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Looking for more "ambient sci-fi"

There are a couple of movies that I adore and keep thinking back on, and I'm looking for more that might scratch the same itch. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Oct 26, 2015 - 35 answers

Character ID needed on this Threadless shirt

Is there a list of all the characters in the Threadless "Mini Pixels" shirt anywhere online? Google searching is not turning up anything, surprisingly. I can recognize a lot of (most?) of them, but definitely not all. You can zoom in on this image of it. I am thinking of giving it as a gift but wanted to satisfy my curiosity first! There must be a list somewhere...
posted by trillian on Oct 20, 2015 - 3 answers

What was the last big quote from "The Martian"?

In the film version of The Martian, Mark Watney says something at the end about what you do when you know you're going to die. Anybody have the exact quote?
posted by circular on Oct 2, 2015 - 4 answers

What is some good science fiction like this?

I'm interested in good science fiction in any format (book, film, comics, etc.) that explores that idea that we are not alone in the universe, but wildly mismatched with everybody or nearly every else in terms of civilization stages, kinds of technology, perception, etc. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Jun 10, 2015 - 44 answers

Sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and weird fiction from Central/Eastern Europe?

What are the best sci-fi, horror, and fantasy books, movies, and comics from Central and Eastern Europe? "Best" includes both the finest and also the most popularly influential, as well as both pro- and anti-communist material, as well as both past and contemporary work. Bonus points for such fiction from the former Yugoslavia! [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast on Feb 10, 2014 - 16 answers

Great streaming indie sci-fi/horror films, 2014 edition

This has been asked before, but long enough ago that it's time for an update: What are the best, smartest, most compelling indie sci-fi and horror films of recent months/years, with a preference for things streaming on either Netflix or Amazon Prime? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Jan 8, 2014 - 22 answers

Weirder = better

After watching Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, I'm suddenly dying to watch old, cheesy, crazy-ass sci-fi movies. Can you recommend the good ones to me? [more inside]
posted by heyho on Jul 11, 2013 - 38 answers

Is there a blog that will tell me what sci-fi movies to see in theater?

Can you please suggest a blog or resource that will tell me what under-the-radar science fiction movies I should go see? [more inside]
posted by rebent on May 21, 2013 - 6 answers

Another "Name That Movie"!

An earlier question has triggered this for me. Sometime in the 90's (I think), I saw a movie with these elements: Romeo android, female bounty hunter/badass, red convertible with oxygen masks, post apocalyptic landscapes [more inside]
posted by Allee Katze on Mar 6, 2013 - 2 answers

Questions about the ending of "Sound of my Voice"

Just watched the awesome indie sci-fi/thriller "Sound of My Voice," and have questions about the ending, and the film itself. Massive spoilers inside. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Feb 24, 2013 - 6 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

80s scifi with gladiatorial mangling machines?

Which film gave me twenty plus years of recurring nightmares about weird grindy cog machines coming to mangle me? [more inside]
posted by KateViolet on Mar 6, 2012 - 10 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

Cerebral sci-fi films

Any suggestions for cerebral sci-fi films? [more inside]
posted by serak on Jan 24, 2012 - 63 answers

Help me AskMe, you're my only hope...

What alternatives are there to IO9? What are the cool review and news sites for science fiction and fantasy? For comic books? For sf&f tv and movies? [more inside]
posted by bonehead on Feb 17, 2011 - 17 answers

Recommend space-station-based books and shows?

Science fiction books and shows about what goes on inside space stations or ships? [more inside]
posted by bookdragoness on Jan 13, 2011 - 39 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

Robot toys and fiction on the topic of robots / artificial intelligence and learning?

Robot toys and fiction on the topic of robots / artificial intelligence and learning? [more inside]
posted by groovinkim on Apr 27, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me find this dystopian movie!

NameThisMovieFilter: Dystopian society of people living in a domed city, who don't leave their homes and spend a great deal of their time in their dream machines. [more inside]
posted by sunshinesky on Sep 14, 2009 - 10 answers

The accumulation of team members in space movies

Please name some sci- fi space movies that have a team of (at least) four characters, a team of heroes that eventually forms organically over the course of the film (ex: Star Wars.) [more inside]
posted by np312 on Sep 2, 2009 - 29 answers

My affair with scifi is going through a rough patch

My visceral dislike of the movie District 9 combined with years of other sub par science fiction movies has pretty much killed any desire to see more films of the genre. Help me rekindle the flame. (Minor District 9spoilers inside) [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Aug 19, 2009 - 82 answers

Help me identify this obscure/bad tv movie!

Help me identify this roughly 10-year-old tv movie. It featured an aircraft with a supercomputer onboard, that was deranged and also controlled a powerful weapon. [more inside]
posted by chookibing on Feb 25, 2009 - 5 answers

What is the movie where a perfect child gets delivered in a canister?

Another "what is the name of this barely-remembered movie from childhood?" question. Ingredients: a perfect child getting delivered in a barrel. Maybe he was a robot? [more inside]
posted by jeb on Jan 21, 2009 - 12 answers


What are some classic, old sci-fi movies? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Oct 29, 2008 - 40 answers

Sci Fi Movie Quote?

I am looking for a movie -- but not a specific one. I want to get a sample of someone saying something like, "Doctor -- what is that...noise?" or "Professor, what was that sound?" I am thinking that something from a '50s sci-fi film would work really well. [more inside]
posted by Karlos the Jackal on Apr 11, 2008 - 15 answers

Need some nerdage.

Help me find some great or good scifi watchables. [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Jan 27, 2008 - 60 answers

DUNE (1984) is on. Should I bother?

Dune (1984) Special Edition is on ON DEMAND. Should I watch it? Should I have read the books to fully "get" this? Will I need a study guide to watch it? Should I even bother? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Aug 8, 2007 - 43 answers

70s aliens hate sous chefs

What's the name of this late 70s/early 80s low budget scifi movie? [more inside]
posted by Tacodog on Aug 3, 2007 - 6 answers

Movies that show the grim consequences of quantum research?

Please help me name books/stories/movies where scientific experiment opens some kind of link to another dimension or timeline, with horrific results. [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Mar 22, 2006 - 59 answers

Science fiction on ice

I need recommendations for excellent science fiction books, movies, short stories (or anything, really) centered around life, scientific exploration, and/or research in the arctic, antarctica, or similar fictional extreme cold climates. [more inside]
posted by aebaxter on Nov 15, 2005 - 30 answers

60s gothic scifi movie title

I've been searching for the name of a gothic horror movie from the late 60s or early 70s. A number of astronauts land on a planet that is populated by tall upside-down-carrot-shaped creatures that have an infrared eye. One by one the astronauts meet terrible deaths. One astronaut is burned to death by one of the carrot aliens in a very graphic way. Another walks into a sphere that appears near the space craft and is flash-frozen. I recall seeing this gore-fest on television as part of weekly horror/scifi movie time. The movie has some of the same feel as Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969). Does this movie sound familiar? Does anyone know the title?
posted by jhritz on Mar 14, 2005 - 6 answers

Help me program a Horror/SciFi Movie Night

Movie Night. I'm helping plan a Horror/SciFi Movie Marathon for a few friends. I need to come up with a list of 4-6 movies available on DVD in the U.S., and am looking for a theme to tie it all together. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by FreezBoy on Mar 11, 2005 - 44 answers

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