Minority Report really did predict the future

When you ask people to name their favorite science fiction films, you'll often hear them mention Blade Runner as the gold standard. My vote however, goes to a different Philip K. Dick adaptation: Steven Spielberg's Minority Report. Released ten years ago today, the movie is as important today as it was back then, when… » 6/21/12 1:44pm 6/21/12 1:44pm

Minority Traffic Report Detects Accidents Before They Happen

Two miles ahead, a construction crew is closing down the right lane on a busy stretch of road. A truck stalled on the left shoulder is slowing down drivers who stop to look. In the minivan to your right, a distracted dad is paying more attention to his kids than to the road. Unfortunately, you are aware of none of… » 11/10/08 4:57pm 11/10/08 4:57pm

The History Of Product Placement In Science Fiction

Science fiction is all about showing us new and startling worlds - and it doesn't hurt to sell a few widgets along the way. Like Eureka, which recently proved that you can save the world using Degree antiperspirant. Or the Sarah Connor Chronicles, which showed on Monday that a certain brand of car is the official… » 10/13/08 5:58pm 10/13/08 5:58pm

Eight of the Oddest Inspirations for the Coolest Science Fiction…

Some of the most awesome science fiction machines ever conceived for film, like the turbo-tank AT-ATs from Empire Strikes Back, were inspired by things the concept designers saw every day. You may already know that George Lucas was allegedly inspired to create the AT-ATs by these cargo lifters at the Port of Oakland » 3/13/08 12:41pm 3/13/08 12:41pm