Welcome to The Last Sci-fi Blog, our biweekly column about all things science fiction in movies.
Planet of the Apes is the greatest science fiction movie series of all time. This is as close to a fact as opinions about movie franchises get. Seriously. The math backs it up.
But what about Star Wars, you ask? Okay. Well, there are six Star Wars movies, but… Continue reading Why 'Planet of the Apes' Is the Greatest Science Fiction Film Series of All Time
There’s no other way to describe it: The Signal is a crazy movie.
What begins as a road-trip movie quickly transforms into science fiction nightmare as the young heroes encounter something… out of this world… and find themselves held captive in a government facility and interrogated by a mysterious scientist (Laurence Fishburne). From there, it becomes something else altogether. It’s so nutty that you… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: 'The Signal' Director William Eubank Talks About How to Make a Crazy Science Fiction Movie
Is Contact the best science fiction film that no one talks about?
I had never seen Robert Zemeckis’ 1997 film about mankind’s first contact with extraterrestrial life, but after listening to Movies.com editor Peter Hall call it one of his favorite films of all time, I decided to rectify that. What I found was one of the most thoughtful and entertaining sci-fi movies ever made, a… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: Why 'Contact' Is the Best Science Fiction Movie No One Talks About
While he was busy playing action heroes for the better part of three decades, Arnold Schwarzenegger was quietly, and possibly unintentionally, becoming one of cinema’s definitive scence fiction actors.
Unlike comedy or horror, it’s rare to see an actor return to sci-fi again and again. It’s not a genre that tends to typecast or “trap” actors once they become associated with it. While Schwarzenegger has appeared… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: Arnold Schwarzenegger Is an Unsung Hero of Science Fiction Filmmaking
It turns out that Thor’s hammer is deadlier than we thought.
In a new video exploring the science behind the God of Thunder’s iconic weapon, Vsauce claims that if it were real, the hammer would weigh more than 10 quadrillion tons and basically destroy all of humanity just by existing. But why?
The site explains that according to Marvel legend, the hammer was forged inside a dying star… Continue reading Thor's Hammer Weighs More Than 97 Million Titanics, Says Science (VIDEO)