A broad genre of fiction and movies exploring imaginary but non-supernatural ideas.

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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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Female protagonist in a futuristic army vs. rebels film

I saw this movie in 1999 or 2000 on TV (when they wouldn't even display names during the movie). It was a futuristic Govt + Army against rebels kind of a movie with a female central character. I ...
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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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Identify this alien invasion movie with invisible aliens

There was a movie that came out about 1-3 years ago at most that was about an alien race that invaded Earth and they hid in plain sight, and would literally snuff people right out of thin air. I think ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Childrens/Teens Sci-Fi film?

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 The Explorers. ...
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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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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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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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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, ...
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Doctor enters the minds of coma patients

I am trying to find the title of a movie about coma recovery. A scientist notices that the EEG/brainwaves of several coma patients are starting to sync. He is able to enter their mind by going into a ...
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What is the movie where a stone fall from the sky and turns people into aliens?

I saw this movie 10-15 years ago and I remember it vaguely, so some points may be wrong. A kid finds a rock in his front yard and, after a while, finds out that anyone touching the stone is ...
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Recent precog apocalypse movie

Trying to remember the name of a recent sci-fi/disaster movie, probably from the last 5-6 years (watched it on DVD). If featured an apocalypse where someone who knew it was coming had written down a ...
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Spaceship on an exploratory mission encounters enemy fleet

I've been remembering parts of an older scifi movie for awhile now but can't remember the name or find it. It's been driving me crazy today. It's an older movie, I remember it from TV and that was ...
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Woman in white wakes up in an empty space ship

Woman in white wakes up in an empty space ship, with only a computer voice, telling her something. She can't remember anything, or where she is headed. This TV show was cancelled.
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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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Main character is mistakenly sent to an invisible prison

I saw this science-fiction movie in the early nineties, perhaps the late nineties. I remember the following highlights: The main character is sent, mistakenly, to an invisible prison. The prison ...
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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 ...