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In 1949, Gallup polled Americans on what scientific advances they thought would happen by the year 1999. 88% believed cancer would be cured, and 63% believed planes would be nuclear powered. Only 15% thought a man would walk on the moon.

Polls of Future Past: Public Expectations for the Future of Science Science fiction sometimes barely beats out science fact, as technological advancements rapidly transform the world. But the changes that are anticipated aren’t always the ones that arrive. A look back at what the polls tell us the public has expected for the future of …

In 1949, Gallup polled Americans on what scientific advances they thought would happen by the year 1999. 88% believed cancer would be cured, and 63% believed planes would be nuclear powered. Only 15% thought a man would walk on the moon. Read More »

The 1990’s cult hit “Event Horizon” was heavily inspired by Warhammer 40,000 and many fans of the tabletop strategy game consider the movie to be an unofficial prequel

Event Horizon (film) For other uses, see Event horizon (disambiguation). Event Horizon is a 1997 science fiction horror film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and written by Philip Eisner. It stars Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan and Joely Richardson. Set in 2047, it follows a crew of astronauts sent on a rescue mission, …

The 1990’s cult hit “Event Horizon” was heavily inspired by Warhammer 40,000 and many fans of the tabletop strategy game consider the movie to be an unofficial prequel Read More »

50 new shades of colours were created for the anime film Akira. This is due to the fact most of the movie takes place at night, which was a setting animators commonly avoided due to increased color requirements. In total there are 327 shades in the movie

30 Years Later, Science Fiction Still Owes A Debt To AKIRA Threads of Katsuhiro Otomo’s influential anime can still be seen across all types of art that we consume, from the East to the West. If you’ve watched a sci-fi film made after 1988, you’ve probably interacted with something inspired by Akira. Katsuhiro Otomo’s highly …

50 new shades of colours were created for the anime film Akira. This is due to the fact most of the movie takes place at night, which was a setting animators commonly avoided due to increased color requirements. In total there are 327 shades in the movie Read More »

Jurassic Park’s visual effects were so groundbreaking to filmmakers that it inspired Peter Jackson to begin work on Lord of the Rings, George Lucas to start on the Star Wars prequels, and Stanley Kubrick to invest in his pet project, A.I (Artificial Intelligence). Jurassic Park (film)

Jurassic Park (film) Jurassic Park Discovery Center at Islands of Adventure. Since its release, Jurassic Park has frequently been cited by film critics and industry professionals as one of the greatest movies of the action and thriller genres. The movie is also an example of a Technothriller. The American Film Institute named Jurassic Park the …

Jurassic Park’s visual effects were so groundbreaking to filmmakers that it inspired Peter Jackson to begin work on Lord of the Rings, George Lucas to start on the Star Wars prequels, and Stanley Kubrick to invest in his pet project, A.I (Artificial Intelligence). Jurassic Park (film) Read More »