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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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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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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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 ...
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What is the first movie where an intelligent computer rebels against its creators?

There is a common trope in science fiction about the invention of an intelligent computer which then rebels against its makers. In cases like The Matrix it imprisons them; in Terminator, it tries to ...
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Why do robots in films only have eyes in the front? [closed]

I have noticed that in most sci-fi films, robots tend to only have eyes/cameras on their front. But surely it would be more efficient for them to have some sort of 360-degree camera instead, so that ...
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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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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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Movie or SciFi drama I watched in the 00s

this scene I remember, on some planet, intergalactic war begins, someone VIP from earth is betrayer and accomplice of alliance, and now he is stuck on the planet that will be destroyed, all life form ...
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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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Anime about humans fighting aliens on another planet

I'm looking for an old anime, probably from the 1980s or early 1990s, where humans are fighting against aliens on another planet, possibly on Mars (definitely a desert planet). The humans were ...
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TV series where a large space ship has to eject their reactor before it explodes

I'm looking for an old TV show/series. This is what I recall, I saw it around 6 years ago, watching it on a VCR tape, and since then it has been thrown out. This is what I recall of the show: Some ...
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Help identify sci-fi horror movie with killer cyborg experiment

I remember only having a glimpse of this movie as a child. This was around 1996ish. But I can not get it out of my head and I'm dying to know what it was. Movie looked like it was from the late 80s ...
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70's movie about a boy & girl who discover 2 extraterrestrials in a supposedly abandoned military base and help them get home

I believe this was in the mid to late 70's. It may have been an episode of Disney or something but I believe it was a movie. The boy and girl may have been brother and sister. They discover 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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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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Movie/show about experiment to bring someone back from the dead and he goes out to take revenge on his killer

So I can't remember the name, I kind of remember this movie or maybe an episode where two scientists working on an experiment with computers/tech where they could bring people back from the dead. The ...
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25-35 years old SF movie about a Alien attack

Soldiers on a spaceship are awaiting attack from unknown alien species. No one has survived contact to tell what are they like. There were some battles but there are no survivors. Main character is ...
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Couple sleeps in a film room during catastrophe from space

The plot: A girl, maybe older teenager, is sleeping with her boyfriend in a secure film room when some catastrophe from space covers the earth with bad stuff. I think her boyfriend goes outside and is ...
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Looking for a “Space Nazi” movie from mid 2000s

I remember seeing a movie about 8 or so years ago. It was a rather interesting science fiction movie that was very well directed for being as old as it was. I don't remember the plot, only a short ...
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About teens learning to fight off monsters (tv show I think)

I believe one of the actors was Manu Benett from Spartacus, although further inspection it didn't pop up under his IMDb. But the guy who I thought was Manu Bennett played a role as a teacher for for ...
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Where was Rhonda's/AF709's off switch?

In the TV series My Living Doll, Julie Newmar played robot AF709 (supposedly the origin of the name 'Seven of Nine'). I know that she had an OFF switch, but where was it?
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Movie about deciding not to live in a dream like world

Can anyone tell me what this movie is. I watched the start of it years ago (90's / 2000) and would like to find it again so I can watch the full movie. I can only remember the start where there's a ...
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TV show consisting of unrelated episodes mainly about science fiction from the early 2000s I think

I only saw about 6 episodes on TV, it usually ran late at night in my country, but I can only remember the plot of one episode. In this episode the structure was like a detective movie, there were two ...
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Movie from the 90's, about blood infecting disease and danger of humanity

I want to know about a movie that I watched when I was young. I believe the movie was made between 1990 - 99. I really don't remember it well, it's about the future and humanity in danger, there is ...
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Recreational Park fill of human android to full fill fantasies

Yesterday I watched Vice I tought was a remake of Miami Vice but I was so wrong, but the plot reminded me about a very nice movie I watched 20+ years ago. They have a futuristic recreational park ...
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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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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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Identification of a live action short film

I am looking for a short film made in the late 80s or early 90s which was aired on French TV channel Canal + around 1990/1992. In my (failed) memory, the film's title was "Night Wings" but it's ...
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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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Trying to find a movie about a computer virus that turns people into ash

The movie focused around a virus or something similar that turns people into black ash/powder. When it happens all you can see is a blurred being screeching. After that happens a man and woman (might ...
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“Sex” sci-fi TV show from the 90s about a girl in her spaceship

I would like some help identifying a TV show (or possibly a movie) that I saw when I was between five and ten (that makes it between 15 and 20 year ago). From what I remember the plot was about a ...
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Sci Fi film with Woman Alien

Hello I am looking for a sci-fi alien invasion film, but I can only remember the ending: A city is being overrun by some aliens and people are trying to escape, possibly due to the fact that the ...
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Artificial intelligence movies between 1927 and 1968 [closed]

In any list of movies that explore the meaning of intelligence and the possibility of artificial intelligence, one would probably include Metropolis (1927) and 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). However, I ...
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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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Looking for a Japanese(?) sci-fi comedy about a restaurant in space

Recently took a flight on Delta that had a lot of international films. I watched one that I think was Japanese. Basic plot was a young couple that ran a restaurant on an 'exit ramp' on the space ...
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A kinda sci-fi and action movie where some people have barcodes in their eyes

So, I watched this movie while on a bus. I think it is kinda new based on its vfx. These are some stuff I remembered: The protagonists are two guys, one is red-haired, white-skinned, and the other ...
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Identify a movie or television show, about a creature, or robot, that attaches a device to a featureless head, and creates an ear, or a nose?

When I was younger - say, 25 - 30 years ago - I remember seeing somewhere, I think as a tv-edited movie (could have been a tv show), or made-for-cable back then (like HBO or cinemax), a movie that I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Looking for seventies-eighties sci-fi movie with kid

I saw the movie around 1990 and i was a 7 year old kid, but the movie kinda impressed me because of the classic music and the ending. Although i don't remember much of it, i would like to try to give ...
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Australian TV Series from 70s - Journalist Revived, political future thriller

I'm pretty sure this was only shown on Australian TV. A journalist or political trouble-maker is revived (from cryo?) after decades and becomes involved in the somewhat fascist future government. He ...
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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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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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Trying to find the title of a Mystery Science Theater episode with the riff “not just any arrow, a good arrow”

I saw this episode when it aired on the Scifi channel with my mom, probably around 15 years ago. I was very young at the time so I can't remember what the movie was, only that there was a scene where ...
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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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Are there any movies having cryopreservation as the central plot? [closed]

I've just read on Brazilian's magazine "Mundo Estranho"(¹) an article claiming that there are currently about 250 people preserved in a literally frozen state, based on the hope that they may be ...
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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 ...