Science Fiction: 248

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Director: Michel Gondry
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey
Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood
Jane Adams
Jane Adams
After a fight, Joel Barish discovers that his girlfriend Clementine Kruczynski has had her memories of him erased by the New York City firm Lacuna. Heartbroken, he decides to undergo the same procedure. In preparation, he records a tape for Lacuna, recounting his memories of their volatile relationship. The Lacuna employees work on Joel’s brain as he sleeps in his apartment so that he will wake up with no memory of the procedure. One employee, Patrick, leaves to see Clementine; since her procedure, he has been using Joel’s and Clementine’s memories as a guide for seducing her. While the procedure runs on Joel’s brain, ...
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Lost
Lost

Director: Damon Lindelof
Genre: Science Fiction (TV Shows)
Cast:
Matthew Fox
Matthew Fox
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Cynthia Watros
Cynthia Watros
Lost was created by Jeffrey Lieber, J. J. Abrams, and Damon Lindelof, who share story writing credits for the pilot episode, which Abrams directed. Throughout the show’s run, Lindelof and Carlton Cuse served as showrunners and head writers, working together with many other executive producers and writers. Due to its large ensemble cast and the cost of filming primarily on location in Oahu, Hawaii, the series was one of the most expensive on television, with the pilot alone costing over $14 million. The fictional universe and ...
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2004 — 2010
Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica

Director: Michael Rymer
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos
Aaron Douglas
Aaron Douglas
Alessandro Juliani
Alessandro Juliani
After a 40-year armistice in a war between the Twelve Colonies of Kobol (the homeworlds populated by humans) and the Cylons (human-created robots), the Cylons launch a surprise nuclear attack intended to exterminate the human race. Virtually all of the population of the Twelve Colonies is wiped out. Most of the Colonial military is either rendered ineffective or destroyed due to malware in the military computer network that renders it vulnerable to cyber attack. The malware was introduced by Number Six, a Cylon in the form of a human woman, who seduced the famous scientist Dr. Gaius Baltar and exploited their relationship to gain access codes under the cover of an insider contract ...
The Animatrix
The Animatrix

Director: Lana Wachowski
Genre: Science Fiction (Anime)
Cast:
Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves
Alex Fernandez
Alex Fernandez
Allison Smith
Allison Smith
The Animatrix is a 2003 adult animated science fiction anthology film produced by the Wachowskis. The film details through nine animated short films the backstory of The Matrix film series, including the original war between humanity and machines which led to the creation of the titular Matrix, in addition to providing side stories that expand the universe and tie into the film series. Since the anthology’s release, multiple franchises have partaken in similar projects over the years. 01: The Second Renaissance Part I. In the mid twenty-first century, humanity falls ...
The Matrix Revolutions
The Matrix Revolutions

Director: Lana Wachowski
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves
Anthony Zerbe
Anthony Zerbe
Bruce Spence
Bruce Spence
Picking up immediately where Reloaded ended, Neo and Bane still lie unconscious in the medical bay of the ship Hammer. Inside the Matrix, Neo is trapped in a subway station named Mobil Ave, a transition zone between the Matrix and the machine world. He meets a “family” of programs, including a girl named Sati. The “father” tells Neo the subway is controlled by the Trainman, a program loyal to the Merovingian. When Neo tries to board a train with the family, the Trainman refuses and overpowers him. Seraph contacts Morpheus and Trinity on behalf of the Oracle, who informs them of Neo’s confinement. Seraph, Morpheus and Trinity enter Club Hel, where they ...
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Reloaded

Director: Lana Wachowski
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves
Adrian Rayment
Adrian Rayment
Anthony Zerbe
Anthony Zerbe
Six months after the events of The Matrix, Neo and Trinity are now romantically involved. Morpheus receives a message from Captain Niobe of the Logos calling an emergency meeting of all ships of Zion. An army of Sentinels is tunneling towards Zion and will reach it within 72 hours. Commander Lock orders all ships to return to Zion to prepare, but Morpheus asks one ship to remain to contact the Oracle. Within the Matrix, the lone ship’s crew is encountered by Smith, who copies himself over the body of crew member Bane and uses the phone line to leave the Matrix. In Zion, Morpheus announces the news of the advancing machines. The ...
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Paycheck
Paycheck

Director: John Woo
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
Aaron Eckhart
Aaron Eckhart
Colm Feore
Colm Feore
In the near future, Michael Jennings is a reverse engineer; he analyzes his clients’ competitors’ technology and recreates it with improvements. To protect his clients’ intellectual property and himself, Jennings undergoes memory wipe to remove knowledge of his engineering with aid of his friend Shorty. Jennings is contacted by his college roommate James Rethrick, the CEO of technology company Allcom. Rethrick offers Jennings a lengthy three-year job, during which he will be required to stay on Allcom’s campus, in exchange for company stock. Jennings is hesitant but agrees. After being injected with the memory marker, Jennings is given a tour of the campus, ...
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Timeline
Timeline

