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1. Invader ZIM (2001–2004)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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An alien named Zim from the planet Irk is sent on a secret mission to conquer Earth, not realising that his leaders were just trying to get rid of him and hoped that he would die. Once there, Zim manages to disguise himself as a human child, but one boy named Dib sees through his disguise.

Stars: Andy Berman, Richard Steven Horvitz, Rikki Simons, Melissa Fahn

Votes: 18,411

2. James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction (2018)

60 min | Documentary

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An exploration into the science fiction genre, with some of the greatest pioneers of the genre.

Stars: James Cameron, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 702

3. The Amazing Captain Nemo (1978 TV Movie)

102 min | Sci-Fi

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After a century of being in suspended animation, the mysterious submarine commander is revived in modern times for new adventures.

Directors: Alex March, Paul Stader | Stars: José Ferrer, Burgess Meredith, Mel Ferrer, Horst Buchholz

Votes: 325

4. The Chair to Everywhere (2019)

83 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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A father and daughter invent a teleportation device designed to ultimately replace all other forms of transport on Earth. During one of the tests, the daughter disappears and fails to ... See full summary »

Director: Mol Smith | Stars: Sean Botha, Polly Tregear, Eloise O'Brian, Samantha Fields

5. The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake (2009 TV Movie)

86 min | Adventure, Fantasy

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"1592. Four years after England's defeat of the Spanish Armada, tensions still run deep, especially between Sir Francis Drake, "The Queen's Pirate", and his lifelong nemesis, Captain Don ... See full summary »

Director: David Flores | Stars: Adrian Paul, Temuera Morrison, Wes Ramsey, Daniel Kash

Votes: 564

6. I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970)

95 min | Sci-Fi, Comedy

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This futuristic science fiction comedy features an atomic bomb blast that causes women to grow beards and lose the ability to have children. A summit meeting is held at the United Nations, ... See full summary »

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Jirí Sovák, Jana Brejchová, Lubomír Lipský, Iva Janzurová

Votes: 390

7. Beast Wishes (2012)

63 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

9.0
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A documentary about Bob and Kathy Burns, the goodwill ambassadors of science fiction film fandom.

Directors: Frank Dietz, Trish Geiger | Stars: Rick Baker, Bob Burns, Kathy Burns, Joe Dante

Votes: 61

8. Because Science (2014– )

Talk-Show

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Join Nerdist's Kyle Hill each week as he discusses the secret science in your favorite fandoms and pop culture.

Star: Kyle Hill

Votes: 23

9. Hello, Are You There? (2019)

70 min | Drama

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The Lambert family purchased a new telephone in 1909. Eighty years later and after the recent passing of Tim Lambert's father, he moves in with his widowed mother and discovers a special ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Jason Allen | Stars: Buddy Campbell, John Charles Dickson, Hannah Harper, Al Collado

10. Sirens and Screams (2015)

80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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This film is shot in a continuous 78-minute take. The story takes place in a city ravaged by crisis, poverty and crime. The people who remained belong mostly to the low class, and they're ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Peric | Stars: Ana Arapovic, Tino Bandini, Katarina Botica, Petar Buljevic

Votes: 39

11. Get Ace (2014– )

12 min | Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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Meet Ace McDougal - just your average, everyday nerdy school kid... Well he was, 'til he happened to be in the wrong dentist's chair at the wrong time and accidentally said the secret ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeffery Richards, David Myles Brown, Lyall Brooks, Amanda Harrison

Votes: 235

12. Linoleum - Alain Chamfort/Cie Niki Noves (2019)

6 min | Short, Fantasy, Musical

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The human being, in the inner struggle of his contradictions, in the face of a collapsing world, to the possibility of a renewal.

Director: Niki Noves | Stars: Alain Chamfort, André Sebti, Guillaume Chan Ton, Babel Kasumi

13. Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet (2006 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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A documentary about the making of, and legacy of, the Forbidden Planet movie.

Stars: Dennis Muren, Joe Dante, Leslie Nielsen, Alan Dean Foster

Votes: 50

14. Kontrakt (1985)

10 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

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Bearded contract employee goes on a "giant bouquet of flowers" planet and prefers friendship with the robot because all inhabitants are creepy psychos.

Director: Vladimir Tarasov | Stars: Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Evgeniy Steblov, Boris Ivanov, Vasiliy Livanov

Votes: 37

15. Los Últimos (2019)

13 min | Short, Sci-Fi

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Director: Andrea Zapiain | Stars: Kirey Amano, Lorena de la Parra, Ximena Duggan, Jatzke Fainsod

16. Trumbull Land (2018 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

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A portrait of DOUGLAS TRUMBULL, the magician behind the visual effects of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Blade Runner.

