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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

SFMZ's collected highlights for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, the 13 episode series follow up to Carl Sagan's Emmy Award winning, Cosmos



The Similarities Between
Alien and The Thing


Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) just beg to be compared and SFMZ offers up a checklist on their shared concepts.



The Similarities Between
Aliens and Them!


Our second stare and compare between two sci-fi films, James Cameron's Aliens (1986) and Gordon Douglas' Them! (1954).



1950's Sci-Fi Movies

The fifties ushered in some of the most cheesiest, yet glorious alien creatures in the history of sci-fi film and we put a spotlight on the greats . . . and the not so greats.



Nine Intriguing Characters of Sci-Fi Film

SFMZ takes a look at extraordinary characters of sci-fi films highlighting their strange and wonderful on screen personas.



12 Award Winning Sci-Fi Movie Villains

SFMZ looks at sci-fi movie villains that garnered awards and or honors for the actor's performance or the characters themselves.



The Best of Sci-Fi Short Films Online

After viewing dozens of independent sci-fi short films by upstart film makers, we cherry picked a few that are real standouts definitely worth a look.



Top Ten Sci-Fi Movie Websites

There is a whole truck load of sci-fi movie websites on the web, but only a select few shine above the rest with diverse offerings.



Sci-Fi Lists From Other Sites

Compiling 'Best of' lists regarding sci-film is very popular among the movie websites and we have collected a few links for you to explore.





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SFMZ's Enhanced Script Presentations

Read sci-fi film scripts like you have never experienced before. Each presentation is featured with highlighted dialogue and screenshots in sync with the film's story line.



The Best Sci-Fi Films of the Year
By Year: 1920 to Current
Including Superhero Films


For the last several decades, select sci-fi films seem to stand out from all other films of the same genre in the year they were released. Weighing in viewer / critical acclaim, award organizations accolades, and select All Time lists, SFMZ presents the best sci-films by year beginning with 1920 to Current.



The Top Ten Sci-Fi Films We Enjoy
But Are Universally Hated


There are some sci-fi films that seemed to be universally hated across the cinema kingdom, yet there are a select number of films we consider guilty pleasures.



The Top Ten Sci-Fi Films of All Time!

We sampled ten popular online top sci-fi film polls to determine SFMZ's Top Ten Sci-Fi Films of All Time. Based on their average ranking per poll, each film was measured how well it fared in the lists in the sidebar on the left. Only films that appear in at least seven of the ten polls were measured. With each poll on the left, we provide how their poll was determined. (This poll was conducted in 2010, so it's a bit outdated)



Sci-Fi Stands Tall in SFMZ's
Top Ten Sequels of All Time!


Six of ten films that made the list are Sci-Fi including James Cameron's Aliens and Terminator 2. Using the same formula for SFMZ's Top Ten Sci-Fi Films of All Time, we sampled ten online top sequels polls to determine SFMZ's Top Sequels of All Time. Based on their average ranking per poll, each film was measured how well it fared in the lists



Top Sci-Fi Movie Planets

Some sci-fi movie planets capture the movie-goer's hearts with various aspects such as environment, indigenous species, social structure, and more. From Dune to Pandora, what is the best sci-fi movie planet, planetoid, moon of the lot? We gathered a list of sci-fi rondures of wonder for you to decide by voting for what's the number one fictional planet.



The Greatest Hand Weapons of Sci-Fi Film

There are a special few sci-fi hand weapons that command attention by fans, not to mention the marketing sector to capitilize on their popularity. We put together a list of the greatest sci-fi movie hand weapons showcasing firepower that would easily dispatch the biggest and baddest villains or creatures on film.



The Eight Greatest Sci-Fi
Weapons of Mass Destruction


Keeping in theme with our previous sci-fi list 'The Greatest Hand Weapons of Sci-Fi Film,' we decided to expand on the checklists of doom by upgrading on a Herculean scale with sci-fi movie weapons packing an almighty powerful punch.



The Greatest Sci-Fi Soundtracks

The soundtrack of a sci-film or television is arguably just as critical as the visual awe we experience. We have gathered a crop of great sci-fi soundtracks here along with some audio clips and highlights of the sci-fi soundtrack composers.



The Greatest CGI Scenes in Sci-Fi Film

Special effects and sci-fi film seem to go together like baseball and hotdogs, it goes without saying the genre demands it. Of course special effects existed before the computer age, it just had to employ other traditional means, but with the introduction of computer graphics, this new craft opened the sci-fi genre into a much larger world of cinematic creativity.



Sci-Fi Film History

The history of science fiction films parallels that of the motion picture industry as a whole, although it took several decades before the genre was taken seriously. Since the 1960s, major science fiction films have succeeded in pulling in large audience shares, and films of this genre have become a regular staple of the film industry.



Sci-Fi Subgenres A to Z

Many sci-fi fans know that there are a variety of subgenres under the umbrella of science fiction, but after doing some research online, I had no idea how deep that cyber-well really is. In my research, I found subgenres that overlapped with others or they were almost the same category but a different label. Explore literally dozens of sci-fi subgenres and subsets from A to Z.



Sci-Fi at the Box Office

While Sci-Fi films seem to be shunned by the Oscars for the most part, the box office has been a bit more generous with praise, or at least monetarily. Since it's introduction in cinema history, the Sci-Fi genre has grossed close to 40 billion dollars, according to the-numbers.com.



Movie Aliens vs. Pre-historic Real Beasts

This feature centers around sci-fi smackdowns between cinema's notorious creatures and the awesome beasts of the Jurassic and other pre-historic periods.



Sci-Fi Art Gallery

When it comes to science fiction art, there's a rich diversity of talent on the web who explore the artistic cosmos with incredibly fantastic visual realms. In this section, we showcase known and unknown artists who paint the universe with amazing creativity.







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