Watch Arnold Schwarzenegger Get Pumped in His Prime

You haven't lived until you've seen the man who would become governor of California talk about "the pump." In the now legendary 1977 documentary Pumping Iron, a 28-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger describes the feeling in memorable terms. Put more bluntly, the Terminator likens lifting weights to having an orgasm. » 9/11/14 8:00pm Thursday 8:00pm

Bid Farewell To The Great Joan Rivers With Her Perfect Documentary

Oh no, not Joan. The legend died today at 81 after complications from vocal chord surgery, a fantastically unfair finale for one of the world's most irrepressible personalities. Tonight, honor her legacy and be awed by her trailblazing five-decade career with her 2010 documentary, A Piece of Work. » 9/04/14 8:00pm 9/04/14 8:00pm

How a country that has no new bike parts fixes its bicycles

What happens if you live in Cuba and your bike breaks down? It's not like you can hop on the Internet and get two day shipping for a new bike. In fact, it's pretty much impossible to score new bike parts. What you have to do is find a guy who knows another guy who might have some parts of the part you need. » 9/03/14 9:01pm 9/03/14 9:01pm

A Look At the Sub That Took James Cameron To the Bottom of the Sea

James Cameron showed us new worlds in films like Avatar and The Abyss. So it's no wonder that the filmmaker would want to explore the one we actually live in. Deepsea Challenge 3D chronicles his journey to the greatest depths of the ocean—thanks to an incredible sub that Gizmodo recently had a chance to see up close. » 8/08/14 4:38pm 8/08/14 4:38pm

See How the First Moon Photos Are Being Recovered In an Old McDonald's

Earlier this year, the internet was collectively tickled at the reports of how NASA was conducting the recovery of some of the first photos of the moon inside an abandoned McDonald's. This new video takes a closer look at how this surreal research lab came to be. » 7/15/14 4:27pm 7/15/14 4:27pm

Behind the Scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey

The short documentary, 2001 A Space Odyssey: A Look Behind the Future is a fascinating artifact of film history. As the folks at Coudal Partners point out, it might be a little "cornball" at times, but it still serves to give context for thoughts around space exploration from technical experts and artists in the late… » 6/14/14 7:00pm 6/14/14 7:00pm

This Movie About the Grandfather of Debunkery Looks Amazing

"No matter how smart or well-educated you are, you can be deceived," says James Randi in the trailer for the new film An Honest Liar. If you're at all familiar with his work, I can bet you're pretty damn excited to see a new documentary devoted to this man who knows a thing or two about deception. But does James "The… » 6/14/14 3:00pm 6/14/14 3:00pm

Meet the men who are seriously building time machines

Everyone wants to go back into time and see historical events or jump ahead to experience the future. It's human nature to wonder about tomorrow and reminisce about yesterday. We can't help it. But even though DeLoreans and Victorian open carriages and hot tubs have helped us imagine time travel, most of us are… » 5/07/14 9:22pm 5/07/14 9:22pm

Attenborough's Next Amazing Nature Documentary Will Play on Oculus Rift

Sir David Attenborough is the grand master behind epic nature documentaries like Planet Earth and Blue Planet. His productions take us deep into entirely new worlds that few humans have ever visited. His next project will do that even more convincingly, powered by the amazing virtual reality powers of Oculus Rift. » 4/12/14 9:00am 4/12/14 9:00am

Meet the guys who store humans at freezing temperatures for the future

We Will Live Again is a fascinating documentary on the Cryonics Institute, the place where 99 dead human bodies are stored at freezing temperatures in hopes that they'll be able to be revived and live again in another life. It's crazy and bizarre and eerie in all the right ways. » 4/08/14 9:29pm 4/08/14 9:29pm

Slomo: Why You See a Retired Doctor Skating Around San Diego Every Day

If you visit Pacific Beach in San Diego, you might spy an older dude skating in slow motion along the boardwalk. Known as "Slomo," man's been mistaken for many things through the years—homeless, insane, etc.—but he's actually there very much on purpose. This short New York Times doc is his strange, inspiring story. » 4/01/14 9:00pm 4/01/14 9:00pm

Take a Fascinating Tour Behind the Scenes of The Shining

What was it like working on the set of legendary film director Stanley Kubrick as he adapted The Shining, Stephen King's bestselling horror story, to the silver screen? If these cast and crew interviews from the new documentary Staircases to Nowhere, are any indication, the answer is: pretty dang awesome. » 3/16/14 9:00pm 3/16/14 9:00pm