Nice shoes (by Jonathan Lawrence and Tommy Mack) is part short film, part music video, part wild nostalgic, sci-fi ride. There are over 40 sci-fi references – how many can you spot?

Synopsis: A high profile government agent is called in to witness the autopsy of an extra terrestrial after its spacecraft crashes on Earth. In a desperate act of compassion, the agent abducts the alien and runs through time and space to save the alien’s life and return it to the mothership. But in this case…time and space is a chaotic trespassing through a series of random retro sci-fi references.

Sci-fi References

Here is our list of sci-fi references – what did we miss?

  • The Twilight Zone
  • Barbarella
  • Star Wars
  • Back to the Future
  • Doctor Who
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Alien
  • ET
  • Men in Black
  • 1984
  • Star Trek – The Original Series
  • Star Trek – Enterprise
  • MTV Flag on the Moon
  • The Fifth Element
  • Max Headroom
  • Flash Gordon
  • Destination Moon
  • Jurassic Park
  • A Trip To The Moon
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Buckaroo Banzai
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • Forbidden Planet
  • Alien Autopsy
  • Major Tom (name on spacesuit)
  • Lost (Dharma inititive badges on the scientists)
  • Silent Running (badge on Astronaut, with Enterprise behind him, is the Valley Forge spaceship crest)
  • Metropolis (wristwatech shows the worker’s clock scene)
  • Battlestar Galatica (Star Ward BB-8 robot is sitting on a jacket with a BSG 75 badge)
  • THX 1138 (on the wall behind Doctor Who and the TARDIS)


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