Posts tagged with ‘cyberpunk’

  • 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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  • The Neutrality of Technology in Elysium and Today

    By StevePestana on October 26, 2013
    The bolt spins into the mounting hole with precise rotations as blood seeps up from the skin under the neural interface computer. Max Da Costa, former car thief and ex-convict turned factory worker has a powered exoskeleton suit fixed to his body giving him super-human strength. In the dystopian Los Angeles of 2154 life is hard despite the existence of […]
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  • Scifi Short Film: “PostHuman” by Cole Drumb

    By scifiMethods on September 10, 2013
    Screaming out to be developed into a series or full-length film, this 6-minute short brings together themes from “Ghost In The Shell” and “Akira” with ruthless effect. We hope to be seeing a lot more of this. Director: Cole Drumb Producer: Jennifer Wai-Yin Luk Production company: Colliculi Productions Animation studio: Humouring The Fates Voice of Kali: Tricia Helfer Voice of […]
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  • Film Review – Elysium (2013)

    By scifiMethods on September 1, 2013
    Release date: 9th Aug 2013 (US) / 21st Aug 2013 (UK) Director: Neill Blomkamp Starring: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner. Ever since his outstanding debut film in 2009, “District 9”, Neill Blomkamp has been a name to watch amongst scifi filmmakers. With that film, the young South African director was able to wrap up a compelling human […]
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