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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Primer question to better understand the movie

I just discovered Primer: it is nothing short of amazing IMHO. I've read various sites and graphics explaining how their machine work and I've got a question which, I think, would help me better ...
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Apples in a greenhouse on a spacestation

As a child sometime in the late seventies or very early eighties, I saw a sci-fi movie on TV - there was a scene in a greenhouse, either on a spaceship or space station - you could see stars out the ...
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Last scene: a man is killed in his own dream and men in suits look over him

In which movie is a man killed in his own dream and men in suits look over him? Also his friend is a dentist who starts to believe that the main character is involved in a conspiracy and then the ...
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Aliens arrive to stop a hybrid child who has telekinetic powers

I've got a random memory of a science fiction film from either the late 80s or early 90s. It's a fairly sketch memory but a few key points stick out: Aliens (that look human) travel to earth to stop ...
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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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1950s Sci-Fi involving a strange box that transports a boy to a different world

I'm looking for the name of a black and white 1950s science fiction movie... it starts out with a man who finds a small black box with a little cone on one side at a construction site dig. A little ...
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Bus teleports into the middle of the desert

I don't remember much of the movie but there was a scene where a bus teleports into the middle of the desert and the bad guy rips off one of the poles and uses it to direct fire out of his hands. It ...
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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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1990s sci-fi tv show with invading humanoids and dull crosshatched eyes

I am remembering a sci fi tv show from probably around the 90s in which the enemies had strange eyes. The eyes were dull and had either a cross or a line through them. Weaponry was like assault ...
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Strange and haunting Science Fiction Film

What is the name of this movie: Possibly filmed in the 70's or 80's, sort of like the movie Silent Running in that it has a greenhouse filled with lots of plants. I only remember the ending of the ...
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Sci-fi movie where people in a submarine see something that starts making their dreams come true

All I remember is that it's about some group of people traveling in a submarine in the sea (i think), they see something in the sea and after they're returning home their dreams starting to come true. ...
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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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The first human robot?

Can anyone find an example of the first human appearing robot? The earliest I can think of is in the 1973 film Westworld. I'm looking for the first cinematic android that was created not to replace a ...
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Why doesn't time dilation take place when travelling at warp?

In Star Trek ships are frequently seen travelling many times faster than the speed of light. My understanding of the theory of relativity is a little rusty but my understanding is that if you travel ...
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Kissing a naked alien turns kisser into her slave

When I was kid, I remember vaguely channel surfing at my friend's house. There was a sci-fi movie set maybe in out of space. Premise: There were these woman, unclothed maybe they were aliens or ...
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Black rocks that kill people

I watched a Black & White movie on TV. It looked like it could be from 60's. There were some black rock killing people. I only remember one or two scenes. One where a scientist is running some ...
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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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Intelligent cars that could talk and drive themselves

What is the name of a TV serial or movie that had a group of intelligent cars that could talk and drive themselves? As far as I can remember, the drivers were law-enforcers. They also had a big custom ...
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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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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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Miniseries featuring an upside down ziggurat-shaped spaceship

An American made for TV movie shown over several nights in, I think, the 90's, that featured a spaceship resembling an upside down ziggurat hovering just above ground that was later discovered to have ...
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Identify a '80s sci-fi/horror movie

I'm trying to identify an old movie from a single scene. At that time I was a child, the movie seemed to be kind of a sci-fi/horror genre, my parents didn't let me see the whole movie, I just clearly ...
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Telepathic female alien in the Antarctic

I'm looking for a movie from the late 50's or early 60's about a female alien invader from a frigid planet who "lands" in the Antarctic (Arctic?) near a research station manned by 3 scientists. She ...
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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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Old series about guy scientist and future?

What I remember: * First episode: Scientist (Second brain in the world (by volume or mass)) found a guy in our days and take him to future. They said that the "first brain" started apocalypses and ...
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Scientist transfers his memory and consciousness into a robot

I recently saw a trailer where this guy I'm assuming to be a scientist has been working on a robot/cyborg. He finds out that his health is failing and that people want to use his work for a purpose he ...
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Companies doing mind control to make you buy things

All I can remember is a man is running through a city where he is seeing colorful CGI looking blobs/objects in the sky. but i think only he can see them. I thought I remember it being about companies ...
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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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Last humans guard earth from underground bunkers connected by video chat

Name that SciFi film: Last humans guard earth from within underground, secret, globally distributed bunkers connected by a video chat system (one per bunker). A timed automated system requires them ...
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Good guy defeats bad guy in a virtual reality resembling Half-life

I am looking for a movie/TV movie or maybe an episode of a series.... I don't know when it's from, probably 1997-2006. Sorry that's the best I've got. My guess is it's in the sci-fi genre. All I ...
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Sci-fi film: American teen science project brings people and dinosaurs into present

I'm hoping someone can help me identify the following film that I would have seen in the early 90's or late 80's. It is a film in the era of Weird Science, Flight of the Navigator and Explorers. All ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Young girl becomes old in the toilet of an airplane

Synopsis: There is a young girl who hides in the toilet of an airplane. When the airplane lands, we see that she becomes an old woman. At the end of the movie, there were airplanes coming from the ...
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Cattle being cut open by aliens with laser-cutters

I'm looking for the title of an old sci-fi I watched as a child with my mum. It involves cattle being cut open "by aliens or humans with a special tool/laser cutter". The cattle are found the next day ...
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Can SciFi gadget be considered prior art?

Patents are received when there is no prior art. That is, you cannot patent things that are already in the public domain. So, take the iPad, I'd swear that Star Trek Next Generation uses iPads. Its ...
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Astronaut turns into a monster

When I was a child, I saw a movie that was about an astronaut who returned from a space mission with a virus or something in him that turned him into a monster at the end. In the movie, he is stopped ...
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Was Gargantua not a “real” Black Hole?

A black hole presents a gravitational pull that nothing, not even light can escape as it is the housing for a singularity -- a collapsed star. But in Interstellar Cooper escapes the black hole ...
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Identify animated series about postapocalyptic Earth

I've been looking for an animated series that I saw on a TV about 10 years ago. Here is what I remember about it: the main character is a teenager he is carrying some kind of robot which is very ...
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Looking for the name of a children's Sci-fi film series in the late 90s to early 2000s

I am looking for a Film series which had 5-6 parts where: a blond high school kid meets up with a white haired scientist and are being chased by a black guy who uses a exo-suit into different ...
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Space prison colony riot with just two survivors

I remember watching a sci fi film which was set in space. An all female crew were sent to a prison colony to rescue the guard (I think there had been a riot). Upon arrival there were two people ...
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Mecha movie with robots synced to their pilots' movements

It's a movie that I watched with my dad when I was really young. I know it does not really help but I can't remember the year I watched it in. I'm 17 so I guess I watched it around 2001. In my memory ...
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Man gives boy and girl an egg which begins to grow warm

There were two kids - a boy and a girl - and some guy gave them something like an egg or a rock that was getting more warm. They were supposed to hold it so that it could later create something like a ...
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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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Guys learn Karate and new languages after installing chips in brain

Two guys learn different styles of karate and new languages after computer-chips are installed into their brains. I've been busy, so I only saw a few scenes from the film. In the beginning, these two ...
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Aquatic being in the form of water

This movie had a crew going underwater for some kind of expedition. There they encounter an aquatic being which takes the form of water. Some time later, there is a scene involving missiles or ...
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Black blob-like alien jumps onto a scientist's face

I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could help me identify what this scene is from. I really only remember one big scene from this when I was a kid. This would have been from around 1985 or so, ...