Tag: robots

SciFi Tech Talk #000171 – Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow poster Rating: 6.1/10 (73,671 votes)
Director: Kerry Conran
Writer: Kerry Conran
Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Gambon
Runtime: 106 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
Released: 17 Sep 2004
Plot: After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world.

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Stranger in a Strange Land

SciFi Tech Talk #000165 – Westworld

Westworld (1973)
Westworld poster Rating: 7.1/10 (26,998 votes)
Director: Michael Crichton
Writer: Michael Crichton
Stars: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold
Runtime: 88 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Released: 21 Nov 1973
Plot: A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.

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Predestination

SciFi Tech Talk #000161 – Ex Machina

Ex Machina (2015)
Ex Machina poster Rating: 7.7/10 (261,150 votes)
Director: Alex Garland
Writer: Alex Garland
Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Corey Johnson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander
Runtime: 108 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Released: 24 Apr 2015
Plot: A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I.

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XCOM, XCOM Enemy Unknown

SciFi Tech Talk #000159 – Ultima

Average Rating:

3.7 rating based on 2,627 ratings (all editions)

ISBN-10: 0575116870
ISBN-13: 9780575116870
Goodreads: 20632979

Author(s): Publisher: Gollancz
Published: 11/20/2014

Fresh from his latest collaboration with Terry Pratchett on the Long Earth sequence Stephen Baxter now returns to the mysteries and challenges first hinted at in his acclaimed novel PROXIMA.

In PROXIMA we discovered ancient alien artifacts on the planet of Per Ardua - hatches that allowed us to step across light years of space as if we were stepping into another room. The universe opened up to us. Now in ULTIMA the consequences of this new freedom make themselves felt. And we discover that there are minds in the universe that are billions of years old and they have a plan for us. For some of us. But as we learn the true nature of the universe we also discover that we have countless pasts all meeting in this present and that our future is terrifyingly finite. It's time for us to fight to take back control.

This is grand scale, big idea SF of the best possible sort. It is set to build on the massive success of PROXIMA and define Stephen Baxter's work going forward.
 

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World of Tomorrow