SciFi Tech Talk #000117 – The Machine

The Machine (2013)
The Machine poster Rating: 6.1/10 (17,435 votes)
Director: Caradog W. James
Writer: Caradog W. James
Stars: Caity Lotz, Toby Stephens, Denis Lawson, Sam Hazeldine
Runtime: 91 min
Rated: R
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Released: 21 Mar 2014
Plot: Two artificial intelligence engineers come together as they work to create the first ever self-aware artificial intelligence. A veteran AI engineer secretly hopes to develop technology to ...

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Back to the Future

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SciFi Tech Talk #000116 – Deep Impact

Deep Impact (1998)
Deep Impact poster Rating: 6.1/10 (121,425 votes)
Director: Mimi Leder
Writer: Bruce Joel Rubin, Michael Tolkin
Stars: Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave
Runtime: 120 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Released: 08 May 1998
Plot: Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive?

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The Machine

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SciFi Tech Talk #000115 – Ascension

Ascension (2014)
Ascension poster Rating: 6.6/10 (441 votes)
Director: N/A
Writer: Adrian Cruz (creator)
Stars: Al Sapienza, P.J. Boudousqué, Brad Carter, Tiffany Lonsdale
Runtime: N/A
Rated: N/A
Genre: Sci-Fi
Released: 01 Nov 2014
Plot: A young woman's murder causes the subjects of a century-long mission to populate a new world to question the true nature of the project as they approach the point of no return.

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Deep Impact

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SciFi Tech Talk #000114 – “First Contact” Musings

So, first contact. How do we think it will actually go down?

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SciFi Tech Talk #000113 – Stargate

Stargate (1994)
Stargate poster Rating: 7.0/10 (133,379 votes)
Director: Roland Emmerich
Writer: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich
Stars: Kurt Russell, James Spader, Jaye Davidson, Viveca Lindfors
Runtime: 121 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Released: 28 Oct 1994
Plot: An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.

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Our musings about how “first contact” will really go down

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SciFi Tech Talk #000112 – Forward Unto Dawn

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (2012–)
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn poster Rating: 7.2/10 (16,692 votes)
Director: N/A
Writer: N/A
Stars: Tom Green, Anna Popplewell, Ayelet Zurer, Mike Dopud
Runtime: 20 min
Rated: N/A
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Released: 04 Dec 2012
Plot: UNSC Cadet Thomas Lasky must conquer his inner fears and join forces with super-soldier John-117 to take down a massive faction of the Covenant.

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Stargate

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SciFi Tech Talk #000111 – Attack the Block

Attack the Block (2011)
Attack the Block poster Rating: 6.6/10 (70,753 votes)
Director: Joe Cornish
Writer: Joe Cornish
Stars: Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Leeon Jones
Runtime: 88 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Released: 13 May 2011
Plot: A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion.

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Forward Unto Dawn

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SciFi Tech Talk #000110 – Transcendence

Transcendence (2014)
Transcendence poster Rating: 6.3/10 (98,147 votes)
Director: Wally Pfister
Writer: Jack Paglen
Stars: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy
Runtime: 119 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Released: 18 Apr 2014
Plot: A scientist's drive for artificial intelligence, takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program.

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SciFi Tech Talk #000109 – The Rocketeer

The Rocketeer (1991)
The Rocketeer poster Rating: 6.4/10 (39,152 votes)
Director: Joe Johnston
Writer: Dave Stevens (graphic novel "The Rocketeer"), Danny Bilson (story), Paul De Meo (story), William Dear (story), Danny Bilson (screenplay), Paul De Meo (screenplay)
Stars: Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton
Runtime: 108 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Released: 21 Jun 1991
Plot: A young pilot stumbles onto a prototype jetpack that allows him to become a high flying masked hero.

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SciFi Tech Talk #000108 – Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Edge of Tomorrow poster Rating: 8.0/10 (179,591 votes)
Director: Doug Liman
Writer: Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay), Jez Butterworth (screenplay), John-Henry Butterworth (screenplay), Hiroshi Sakurazaka (novel)
Stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson, Bill Paxton
Runtime: 113 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Released: 06 Jun 2014
Plot: An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with the alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer to defeating the enemy.

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The Rocketeer

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