Science Fiction Movie Moments that Made Us Believe In Wonder

This past week, we've rekindled our sense of wonder, watching Curiosity land and explore a world millions of miles away. But the best science fiction and fantasy movies have a way of rekindling that same feeling of wonder, with amazing spectacle and powerful visions. » 8/09/12 2:06pm 8/09/12 2:06pm

Classic science fiction moments, recreated as minimalist LEGO dioramas

For a recent contest, LEGO hobbyist site The Living Brick challenged builders to transform famous scenes from science fiction cinema and television into sculptures that require the bare minimum of LEGO pieces. Here's a round-up of the resulting dioramas — behold such films as Tron, Planet of the Apes, and Return of… » 6/25/12 8:25am 6/25/12 8:25am

Easily the most insane animal footage ever caught on an undersea camera

If you thought those submersible videos of swordfish and sperm whales were something special, here's something right out of The Abyss. » 5/08/12 9:40pm 5/08/12 9:40pm

Take a tour of the abandoned remains of The Abyss movie set

We recently saw how James Cameron built the undersea set for the 1987 filming of The Abyss at the unfinished Cherokee Nuclear Plant outside of Gaffney, South Carolina. » 9/17/11 9:00am 9/17/11 9:00am

Watch how The Abyss was filmed at an abandoned nuclear power plant

When James Cameron was directing The Abyss in 1987, he opted to film the underwater at the unfinished Cherokee Nuclear Power Plant near Gaffney, South Carolina. After filming wrapped, the set stood basically unattended for 20 years, allowing urban explorers to sneak in. » 9/14/11 11:25am 9/14/11 11:25am

Never-Before-Seen Footage of the Alien Puppets in James Cameron's The…

We've got an exclusive video clip from FX legend Steve Johnson's archives featuring the angelic underwater alien puppets of James Cameron's The Abyss. Listen as Johnson describes with disbelief how Gale Anne Hurd and Cameron decided to hire a "23-year-old-moron" to design the alien puppet that the entire feature… » 2/09/11 12:30pm 2/09/11 12:30pm

Brace yourself for a Twilight Zone marathon. Plus Primeval begins and…

This week, we have the season finale of Tower Prep and the season premiere of Primeval, and marathons of Doctor Who, Twilight Zone, and assorted other classics. Plus Rufus Sewell meets a mermaid, and Alec "Obi-Wan" Guinness pioneers science-fiction comedy. » 12/27/10 9:00am 12/27/10 9:00am

Are you ready to dive back into The Abyss with Minnie Driver?

Minnie Driver stars in the BBC's The Deep, a five-episode miniseries about a submarine searching the depths of the Arctic Ocean for organisms that could produce biofuels, replacing our dependence on dwindling fossil fuels. But everything goes awry. » 7/29/10 10:30am 7/29/10 10:30am

James Cameron's Love-Hate Relationship With Technology

James Cameron started as an effects wizard for Roger Corman, and all of his films have expanded the technology of movie-making. But his films are also all about the ways technology can fail us or destroy us. What gives? » 12/29/09 2:30pm 12/29/09 2:30pm

The Epic Movie-Making Adventures Of James Cameron

James Cameron's rise, from driving trucks to directing some of Hollywood's biggest epics, parallels the epic journeys of his characters, from Sarah Connor to Jake Sully. And you won't believe how crazy the stories in his biography, The Futurist, are. » 12/23/09 1:30pm 12/23/09 1:30pm

Avatar: Haven't We Seen This James Cameron Film Before?

While watching the spectacle that is James Cameron's Avatar, you may have found yourself with a strange déjà vu feeling. That's because Avatar is littered with Cameron references and influences, from Aliens to Terminator. We've rounded them up for you. » 12/21/09 12:52pm 12/21/09 12:52pm

Must See: The Abyss

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. Written by James Rocchi.

Title: The Abyss
Date: 1989

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