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Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Director: Dave Filoni
Genre: Science Fiction (Animation)
Cast:
Matt Lanter
Matt Lanter
Anthony Daniels
Anthony Daniels
Ashley Eckstein
Ashley Eckstein
The events of the film chronologically take place between the season 1 episode “The Hidden Enemy” and the season 3 episode “Clone Cadets” of the television series. During the first year of the Clone Wars, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and his former master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, lead a small battalion of Republic Clone troopers against Count Dooku’s Separatist droid army on the planet Christophsis. Awaiting reinforcements, the two Jedi greet a shuttle carrying a young Jedi Padawan named Ahsoka Tano, who insists that she has been assigned by Grandmaster Yoda to serve as Anakin’s apprentice instead of Obi-Wan’s, as initially believed. ...
Battle for Terra
Battle for Terra

Director: Aristomenis Tsirbas
Genre: Science Fiction (Animation)
Cast:
Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood
Amanda Peet
Amanda Peet
Brian Cox
Brian Cox
Mala and her friend Senn are young creatures of an alien race that inhabits Terra, a peaceful, near Earth-like planet that is part of a star system in the Milky Way galaxy and has a rich and advanced culture. One day, a large, mysterious object partially blocks the Terrian sun, piquing the Terrians’ interest. Mala, who is inventive and headstrong, goes against the Terrian rules that ban the development of new technologies without the approval of the ruling council and creates a telescope. She takes it outside the city and uses it to view the object. A lot of scout spaceships emerge from the large object, come down to the city and start abducting Terrians. Some willingly offer ...
Battlestar Galactica: Razor
Battlestar Galactica: Razor

Director: Ronald D. Moore
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos
Aaron Douglas
Aaron Douglas
Alessandro Juliani
Alessandro Juliani
Razor takes place during the first thirty days of Lee Adama’s Pegasus command during the period originally covered in the second half of season 2, after the episode “The Captain’s Hand” but before “Lay Down Your Burdens”, and uses flashbacks to show Rear Admiral Cain’s orders during and shortly after the Cylon attack, as well as events occurring on the final day of the first Cylon War. Cain’s actions in the wake of the holocaust are connected to the present by Kendra Shaw, self-described as Cain’s legacy. Events of the final day of the first Cylon war follow Lieutenant William Adama, a Viper pilot and Helena Cain, a child. ...
The Invisible
The Invisible

Director: David S. Goyer
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Justin Chatwin
Justin Chatwin
Alex O'Loughlin
Alex O'Loughlin
Callum Keith Rennie
Callum Keith Rennie
High school senior Nick Powell plans to skip his graduation and fly to London for a writing program, despite the plan of his controlling mother, Diane. His mother pressures him to succeed and is emotionally distant. Nick’s best friend, Pete Egan, confides in him that he is bullied by Annie Newton, a troubled teen. Nick attempts to step in on one such occasion, only for it to escalate into a physical confrontation. Annie’s closest friends are violent thieves, and her boyfriend, Marcus, is on parole for similar violations. Nick tells Pete about his plans to leave for London and they say goodbye. Annie decides to rob a jewelry store across ...
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Sunshine
Sunshine

Director: Danny Boyle
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Cillian Murphy
Cillian Murphy
Benedict Wong
Benedict Wong
Chipo Chung
Chipo Chung
In 2057, the Sun is dying and Earth is freezing. Eight international astronauts pilot a colossal stellar bomb aboard the spaceship Icarus II, with the intent of jump-starting the Sun and then returning to Earth. As they slingshot past Mercury, Icarus II picks up the distress beacon of Icarus I, the first ship to attempt a similar mission, which disappeared seven years earlier. The ship’s proximity to Mercury kept its signals from reaching Earth, but allowed Icarus II to intercept it. Reasoning that two payloads have a better chance of success than one, the ship’s physicist Capa recommends to Kaneda, the captain, that they change course and commandeer Icarus I. Mace, the ...
Transformers
Transformers

Director: Michael Bay
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf
Amaury Nolasco
Amaury Nolasco
Anthony Anderson
Anthony Anderson
Thousands of years ago, the planet Cybertron was consumed by a civil war between the two Transformer factions, the Autobots led by Optimus Prime and the Decepticons led by Megatron. The Autobots want to find the All Spark, the source of all Cybertronian life, so they can use it to rebuild Cybertron and end the war between the Autobots and the Decepticons, while the Decepticons want to use it to defeat the Autobots and conquer the universe. Megatron found the All Spark on Earth, but crash-landed in the Arctic Circle and was frozen in the ice. Captain Archibald Witwicky and his crew of explorers stumbled upon Megatron’s body in 1897. Captain Witwicky accidentally activated ...
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Deja Vu
Deja Vu

