A broad genre of fiction and movies exploring imaginary but non-supernatural ideas. To be used on ID-questions or questions pertaining to the genre of science-fiction in general, not for questions about individual movies.

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Can the Omega in “Edge of Tommorow” be killed?

In the movie Edge of Tomorrow , is it possible to kill the omega? Because it seems to me that every time it is killed it will reset the time. At the end Cage killed the omega but still he was ...
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Sci Fi movie with maroon droid, and hero droid with spherical feet

I remember seeing a sci fi movie in the 80s. It was set on a space station. One of the main characters was a levitating squat droid with spheres for feet (which probably powered his levitation), and ...
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Identify this sci-fi movie in which a scientist and his family move into a new house

I've been trying to identify this movie for years now and just now thought of StackExchange. :) So here's all the things I can remember about the plot: Scientist and his family move into new house ...
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What movie that has a weird signal, decoded by scientist and comes out it was a schematic? [closed]

I only remember that it has a big Gimbal thing that can be used as a travelling device
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Identify SciFi thriller where bad person has been hiding in plain sight due to sex change

I've been trying to identify a vaguely recalled movie from my childhood for a while with no luck. The (very rough) details of what I think I remember are: English language SciFi movie (possibly TV ...
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An old movie about a father who goes to the moon

I need to find this movie I used to love as a child and I've been searching for so long, without finding it. The movie is about a father who leaves his daughter to go to the moon (or outer space) and ...
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Short Film about pollution

I saw a short film in elementary school in the early eighties about pollution. A family living underground due to pollution was celebrating the daughter's birthday and donned hazmat-like suits and ...
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80s 90s Sci Fi Movie - one scene with flying knife auto aiming at a protagonist saved by lifting a chair

I have watched this movie as a kid about 20 years ago, my memory is sketchy, but one scene stuck. Scene: Cantina or bar. Protagonist gets surprise attacked by someone launching a self propelled ...
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First movie where you hear breathing in a helmet?

Is 2001: A Space Odyssey the first movie where you can hear somebody's breathing in a helmet? I talk about Darth Vader's type of breathing; in the case of Kubrik's movie it is breathing in a space ...
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Whats the name of this Sci-Fi Movie? Space prison / deathrow and hacking bug ? cyberpunk

Can someone name this movie/tv episode maybe? Recalling from memory (could be multiple movies linked together? highly doubt it though all fits right) prison deathrow in space ship?, waiting in line ...
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Name of TV series where folks jumped from one magic gate to another on Island in Bermuda Triangle

When I was a child in the 70s (maybe 80s but I think 70s), I saw a sci-fi/fantasy tv series about a group (perhaps a family?) that was on an island in the Bermuda triangle. Each week, they'd go ...
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Post-apocalyptic movie from early 1970's - people turn into powder

I've got another movie from my childhood that I'm trying to find. I saw it on TV (in the US) no later than 1975-76, in English. The plot was an ongoing end-of-civilization event. There was a ...
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Aliens have sex with humans and collect the dopamine from their brains with a syringe [closed]

This movie is sci-fi and roughly from the late 70's or early 80's. The dopamine collected is used as a drug on their planet and they are harvesting it from humans.
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Alien mask gives a teenager an exoskeleton and superpowers

I watched this movie sometime in the 90s. It’s about a teen who finds an alien mask, and when he puts it on it covers his body with an exoskeleton and gives him super powers. The only way to defeat ...
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Trainees sent to an island and murdered

I saw this movie 2 years back and now I don't remember the name. I tried searching it on Youtube also but due to lack of information that I have I am unable to find it. It was a Hollywood movie in ...
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Old anime/cartoon about the action inside the body of girl infected with a virus

Watched it when I was a kid, a long time ago... I can only remember that a girl (princess or daughter of someone important) has been injected with some kind of virus, and then you follow the action ...
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A movie about aliens living underground

So I'm trying to find a movie, in which an alien species digs a tunnel and lives underground. In the movie we can see at the beginning a little boy outside a house, and suddenly the ground collapses ...
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A movie about mind control experiment by the government?

A man had terrible voices in his head telling him to shoot his own wife with a shotgun. After a while he couldn't hold himself, grabbed an old shotgun and shot her, only to find that the gun was empty ...
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Who's this actor?

Having no clue where to go, all I know is that this actor might have played sci-fi roles, but then again, I'm clueless to who he is.
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TV show where main character can only see black and white

There was an interesting network TV show in the USA in the last ten years. It was canceled during or after its first season. It had something to do with law enforcement. The main character (possibly ...
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Space-opera movie with Galactica-like ship and battles, ending with final battle/ambush on earth orbit?

I estimate movie to be from 1985-1995. It had strong (old)BSG aura. I am almost sure its original language was English (I encountered it in dubbing). I remember it as having quite good special effects ...
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What is the name of this 90's-2000's sci fi movie?

I remember little about the movie, but the plot was so: In a modern world, wizard or mages or sorcerers exist, and there are magic items. One very powerful item is a staff, which one family man has. ...
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What is the difference between science fiction and horror?

