Above, a trailer for a new sci-fi show, called (at least so far) Almost Human. A broken cop awakes 2 years after a terrible accident to find his world full of synthetic police persons – persons that he has a deep seated dislike and distrust of. Cue him getting a new partner, being unstable, angry and hard to get on with.
It looks so incredibly lush – with visual callbacks to things like Bladerunner, Minority Report and possibly even the credits to Person of Interest.
I would watch this SO HARD.
[EDIT: And I did – before it got cancelled 😦 Shame they showed the episodes out of order, and I’m sad they cancelled it just as it was getting really interesting!]
A vibrant, loud, colourful and wicked sci-fi short set in Bangkok – a mid-future of neon implants and hot-swappable eyes. Where ‘naturals’ are shunned and hated for the temporary, fragile, disease-ridden creatures they are, and anyone who is anyone is getting newer, better, sexier metal instead. For one such neo-human, time is running out and he can no longer hide amongst the bustling markets and living streets of a city where everyone is for sale.
Another sci-fi short – this time in a near-future New York City where bio-metrics make every day easier for everyone – as long as you have no expectation of privacy. Suddenly, something happens to upset this perfect boat, and the chase is on. A good idea piece with sexy AR effects and a nice mystery hook.
All of a sudden, after what seems like years of a drought, there’s a glorious surfeit of sci-fi short films. This one, called Payload, follows the trials of a family desperately looking for hope under the ever-looming space elevator. Grim, dusty and fresh.
To get us properly excited in anticipation of the new season in autumn, the BBC has released the (non-teaser) trailer for series 7 of Doctor Who. That is all.
Policebox Flying by the Window - Just Another Day in the Life of a Timelord
Oh, and River Song (boooo!) – it can only be a new trailer for the upcoming second half of the Doctor Who season.
Slingers is a heist movie in space – the swinging 60’s on a space ship – with suits so sharp they’re holographic. If Firefly was the sci-fi version of the 1880’s American old West, then this is 80 years later when the martinis are dirty and the the chips are down. Maybe it’ll get made, maybe it won’t – but I could definitely do with some sexy-smooth sci-fi on my TV again.
(And I love the yellow space suit at 54 seconds in.)
In a fictional universe, the fantastic novel Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Sir Terry Pratchett, was made into a movie, and the closing credits are above. The casting is a little peculiar in places, I grant you, but I love the style and I’d pay my ticket to watch it, in a heartbeat.
Thankfully, while that fictional universe is not ours, we are getting a TV series of Good Omens instead. So that’s alright then.
Wait! Turn HD on. Yes, that’s right. Wait for it to stream, turn the volume up a little and bask in the first full trailer for the next Doctor Who season. Scary clowns, masked children, astronaut helmets, explosions and pirate ships, ghosts, monsters and one solitary, dangerous, deadly, gun.
“Look how cool this stuff is!”
Roll on Easter, and the start of the new season. Roll it on indeed.