Back in the 1960s and 1970s, Hollywood pushed the envelope in terms of weird "futuristic" costumes — just look at Zardoz and Logan's Run. But these days, apart from the odd extra in the Hunger Games, the movies are tame. And the real strange futuristic garb appears on fashion runways.
It's unusual for old movies to get a brand new soundtrack, years after their release. The only example I can think of offhand is Metropolis, which got Freddy Mercury and Giorgio Moroder tunes. But over at The Stranger, there are some fascinating suggestions for present-day artists who should score classic SF films.
A great cult movie is like a weird underground discovery, that feels so strange and wonderful, you suspect that you're the first person ever to appreciate it properly. But certain cult films have acquired fame and influence to rival any blockbuster, and have become part of our shared vocabulary. Here are 30 essential…
Not that we're complaining. GO STARDOZ!
A “utopia” is a fictional place where everything is perfect; it’s supposed to give us a goal to aspire to, a place that we hope we — or maybe even the entire human race — can one day reach. But not all perfect societies are created equal. In fact, here are nine utopias that actually sound pretty goddamned terrible.
They say the truest test of a man is his ability to grow and maintain facial hair. Admittedly, I have no idea who "they" are in this instance, but its obvious why they're preoccupied with what happens above and below a man's lips — it can make the difference between shame and dignity, between class and boorishness,…
The coolest science fiction movies are often ones which unscrew your head and then screw it back on, slightly askew. But a select few movies go even further, pouring some rainbow soup into your head while it's still semi-detached. This weekend sees the release of John Dies at the End, which is part of a proud…
Dragon*Con is known as the convention with the very best cosplay anywhere, and this year's batch did not disappoint. From the super obscure (Thumbelina in her Beetle ballgown) to the exceptionally timely (NASA Mohawk Guy) check out our picks for the best of the best of Dragon*Con cosplay. Including a walking Serenity…
John Boorman's psychosexual vanity project Zardoz was a spectacular failure for the director, but — in spite of (and because of) its nonsensical plot — this 1974 film is nowadays lauded as a cult classic.
Last week Annalee told me that io9 was going to devote a week to "Disasters", and wondered if I'd like to do something special. Disaster being my "thing," I said yes.
Sean Connery, shirt unbuttoned halfway to his navel, plays chicken with a meteor fragment heading straight for his base, while Natalie Wood and Martin Landau watch. Will it strike before he can launch his missiles to destroy the big meteor?
We love Halloween, but we also realize that some readers lack the free time or emotional investment to build a lifesize Power Loader from Aliens. Here are 20 costumes that you can whip up by Halloween weekend.
YouTube user Nickcrisculo created this intro for a Zardoz videogame. He designed it to look like an Amiga game, but I could see this in an arcade cabinet, barking "THE GUN IS GOOD, THE PENIS IS EVIL" at confused passers-by.
Need a place to store all your shotguns to eradicate the evil penis? Simparch's Celtic-inspired Silvas Capitalis building will fit the bill just right. If you're looking for head-inspired real estate in England's Kielder forest, here's your dream house.
If you think sex in the 21st century sucks, just be glad you don't live in one of these scifi dystopias. When Big Brother is a peeping Tom and three-penised mutants are eligible bachelors, getting off is a turn-off.
Though fans have often clamored for a sequel to 1970s classic Zardoz, only the Hughes Brothers could have done it, with Book of Eli. But did they toss aside the original film's message to reboot it for a new generation?
Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.
Vitals: A casualty of LSD-influenced cinema, Zardoz is the premiere trippy, campy SF flick everybody loves to…