Science Fiction

OWA Team Mission: KELSEIOS

OWA Team Mission: KELSEIOS

A few months after the inaugural 2014 festival, our team decided to pull together all the profits from the festival and send team member Kelsey Hockmuller into space to discover the true meaning of Science Fiction. The launch and first six months of the exploration went well, but then silence. We tracked the ship and it has been orbiting Saturn for the last year and a half. The great news is the Other Worlds Austin team was able to raise enough money to send a rescue mission to save Kelsey and her crew.  Since we have no idea what made the ship go dark, we are planning for everything. Please keep Kelsey in your thoughts. She is screaming right now and no one can hear her. 

Two Bears Too Many

Two Bears Too Many

Other Worlds Austin Founder and Artistic Director Bears Fonte sits down across from Other Worlds Austin Founder and Artistic Director Bears Fonte.  Wait a minute, that’s Bears 2.0, a home-grown clone which we’ve kept under lock and key since he tried to program a Michael Bay retrospective.  In the wake of the threats of the end of humanity, and unable to find the cause, Bears figures it is time to check in with his evil counterpart.

Abed from COMMUNITY really likes formulas

Abed from COMMUNITY really likes formulas

On Tuesday May 24 the Other Worlds Austin Staff meeting was interrupted by an unknown force that possessed OWA Director of Operations, Courtney Hazlett. Courtney came to and the team huddled around Jordan's phone as the app filtered out all of the bullshit. They gasped in unison as the results flashed on the screen. HUMANITY ENDS ON JUNE 23rd 2016.

But who sent the message and how are they planning to end humanity?

Daleks are Impossible to Interrogate

Daleks are Impossible to Interrogate

On Tuesday May 24 the Other Worlds Austin Staff meeting was interrupted by an unknown force that possessed OWA Director of Operations, Courtney Hazlett. Worry not our fellow humans, the Other Worlds Austin team is on the case and we have already captured the usual suspects. We will post the interrogation logs to our blog in the hope that you can help us figure out who plans on ending humanity on the same night as the Other Worlds Austin 9pm screening of PRISONER X at Flix Brewhouse.

Star Wars The Force Awakens is the most Disappointing Movie of All Time

Star Wars The Force Awakens is the most Disappointing Movie of All Time

Why do I groan when I hear people talking about it, lavishing it with praise? Because I hold Star Wars to a higher standard than any other series, and because J.J. Abrams and his team didn’t.  This new film suffered from lazy, repetitious storytelling, a disregard for the original trilogy, and a whole mess of missed opportunities. 

Flix Profile: Meet Greg Johnson!

Flix Profile: Meet Greg Johnson!

What's your favorite SciFi movie and why?

I don't have any children but I imagine this is what parents feel when you ask them to name a favorite kid... There are so many movies that I feel define different times of my life that I love...

One Month Later: Revisiting Midnight Special

One Month Later: Revisiting Midnight Special

Did you love MIDNIGHT SPECIAL? Were you disappointed? Has it grown on you after the fact?
Whatever your thoughts, read on for Programmer/Hospitality Director Debbie's SXSW review, then share your thoughts below!

OWA Netflix SciFi & Horror Recommendations: May 2016

OWA Netflix SciFi & Horror Recommendations: May 2016

As the weather keeps getting nicer, you might find yourself outdoors more often. But be sure to schedule a date or two (or three!) indoors because Netflix is adding some entertaining SciFi and Horror this May.  Remember to watch the films that are leaving Netflix before it’s too late! Happy viewing!

Science Fiction Meets Fact at SXSW

Science Fiction Meets Fact at SXSW

Robots and artificial intelligence, a human mission to Mars, self-driving and driving cars, brain-controlled robot arms, programmable microbes, neurotech, tricorders, human-machine interfaces, and the Hyperloop – these are all things that within most of our lifetimes were part of science fiction in literature and film.

Sundance SciFi

Sundance SciFi

Programmers Dan Repp and Jordan Brown were both at Sundance this year and we asked them to let us know about some of the SciFi or SciFi-related films they caught there.  And of Course Bears. Here’s what they all had to say.

2015: The Year in SciFi

2015: The Year in SciFi

Now that I’ve seen The Martian, I can get down to my top 15 SciFi films, films for you to add to your own must-see checklists.  I should mention these are films that received their theatrical or VOD/home video release in 2015.

Future Perfect?

Future Perfect?

We made it, you guys. We're here. This is now officially the future.  October 21, 2015 was the date to which Marty McFly travels in BACK TO THE FUTURE PART 2. Marty lands in a world that has the Cubs winning the World Series, strangely shaped Pepsi bottles ordered via robot, flying cars, hover boards, self lacing shoes, and 3D holographic movies. It's the future of the past.