Science fiction may be one of the few genres where filmmakers can let their ideas run unfettered. But the genre isn’t unbound by facts. It instead takes the present ideas of scientific revelations and pushes it as far as the filmmakers can. From alien races to AI to human colonies across different planets, creative minds seem to make an attempt at predicting the future of humanity through their sci-fi works.
Way before the silver screen was as prominent as it is today, authors were tasked with dazzling readers with reality-defying sci-fi works, many of which went on to be etched in pop culture as fan favourites. As the cherry on top, filmmakers have taken inspiration from such works to bring the rich storylines to life on screen.
For all the geeks and sci-fi lovers out there, here are a few films and shows adapted from books that’ll take you on an interplanetary odyssey...