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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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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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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Astronauts on a red planet with a pyramid/statue

I'm trying to find an old sci fi movie. All I remember is that a few astronauts have a station on this red planet (I think they have plants inside) and there's a big pyramid or some kind of statue on ...
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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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TV serial from the 80s or 90s with a magic lantern

I've been trying forever to identify a show that I watched in 1997 or '98. I believe it was a US-made television serial, and I think the running theme was that someone had a "magic lantern" (a type of ...
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Need help identify Sci-Fi channel TV show/Movie [duplicate]

I am fairly certain I saw this on the Sci-Fi channel, let's say 7/8 years ago. I remember one scene vividly: A bunch of people were on a plane/spaceship of sorts and they needed to fly through some ...
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Movie/TV series about two investigators finding a single time-travelling guy behind many terrorist attacks worldwide

My memory is a little rusty so this is all the info I have: There's a scene where a guy and a girl/lady is investigating a major incident (some sort of a terrorist attack). The guy or girl spreads ...
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Older sci fi movie, mindless kids

I barely remember anything about the movie, but I do remember that there was a dark dimly lit street and all the houses were the same, there was no color or outside world, just the street. And there ...
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Sci-fi movie with a giant spaceship (or something) used like Noah’s Ark

I watched this movie some years ago and only remember a scene in particular, near the final, when many animals (or creatures?) are on a conveyor belt and are going into a great spaceship. The scene ...
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Sci-fi rom-com movie with time traveller with funny hat

I'm looking for the title of a movie I saw when I was young in the 80s or 90s. I seem to remember strange parts of the plot. I also think the movie might have been British or Australian by origin..not ...
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Does anybody recognise what this tv show is? I thought it was The Outer Limits but maybe no?

So, at least 15 years ago I watched what I thought was an episode of The Outer Limits which was really good. But as I've looked back through the synopsis of them I can't find it so I'm hoping that ...
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Help identifying an old alien movie

I need help identifying an old alien / sci-fi movie. I think it was from the 80s or early 90s possibly. I remember a couple of things about the movie such as these scenes: The movie begins or ends ...
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Movie about hidden dimensions and appearances being deceiving

This is a science fiction thriller that was probably made in the late 90s or early 2000s. The plot revolves around the protagonist becoming involved with a small group of experts, who specialize in ...
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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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Movie about aliens attacking the earth with an invisible net

Aliens attacking the earth by creating some sort of invisible net that absorbs humans inside. The Military tries to bombard and put missiles to stop the net..but it also just goes inside without any ...
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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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Science fiction head implant (chip)

I am looking for the name of a movie, I watched +/- 10 years ago and really need to know its name! Unfortunatley there are only 2 things I remember, since I watched it when I was 10 years old: ...
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Man helps a young woman escape from walled city; they embrace on a bridge and she ages and disintegrates into sand

The movie is a 70's or 80's movie. In a closing scene from the movie, which was very powerful, a man (the protagonist) who is in love with a woman that lives in the walled city (and I assume the wall ...
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In the future, rich old people could transfer their conscience into poor young people. What's the name of the movie?

I'm trying to remember the name of a movie and I'm having a hard time doing that. So the plot is similar with the one described in the title. If I remember right, the poor young people had only a ...
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Help finding an old movie about an alien on a boat?

It's a movie I watched a bit of when I was a child, can't remember exactly when the movie was shown but it was probably made no later than 2005 and probably not before the 90s I only remember parts ...
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Film about inmate who receives alien DNA

In the mid-2000s, my cousin and I rented and watched a B/C-list sci-fi movie that was hugely disappointing, but I cannot remember its title. Synopsis: An inmate is given alien DNA that supposedly ...
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Movie about escaping a cryosleep prison

I think it's a drama/action movie from the 90's; it was on tv when I was a child. It's not Demolition Man, but it's similar. So, the plot twist: In the future a man (I think he was a cop) goes to ...
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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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Planet where time slowed/stands still and fight ants on ledge

I saw this movie (from the 50s?) on TV as a child in later 60's. I recall it being b/w. I recall somewhat clearly a number of 'explorers' on a distant planet moving up a narrowish path/ledge along the ...
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Help me find this late 80s-early 90s psychic alien movie

Regular guy gets drafted to help "save the planet" by a female alien who looks human and has British accent. She is psychic and knows what he is thinking, which leads to several uncomfortable ...
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Sci-Fi movie where woman flies a ship through a star

My best guess is that this is an 80s or early 90s film. It could be earlier than the 80s, but definitely no later than the early 90s. All I can recall from the movie was that there was a very intense ...
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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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Movie depicting aliens physically connected into group-mind

I think this was a made-for-TV movie, and I think I saw it in the late '80s or early '90s. A small group of humans are fleeing on a spaceship from a bad guy, also human, on another spaceship. The ...
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Sci-Fi movie with a dome and cannibalism [duplicate]

My husband just asked me about a movie and I had no idea what he was talking about. He had no idea when the movie came out and he's not sure about anyone in the cast...he said it could have been ...
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Sci-fi space movie, with destroyed Earth (appeared purple-ish with alien-like features)

I'm trying to figure out the name of a certain sci-fi space movie. I can vaguely remember the plot and I've recently (?) watched it too. The Earth was supposedly ravaged by a war, then turned into a ...
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Movie with a guy in a perfect “virtual reality” world

Long time ago I've watched one considerably influential film. It was in English and it is older than 2001. However, I am unable to find it anymore in the list of Virtual Reality Movies from the "imdb" ...
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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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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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What was the name of this TV series - Very similar to Twilight Zone

I recall a TV series that was closely related to the Twilight Zone with weekly shows. The voiceover warned you... "...don't try to adjust your screen...there's nothing wrong with it ...we ...
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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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Movie where woman presume that no one left for her because everyone is dead

This is a Sci-Fi apocalyptic movie or TV movie from the 80s I believe. I saw it when I was a kid so don't remember a lot of details. The last scene was three people (two females and a male) and one ...
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90's Sci Fi movie about aliens hiding on earth

I'm pretty sure it came out in the late 90's. Aliens were hiding on earth and taking on the appearance of humans. They communicated with each other with signs and tv images that only they could see/...
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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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Old Scifi movie intelligent ants

I saw a movie around 10 years ago. it took place in a remote desert area. A mineral company sent some employees out to an outpost. People started disappearing and when they were found, all their ...
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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 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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Science fiction movie where people connect to virtual reality by plugging a device in their neck

I have seen a movie in a psychology course that I have a vague memory of, so I can't provide much more details. I guess it could have been shot around the 80s or 90s. I remember that the stories turn ...
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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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Movie trailer: army on a mission, woman survives but wasn't meant to

Maybe half a year ago I saw a movie trailer, the problem is I don't know the name of the movie but I remember some of the trailer and it happens like this. It is an army that goes to a mission but ...
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A scifi webseries 2007-2009 name starts with “E…” or “The E…”?

This is a scifi webseries, it was or still is on YOUTUBE, most likely from 2007-2009, but it could be 2006-2011 at most. The name starts with "E..." or "The E....". "E...." is some Greek loanword, but ...
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Sci-fi movie in which life expectancy of a child is determined at birth

The only scene I remember from this movie is that a woman gives birth to a child in a somewhat futuristic looking hospital. Once the baby is out a nurse holds a small hand-held device up to the baby, ...
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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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Movie where two small kids see an alien; then see them again as adults

I remember a movie from somewhere in the late 70's to early 80's where there were two kids that saw an alien or possibly just a space ship. They meet again as adults in the same place and see them ...
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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 ...