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Almost all of the science fiction I have come across were created by American or European writers, so I was curious when I heard about the Chinese Sci-Fi – “The Three-Body  Problem” by Liu Cixin. The Wandering Earth  (2019) is a Chinese science fiction film adaptation of his novella of the same, directed by Frant Gwo.  The story is what follows after the sun begins to die and starts to engulf all the planets in…

Alita: Battle Angel (2019) is yet another post-apocalyptic movie, that’s based on a popular manga series of the 1990s in Japan. It is 2563, the world as we know, is reduced to one small area called Iron City, residents of which are factory workers and are being ruled by overlords from a cybercity floating above them in the sky. A Doctor during one of his scavenging sessions in the local scrapyard discovers a female cyborg…

Star Trek Generations (1994) has two of the greatest captains of Star Trek Universe, Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), and a compelling story of a rogue scientist who threatens to destroy the galaxy, time travel and an extra-dimensional realm called Nexus, yet the film comes out as a mediocre and nothing a star trek fan will love. The film opens in the year 2293, where retired Starfleet officers…

Let me try to be nice on saying how I feel about “2.0 (2018)”. If “I (2015)” of Director Shankar was an uninspired remake of his earlier film “Anniyan (2005)”, then 2.0 is an unintelligent remake of its prequel “Enthiran (2010)”. Even Robots like Chitti have emotions, but this film made us feel nothing – as the audience streamed out of the theatre, I didn’t see any hesitation in anyone to use their cell phones. After…

I am a fan of Star Trek. When I saw this new TV Series made by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane called “The Orville” and it was a Sci-Fi with a comedy twist I was captivated. Surprisingly, though starting slowly the series picks up speed as it progresses, and Season 1 didn’t disappoint as a lighter version of Star Trek. Adding to a familiar space exploration and alien civilization stories, each episode adds some drama due to…