Director: Grégory Wallet | Stars: Bruce Dern, Stanley Kubrick, Gaspar Noé, Ridley Scott

17. A Report of Connected Events (2018)

5 min | Short

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A Report Of Connected Events is a branded content film directed by Mischa Rozema and produced by PostPanic. Celebrating the power of storytelling, it was commissioned by Nuna9 on behalf of ... See full summary »

Director: Mischa Rozema

Votes: 8

18. Rohan's Alien Encounter (2016)

2 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Steve Cozart | Stars: Oasis Nguyen, Havish Ravipati, Ross Valencia

19. The Steel Wind

Sci-Fi | Post-production

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Director: Aaron Priest | Stars: Samantha Doran, Cheyenne Hope

20. Farewell: DeForest Kelley--A Tribute (2003 TV Movie)

15 min | Documentary, Biography

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A short retrospective of the career of actor DeForest Kelley, best known for his role as Dr. Leonard McCoy on the series "Star Trek" (1966). Incvluded are interviews with former castmates ... See full summary »

Stars: Harve Bennett, William Campbell, DeForest Kelley, David Loughery

21. Agrimnon

Action | Pre-production

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Director: Jamaal James

22. The Military Mind (2013 Video)

22 min | Documentary, Short

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For the special features of the official DVD release of the story, cast and crew look back at the making of Doctor Who: The Mind of Evil: Episode One (1971).

Director: Chris Chapman | Stars: Timothy Combe, Terrance Dicks, Barry Letts, Pik Sen Lim

23. The Sandmine Murders (2012 Video)

32 min | Documentary, Short

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For the special features of the Special Edition DVD release of the story, cast and crew look back at the making of Doctor Who: The Robots of Death: Part One (1977).

Director: Steve Broster | Stars: Tom Baker, Michael E. Briant, David Collings, Brian Croucher

24. Directing Who with Barry Letts (2011 Video)

14 min | Short

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Barry Letts talks about directing Doctor Who (1963) for the special features of the DVD release of Doctor Who: Planet of the Spiders: Part One (1974).

Star: Barry Letts

25. The Matrix Revisited (2009 Video)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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For the special features of the official DVD release of the story, cast and crew look back at the making of Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin: Part One (1976).

Director: Paul Vanezis | Stars: Sara Griffiths, Tom Baker, Philip Hinchcliffe, Bernard Horsfall

26. Warriors of Mars (2010 Video)

14 min | Short

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For the special features of the DVD release of Doctor Who: The Curse of Peladon: Episode One (1972), the story of the Ice Warriors and their appearances in Doctor Who (1963).

Director: John Kelly | Stars: Donald Gee, Alan Bennion, Bernard Bresslaw, Sonny Caldinez

27. Into the Wild (2012 Video)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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For the special features of the official DVD release of the story, cast and crew look back at the making of Doctor Who: The Face of Evil: Part One (1977).

Director: Chris Chapman | Stars: Anthony Frieze, Philip Hinchcliffe, Mat Irvine, Louise Jameson

28. Destroy All Monsters! (2011 Video)

23 min | Documentary, Short

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For the special features of the Special Edition DVD release of the story, cast and crew look back at the making of Doctor Who: Carnival of Monsters: Episode One (1973).

Director: Chris Chapman | Stars: Marc Silk, Karilyn Collier, Terrance Dicks, Cheryl Hall

29. Blasting the Past (2011 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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For the special features of the official DVD release of the story, cast and crew look back at the making of Doctor Who: Day of the Daleks: Episode One (1972).

Stars: Ben Aaronovitch, Anna Barry, Nicholas Briggs, Paul Cornell

30. A New Frontier (2013 Video)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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For the special features of the Special Edition DVD release of the story, cast and crew look back at the making of Doctor Who: The Ark in Space: Part One (1975).

Director: Chris Chapman | Stars: Rodney Bennett, Nicholas Briggs, Philip Hinchcliffe, Kenton Moore

31. The Perfect Scenario: The End of Dreams (2009 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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A look at the political context in which Doctor Who: Planet of the Daleks: Episode One (1973) was made, included as a special feature of the DVD release of the story.

Director: Steve Broster | Stars: Terrance Dicks, Janet Fielding, Bernard Horsfall, Jane How

32. Storm Over Avallion (2008 Video)

22 min | Documentary, Short

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For the special features of the official DVD release of the story, cast and crew look back at the making of Doctor Who: Battlefield: Part One (1989).

Stars: Ben Aaronovitch, Sophie Aldred, Angela Bruce, Andrew Cartmel

33. Plastic Fantastic (2011 Video)

11 min | Short

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For the special features of the official DVD release of Doctor Who: Terror of the Autons: Episode One (1971), the history of plastic and how it came to be used by Robert Holmes in his stories.

Stars: Terrance Dicks, Francesca Gavin, Matthew Savage, Robert Shearman

34. Happiness Will Prevail (2012 Video)

23 min | Documentary, Short

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For the special features of the official DVD release of the story, cast and crew look back at the making of Doctor Who: The Happiness Patrol: Part One (1988).

