The International Space Station's Media Library Is Stocked With Sci-Fi Movies
In space, no one can here you scream (fact), which may be a good thing for the astronauts aboard the International Space Station, since the satellite's film and TV library includes a healthy selection of horror and science fiction titles. After submitting a Freedom of Information request, Gizmodo was able to acquire the full list of movies and shows that are currently aboard the ISS, which includes more than 500 titles that span several genres and decades.
Among the science fiction films available for viewing on the satellite's HDTV (which is an upgrade from a personal laptop setup) are several space-centric films, including Gravity, 2001: A Space Odyssey, four of the Alien films, Avatar, Moon, 12 Star Trek movies, seven Star Wars titles, Mars Attacks, Starship Troopers, and Treasure Planet. There are other staples like the first two Terminator films, Blade Runner, The Matrix and The Matrix Reloaded, the Back to the Future trilogy, and cosmic shows like Firefly.
For astronauts more interested in binge-watching series, the collection also includes all six seasons of Breaking Bad, eight seasons of The Big Bang Theory, three seasons each of Homeland, Seinfeld, House of Cards, and Sherlock, seasons one through three and season five of The Office, and only seasons six through eight of Two and a Half Men. It's unclear who gets to choose what goes onto the ISS and what doesn't, but surrounding yourself with films about space (and random seasons of popular shows) seems like a strange way to spend your downtime away from the Earth. We would probably skip the sci-fi and play that copy of Rudy on repeat.