Director: Tony Scott
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
Adam Goldberg
Adam Goldberg
Bruce Greenwood
Bruce Greenwood
On Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the ferry Senator Alvin T. Stumpf is carrying hundreds of U.S. Navy sailors and their families across the Mississippi River from their base to the city. Suddenly, the ferry explodes and sinks, killing 543 passengers and crew members. Special Agent Douglas Carlin from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is sent to investigate and discovers evidence of a bomb planted by a domestic terrorist. Arriving at the scene, he meets with local investigators and FBI Special Agent Paul Pryzwarra, and informs them of his findings. He learns about and is invited to examine a partially burned body pulled from the river, identified as Claire ...
Animation
Lifted
Lifted

Director: Gary Rydstrom
Genre: Science Fiction (Animation)
Cast:
Sheb Wooley
Sheb Wooley
Jack Angel
Jack Angel
The young alien named Stu, is inside a spacecraft taking an alien abduction test. He must snatch a sleeping farmer named Ernie under the watchful eye of his impassive examiner, a gelatinous blob named Mr. B. Working from memory, Stu is expected to use an array of thousands of identical unlabeled toggle switches for this purpose; Mr. B’s neutral expression gives no hints of which ones to use. Stu’s hesitant flicks of the switches turn out to be wrong, causing Ernie to bump into the walls and ceiling, albeit without waking him up. As Stu grows increasingly frustrated, Stu yells and swipes randomly at the array. Ernie bounces randomly ...
A Scanner Darkly
A Scanner Darkly

Director: Richard Linklater
Genre: Science Fiction (Animation)
Cast:
Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
Rory Cochrane
Rory Cochrane
The United States has lost the war on drugs. Substance D, a powerful drug that causes bizarre hallucinations, has swept the country. Approximately 20% of the total population is addicted. In response, the government has developed an invasive, high-tech surveillance system and a network of undercover officers and informants. Bob Arctor is one of these undercover agents, assigned to immerse himself in the drug’s underworld and infiltrate up the supply chain. Arctor has a vision of being in his house with a wife and two children in Anaheim, California; today he has two drug-addicted, layabout housemates: Luckman and Barris. The three spend time taking D and having complex, possibly ...
The Bothersome Man
The Bothersome Man

Director: Jens Lien
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Trond Fausa Aurvaag
Trond Fausa Aurvaag
Petronella Barker
Petronella Barker
As the film begins, Andreas Ramsfjell is underground in a train station. He is watching a couple kiss; however, the kiss lacks any sign of aesthetics – on the contrary, it looks hideous and abominable. Andreas seems to be increasingly unsettled until eventually he steps forward and jumps off the track in front of a subway train and the scene abruptly ends. In the following scene, he is on a bus which lets him off at a deserted gas station in the middle of nowhere. An older man greets Andreas with a welcome sign and escorts him into a car. From here he makes his way into an seemingly ideal city, where he soon finds himself with a corporate job, a furnished apartment and a ...
Animation
Robots
Robots

Director: Carlos Saldanha
Genre: Science Fiction (Animation)
Cast:
Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes
Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
In a world populated by sentient robots, Rodney Copperbottom, son of Herb and Lydia Copperbottom from Rivet Town, is an aspiring young inventor. He idolizes Bigweld, a famous inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist whose company, Bigweld Industries, hires other inventors and provides robots with spare parts. Following Bigweld’s example to “see a need, fill a need”, Rodney develops a small, flying robot, named Wonderbot, to assist his father, Herb, who works as a dishwasher at a restaurant. When Herb’s supervisor Mr. Gunk confronts them, Wonderbot malfunctions and wreaks havoc in the kitchen. To help Herb pay for the ...
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The Jacket
The Jacket

Director: John Maybury
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Adrien Brody
Adrien Brody
Brad Renfro
Brad Renfro
Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
After miraculously recovering from an apparently fatal bullet wound to the head, Gulf War veteran Jack Starks returns to Vermont in 1992, suffering from periods of amnesia. While walking, he sees a young girl, Jackie, and her alcoholic mother in despair beside their broken-down truck. Starks and Jackie quickly form a certain affinity; she asks him to give her his dogtags and he does so. He gets the truck started for them and continues on his way. Shortly after, a man driving along the same highway gives Jack a ride and they get pulled over by a policeman. The scene changes: Starks is found lying on the deserted roadside near the dead policeman, with ...
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The Island
The Island

Director: Michael Bay
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou
Ethan Phillips
Ethan Phillips
In 2019, Lincoln Six Echo and Jordan Two Delta live with others in an isolated compound. This dystopian community is governed by a strict set of rules. The residents are told that the outside world has become too contaminated to support life with the exception of a pathogen-free island. Each week, one resident gets to leave the compound and live on the island by way of a lottery. Lincoln begins having dreams that he knows are not from his own experiences. Dr. Merrick, a scientist who runs the compound, is concerned and places probes in Lincoln’s body to monitor his cerebral activity. While secretly visiting an off-limits power facility in the basement where technician James ...
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Serenity
Serenity

