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This Terminator: Genisys Photo Sends Shivers Up Your Spine

Terminator GenisysAs excited as I am about the prospect of a new Terminator movie, I’ve approached Terminator: Genisys with a cautious air so far. We’ve heard reports where people involved with the film call it the nail in the coffin for the franchise, and some of the potential plot details do sound a bit strange. However, the most recent things we’ve seen look incredibly promising, like that awesome picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800 looking like all haggard, and parts of that trailer are phenomenal. And keeping with shit that will get you pumped for this movie, Paramount Pictures released this new image that should do the trick.

As terrifying as they are covered in skin, the T-800s have always been even scarier when it’s just the metal skeleton. There’s something so sinister about their design, and those creepy glowing red eyes don’t help matters. What you see in this picture from USA Today definitely makes you remember the chill that ran up your spine the first time you laid eyes on one of these gleaming chrome devils.

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Star Citizen Trailer Invites You Into A Sprawling, Crowdfunded Universe

Chris Roberts already earned his place in the pantheon of video game gods by creating the beloved Wing Commander series of space combat sims. Not one to rest on his laurels, he’s now working on Star Citizen, an epic science fiction game that will unfold in a persistent universe and offer players a huge interstellar sandbox in which to shape their own destiny. And the latest trailer for Star Citizen looks promising indeed. Check it out.

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2014’s Best Sci-Fi TV: Brent’s Picks

AlmostHuman2014 may be in the rearview, but all around it was a damn good year for science fiction. We got fantastic movies big and small, new and interesting additions to the literary side of the genre, and we’ve even got three, soon to be four, Doctor Who comic books. There was also a ton of great stuff to watch from the comfort of our very own couch and tune into week after week on ye olde boob tube. There are some definite gaps in my viewing for the year, but here are some of my favorite sci-fi shows of the past 12 months. In retrospect, this is actually kind of a sad list, as multiple entries have already been cancelled or are definitively on their way out.

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This Ex Machina Clip Introduces Man And Machine

Alex Garland’s Ex Machina has quickly become one of our most anticipated movies of 2015, sci-fi or otherwise. It’s got a great cast, an isolated setting, a cool hook, and more than anything else, what we’ve seen looks really damn good. And that includes this tense new clip that introduces man and machine.

The story follows Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a lowly programmer at a massive, Google-esque internet search company, who wins the chance to hang out with the company’s CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Caleb thinks they’re going to bond and maybe talk about his future or a possible promotion, but when he gets to Nathan’s remote mountain estate, he finds that he’s been selected to be the human component in a Turing Test. The subject is Nathan’s latest creation, an advanced, not to mention gorgeous, new AI named Ava (Alicia Vikander). The test is designed to evaluate the level of consciousness Ava has achieved, but as they get into it, Caleb realizes there’s much more going on than he initially thinks.

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The 2014 Razzie Nominations Include These Notable Sci-Fi Films

transformers: age of extinctionWe’re smack in the middle of awards season. The Golden Globes will be announced a week from yesterday, and the Academy Award nominations come down shortly after that. But for every great film currently earning props and acclaim from various guilds and critical groups, there are those that, well, lets just say they’re not very good. And there’s one annual award that celebrates the absolute worst cinema has to offer in a given year: the Golden Raspberry Awards, better known as the Razzies. A ton of sci-fi movies have won widespread critical acclaim this year, but there are also a fair number on the opposite end of the spectrum, those that have been roundly panned.

Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas and the controversial James Franco and Seth Rogen-starring The Interview topped the list, but don’t there’s also a ton of genre fare for voters to jeer. Notable inclusions are films like Transformers: Age of Extinction, Transcendence, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, all three of which were nominated for Worst Picture of the Year.

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Scarlett Johansson Signs On To Star In Ghost In The Shell, Get The Details Here

Scarlett JohanssonThe possibility of this first started circulating last fall, but now it’s being reported that Scarlett Johansson is adding another big action movie to her resume, signing on to star in DreamWorks’ much talked about live-action version of Ghost in the Shell.

According to Variety and their industry sources, the Lucy star, hot off of acclaimed turns in Under the Skin and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (not to mention the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron), has agreed to front the long-gestating anime adaptation.