Solve Sci-Fi Programming Puzzles In Prime Mover

Post-SpaceChem, puzzler fans have had a bevy of programming and pseudo-programming games to test their solution-crafting prowess and the new game Prime Mover looks to scratch that itch as well, with its blend of circuit board construction and input manipulation. Reminiscent of a cross between Human Resource Machine and SpaceChem, Prime Mover has you transporting […]

Netflix orders sci-fi series with ‘Battlestar Galactica’ actor

Battlestar Galactica’s Kara “Starbuck” Thrace is embarking on another mission. Netflix has ordered a 10-episode season for a sci-fi drama original entitled Another Life, and yes, it stars Katee Sackhoff. The store revolves around Sackhoff’s character, astronaut Niko Breckinridge, as she leads her crew on a journey to investigate the origins of an alien artifact […]

Sci-fi stunner Prospect values small stories in a galaxy far, far away

Enlarge / Sophie Thatcher (right) and Pedro Pascal in Prospect. Check out the trailer here. (credit: Prospect film still) AUSTIN, Texas—Make no mistake, South by Southwest conference film darling Prospect takes place within a giant, intergalactic reality. Even lower- to middle-class adventurers like our heroes, Cee (Sophie Thatcher) and Damon (Jay Duplass), have a spacecraft […]

John Krasinski Lines Up ‘Life on Mars’, His Sci-Fi Follow-Up To ‘A Quiet Place’

Former The Office star John Krasinski surprised a lot of people – us included – with A Quiet Place, his terrific new horror film that cost $ 17 million to make but has already grossed $ 85 million worldwide. We expect Paramount to green light a sequel any day now, but Krasinski isn’t interested in waiting […]

‘First Light’ Borrows the ‘Chronicle’ Template for a Satisfying Sci-fi Romance [SXSW]

As this generation’s filmmakers attempt to create their own superhero origin stories without going through Marvel or DC, Jason Stone’s First Light succeeds by blending Chronicle with YA romance. Hard sci-fi elements that limit themselves to rural country suburbs before breaking out like a conspiracy containment gone wrong. As illuminations flicker and cosmic mysteries unravel, […]

Dee Rees Directs a Spectacular Sci-Fi Short Film for Walmart; Plus Two Other Female-Directed Commercials

It’s no Super Bowl Sunday, but the Oscars are starting to step their game up in the realm of must-see commercials. The best of the bunch are a series of female-directed Walmart Oscars commercials. And they’re deserving of an Oscar category all of their own. Dee Rees, Nancy Meyers, and Melissa McCarthy each directed one-minute […]

Virtualitics raises $7 million to bring mixed reality and big data to the sci-fi future

GUEST:   Virtualitics, the pioneering startup that merges AI and VR/AR with big data, recently announced the close of its $ 7 million Series B. The round was led by by Centricus, a global investment platform, and with participation by existing investor the Venture Reality Fund (‘The VR Fund’) and other private investors. This follows […]

20 Years Later, ‘Dark City’ Remains One of the Smartest Sci-Fi Films Ever Made

Alex Proyas’ Dark City turns 20 today, a science fiction masterpiece that is at once undeniably influential in its field yet still overlooked by many fans of the genre. That commercial neglect may be due in part to the theatrical version, which opened with a studio-mandated voice-over narration that compromised Proyas’ vision – as well […]

Netflix lands sci-fi movie from ‘Planet of the Apes’ director

Netflix’s sci-fi adaptations are about to expand beyond the likes of Altered Carbon and Lost in Space. Deadline has learned that Netflix has secured the rights to Life Sentence, a movie take on a Matthew Baker short story about a future where authorities wipe the memories of criminals instead of sending them to prison. Matt […]