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What's the origin of the nuclear radiation = big monsters sic-fi trope?

With the recent reboot of Gozilla, I got to thinking about classic (and not-so-classic) 1950s era giant monster movies such as Them! or The Beginning of the End, which invariably involve giant monsters that are created through nuclear experiments or explosions. [more inside]
posted by saslett on Jun 8, 2014 - 10 answers

Sci-fi movie memory

Help me find the title of a particular sci-fi movie. [more inside]
posted by estherhaza on May 31, 2012 - 6 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

"Is there anybody in this room who loves me?"

Help me find the title of a 1970s-era movie I saw on Sci-Fi Channel in the late 90s/early 2000s. It was several short stories strung together, all very strange but not quite "horror" or "sci-fi". [more inside]
posted by knile on Mar 4, 2011 - 4 answers

This book may only exist in my head.

I'm looking for the title of a book about sci-fi film from my youth. [more inside]
posted by Cassilda on Feb 7, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me understand Danny Boyle's "Sunshine"

Help me understand the metaphor behind the "monster" in Danny Boyle's "Sunshine." I found this a stunning film, but the appearance of the "zombie" took my experience off-track and genre-shifted it. I understand that this was a significant element, but why? And what does it signify (for you?) I watched it years ago, and it's still bugging me!
posted by andreinla on Oct 12, 2010 - 23 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

80s Sci-fi/Fantasy Film

Looking for a sci-fi, fantasy, art film I saw as a child, it must have come out in the 80s, I remember watching it at an inappropriately young age and I was born in 82. [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Dec 31, 2009 - 7 answers

Childhood movie memory

A childhood memory of two science fiction films has been nagging me lately. I have just a little to go on... [more inside]
posted by I, Credulous on Apr 17, 2008 - 11 answers

Dystopic Sci-fi screencaps?

I'm looking for screen caps of several different dystopic sci-fi movies. Any idea where I should look?
posted by Pinwheel on Sep 6, 2007 - 8 answers

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