Posts Tagged ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

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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