science fiction

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Solo - A Star Wars Story - (2018 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3778644/

A prequil adventure with the eponymous Han Solo. It has no excitement since with a prequil there can't be any sense of accomplishment without any chance of failure.

A franchise so strong I didn't even know this movie was released or was even being made.

Not recommended, even for fans. It gives and does nothing. It's vaguely entertaining.



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Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 - (1987 movie) image

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https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=692
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093529/

A super-secret military robot suit appears in a part-time mechanic's truck, and he fiddles with it enough to get trapped in it. Wanting to visit his soon to be ex-girlfriend, he wrecks a path of havoc while being chased by people trying to retrieve or destroy it.

This movie was a major inspiration for the ground-gliding for Ember.



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Futureworld - (1976 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074559/

After a disaster, a pleasure theme park re-opens with a new population of robots.

Although this one has held up well, it does show its age. It's still spectacularly well-made, and especially well-written.



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Westworld - (2016 show) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475784/
https://www.hbo.com/westworld

Nothing could possibly go wrong in an amusement park populated by robots.

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Westworld - (1973 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070909/

Nothing could possibly go wrong in an amusement park populated by robots.

A good-ish movie, which must have been spectacular at the time because of its original themes and spectacular presentation. It holds up very well over the few centuries since its release.



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The bits and pieces thing makes no sense.
The bits and pieces thing makes no sense.

Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.thebureau-game.com/

You are part of an elite squad who freeze time to move near cover and get shot in the head.

I guess they didn't play their own game, because there are obvious flaws. This would have been more fun if they got rid of the whole moving around like an RPG. Like the old X-COM ga-- oh wait, the old games are just better. Why was this game made?

  • Properly titled The Bureau: XCOM Declassified



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Orphan Black - (2013 show) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2234222/
http://www.bbcamerica.com/orphan-black/

An underclass punk, returning from a ten month flight from the country, happens upon a suicide that reveals that she is part of a larger picture.

The lead actor is particularly good, as is all the acting. The story is poor in a number of places, and it is particularly jarring to have literal-faggotry forced into it. I don't mind there happening to be gay characters, but when they're gay characters being gay because gayness yay gay gay as opposed to just being people who happen to be gay, it's so obvious and so insulting as to taint the whole fucking show.

I'll flag this as liked and lightly-recommended. It's really not all that awful, but it rubs me the wrong way. It's like girly science fiction drama-whatever.

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Nerd.
Nerd.

Entertainment > Movies, Games >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1677720/
http://readyplayeronemovie.com/

In a dystopic future akin to Brave New World - (1932 book), by Aldous Huxley, everyone is lost in a virtual reality, playing a game to take control of the world's largest corporation.

This movie is parasitic to the childhoods of old men and permanent-children. It's worth a watch if you're over 40, otherwise it'll be a fairly confusing mess of references.



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