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#1 OFFLINE   Temmu

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 01:44 AM

anyone seen any of these?

1956 - forbidden planet - still the best - or show me one better
2001 - 2001 a space odyessy - o, 1968 - i loved the middle 3/4 of it - to this day, a realistic portrayal of space travel
2015 - the martian - great film! it will be a classic
2001 - donnie darko - wow, what a mind bender
2015 - ex machina - great ending, so-so film
2002 - minority report - excellent
2012 - looper - cool
2013 - gravity - great film, despite the critics
2011 - attack the block - kids vs aliens, quite believable, they picked the wrong hood...
2002 - solaris - wow, just wow
2009 - district 9 - to me, so-so, but a premise that's not used
2004 - primer - a must see, but not a great film, but you will watch it a second time
2009 - moon - whoa, what he discovers!
2006 - children of men - a classic
2009 - surrogates - good film
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Posted 25 March 2017 - 08:51 AM

Yup, I have seen and have them all. Speaking of.. I just watched The Beast from 20,000 Fathons last night.
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Posted 25 March 2017 - 08:54 AM

You did miss Intersellar -- 2014 which has become one of my favorite movies:

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It's almost 3 hours long and you may have to watch it more than once to grasp the full movie but it's a must watch!!!
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Posted 25 March 2017 - 09:20 AM

Seen all except

Primer
Moon
Surrogates (have this downloaded ready to watch)

Did you watch the excellent Russian Solaris or the terrible remake ?
Donnie Darko was pants :thumbsdown:

Have watched these

Serenity
Metropolis  1927
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956
The Qatermass Experiment 1955
The Forbidden Planet 1956
2010 The Year We Make Contact 1984
The Incredible Shrinking Man 1957
Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman 1957
Zathura A Space Adventure 2005
The Fly 1958
The Fly 1986
WALL-E 2008
The Blob 1958
Total Recall 1990
Plan 9 From Outer Space 1959
Stargate 1994
Stargate The Ark of Truth 2008
Stargate Continuum 2008
Dr Strangelove 1964
Spacetruckers 1996
The Man With the X-Ray Eyes 1963
Farenhight 451 1966
Spacecowboys 2000
Planet of the Apes 1968
Planet of the Apes 2001
Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2011
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014
Spaceballs 1987
Silent Running 1972
Barbarella 1968
Riddick 2013
Pitch Black 2000
The Chronicles of Riddick 2004
Prometheus 2012
The Andromeda Strain 1971
Outlander 2008
Westworld 1973
Futureworld 1976
Muppets from Space1999
Death Race 2000  1975
Moonraker 1979
Men in Black /2/3  1997/2002/2012
The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975
Masters of the Universe 1987
The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976
Logans Run 1976
Mars Attack's 1996
Lost in Space 1998
Dark Star 1974
The Last Starfighter 1984
Outland 1981
All The Star War movies
All The Alien series
All The Dr Who movies and tv episodes from the beging of time itself
Iron Sky 2012
Blade Runner 1982
The Thing 1982
The Thing 2011
Independence Day 1996
Independence Day:Resugence 2016
Tron 1982
Dune 1984
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy  2005 ( not a patch on the BBC TV series)
Flash Gordon 1980
Akira 1988
Darkman 1990
Watchmen 2009
Cronos 1993
The First Men in the Moon 1964
The First Men in the Moon  1919
Gohst in the Shell 1995
The Fifth Element 1997
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982
Doom 2005
Elysium 2013
Deep Impact 1998
The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977
Cat-Women of the Moon 1953
Avatar 2009
Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future 2  1989
Back to the Future 3  1990
A Clockwork Orange 1971
Last Action Hero (1993)
The Terminator 1974
Terminator2  1991
Terminator3 2003
Terminator Salvation 2009
Terminator Genisys 2015
A Trip to the Moon 1902
Repo Man 1984
Liquid Sky 1982
The Invisible Man 1933
The War of the Worlds 1953
War of the Worlds 2005
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers 1956
20 Million Miles to Earth 1957
A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001
Jurassic Park 1993
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997
Jurassic Park III 2001
Jurassic World  2015
Soylent Green 1973
Futureworld 1976
Sleeper 1973
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids 1989
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid 1992
Escape to Witch Mountain 1975
RoboCop 1987
RoboCop 2014
The Lawnmower Man 1992
The Matrix 1999
The Matrix Reloaded 2003
The Matrix Revolutions 2003
The Iron Giant 1999
Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning 2005
Babylon 5: The Gathering 1993
Hot Tub Time Machine 2010
Pacific Rim 2013
Attack the Block 2011
All The Mad Max series
I, Robot 2004
The Day the Earth Stood Still  2008/1951
Transcendence 2014
Cocoon 1985
Cocoon: The Return 1988
My Stepmother Is an Alien 1988
Species  1995
Species II 1998
Species III 2004
All the Resident Evil movies  2002/2004/2007/2010/2012/2016
Ender's Game 2013
Waterworld 1995
Battle: Los Angeles 2011
A Boy and His Dog 1975
City of Ember 2008
The Book of Eli 2010
12 Monkeys 1995
The Omega Man 1971
The Last Man on Earth 1964
I Am Legend 2007
eXistenZ 1999
Limitless 2011
Astro Boy 2009
The Last Mimzy 2007
The Man In The White Suit 1951
V for Vendetta 2005
The Adjustment Bureau 2011
Slaughterhouse-Five 1972
The Illustrated Man 1969