Director: Richard Donner
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Paul Walker
Paul Walker
Anna Friel
Anna Friel
Billy Connolly
Billy Connolly
Professor Edward Johnston leads an archaeological study of the village of Castlegard, near LaRoque Castle in Dordogne, France, the site of the 1357 hanging of Lady Claire, sister to Arnaut de Cervole. Her martyrdom led France to win the Hundred Years War against the English. Johnston’s team includes Scottish archaeologist André Marek; Johnston’s students Kate Erickson, Josh Stern, and François Dontelle; and his son Chris who is infatuated with Kate. While excavating a nearby monastery, they find a sarcophagus containing the remains of a French knight with a lopped ear, holding the hand of his lady, an unheard-of practice for the time.
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Director: Jonathan Mostow
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Claire Danes
Claire Danes
David Andrews
David Andrews
Ten years after destroying Cyberdyne Systems Corporation, John Connor has been living a nomadic life following the death of his mother, Sarah Connor, to hide from Skynet, despite a war between humans and machines not happening in 1997, as foretold. Unable to locate John in the past, Skynet sends a new Terminator model, the T-X, back in time to John’s present in Los Angeles, to instead kill his future allies in the Human Resistance. The Resistance sends a reprogrammed Terminator (a T-101 referred to as the “Terminator”) to protect the T-X’s targets, including John and his future wife, Kate Brewster. After killing other ...
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The Dead Zone
The Dead Zone

Director: Michael Piller
Genre: Science Fiction (TV Shows)
Cast:
Anthony Michael Hall
Anthony Michael Hall
Chris Bruno
Chris Bruno
Connor Price
Connor Price
The show was originally commissioned for UPN, but the network dropped the show and it was picked up by USA. The series was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for its first five seasons. The sixth and last season was billed as “The season that changes everything” and production was moved to Montreal. The Dead Zone was expected to be renewed for a seventh season but due to financial concerns and fear of low ratings on the part of the producers, the series was canceled on a major cliffhanger in December 2007 without a series finale. It was rumored Syfy would pick up the series after it was canceled by USA, but no plans came to fruition.
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2002 — 2007
Men in Black II
Men in Black II

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Will Smith
Will Smith
Johnny Knoxville
Johnny Knoxville
Lara Flynn Boyle
Lara Flynn Boyle
In July 2002, Agent J has become a top agent but has developed a rep for neuralyzing partners he feels aren’t emotionally able to cope with the work. When he is called to investigate the murder of an alien, Ben, at his pizzeria, the waitress, Laura Vasquez, tells him that the murderers are Serleena, a shapeshifting, plant-like Kylothian[clarification needed] who has taken the form of a Victoria’s Secret lingerie model, and her two-headed servant Scrad and Charlie. Laura says they were looking for something called the Light of Zartha. J is strongly attracted to Laura, and in violation of MiB rules, does not neuralyze her to erase her memories.
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Solaris
Solaris

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
George Clooney
George Clooney
Jeremy Davies
Jeremy Davies
Natascha McElhone
Natascha McElhone
Clinical psychologist Dr. Chris Kelvin is approached by emissaries for DBA, a corporation operating a space station orbiting the planet Solaris, who relay a message sent from his scientist friend Dr. Gibarian. Gibarian requests that Kelvin come to the station to help understand an unusual phenomenon but is unwilling to explain more. DBA is unsure how to proceed, as the mission to study Solaris has been sidetracked and none of the astronauts want to return home. In addition, DBA has lost contact with the security patrol recently dispatched to the station. Kelvin agrees to a solo mission to Solaris as a last attempt to bring the crew home safely. Upon ...
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Alexa PenaVega
Alexa PenaVega
Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming
Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas
Two years after the events of Spy Kids, the OSS now has a full child spy section, of which Carmen Cortez and Juni Cortez have become agents. Even though they were the first of the new Spy Kids Division, they are not considered the top spy kids, and soon they face particularly difficult competition from Gary and Gerti Giggles, the children of OSS agent Donnagon Giggles, whom Carmen and Juni helped to rescue on their first mission. It is shown that Carmen defends Gary, and has a crush on him, which strains her relationship with Juni. At the OSS awards banquet, Donnagon hacks into the TelePrompTer which the president was reading from, and is named ...
The Time Machine
The Time Machine

