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The Best SciFi Movies?

Posted on 11/19/2012 7:55:53 PM PST by MNDude

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To: MNDude

Fantastic Voyage was good. I would love to see a remake of it.


151 posted on 11/19/2012 9:33:29 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: MNDude

Terminator is my favorite but I did googled to see if Lord of the Rings, which is also a favorite, was sci fi and according to some, it is.


152 posted on 11/19/2012 9:34:17 PM PST by make no mistake
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To: mylife

Kirsty Alley yeah. I’m tapping a Kindle now. I would not tap Ms Alley.


153 posted on 11/19/2012 9:35:50 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice

LOL!!!


154 posted on 11/19/2012 9:37:20 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MNDude

I did like Promethius. Not my top three though.

From what I’ve watched more than any others...

5th Element and any other Bruce Willis sci fi. The man has a brilliant agent.

Dune - any of them

I burned out on Blade Runner and. Can’t watch it anymore.

Brazille

But really, trying to narrow it down to three? Impossible!

Love to watch The Thing on a hot summer day. Escape from New York later that night followed by Big Trouble in Little China.

Omega Man with the Mountain Man himself. Soylent Green.

You just have to watch them grouped by stars.

Anybody see that B movie Apollo 18 yet? Gave a feel for being stuffed in a lunar landing module like no other.


155 posted on 11/19/2012 9:38:02 PM PST by Dogbert41 (What now?)
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To: MNDude

No-one’s yet mentioned these classics:

Quatermass and the Pit (AKA Five Million Years to Earth)

The Day of the Triffids

This Island Earth


156 posted on 11/19/2012 9:39:52 PM PST by TrueKnightGalahad
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To: MNDude

157 posted on 11/19/2012 9:41:30 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: mrsmith

One of my Bradbury favorites, the father takes his kid into the Martian outback to “see the Martians.” And then shows them their reflections.


158 posted on 11/19/2012 9:41:50 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: MNDude

159 posted on 11/19/2012 9:41:50 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: mitch5501

A. five million years to earth....xlnt
B. Brazil
C. Bubba-hotep?


160 posted on 11/19/2012 9:44:01 PM PST by Getready (Wisdom is more valuable than gold and diamonds, and harder to find.)
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To: mrsmith

You are so very right.

I think it was Jules Verne that read dozens of publications every day.

This is and was an exercise in extrapolating possibilities.

I’ve held for some time now, that if it “can” happen, it will.


161 posted on 11/19/2012 9:48:06 PM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: MNDude
Young Frankenstine! (Pronounced “Fronk-en-stene”
162 posted on 11/19/2012 9:49:34 PM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Getready; Bubba Ho-Tep

Name him, ping him...


163 posted on 11/19/2012 9:52:50 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: mrsmith

Yes. I’ve read Ringworld, and unfortunately, no movies yet. Not that a flick could do justice.


164 posted on 11/19/2012 9:55:03 PM PST by DigitalVideoDude (It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kirkwood
First saw Fantastic Voyage, in 1966 at San Ramon Auto Movie
165 posted on 11/19/2012 9:56:16 PM PST by Dstorm (Palin 2016)
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To: abishai

Dune: great book, lousy movie. Maybe someone should take Dune and make it a trilogy.


166 posted on 11/19/2012 9:56:26 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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The Thing..1951

Them!......1954

Day the Earth stood still..1951


167 posted on 11/19/2012 9:56:50 PM PST by basalt (1)
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To: Nachum

Yes, Galaxy Quest is a gem. Very clever.


168 posted on 11/19/2012 9:57:31 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: Fiji Hill

First movie, but Chapter IV. lol


169 posted on 11/19/2012 9:58:39 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: chris37

Hauer ruled that movie.


170 posted on 11/19/2012 10:00:30 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: Walkingfeather
>> I have no idea why people list bladerunner. Saw original, in 82 snoozer, then the directors cut came out, went to hollywood to watch that, because certainly it had to be better.... Ummmmm Nope. The only thing I can think of is that there is another movie out there called bladerunner that is this classic tale.... I just keep seeing the bad one. <<

Ditto. To this day I don't know why people claim this is a "sci-fi classic". It seemed like an incoherent mess with Harrison Ford to me. They claimed the "Director's Cut" was better because it removed the "unnecessary voiceover", but that made the movie even MORE incoherent. I've tried to watch it twice now and found the movie boring and annoying.