I am sure that there are a ton more sci-fi movies that I have watched but the old memory is letting me down and I am tired of typing. I have not included all the anime or tv stuff either.

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 09:46 AM

Wow nice list Abarbarian :thumsbup:

I have over half of those already but the other ones give me something to look forward to. Thanks again.
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Posted 25 March 2017 - 06:50 PM

Temmu, agree with you on Minority Report and Children of Men (strangely, book was written by a British mystery writer I've always liked).  Couldn't get excited about Gravity. Agree with Erik on Stargate and Bladerunner, also I, Robot. Didn't see Starman (1974) or The Abyss (1989) on anyone's list, but it may be a matter of opinion whether the romance in these takes away from si-fi aspect.
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Posted 25 March 2017 - 07:27 PM

WALL-E is the best sci-fi film! :)

Here's a couple extra I enjoyed:
- Aeon Flux 2005
- THX 1138 1971 (George Lucas directorial debut)
- Fahrenheit 451 1966 (not as good as the book. Remake on the way)
- Inception 2010 (needed to watch it twice to start to understand it ;) )
- Brazil 1985 (Terry Gilliam)
- Metropolis 1927
- Logan's Run 1976
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Posted 26 March 2017 - 12:51 PM

Hmmm. No mention of the Star Trek films?

The Original Series films The Next Generation films "Reboot" films Some were better than others, but I enjoyed watching them all.
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Posted 26 March 2017 - 03:12 PM

View Postsunrat, on 25 March 2017 - 07:27 PM, said:

WALL-E is the best sci-fi film! :)

Here's a couple extra I enjoyed:
- Aeon Flux 2005
- THX 1138 1971 (George Lucas directorial debut)
- Fahrenheit 451 1966 (not as good as the book. Remake on the way)
- Inception 2010 (needed to watch it twice to start to understand it ;) )
- Brazil 1985 (Terry Gilliam)
- Metropolis 1927
- Logan's Run 1976

WALL-E  :clap: :hug:

View Postmac, on 26 March 2017 - 12:51 PM, said:


There are so many of them :w00tx100:  I think I have seen the first ten possibly number eleven and not sure about the last two. They were all entertaining. :clap2:

View Postsecuritybreach, on 25 March 2017 - 09:46 AM, said:

Wow nice list Abarbarian :thumsbup:

I have over half of those already but the other ones give me something to look forward to. Thanks again.

There a re a ton more that I was not sure would be counted as sci-fi, so you could probably double that list, treble it if you include all the anime episodes from my huge collection :th_0140:

View Postebrke, on 25 March 2017 - 06:50 PM, said:

Temmu, agree with you on Minority Report and Children of Men (strangely, book was written by a British mystery writer I've always liked).  Couldn't get excited about Gravity. Agree with Erik on Stargate and Bladerunner, also I, Robot. Didn't see Starman (1974) or The Abyss (1989) on anyone's list, but it may be a matter of opinion whether the romance in these takes away from si-fi aspect.

Nothing wrong with romance. Being out amongst the stars seems a pretty appropriate place for it. :hug:

It is hard knowing what counts a s fantasy or sci-fi or even some horror movies come to think of it.  I mean is are the superb 1942/1982 original Cat People movies horror, Fantasy,Sci-fi or a true story :fish:

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 02:34 AM

Great list of scifi flicks, abarbarian...

Who would have guessed that Death Race 2000, a truly awful
and trashy 1975 movie, would correctly predict the terror-inspired
truck attacks on civilians, fully 40 years beforehand. Disgusting...

