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This is a strange mix of genius that comes from the purely unlikely place of modern music videos from artists that just may shock you.

When you think of interesting and fun sci-fi worlds the names that usually pop into mind are James Cameron, Christopher Nolan, George Lucas, but rarely does the thought of a Snoop Dogg music video.

That’s what makes this all so fun and such a strange dive into the madness of these sometimes iconic, but other times completely missed, music videos that tell interesting stories that we truly wish lasted longer than just a couple of minutes.

BADBADNOTGOOD Featuring Snoop Dogg – Lavender (Nightfall Remix)

Sci-Fi World: ?

Directed by: Jesse Wellens & James DeFina

This video felt like a Black Mirror episode that was poignant satire poking fun at our modern world by replacing everything with clowns.

Yea, I know, that sounds like a lot of weirdness, but somehow it completely works.

It was also received a bit of negative news coverage for its depiction of United States President Donald Trump, but like most things, the media storm died down as quickly as it came.

Janelle Monae – Many Moons

Sci-Fi World: ?

Director: Alan Ferguson and The Wondaland Arts Society

A short film that breaks into the world of afrofuturism and makes us wish we knew more about what was going on among the crime bosses and androids.

I mean, seriously, why can’t this just be revisited? It has all the makings of a Netflix series that would be a great 13 episode binge. It has action, a love story, and multiple versions of Janelle Monae. What more do you need?

Nas – Theif’s Theme

Sci-Fi World: ?

Director – Unknown

A slightly more obscure song by the iconic rap legend Nas has perhaps the simplest of the sci-fi worlds but it isn’t without its interesting symbolism.

The video takes place in a world where all the villainous characters in wear masks, which seems to include everyone from: children, cops, priests, and suited business types walking the late night New York streets.

This may not be worthy of an entire feature film or TV series, but I would love to personally see this world expanded in a short film.

Kid Cudi – No One Believes Me

Sci- Fi World: ?

Director – Craig Gillespie

A more character driven video telling the story of a regretful vampire and his posse feeding on a suburban neighborhood.

It goes without saying, sign me up because I would watch this feature film in a heartbeat, even though it could be argued that this is nothing new to the genre

We’ve seen vampire stories before and the classic movie monsters have been in our lore for centuries, but even knowing that, still sign me up for a Kid Cudi vampire movie.

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2 thoughts on “Music videos that take place in Sci-Fi worlds that NEED a feature film or TV series

  1. What an awesome idea! There are so many good music videos out there and I agree that many of the good ones could be turned into a bigger series. Thank you for the great examples 🙂

  2. Jimmy Eat World have whipped up a brand new music video for their track 555, and it features a theme that will definitely capture your attention. Matching its message of resisting norms set by society together with the battle that will surely come along with it, the video for 555 featured a science-fiction theme depicting a post-apocalyptic battle headed by the band s frontman Jim Adkins himself, who plays an evil galactic master. Making the clip more interesting was the infestation of clones it showed alongside the dystopian scenario captured.

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