I know that not all science fiction is scary and not all horror has unrealistic monsters or super powerful psycho killers, but at what point do these genres cross and what criteria separates a scifi ...
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Sci-fi disaster movie that includes travel to different dimension through a portal and “Hard Light Bridge”

I can't remember the name of a sci-fi movie that I've seen years ago. I've seen it at least 5 years ago or more. In the movie a corporation was involved in exploring another earth or involved in ...
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Woman in computer taking over while head is in the fridge

I am looking for a sci-fi movie title. Plot(what I recall anyway): A team of three computer scientists, two males (one on a wheelchair) and a female. I don't recall there name so let Adam be the male ...
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Movie with insects attacking humans

I saw a movie long time back in which scientific experiments were being conducted on a particular class of insects, which went wrong and the insects started attacking people and eating them. I ...
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Movie with possible alien invasion and purple challenger

So I vaguely remember watching a movie a few years back. I remember bits and pieces that I'm hoping will lead me to the results. The movie has a scene where there are a bunch of people on a rooftop ...
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Early 90s sci-fi show with a race of mutants

There was an early 90s SciFi show that played in the New York City area on public television. All I remember were there being like two races of people, one being normal human and the other were ...
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Cant figure out the name of a sci-fi prisoner transport movie

Ok, this is really bugging me, it was a movie maybe in the 90's, there was a fururistic complex, or city within a very large wall, on the outside of that wall there was desert I believe. A man got ...
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When you are out of time, you die

One of my friends told me about a movie, but I don't remember the title. In the movie, everyone wears a wrist-watch and time is used as currency. When you get some work done, your time increases. When ...
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Psychedelic sci-fi movie about televisions sucking people into tv shows

This is a movie I watched about 15 years ago. Was looking for it all over the IMDB, but no luck. I don't remember the whole plot, but here is small scene that I can remember: ...A guy breaks an ...
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Does After Earth's sci-fi jargon have any basis in reality or is it complete gibberish?

One of the most quoted lines from After Earth is: Graviton buildup could be a precursor to mass expansion. This phrase is not only very memorable, but it's also quoted in many reviews as ...
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Watched a film years ago about a monster slug thing that killed people with electricity

I watched a film about 20 years ago and it traumatised me for a while (I was 6). I only remember very small parts of it but it was basically some kind of slug monster that killed people (Think tremors ...
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Looking for UK Sci-Fi TV Movie about sentient alien plants

This is vague, but this was shown possibly late 80's early 90's on UK TV and certainly a British production. The movie (tv movie or possibly a 2,3-part series?) starts with the filming of a gardening ...
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Sci-fi movie with near-death experience and a… plant chair?

I saw a few minutes of a movie (or hey, it could have been a series) back in the 90s on late night television and I'm suddenly curious as to what it was. It was a long time ago so I might have flubbed ...
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Kid's dog chewing on device that looks like a bone, turns out to be a bomb

So this was a Sci-Fi TV series about a kid who happens to find part of a device that looked like a bone that his dog was chewing. This device was later known to be a bomb. The boy was joined by some ...
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President sacrificed to kill the alien but failed?

At first, I'm not native English speaker and I don't have many friends from outside countries. Scene: *"The president (or someone similar, vice president, maybe...) was about going to sacrificed ...
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Older Sci-Fi/Fantasy animated movie?

What I can remember was that this was an OLD sci-fi/fantasy movie (I think I remember it being in 3D) and it had a female protagonist with some sort of tribal paint/tattooing on her. She did the ...
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Name of the movie? Crew thinks they're on a spaceship, but discover they're still on earth

I saw this live-action movie on German free TV at least 10 years ago (probably more). It definitely had "Voyager" in its name (at least, in the German dub's name, original might be entirely different) ...
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90's or early 2000s Sci Fi Movie involving cyber connections to the brain and a female protagonist [closed]

I'm trying to remember a sci fi movie I saw all or at least most of on TV some time in the last two years. I don't remember all of the details, but here's what I've got: The protagonist is a female ...
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Name of movie that had brother sister subhuman special agents

This was maybe 20yrs ago. Action sci fi movie. There was one sequel to the first movie. Two organizations had special agents called 'subs'. They were humans combined with animal genetics. The sister ...
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Sci-Fi show from the 80's - Does anyone remember what it was called?

I have been haunted by a Sci-Fi show from my past. It ran in the early to mid 80's and involved a large spaceship and its crew. I remember several things about the show vividly: In the first ...
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Identify a sci-fi movie about humanoid aliens who want to terraform earth

I remember this movie, where race of aliens was trying to terraform earth as they could not easily life on our planet. There was that particular scene that I remember very well. It was some sort of ...
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A movie with a spacechip whose crew contained robots disguised as humans

This is about a movie I haven't seen myself, but which I only got told about. Moreover, the person who told me about it is no longer alive, so I cannot ask for more details. I remembered what I got ...
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Trying to name this alien movie!

As far as I can remember, its an alien movie with a Roswell Grey called Adam. He's telepathic and malevolent but the main character(s?) don't seem to think him to be so... I think its a 90's movie, ...
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Do you know the name of this ghost town movie?

I've been trying to find out the name of a direct to tv movie I watched on cable some years ago, I didn't catch the name of the movie at the time but the plot is something like this: A family of ...
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Is Kishōtenketsu a viable narrative structure for a science fiction film? [closed]

If you don’t know what Kishōtenketsu is, it is basically a type of narrative structure used mostly in China and Japan and consisting of four parts: Ki (起?): Topic toss or introduction, what ...
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Name of film in which some boy built spaceship

I saw some film on Disney Channel years ago. It was about one boy and his relative, who built spaceship to deliver some package to another ship which was in the space. When they tested the ship, it ...
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Identify a sci-fi movie about intelligent aliens who attack an outpost

I remember watching a movie a while ago about "intelligent" dog like aliens with like a spike or weapons in their tail (like a chimera) who had their home planet colonized by humans. The humans ...
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Virtual Reality movie about a man rediscovering his dead ex wife

I've been trying to find a movie, which I saw years ago but would love to find again. The film starts with a newly married couple in their car. They're parked up and meet a bunch of unsavoury people ...