Another recent addition to my "why the hell did this get such rave reviews" in 2006's "Children of Men". For a sci-fi story, I give it a 2/10. Interesting premise, horribly executed.

171 posted on 11/19/2012 10:02:05 PM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: crazydad

That movie was an indictment of the Reagan years.


172 posted on 11/19/2012 10:02:36 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: MNDude

Alien.

Sunshine.

Moon.


173 posted on 11/19/2012 10:05:01 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: MNDude

‘’Them’’. 1954.. Any Fifties sci-fi with giant bugs in it is always a favorite with me.


174 posted on 11/19/2012 10:06:06 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: chris37

i was looking forward to it but unfortunately i don’t think he did as well as he should have. disappointing given the caliber of Scott and how well he did Alien. for example after the gal had the gut surgery, there’s no way she could have been able to move so well and so fast with a few grimaces thrown in here and there, anesthetics or not. muscles do not just work 100% normal when lasered in half and your skin is stapled back together.

all this did was set up another prequel sequel. no big questions answered or even attempted to be answered. and the whole movie spent an awful long time targeting the one crewperson who had a small amount of faith into giving it up - visually, and verbally.


175 posted on 11/19/2012 10:12:01 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: chris37

and as i said he isn’t going to do remakes. he’s doing prequels to fill in the story of where the aliens came from and the mystery of the pilot alien from the first movie of the storyline, that he directed. he’s doing backstory. and he’s left himself room to do another sequel prequel.


176 posted on 11/19/2012 10:14:12 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: mylife

brazil is futuristic dystopian.


177 posted on 11/19/2012 10:16:27 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Nowhere Man

best thng about that movie was its title song, “Hooray for Santa Claus”. actually it was a quite good little song.


178 posted on 11/19/2012 10:20:05 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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Kronos


179 posted on 11/19/2012 10:20:49 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: Blackirish

only the first 8 minutes of Pitch Black.


180 posted on 11/19/2012 10:21:25 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: MNDude

Timecrimes
Primer
Moon
Impostor


181 posted on 11/19/2012 10:30:15 PM PST by cutofyourjib
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To: MNDude

THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS.

20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH.

IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA.

EARTH VS THE FLYING SAUCERS.

THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD.

DARK CITY


182 posted on 11/19/2012 10:48:42 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: Prole

Yeah, gotta love B.T.T.F!!

“You made a time machine... out of a Delorean?!?”


183 posted on 11/19/2012 10:50:42 PM PST by Husker8877
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To: Dogbert41

I liked Apollo 18 for the stock NASA footage and all the kit they managed to put together. The premise was interesting, but flawed. A thriller where one of the astronauts loses it (I think a moon mission all on its own could do that to a person), or nearly does, could have been cool.

Marooned was interesting, but its been decades since I last saw it.

There was another movie about an American who goes to the moon, finds the Soviets beat them, but died in the attempt, and then finds a rescue craft that had already landed ahead of them. I can never remember the name of that one, even though I’m sure I’ve caught parts of it twice.


184 posted on 11/19/2012 10:56:25 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: MNDude

I did not say this. I am not here.

185 posted on 11/19/2012 10:56:51 PM PST by atomic_dog
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To: Secret Agent Man

But no one can answer the big questions, secret agent man.

Scott did to his audience essentially what man’s creator did to him.

Supply your own answers.

Some will disagree with me on that, but that is the case when it comes to pure facts.

Personaly I think the movie is brilliant on a number of levels, but it is a cerebal affair, no doubt.

As far as prequel sequels go, whatever the case turns out to be, I’m eager, I am a fan of his work.


