The History of Science Fiction

As experienced in UW FINE 352. (A list in progress)
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1.
A Trip to the Moon (1902 Short Film)
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon. (13 mins.)
“ Week 01: The iconic moon face with rocket in eye. Astronomer-explorers are launched into space with a cannon, pwn Selenites with their umbrellas, and return with a splash! ” - sandragon_st
 
2.
Long Distance Wireless Photography (1908 Short Film)
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Into a photography studio full of large fantastic machines steps an elderly couple. The bearded proprietor... (6 mins.)
“ Week 01: Amazing new photographic technology! ” - sandragon_st
 
3.
An Impossible Voyage (1904 Short Film)
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Using every known means of transportation, several savants from the Geographic Society undertake a journey... (24 mins.)
“ Week 01: Tech-geek leader loads train with blimps, icebox and submarine-rocket. They go to the Alps, sun, depths of the sea and crash, freeze and explode their way to adventure! ” - sandragon_st
 
4.
At 3:25 (1924 Short Film)
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A scientist's invisible ray freezes Paris into immobility. (35 mins.)
Director: René Clair
“ Week 01: Mad scientist invents "crazy ray" making Paris (and the world?) fall asleep. Eiffel Tower guard and airplane inhabitants evade the ray, proceed to eat, steal and find lulz around Paris. Fun continues for 4 days until the ray is turned off, people wake up, and no one believes them. ” - sandragon_st
 
5.
Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924)
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A mysterious radio message is beamed around the world, and among the engineers who receive it are Los... (111 mins.)
“ Week 02: Optional Film ” - sandragon_st
 
6.
Blade Runner (1982)
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A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Presentation 1: Blade Runner ” - sandragon_st
 
7.
Forbidden Planet (1956)
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A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has. (98 mins.)
“ Presentation 2: Leslie Nielson ” - sandragon_st
 
8.
2001: A Space Travesty (2000)
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Leslie Nielsen once again plays a bumbling detective in the vein of the 'Naked Gun' movies, but this time as Marshall Richard 'Dick' Dix... (99 mins.)
“ Presentation 2: Leslie Nielson ” - sandragon_st