Sci-Fi Month

Sci-Fi Month 2015: Top Science Fiction Films & TV Shows of 2015

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This post is part of Sci-Fi Month 2015, a month long event to celebrate science fiction hosted by myself and Over the Effing Rainbow. You can view the schedule here, follow the event on Twitter via the official @SciFiMonth Twitter account, or the hashtag #RRSciFiMonth.

This is something I like to share every Sci-Fi Month, along with my top books – my favourite science fiction films and television shows watched this year. These do not have to have been released during 2015 – just watched this year by myself.

Jurassic World

Jurassic World

I already spoke briefly about Jurassic World earlier this month when I discussed dinosaurs in science fiction, but I have to mention it again here because it DEFINITELY makes the cut. So it might not be the most amazing or smartest movie ever, but for the sheer fun, thrill and nostalgia, it does no wrong in my eyes. It took all the things that made the first film so fantastic, and built on them. And it was so exciting to finally have the park open to the public! Even if things went exactly as expected.

Ex Machina

Ex Machina

Another film I have already discussed this month, Ex Machina is low-key, eerie science fiction. Although A.I. may not sound ‘low key’, the technology viewed in the film is quite basic in terms of presentation, and we don’t see much more than Nathan’s swish security system and Ava herself. A slow, creeping piece about what artificial intelligence means, this might keep you awake well past your bedtime.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers_Age_of_Ultron

Whilst Avengers: Age of Ultron wasn’t quite the film I’d been waiting for ever since it was announced, it was still a good, fun film – and to be honest I just can’t resist Marvel. Ultron was a little too comic to be a decent villain, but it meant we got to see more of the superhero team, as well as the new additions of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. I’m surprised it’s not on Netflix yet to be honest…

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

Okay, this is probably cheating a bit since this is a rewatch, but I’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy so many times since its initial release, and I still love it just as much. It’s funny, heartwarming, has a great amount of action and adventure, and an absolutely fantastic soundtrack. It’s a little more light-hearted and self-deprecating than other Marvel films, and all the more better for it.

Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6

It took me a little while to get round to Big Hero 6, and I’m so glad I finally made the time. This film was adorable in every way, and just so so cool! A group of teens go from robotics students to superheroes, along with what might be the cutest robot companion ever to exist. I want a hug from Baymax please.

Terra Nova

Terra Nova

I also previously discussed Terra Nova in my post on dinosaurs in science fiction, and I’m so gutted that it was cancelled! I don’t regret checking this one out on Netflix though, definitely give it a shot if you can.

Extant

Extant

Another cancelled series… I started watching Extant earlier this year, and rushed through the first season. It tells of an astronaut called Molly Woods, who returns from a 13 month solo mission in space… only to find out that she is pregnant. It sounds quite Alien-esque, and takes a little while to pick up, but it had me gripped by the end of the season, especially as it got a little creepier. Unfortunately after the second season, it was axed.

Have you watched any of these films or TV shows? What did you think? What are your favourites of 2015?

8 thoughts on “Sci-Fi Month 2015: Top Science Fiction Films & TV Shows of 2015”

  1. Ah I love Big Hero 6, it was just amazing as was Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy.

    I really wanted to love Terra Nova and I probably would have had they not cancelled it, I just gave up on it as I hate dedicating hours to a series that is cancelled.

    I loved watching this year Humans which was about the synthetics living in every home and probably not technically sci fi but there was a daft comedy called Cockroaches which was post apoc and silly.

    1. I want my own Baymax ❀

      Yeah, it can be a bit of a turn off, especially as chances are that it ends in a cliffhanger that will never be resolved.

      Oh, I know several people who loved Humans! I think it started shortly before I moved back to the UK, so I missed the start and just never caught up with it.

  2. I love Guardians of the Galaxy and can watch it over and over again. I’m afraid I didn’t think much of Jurassic World, but I watched it at home and I’m sure it was better in the theater! My very favorite new show is Killjoys on the SyFy network. It reminds me of Firefly (dark and sexy and fun) except it’s completely different…

    1. Yes, it’s definitely one of those films πŸ™‚ Jurassic World was great on the big screen – however I think it would be even more fun in IMAX, but tickets are just too expensive…

      Haven’t heard of Killjoys, maybe I should check it out?

  3. I watched Terra Nova when it was airing so I didn’t get to binge watch it. I was really curious to see where the whole thing was going and how it would play out.

    I agree – Ultron was good but not as a great as I wanted it to be. The cast is so much fun, though, you kind of can’t go wrong with two hours of them.

    And I just finally saw Jurassic World at Thanksgiving but it was on a tiny car screen. I need to watch it properly but it was fun.

    1. What did you think of Terra Nova in the end? Such a frustrating cliffhanger 😦

      Aahhh, get to it and watch Jurassic World on a large screen! πŸ™‚ It’s built for it πŸ˜‰

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