Archive of ‘SciFiMixups & Mashups’ category

Continuum Spin-Off Series That We Would Love to See

Need more Continuum? Here are five spinoff series ideas. Copyright SyFy. Image Source: Facebook.com/continuumseries

Need more Continuum? Here are five spinoff series ideas. Copyright SyFy. Image Source: Facebook.com/continuumseries

The last season of SyFy’s Continuum just ended, and now a large time-portal sized hole lies gaping in our hearts. Will we ever again see the wily antics of Alec Sadler (both good and evil versions), the torn loyalties of Kiera Cameron, or the trash talk of Garza – because she’s fricking awesome? If budget constraints and producer whims were of no limit, here are five Continuum spin-off series that we would love to see.

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The Game of Thrones Science Fiction Superheroines

Season 5 of Game of Thrones has ended. George R.R. Martin is still working furiously on his next book (we hope). In this GOT twilight zone, let’s stave off our inevitable withdrawal symptoms with a look at some of our favorite Game of Thrones actresses, shall we? These leading ladies are well-versed in fantastical power plays and feature prominently in some upcoming and classic science fiction flicks.

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen/ Sarah Connor (Terminator Genisys)

Emilia Clarke as Daenarys 'Mother of Dragons' and as Sarah Connor, mother of John Connor. Copyright HBO and Paramount.

Emilia Clarke as Daenarys ‘Mother of Dragons’ and as Sarah Connor, mother of John Connor. Top image: HBO, via IMDb. Bottom image: Paramount, via IMDb.

The future of humanity is at stake. Superstrong non-human beings (that just can’t seem to die and come back in terrifying numbers) threaten all people in their path. In this milieu, Emilia Clarke must balance her role as mother and caregiver to her child(ren) and as keeper and guardian to her offspring’s awesome and frightening powers. During the entire series, we are uncertain as to whether the Mother of Dragons/ Mother of John Connor will produce a child that will cause the death or salvation of humanity. (more…)

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Five Mario Brothers Science Fiction Mashups (Mad Max, Star Wars, and More!)

If your childhood was filled with fond memories of gold coin chases, turtle rides, and psychedelic mushroom eating trips, then you’ll probably like the creative works of the folks below.

First up, we have “Mario Kart: Fury Road”, an awesome mashup of the Mad Max: Fury Road theatrical trailer and Mario Kart effects by Kris Sundberg.  Considering the premise of Mad Max – an endless car chase filled with violence, acrobatic hijinx, and explosions – its integration with Mario Kart is pretty seamless. My favorite scene in both the original trailer and the mashup is the opening: a gorgeous desert road that disappears into the distance, awaiting your next move…

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Bruce Willis – Science Fiction’s Greatest Action Hero

Bruce Willis stars in 'Twelve Monkeys', one of his many science fiction features. Image source: IMDb.com

Bruce Willis stars in ‘Twelve Monkeys’, one of his many science fiction features. Image source: IMDb.com

Though better known for his action thriller Die Hard movies, Bruce Willis is at his best in science fiction. Whether he is a hero, father, cop, or lover – Bruce Willis brings an element of the everyman into worlds both strange and dystopian. His ability to bridge the gap between action and sensitivity is unusual for most actors, and adds a necessary dimension to his sci-fi features. After all, the real test for good science fiction is its ability to showcase human behavior when faced with advanced technologies or alien environments. Epic battles in space and time are just the icing on the cake.

Twelve Monkeys (1995) – Everyman Stuck in Time

  • “Cassandra in Greek legend, you recall, was condemned to know the future but to be disbelieved when she foretold it. Hence the agony of foreknowledge combined with the impotence to do anything about it.” – Dr. Kathryn Railly
  • “Oh, wouldn’t it be great if I *was* crazy? Then the world would be okay.” – James Cole

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SciFi and Movies, and LEGOs, Oh My!

LEGO versions of all six original Star Wars film posters will be released on May 4th.  Image Source: Time.com

LEGO versions of all six original Star Wars film posters will be released on May 4th. Image Source: Time.com

LEGO recently unveiled six new Star Wars posters to celebrate the recent digital release of the franchise. These posters will be available at the LEGO store on May 4th (may the fourth be with you)! Till then, let’s round up six more examples of pure LEGO sci-fi geekery: (more…)

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Stargates – 2001: A Space Odyssey to Big Hero 6

SciFiMix Stargate Mashup, featuring images from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stargate SG-1, Star Trek, and Big Hero 6.

SciFiMix Stargate Mashup, featuring stills from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stargate SG-1, Star Trek, and Big Hero 6.

The “star gate” sequence in 2001: A Space Odyssey reimagined deep space travel. Stanley Kubrick operated outside the cramped confines of rocket ships and the lonely vast expanses of outer space, and envisioned psychedelic trips through hyperspace – long voyages condensed by the folding of space and time. Now the term “stargate” or “jumpgate” is a common device in science fiction narratives, standing for advanced tech portals that open wormholes, hyperspace tunnels, or new dimensions. These stargates allow faster-than-light travel to other worlds.  (more…)

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