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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How can weightlessness be simulated on film?

How can the weightlessness of space be realistically simulated on film? Does it require CG or can a convincing simulation be achieved using wire fu and editing? (I'm happy to hear of good examples of ...
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1990s sci-fi/horror film or episode where device lets women look into an underwater parallel dimension

I believe this was from 1990s because I recall the images being sleek, like the re-make of Outer Limits. Not grainy. Not cheap film. Not foreign either (like Italy); they spoke English. Pretty sure ...
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Man's wife turns back into a monster when he talks about it

I'd say it's a movie from the 80's or 90's. At one point the main character sees a monster in the street (I'd say at night, in an alley). It's quite a big monster and the monster can talk. They ...
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Scientific accuracy of Jurassic Park's premise?

I was just watching a documentary about dinosaurs and this question came to my mind. In Jurassic Park, the whole story is based on the premise that dinosaurs were recreated using the blood found in an ...
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What is the name of this movie with (intelligent?) ants?

I try to remember a movie I saw long time ago on TV. It must be at the beginning of the 90s, possibly the end of the 80s. The movie might be older though. It was something about a scientist ...
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Kids that build some sort of space craft

This movie was about a bunch of kids that were building a type of space ship and they built something that projected a bubble around their craft and this bubble allowed them to travel great distances ...
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Who had “turbo lasers” first, Star Wars or Battlestar Galactica?

Most recently in Star Wars VII, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, they mention "turbo laser" turrets, but wasn't the idea of turbo lasers in Battlestar Galactica first? Given that a laser being turbo is ...
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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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Does the movie featured in this Mike and the Mechanics music video exist?

In the 1980s Genesis spin off group "Mike and the Mechanics" released a song called, "Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)." The video (a copy on youtube) is the subject of a question I've been trying ...
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Crew try to make contact with an intelligent storm

I'm trying to find a movie I saw in the late 1990s in Russian language, but it was definitely originally in English. The plot of this movie is very like Solaris, but it is not the one released in ...
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Town infested with alien parasites causing people to lose their teeth

I saw this movie a long time ago. The action takes places in a small town as far as I can remember. The people there get "infested" with some sort of parasite and they start losing their teeth. I only ...
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A sci-fi prison where you don't age

A sci-fi prison where you don't age The main character is male, he gets sent to prison (unsure if he committed the crime) He keeps trying to escape, earning the nickname slider The walls are like ...
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Upcoming movie about an android

At some point in the last year, I saw a preview for a movie at the theater. What I remember is a person dressed in a hoodie walking into a private bathroom at a gas station or something. The ...
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A.I. dies and makes all phones on Earth ring in unison at the end

Can you help me identify the movie where a computer, an artificial intelligence, dies and makes all phones on Earth ring in unison at the end? Here's a list of memories I have from this movie: ...
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Team freezes various people in apartment building

There was a show or movie that I saw quite some time ago (like 2001, maybe). I think it was on the Sci-Fi channel but not 100% sure. These people there had invented this technology that was like a ...
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Help me identify a movie that takes place in space

I'm trying to identify a science-fiction/fantasy movie that takes place in space and possibly in the future. There are men and a woman: all are white, except for one black person. The protagonists ...
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Can you name this Sci-Fi film set around receiving a signal from space and building a structure?

Trying to remember the name of a film. This one has been bugging me for ages! Published in the 00's, the film's plot goes something like this: The Nazi's broadcast a video into space to celebrate ...
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Need name of a classic Sci Fi episode, involving a soldier frozen in time saving a woman?

I'm looking for the name of a tv episode about a soldier who somehow is the only one that is NOT frozen in time. He has a dilemma of saving everyone (I think) or saving his wife, who will have a car ...
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Nickelodeon show with a wizard and gifted children leaping from adventure to adventure

I'm looking for a show that was on during the early years of Nickelodeon. It was live action and as far as I can remember it had maybe Jonathan Harris (Old English-like actor) playing a frail wizard. ...
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What movie or TV show is this shuttle-craft prop from?

I'm trying to find out what movie or TV show this sci fi-looking prop is from. I saw the prop, appearing to be some kind of shuttle-craft, recently at the Aviation Warehouse in El Mirage and I suspect ...
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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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Trying to locate the name of this movie or TV show from 70's or 80's with specific plot

I am going crazy searching for the movie or TV show that I saw in childhood. The plot goes like this: There is this guy who was severely injured in some accident and lost his ability to move or ...
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Comedy about a red slime monster alien devouring a spaceship's crew

I saw a movie when I was about 5 years old, and the cartoonish antagonist in it became the monster under my bed. Here's what I remember: Saw it in circa 1983, probably on HBO; I don't think it ...
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Seeking a circa 50s/60s science fiction movie with a Portal

I was recently watching Schoolhouse Rock with my son and the cartoon for "Nouns" came on. There is a rectangular portal that acts like a giant television that the animated girl watches and at one ...
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Scientist steals two insect-like aliens and raises them in his shed

