My God, It’s Full of Stars: BBC Doing A Series On Science Fiction

science fiction!!Are you a fan of science fiction? Of course you are! You read Giant Freakin’ Robot. BBC America and BBC 2 share your enthusiasm for the genre because they produced and will air a special four-part documentary series examining the science fiction genre as a whole.

The name of the new series is My God, It’s Full of Stars: A Journey to the Edge of Science Fiction, which is apparently a working title as BBC America is trying to find something more snappy and concise. The four-part series will examine a different themes in science fiction in each episode. The hour-long episodes will dive deep in science fiction’s sub-genres such as time travel, the exploration of space, aliens and robots, and finally, artificial intelligence.


Neill Blomkamp Talks About A District 9 Sequel And Star Wars

District 9In a few short months, Neill Blomkamp will release his follow-up to District 9 with the science fiction allegory Elysium. Since Elysium was supposed to be a release for March 2013, Blomkamp has already moved on to his next project Chappie. While we have no idea what Blomkamp will have in store for audiences with Elysium, many still wonder if he’ll ever make a sequel to his directorial debut, District 9.

In an interview with IGN, Neill Blomkamp talked about how much he wants to make District 10 (the would-be title for the District 9 sequel), but he’s currently busy getting Elysium in theaters for August. Blomkamp is also getting Chappie together and he can only do so much in one day. Blomkamp explained:

“I really want to make a District 9 sequel. I genuinely do. The problem is I have a bunch of ideas and stuff that I want to make. I’m relatively new to this – I’m about to make my third film, and now the pattern that I’m starting to realise is very true is that you lock yourself into a film beyond the film you’re currently working on. But it just doesn’t work for me.”


First Snowpiercer Trailer Reminds You To Keep Your Place

After months of patiently waiting, we finally have some concrete news about when we could see South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s English-language debut, and his take on a post-apocalyptic story, Snowpiercer. And as if finding out when we will get to see it isn’t enough, above is the first international trailer which, if you’re not already incredibly psyched for this, should do the trick.


Transformers 4 Adds Sonic RS Rally Car As An Autobot

Sonic RSDirector Michael Bay has been slowly, but surely, releasing images of the cars that will be featured in the forthcoming Transformers 4. It seems like he will keep doing this until all of the Autobots are introduced to fans of the Transformers film series. Will Michael Bay do the same thing for the Decepticons? The latest car featured in Transformers 4 is a super quick Sonic RS Rally Car full of Formula One-style ads on its body.

Although there is no official synopsis available or a character list for Transformers 4, we do know that Mark Wahlberg’s character’s daughter (Nicola Peltz) has a racecar-driving boyfriend played by Australian actor Brenton Thwaites. The Sonic RS above is most likely his character’s rally car.


Lost Egyptian City Found Underwater

Lost CityArcheologists have recently unearthed well-preserved artifacts from the ancient Egyptian city of Heracleion-Thonis. These ruins were buried deep in the Mediterranean Sea for over 1,200 years.

According to The Telegraph, ancient Greeks knew the recently resurrected city as Heracleion, while ancient Egyptians knew it as Thonis. In the year 200, a French underwater archaeologist Dr. Franck Goddio discovered the ancient city with his team from the European Institute for Underwater Archeology (IEASM) during a geophysical survey that lasted for four years. The ancient ruins were found resting more than 30 feet beneath the surface of the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Aboukir Bay, near Alexandria.


2001: A Space Odyssey Xbox Parody Will Make You Think Twice About Buying An Xbox One

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is arguably the greatest science fiction movie of all time. It poses interesting questions about the existence of man and the prospect of a ever-evolving technology. Enter Microsoft’s next-generation gaming console, the Xbox One.

The above hilarious parody video from Gritty Reboots combines Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking science fiction film with the latest Xbox One. If you think about it, the new Xbox One does look like a horizontal Monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey; both are black, bulky, and boxy.

Gritty Reboots is a video comedy team from Seattle, Washington. They make movie trailers based on Internet pop culture, movie and TV spoofs, and nostalgia. Gritty Reboots has made other parody trailers including Calvin & Hobbes: The Movie, PBS: The Movie, and Pokémon Snap: The Movie, which is a Pokémon/Jurassic Park parody.

Since the Xbox One has the ability to practically do anything in your home living room, then why not make it the HAL 9000 from Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction film? It’s a very clever video and seeing the Xbox One change from green to red is also a nice touch. It seems like the next generation of video game consoles after the Xbox One would feature some sort of artificial intelligence. Considering that the new Xbox One can monitor and track your movements, heartrate, and vitals, it’s not too far off the mark.