By NZ On Screen Team
Some of New Zealand's most memorable screen images have come from the genre of science fiction: Bruno wandering man alone onto Eden Park in a nightie; giant slugs living under Rangitoto. From alien hunters to futuristic fuel wars to nuclear volcanoes, this collection is a showcase of film and TV that has imagined 'what if?' versions of life in the shaky isles.
Maurice Gee on the TV adaptation of his tale of volcano-dwelling aliens that scared a generation of Kiwi kids. Read more >
Dr Grordbort creator and Weta Workshop designer Greg Broadmore (King Kong, District 9) aims his raygun at Kiwi sci-fi. Read More >
NZ On Screen editor Paul Ward maps the lineage of Kiwi-made sci-fi, travelling from Andromeda to Pandora. Read More >
Sci-fi genre debates are notoriously pedantic. Sci-fi or fantasy? Hard or soft? Let us know what we’ve missed off your canon. Email us >