Australian Speculative Fiction on Film

April 1, 2010 Ka'ela Ja'el

What contributions has Australian film and television made to the field of spec fic? Movies, TV shows (adults or kids) and even animation- I know a lot some of the obvious ones, so I’m particularly after those little gems that never made it overseas.

So give me suggestions, people – and I’m not too pedantic on what I would call spec fic.

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  • 1. editormum  |  April 1, 2010 at 4:45 am

    Picnic at Hanging Rock
    Playing Beatie Bow
    H20: Just add water
    Mortified
    Round the Twist
    Wolf Creek
    The Mad Max movies
    Roar
    There’s a bit on Wikipedia here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_science_fiction_television
    and here:

  • 2. gillpolack  |  April 1, 2010 at 5:23 am

    Some more suggestions for you. Not everything, but as much as I have energy to list (I wish I could say I’d seen the all, but I haven’t, so I can’t):
    Ocean Girl
    The Girl from Tomorrow
    Parallax
    Dogstar
    Tiemetrackers
    Adventure Island
    Cybergirl
    Escape from Jupiter
    The Genie from Down under
    Andra
    Guinevere Jones
    The nargun and the Stars
    Silversun
    Wormwood
    Wicked Science
    Thunderstone
    The Magic Boomerang
    Spellbinder
    Pirate islands
    Mirror Mirror
    The Miraculous Mellops
    Halfway Across the Gaalxy and Turn left
    Does this help?

  • 3. 3lobed  |  April 1, 2010 at 7:16 am

    In the Winter Dark.
    The Roly Poly Man.
    The Time Guardian.
    The Last Wave.
    The House on Gantry Row.
    Malcolm.
    Bodymelt.
    Undead.
    Daybreakers (for a certain value of “Australian”).
    Stark (it was a co-production with the Brits, but largely cast and shot here).

  • 4. cassiphone  |  April 1, 2010 at 9:13 am

    The Girl From Tomorrow!
    Listening to Radio Free Skaro I was fascinated to find out that this was exported to Canada and became a big children’s tv staple at the time. Fair swap for Degrassi perhaps?


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