Delves into the most unusual research ever conducted, including attempts to crossbreed humans and apes, actual zombie investigations and head transplantation studies. Cutting-edge CGI ... See full summary »
Examining a psychological experiment that Ted Kaczynski (aka the Unabomber) underwent during his teenage years. Also: leaded-gasoline poisonings; a look at Russian scientists who protected their work...
Fritz Haber feeds the world and murders it with the same technology. Contaminated heroin freezes addicts like statues. The cure uses fetal brain cells. An actress forsees cell-phones & wi-fi but is ...
A lonely, grief stricken man finds a new lease on life after an unusual 'friend' is mysteriously delivered to his door. A unique relationship forms, until tragedy reveals that this 'friend' was just one of many.
Jeremy believes his recently disappeared mother has made contact with otherworldly beings. While searching for answers, he will uncover a dark secret about his past and family that will change him forever.
Sidney Turtlebaum is a bitter sweet comedy that tells the story of Sidney, an eccentric gay Jewish man in his seventies. To punish the world Sidney earns his living as a pickpocket and a ... See full summary »
Francesca Marie Claire
1967, the Cold War. In the days before his mysterious disappearance, Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt struggles to quell RED hysteria by wrestling power from an overzealous spy-master within his own government.
The six-person crew of a derelict spaceship awakens from stasis in the farthest reaches of space. Their memories wiped clean, they have no recollection of who they are or how they got on ... See full summary »
Lonely Noreen daydreams of being whisked away by a square-jawed cowboy, but her reality is far more mundane. She lives virtually enslaved on the family farm in the North of England, with ... See full summary »
A voyeurstic short film peering in on the morning after a young couple's first internet date. The film follows a sequence of increasingly disturbing events that take place whilst Rachel ... See full summary »
Delves into the most unusual research ever conducted, including attempts to crossbreed humans and apes, actual zombie investigations and head transplantation studies. Cutting-edge CGI recreations enable viewers to witness the pivotal moments when brilliant minds face controversy or ethical crossroads on the fringes of science. Written by
As a kid in the sixties, I was gobbling up scifi novels like potato chips (nobody can eat just one) and getting kinda warped in the process. Then one day my scifi Book Of The Month Club offered up a nonfiction selection by Frank Edwards called "Stranger Than Science," a collection of (allegedly) TRUE tales that mainstream media had ignored, that were weird, DISTURBING, and had this li'l bug-eyed boy TERRIFIED under the sheets with the book & a flashlight. And there were sequels, ALL of which I gobbled up. In the half-century or so since, barely any of the stories have ever been exposed outside of those pages...UNTIL NOW! I'll pretty much swear that this series is inspired by those books (maybe that's even acknowledged in the credits, but the way credits get dashed aside nowadays, who can tell?). But when an episode delved into the (alleged) saga of missing cosmonauts from the early Soviet space program (which I'd NEVER heard anywhere except "Stranger Than Science," and which has haunted my dreams ever since), I knew I'd come home. And if you need more reasons to watch, John Noble (from "Fringe") makes for the CREEPIEST host I've ever seen (one part Rod Serling to one part Hannibal Lecter). I'm hooked!
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