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From the original movie: "We count thirty Rebel ships, Lord Vader, but they're so small they're evading our turbolasers." ―Lieutenant Tanbris, to Darth Vader, during the Battle of Yavin Which came out in 1977, while Battlestar Galactica first aired in 1978 (thanks @CodesInChaos). So Star Wars had it first.
I'm not 100% sure, but it sounds like you're referring to Explorers. This was an 80's movie that featured a ship built by kids, surrounded by a bubble. I don't remember the hole in the earth scene, but it sounds like something that would have been in this movie, and perhaps I just don't remember it.
This sounds like Dark City (1998): John Murdoch awakens alone in a strange hotel to find that he has lost his memory and is wanted for a series of brutal and bizarre murders. While trying to piece together his past, he stumbles upon a fiendish underworld controlled by a group of beings known as The Strangers who possess the ability to put people to sleep ...
There are a number of science fiction movies involving ants, and based on your memory, it might be a challenge to determine if it was truly a made-for-tv-movie...or just a very old movie that happened to be broadcast one night on the tube. Nevertheless, the closest matches to your description are: Phase IV (1974) It Happened at Lakewood Manor / Panic at ...
I believe that you are thinking of Superman 2. The villains (General Zod, Ursa and Non) had been banished from Krypton into the "Phantom Zone" which was depicted as what looked similar to a plane of glass that flew through space. Right up until Superman pushes a nuclear bomb out of Earth's atmosphere and into space to save Paris (I think). When the device ...
One of the known method for this is Reduced gravity aircraft, unofficial nickname vomit comet. KC-135A known as NASA 930 was used in the movie Apollo 13. Cecil said that in 2001: A Space Odyssey, huge rotating sets are used, while the actor remained more or less stationary. It's not that realistic in looks but cheaper as compare to vomit comet. Wire and ...
This is Tales From the Darkside, the movie. The monster is Tommy Chong's daughter (IRL), I believe. It was 1 of about 3 or 4 stories in the whole thing.
The plot you've outlined reminds me of Sphere, a 1998 Sci-Fi psychological thriller film adapted from a Michael Chrichton novel — although they don't return "home", they return back to their underwater habitat. Synopsis: In the middle of the southern Pacific Ocean, a thousand feet below the surface, what is believed to be an alien spacecraft is ...
It's Contact, released in 1997, starring Jodie Foster. The 'Nazi video' is actually a TV broadcast of the 1936 Olympic opening ceremony. The signal which is received on Earth includes this broadcast, enabling the Earth scientists to calculate how far away the source of the response is.
It sounds like the third segment of Tales from the Darkside: The Movie - A despondent artist named Preston (played by James Remar) witnesses a gruesome murder by a gargoyle-like monster. The monster gets Preston to swear to never speak of what he saw in exchange for a promise to spare his life. After making the promise, Preston meets a beautiful ...
Inception is well known for simulating all of its zero/reduced gravity scenes without CG. There is a behind the scenes documentary where the effects team detail the various method they use – and crucially how different shots within a sequence use different methods. This means there's never a single "trick" that the eye can catch to break the immersion.
It was the premiere episode of 1995's The Outer Limits, titled Sandkings. From IMDB: When his research project is closed down, Simon Kress rescues a few of its living subjects and transplants them to a recreation of their native Martian environment in his barn. They grow and learn, but then Kress makes an error with disastrous implications. ...
Sounds like an episode of The Outer Limits original 1965 run, The Premonition (Season 2 episode 16). Instead of a soldier, he's a Test Pilot, saving his daughter, not his wife (she's with him), and it's from a military truck, not a car. Semantics. From Wiki: Jim Darcy, the pilot of an X-15 rocket-powered research aircraft, and his wife, Linda, become ...
Star Wars had them first . http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Star-Wars-A-New-Hope.html OFFICER: We count thirty Rebel ships, Lord Vader. But they're so small they're evading our turbo-lasers! VADER We'll have to destroy them ship to ship. Get the crews to their fighters.
