In Search of Tomorrow


Documentary / Sci-Fi

Plot summary

July 06, 2022 at 11:43 AM


David A. Weiner

Top cast

Clancy Brown as Self - Interviewee
Wil Wheaton as Self - Interviewee
John Carpenter as Self - Interviewee
Sean Young as Self - Interviewee
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5 hr 5 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by domino1003 10 / 10

5 Hours Of Pure 80's Sci-Fi Imagination!

In Search Of Tomorrow is 5 hours of 80's Sci-Fi. Covering the epic decade, we see how Science Fiction films not only affected the viewer with stunning visuals and effects that capture the 80's vibe, but shows how future generations used their love of the films to inspire films of today.

Loaded with commentary from Wil Wheaton, Peter Weller, Barry Bostwick (Who talks about being stoned while doing Megaforce) and so many others. Some of the interviews are bittersweet such as Ivan Reitman talking about Ghostbusters, knowing that he just recently passed away this year.

For the die-hard Sci-Fi fan, or the newbie who wants to dip their foot into the water.

Reviewed by cartrektccom 9 / 10

A Beautiful Tribute To The Golden Era Of Sci-Fi

This documentary comes in at a very weighty 5 hours long. However, every second is filled with amazing and poignant insights from more than 70 sci-fi legends. Not an ounce of it seems bloated or filled with fluff. Indeed, at the end of the 5 hours, I found myself wanting more. Perhaps a part II will be on the cards at some point? (like the Creator VC team did with their similarly styled "In Search of Darkness" series)

David Weiner both wrote and directed this epic tribute to 80's science fiction. It is very evident that he loves this era deeply and this came through very clearly in how he managed to pull his audience in. The overarching theme presented by Weiner was that the 1980's really represented the golden era of science fiction. I cannot disagree with that assessment.

"In Search of Tomorrow" starts by laying the groundwork of some classic sci-fi themes and painting the backdrop for the main decade. Year by year, important sci-fi movies were covered. With in depth interviews of directors, script writers, actors, composers, special effects artists and more the tale is told. We learn about the social background and context of each of the movies as well as why they succeeded (or in some cases fell flat). Obviously, well known classics such as "Back to The Future", "E. T.", "Empire Strikes Back" and "Aliens" were covered in detail. However, I particularly liked that lesser known movies (but equally important from a historical standpoint) were also addressed such as "Saturn 3", "Megaforce", "Buckaroo Bonzai" and "Earth Girls Are Easy". Another thing I enjoyed about the documentary was how the interviewees were not just discussing movies they were involved with but also encouraged to offer up their opinions and love of other classics in the sci-fi genre. Thus, we get to see a rich tapestry of how these legends all influenced and drew upon each other's work and performances.

Other than the year by year focus on some of the iconic sci-fi movies of the decade, there were periodic in depth focuses on important themes across the entire genre. For instance, how the special effects industry evolved from practical effects to CGI, women roles models, the effect of the Challenger disaster, advertising and product placement, music / soundtracks and more.

"In Search of Tomorrow" was not perfect of course. However, it was as close to perfect as I think reasonable to expect from ANY documentary. Certainly, there is nothing else like this that I have seen out there in the wild and I watch a LOT of science fiction. Indeed, I would say the content that Creator VC put together is leagues better than most of the special features and supplemental content that is typically found on DVDs. My only real gripes were minor at best. First, I would have enjoyed slightly more focus on the lesser known classics rather than the mainstream entries. Secondly, as the interviewees were captioned on screen, their role was listed. For instance "Director", "Special Effects Artist", "Futurist", "Film Critic" etc. All the actors were similarly listed as "Actor". However, I feel it would have better served the audience if, instead of the generic word "Actor", the character was listed that they played. For example, "Newt" for Carrie Henn in Aliens or "Clarence Boddicker" for Kurtwood Smith in Robocop. Certainly, I think the audience would have been smart enough, given the context, to conclude that this interviewee was an actor. I think it would have helped to fill in a lot of background context, particularly for adults who were child actors at the time or those who were wearing prosthetics. Regardless, this is a minor gripe and did not detract from my immense enjoyment of this riveting documentary.

In summary, I think, without hyperbole, that this was the absolute best science fiction documentary I have ever experienced. From start to finish it never lost me and that is a phenomenal feat to achieve for something that is 5 hours long. The time passed quickly with so much information and nostalgia for those who grew up with this deeply rich period of science fiction. The editing and visual effects were phenomenal and the atmospheric synthesizer sound track was spot on.

Whether you lived through the 80s and want an amazing trip down memory lane, or are new to sci-fi and want a great primer and springing off point, "In Search of Tomorrow" is a phenomenal slice of history not to be missed.

"May the Force Be With You", "Live Long and Prosper" and above all "Party on Dudes!"

Reviewed by webbox-893-551949 10 / 10

Metric Ton of 80s Nostalgic

Hello friend,

if you are reading this, you are stumbeling back in time. Searching for an on point analysis of classic, mainstream and niche, 80s scifi movies, you will find it right here. Bits and pieces of beloved memories from your cinema and TV past, as well as new details you may never have heard before. Interviews with legends (Hi, Clancy Brown!), well edited snippets of so many movies and covers, as well as the pure essence of the most enjoyable soundtracks.

Am I biased toward this movie? Sure I am... since I watched the first Star Wars as a kid.

Only downside... its taking nearly 5 hours of your lifetime! And thank god for every minute of it!

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KimKong profile
KimKong July 08, 2022 at 01:21 pm

This is so good! Thanks a bunch for the awesome upload.

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jimmy_luv July 08, 2022 at 12:52 am

its a doc about sci-fi, what dont you get?

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dothackjhe July 07, 2022 at 05:00 am

The 1080p Blu-Ray is actually around 5Gb big, for some reason...

funz12345 profile
funz12345 July 06, 2022 at 10:00 pm

5hrs ?

Mr_Robotic profile
Mr_Robotic July 06, 2022 at 08:04 am

this was quite enjoyable , if you're a scifi fan

OzzieCritic profile
OzzieCritic July 06, 2022 at 07:37 am

Looks cool... Thanks freeman :)

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PutinEatsDix July 06, 2022 at 07:36 am

@Bogeydefman3 Well aren't you a little bundle of sunshine today LOL If you REALLY believed that you'd commit suicide and stop moaning to the rest of us like the little be-atch you are :)

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Bogeydefman3 March 18, 2022 at 07:10 am

We will NEVER reached the sci-fi utopia. There won't be any utopia for the masses. The powers-that-be will have it, though. And their slaves, the few few few slaves. That's it. All the rest of us will be mass murdered. This is very clear. Whatever.

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NipRing March 17, 2022 at 08:41 pm

I'm a backer for this. Received my vimeo streaming link, but no option to download. So who ever managed to extract this, thank you!

darkwormx profile
darkwormx March 15, 2022 at 05:54 am

If you need 80s nostalgia and sci fi movies, this documentary has you covered. The run time length was more than enough. Good watch for memory lane

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morachi March 13, 2022 at 02:38 pm

Much thanks

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Bogeydefman3 March 13, 2022 at 11:09 am

Chuckles, turns out all sci-fi movies did was turns big tech into technothugs, totalitarian censorships and hates truth and prefers lies. Big deal.

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DevPatel March 12, 2022 at 11:45 pm

How can a movie be Documentary and Sci-Fi at the same time? It's about Sci-Fi .. it's not Sci-Fi

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OzzieCritic March 12, 2022 at 09:20 pm

Cool... :) Thanks Freeman :)