Sci-Fi TV shows and movies are among one of the popular genres in the world. Creating a world that many have dreamed of as kids can be an attractive thing for movie fans. However, it is a well-known fact that in the last three decades, the majority of Sci-Fi fantasy shows have been made in Vancouver.
Canada has been a very popular place for making Sci-Fi movies for a long time now. During the 1950s, Canadian Broadcasting Company started making Sci-Fi TV Shows, as of 1990s, Vancouver and Toronto already were the center of film production, as the most popular TV shows and movies were developed and made here.
The love and popularity of Sci-Fi movies spilled into other Canadian industries as well. Things such as costume-making, video game development, and restaurants/bars were in many cases modeled around some of the favorite movies that Canadians had at that time. However, one of the biggest influences on the Canadian Sci-Fi scene was when big corporations started seeing the value in them. And by big corporations, I mean large hotels and sometimes even casinos. The fame started pumping so hard that these corporations would hire local video game developers to make Canadian online slot games somehow appeal to the younger generations. It worked for some time until video games started becoming as big as they are today. Regardless though, it’s commonly believed that the Canadians’ gambling tendencies were first introduced by these Sci-Fi themed games that were the bomb in the early 2000s.
Let’s take a look at other reasons why Sci-Fi blue up in this North American country.
Otherwise known as Hollywood North - Toronto and Vancouver represent home to many of the most popular TV shows around the world. Canada offers moviemakers some of the most exciting things that not many countries can offer. One of them is the beauty that it has. From more modern cities, full of skyscrapers, to beautiful and unmatchable nature, the country could be a film maker’s dream. In addition to this, the taxes are much lower than in the US, so it makes film making even more fun.
Also, because of its harsh winters, there are many underground facilities in Canada, that can be used for many Sci-Fi movies or TV Shows. Several movies were made using these underground facilities.
For example, Monreal has RESO, which is an underground facility, composed of more than 2000 shops, 40 cinemas, museums, and many other facilities, all situated in 32 km of underground tunnels.
But movies and TV Shows are not the only popular genres in Canada. There are a bunch of writers who create Sci-Fi books, like Margaret Atwood, who wrote a book called ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. The book was first made into a movie in 1990 with the same name, and more recently, Hulu produced a TV Show adaptation of the book, which is very popular around the world.
Some of the most popular Canadian Sci-Fi writers are William Gibson, Tanya Huff, Robert Sawyer, and many others.
Canada has a long history of having US filmmakers visiting the country to shoot different types of movies and TV shows. Along the way, Canadians were able to start shooting Sci-Fi TV Shows and Movies of their own, which has become one of the best on the market.
There are many things that make Canadian Sci-Fi movies stand out from others, and it is not a great level of production or unmatchable graphics but more the work and dedication that Canadians put on their movies. The ideas behind the movies are the thing that makes them so popular.
There are some of the best-known TV shows that are being shot in Canada, including Orphan Black, Supernatural, The X-Files, Dark Matter, The Dead Zone, Doctor Who, Max Steele, Haven, and hundreds of others.
History of Sci-Fi
Sci-Fi has always been very popular in art. People find something fascinating in a world that can be only imaginable. As modern technology developed, Sci-Fi managed to become one of the most popular genres of TV and movies. There are hundreds of Sci-Fi movies and TV shows made every day around the world, most of them very successful among movie-goers.
Other than giving its fans an unmatchable experience, Science Fiction also has the opportunity to start dialogues across the nations, to criticize today’s world and to show them what might happen in the future if something is not changed. It is often said that Sci-Fi inspires the ‘sense of wonder.’