To begin with, Trekkies will love Star Trek: Beyond. This is a movie specially made by and for them. Those who were complaining before about the 2009’s reboot and some said really bad things about Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan in Into The Darkness, will find out that this movie, with a screenplay written by Simon Pegg, is a love letter to all Trekkies.
With tons of Easter eggs, references to old Star Trek movies and even some big pluses about the mentioning of certain things that will be exciting happenings for fans of the saga, this is just a tribute to the old TV series and the old cast, which will make every nostalgic fall off his seat.
As popular new movies and video games are continuously added to the genre, attendance at science fiction conventions grows every year. A wide variety of people attend these conventions, from programmers to cashiers to doctors to authors of all ages, all sharing a passion for reading and watching science fiction. The events are held all over the world and vary in size, from a few hundred attendees to multiple thousands.
Speaking of rational (sober) sequences in Sci-Fi movies is an absolute tremendous bump. Considering the fact that they aren’t produced to be realistic. You can quote us on that!
1. Scary Themes
Sci-fi stories have basic subjects, for example, space travel, logical advancement, cataclysmic occasions, otherworldly powers, outside intruders, robots and the threats of machines. For instance, in Douglas Adams’ novel “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” the hero and his outsider companion explore space and annihilation insidious Vogons who plan to devastate Earth. In the blockbuster hit “The Matrix,” a human PC programmer crushes a race of machines that food off human vitality and delete human personalities.
Although many have found science fiction fascinating for decades now, largely thanks to major hits like Star Wars and Star Trek, new additions to films and video games help to continually increase the popularity of the genre. Movies that we may not initially think of as science fiction, such as superhero movies, unwittingly introduce people into the fandom. When we think of science fiction, the first images that come to mind are probably spaceships and humans flying through an endless field of stars. But what actually is science fiction?
Science fiction doesn’t have an ‘spotless’ clean cut definition, though there are many traits that history and experts can agree upon. Overall, it is a genre that seeks to answer the big question, “What if?” The “What if?” scenarios usually involve change sparked by scientific discoveries, technological innovations, natural events, time travel, parallel dimensions or shifts in society. Plots often involve the impact of science upon society or individuals.
In the process of exploring this impact, the genre often involves a lot of commentary on human nature and different societies at large. This exploration is often philosophical and political in nature.
Should you miss upcoming Sci-Fi movies in 2017?! Don’t think so!
1. Star Wars: Episode VIII – December 15th, 2017
When Star Wars – The Force Awakens was announced, fans couldn’t hold in the excitement and anticipation, especially when they found out that JJ Abrams was directing the movie. The film now holds the spot of the 3rd highest grossing film of all time because fans and moviegoers simply loved it. The film established a new star wars trilogy and a series of spin-off movies to follow with Star Wars: Rogue One coming out this December. Even though Episode 7 was a smash hit, it left fans with greater anticipation for the next installment of the trilogy: Episode 8.
Every year, there are conventions and expos where fans and enthusiasts can meet to celebrate their favorite TV shows, movies, characters, and stories. It’s our job at L.A. Con 4 to update you with everything sci-fi, so here’s 5 of the BEST and BIGGEST Conventions you can go to.