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I’m Mathias Askeland, the producer of the upcoming sci-fi short Basilisk. Multiple HUGO-award winning author David Langford has given us permission to adapt his story BLIT into a short film! We are trying to get it funded via Kickstarter: The crew is a collection of enthusiastic people, who’s made a number of accomplished shorts together the last two years, among them several sci-fi shorts. Check out this showreel for proof: Me and the director, Nikolai Hamel, are…

Poor Hector! He was doomed from the start. And I am not talking about the Greek hero, but the killer robot from the movie Saturn 3. He just did not have a chance. From the moment Captain Benson arrived on Saturn 3, the robot’s fate was sealed. But before we fast forward to a really interesting part, let’s first meet the robot himself. Hector is the first model in the Demi-God robot series. He is more than 2,0 m…

Isn’t it fascinating that something so tremendously destructive as killer robots can at the same time be so ludicrously simple? Just think about it, if you want to stop them all you have to do is get to their CPU, and they are dead in the water. But to get to it first you have to raze a whole city block! Killer robots in science fiction movies don’t tire, they don’t pause to catch a breath, get a snack, wee, tie…

Recently our family cat Leeloo became a family cyborg cat. She received a data chip implanted under her skin and now she can travel abroad with us. This got me thinking. There are quite a lot of cybernetic organisms of human provenance in SF movies. But where the heck are the animal and non-humanoid ones? There just did not seem to be many of these out there. Were they simply overlooked by the movie industry,…