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  • Communing With the Future and Safeguarding the Nuclear Crypt

    By StevePestana on February 1, 2015
    In the desert wastelands of western North America, a curious observer might witness mysterious formations of lights hanging in the night sky, tracing labyrinthine paths before jetting off into oblivion. But it is hidden underfoot and out of sight, beneath the rocky arid expanse of desert terrain, that an underground fortress may contain a great malevolence locked behind vault doors. […]
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  • Scifi Short Film: “Interview With A Time Traveller” by James Cooper

    By scifiMethods on October 6, 2014
    I loved this super little short’s great use of dialogue and sound design in a simple setting. Have a watch and you’ll find yourself being drawn in by the neatly unfolding events. Interview With a Time Traveler from James Cooper on Vimeo. Produced & Directed by James Cooper (@cooper_jim) Written by Peter Rowley (@typingfaster) Director of Photography: Pasha Patriki, csc […]
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  • The MegaCorps of Spaceflight

    By StevePestana on September 2, 2014
    Like the monolithic and infallible Weyland-Yutani of the Alien and Predator film/media franchise, modern day spaceflight is reserved for the political superpowers of Earth and the associated mega-corporations that dominate the technologies and capabilities of spaceflight. Low-cost, democratized spaceflight accessible to all citizens of Earth has long been a dream of space pioneers since even before the days of Wernher […]
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  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Accepting their Sci-Fi Role in Reality

    By Jack Bauder on July 3, 2014
    With the advent of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the last decade, humanity has witnessed what can be argued as the greatest technological advancement in weaponry since the nuclear devices of the Cold War. Recent research into piloting systems has led to the development of unmanned aircraft that can complete the most complex of feats. The U.S. Navy’s X-47B has […]
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  • 1987 RoboCop nighclub scene music was by Al Jourgensen of Ministry

    By scifiMethods on February 7, 2014
    Unsurprisingly, it turns out that the perfectly fitting Cyberpunk-style music from the nightclub in the original RoboCop film was produced by Ministry’s Al Jourgensen, under the project name PTP (Programming The Psychodrill). The track oozes the era’s “Wax Trax!” industrial sound, and also features lyrics (by Ogre of Skinny Puppy) which are unheard in the film. Don’t remember how awesome […]
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  • Scifi Short Film: “The Final Moments Of Karl Brant” by M.Francis Wilson

    By scifiMethods on January 26, 2014
    The subject of copying a human personality by recording someone’s memories is soon to get the Hollywood treatment in the upcoming Johnny Depp film “Transcendence”. This great short film from last year explores dark side of this concept with some cool special effects, immersive art direction and moody sound design. Starring: Paul Reubens, Janina Gavankar, Fay Masterson, Jon Sklaroff, and […]
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