My List of Great SciFi Movies

The Andromeda Strain Movie Poster (1971)

Here is my list of great SciFi movies to watch (in no particular order). Just watching all the trailers on this list could be full night of entertainment! I’ve only seen less than 1/2 of these films! Caveat: Nobody asked for this. This has nothing to do with my work or art or COVID-19. Ok well maybe you could watch these in quarantine so this is my contribution to your special time. Ok aaaand maybe it has something to do with my art because robots, and dystopian futures and viral outbreaks. duh. Anyway, Enjoy!

LIST OF SCIFI MOVIES (with links to trailers):
2001: A Space Odyssey https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oR_e9y-bka0
Moon https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N0tKKsgip-Y
Sunshine https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ2-xR54UDU
eXistenZ  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HAdbdUt_h9M
Strange Days https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5yaXPx6xWEQ
Equilibrium https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=raleKODYeg0
Silent Running https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R-OBV49gvmk
Heavy Metal https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B_MzWF8YLhY
Primer https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-vD-yj9o664
2010: The Year We Make Contact https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8dQH_WNvL3Y
Gattaca https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BpzVFdDeWyo
Stalker https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YuOnfQd-aTw
Mr Nobody https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mpi0qsp3v_w
Dark City https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gt9HkO-cGGo
Being John Malkoitch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icysehz-OVc
The Matrix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKQi3bBA1y8
Ghost in the Shell (2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_TPyQoDWzs
Ghost in the Shell (Anime, 1995) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvBVDibOrgs
Appleseed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_TPyQoDWzs
Akira https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_MONOV1_sc
Sphere https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kozds_anirw
Blade Runner (1982) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leJISkzxtzA
Blade Runner: 2049 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCcx85zbxz4
Coherence https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sEceDz1Rodc
Videodrome https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UFHey3utk0I
Scanners https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8C_yd8Dufhw
Solaris https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rvm7WMbXfeY
Source Code https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NkTrG-gpIzE
Event Horizon https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OVlnER8SxfQ
District 9 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DyLUwOcR5pk
Supernova https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUdy0Cu3f_o
Enemy Mine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwoB92Ox9N4
The Man From Earth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mOIxyRTY5I
The Last Man on Earth (1964) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeLLj2VZEGk
The Omega Man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWB6Ufh4O98
Naked Lunch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koCZ-o50EHY
Westworld (1975) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjyOfTEeNHA
A Boy and his Dog https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvJYEyh8oNE
The Day After (1983) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-cmkVgdTYU
Forbidden Planet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxQ9GG6hUDM
Europa Report https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbw9hlBnG74
They Live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJC4R1uXDaE
Slaughterhouse-Five https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvlZtlBfCi0
Upstream-Color https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U9KmAlrEXU
Logan’s Run https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USADM5Gk9Gs
Metropolis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdtZv3XROnc
Outland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez2XfvN8XSc
The Andromeda Strain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMbSpnlOOtE
The Day The Earth Stood Still https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcSJ-6354-A
THX 1138 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hLXOVCZr-8
K-PAX https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVfHNhBcMTw
Prometheus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHcHYisZFLU
Contact https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRoj3jK37Vc
Edge of Tomorrow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUmSVcttXnI
Fantastic Planet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgCxCZNkQ9E
Minority Report https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG7DGMgfOb8
Oblivion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBVkUb_TWp8
Cloud Atlas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWnAqFyaQ5s
Escape From New York https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10OoccK7dIw
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdanCNK4ayo
Returner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v4pWshsQ1U
Hunter Prey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3aOB444D6A
Zero Theorem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rae7_O_6EtU
Soylent Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LozJSTjrvek
Lifeforce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOF0Ov8isvI
DeepStar Six https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pouTM3jqZCM
Outlander (2008) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJxFXSDMYzw
The Quiet Earth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnyxaSAY_M0
The City of Lost Children https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0HWDOzi2h0
Krull https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndpV6qfQJVw
Brazil https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKPFC8DA9_8
12 Monkeys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15s4Y9ffW_o
Cherry 2000 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR542tQhXJo
Adventures of Baron Von Munchausen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0p9W47frhI
Time Bandits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vioocIR0gHQ
Flight of the Navigator https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVebPEYiq2o
The Last Starfighter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q-Qs3loKoc
The Abyss (Special Edition) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zbpL3LeW7k

CNN Mobile Projections Vehicle

CNN Mobile Projections Vehicle

In September 2016 I worked with Obscura Digital in San Francisco, CA to build a mobile projections vehicle for CNN’s #MyVote campaign, in partnership with Instagram, Facebook and CA Technologies.

