Science-fiction movie makers often take quite a bit of creative license with real science. Some movies, however, manage to tell gripping stories while remaining true to actual scientific principles. While experts often disagree about which movies are the most scientifically accurate, the following three films are almost universally praised for their accuracy.
Written by Carl Sagan, a planetary scientist, with input from a theoretical physicist, “Contact” tells the story of contact between humans and aliens. The methods used in the film are based on existing technology, and Read more
The genre of science fiction has enjoyed an interesting niche when it comes to films and motion pictures. While there have certainly been a number of science fiction movies that have enjoyed mainstream popularity and success, there are far more that have suffered from weak plots, poor special effects and a general lack of quality that has made them all but unwatchable. Fans who have developed a taste for cheesy movies have long known that badly done science fiction films can offer a uniquely enjoyable viewing experience, one that can Read more
You’ve been watching a lot of DirecTV Memphis lately but you’re not sure what to look forhere are a few classic robot films you’ve got to keep an eye out – they continue to run on various cable channels even today!
The Day the Earth Stood Still – This classic 1951 film features aliens come to earth – they’re relatively friendly but their lord, a gigantic robot, is less so. It’s a thriller and one of the best of the genre.
2001: A Space Odyssey – This film was a 1968 classic and it’s been playing nonstop on various classic movie channels ever since. Stanley Kubrik’s eye and the thrilling nature of HAL, the iconic robot in the movie, are what have kept it popular all these years.
The Stepford Wives – Originally made in 1974, the Stepford Wives wasn’t intended to be a robot film. In fact, unless you’ve seen it yourself you may not understand the connection so we won’t spoil it here for you – this is one you’ve got to see to believe! But bewareit’s more terrifying than you may think going in
10. Avatar (2009) The highest grossing film of all time features ground breaking special effects and looks spectacular in 3-D.
9. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Stanley Kubrick’s classic film is a thinking person’s science fiction film.
8. Planet of the Apes (1968) The first science fiction film to spawn a series of sequels and remakes.
7. The Terminator films, starting with The Terminator in 1984 To date, there have been four films and a TV series detailing mankind’s war against machines in present day and in the future.
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Karel Capek wrote a play in 1920 called R.U.R which stands for “Rossum-s Universal Robots’. Thirty years later, Isaac Asimov wrote his laws for robots. One of these laws said that robots shall not harm humans. Sometimes things go wrong though and robots turn evil. Sometimes they-re just made that way.
There have been some classic evil robots through the years. Ideas of the “Best Evil Robot’ can vary. There are many candidates for that list.Didn-t catch that? Yul Brenner-s Gunslinger in Read more
Movies based on books have a reputation for being different from the book. Ranging from wildly skewed to slightly off. Some Sci-Fi novels are more difficult to translate to cinema than others. Sci-Fi is about more than the tech and the spaceships, it is also about social and moral issues. The discussion of these issues between characters which can go on for pages in a book can turn into boring talking heads on the screen. On the same coin everyone loves a great space battle.
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5. Kryptonite. This radioactive mineral from Superman’s home planet can render the Man of Steel powerless, and with prolonged exposure, dead. An ingenious way for writers to weaken the strongest superhero when the story demands.
4. Genesis Device from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Meant to harness the power to create life by reforming dead planets, this was instead used by the genetically altered madman Khan in an attempt to destroy the crew of the Enterprise after he was mortally wounded. The crew was Read more