The concept of time travel is hardly something new, even in cinema the time travellers were present from almost beginning of that medium, but among titles linked with time travel Back to the Future stands out as one of the all time classics. Why? There is no easy answer to that question - perhaps the concept, perhaps the right mixture of science fiction and comedy, perhaps the well chosen cast... Something must have worked for this production otherwise it would not gained a cult following.
In recent years two themes have dominated sci-fi genre - either superheroes and CGI filled productions for the kids or post-apocalyptic reality productions for adults. Canadian Radius is refreshingly original film in that company - you canâ€™t really pigeon-hole it to one genre.
The usual story, presented in usual way - there is a horrible danger that could destroy Earth or at least kill all the human beings on it, but there is one person (or group of scientists) that is/are the only hope. Where have you seen it? Of course in low budget scifi / horror flicks from 1950s or 1960s. And now in Hollywood blockbusters.
After Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light the Ukrainian 4A Games is planning to publish next game from the series, Metro Exodus, in 2018. In June 2017 first gameplay trailer was presented and it looks like the next game could use slogan "Metro, this time without the boring underground bits".
Back in 1995 Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins wrote first of the "Left Behind" books that dealt with the end of the world, but it was made with the Christian approach to the theme. Surprisingly the novels were popular even though they presented rather strong and even risque views.
What would you do if you were the last human alive? Around you there are abandoned buildings, empty streets, destroyed cars and no other person to be seen... In such circumstances you begin the survival game called PostCollapse.
The Cloverfield Paradox in itself would be a great title to describe the obsession of J. J. Abrams with killing all the sci-fi series there are - he killed Star Trek, he is currently killing Star Wars, so what could he do with non-existent Cloverfield universum that he made up? He adds further movies that still has nothing to do with each other...
Boris and Arkady Strugatsky created plenty of great scifi novel, most recognized of their works is of course the Roadside Picnic that gave beginning to whole saga of video games, movies and books about the Zone. Their stories, similar to other great authors, like Stanislaw Lem or Philip K. Dick, were using the alternative of the far future or alternative reality to raise questions about our own identity or our own existences.
In a world devastated by the global corporations most of the people are struggling to survive in the desert-like conditions. The only people, who take revenge on the capitalist criminals are the bounty hunters, who hunt down the corporation executives and kill them for fame and money. The Drifter is considered to be the best bounty hunter, but woman called Mary Death gathers all the attention.
What would you do if the new leader of government in your country would turn out to be a racist, who hate everyone who isn't just like him? Let's just pretend that it is fiction and not our reality, let's pretend that the leader does not abuse his power, let's pretend that he does not try to push the mindless propaganda and cover his mistakes. Such unusual times call for unusual hero - someone who knows the evil, so he can defeat evil.
Sci-Fi Blog - even though science fiction started before 20th century a lot of people don't realize how vast and rich this genre really is. In United States many people associate sci fi with the Marvel comics and superhero stories, while the core of the science fiction is in the reaching for the future and exploring not only space, but also ourselves.
Post-apocalyptic survival for dummies