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Posted on 11/19/2012 7:55:53 PM PST by MNDude
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Fantastic Voyage was good. I would love to see a remake of it.
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.
Kirsty Alley yeah. I’m tapping a Kindle now. I would not tap Ms Alley.
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.
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.
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
One of my Bradbury favorites, the father takes his kid into the Martian outback to “see the Martians.” And then shows them their reflections.
A. five million years to earth....xlnt
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.
Name him, ping him...
Yes. I’ve read Ringworld, and unfortunately, no movies yet. Not that a flick could do justice.
Dune: great book, lousy movie. Maybe someone should take Dune and make it a trilogy.
Day the Earth stood still..1951
Yes, Galaxy Quest is a gem. Very clever.
First movie, but Chapter IV. lol
Hauer ruled that movie.
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.
That movie was an indictment of the Reagan years.
‘’Them’’. 1954.. Any Fifties sci-fi with giant bugs in it is always a favorite with me.
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.
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.
brazil is futuristic dystopian.
best thng about that movie was its title song, “Hooray for Santa Claus”. actually it was a quite good little song.
only the first 8 minutes of Pitch Black.
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.
Yeah, gotta love B.T.T.F!!
“You made a time machine... out of a Delorean?!?”
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.
I did not say this. I am not here.
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.
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.
Didn’t anyone else like Omega Doom?
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.
Prometheus!??! Are you kidding me??
He said “Best SciFi Movies.” “BEST”: get it?
Please read more carefully next time.
2001 (for its time)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (Rennie) (also, for its time)
Fahrenheit 911 (j/k)
I was disappoint.
One of my very favorite sf movies. I think I like the 50s version better than the Donald Sutherland version.
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.”
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!
Some background music for this thread...
for the sci fi ping list
I notice no one has said Men In Black
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.
First really detailed, realistic space movie followed by 2010 to fill in the questions.
The first truly believable scary monster in a situation that keeps getting worse.
All of Startrek and Stargate.
SciFi for the dreamer of tomorrow.
It makes you feel good.