Say it with me: awwwww. In a story that's a little like the first hour of Wall-E, this short film, Artoo In Love by Evan Atherton, tells a cute love story of R2-D2 and a blue mailbox. R2 starts holding picnics with it, zaps away people who want to mail things and holds an umbrella over its head when it rains.
A cassette player serves as a time machine in the tender short film Record/Play. Our protagonist can travel to the time and place where he lost his lady love—but can he save her life?
Kris Hoffman made this sad yet sweet little stop-motion love story between an ordinary nut and bolt. They fall in love, build something together, and then fall apart. But breaking up is hard to do, even when it seems one-sided.
With this summer's movies offering giant robots, franchise reboots and X-Men Origins, we can't help but wonder, today of all days: Where's the love? Why aren't there any sci-fi romances in our cinematic future?