I've searched far and wide for this and, as I've got limited memory of it, I've no idea how to find the actual name of the film. The premise of the film was of a scientist that was forced to retire ...
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A woman gets turned into a man by a makeover machine

I remember seeing this movie between 2000 and 2008 on one of the premium TV channels like HBO or Showtime. In the movie there is this girl that’s not entirely happy with her life. Early in the movie ...
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Movie in which time is money

I saw this movie on an American PBS station, I think in the late '70s or early '80s. The premise was very similar to the Justin Timberlake film "In Time". Time is used as currency, and people die ...
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Technology brain implant movie

I only remember the following scenes: A man on his laptop with a group of other men (he is the leader). They are watching an Eye-Cam of a man that is going into some kind of whorehouse, where the ...
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Alien invasion movie with bird hitting invisible wall

It was about some sort of aliens trying to enter earth. I was watching it on and off on TV so couldn't find more details. Details: They were broadcasting some stuff of what's happening on news or ...
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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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1980s sci-fi show about a family transported through a pyramid?

I saw part of a show sometime in the 80s (early or late, I couldn't say) that I have been trying to remember for some time. Figured I never would, because no Google search I ever tried had ever ...
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One-eyed, tentacled aliens that disguise themselves as humans

I saw this when I was very young, so my memories are spotty. I cannot recall if this is a movie or a TV episode (older), nor whether it was color or black and white (though my memories include color,...
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Company recreates dead people as androids using data from social networks

Please help identify the name of a movie I saw partially, where there's a company that specializes in collecting information about someone (from social networks), and uploads that data into an android/...
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How much did Blade Runner influence the Reimagined Battlestar Galactica?

The classic Blade Runner film is seen to be the archetypical story of machine who are men. It covers many of the classic literature conflicts, man vs man, man vs technology, man vs self, man vs ...
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1970s or 1980s UK scifi movie with alien slugs?

I'm looking for a movie (or TV episode?) I saw on TV at least 30 years ago! Here's what I remember: Plot Details there are these slow-moving grey slug monsters that make a weird sound. There are ...
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Man is put on trial with robot judge and turns into a robot

I don't remember this movie's name, and I have looked all around. I have looked for this movie everywhere. I can't find it, I think it played on the sci-fi channel, sometimes between 2000-2008. It is ...
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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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What was that movie where the bad guys are trapped in a 2d plane in space

I'm trying to remember what movie this was. The bad guys, like 2 or 3, were trapped in a 2 dimensional plane that flew out into space. Family guy did a short parody once I think. I asked a few people ...
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sci-fi movie from 2010+, probably a blockbuster - involving mutants

I recently watched a sci-fi/action movie and forgot the title... it was probably a blockbuster a recent one (probably after 2010) I cannot remember the main story but it was around people flying in ...
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Scientists tunnel underground and find albino aliens living in caves

Can you help me identify a science fiction movie I saw as a kid? It was about these scientists who go into underground caves and tunnels where they find these strange, almost albino aliens living ...
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Romantically involved spaceship crew members become infected

Help me out here. This has been stuck in my head for days now. As I recall, the crew of a space ship are in hibernation. A crew member is awoken to relieve a fellow crew mate. However, he discovers ...
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Help identifying a post-apocalyptic movie with a monster

The movie must be from the 80's maybe early 90's. All I can remember is that it is about a group of people (women and men, young as far as I can remember) wandering through a desert in some kind of ...
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A movie about getting to a fake utopian planet / virtual environment

A movie about getting to a utopian planet that found out to be a fake one, instead the people were connected to a machine, that took them to a virtual environment, that had the name of the said ...
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Black and white science fiction movie with aliens and dome

I saw this science fiction a long time ago. I recall a light plane having to land. The pilot and a woman struggling to survive in a town that has had some kind of dome placed over it. I recall ...
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Chip implants in humans and an encrypted cube

I remember some scene when someone connects to a computer and put on some glasses and gets some 3d interface or something like that. I think I remember some kind of cube that he tries to open as some ...
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A movie where people's brains are being erased [closed]

In this movie, after lots of wars and self-destruction, humanity has decided the best way to survive is to make people dumb by placing a device on the head. In the first scene the hero goes to a ...
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Family trapped underground/another dimension and forced to play a game show

OK, I'm looking for this movie for a long time now but I don't remember much of it, I've seen it when I was a kid and it's stuck in my brain ever since. Now, here is what I remember: A family (I know ...
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Identifying a post-apocalyptic movie, perhaps about a world with no women, containing a memorable scene

I am building up a collection of movies based in the future and there's one I saw about 20 years ago. However, I do not know how old the movie was when I saw it, so the best I can tell you is that it ...
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Soldiers in spaceship travel into the past to stop a religious book from being written

I watched the movie as a teen. I believe the movie is from 80's. One of the actors is not Jean Claude Van Damme but is similar to him but in less famous movies. In the future some soldiers were ...
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People skipping between dimensions encounter an alien monster

In this movie, the title was one word I believe but could be wrong. There is a scene with a girl and a guy who ends up on a spaceship (through being transported/teleported through space/time/...