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A robot that can touch, eat, and sleep? The reality of cyborgs like 'Alita: Battle Angel'

Feb 16, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Let’s dig into the many scientific concepts touched on in the film and see how far from reality they are, or might be in the future

CYBORG. Alita: preparing for battle. 20th Century Fox

Fantasy fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88

Jan 24, 2018 - 7:45 AM

In her stories of galactic societies, Le Guin sought to prove there is no total and permanent solution, either in theology, politics or human science past or future

SCIFI LEGEND. Ursula K. Le Guin attends 2014 National Book Awards on November 19, 2014 in New York City. Robin Marchant/Getty Images/AFP

Sex and marriage with robots: science fiction or new reality?

Dec 22, 2016 - 1:49 PM

Some specialists believe the first animated lovers made of metal rubber and plastic programmed to provide sexual bliss will take a step into reality just months from now

Mengintip 'museum mainan' RobToys

Apr 03, 2016 - 1:08 PM

Rumah Robby Hamdani: Surga buat penggemar komik dan science fiction seperti Star Wars DC Marvel hingga Saint Seiya

Robby serius mengoleksi mainan sejak 2009.  Foto oleh Nariswari Yudianti/LelakiMetropolitan

Beam me up, Scotty: New 'Star Trek' series debuts 2017

Nov 03, 2015 - 8:18 AM

The series will air exclusively in the United States from January 2017 but will be available largely behind the paywall on CBS s subscription channel

New Nolan movie 'Interstellar' tackles space, love, sacrifice

Nov 05, 2014 - 11:04 AM

Days after two space related accidents film goers just might have space on their minds – and pick Interstellar as their weekend movie

Matthew McConaughey in a scene from 'Interstellar.' Image courtesy Paramount Pictures/Warner Brothers

'Doctor Who' zips around the planet in 50th anniversary special

Nov 24, 2013 - 8:34 AM

UPDATED The show was screened in 3D in more than 1 500 cinemas from Australia to Mexico as well as on British television in what the BBC said was probably the largest simulcast of a TV drama in history

'Hunger Games' gets wet London premiere

Nov 12, 2013 - 5:32 PM

Lawrence believes the film s themes of youthful revolt carry a universal appeal that will strike a chord with audiences

ROLE OF A LIFELTIME. 'I love this character, I'm proud of her,' says Lawrence. Photo from the film's Facebook

'Redshirts': It’s all in the uniform

Sep 16, 2013 - 7:00 PM

But when you have actual control over an actual living being what kind of story will you produce?

2013 HUGO AWARD BEST NOVEL. 'Redshirts' allows us to glimpse the world from the point of view of some of the most ignored and forgotten characters on genre TV. Cover image courtesy of Gabriela Lee

WebHits: Amp

Aug 12, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Set in a not so distant future Amp is visual effects wonder that sci fi flick lovers should be able to appreciate

Matt Smith quits BBC's Doctor Who

Jun 02, 2013 - 8:30 AM

Smith who has played the eccentric time traveling Doctor since 2010 said he would bow out in a special Christmas episode of the 50 year old show

GOODBYE, ELEVENTH DOCTOR. British actor Matt Smith as the titular Doctor Who in the hit BBC series. Photo courtesy of the BBC

Lucas hails new 'Star Wars' film director Abrams

Jan 27, 2013 - 9:25 AM

I ve consistently been impressed with J J as a filmmaker and storyteller He s an ideal choice to direct the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldn t be in better hands

NEW 'STAR WARS' DIRECTOR. J. J. Abrams at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego, California, 22 July 2010. Photo by Gage Skidmore / via Wikipedia.

Pooled Reviews: Prometheus

Jun 09, 2012 - 5:30 PM

Rappler gives you reviews from different personalities and perspectives of the movie Prometheus

Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury dead at 91

Jun 07, 2012 - 11:20 AM

Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury has died aged 91

Science fiction author Ray Bradbury, December 5, 2009. File photo courtesy of Caleb Sconoscuito/Wikipedia Commons

Venus, the planet of twilight beauty and broken dreams

Jun 03, 2012 - 11:00 AM

Venus has caused more grief than any other planet in the Solar System