Stars: Sophie Aldred, Andrew Cartmel, Chris Clough, Graeme Curry

35. The Rumble in the Jungle (2009 Video)

16 min | Documentary, Short

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For the special features of the official DVD release of the story, cast and crew look back at the making of Doctor Who: Planet of the Daleks: Episode One (1973).

Stars: Henry Dunn, Bernard Horsfall, Jane How, John Hurst

36. Watch the Night Skies

Documentary | Announced

A sequel to a blockbuster from 1977 was designed to be an R rated horror film. In the vein of "Jodorowsky's Dune"-this documentary will explore a different group of aliens who were less ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Beville

37. The Space War (2009 Video)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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For the special features of the official DVD release of the story, cast and crew look back at the making of Doctor Who: Frontier in Space: Episode One (1973).

Stars: Henry Dunn, John Friedlander, Vera Fusek, Michael Hawkins

38. Schrödinger's Cat II (2016)

2 min | Short, Comedy

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Mild Mannered lab assistant, Mr. Smith (Brad Simanski), finds a kitty (Annie) and falls in love with it. When the evil Dr. Schrodinger (Ethan Estes) demands the kitty placed in a box with ... See full summary »

Director: Gigi Bannister | Stars: Annie the Cat, Ethan E. Estes, Brad Simanski

39. After Image (2009 Video)

26 min | Documentary, Short

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For the special features of the official DVD release of the story, cast and crew look back at the making of Doctor Who: Image of the Fendahl: Part One (1977).

Stars: Edward Arthur, Louise Jameson, Colin Mapson, Anthony Read

40. Between Now... And Now! (2010 Video)

23 min | Documentary, Short

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For the special features of the DVD release of Doctor Who: The Time Monster: Episode One (1972), Jim Al-Khalili examines the science around the story.

Director: Steve Broster | Stars: Jim Al-Khalili, Richard Franklin, Barry Letts, Katy Manning

41. Horror on the High Rise (2011 Video)

34 min | Documentary, Short

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For the special features of the official DVD release of the story, cast and crew look back at the making of Doctor Who: Paradise Towers: Part One (1987).

Director: Steve Broster | Stars: Mark Ayres, Richard Briers, Andrew Cartmel, Howard Cooke

42. The Making of Doctor Who (1988 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

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In a special documentary made for public television in the United States, Eric Luskin goes behind the scenes of the 25th anniversary story Doctor Who: Silver Nemesis: Part One (1988) to interview the cast and crew.

Director: Freddie Chisholm | Stars: Eric Luskin, Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, David Banks

43. Cold Fusion (2013 Video)

24 min | Documentary, Short

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For the special features of the official DVD release of the story, cast and crew look back at the making of Doctor Who: The Ice Warriors: Episode One (1967).

Director: Chris Chapman | Stars: James Bresslaw, Sonny Caldinez, Jeremy Davies, Frazer Hines

44. The Frighten Factor (2009 Video)

16 min | Documentary, Short

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A look at the frightening elements of Doctor Who (1963) and Doctor Who (2005), included as a special feature of the DVD release of Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin: Part One (1976).

Director: Brendan Sheppard | Stars: Simon Ockenden, Peter Cavanna, Terrance Dicks, John Dorney

45. On the Set of Dr. Who and the Daleks (2012 Video)

7 min | Short

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A look behind the scenes of Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965), including an interview with Gordon Flemyng's son, Jason Flemyng.

Stars: Jason Flemyng, Bryan Hands, Marcus Hearn, Anthony Waye

46. Scotch Mist in Sussex (2013 Video)

31 min | Documentary, Short

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For the special features of the official DVD release of the story, cast and crew look back at the making of Doctor Who: Terror of the Zygons: Part One (1975).

Stars: James Acheson, Robert Banks Stewart, Steve Bowman, Nigel Curzon

47. Moving On (II) (2010 Video)

4 min | Short

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For the Special Edition DVD release of Doctor Who: The Talons of Weng-Chiang: Part One (1977), Philip Hinchcliffe talks about leaving Doctor Who (1963) in 1977 and what he might have done if he had stayed on the series.

Star: Philip Hinchcliffe

48. Directing Who: Michael Ferguson (2005 Video)

14 min | Short

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For the special features of the official DVD release of the story, Michael Ferguson talks about directing Doctor Who: The Claws of Axos: Episode One (1971).

Stars: Michael Ferguson, Peter Bathurst, Nicholas Courtney, Roger Delgado

49. Helter-Skelter (2010 Video)

9 min | Short

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Oliver Elmes talks about designing the first computer-generated title sequence for Doctor Who (1963), a DVD special feature for Doctor Who: Time and the Rani: Part One (1987).

Star: Oliver Elmes

50. Reverse Standards Conversion: The Axon Legacy (2005 Video)

10 min | Short

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Jack Pizzey tells how Doctor Who: The Claws of Axos: Episode One (1971) was converted back from NTSC to PAL using innovative technology for its release on VHS and DVD.

Director: John Kelly | Stars: Jack Pizzey, Peter Bathurst, Paul Grist, Donald Hewlett



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