Tagged: sci-fi

1984 and the modern state of surveillance

Metaflix takes a look at George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece ‘1984‘ and how modern surveillance has gone far beyond even his most frightening predictions. Zero Days is a documentary focused on Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer...

The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 board game

The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31, the very first board game by MondoTees.com in collaboration with USAopoly’s designer games division, Project Raygun. The regular version of the game will be in stores and online...

Canonical Star Wars timeline

After Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, the official Star Wars canon was reset; all the books, games, and comics that had taken place in the Star Wars Universe were re-labeled as “Legends.” Only the...

Star Wars Celebration Orlando

The convention celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope and the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This was the first Star Wars Celebration that Harrison Ford attended. He made...

The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom, Looper). Arriving in your galaxy December 15.

A tribute to Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher was born on October 21, 1956, in Los Angeles, California. Her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars and its sequels made her famous. She struggled with alcohol and drug abuse in...

Every best visual effects Oscars winner (1927-2016)

For the 1927/28 Academy awards, the award was for engineering effects. There was no award again until 1938 where it was called a special award “for outstanding achievement in creating special photographic and sound...

Playmobil’s Ghostbusters sets

Back in June, it was revealed that for the first time ever, Playmobil planned to branch out from its normal historical and generic toys with sets featuring characters and vehicles from popular movies, starting...

The science of Interstellar

Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne, the theoretical physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific...

How ILM brought back Tarkin and Leia

In “Rogue One“, the tech and visual teams working on the film were able to recreate not only villain Grand Moff Tarkin, since Peter Cushing has long since passed away, but a youthful Princess...