You know that great line from Party Down: “I’m into hard sci-fi. Fantasy is bullshit.” That’s me.
We all know people don’t explode when exposed to space without protection. But science fiction has taken some ... liberties with vacuum exposure over the years. Here are 19 scenes of people being exposed to space, ranked from the least realistic to the most.
The year is 2047, the place is Neptune’s orbit, and the psychological mindfuck factor is off the charts, for the rescue crew aboard the Lewis & Clark. The film is Event Horizon, named for a long-lost space ship which has maybe been to HELL and back — and it’s one of the most underrated space-horror flicks ever.
There can never be enough space horror. Claustrophobic starships, unknown alien menaces, space madness, and weird visuals... it's just everything great and everything scary, in one package. So we're super excited to see this trailer for Infini, a new Australian spaceship scarefest.
Because it sounds like that's what we're going to be getting. Rufus Sewell is in talks to star in Animus, a movie that's described as Event Horizon meets Alien, about an astronaut who gets an alien infection and then turns into the "ultimate alpha male" who "dominates and impregnates" all the women.
Want a trip through a black hole without having to experience that pesky death? You're in luck. There's a special kind of black hole that's not just survivable, but might get you to another time, or another universe.
One of the movies that showed great promise that it never quite managed to deliver on was Paul W.S. Anderson's Event Horizon. The space horror starred Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill and Kathleen Quinlan as members of a rescue vessel, the Lewis and Clark, sent to check on a distress signal sent from the Event Horizon, a…
For the first time ever, astrophysicists have reliably measured the spinning speed of a supermassive black hole. Let's just say words like "blistering," "breakneck" and "blinding" still manage to come up short.
What is the scariest science fiction or fantasy film of all time? Which classic horror movies stand above the rest, as the most terrifying?
Black holes have a well-deserved reputation for being cosmic destroyers, ripping apart anything that comes into contact with their intense gravitational forces. But a radical new theory says advanced intelligent life could live on planets inside black holes.
The supermassive black hole at the heart of the neighboring galaxy M87 has the mass of 6.6 billion suns. It's the biggest black hole to be precisely measured, and it's us our best shot at really seeing these strange objects.
The black hole in the nearby galaxy M87 weighs in at 6.6 billion suns, making it the local universe's heavyweight champ. It's big enough to swallow our solar system in one gulp.
Why do so many bad movies have one good scene each? All of a sudden, the awfulness goes away, and the movie starts living up to its potential. The performances click, the action is exciting. Here are 20-odd examples.
If there's one thing that Pandorum shows us, it's that it's psychologically stressful to be out there in space. Studies have shown the dangers of space madness, but we have to admit: It makes for good entertainment.
We're all hoping if Star Trek is a blockbuster, it'll bring space opera back to our screens. But space opera hasn't always hit the high notes. Here are some examples of space opera done wrong.
OK, so its not quite as sensational as it sounds— UK scientists have been trying to simulate conditions near the event horizons that shroud black holes, and they've cleverly simulated a horizon using pulses of light in a special optical fiber. So, no disastrous gravity well was made and the world didn't suddenly end…