Sci-Fi

The Questor Tapes (1974) Richard A. Colla, Robert Foxworth, Mike Farrell, John Vernon, Sci-Fi

The Questor Tapes (1974)
Project Questor is brainchild of the genius Dr. Vaslovik: he developed plans to build an android super-human. Although he’s disappeared and half of his programming tape was erased in the attempt to decode it, his former colleagues continue the project and finally succeed. But Vaslovik seems to have installed a secret program in Questor’s brain: He flees and starts to search for Vaslovik. Since half of his knowledge is missing, he needs the help of Jerry Robinson, who’s now under suspect of having stolen the android.

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Invaders from Mars (1986) Tobe Hooper, Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms, Horror, Sci-fi

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Invaders from Mars, horror-film director Tobe Hooper’s remake of the classic 1950’s science fiction film, directed by William Cameron Menzies, centers on a young boy named David (Hunter Carson) who tries to stop an invasion of his town as aliens take over the minds of his parents George (Timothy Bottoms) and Ellen (Laraine Newman), his teachers and the townspeople. With the help of the school nurse (Karen Black), the boy enlists the aid of the U.S. Army to help save the world. With makeup effects supplied by Stan Winston and visual effects by John Dykstra, Invaders From Mars is a wild sci-fi feast that hearkens back to the 1950’s invasion films, made popular by the original film and others like Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

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Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) Ishirô Honda, Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Momoko Kôchi, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

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When American reporter Steve Martin investigates a series of mysterious disasters off the coast of Japan, he comes face to face with an ancient creature so powerful and so terrifying, it can reduce Tokyo to a smoldering graveyard. Nuclear weapon testing resurrected this relic from the Jurassic age, and now it’s rampaging across Japan. At night, Godzilla wades through Tokyo leaving death and destruction in his wake, disappearing into Tokyo Bay when his rage subsides. Coventional weapons are useless against him; but renowned scientist Dr. Serizawa has discovered a weapon that could destroy all life in the bay – including Godzilla. But which disaster is worse, Godzilla’s fury, or the death of Tokyo Bay?

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Dark City (1998) [Director’s Cut] Alex Proyas, Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, Mystery, Sci-fi, Action, Drama, Fantasy

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John Murdoch awakens alone in a strange hotel to find that he has lost his memory and is wanted for a series of brutal and bizarre murders. While trying to piece together his past, he stumbles upon a fiendish underworld controlled by a group of beings known as The Strangers who possess the ability to put people to sleep and alter the city and its inhabitants. Now Murdoch must find a way to stop them before they take control of his mind and destroy him.

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Stanley Kubrick, Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi

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“2001” is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon’s surface, where yet another monolith is found, one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be.

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