Science Fiction Concepts
in Novel, Movies and Games
Novels, Movies, Computer Games featuring
Science Fiction Concepts and Plots and brief storyline.
Note: Contains Plot Spoilers
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HG Well's - Time Machine
Shows quiet Bleak future of Humanity.
The hero is the creator of a time machine who travels
through time using his machine. As he takes on his journey
through time he finds out that due to various devastating
human's endeavors, including the destruction of moon,
humans are on the verge of extinction. There by causing
a genetic evolution thereby splitting the humans into
two species. One that we know as of now, and the other
living under the ground and feeding on the humans living
This series uses the concept that we
can manipulate history (by traveling to past and doing
something) to make the present different. For example
killing Hitler to prevent the world war II. The series
comprising of the movies Terminator, Terminator 2: The
Judgment Day, T3??? and now its upcoming its final episode
T4, shows how machines in the future who are at war
with humans sends through time machines an terminator
robot to finish the human resistance by eliminating
the key human beings in the past itself. The movie is
all about the defeating the all powerful robots from
the future by weak robots and humans.
Back to the Future Series
This also make use of the same concept
as to use past to gain in the present. In this series
the villain in the future in hope of making his present
good goes back to past and hands over a book containing
all the winning lottery numbers, high gaining shares
etc. to young himself. There by making him millionaire
in the past and hence in the present. In the movie the
hero and his scientist friend come up with the car that
moves back and fro in time.
One unique concept in this is if the
human from future touches the same human in the past
then both of them dies.
Time Bandits (1981)
Travel back, then using known History
to gain advantage in the past.
A. Aliens Attack Humans/Earth
earth! The movie is more comic than tragic or action
oriented. Here green coloured Martians invade earth
and starts killing people and destroying cities. This
no brainer movie is all about how humans fight back
to kill the invading force.
A movie with very good graphics for
its time, shows how aliens come to earth and starts
destroying it. The plot uses injection of assortment
of deadly computer virus software into the main computer
of the main mothership of the aliens, there by lowering
there defenses. This is followed by the destruction
of the whole alien force assembled to invade earth.
The movie also touches the realm of showing visits of
UFOs to the earth and even secret capture of one of
the UFO with dead aliens and kept at the famous Area
War of the World (N+M)
Martians attacks earth and nearly wins
using their superior weapons. The factor that the Martians
didn't count on was the microorganisms of the earth
atmosphere that humans are immune to. They all succumb
to these microorganisms and get ill and eventually die.
Alien with water lethal to them.
Half-Life series (G)
Half Life is a game that revolves around
a scientific establishment called Black Mesa that is
researching on various high energy experimentation including
teleportation. Scientists are able to open a portal
to an alien world, and brings aliens to experiment back
to earth. Later the aliens uses this opportunity to
invade the earth by keeping the portal open from their
side and start sending its army through it. The story
line goes on to show how the hero, a scientist by profession,
goes through the portal amid government forces intending
to destroy the whole establishment to cover up the whole
incident. He eventually kills the alien boss who was
the master mind behind the earth invasion on his planet
on the other side of the portal.
Its second part (Half Life 2) happened
few years after the events in the first part. And during
this time another alien race, due to the Black Mesa
incident got interested in earth, and invaded earth.