A Boy and His Dog was, er... (burpf!) disgustingly different...
"The farm- immediately!" said the Committee member, barely
looking up at the condemned couple...

No one makes mention of THX1138? It was George Lucas' debut
film after graduating college. A true classic...

Oh, OK- I see Sunrat already covered it...

Wow, the more I look at it, the more I realize abarbarian has it
pretty much all covered. Looks like you watched even more
scifi than me back in the 70's, mate...

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 06:14 AM

View PostCluttermagnet, on 24 April 2017 - 02:34 AM, said:

Great list of scifi flicks, abarbarian...

Who would have guessed that Death Race 2000, a truly awful
and trashy 1975 movie, would correctly predict the terror-inspired
truck attacks on civilians, fully 40 years beforehand. Disgusting...

A Boy and His Dog was, er... (burpf!) disgustingly different...
"The farm- immediately!" said the Committee member, barely
looking up at the condemned couple...

No one makes mention of THX1138? It was George Lucas' debut
film after graduating college. A true classic...

Oh, OK- I see Sunrat already covered it...

Wow, the more I look at it, the more I realize abarbarian has it
pretty much all covered. Looks like you watched even more
scifi than me back in the 70's, mate...

Clutter

Well I did not watch all the movies in the 70's, I caught up with a lot of them as they appeared on uk tv usually ten years or so behind the times.

I can not remember seeing  THX1138, certainly not at the cinema. If you Google it you do not get a lot of information the first search pages show mainly foreign sites, Seems like Lucas wants the world to forget the film. I'll have to see if I can find a copy to watch and see if it as terrible as the reviews :drooling:

I quite liked A Boy and His Dog, thought it was mildly amusing. As indeed Death Race 2000 which I thought was a cynically amusing slant on 70's driving attitudes rather than a forerunner of terrorist attacks.

Seems strange that a lot of the sci-fi stuff I watched or read  has actually come true. Men in space, mobile phones and the internet and all of the tech stuff and it has all happened in just a few decades.
Wonder what the world will be like in the next few decades ?

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 08:28 AM

Well, you scared me just a little... Lucas now hates THX1138? Not surprisng, I
guess. It's a classic. And it's plenteous on Ebay. I just ordered a DVD copy.
Used to have a Betamax copy, for gosh sakes, but lost it... Lucas may want to
suppress it, but that ain't gonna happen. It's just way too popular. I think it has
held up fairly well over the years... Perhaps it was just a bit ahead of its time...
I'd liken it, just a bit, to Blade Runner- for the newness at first viewing and the
emotional impact it has. I still recommend it to any scifi afficionado... it would
probably make my top 20 list if I were forced to choose. But yes, ultimately it's
a simple film and has been eclipsed by so many blockbusters since then...

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 03:54 PM

View PostCluttermagnet, on 24 April 2017 - 08:28 AM, said:

Well, you scared me just a little... Lucas now hates THX1138? Not surprisng, I
guess. It's a classic. And it's plenteous on Ebay. I just ordered a DVD copy.
Used to have a Betamax copy, for gosh sakes, but lost it... Lucas may want to
suppress it, but that ain't gonna happen. It's just way too popular. I think it has
held up fairly well over the years... Perhaps it was just a bit ahead of its time...
I'd liken it, just a bit, to Blade Runner- for the newness at first viewing and the
emotional impact it has. I still recommend it to any scifi afficionado... it would
probably make my top 20 list if I were forced to choose. But yes, ultimately it's
a simple film and has been eclipsed by so many blockbusters since then...

Clutter

I might have got the wrong impression of the film from the article I read (cannot find the link again). Just did another Google and this time it gives all english links pretty much the same as for any other film.

I'll have to watch the film someday but it looks pretty bleak to me, I'll reserve full judgement till viewed.

Seems Lucas does like the film,



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15. “1138” HAS BECOME A GOOD LUCK CHARM FOR LUCAS.

References to the number “1138” have been scattered as Easter eggs throughout Lucas’ subsequent films. In American Graffiti, it is the license plate number on John Milner’s car. In Star Wars, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo transfer Chewbacca to cell block 1138 while disguised as Stormtroopers. In Raiders of the Lost Ark, a Nazi loudspeaker in the submarine dock scene announces "ein, ein, drei, acht," which in English translates to “one,” “one,” “three,” “eight.” The list goes on.

http://mentalfloss.c...-about-thx-1138

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