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The First Trailer For Leonard Nimoy Doc For the Love Of Spock Would Make Even A Vulcan Cry

Video: If you’re half-Vulcan, half-human, go ahead and grab a box of tissues before you hit play. Because honestly, if you still miss the dearly departed Leonard Nimoy, this will tug at your heartstrings like they were a Vulcan lute.


Gizmodo Movie Night: Explore Humanity With These Documentaries

It’s almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week, dive into the trove of documentaries available on Australian streaming services — the one area we are remarkably rich in content. To get you going, here are 15 brilliant documentaries exploring different aspects of humanity and civilisation.


For The Love Of Spock's First Trailer Is As Heartwarming As You'd Expect

Video: It’s been just over a year since the icon that is Leonard Nimoy passed away, and we still can’t help but get a little teary-eyed about it. A new trailer for a documentary remembering him, directed by his own son, isn’t helping alleviate those teary eyes either.


Orson Welles Hosted A NASA Documentary About Aliens In The '70s And It Is Amazing

Video: It is damn near impossible to explain the joy that comes from watching Who’s Out There, a documentary on aliens made by NASA in 1975 starring real scientists, regular people, and then Orson Welles, pontificating into the camera. I cannot emphasise this enough: Spend half an hour watching this.



The Beautiful Ancient Art Of Making Sake

Yoshida Brewery in northern Japan is a 144-year-old family brewery that makes sake the old-fashioned way. That is, they make sake in a way that preserves a 2000-year-old tradition. Erik Shirai made a beautiful short of the people at Yoshida and the process of making sake in his film The Birth of Sake, and it looks like it will be an incredible watch.


Watch Your Dead Tech Get Demolished At An E-Waste Recycling Plant

When we stepped inside the facility, you could almost smell the circuitboard. All around us conveyor belts were transporting staggering heaps of electronics to and from shredders and sorters — from hard drives to old TVs, to medical devices, Macbooks and printers. So many printers.


Documentary Reveals The Fascinating Ocean Life Of Sea Gypsies [NSFW]

The Moken people in Southeast Asia are known as “Sea Gypsies” because they’re a nomadic group of people whose life revolves completely around the ocean. This documentary gives you a glimpse of their life, like how a man can’t propose to a woman unless he can make a boat or how love is found in the middle of the sea.


Watch Citizenfour For Free Right Now

Do you like spies? Do you like Academy Award-winning movies? Then you’ll love Citizenfour, the documentary about Edward Snowden that is now streaming online — legally — for free!


The Photography At CERN Is Helping Solve The Mysteries Of The Universe

Everyone’s favourite mega-machine, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, is meant to help humans some of the most basic questions about the nature of our world. How it goes about this is — in a word — complex. But part of it involves a bit of good old-fashioned (kind of) photography.


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