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Top ten SF-FI Movies of all time?

 
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I'll collect nominations here, then maybe we can have a vote. I'm thinking
1. Blade Runner
2. Aliens
3. Universal Soldier
4. The Thing(80's version)


others?
 
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The Questor Tapes.
 
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1. Star Wars, IV, V, and VI.
2. Star Trek, the even ones only.
3. The Last Starfighter (Guilty Pleasure, Sorry)

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If guilty pleasures count, for my money you can't beat Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis in "The Fly!"
 
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Any such list must begin with:

Forbidden Planet
The Day the Earth Stood Still
 
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
If guilty pleasures count, for my money you can't beat Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis in "The Fly!"



Don't mean to hijack this topic, but "guilty pleasures" are more interesting to list ...

1. Galaxy Quest
2. Flight of the Navigator
3. Firestarter

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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
The Questor Tapes.



Sounds cool: what is it? Spill
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
If guilty pleasures count, for my money you can't beat Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis in "The Fly!"



Good call: hm...I'll see your Fly, and raise you Dead Ringers...
 
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i vote : The Abyss
 
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Originally posted by Max Habibi:


Sounds cool: what is it? Spill



Made-for-TV movie with a fairly big budget. Gene Roddenberry did this in 1974 as a pilot for a series that ended up not being made due to "creative differences." Questor was an android, built from incomplete plans left behind by a disappeared genius. The android wakes up and goes searching for his creator, taking one of the engineers along for the ride. The whole movie is about what makes someone "human." The character Questor is absolutely, without a doubt the prototype for Data from ST:TNG.

Unfortunately, it's not available on video, and I haven't seen it since it came out in 1974. I sure wish I could see it again. Nevertheless, I remember some parts fairly vividly. I'd love to find out if this was great because it imprinted on my 10-year-old memory, or if it was truly great.

A number of other films -- RoboCop comes to mind -- stole quite a lot from Questor.

The IMDB has some info on it here.
 
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1. The Matrix
2. Contact
3. MiB
 
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T2 ...?
 
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Star Trek
Blade Runner
Galaxy Quest
Mad Max
 
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Star Wars
Terminator II
MIB
 
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No Battlestar Gallactica? I am dissapointed.
 
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Originally posted by Rick Beaver:
No Battlestar Gallactica? I am dissapointed.



Not a movie. Though I will say that the BSG mini-series (and ensuing series) seriously kicks butt!

Oh, and guilty pleasures? Let's see.... Outland, Robocop and Galaxy Quest.
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Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:


Not a movie. Though I will say that the BSG mini-series (and ensuing series) seriously kicks butt!

Oh, and guilty pleasures? Let's see.... Outland, Robocop and Galaxy Quest.

[ October 24, 2005: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]



I had no idea it wasn't a movie - just looked on Amazon and it appears the "movie" is just a re-edit of the first season... well I never.
 
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Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:
Any such list must begin with:

Forbidden Planet
The Day the Earth Stood Still



YES!

I belive those would be my top two also.

Green Slime.
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2001

I rode 3 hrs to see it in Cinerama (three screens wide), bought the book in the lobby, almost figured out what I had seen by the time I got home. How many space-operas took weightlessness seriously? Artificial gravity, indeed.

It was interesting when Star Wars came out in such an opposite style. It was kind of big news that all the equipment was grubby and banged up after 2001 was so spotless and white.

Star Wars is barely science fiction ... it's mostly cowboy and pirate movies warmed over.
 
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Originally posted by Stephen Boston:


Green Slime.



The Green Slime is indeed on the list of guilty pleasures. Even more so is the TSR board game based upon it. Anyone but me ever play The Awful Green Things From Outer Space?

Kicking!
 
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The Day the Earth Stood Still
Dr Who

2001: Anyone notice how (++H) (++A) (++L) gives us IBM! Heres a bit of fun: Humor: 2004 - A Workspace Odyssey.
 
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1. Blade Runner. I must have seen it (various versions) about four or five times before I understood the interaction between Deckard and Roy.

2. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.

3. Dark City.

4. Runaway. Yes the one with Tom Selleck and Gene Simmons. What I like about is that it's realizable science fiction. No, robots heaving bags of cement around a construction isn't commonplace today, but it's not difficult to imagine at all. The "ant" robots and the car bombs are not very far fetched at all. It makes it just that much easier to suspend my disbelief.