Major part of humans are destroyed and is ruled by the
aliens through the director of the Black Mesa who is
a puppet leader. Earth is in shambles and there are
resistance that is gaining secretively for fighting
back. Here again our hero returns and fights to kill
HL2 Episode 1:
Halo Series (G)
This story revolves around the universe
of the future in which earth, fueled by series of civil
war, over population etc, has achieved some key scientific
breakthru to invent space travel. This leads to exploration,
terraforming and colonization of planets deep in the
universe. This keeps on for hundreds of years that sees
through some rebellion and civil war. This leads to
the creation of a project called Spartan in which a
group of small kids are selected on the basis of their
superior genetic makeup and are trained to become an
elite military force. The training also includes adding
equipment and genetic enhancements to their body to
make them half human and half machine. They have superior
strength and power than a normal human being. The hero
of Halo series is one of these who is known as Master
The expansion and colonization far
in the universe has not lead to discovery of any form
of intelligent life form. But shortly there is a contact
with a group of race collectively known as Covenant,
who regarded humans as enemy by their religion and are
set to destroy the whole human race using their superior
This starts the war with the Covenants
whose motive are more than just destruction of human
race. As the game progresses the Halo, a non-natural
ring in is found in the space that is supposed to be
some advanced form of weapon capable of destroying 10,000
light years of space around it. Both humans and the
Covenants are in a race to find the control room of
the weapon. This leads to unleashing of a virus like
creature called flood , that was the sole purpose of
the ring Halo - to preserve and study the Flood. And
in case it somehow managed to escape Halo then the weapon
was to be detonated to wipe out the whole universe.
Eventually it is found that the Halo and 6 more installations
like that was erected by a long time disappeared life
form called the Forerunners, and AI robots are managing
the Halo structure long after their creators are gone.
It is eventually found out that the
Covenants are trying to destroy the humans as they have
found that the key to all the Halos is on Earth and
is known as the Ark! So whoever has the Ark controls
the fate of this universe.
The first part of the game ends at
the destruction of Halo. The story moves further in
its second part, that I have not yet played.
Interestingly the game and its plot
looks to be deeply inspired by Bible and the much debated
"Ark of the Covenant" as described in Bible
and having lot of mystery surrounded by it. It was also
depicted in the popular movie "Raiders of the Lost
Ark" that described the Ark as a super weapon and
is hunted by Nazis.
If you are interested there is also
a series of books on this game narrating the story.
Battlefield Earth (N+M) (1982)
This is a very interesting novel by
L Ron Hubbard, but a lousy movie made out of it. The
story is setup in the year 3000 and is narrated from
the point of view of the hero named Jonnie Goodby Tyler
who was born in a small village in the mountains and
was told that he is not supposed to go to the plains
as monsters live there. But he ventures to the plains
and the story begins.
About 1000 years back (year 2000) Earth
was attacked and almost devoid of humans by a very powerful
race called Psychlos. Psychlos invented instant teleportation
using which they could instantly move from any location
to other location, and using it conquered almost the
whole Universe making many races extinct on their will.
Their prime motive to conquer any planet was its natural
resources like minerals, metals etc. There were other
races also but not as powerful as the Psychlos was with
their secret teleportation formula could destroy any
The story revolves around a Psychlo
named Terl, who is the chief security of Earth. And
for his person motive (secretly smuggling large amount
of gold hidden in obscure pockets of Earth back to his
home planet and become rich) he needed few human beings.
As most of the human species are extinct, only few remains
scattered around mostly in high mountains and difficult
to reach places. He get hold of Jonnie and trains him
so that he could man the machines needed for the excavation
This training makes Jonnie understand
the history of humanity and how they were mass terminated
by Psychlos during their attack on Earth, and also learns
to use Psychlo technology and gadgets. He also finds
that Psychlo cannot come near any radioactivity, which
causes explosion in the gas they breath killing them
instantly. And this was the reason Term himself cannot
excavate the gold as it is near a radioactive area.
Through the time he learns and calls
other humans for the excavation, he also learns the
secret formula of the teleportation. After the gold
excavation is complete the whole mass of gold is to
be secretly teleported back to Psychlo in deadbody containers.
Here Jonnie switches the gold by Nuclear bombs found
in old human military base.
When this blasts on Psychlo, it destroys
the whole planet. And slowly kills almost all the Psychlo
population throughout the universe as every Psychlo
one by one teleports back to their home planet, unknowing
to the fact that it is no longer there.
This makes Earth (and the Universe)
free from Psychlo rule, but it immediately threatened
by other powerful forces that try to take over Earth.
Here Jonnie, now equipped with teleportation technology
and many other advanced Psychlo technology, politically
convince everyone of their power and intent of peace.
