An otherworldly, beautiful female android travels in time while scientists try to understand her enigmatic secrets exploiting the occasions of her mysterious, rare appearances. Until she decides the right time to share her vision has come.
Dr. Laura P. takes a job on a cargo spaceship for 4 years plus 4 years back. She'll join her sister on Rhea. 44 months later, in Laura's shift, strange things happen in cargo. The crew is reanimated and the captain dies mysteriously.
Anna Katharina Schwabroh,
Two artificial intelligence engineers come together as they work to create the first ever self-aware artificial intelligence. A veteran AI engineer secretly hopes to develop technology to help his diseased daughter, even if it means funding comes from the powerful Ministry of Defence (MoD). His new partner, a young woman gifted in the field of AI, is brought on after her breakthroughs are recognized by the MoD. Things go wrong when the MoD takes over and advances the researchers' work to the next level, teaching the AI to kill and follow MoD instructions with its new and nearly indestructible body.Written by
In the opening scene, the test to determine where the soldier thinks Lucy (Siwan Morris) may have hidden the tennis ball is a variation of the Sally-Anne "False-Belief" test often used to determine "theory of mind" or, the ability to empathize, in psychological tests designed to determine the presence of Autism Spectrum Disorder. See more »
Close to the end of the film, Machine is shot by the soldiers at close range, but her clothes show no signs of stress or bullet holes. See more »
[checking his pupils]
Paul? Paul, can you hear me? Paul? Okay, turn the implant on.
Brain implant activated.
Hello. Do you know your name?
Do you know what happened?
You're a soldier. Your name is Paul Dawson. You were shot in the head and your brain in damaged. We're going to test how well Vincent's implant has repaired that damage.
I want my mum.
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4 Sea Interludes, Op. 33A - II. Sunday Morning (Allegro Spiritoso)
Written by Benjamin Britten
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Caity Lotz is impressive amongst the array of sci-fi
When a scientist is killed, Britain's Ministry of Defence clash with a lead scientist over plans for an artificially intelligent, self-aware and conscious android.
Inventive, visually interesting science fiction, packed with an array of sci-fi ideas. With an wealth of unapologetic camera light flare and well executed effects Caradog W. James The Machine delivers a thinking man's sci-fi with action thrown in for good measure. Computer scientists Caity Lotz and Toby Stephens give good innings with Lotz stealing the show in a dual role.
With echoes of Vangelis and Jean Michel Jarre, Tom Raybould's score helps smooth over any flaws of the film. In addition, making up for some clunky paced and staged scenes is the design of The Machine with her stylised look and robotic soft voice which will stick in the mind long after the credits.
With some great special effects and some strong performances this is solid entry in modern British sci-fi. James delivers a brooding, stylish and highly atmospheric science fiction. Recommended.
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