The New Wave
In the waning days of the Golden Age, science fiction began to take a more experimental route during "The New Wave" movement in Britain and America. Blending surrealism, social criticism, and psychedelia with the genre, sci-fi took a turn for the dark and cynical. Films like A Clockwork Orange and Soylent Green, for example, painted pessimistic images of what was in store for mankind's potential future. These works were as frightening as they were unnervingly familiar.