Category: sci fi

All You Need Is Kill Script

a few spoilers and such   I like reading scripts.  The original stories almost always differ from the final films.    There was a scene with Mr Potter and Clarence cut out of It’s A Wonderful Life and there’s a sequel

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iZombie on the CW

Episode one of iZombie jumps right into the action. We get a brief scene of our hero as a normal woman going about the business of being a doctor, then she goes to a party and is scratched by a

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Predestination

Time travel stories were all the rage back in the 1950s. Everyone was writing them, and most of them weren’t all that good. Grandmaster of Scifi Robert A. Heinlein decided to write the ultimate time travel story. The result was

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12 Monkeys on Syfy

It’s been a while since I last watched Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys, but I do recall that it was pretty amazing. It had a brilliant cast and a wonderful premise. Everyone was dead and we just didn’t know it yet.

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Time Lapse

No one ever has a perfect time machine, there’s no drama if you can easily change things and make the world a perfect place. So all time travel stories have to have a fatal flaw-some little weakness that makes using

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The Martian

A staple of old school science fiction is the lone man stranded on a desolate world who had to survive on his wits alone. The Martian by Andy Weir follows boldly in that tradition with a fun tale filled with

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The Maze Runner

Yet another post-humans-have-screwed-up-the-world-and-its-up-to-the-kids-to-save-it film. As usual the kids are tossed into some completely contrived world where they have to make sense of things that make no sense. For a nice twist from the Lord of The Flies model, we have

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2001: A Space Odyssey

2001 is Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece of science fiction and an all around amazing film. It’s not really one film, but a collection of short films, each with its own little reality. We open with several minutes of harmonized noise and

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Interstellar

Spoilers and Such. Yet another post apocalyptic movie about what bastards humans are for destroying the world. But unlike such uplifting films as The Road Warrior, there is no hope left for life on earth. So we have to send

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The Giver

Spoilers and such. Yet another story of a future utopia/dystopia where a handful of disgruntled people who know the truth want to bring it all to an end. As usual in the past few years, the hero here is a

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