There by forming an UN type of governing body that will
prevail peace thruout the Universe, with Earth and humans
at the center of it.
Starship Troopers Series
Space Odyssey (N)
Men in Black Series
MiB, and MiB 2
This two movie series is quiet fascinating in nature,
as it explorer the idea of contact with aliens via the
SETI project (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence).
The movie starts with the sending of information about
earth and humans and its DNA structure etc. to our nearest
star Proxima Centauri. A decade later (time for the
waves to reach the star and back at the speed of light)
a message is received from there that describes there
DNA and method of create it by combining it with the
Using this combination a female child
is born who has the combination of the Alien and Human
DNA. Now the story takes turn when the child grows at
a rapid pace to become an adult female. And she escapes
the facility. Her motive is to conceive a child that
will increase the alien population and she is in hunt
for a perfect man, killing the inferior ones.
Rest of the movie is about her destruction.
In the second part a group of astronaut
who land on Mars get infected by the alien virus/microorganism
who infect them and make them in want of reproduction
for creating more and more aliens.
In this movie also evil aliens are
depicted who tries to conquer earth by benevolently
sending their DNA for creation of their kind on earth.
Just like the Trojan Horse!
Human has code that can be used to destroy/control human
The concept is of a superior Alien
species which is constantly moving through out the
universe. And they eat biological food. For that they
had previously sown seeds of biological nature thruout
the universe on various planets. Earlier earth was also
created by their seed as their food supply in future
when they arrive here.
And now they have come over here and have started to
take all biological life form as their source of food...
B. Aliens Encountered in Space/Other Planet
Doom is setup on Mars with Humans becoming advanced
enough to create a Space Traveling portal to the Mars.
There they excavate Mars to find remains of some ancient
civilization that were quiet advanced. But they had
become extinct, only artifacts and scriptures were present
that lead to many discoveries.
The game not exactly had Alien but instead
went into ????????? to make Hell as the source of Daemons
that start coming through a Portal that humans opened.
They invaded Mars and had plans to invade Earth.
The movie differed a bit and Daemons were created
by a Virus which was created by the extinct aliens
. The virus was such to make them more superior, but
on the flip side it either made the person a daemon
or a good man depending on his orientation.
The game also
suggested that the alien species on Mars which got extinct
due to the Daemons actually moved to Earth, and humans
are actually the decedent of them.
C. Nice Aliens
||Indian Adaptation - Koi
||Close Encounters of the
Third Kind (1977)
Superman is an Alien sent in space from destroying planet
and landing on Earth and raised by humans.
(See details other place)
Another Cult Classic Series redefining reality.
Matrix is a movie with multiple theories
1. There is a man vs. machine war (just like The Terminator,
which is won by the machines)
2. Earth's atmosphere is covered by thick dust causing
sunlight to be unavailable on earth, causing severe
3. Human Brain is a source of electric power that can
be plugged into
4. Humans are cultivated by the machines to harness
5. To keep the humans docile, their five senses are
cutoff from the brain and redirected to a computer simulation
called Matrix. The Matrix then let them believe that
they are not prisoners and are leading a normal life.
A British Institute recently published
a theory that our current world is also an simulation
run by human's of the future, and we are nothing but
a simulation program in their computer.
People don't indulge in conventional intercourse for
the fear of AIDS and similar disease. Remote e-sex is
the rule of the society. Other such rules have caused
split in the society and there are out-castes who live
Creating clone human and keeping them for organ replacement.
Poles Melting causing whole world to go underwater. Humans
living in Ocean on boats and searching/fighting for a
single piece of land remaining somewhere.
An ancient Evil is threatening Earth and only way to stop
is using the Fifth Element. Set in some future it shows
a face of Earth society and how things will be in future.
Set in future, an agency is created that can see murders
happening in future using three psychic beings. They are
used to stop the murder and arrest and jail the future
Asimov's Foundation Series
Asimov created the zeroth low of Robotics in this putting
human society/humanity above individual humans. This
special edition robot was special and so only one of
its kind is created to conserve the human society without
any direct intervention.