Might be The Tommyknockers (1993). [Source] But instead of Wikipedia I'll quote The 34th Dimension: It’s been a long time since I’ve seen The Tommyknockers, but from what I remember the plot goes like this: blah blah blah, midwestern American town, blah blah blah, alien things show up, blah blah, A GUY PULLS OUT HIS OWN FUCKING TEETH. ...
I didn't watch the movie, but some Googling has revealed that this is a helicopter from the Zero Dark Thirty (2012) movie. You can watch a YouTube clip where it can be seen, and here three stories that confirm/explain it: one, two, three. This is from the last link:
There is a point in the movie where Emily Blunt's character, Rita, speculates that Humans may be the first species to be able to effectively fight back against this alien, because of how we can absorb the time traveling ability when exposed to their blood. Both Rita and Cage are, at different points in time, exposed to the blood of an alpha, and gain the ...
Electric Dreams (1984) Source Electric Dreams is a 1984 British-American comedy/drama/romance/science fiction film set in San Francisco, California, that depicts a love triangle between a man, a woman, and a home computer. The ending isn't "cell phones" but a song played on radios all over America. Trailer (YouTube) Ending Scene (YouTube)
Sounds like The Prototype: Source The military tries to track down a humanoid drone that escapes from a government facility Watch the trailer
Sounds a lot like Virtual Sexuality (1999). Here's a part of the storyline: Desperate to find her perfect man Justine goes to a technology fair with her nerdy classmate Chas. It's not really her thing but is eventually persuaded to try a virtual reality makeover machine and discovers that she can create her perfect man even if it is only an electronic ...
This sounds a lot like Tank Girl. First part of the plot on wikipedia says: Set in a dystopian 2033, a comet has hit the Earth, and altered the climate turning it into a dry and arid wasteland. There has been no rain for over 11 years - water is extremely scarce, and what little is available is controlled by the Water & Power company, led by ...
The recent film Gravity used motion control rigs adapted from automotive assembly line robots. Popular Mechanics did a pretty interesting article about it: http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/digital/fact-vs-fiction/free-floating-feel-how-gravity-simulates-zero-g-16016504
What you are describing fits the 2011 movie "In Time" with Justin Timberlake: IMDB link In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection ...
I have only watched Firefly and not Serenity, but the mutants you described definitely made me think of the reavers from the show. By chance I found this question, which inadvertently provides an answer: Why does Serenity have a cannon in “Serenity”?, Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange The accepted answer there sounds like it's what you are ...
It's The Creature Wasn't Nice (AKA Naked Space AKA Spaceship) from 1981 with Leslie Nielsen. When the spaceship Vertigo stops to explore a previously unknown planet, the crew finds an unrecognized dollop of protoplasm and takes it aboard ship to return it to earth for analysis. On board, lifeform expands into an oozing person-eating monster which ...
The premise of this question is based on a few faulty assumptions. Turbo has 2 correct definitions, and one odd tacked on thing that almost counts as a 3rd definition. Definition 1, meaning "big or fast". Much as you can have turbocapitalism (an accelerated/exaggerated form of capitalism), you can have turbolasers. These would presumably have a higher rate ...
Night of the Comet (1984) starring Catherine Mary Stewart and Kelli Maroney. OP hits almost every plot point in Wikipedia plot summary in his question: Starts in a movie theater projection room Boyfriend dies by monsters Sister shows up Radio station Another boy Mall Scientists trying to make a cure from them Rain cleans stuff up
It sounds like Laserblast (1978): "... Billy wanders into the desert and discovers the laser cannon and pendant. He starts playing with the cannon, pretending to shoot things, then realizes he can fire the weapon while wearing the pendant..." An edited version was shown on MST3K.
The movie that you are trying to identify is probably the short film, The Price of Life (1987). An article on Yahoo notes the obvious plot similarities to In Time: In 1987, Stephen Tolkin co-wrote and directed "The Price of Life," a brilliant short film that appeared as part of the PBS series "American Playhouse." The short also popped up on at least one ...
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