SciFi Tech Talk #000087 – Fantastic Voyage

Fantastic Voyage (1966)
Fantastic Voyage poster Rating: 6.9/10 (10,344 votes)
Director: Richard Fleischer
Writer: Harry Kleiner (screenplay), David Duncan (adaptation), Otto Klement (story), Jerome Bixby (story)
Stars: Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien, Donald Pleasence
Runtime: 100 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Released: 24 Aug 1966
Plot: A diplomat is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. Problems arise almost as soon as they enter the bloodstream.

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Repo Men

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SciFi Tech Talk #000086 – Moon

Moon (2009)
Moon poster Rating: 8.0/10 (186,219 votes)
Director: Duncan Jones
Writer: Duncan Jones (story), Nathan Parker
Stars: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, Rosie Shaw
Runtime: 97 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Released: 17 Jul 2009
Plot: Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.

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Fantastic Voyage

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SciFi Tech Talk #000085 – The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen poster Rating: 5.8/10 (108,276 votes)
Director: Stephen Norrington
Writer: Alan Moore (comic books), Kevin O'Neill (comic books), James Robinson (screenplay)
Stars: Sean Connery, Naseeruddin Shah, Peta Wilson, Tony Curran
Runtime: 110 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Released: 11 Jul 2003
Plot: In an alternate Victorian Age world, a group of famous contemporary fantasy, SF and adventure characters team up on a secret mission.

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Moon

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SciFi Tech Talk #000084 – The Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes poster Rating: 7.6/10 (272,305 votes)
Director: Rupert Wyatt
Writer: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Pierre Boulle (novel)
Stars: Andy Serkis, Karin Konoval, Terry Notary, Richard Ridings
Runtime: 105 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Released: 05 Aug 2011
Plot: A substance, designed to help the brain repair itself, gives rise to a super-intelligent chimp who leads an ape uprising.

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

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SciFi Tech Talk #000083 – Primer

Primer (2004)
Primer poster Rating: 7.0/10 (47,303 votes)
Director: Shane Carruth
Writer: Shane Carruth
Stars: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya
Runtime: 77 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Released: 27 May 2005
Plot: Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.

Primer Explained: http://qntm.org/primer

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

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SciFi Tech Talk #000082 – Armageddon

Armageddon (1998)
Armageddon poster Rating: 6.6/10 (249,626 votes)
Director: Michael Bay
Writer: Jonathan Hensleigh (screenplay), J.J. Abrams (screenplay), Tony Gilroy (adaptation), Shane Salerno (adaptation), Robert Roy Pool (story), Jonathan Hensleigh (story)
Stars: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler
Runtime: 151 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Released: 01 Jul 1998
Plot: After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.

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Primer

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SciFi Tech Talk #000081 – Cowboys & Aliens

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Cowboys & Aliens poster Rating: 6.1/10 (134,915 votes)
Director: Jon Favreau
Writer: Roberto Orci (screenplay), Alex Kurtzman (screenplay), Damon Lindelof (screenplay), Mark Fergus (screenplay), Hawk Ostby (screenplay), Mark Fergus (screen story), Hawk Ostby (screen story), Steve Oedekerk (screen story), Scott Mitchell Rosenberg (Platinum Studios comic book)
Stars: Daniel Craig, Abigail Spencer, Buck Taylor, Matthew Taylor
Runtime: 119 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Released: 29 Jul 2011
Plot: A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.

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Armegeddon

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SciFi Tech Talk #000080 – Contact

Contact (1997)
Contact poster Rating: 7.4/10 (149,868 votes)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: Carl Sagan (novel), Carl Sagan (story), Ann Druyan (story), James V. Hart (screenplay), Michael Goldenberg (screenplay)
Stars: Jena Malone, David Morse, Jodie Foster, Geoffrey Blake
Runtime: 150 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Released: 11 Jul 1997
Plot: Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine.

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Cowboys & Aliens

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SciFi Tech Talk #000079 – The Terminator

The Terminator (1984)
The Terminator poster Rating: 8.1/10 (400,660 votes)
Director: James Cameron
Writer: James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd, William Wisher Jr. (additional dialogue)
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield
Runtime: 107 min
Rated: R
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Released: 26 Oct 1984
Plot: A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.

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Contact

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SciFi Tech Talk #000078 – Bicentennial Man

Bicentennial Man (1999)
Bicentennial Man poster Rating: 6.7/10 (61,728 votes)
Director: Chris Columbus
Writer: Isaac Asimov (short story "The Bicentennial Man"), Robert Silverberg (novel), Nicholas Kazan (screenplay)
Stars: Robin Williams, Embeth Davidtz, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt
Runtime: 132 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Released: 17 Dec 1999
Plot: An android endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions.

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The Terminator

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