The talented crew at Obscura fabricated a space-aged aluminum mechanical frame to house a 20,000 lumen video projector that deployed up and out of the back of the truck.

I designed and built all the control electronics for deploying and positioning the projector. For this project I was excited to use a wireless RC interface with proportional speed control which allowed for some very fine and smooth positioning as well as fast mode for quick setup.

CNN correspondents Chris Moody and Vanessa Yurkevich traveled with the #MyVote camper, and reported from the ground, talking to citizens to capture the faces and voices of the people. The goal was to go beyond the polls and the noise to grasp the real pulse of America. The truck travelled all over the US, including:

  • Washington, DC
  • Hempstead, NY
  • Scranton, PA
  • Bulls Gap, TN
  • Farmville, VA
  • Durham, NC
  • St. Louise, MO
  • Dyersville, IA
  • Omaha, NE
  • Naco, AZ
  • Boulder, CO
  • Las Vegas, NV

More videos of the projector in action as well as Obscura’s live projection results onto the Empire State Building can be viewed here.

Stay On Target

I created this graphic on the inauguration day of the 45th president of the United States of America as a reminder to us all that there is still hope in the galaxy, that we must not be distracted. Stay the course, despite the odds, despite the hardships, the idiocy, the corruption. Stick together and keep fighting the good fight.

Kep Calm and Stay on Target
Keep Calm and Stay on Target by Tom Sepe

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That One Time I Hung Out with Elon Musk

I’m not a big celebrity guy… folks are folks, and we all gotta eat…. but getting to meet Elon Musk and ride with him in the Tesla Model S car that I helped to hack, ahem, modify for the documentary Racing Extinction was pretty cool.

Thanks to Matt Pressman at EVANNEX for the  great article, follow the link and there is a clip of extra footage from the film: http://evannex.com/blogs/news/tagged/racing-extinction

Leilani Münter, Elon Musk and Tom Sepe with the Racing Extinction Tesla at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Gilly & Fire in the Snow

This week I’m in Breckenridge, CO for the International Snow Sculpure Championships and Fire Arts Festival, assisting my good friend and collaborator Orion Fredericks with his latest creation Gillaptourous Corvus, aka “Gilly,” a 14ft tall fire breathing sculpture made from cold-forged and tig-welded stainless steel. This is Gilly’s first public appearance and the location is unlike any I have ever worked in before.

Fire art? In the Snow? At first it seemed absurd, but on second thought, of course! What a perfect juxtaposition of opposites, and who doesn’t want warmth when it’s cold outside? But then…. the more I thought about it… the more anxious I became. Working in sub-freezing temperatures… wondering how the lack of oxygen at high altitude would effect combustion… and then there’s the frozen propane tanks.

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Despair Vs Dream

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I’m having one of those mornings where Despair and Doubt ate their oatmeal and did their yoga before I could kiss Dream farewell. They are doing pushups on my Heart and running circles around my breathless Hope.

A million dead seabirds paint the beaches with their starving bodies. A handful of pseudo kings pull the strings that dance the political puppets. 10,000 TV shows distract the populace while commercials invent desire for useless objects, broken before they are bought. The police are murderers. The army works for the corporations. The people are divided. The entire ocean is changing it’s chemistry, the very web of life is unravelling before our eyes and by our hands.

Has it occurred to people that our civilization is not civilized?

What if there was another way of living together? And it was just around the corner, waiting for us to invent and accept it?

Would you take a stand for that possibility?