Category: Sci-Fi

Cillian Murphy in Sunshine

Sunshine

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     15 February     Galileo Galilei born, 1564 On this day in 1564, the astronomer, mathematician and physicist Galileo Galilei was born. He was most famous for advocating the Copernican view of the solar system,

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Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton in Repo Man

Repo Man

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     4 February     Radium synthesised, 1936 The element radium had been discovered by Marie Sklodowska-Curie and her husband Pierre in 1898. They had taken a ton of pitchblende and from it separated out a

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Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana in Star Trek

Star Trek

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     28 December     Birth of Nichelle Nichols, 1932 On this day in 1932, Grace Dell (aka Nichelle) Nichols was born, in Robbins, Illinois, USA. Having studied in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, she

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Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able in Monsters

Monsters

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     1 December     Military Abolition Day, Costa Rica On this day every year, the people of Costa Rica celebrate Día de la Abolición del Ejército (Military abolition day), as a reminder of the day

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Police blindfold looters before shooting them in The War Game

The War Game

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     21 November     Einstein publishes his mass/energy equation, 1905 On this day in 1905, his annus mirabilis, Albert Einstein published a paper in the Annalen Der Physik (Annals of Physics). Together with his earlier

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Sam Rockwell times two in Moon

Moon

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one       13 November Nasa finds “significant” water on the Moon, 2009 On this day in 2009, Nasa reported that it had found “significant” amounts of water on the Moon. The word “significant” is significant, since

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Franka Potente in Run Lola Run

Run Lola Run

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     9 November     Schicksaltag, Germany In Germany 9 November has in recent years become known as Schicksaltag (the Fateful Day), a day which has been on five separate occasions the turning point for the

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Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck in Armageddon

Armageddon

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     7 November     The Ensisheim meteorite hits Earth, 1492 On this day in 1492, a large meteorite landed in a field outside the walled town of Ensisheim, in Alsace (present-day France). The flaming passage

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Keir Dullea in 2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     5 October     Steve Jobs dies, 2011 On this day in 2011, Steven Paul Jobs died in Palo Alto, California, aged 56, of metastatic cancer of the pancreas. Famously fired in 1985 from Apple,

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Barthélémy Karas, as voiced by Daniel Craig, in the Anglophone version of Renaissance

Renaissance

      Daniel Craig, Romola Garai, Ian Holm, Catherine McCormack and Jonathan Pryce? That’s quite a cast and it’s just for starters. And for a French anime-style sci-fi too, the “French” bit being the clue that the names are actually here to revoice Gallic product for Anglophone consumption. What

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