How One Man Recreated the First Spaceship that Ever Appeared on Film

"Friede" was the first real spaceship in the movies. It was designed by one of the founders of modern astronautics and was an Art Deco masterpiece so scientifically accurate it gave the Nazis nightmares. » 2/27/13 7:00am 2/27/13 7:00am

Watch a 99-year-old Polish war memorial transform into a giant starship…

This is O (Omicron), a projection-mapping installation directed by Romain Tardy and Thomas Vaquié at the Hala Stulecia in Wrocław, Poland. Completed by architect Max Berg in 1913 to commemorate the centennial of the defeat of Napoleon, this memorial — with the aid of some well-placed lighting — becomes a pulsing… » 6/21/12 2:05pm 6/21/12 2:05pm

A sneak peek of the new architecture-obsessed Batman graphic novel

For his first graphic novel about the Caped Crusader, author and designer Chip Kidd (who worked on Bat-Manga! and oodles of famous book covers) teamed up with illustrator Dave Taylor (2000 AD) for the upcoming Batman: Death By Design. » 5/21/12 7:15am 5/21/12 7:15am

Rock Opera Version of Fritz Lang's Metropolis Coming to a Theater Near…

Fritz Lang's Metropolis is certainly a classic among science fiction pictures. It's so popular that Oscar-winning composer Giorgio Moroder crafted a rock soundtrack for the film that included performances from legends such as Freddie Mercury. And now it's coming to a theater near you! » 8/29/11 6:30am 8/29/11 6:30am

Fritz Lang's Metropolis like you've never seen it before

The restored print of Fritz Lang's Metropolis, with 25 extra minutes, just showed in an art deco power plant in Austin this past weekend. Here's an exclusive look at the gorgeous new Metropolis poster, and check out some pics below. » 9/14/10 2:30pm 9/14/10 2:30pm

25 classic science fiction movies that everybody must watch

Science fiction has rocked cinemas for a century, and the genre has produced many undisputed classics during that time. But which movies are essential viewing for anyone interested in the genre? We broke down the 25 must-watch science fiction films. » 8/25/10 12:00pm 8/25/10 12:00pm

With Restored Footage, Metropolis Finally Makes Sense

Don't walk into Metropolis expecting a modern movie-going experience. It's an artifact from the earliest days of cinema, a relic from another age of science fiction. But in an era of reboots and remakes, its retro-futuristic weirdness is thrilling. » 5/14/10 1:20pm 5/14/10 1:20pm

Original Metropolis Lives On In Berlin

After more than eight decades, Fritz Lang's original cut of his classic movie Metropolis will be seen for the first time at next year's Berlin Film Festival, including 30 minutes of almost-unseen footage. » 10/30/09 8:00am 10/30/09 8:00am

The First Ever Gynoid Is Now Complete At Last!

The science fiction movie Holy Grail has appeared: the missing sections of Fritz Lang's Metropolis turned up in Buenos Aires. We can finally see what the classic gynoid-led worker uprising movie is really about. Up to a quarter of the movie has been missing since it was butchered for its early screenings in 1927,… » 7/02/08 12:00pm 7/02/08 12:00pm

Metropolis Was the Silent Film Blockbuster That Inspired Pat Benatar

The news that Fritz Lang's 1927 classic Metropolis is being remade by Hollywood made us take another look at the original. For a silent film made 80 years ago, it's still cutting-edge. Strange facts you never knew about this prescient scifi flick, including its odd connection to Pat Benatar, in our Metropolis » 12/10/07 12:00pm 12/10/07 12:00pm

Must See: Metropolis

Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.


Title: Metropolis
Date: 1927

Vitals: In a future world divided between rich people with flying cars and impoverished masses who live… » 9/30/07 7:19pm 9/30/07 7:19pm