Staff Picks

Signal To Noise

Signal To Noise

“Aliens were talking through the radio. They would say something, and then they were gone. I think they were sending secret messages,” I said, showing off my 4 year old deduction. 
This elicited one of the biggest laughs that I’d ever heard from my father.

Art Imitating Life Imitating Art

Art Imitating Life Imitating Art

The genre of SciFi in particular has provided us with some of the most creative, arresting images of where the future may take us, whether it’s fantastically removed from our current life (still waiting on those flying cars) or disturbingly relatable to the world as it is today. Both avenues offer fascinating insight into what is possible or even probable.

Loss & Other Cosmic Mysteries

Loss & Other Cosmic Mysteries

ASCENSION frames mental illness as a dark and sinister force from the stars. It makes the behavior understandable on some level. The person you know and love isn’t doing these terrible things. It’s that dark entity. That thing.

Multi-Dimensional Love

Multi-Dimensional Love

What’s surprising is that even with some of the usual modern rom-com conventions we’ve come to expect and SciFi elements, the film doesn’t lose focus on its emotionally involving core. Both versions of Todd have hurt people in their orbit in significant ways, and each one will need to travel to another plane of existence to try and set things right.

Catch This Ghost Film

Catch This Ghost Film

So what do you get when you take THE FRIGHTENERS, GHOSTBUSTERS, and contemporary irreverent humor and blend it together? You get DEADTECTIVES

Love and Sex with Robots: The Rise and Fall of Chobits

Love and Sex with Robots: The Rise and Fall of Chobits

Chi — like many sex robots including Quin in 2050 — are programmed to be exactly how the owner wants them to be and...If that is the case, then how is it really a romance story if it's already in their code? The point of a romance is to see the two come together, to watch them deal with their differences and become two people in love. Where’s the fun in watching a man fall in love with a being that he programs to be perfect for him and follow his every command and wish?

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in April 2018

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in April 2018

Happy spring, everyone! Springtime in Texas means bluebonnets, rain, and of course our beloved seasonal allergies. As pollen takes over our city, you might be looking for something to keep you entertained during your moments of indoor respite. Enter: this month’s recommendations!  Our favorite streaming services have a great lineup for April - no foolin’! Check it out below and let us know which you watched.

OWA Recommendations: Now Streaming in October 2017

OWA Recommendations: Now Streaming in October 2017

For many of us at Other Worlds, October is our favorite month - and for good reason! The weather is finally getting comfortable in Austin, we are only a mere couple months away from the festival, and of course we get to celebrate horror all month long! 

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in September 2017

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in September 2017

Even though technically the autumn solstice is not until near the end of this month, for those of us in love with this time of year, fall is already in full swing.  Now grab a pumpkin spice latte, put on a chunky sweater, and cuddle up with some of these great SciFi and Horror picks!

Half and Half: A List of the Ten Best SciFi/Horror Films from the First Half of 2017

Half and Half: A List of the Ten Best SciFi/Horror Films from the First Half of 2017

2017 is proving to be yet another domino in a building line of high-caliber annual film fare. Not restricted to budget size or genre classification--high budget and low budget, genre films of all stripes or films that avoid genre classification all together---the last few years have been defined by unrelenting quality that is pushing forward to the present day. With the first seven months officially under our belts, I am going to take a look back at seven of the best SciFi and Horror films from the first half of the year.

5 SciFi Music Videos Worth A Watch From The Past Decade

5 SciFi Music Videos Worth A Watch From The Past Decade

This is not the first time I've written about SciFi music videos and it likely won't be the last. There's a wealth of material out there, and honestly it's pretty fun to see what musical acts, particularly big-budget names, come up with to tell their musical stories. We get alter-egos, ambitious storylines, and style to boot. I've compiled a grouping of videos that run the gamut from robots to aliens to scientists. Ch-check it out:

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in August 2017

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in August 2017

How is everyone enjoying the summer? Here in Austin, we have hit multiple triple-digit days - and in a row, mind you. Of course, we would love to spend more time outside enjoying this wonderful time of year, but some days it is honestly just too hot. Thank goodness for these new SciFi and Horror additions that our favorite streaming services have added this month! Now, if you don’t mind, we are going to find some AC and start on the list below!

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in July 2017

OWA Recommends: Now Streaming in July 2017

Remember to grab your earbuds and smart device to watch some great shows while you are laying out by the pool. Because ladies and gentleman, July is bringing us some great additions to SciFi and Horror.