Director: Joss Whedon
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Nathan Fillion
Nathan Fillion
Alan Tudyk
Alan Tudyk
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
In the 26th century, humanity has colonized a new solar system. The central planets formed the Alliance and won a war against the outer planet Independents who resisted joining the Alliance. River Tam is conditioned by Alliance scientists into becoming a psychic and an assassin but is soon rescued by her brother Dr. Simon Tam. During her training, River inadvertently read the minds of several top government officials and learned their secrets. Consequently, an Alliance agent known only as the Operative is tasked with recapturing her. The siblings have found refuge aboard the transport spaceship Serenity with Captain Malcolm “Mal” ...
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Director: George Lucas
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
Anthony Daniels
Anthony Daniels
Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee
Above Coruscant, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker lead a mission to rescue the kidnapped Supreme Chancellor Palpatine from the cyborg Separatist commander General Grievous. After infiltrating Grievous’ flagship, Obi-Wan and Anakin battle the Sith Lord Count Dooku, whom Anakin overpowers and decapitates at Palpatine’s urging. Grievous escapes the battle-torn ship, which the Jedi crash-land on Coruscant. There, Anakin reunites with his wife, Padmé Amidala, who reveals that she is pregnant. While initially excited, Anakin soon begins to have visions of Padmé dying in childbirth. Palpatine appoints Anakin to the Jedi Council as his personal representative. The Council, ...
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Director: Kerry Conran
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
Bai Ling
Bai Ling
In a technologically advanced 1939, the zeppelin Hindenburg III moors itself atop the Empire State Building. Aboard the airship is Dr. Jorge Vargas, a scientist who arranges for a package containing two vials to be delivered to Dr. Walter Jennings. Afterwards, Dr. Vargas vanishes. Polly Perkins, a reporter for The Chronicle, is looking into the disappearances of Vargas and five other renowned scientists. A cryptic message leads her to Radio City Music Hall, against the warnings of her editor, Mr. Paley, where she meets Dr. Jennings during a showing of The Wizard of Oz. He tells her that a Dr. Totenkopf is coming for him next. Suddenly, mysterious giant robots attack the city. The ...
Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica

Director: Ronald D. Moore
Genre: Science Fiction (TV Shows)
Cast:
Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos
Aaron Douglas
Aaron Douglas
Alessandro Juliani
Alessandro Juliani
Battlestar Galactica continued from the 2003 miniseries to chronicle the journey of the last surviving humans from the Twelve Colonies of Kobol, after their nuclear annihilation by the Cylons. The survivors are led by President Laura Roslin and Commander William Adama in a ragtag fleet of ships with the Battlestar Galactica, an old but powerful warship, as its command ship. Pursued by Cylons intent on wiping out the remnants of the human race, the survivors travel across the galaxy looking for the fabled and long-lost “thirteenth” colony: Earth. Unlike most space opera series, Battlestar Galactica has no humanoid aliens (the antagonists are man-made Cylon androids), the ...
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Stargate: Atlantis
Stargate: Atlantis

Director: Brad Wright
Genre: Science Fiction (TV Shows)
Cast:
Joe Flanigan
Joe Flanigan
Amanda Tapping
Amanda Tapping
David Hewlett
David Hewlett
Stargate Atlantis follows the present-day adventures of Major John Sheppard and his military team from Earth that, along with two dozen other teams, explore distant planets in the Pegasus Galaxy. They use an alien device known as a Stargate that was built millions of years ago by an advanced race of humans known as the Ancients. The expedition is based in the Lost City of Atlantis on the planet “Lantea”. The city was built millions of years ago and abandoned 10,000 years ago by the Ancients. Five to ten million years ago, due to a plague in the Milky Way Galaxy, they were forced to flee to the Pegasus Galaxy, and there they seeded life on hundreds of worlds as ...
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I, Robot
I, Robot

Director: Alex Proyas
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Will Smith
Will Smith
Alan Tudyk
Alan Tudyk
Bridget Moynahan
Bridget Moynahan
In the year 2035, humanoid robots serve humanity, which is protected by the Three Laws of Robotics. Del Spooner, a homicide detective in the Chicago Police Department, has come to hate and distrust robots after a robot rescued him from a car crash while allowing a 12-year-old girl to drown based purely on cold logic and odds of survival. When Dr. Alfred Lanning, co-founder of U.S. Robotics (USR), falls to his death from his office window, a message he left behind requests Spooner be assigned to the case. The police declare the death a suicide, but Spooner is skeptical, and Lawrence Robertson, the CEO and other co-founder of USR, reluctantly allows him to investigate.
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

Director: Eric Bress
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Ashton Kutche
Ashton Kutcher
Amy Smart
Amy Smart
Callum Keith Rennie
Callum Keith Rennie
Growing up, Evan Treborn and his friends, Lenny Kagan and Kayleigh Miller, and Kayleigh’s brother Tommy, suffered many severe psychological traumas that frequently caused Evan to blackout. These traumas include being coerced to take part in child pornography by Kayleigh and Tommy’s father, George Miller; being nearly strangled to death by his institutionalized father, Jason Treborn, who is then killed in front of him by guards; accidentally killing a mother and her infant daughter while playing with dynamite with his friends; and seeing his dog burned alive by Tommy. Seven years later, while entertaining a girl in his dorm room, Evan ...