Does "Princess Mononoke" count as Sci Fi?
 
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Originally posted by Peter Rooke:
2001: Anyone notice how (++H) (++A) (++L) gives us IBM! Heres a bit of fun: Humor: 2004 - A Workspace Odyssey.

2001 is definately the best! However, Clarke to this day denies that there is a link betweenHAL and IBM.

Also, Planet of the Apes (the orginal, not the crappy remake) deserves a honorable mention for best twist ending!
 
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Originally posted by Paul Bourdeaux:
2001 is definately the best! However, Clarke to this day denies that there is a link betweenHAL and IBM.

Also, Planet of the Apes (the orginal, not the crappy remake) deserves a honorable mention for best twist ending!



To this day, I still don't understand the ending of 2001.

Speaking of endings, how about the ending for A.I.? Sheesh, that was the only ending (or endings) where I came to the realization that the shark was jumped, more than once.

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Originally posted by Henry Wong:


To this day, I still don't understand the ending of 2001.



My take on 2001's ending was basically the monoliths were some alien tech for seeding and evolving life. In the beginning we see that the Apes in the proximity of the Monolith are more advanced than the other ape tribes.

The monolith on the moon is a marker for any civilization advanced enough to get there, a test as it were. Upon its discovery the monolith sends out a message to Jupiter, setting the next test - having the technology advanced enough to travel across the solar system. The reward for getting to Jupiter, is the next stage in human evolution. David Bowman gets there and evolves upon contact with the Jupiter monolith.
 
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Originally posted by Paul Bourdeaux:
2001 is definately the best! However, Clarke to this day denies that there is a link betweenHAL and IBM.

Also, Planet of the Apes (the orginal, not the crappy remake) deserves a honorable mention for best twist ending!



I've seen the Planet of the Apes but dont know whether it was a original or remake.
 
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If it had Charleton Heston in it, it was the original 1968 version. If it had Mark Walberg in it, it was the 2001 remake.
 
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Originally posted by Paul Bourdeaux:
If it had Charleton Heston in it, it was the original 1968 version. If it had Mark Walberg in it, it was the 2001 remake.



BTW, Charlston Heston was also in the remake. He even got to say the line that he made famous in the original. And I agree, the remake was just poorly done.

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Originally posted by Paul Bourdeaux:
If it had Charleton Heston in it, it was the original 1968 version. If it had Mark Walberg in it, it was the 2001 remake.



Agree with the second part, but not the first. Charleton Heston is there in the remake version as well - a cameo appearance.
 
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Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:


The Green Slime is indeed on the list of guilty pleasures. Even more so is the TSR board game based upon it. Anyone but me ever play The Awful Green Things From Outer Space?

Kicking!



I never played the game, Bear. If I had known it was out there back in my D&D days I would have jumped in.
 
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Originally posted by Paul Bourdeaux:
If it had Charleton Heston in it, it was the original 1968 version. If it had Mark Walberg in it, it was the 2001 remake.



So I've seen the remake would like to see the original one.
 
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Originally posted by Stephen Boston:

I never played the game, Bear. If I had known it was out there back in my D&D days I would have jumped in.



Awesome game!

If I was better at level editing (haven't done any in years), it'd make a kicking Quake 2 or 3 level!
 
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If TV serials count:
Quatermass and the Pit
A for Andromeda, base on a book by Fred Hoyle (BBC destroyed the tapes )
 
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My fav are 2001: Space Odyssey and AI. 2001 was undoubtedly the best in its times - I recently saw a feature on VH1 abt the movie. Seems it gave a glimpse of the earth, from space, even before NASA could do!!

AI is the most practical sci-fi movie that I have seen - practical in terms of the gadgets that might be in stock for us in the future.

In the pop-corn section - I think "Minority Report" and "Vanilla Sky" (i dont know if it can qualify as sci-fi) r gud entertainment!!
 
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BBC destroyed the tapes

You never know, there may be a recording hiden deep in the Windmill Road archives. The software that catalogs the recordings is (how do I put it!) eh, - well crap in many ways.

Back on topic: Hitchhickers Guide to the Galaxy, and lastly War of the Worlds (
Many Flee Homes to Escape 'Gas Raid From Mars'--Phone Calls Swamp Police at Broadcast of Wells Fantasy)
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1. T2
2. ET


& Lost if it counts.
 
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