Harry Seldon is the hero of the series
who is a mathematician and has created a formula for
predicting future. It is based in a future society of
"400 years in the
future, after a virus decimates the world population,
only one city on Earth remains. Ruled by the Goodchild
dynasty, it is a perfect society of peace and prosperity
except that its citizens keep mysteriously disappearing.
Charlize Theron stars as Aeon Flux, a secret agent/assassin/warrior
whose mission is to bring down the regime. But as she
goes deeper into her mission, Aeon uncovers some shocking
secrets that jeopardize the mission and her life."
Humans are suffering a disease due to which they cannot
reproduce, so the only way to survive is using clones.
Each generation do not die, they are just recycled to
a new generation. Since it requires the person to be
alive to be cloned, they are abducted and then recycled
and then artificially inseminated to make some one pregnant.
Asimov (N) ...
Naming after an collection of stories
by Asimov, it is just opposite of what Asimov depicted
of robots in his novels. Though keeping with Asimov
in creation and representation of Robots including its
famous 3 + 1 laws, it twists the zeroth law to make
a dramatic villain of the robots what never were in
The 4 laws of Robotics by Asimov are:
0 - Human Society (Humanity) is on Top
1 - Individual Humans after that
3 - Human Orders comes next
4 - Robots come after that
Initially there were 3 laws only,
the zero'th law was introduced later in his Foundation
Series of novel.
Bicentennial Man (N + M)
Asimov novel about how a robot having conscience of
his own becomes a human.
There is a war going on in the future
between Man and Machines. Machines have become super
intelligent and have conscience of their own.
And they feel Human's are their enemies and are at war
with them. They have destroyed majority of the humanity
but a last resistance is their final hurdle for their
complete victory over the humans. The leader of the
human resistance is their enemy, and for eliminating
him they send a Terminator Robot back to past for killing
his Mother (T1). In this humans send a human to save
her. He saves her from the robot and dies in the end.
Son is born of the two who will be the future resistance
sends a superior Robot who can change its shape to whatever
it wants few years later when the leader is a small
kid. Human's send a captured robot of the same make
as the original Terminator to save the kid. (T2)
In T3 machines sends even more superior
female robot to kill the leader's lieutenant of the
war. Again the same make of Terminator is sent to save
them. In this episode machines take over the Internet
and the whole world computers via a AI program originally
created to destroy viruses over the Internet. Once taking
control on the whole network and all computers connected
with it, the AI launches Nuclear missiles on cities
and the war begins.
Next and the final installment of this series is remaining.
(Details see in Other Section)
Robot getting intelligent by a lightning strike causing
a short circuit.
Star Wars Series
Guide to the Galaxy
of the Apes Series
Jurassic Park Series
Virus causing man to die but walk dead as like Zombie.
If the dead bites someone the virus is transferred to
The Core (M)
Our Earth Magnetic Core rotation is stopped due to some
deep earth experiments. Core rotation is responsible
for the creation of the protective Magnetic Field around
the Earth thereby protecting from harmful radiation
from the Sun. Core stoppage will mean this protection
will be gone and almost all life form on Earth will
die. So the task is to restart the Core movement by
going to the Center of the Earth and putting some Nuclear
Bombs at strategic locations and detonate them.
the Center of the Earth (N + m)
in Earth???? Novel??? (N)
Under the Sea (1954)
||The Abyss (1989)
Honey I shrunk the KIDs
||Honey I Blewup
(Blood Vassal with Submarine)
Can see future using some machine (May
be put in time Travel Section)
using some formula/machine
The Lawnmower Man
Multi World in Parallel
---- ++++ --- Teleport -------> Human Fly!!!
The Day After Tomorrow
Global Warming and its effect
Creating a formula that will make the whole living being
|| Spider Man
A radioactive spider biting a Human and Human becoming
very poweful in turn.
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