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Of Personal Interest

From an earlier discussion:
My 10 favorite Science Fiction movies, in no particular order (well, in the order that they came to me!):
  1. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. I love the dialogue where Spock tries to learn cuss words.
  2. Blade Runner. The scene where the replicant realizes that her memories of her mother are implants still makes me shudder.
  3. The Fifth Element. I just happen to enjoy Luc Besson's movies. I think this one is a visual masterpiece.
  4. Back to the Future. All three episodes are wonderful, but III is my favorite of the trilogy.
  5. Planet of the Apes. The first one, not any of the sequels! The ending, where he discovers the half-buried Statue of Liberty (wonderfully spoofed, BTW, by Mel Brooks in "Spaceballs") is truly great.
  6. Forbidden Planet. The creature was from his subconscious mind!
  7. Mars Attacks. OK, not a "true" Science Fiction movie, but one that my teenage daughter and I can watch together and thoroughly enjoy. "Ack Ack Ack!"
  8. The Lathe of Heaven. A movie made in the 70's from a novel of the same name by Ursula LeGuin. I had read the novel before I saw the movie. Both excellent.
  9. Invaders from Mars. I first saw this 1953 movie when I was a child, and it scared the Bejeezus out of me. Implants in the back of the head? And that creature in the globe!
  10. X Men: The Movie. My most recent movie. I really enjoyed this one, particularly since I was a loyal collector of the original comic book series as a kid.
Anyway, my two cents worth.

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