2013, a year for Epic Sci Fi

Postby yo » December 15th, 2012, 6:33 pm

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Seems like some serious sci fi coming our way next year:






Re: 2013, a year for Epic Sci Fi

Postby yo » December 15th, 2012, 6:55 pm

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not to mention this:


Re: 2013, a year for Epic Sci Fi

Postby Johnathan » December 15th, 2012, 8:32 pm

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Pacific Rim looks a little too cheesy to me, but who knows it might be a fun Netflix movie. After Earth and Oblivion both look like they could be interesting. Hopefully they have enough substance to them to make a compelling film and not be one of those concepts that would be better served as nice concept art or a short film.

Re: 2013, a year for Epic Sci Fi

Postby Mr-914 » December 16th, 2012, 11:52 am

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Pacific Rim reminds me of Neon Genesis Evangelion (or just about any other Japanese mecha story). Looks good.
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Re: 2013, a year for Epic Sci Fi

Postby jcharles00 » December 16th, 2012, 12:09 pm

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..and a new trek film.


Re: 2013, a year for Epic Sci Fi

Postby Cyberdemon » December 16th, 2012, 3:48 pm

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Pacific Rim looks terrible as a film, but as a giant-robots crushing things looks awesome. Transformers was also a terrible film, but it was still a fun robot action smash fest.

Oblivion actually looks pretty awesome.

Re: 2013, a year for Epic Sci Fi

Postby yo » December 16th, 2012, 6:21 pm

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Right, forgot about the second Star Trek!

Pacific Rim is not a thinker, just enjoy the sites ;-)

Re: 2013, a year for Epic Sci Fi

Postby nxakt » December 16th, 2012, 9:01 pm

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I enjoy watching these movies for the design, the trailers look good, looking forward to them.

For 2012, the most convincing ID world was Total Recall (2012), the products and the "physics" of the world were well thought out. with the exception of the light rope. The Blade Runner homage world was the best yet.

The star navigation interface from Prometheus was mind blowing. Surgery machine, great concept, not so convincing after the shock settles.

Re: 2013, a year for Epic Sci Fi

Postby slippyfish » December 17th, 2012, 11:57 am

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There's something called 'The Host' by the author of those teenybopper Twilight films. Stars Diane Kruger which is a shame since the film looks pretty weak - she's too good for that. But its futuristic and slick and Gattaca-esque judging from the trailers.

Re: Prometheus, 2013 should at least have some more info on the sequel (to the prequel)...

Re: 2013, a year for Epic Sci Fi

Postby no_spec » December 17th, 2012, 3:33 pm


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Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla remake, I'm a fan of Del Toro though, So I'll see it.

Re: 2013, a year for Epic Sci Fi

Postby jon_winebrenner » December 17th, 2012, 3:36 pm

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Full Star Trek Trailer is nerdgasm worthy:


Re: 2013, a year for Epic Sci Fi

Postby sanjy009 » December 17th, 2012, 6:46 pm

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between Pacific Rim and Star Trek, San Francisco sure is getting the crap kicked out of it:

The above youtube's been pulled, but this is up today:
http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/paramount/startrekintodarkness/

The talk is the baddy is meant to make you think it's Kahn, but it's a red herring, which brings me to some favourite Star Trek trivia:
http://boingboing.net/2009/01/16/how-many-aaaaas-in-k.html
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and that ILM did the special effects on the first Star Trek reboot, which led to this:
http://screenrant.com/star-trek-blu-ray-r2d2-cameo-pauly-34509/
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Re: 2013, a year for Epic Sci Fi

Postby Johnathan » December 18th, 2012, 12:24 am

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nxakt wrote:I enjoy watching these movies for the design, the trailers look good, looking forward to them.

For 2012, the most convincing ID world was Total Recall (2012), the products and the "physics" of the world were well thought out. with the exception of the light rope. The Blade Runner homage world was the best yet.

The star navigation interface from Prometheus was mind blowing. Surgery machine, great concept, not so convincing after the shock settles.


You're right, some films I like to watch just because of the design of the world the story takes place in, but sometimes the writing/directing/acting are just too much of a deal breaker for me. I also think that surgery machine from Prometheus seemed pretty wonky. I mean why would a female captain have a med pod in her room that was only calibrated to work on males?

I really like Benedict Cumberbatch from BBC's Sherlock so I'll be checking out the next Star Trek.

Re: 2013, a year for Epic Sci Fi

Postby Cyberdemon » December 18th, 2012, 9:14 am

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Johnathan wrote:
nxakt wrote:I also think that surgery machine from Prometheus seemed pretty wonky. I mean why would a female captain have a med pod in her room that was only calibrated to work on males?


I think the main accepted theory was that it was there for Weyland, not Vickers.

But there's also some other fun theories about Charlize Theron being a robot....or a really hot transvestite. :lol:

Re: 2013, a year for Epic Sci Fi

Postby Brett_nyc » December 18th, 2012, 10:25 am


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not gonna lie, that med pod scene made me really squeamish. The dude next to me also just happened to be munching on a big bag of dried cuttlefish at the time.

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