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I am always interested in movies on Time-Travel, whether it is the classics like Back to the Future (1985) and Primer (2004), or comedy attempts like the Portugal film Mother Knows Best (2016) and the Tamil film Indru Netru Naalai (2015). Today I saw See You Yesterday (2019) from Netflix. What’s different about this film are the protagonists, two super-smart students, CJ and Sebastian. They are African-American, living in a black community that is affected by police brutality. The kids invent a time-machine for their school expo which will get them into one of the prestigious universities. As you will expect…

Netflix is on a spree producing Sci-Fi series. The latest is Another Life (2019) starring Katee Sackhoff. It is about a crew of astronauts flying the first faster than light (FTL) powered spacecraft in search of a planet from where an artefact seems to have landed on earth – who are the aliens, are they friendly or hostile? From the beginning, it was clear the series didn’t have many ‘new’ imagination, but thanks to right casting and good writing it kept me engaged to watch the whole Season 1. It starts with the arrival of an artefact from an unknown location,…

In the future, when humans are able to travel at ‘warp’ speeds (faster than light) to distant galaxies, before their first journey, as a preparation, will the explorers be tasked to watch the entire Star Trek collection to prepare themselves on how to encounter alien civilizations? How likely is this scenario? Let me know your thoughts on the comments below. #JustAsking #StarTrek #Future #Aliens

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 the solar system. To survive humans plan to move the Earth out of the Solar System to the Alpha Centauri system, using giant thrusters all around the earth, turning our…

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 still alive – her face and brain being intact. He brings her home and gives a mechanical body and names her Alita. How Alita adapts…