Director: Simon Wells
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Guy Pearce
Guy Pearce
Alan Young
Alan Young
Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
In 1899, Dr. Alexander Hartdegen is an inventor teaching at Columbia University in New York City. Unlike his friend David Philby, Alexander would rather do pure research than work in the world of business. After a mugger kills his fiancée, Emma, he devotes himself to building a time machine that will allow him to travel back in time to save her. When he completes the machine four years later, he travels back to 1899 and prevents her murder, only to see her killed again when a horseless carriage frightens the horses of a horse-drawn vehicle. Alexander realizes that any attempt to save Emma will result in her death through other circumstances. ...
Minority Report
Minority Report

Director: Steven Spielberg
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell
Jessica Capshaw
Jessica Capshaw
In April 2054, the federal government is planning to nationally implement Washington, D.C.’s prototype “Precrime” police program. As three clairvoyant humans (“Precogs”) visualize an impending homicide, officers analyze the data to determine the crime’s location and apprehend the perpetrator before the crime occurs. The Precogs lie in a shallow pool, under sleep-inducing drugs that deprive them of external stimulus. Their thoughts are projected onscreen and stored in a database. Would-be killers are imprisoned in a benevolent virtual reality state. Although Precrime has eliminated nearly all premeditated murders during its six-year existence, ...
The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone

Director: Rod Serling
Genre: Science Fiction (TV Shows)
Cast:
Forest Whitaker
Forest Whitaker
Broadcast in an hour format with two half-hour stories, it was canceled after one season. Reruns continue to air in syndication and have aired on MyNetworkTV since summer 2008. The opening theme music was provided by Jonathan Davis (singer of the band Korn). The series tended to address contemporary issues head-on; i.e. terrorism, racism, gender roles, sexuality, and stalking. Noteworthy episodes featured Jason Alexander as Death wanting to retire from harvesting souls, Lou Diamond Phillips as a swimming pool cleaner being shot repeatedly ...
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2002 — 2003
Star Trek: Nemesis
Star Trek X: Nemesis

Director: Stuart Baird
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart
Brent Spiner
Brent Spiner
Dina Meyer
Dina Meyer
On Romulus, members of the Romulan Senate debate terms of peace and alliance from the Reman rebel leader Shinzon. The Remans are a slave race of the Romulan Empire from the neighboring planet Remus, used as miners and cannon fodder. While a faction of the military supports Shinzon, the Praetor and Senate are opposed to an alliance. After rejecting the motion, the Praetor and senators are disintegrated by a device left in the room. Meanwhile, the crew of the Starship Enterprise prepare to bid farewell to newly married first officer Commander William Riker and Counselor Deanna Troi. The android operations officer Data serenades the couple with a rendition of “Blue ...
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Firefly
Firefly

Director: Joss Whedon
Genre: Science Fiction (TV Shows)
Cast:
Nathan Fillion
Nathan Fillion
Adam Baldwin
Adam Baldwin
Alan Tudyk
Alan Tudyk
The show takes its name from the “Firefly-class” spaceship Serenity that the central characters call home. It resembles a firefly in general arrangement and the tail section, analogous to a bioluminescent insectoid abdomen, lights up during acceleration. The ship was named after the Battle of Serenity Valley, where Sergeant Malcolm Reynolds and Corporal Zoe Alleyne were among the survivors on the losing side. It is revealed in “Bushwhacked” that the Battle of Serenity Valley is widely considered to have sealed the Independents’ fate. The Alliance is shown to govern the star system through an organization of ...
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2002 — 2003
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Director: George Lucas
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
Ahmed Best
Ahmed Best
Anthony Daniels
Anthony Daniels
Ten years after the battle at Naboo, the Galactic Republic is threatened by a Separatist movement organized by former Jedi Master Count Dooku. Senator Padmé Amidala comes to Coruscant to vote on a motion to create an army to assist the Jedi against the threat. Narrowly avoiding an assassination attempt upon her arrival, she is placed under the protection of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice Anakin Skywalker. The pair thwart a second attempt on Padmé’s life and subdue the assassin, Zam Wesell, who is killed by her employer, a bounty hunter, before she can reveal his identity. The Jedi Council instructs Obi-Wan to find the bounty hunter, while Anakin is tasked to ...
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K-PAX
K-PAX

Director: Iain Softley
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
Ajay Naidu
Ajay Naidu
Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
After claiming he is an extraterrestrial from the planet ‘K-PAX’, 1,000 light years away in the Lyra constellation, prot (not capitalized and pronounced with a long O, rhyming with boat) is committed to the Psychiatric Institute of Manhattan. There, psychiatrist Dr. Mark Powell attempts to cure him of his apparent delusions. However, prot is unwavering in his ability to provide cogent answers to questions about himself, K-PAX, and its civilizations. His medical examination only reinforces his story, as prot can see ultraviolet light and he is completely resistant to the effects of Thorazine. Powell introduces him to a group of astrophysicists who are befuddled when prot ...