Questions tagged [science-fiction]

A broad genre of fiction and movies exploring imaginary but non-supernatural ideas. To be used on questions pertaining to the genre of science-fiction in general, not for questions about individual movies.

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Black and white film; Journalist receives newspapers from a day into the future. One predicts his death [closed]

The film is old, maybe the 60's. The argument is about a frustrated journalist who can not get a good article to the newspaper he works for. After a request for a "miracle", someone comes and gives ...
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Comedy about a red slime monster alien devouring a spaceship's crew [closed]

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 came ...
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Sci-fi movie with a giant spaceship (or something) used like Noah’s Ark [closed]

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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Old sci-fi film with submarine like Vehicle [closed]

I saw these movie before some 15 years ago and don't remember much of anything. I only have glimpse of it, of what I remember is as follows. Movie is set up in submarine like vehicle, extremely huge ...
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People wake on spaceship, computer lies to each person, he/she was the only survivor [closed]

I've seen a trailer not too many weeks ago where the things described in the title happened. It was a mainly white spaceship with a computer which told everyone who woke up, he/she was the only ...
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Looking for the title of an epic movie [closed]

It's a futuristic Sci-Fi action movie from the 90's, and all I remember are some random stuff and the ending. It ends (spoiler alert?) with the hero, a cowboy-ish kinda guy that was released from ...
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sci-fi movie from 2010+, probably a blockbuster - involving mutants [closed]

I recently watched a sci-fi/action movie and forgot the title... it was probably a blockbuster a recent one (probably after 2010) I cannot remember the main story but it was around people flying in ...
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Looking for the name of a science fiction/horror movie or possibly series where a girl is slid head first down a narrowing tube [closed]

This was one of those things I had on 10-15 years ago as background noise while totally invested in some Gameboy game and ended up watching bits and pieces of. May have been a movie, a mini-series ...
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Sci-fi space movie, with destroyed Earth (appeared purple-ish with alien-like features) [closed]

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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Eva / Ava AI movies coincidence?

If you've seen Ex Machina, The Machine and Eva you've probably noticed the odd coincidence of three movies in the last few years about artificial intelligence all with protagonists named Eva or Ava (...
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Trying to find horror movie about portals [closed]

I remember seeing a horror or suspense movie where a couple are on the run from something - ghost, monster, serial killer, and they are able to travel through portals. I recall one scene where they go ...
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Black & White time travel movie that ends with a repeating time loop [closed]

I am looking for a black and white science fiction movie that I watched a couple of times on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon in the early to mid 1960's on local Los Angeles television. The movie was ...
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Help identifying an old alien movie [closed]

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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What format would Lucy's knowledge be saved as?

Nearing the end of Luc's sci-fi film Lucy, she says, "I'll download my knowledge...". Then, at the very end, her knowledge is saved to a hard drive. My question is, what format would it be in, and how ...
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80s sci-fi movie with “tank men”? [closed]

I vaguely recall seeing a movie in the 80s (which I assume was made in the 80s) and can't find any information about it. There were two "tank men" - they had the torsos and heads of men, but with ...
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Help identifying a post-apocalyptic movie with a monster [closed]

The movie must be from the 80's maybe early 90's. All I can remember is that it is about a group of people (women and men, young as far as I can remember) wandering through a desert in some kind of ...
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Can you name this Sci-Fi film set around receiving a signal from space and building a structure? [closed]

Trying to remember the name of a film. This one has been bugging me for ages! Published in the 00's, the film's plot goes something like this: The Nazi's broadcast a video into space to celebrate ...
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Scientific accuracy of Jurassic Park's premise?

I was just watching a documentary about dinosaurs and this question came to my mind. In Jurassic Park, the whole story is based on the premise that dinosaurs were recreated using the blood found in an ...
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Robot is prize for winning arcade game, then tries to kill everyone? [duplicate]

A local teen gets the high score on an arcade game, and he wins a real life replica of the main enemy in the game. It arrives at his door one day. At first he and his (I'm pretty sure girlfriend, ...
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Can the Omega in “Edge of Tommorow” be killed?

