For some reason, Noir conventions have a way of sneaking into sci-fi movies. Maybe it’s because we think that we’re going to screw things up somehow, and end up under the thumb of aliens or robots or alien robots — who knows? Noir is all about dark mysteries, and the future is the darkest mystery there is. It’s the death looming in the distance, loaded full of technologies and turmoil we couldn’t begin to understand today – and really, that’s what Noir is all about.
– Kris King, @KrisKingTornado