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A mysterious alien from a distant solar system wants to PUMP YOU UP

The only thing that gets me to the gym is watching science fiction movies on my iPhone. Can you recommend some more based on the criteria inside? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jun 5, 2013 - 23 answers

Upstream Color Explanation

What is the significance of the unhappy couple (wife is hospitalized) midway in the movie Upstream Color?
posted by mnemonic on Apr 25, 2013 - 2 answers

What was this movie that I thought was Futureworld?

Sci-Fi movie identification halp. Watched a movie when I was a kid that I thought was Futureworld, viewed Futureworld recently, beginning and ending are totally different. And yet certain things/scenes meshed. Am I imagining things? Maybe meshing two different films? [more inside]
posted by disconnect on Mar 6, 2013 - 11 answers

Name that Sci Fi Story

Name that science fiction story / movie: Two people in love with each other are trapped in a box. The box is possibly in some alternative dimension with a Panopticon-type God person. I think the story was written by a famous sci fi author. [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something on Dec 30, 2012 - 3 answers

Looking for short film featuring mysterious black cube

I'm looking for an online video from a couple years back. It is a short scifi movie shot in the first person, which features a scientist waking up in a lab, looking out the window to see a giant tower shooting a beam into the sky, and then grabbing a black cube with lights on it, which appears to have some sort of strange powers. It was hosted on a website which had some other seemingly related material. I don't know if it was from an ARG, or a standalone video, or what, but I'd really like to watch it again.
posted by cthuljew on Oct 4, 2012 - 4 answers

Having crossed over, unseen by most, from another dimension of the the inner mind to the outer limits of the night gallery, where do I go next?

I've seen The Twilight Zone. I've seen The Outer Limits. I've seen Tales From the Darkside. I've seen (and, puns notwithstanding, was bored by) Tales From the Crypt. I've seen Night Gallery. What else is there for me to see? [more inside]
posted by windykites on Sep 14, 2012 - 41 answers

A SciFi film with or about pipes or tubes?

Name This Film: I'm trying to remember the name of a dystopian/SciFi film I saw years back in the 90s, could have been from the 80s. The premise must have been similar to City of Ember, with a kid or teen in an underground city. I remember pipes or tubes featuring prominently, and think they were in the title too. [more inside]
posted by ts;dr on Jun 16, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me find this movie!

How can I view or purchase the scifi TV movie Target Earth / Taken Away (1998)? [more inside]
posted by masters2010 on Jun 10, 2012 - 1 answer

What hatched from this thing's belly button?

What strange sci-fi movie or show am I sort-of remembering from ~20-22 years ago featuring a woman giving birth to an egg through her belly button? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Jun 9, 2012 - 8 answers

Transfer questions

Transfer, the 2010 German movie: questions! (big spoilers inside; avoid if you haven't seen this awesome movie) [more inside]
posted by lorimer on May 25, 2012 - 0 answers

Help me identify the names of these three movies.

Please help me find the names of three vaguely recalled movies from my past: a teen flick from the 80s, a dubbed (possibly Italian) horror film from the 70s, and a scifi adventure from the 60s (maybe)? [more inside]
posted by coolxcool=rad on Apr 29, 2012 - 13 answers

Movies set on a single ship

Movies set predominantly on a single spaceship? [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Mar 13, 2012 - 52 answers

The hamsters go in this end and the cans of stew come out the other

What is this machine appearing in a 1950 space exploration movie? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Feb 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Do you know your sci-fi?

Can you name the movie or TV show this image is from? Looks like a classic sci-fi film, though I can’t tell if the set is a spaceship or a submersible.
posted by scamper on Sep 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Name that film!

What's the name of that upcoming retro-ish sci-fi movie? [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Jun 7, 2011 - 21 answers

Movie ID Filter: Colored Bodies?

Asking for a friend: vaguely remembered movie filter. Something about bodies and colors... [more inside]
posted by bug138 on Jun 4, 2011 - 5 answers

Movie from the '80s with a floating alien brain who lives underground?

Can you help me find a sci-fi movie from the '80s with a floating brain in it? I only saw bits of it at the video store. [more inside]
posted by qbject on Jan 15, 2011 - 3 answers

Twenty years before The Matrix

I'm looking for a movie: Scifi, set in space/on a spaceship, probably late 70s release, that has as a plot element humans hiding from a nefarious computer or machine that would stick a needle in the back of the person's head (possibly into a port) when person was caught.
posted by yiftach on Apr 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Finding an old 80's sci-fi flick.

Sci-Fi Movie Filter: Trying to locate the title of a movie I saw in the late 80's. It was set in the US in the near future. A private eye or cop was trying to track down someone smuggling a deadly drug or chemical that - when it came in contact with the human body - dissolved it in a fantastically gruesome fashion with smoke and screaming. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Nov 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Please help me identify this scifi movie!

Please help me identify this scifi movie from my childhood? [more inside]
posted by jbenben on Jun 11, 2009 - 14 answers

MovieID: I fell asleep during an action/sci-fi movie in the 70s.

I remember going to see a movie in the 70s, falling asleep in the theater. I woke up during a confusing, killer-death-ray-satellite takes control scene. What the hell could I have been watching? [more inside]
posted by anelsewhere on Jan 13, 2009 - 8 answers

MovieFilter: Alien ship abducts kid, gives him galaxy map?

1980s-90s movie: An alien spacecraft had to upload the galaxy's map into the 90% of a kid's brain that was unused. [more inside]
posted by theiconoclast31 on Oct 29, 2007 - 6 answers

What's the title of this B-monster movie, possibly starring Kurt Russell?

My friend is searching for the title of a low-budget B-monster movie. The plot: The crew of a spaceship find a derelict spacecraft and awaken a demon/alien creature who possesses the crew one by one. Also, the movie might star Kurt Russell. [more inside]
posted by shoseph on May 30, 2007 - 11 answers

Best soundclips from sci-fi films?

Remember my request for sci-fi music? Six months later, I'm finally ready to make my CD mix. Almost. Last night I figured out how to record mp3 audio from DVD on my Mac, and now I want to rip key dialogue snippets from classic sci-fi films. I went for Khan spitting at Kirk from his grave, but there's too much incidental music. I think maybe I can get Ripley signing off. What other short, iconic soundclips from sci-fi films should I look for? The intro to the old Battlestar Galactica? Something from Logan's Run? Blade Runner bits? Eerie, ethereal, otherworldly, outer-space stuff is best. (Bonus points if you can direct me to a source that's already done the work for me; right now I'm looking at a several-week Netflix slog.)
posted by jdroth on Sep 19, 2006 - 67 answers

Help me ID cheesy sci fi movie with stolen soundtrack

I'm trying to remember a cheesy sci fi flick from...the 80's maybe. I can't remember much except there was something about a spaceship that crashlanded somewhere, and there was a "sci fi babe" on board...there was probably some sort of talking robot too. The most memorable thing about the movie was that the music was (stolen) from the movie Somewhere in Time was used...or at least something similar. Can anyone help me identify this movie?
posted by edjusted on Jun 29, 2006 - 11 answers

So theres this guy right, and....

I'm looking for the name of a movie i once saw half of. Ive talked to some friends about it and some of them seem to remember it to - its all a little vague though, sorry bout that. This whole thing is spoiler-ridden, for obvious reasons, so if you start to read it and a) havent seen the movie before and b) would kind of like to i'd suggest you stop when you think it starts to get good, because i've put down what i THINK the ending is. [more inside]
posted by lowest.common.denominator on Oct 10, 2005 - 12 answers

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