In the movie Edge of Tomorrow , is it possible to kill the omega? Because it seems to me that every time it is killed it will reset the time. At the end Cage killed the omega but still he was ...
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Sci Fi movie with maroon droid, and hero droid with spherical feet [closed]

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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Identify this sci-fi movie in which a scientist and his family move into a new house [closed]

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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First movie where you hear breathing in a helmet?

Is 2001: A Space Odyssey the first movie where you can hear somebody's breathing in a helmet? I talk about Darth Vader's type of breathing; in the case of Kubrik's movie it is breathing in a space ...
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Post-apocalyptic movie from early 1970's - people turn into powder [closed]

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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What is the difference between science fiction and horror?

I know that not all science fiction is scary and not all horror has unrealistic monsters or super powerful psycho killers, but at what point do these genres cross and what criteria separates a scifi ...
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Woman in computer taking over while head is in the fridge [closed]

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 ...
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Early 90s sci-fi show with a race of mutants [closed]

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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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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Sci-Fi show from the 80's - Does anyone remember what it was called? [closed]

I have been haunted by a Sci-Fi show from my past. It ran in the early to mid 80's and involved a large spaceship and its crew. I remember several things about the show vividly: In the first ...
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A movie with a spacechip whose crew contained robots disguised as humans [closed]

This is about a movie I haven't seen myself, but which I only got told about. Moreover, the person who told me about it is no longer alive, so I cannot ask for more details. I remembered what I got ...
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Do you know the name of this ghost town movie? [closed]

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 4(...
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Identify a sci-fi movie about intelligent aliens who attack an outpost [closed]

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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Young girl becomes old in the toilet of an airplane [closed]

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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Movie about a concave (Hollow) world [closed]

A movie about a man ending up in a concave or (Hollow) world think the movie was Russian or Eastern European. Pretty sure the movie was made since 2000 but not 100% sure. I remember him talking to a ...
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Looking for the name of a children's Sci-fi film series in the late 90s to early 2000s [closed]

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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Scientists tunnel underground and find albino aliens living in caves [closed]

Can you help me identify a science fiction movie I saw as a kid? It was about these scientists who go into underground caves and tunnels where they find these strange, almost albino aliens living ...
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Alien invasion movie with bird hitting invisible wall [closed]

It was about some sort of aliens trying to enter earth. I was watching it on and off on TV so couldn't find more details. Details: They were broadcasting some stuff of what's happening on news or ...
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Company recreates dead people as androids using data from social networks [closed]

Please help identify the name of a movie I saw partially, where there's a company that specializes in collecting information about someone (from social networks), and uploads that data into an android/...
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What movie or TV show is this shuttle-craft prop from? [closed]

I'm trying to find out what movie or TV show this sci fi-looking prop is from. I saw the prop, appearing to be some kind of shuttle-craft, recently at the Aviation Warehouse in El Mirage and I suspect ...
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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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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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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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Boy's dream about a hairy monster or alien turns out to be real [closed]

What is this 1950s sci-fi movie about a boy's dream? I remember its ending where you are convinced that all the action in the movie turns out to just be a dream that occurred when a boy fell asleep ...
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A movie about getting to a fake utopian planet / virtual environment [closed]

A movie about getting to a utopian planet that found out to be a fake one, instead the people were connected to a machine, that took them to a virtual environment, that had the name of the said ...
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Apples in a greenhouse on a spacestation [closed]

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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A sci-fi prison where you don't age [closed]

A sci-fi prison where you don't age The main character is male, he gets sent to prison (unsure if he committed the crime) He keeps trying to escape, earning the nickname slider The walls are like ...
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Scientist steals two insect-like aliens and raises them in his shed [closed]

I've searched far and wide for this and, as I've got limited memory of it, I've no idea how to find the actual name of the film. The premise of the film was of a scientist that was forced to retire ...
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80s / 90s Sci Fi movie or show about aliens/monster that look amish [closed]

I am trying really hard to remember where I saw this. I remember it took place in a modern world, but there was a field or dome that they could see in to. The beings inside looked 1800s or amish and ...
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Crew try to make contact with an intelligent storm [closed]

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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Family trapped underground/another dimension and forced to play a game show [closed]

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 ...