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Category Archive: Sci-Fi

Sci-Fi Short Film “Expo”

Presented by Dust; ‘Expo’ is a sci-fi short directed by Joe Sill about female astro-miner Shona who has been mining under dangerous conditions on the moon for the past two years in order to pay for expensive medical treatments. Now that her tour is completed, a younger astronaut Paige has come to replace her, and …

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Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Chewbacca and C-3PO!

Adam Savage is a world-class Star Wars nerd and a particularly big fan of Chewbacca. Here is another clip from Tested with Adam proving his building prowess and this time around, Adam improves his Star Wars props by revamping his Chewie costume to carry an animatronic C-3PO, as depicted in The Empire Strikes Back.  

The Creature and Special Effects of Alien: Covenant!

Tested and Adam Savage visits the massively built sets of Alien: Covenant. He chats with visual effects supervisor Neil Corbould about the resurgence of practical effects to complement CGI effects in blockbuster filmmaking. Adam also gets up close with some familiar Alien universe props in the creature fabrication workshop.  

The First Trailer for Star Trek: Discovery Is Here

After a long wait, we finally have our first look at ‘Star Trek: Discovery’, CBS’ and Netflix’ new prequel series set a decade before the events of the original 1960s Star Trek. Sonequa Martin-Green, known from The Walking Dead, as Michael Burnham, a first officer promoted unexpectedly to the position of captain by her mentor, …

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Watch David Fincher Direct an Animatronic Bishop in Alien 3

Alien 3 celebrates its 25th anniversary this month, and to celebrate, the Oscar-winning effects house ‘studioADI’ present this gem from deep within the VHS vault. Footage from the prep and rehearsals of the Bishop puppet shoot complete with direction from David Fincher. Despite the aged quality of the video, it’s still an interesting watch demonstrating …

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The First Trailer for Seth MacFarlane’s Star Trek Spoof The Orville

Fox just released the first trailer for the ‘The Orville’ which stars MacFarlane and Adrianne Palicki as a divorced couple who are, similar to Kirk and Spock’s relationship, a little dysfunctional, on a brand new spaceship with a pleasantly crazy crew. The Orville will air later this year on Fox Here’s the synopsis: From Emmy …

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This Is What Will Happen in the Next Billion Years, According to RealLifeLore

Earth is billions of years old already. If we consider it possible that humanity or our descendants will survive for another billion years, then what could we reasonably expect to happen during that time frame?  

‘The Fisherman’ Is ‘the Old Man and the Sea’ Goes Sci-Fi

JAWS meets ALIEN in the waters off Hong Kong in “The Fisherman”. Directed by Alejandro Suarez Lozano, this really cool sci-fi short is about a one-handed old fisherman on his last legs who battles the depths one more time. The Fisherman have received 35 international awards and close to 200 festival selections around the world. …

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Nerdist: Why Every Movie Space Battle Is Wrong!

Nerdist explains why most epic space battles on the big screen, from Star Wars to Star Trek and a ton of others are all inaccurate. And then goes on to explain what a space battle in the real world would really look like. From the space ships involved, communication between the combatants, to the sound …

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Warner Bros: Blade Runner 2049 | Official Trailer

It is finally here, the trailer for Blade Runner 2049. It follows pre-trailer teasers, which showed Ryan Gosling in action in the lead role. Harrison Ford joins him, reprising the role of Rick Deckard. The original 1982 Blade Runner isn’t just one of the best science fiction movies ever made – it is also one …

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Alien Covenant’s Armor, Weapons, and Blood Effects!

Tested is on the set of the upcoming Alien: Covenant. Adam Savage learns about the array of prop guns and knives used in filming by production armorist John Bowring! Adam then stops by the breakaway effects department to see how the various alien, human, and synthetic blood and fluids are made and used to great …

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“Sol 87” is a Cool Martian Sci-Fi Thriller

“Sol 87” is a sci-fi short about astronaut commander Stephen James and his robotic companion, who inadvertently discovers the darker side of the planet. It explores what a mission to Mars could look like in the near future.  

Caltech: The Science Behind “The Expanse”

Caltech and JPL researchers, and the cast and creators of “The Expanse” explore the real science behind Syfy’s hit series. Moderated by Robert Hurt. From Caltech/JPL: Jessie Christiansen, Bethany Ehlmann, Bobak Ferdowsi, Philip Hopkins From The Expanse: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham, Ty Franck, Naren Shankar Produced in association with Caltech Academic Media Technologies. …

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Adam Savage Behind the Scenes of Alien: Covenant!

Adam Savage visits the production of Alien: Covenant to learn how Ridley Scott and his creative collaborators bring us back into the Alien universe. In this first episode of our behind-the-scenes series, Adam tours the massive set of the Dreadnought as it’s being built, painted, and weathered to life by the production team in preparation …

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“Embers & Dust” is The War of the Worlds ‘For Real’

Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds Broadcast was an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air. The one-hour broadcast was presented as a series of simulated news bulletins, which suggested an actual alien invasion by Martians was currently in progress. It aired on Sunday, October 30, 1938, and …

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40 Years of Star Wars Panel | Star Wars Celebration 2017 Orlando

40 Years of Star Wars Panel including appearances by George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Dave Filoni, Liam Neeson, Ian McDiarmid, Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, John Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Billie Lourd, Billy Dee Williams, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford.  

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Teaser

The epic space opera film Star Wars: The Last Jedi was written and directed by Rian Johnson. It is the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy and the 8th installment in the series excluding the stand alone film ‘Rouge One’. Produced by Lucasfilm and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. …

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Generation Tech: The real size of star wars ships explained

There is a lot of cool starships in Star Wars. In this clip, Generation Tech investigates them a little closer, showing us how big they are. Including the biggest of the biggest starships starting with the millennium falcon, to the imperial class star destroyer all the way to the death star and we’ll compare to …

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Hyper Jump Is a Cool Sci-Fi Short

An astronaut prepares for a historic jump into hyperspace and realizes that the entire planet will be tuning in to hear his pre-flight speech – let the anxiety begin. Writer/Director – Tom Webb Camera – Kieran Lefort Sound – Kieran Lefort Production Assistant – Sophie Aroesty Editor – Tom Webb Sound Designer – Tom Webb …

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‘The Leap’ is a Fantastic Sci-Fi Short Film

The Leap, from Belgian director Karel van Bellingen takes place on the “Old World”, meaning Earth after a “New Earth” is discovered in 2069. Migrating to New Earth is very expensive with millions of people left stranded on old Earth who cannot afford the “leap” to New Earth. The IPMA (Interplanetary Migration Administration) try to …

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