The Greatest Robots of Sci-Fi Cinema

Greatest Robots of Sci-Fi Cinema

Man….who loves science fiction that doesn’t love robots?

Here’s a list, in no particular order, of the best robots of Science Fiction Films!!

The only real rules on this list are, a) I’m going to stick to just robots. No androids (an easy excuse to not actually create a robot for the film, or save money by just having an actor walk around claiming robotness) or cyborgs (with one arguable entry). Also, I’m going to Continue reading

Revisting Rylos: The Last Starfighter

Last Starfighter Title Screen

In 1984, I was still reeling from the after-effects of Return of the Jedi. My mind was chocked full of dreams of the universe once more being filled by the Jedi order and huge space battles, but the knowledge that there would be no more Star Wars was troubling. I yearned for quality science fiction on the big screen, some new tale, a new hero. Sure, 1984 saw the release of some true classics like Star Trek III: The Search for SpockConan the Destroyer, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Dune, The Neverending Story, and of course Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, all great films in their own right and truly deserved of their status in the pantheon of cinema greats, there was another film that I saw and immediately loved, one it seemed has been buried in time. Continue reading

Why Haven’t You Been Watching “Stitchers”?

Stitchers
We are lucky enough to live in a time that offers a plethora of television shows in any number of genres. As much as I love all of my long list of shows that take up almost every night of the week, it can be exhausting. Sometimes, I temporarily give myself a break from a show if I start to feel like it’s more like homework than something I look forward to…(more recently that’s been Once Upon A Time, unfortunately).

So, naturally, I try not to watch new shows because that just adds onto the very high pile. However, I made an exception recently because Continue reading

Double dose Star Wars post!

star-wars-episode-vii-fan-logo-sliceOkay, I sang that post title in my head and it just stuck.

With all the news and speculation about the new Star Wars sequel trilogy, and the character-centric back story side-projects, I’ve kind of stayed away from throwing in my two cents other than to say that no matter what comes out, more Star Wars is good Star Wars. Whatever they make, I will be at the theater on release day, gladly forking over whatever cash is required.

In the spirit of all the news, however, we’re seeing a fun resurgence of interest in the franchise. This is lending itself to the creative juices of the internet and we get some fun pieces out of it. Two of which I’ll share with you here.  Continue reading

Movies You May Have Missed: Starchaser: The Legend of Orin

If you ever felt like watching an animated film that blatantly shows off its inspirations, this is the one for you.

Now, a lot of people like to simply brush off this film as a blatant “Star Wars” rip-off. It’s not hard to see how they came to that.

TOTALLY not a lightsaber…

I mean, you have your poor boy who comes across a sword hilt presented to him by a ghostly, bearded apparition that when used produces a sort of energy-blade that makes a nice electro-whoosh sound. He meets up with a smarmy smuggler who has an anxiety-laden, yet pompous droid/ship. Their villain at first wears an ominous mask, but is soon shown to be more than that…. I get it. But you’ve got to believe me when I say, this movie is so much more than that.   Continue reading

Infographic: (Science) Fiction to Reality

I’ve just received an email from a fellow named Tyler Moore, linking me to this info-graphic he helped create.

It’s a really neat timeline comparison between the appearance of certain gadgetry in science fiction and the appearance of their real-life counterparts which is all well and good, but I still don’t see the hover-board on this. *sigh*

"Prototype" the movie…not the game.

Written by: Christopher Lee

Checking out upcoming film trailers, I came across this interesting little gem. I’d heard nothing about it previously. 

Italian-Argentine filmmaker, Marcelo Grion wrote and directed this film where, from what I can piece together by the trailer, seems to be sort of a combination of the Fugitive and Robocop. 

To me, it looks as if the scientist profiled in the beginning of the trailer is perhaps killed for some reason and maybe transfers his consciousness into the experimental machine. At least, that’s what I take from it.

At any rate, I like the robot design, and the film itself looks like it’ll be pretty cool.

It currently has a release listed for some time in 2013.

Awesome Real-Life Vs. Sci-Fi "Spaceship" infographic!

Written by: Christopher Lee

CableTV.com posted this fun and honestly, informational (funformational?) pic. I want this as a poster! (I want too many things as posters..I just want to be surrounded by awesome, haha).

IRL vs SF

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How to get the Mass Effect 3 "Space Edition" a week early!

Okay, I’ll start by admitting that this isn’t an easy task. I think from the reports I’ve read, there will only be 5 copies of this ultra special edition in existence.

EA reports that they will be releasing copies of the game into the upper atmosphere via weather balloon, which will include a camera and a GPS tracking device which you can follow on http://www.masseffect.com (there will most likely be updates on their twitter account as well @MassEffect.

The balloons will be launched from New York (I’ll be watching that one), San Francisco, Las Vegas, Berlin, London and Paris. The exact date of the launch and expected touchdown have yet to be revealed. They simply advertise the opportunity to get the game a week early, so I expect it will be sometime next week (Feb 23rd to March 3rd, 2012). I expect, if you’re interested, that it’s best to keep tabs on the site and twitter feed.

Personally, I think this is some pretty damned rad marketing and you can bet your sweet bippy (if you DO, let me know, my bippy was kind of sour and I threw it away), that I’ll be tracking the NY copy and have my sneakers sitting on at all times, ready to bolt out at a moment’s notice, haha.

-Chris

Mass Effect 3