This right here, this is how you do counterprogramming: Far, Far Away, and Yet So Close: Science Fiction in San Francisco features five sci-fi movies shot and set in town (to varying degrees). Facing off against the premiere of The Force Awakens is Leonard Nimoy's 1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, known to the general public as "that one I liked with the whales," in which the fugitive Enterprise crew travel back in time to 1986. The Voyage Home was co-written by Nicholas Meyer — whose 1979 directorial debut Time After Time went the other direction, sending Malcolm McDowell's H.G. Wells forward to the 1970s to chase Jack the Ripper. Of special note is George Lucas's 1971 debut feature THX-1138, a techno-dystopia shot in then-unfinished BART tunnels and other subterranean San Francisco landmarks. Since Lucas had to go and bukkake CGI all over it in 2004, the Roxie will be showing the hella-analog 1977 theatrical version, sourced from the 1991 LaserDisc. Also playing is one of Joe Dante's underappreciated 1987 Innerspace, in which a de-bigulated Dennis Quaid makes his way through Martin Short's body. And the jury is still out on the Wachowski's 2012 Cloud Atlas, but one of its multiple timelines is a well-realized 1973 San Francisco, so it has that going for it.