186 posted on 11/19/2012 11:00:29 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

but cmon, the gal wouldn’t have been so ambulatory after that.

and the other sad thing is that none of the characters develop to get you to relate to them as people. unlike Scott’s first movie Alien. they are all there to spout crap, be a suit, or be fodder. i think i liked the captain best, he was the most relatable as a real person.

i just expected more from Scott because he did really well with Alien, and he had always wanted to do the backstory to Alien. thought he would have done as good if not better than Alien, and i don’t think he did. i still like his work, just a let-down and i thought he’d have done better.


187 posted on 11/19/2012 11:10:08 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: vladimir998
"Forbidden Planet

I heartily agree and I'm glad to see others on the thread do so as well.
188 posted on 11/19/2012 11:10:39 PM PST by KamperKen
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To: Dogbert41

Didn’t anyone else like Omega Doom?


189 posted on 11/19/2012 11:28:27 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Donkey Odious
Some great picks here....I will add “The Fly” - the original with Vincent Price. “Help me.....”

I was about 8 years old when I saw "The Fly". It was a double feature at the Bay Theatre in Baytown, Texas. Also playing was "The Alligator People". Both of those movies scared the crap out of me. I had stepped on a 'rusty nail' and was afraid to tell my parents for fear I would get a shot. At the move, scared spitless and watching the movie through my hands over my face, I told my older brother I had stepped on the rusty nail. He told me that stepping on a rusty nail would turn me into one of the Alligator people. I was terrified. I began to demand he take me home,...getting loud in the theater. We still laugh about it to this day....53 years later.

190 posted on 11/19/2012 11:28:40 PM PST by Texas Songwriter ( i)
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To: tumblindice

Prometheus!??! Are you kidding me??

He said “Best SciFi Movies.” “BEST”: get it?

Please read more carefully next time.


191 posted on 11/19/2012 11:49:35 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: MNDude

2001 (for its time)

The Day the Earth Stood Still (Rennie) (also, for its time)

Fahrenheit 911 (j/k)

Serenity


192 posted on 11/20/2012 12:10:36 AM PST by ExGeeEye (I'll give y'all 90 days for the wounds to heal; then we start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: tumblindice

I was disappoint.


193 posted on 11/20/2012 12:12:30 AM PST by ExGeeEye (I'll give y'all 90 days for the wounds to heal; then we start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: MNDude

Bladerunner
The Matrix


194 posted on 11/20/2012 1:07:12 AM PST by kahits (http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/aynrandandtheprophecyofatlasshrugged/)
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To: windsorknot
Invasion of the Body Snatchers

One of my very favorite sf movies. I think I like the 50s version better than the Donald Sutherland version.

195 posted on 11/20/2012 2:09:19 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: kahits

I’ve gotta go with Blade Runner too. Best by far. Not only best science fiction but probably in my top five best movies ever. “All those memories will be lost...in time...like tears in rain. Time to die.”


196 posted on 11/20/2012 2:38:47 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

Dune the movie? Or Dune the mini series from SCI FI channel? Both SCI FI Mini-series of Dune and Children of Dune blow that 1984 crap right out of the water!


197 posted on 11/20/2012 2:44:18 AM PST by mdmathis6 ("Barry" Xmas to all and have a rapaciously taxable New Year!)
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To: MNDude

Some background music for this thread...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbFAXhPlZMw&feature=related

Forbidden Planet!


198 posted on 11/20/2012 2:50:46 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Cut the cable today!)
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To: KevinDavis

for the sci fi ping list

I notice no one has said Men In Black


199 posted on 11/20/2012 3:03:59 AM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: MNDude
Original Day the Earth Stood Still.
Had the first really good robot.

Forbidden Planet.
Good robot, Had interesting weapons and force fields. Good plot of a super machine that eventually kills the population soon after activation via creatures of the ID.

2001.
First really detailed, realistic space movie followed by 2010 to fill in the questions.

Alien.
The first truly believable scary monster in a situation that keeps getting worse.

All of Startrek and Stargate.
SciFi for the dreamer of tomorrow.

Independence Day.
It makes you feel good.

200 posted on 11/20/2012 3:05:09 AM PST by Freeper Fanatic
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