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PUMZI takes on post-apocalyptic dystopia, Kenyan-style

There isn’t a lot of indie sci fi coming out of Africa these days. That’s one thing that makes PUMZI stand out. PUMZI is the visionary post-apocalyptic dystopian short sci fi film from acclaimed Kenyan writer and director Wanuri Kahiu. The post-apocalyptic sci-fi indie short is set 35 years after World War III has destroyed the world’s ecology. Humanity has retreated underground, living in completely self-contained compounds. One such compound is the Maitu Community in East Africa, where a young botanist named Asha (portrayed by the luminous Kudzani Moswela) receives a mysterious delivery that signifies new hope for the world.
There isn’t a lot of indie sci fi coming out of Africa these days. That’s one thing that makes.

Con Spotlight: 43rd Los Angeles Science Fiction Convention

Recursor.TV attended the 43rd annual LOSCON (Los Angeles Science Fiction Convention) over Thanksgiving weekend November 25-27, 2016 at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott. LOSCON 43 honored David Gerrold as the Guest of Honor for his significant literary contributions. Over the course of his career to date, Gerrold has authored over 50 books, including The Man who Folded Himself and Worlds of Wonder: How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy. He is also the writer of the classic Star Trek episode “The Trouble with Tribbles” — an undisputed favorite among Trekkies. As you can imagine, the event provided a.
Recursor.TV attended the 43rd annual LOSCON (Los Angeles Science Fiction Convention) over Thanksgiving weekend November 25-27, 2016 at the.

Be Transported to Worlds Fantastic

We fans of speculative fiction enjoy the genre for many reasons. Chief among them is the opportunity it gives us to explore realms filled with the wonders of “what if?” From epic fantasies to dystopian futures, the web is teeming with short films depicting worlds where the impossible is … possible. My website, The7thMatrix.com, showcases many of these extraordinary short films made by visionary filmmakers. With our short film ebook guide, 200 Best Online Sci-Fi Short Films, you now have a passport to travel to worlds fantastic anytime, anywhere. Our guide contains.
We fans of speculative fiction enjoy the genre for many reasons. Chief among them is the opportunity it gives.

Spotlight: Indie Sci-Fi on a Budget — “Electric Nostalgia” 

It’s not easy making indie sci-fi films that address the morality and ethics of scientific advances, feature believable characters and keep audiences on edge …all on an indie budget. That was the challenge facing Jacob Leighton Burns, writer/director of “Electric Nostalgia” – a full-length, award-winning indie sci-fi thriller made in Oklahoma. Recursor spoke with Burns about making sci fi on a budget. RECURSOR: What did you find to be the challenges of creating indie sci-fi? JACOB LEIGHTON BURNS: The biggest challenge in creating indie sci-fi is building a new world within your film that is both.
It’s not easy making indie sci-fi films that address the morality and ethics of scientific advances, feature believable characters and.

Sci-Fi Spotlight: ZELOS — A.I. and Cloning Gone Wrong

Zelos is the provocative sci-fi short film commissioned by KQED’s Film School Shorts to open its fourth season. Raising questions of artificial life and cloning, Zelos challenges and ultimately satisfies its audience. Directed by Thoranna Sigurdardottir, Zelos tells the story of Maria (Erica Piccininni), a woman who appears to have a modern storybook life — devoted husband Mordecai (Michael Ornstein), two exuberant children, and a showplace home. However, she is feeling overwhelmed by the demands of her personal and professional life, as well the unspoken competition she is engaged in with Ari (Brooke Nevin), a beautiful colleague. Desperate, Maria.
Zelos is the provocative sci-fi short film commissioned by KQED’s Film School Shorts to open its fourth season. Raising questions of.

Life on Mars Made Believable: NatGeo’s Mars Goes Live

These days, it seems we can’t stop talking about Mars. From Andy Weir’s The Martian to Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy now on hold for further development at Spike TV, everyone’s favorite red planet has become the focus on many current science fiction works. No doubt it’s a focus for science fact also, as NASA tracks discoveries on the planet’s surface with the Curiosity Rover and Elon Musk pursues the Space X project. With all this obsession, we have to ask: What would it take to actually send a.
These days, it seems we can’t stop talking about Mars. From Andy Weir’s The Martian to Kim Stanley Robinson’s.

That’s No Moon… It’s a Supermoon

On November 14, do everything you can to be outside when it’s dark. Why? Because you don’t want to miss the supermoon of all supermoons. What’s a supermoon, anyway? Well, it’s certainly not a space rock with superpowers. (Though with all the Marvel movies coming out, you’d think so.) Nope, the term is — as you probably know — a reference to how close our solar system buddy comes to us during perigee, the closest point of its elliptical orbit around our happy planet. At perigee, the moon can be as much as 14 percent closer to Earth than at apogee,.
On November 14, do everything you can to be outside when it’s dark. Why? Because you don’t want to miss.

We Don’t Want to Miss a Thing…Especially not Asteroids

Remember Armageddon? Regardless of whether you loved that movie for its cheesiness or hated it for the not-so-hard science, the film gets one thing right: Asteroids pass by Earth all the time. One such flying space rock made the news on October 31, another on November 6 for so-called near misses. Not to worry, though. Most asteroids would never cause the level of catastrophic damage that Michael Bay and Roland Emmerich dream of, says Paul Chodas, manager of the Center for NEO Studies at NASA JPL. Recursor spoke with Chodas about NASA’s new.
Remember Armageddon? Regardless of whether you loved that movie for its cheesiness or hated it for the not-so-hard science, the.

Optimus Prime Is Here, and He’s a Navy Ship Now

Okay, Transformers aren’t real. Sure, ruin our childhoods. But the U.S. Navy just launched the next best thing into the seven seas. Christened the USS Zumwalt and commissioned into active service on October 15, this high-tech beast of a warship is the Navy’s newest, most advanced fleet member currently on the high seas. It’s also the largest, making it a formidable foe and offering the promise of how tomorrow’s technology will keep our sailors safe at sea in wartime. The destroyer’s sizable deck is expansive, with room to host.
Okay, Transformers aren’t real. Sure, ruin our childhoods. But the U.S. Navy just launched the next best thing into.