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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Sci-fi movie where people in a submarine see something that starts making their dreams come true [closed]

All I remember is that it's about some group of people traveling in a submarine in the sea (i think), they see something in the sea and after they're returning home their dreams starting to come true. ...
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1990s sci-fi tv show with invading humanoids and dull crosshatched eyes [closed]

I am remembering a sci fi TV show from probably around the 90s in which the enemies had strange eyes. The eyes were dull and had either a cross or a line through them. Weaponry was like assault ...
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Miniseries featuring an upside down ziggurat-shaped spaceship [closed]

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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Female lead learns martial arts from an android [closed]

Looking for an older most likely 1990's science fiction movie that has a female lead who learns martial arts from an android. I remember the movie was set in post apocalyptic world and had a bit of a ...
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Black and white science fiction movie with aliens and dome [closed]

I saw this science fiction a long time ago. I recall a light plane having to land. The pilot and a woman struggling to survive in a town that has had some kind of dome placed over it. I recall ...
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1980s sci-fi show about a family transported through a pyramid? [closed]

I saw part of a show sometime in the 80s (early or late, I couldn't say) that I have been trying to remember for some time. Figured I never would, because no Google search I ever tried had ever ...
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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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Movie in which time is money [closed]

I saw this movie on an American PBS station, I think in the late '70s or early '80s. The premise was very similar to the Justin Timberlake film "In Time". Time is used as currency, and people die ...
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Upcoming movie about an android [closed]

At some point in the last year, I saw a preview for a movie at the theater. What I remember is a person dressed in a hoodie walking into a private bathroom at a gas station or something. The ...
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One-eyed, tentacled aliens that disguise themselves as humans [closed]

I saw this when I was very young, so my memories are spotty. I cannot recall if this is a movie or a TV episode (older), nor whether it was color or black and white (though my memories include color,...
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Strange and haunting Science Fiction Film [closed]

What is the name of this movie: Possibly filmed in the 70's or 80's, sort of like the movie Silent Running in that it has a greenhouse filled with lots of plants. I only remember the ending of the ...
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Chip implants in humans and an encrypted cube [closed]

I remember some scene when someone connects to a computer and put on some glasses and gets some 3d interface or something like that. I think I remember some kind of cube that he tries to open as some ...
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Town infested with alien parasites causing people to lose their teeth [closed]

I saw this movie a long time ago. The action takes places in a small town as far as I can remember. The people there get "infested" with some sort of parasite and they start losing their teeth. I only ...
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Seeking a 1960s Sci-Fi movie about a female humanoid robot [closed]

I've only a vague recollection of this science fiction movie, probably released between 1965 and 1972, which features two humanoid alien men on Earth, hunting for a female alien, who has disguised ...
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What was that movie where the bad guys are trapped in a 2d plane in space [closed]

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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Man's wife turns back into a monster when he talks about it [closed]

I'd say it's a movie from the 80's or 90's. At one point the main character sees a monster in the street (I'd say at night, in an alley). It's quite a big monster and the monster can talk. They ...
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The first human robot?

Can anyone find an example of the first robot that was human in appearance? The earliest I can think of is in the 1973 film Westworld. I'm looking for the first cinematic android that was created ...
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Sci-fi film: American teen science project brings people and dinosaurs into present [closed]

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 Explorers. All ...
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Women's Blood Siphoned Out to Feed Invading Aliens [closed]

The film is in color and is probably from the late 1970s or the early 1980s. I could not see the ff. scene in Battle Beyond the Stars or Star Crash. A woman is strapped on to a vertical plane, where ...
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A.I. dies and makes all phones on Earth ring in unison at the end [closed]

Can you help me identify the movie where a computer, an artificial intelligence, dies and makes all phones on Earth ring in unison at the end? Here's a list of memories I have from this movie: ...
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Female protagonist in a futuristic army vs. rebels film [closed]

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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Kids in a post-apocalyptic world playing a hockey-like game [closed]

I've been trying to remember the name of a movie I saw once, when I was younger - maybe early 1990s. The movie takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Water is rationed and the world is basically a ...
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Seeking a sci-fi movie with a laser pistol and an amulet [closed]

I'm looking for a movie (Circa early 80s, maybe late 70s) about a teenager who finds a laser pistol and succumbs to "Power corrupts" eventually going on a killing spree. I remember that the gun ...
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A woman gets turned into a man by a makeover machine [closed]

I remember seeing this movie between 2000 and 2008 on one of the premium TV channels like HBO or Showtime. In the movie there is this girl that’s not entirely happy with her life. Early in the movie ...
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Identify this alien invasion movie with invisible aliens [closed]

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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Seeking a circa 50s/60s science fiction movie with a Portal [closed]

I was recently watching Schoolhouse Rock with my son and the cartoon for "Nouns" came on. There is a rectangular portal that acts like a giant television that the animated girl watches and at one ...
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Does the movie featured in this Mike and the Mechanics music video exist? [closed]

In the 1980s Genesis spin off group "Mike and the Mechanics" released a song called, "Silent Running (On Dangerous Ground)." The video (a copy on youtube) is the subject of a question I've been trying ...
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Kids that build some sort of space craft [closed]

This movie was about a bunch of kids that were building a type of space ship and they built something that projected a bubble around their craft and this bubble allowed them to travel great distances ...
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Nickelodeon show with a wizard and gifted children leaping from adventure to adventure [closed]

I'm looking for a show that was on during the early years of Nickelodeon. It was live action and as far as I can remember it had maybe Jonathan Harris (Old English-like actor) playing a frail wizard. ...
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What is the name of this movie with (intelligent?) ants? [closed]

I try to remember a movie I saw long time ago on TV. It must be at the beginning of the 90s, possibly the end of the 80s. The movie might be older though. It was something about a scientist ...

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