Sci-Fi

ICYMI: Full Trailer for “Interstellar”

by Nancy Atkinson May 19, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter When “nothing in our solar system can help us,” we need to “confront the reality of interstellar travel.” So says the new full trailer from the upcoming film “Interstellar.” In a word: WOW. And at nearly 7 million views so far […]

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NASA Astronaut Helped Actors Prepare for “Gravity”

by Nancy Atkinson September 27, 2013

Actors for a new movie coming out in October 2013 received tips about life in space from NASA astronaut Cady Coleman. “Gravity” is the story of two astronauts (played by George Clooney and Sandra Bullock) whose shuttle is destroyed by a run-in with space junk during an EVA, stranding them both in orbit and struggling […]

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A Mindblowing Spaceship Chart Every Sci-Fi Fan Needs to See

by Nancy Atkinson September 27, 2013

Have you always wanted to know how a Xurian Scout Fighter compares to a Valor-class Type-2 Valkyrie Attack Fighter? Wonder no more. DeviantARTist Dirk Loechel has created what is likely the most accurate and complete size comparison chart of almost every science fiction starship, from famous Star Trek and Stars Wars battle cruisers to ships […]

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The Scariest Part of “Gravity” is the Lack Thereof

by Jason Major September 5, 2013

I love science fiction films and I especially love it when the “science” part leans closer to fact than fiction. (Yes, I’m looking at you, Europa Report.) Now I’ve never seen an actual catastrophe in orbit (and I hope I never do) but I have to assume it’d look a whole lot like what’s happening […]

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The New Trailer for “Gravity” Depicts a Dizzying Disaster… in Orbit!

by Jason Major July 24, 2013

If you’ve ever been involved in one, you know that even a minor vehicle accident is a confusing and scary event. Trying to desperately regain control of your own movement as you’re suddenly subjected to forces beyond your control is stressful and terrifying… now imagine it happening at 17,500 mph and 230 miles up and […]

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