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Category: Sci-Fi

Star Trek Legends Wish The Series A Happy 50th Anniversary

Starfleet’s own William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk), Brent Spiner (Data), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine/Annika Hansen), Michael Dorn (Worf (wo’rIv)), and Scott Bakula (Captain Jonathan Archer) offer greetings for the golden jubilee.  

Nature Video: Five things you didn’t know about H. G. Wells

H.G. Wells is one of the most influential science fiction writers in history. Nature Video presents five surprising facts about the man behind War of the Worlds.  

Scott Portingale: Infinitude

Watch the cosmic evolution of the universe in this stunning short film created by Canadian filmmaker Scott Portingale. Infinitude is a meditation on the cosmic evolution of matter and energy over time. Experimental filmmaking techniques such as time-lapse, high-speed, and stop-motion photography were used to photograph handmade props, fluid dynamics, and angular momentum. Infinitude is …

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Chasing The Infinite Sky (2016 Star Trek fan film SHORT)

“Chasing The Infinite Sky” is an absolutely stunning short Star Trek fan film. There isn’t much in the way of plot, but there’s so much to enjoy about watching the U.S.S. Albatross jump in and out of warp set against a sky full of stars and alien worlds.  

Paramount Pictures: Arrival – Official Trailer

When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that …

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Warner Bros: Interstellar | Official Trailer

With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history: traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. From acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight” films, “Inception”), “Interstellar” stars Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Oscar …

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Walt Disney Studios: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer | Official

Watch the official trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in which a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrives in theaters December 16, 2016.  

NASA: Comic-Con 2016 Panel: “Star Trek & NASA Boldly Go”

NASA and Star Trek have been connected, directly and indirectly, since Star Trek: The Original Series premiered in September 1966. While the TV show featured large ships voyaging to stars far away on five year missions, NASA was only beginning stretch humanity’s presence beyond Earth. When Star Trek premiered on Sept. 8, 1966, astronauts Pete …

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Jack Anderson: Wire Cutters

A chance encounter proves fateful for 2 robots mining on a desolate planet. This beautiful little short film about two mining robots was created by: Crew: Created By: Jack Anderson Original Score By: Cody Bursch Sound Design By: Jackie! Zhou Additional Animation: Jen Re, Erica Robinson, Hunter Schmidt, Justine Stewart, Jacqueline Yee Additional FX: Danny …

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Kaptainkristian: Futurama – The Science of Comedy

A look at the show that brought humor and emotion into the sterile world of science and arithmetic. Futurama was an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening and follows the adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand …

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NASA: A Message from the Captain: Science Fact & Science Fiction

Actor William Shatner, known for portraying Captain James T. Kirk of Star Trek takes a moment to discuss the crossroads of science fiction, science fact and NASA.  

Films That Rock: Aliens | 2016 Comic Con Full Panel

Watch the Full Panel for “Aliens: 30th Anniversary” from the 2016 San Diego Comic Con. With James Cameron, co-producer Gale Ann Hurd and stars Sigourney Weaver (Ripley), Bill Paxton (Hudson), Michael Biehn (Hicks), Lance Henriksen (Bishop), Paul Reiser (Burke), and Carrie Henn (Newt). ‘Everybody showed up’: James Cameron on the special bond of the ‘Aliens’ …

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NASA: Q&A With the Stars of STAR TREK: BEYOND

The stars of the new Star Trek movie, Chris Pine (Captain Kirk) and Zachary Quinto (Spook) sit down to answer NASA trivia questions with Gay Yee Hill of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.    

Tested: Adam Savage Visits the Stanley Kubrick Exhibition!

After making its way around the world, the incredible exhibition of Stanley Kubrick’s work has arrived in San Francisco. Adam Savage tours the exhibit to show you some of his favorite items. From rare camera equipment to pre-production artwork and film props, these objects connect us to one of cinema’s greatest minds.

WIRED: Inside the Visual Effects of “Independence Day: Resurgence”

Mike Seymour sits down with “Independence Day: Resurgence” director Roland Emmerich and discusses the astonishing visual effects used in his newest picture, as well as the revolutionary new N-Cam system.

Keiichi Matsuda: HYPER-REALITY

Hyper-Reality presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media.

ENTROPY

A spaceship travels beyond Earth. This amazing short video Entropy, by Tim Cahn, give an overview of how it would look like leaving the Earth in a space ship and it is truly stunning.  

Ariel Martin: The iMom

The iMom is an award winning short film by Ariel Martin Written and Directed by Ariel Martin The iMom will change your life! Well, at least that’s what the ads claim. But when a mother leaves her kids under the supervision of the family’s iMom, an unexpected connection is formed.  

History Buffs: Why Game of Thrones reads like a History Book and not a Fantasy Epic

Was George R. R. Martin inspired by history? Probably. Hadrian’s Wall, the War of the Roses, Italian city-states, the Mongols, Greek fire, the Assassination of Julius Caesar, the Colossus of Rhodes are just some of the similarities between real world history and the epic fantasy novel series “A Song of Ice and Fire” and the …

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Tested: Replicating ‘The Martian’ Spacesuit, Part 1: Building Reference

Adam Savage has been granted unprecedented access to one of his favorite movie costumes: the spacesuit from The Martian. Over the course of this year, Adam aims to replicate the spacesuit, keeping as close to the original as possible. The first step is to study and document the prop, creating reference through photos, sketches, patterning, …

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