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A NASA space shuttle shines in an exclusive clip from the new ’80s sci-fi documentary “In Search of Tomorrow.”

There is not much point in arguing with the fact that the 1980s were the origin of fantastic sci-fi films from Hollywood.

After the sky-high box office successes of late-70s films like Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Alien, Hollywood has suddenly become madly in love with any scenario that features outer space, rocket ships, and aliens.

To shed light on the incredible plethora of sci-fi films that spawned in Tinseltown during the era of spats, Sony Walkmans and metal bands, a new five-hour documentary titled Searching for Tomorrow explores all the speculative sci-fi blockbusters and indies. a proposal that came from the radical 80s.

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Promotional art for In Search of Tomorrow. (Image credit: CreatorVC)

The exclusive five-minute clip above explores the path of NASA’s space shuttle not only in late 70s/80s movies, but in real life (including the Challenger disaster). Our special feature features new interviews with Star Trek stars Wil Wheaton and Walter Koenig, The Wrath of Khan director Nicholas Meyer, Outland director Peter Hyams, The Last Fighter star Katherine Mary Stewart, Star Magazine creator Kerry. O’Quinn and many others.

Created by writer/director David A. Weiner, who created the 80s horror tribute series for the TV series In Search of Darkness I & II, this latest nostalgia-filled project is filled with exclusive interviews with famous actors, directors, producers, writers, editors, cameramen , visual effects masters, fashion designers, animators and composers who brought these cherished gems of pop culture to life.

From Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Tron, The Thing, and Dune to The Terminator, Aliens, The Last Fighter, and Predator, no decade has been offered the same supreme sci-fi satisfaction, just like in those influential days of the 1980s.

Looking for tomorrow

Promotional art for In Search of Tomorrow. (Image credit: CreatorVC)

“So many talented directors, from George Lucas and Steven Spielberg to Ridley Scott, James Cameron, George Miller and Robert Zemeckis challenged the genre at the height of their game with great stories and the best, most innovative special effects at their disposal during the ’80s” Weiner told Space.com in a 2021 interview. “Imagination, combined with technical ability, provided one of the most prolific and influential decades of filmmaking in history. Modern storytellers still look back to that decade for guidance and inspiration.”

Searching for Tomorrow will be available to the public exclusively at www.80sscifidoc.com. (will open in a new tab) for a limited period from July 21 to August 7 until its worldwide streaming.

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