You Can Now Get Paid $1,000 to Sit on Your Sofa and Watch Sci-Fi Movies

Calling all sci-fi fans, you can now get paid $1,000 to sit on your sofa and watch classic space films.

With the space race now a pastime for billionaires, one company is looking for a movie fan to watch 12 iconic films centred upon interstellar travel.

MRO Electric is seeking one science fiction enthusiast to strap in and sit through a movie marathon comprising 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Martian, Interstellar and Moon.

Also making the list is Proxima, Passengers, Hidden Figures, Apollo 13, First Man, The Right Stuff, Gravity and finally October Sky.

Explaining what the role is all about, MRO Electric said: "We're fascinated by the automation processes and systems that make these incredible interstellar flights possible.

"Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson have now both gone to space. Even William Shatner (yes, Captain Kirk) did it. Maybe you have the stomach for it, too; maybe not. Either way, you probably won't get the chance any time soon unless you're a billionaire. But you can do the next best thing—and get paid for it in the process!"

Revealing more about their ideal candidate, MRO Electric says applicants should have "enthusiasm for space travel," love for "the science fiction genre" and "strong attention to detail."

You'll have one month to watch the dozen films, and your mission will be to meticulously fill in a worksheet for each movie as you "take notes and track specific details."

The deadline for applications is November 26, and all films—and worksheets—need to be completed by December 23. Responses will form part of a blog article to be hosted on MRO Electric's website.

Anyone over the age of 18, and a U.S. citizen can apply by clicking here, and you'll need to fill in a form telling the team why you're the perfect candidate for the role.

Among the questions are if you could go to space, where would you go and why, and what your ultimate favorite sci-fi flick is.

I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, diverting myself in now & then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.🚀 pic.twitter.com/ZY2Ka8ij7z

— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) October 13, 2021

Once merely a movie plot, 2021 has seen billionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos voyage to the stars, while Elon Musk's SpaceX took a step towards commercial space flights.

British businessman Branson took to the heavens July aboard his Virgin Galactic rocket plane, Unity, soaring 53 miles high.

His impressive feat was shortly followed by Amazon's CEO Bezos, who blasted off in his own rocket ship, New Shepard, via his space flight company, Blue Origin.

Musk, whose craft lifted off on July 20, made it past the Kármán Line, the internationally recognized boundary of space, some 62 miles high.

Their forays into space was followed by Musk's SpaceX launching its first all-civilian flight into orbit last month.

As the space tourism industry ramps up, the flight made history as the first crew without any professional astronauts on board, potentially paving the way for space vacations.

Bezos is set to capitalize on this unexplored venture, already selling tickets worth $100 million for further passenger flights to the edge of space.

The tycoon transported Star Trek actor, William Shatner, who spent four decades playing fictional USS Enterprise captain, James Kirk, into space in October. The 90-year-old became the oldest human in space.

Interstellar and 2001: A Space Odyssey posters.
Movie posters for Interstellar and 2001: A Space Odyssey. A company will pay a sci-fi fan $1,000 to watch 12 movies. IMBD