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The First NY Sci-Fi Film Festival Was No Match For Reality

The celebration of independent films coincided with Trump's Inauguration weekend and the Women's March, making real life seem far more alien than any movie.
Michael Piel
1.27.17
Culture
Culture

The New ‘Power Rangers’ Trailer Makes Me Want to Go Back to 1995

Zordon is a giant pin-head toy?
Carl Franzen
1.19.17
Motherboard Guide to Cinema
Motherboard Guide to Cinema

‘The Running Man’ Is the Perfect Dystopian Movie For Trump’s Inauguration

It's the 30th anniversary of the cheesy 80s Schwarzenegger dystopian action flick, but it's never felt more timely.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.19.17
Sex
Sex

Aliens and Shower Sex Don’t Mix in the ‘Alien: Covenant’ Trailer

Billy Crudup is the captain! No Ripley—but there is someone who looks a lot like her!
Carl Franzen
12.27.16
Film
Film

Remembering Carrie Fisher, the Actor and Writer Who Transcended 'Star Wars'

Following her breakout role as Princess Leia in 'Star Wars', she turned her sharp-witted writing to other big Hollywood projects and her own life.
Carl Franzen
12.27.16
video
video

What the Hell Is Netflix’s New Show ‘The OA’ About?

It looks like a creepy, mind-boggling, supernatural mystery.
Madison Margolin
12.13.16
Terraform
Terraform

Starr Creek

This dark piece of fiction is the perfect blast of backwater Lovecraftian lore for our Trumptastic moment.
Nathan Carson
12.8.16
tv
tv

Why Humanoid Robots Are Invading Our Movies and TV

Between 'Westworld', 'Humans' and last year's 'Ex Machina', the influx of androids is undeniable. But it's not them we fear—it's something about us.
Tom Duggins
11.1.16
Terraform
Terraform

​Interference

What happens when AI clones of our loved ones inevitably meet the source material?
Miles Klee
10.20.16
Terraform
Terraform

The Sky, Falling

If climate change gets so bad that we try to geoengineer our way out of it, someone is actually going to have to do the engineering. Meet the first generation of sky engineers.
Anton Rose
10.13.16
Terraform
Terraform

The Void

This is how a festering void will consume the Earth. The frontman for an acclaimed black metal band brings us science fictional vision of a collapsing planet.
Terence Hannum
10.6.16
Terraform
Terraform

The Return

The sad future of how we might cope when war comes home—or almost home.
Debbie Urbanski
9.22.16