina, Annihilation combines aliens, existential crisis, and Natalie Portman into an awesome sci-fi acid trip with hints of Ridley Scott, Stanley Kubrick, and John Carpenter in its filmic DNA.
“What the hell you think that was, man…terrorists or what, huh?ISIS doesn’t have a fuckin’ spaceship!”
I Thought You Would Last Forever - the English title of Ya dumal, ty budesh vsegda, a 2013 Russian feature-length time-travel romance, now streaming free with English subtitles on Amazon Prime -- is no Anna Karenina. But it tells a pretty good time travel story of broken hearts and quietly heroic attempts to repair them, and is imbued with the fatalistic but deeply human Russian spirit.