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Best cheesy SF movies- one from each decade...

POSTED BY: CHRISISALL
UPDATED: Sunday, March 4, 2007 03:02
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Thursday, February 22, 2007 4:16 AM

CHRISISALL


I'll start:

50's- Invasion Of The Saucer Men
60's- The Time Travelers
70's- A Boy And His Dog
80's- Trancers
90's- Army Of Darkness
00's- Timecop 2 (actually wasn't that cheesy, I just couldn't think of a 'recent' one; the art of cheese is dying, I'm afraid...)



The cheese wears Chrisisall


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Thursday, February 22, 2007 5:35 AM

SHINYED


This is a topic very dear to my heart. I love sci-fi B movies from the 50's & 60's....got about 200 movies of this genre...and they never fail to entertain.

Notables:

50's : Queen Of Outer Space (1958)
60's : Angry Red Planet (1960)
70's : Starship Invasions (1977)
80's : Galaxy Of Terror (1981)
90's : Star Trek 6 - Undiscovered Country (1991)
00's : A Sound Of Thunder (2005)

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Thursday, February 22, 2007 5:40 AM

DEEPGIRL187


I don't know if I can do one from each decade, I'll name one of my favorites:

They Live (80s)

"I am here to kick ass and chew bubble gum."

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Thursday, February 22, 2007 5:45 AM

MAVOURNEEN


I'm with deepgirl. I have one from the 70's...

Logan's Run (1976)





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Thursday, February 22, 2007 6:45 AM

DAYVE



so many good ones from the 50's...
i'll go with

50's: Plan 9 From Outer Space
60's: Village of the Damned
70's: Zardoz
80's: Tron
90's: Dinosaur Valley Girls
00's (actually 1999 i think) Top of the Food Chain (Invasion)

ok, maybe not all sci-fi, but classic cheese never the less..


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Thursday, February 22, 2007 7:35 AM

DEEPGIRL187


Oooh, I forgot all about Logan's Run. Peter Ustinov was cool in that.

I'll add in Starship Troopers while I'm at it. Or were we talking about good cheesy movies?

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Thursday, February 22, 2007 9:40 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Mavourneen:






I love that film! I hear a remake is coming, but there's no need (remember the remake of Planet Of The Apes-?).


What else would they be called? Cats! Chrisisall

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Thursday, February 22, 2007 10:16 AM

REGINAROADIE


LOGAN'S RUN I could see being remade successfully. Today I heard even worse news. That 20th Century Fox (not F*X) is planning a remake of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL. I am so hoping that this never gets off the ground because that it one of the most seminal sci-fi movies ever. It should never be touched.

And why would anyone consider STAR TREK IV: THE UNDICOVERED COUNTRY to be cheesy? It's a great political thriller/allegory that perfectly wraps up the legacy of the original STAR TREK cast.

Getting back on topic, I don't know if I have one for each decade, but a few I found cheesy were IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE and IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND (the former was based on a Ray Bradbury story, the latter was considered to be an influence on the original ALIEN). THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN had a really great concept and the end was just philosophically beautiful, but the sfx at the time and the cause of the shrinkage (pesticides) kind of made it a motza ball.

As per sci-fi from the 70's, THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH was a bit of a mind-fuck. At the end, I had no idea what the whole thing was about and there were a few moments that made me laugh out loud. But in regards to a purely cheesy sci-fi flick, I don't know. Even though a lot of them were aesthetically funny and slightly campy, they were wrapped around a lot of good themes and ideas, so it's hard to choose.

One sci-fi movie of this decade that I thought was just unbearable in it's stupidity was THE FORGOTTEN. That Julianne Moore flick about the woman trying to find her lost son. You want to talk about a complete waste of time, money, energy and talent, that's it right there.

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Thursday, February 22, 2007 10:23 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by reginaroadie:
LOGAN'S RUN I could see being remade successfully.

NO WAY!
They could NEVER successfully re-capture that 70's ME-generation excess mentality...they tried to some extent with The Island, and it was only marginally successful at best.


Plus the hairstyles-classic! Chrisisall

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Thursday, February 22, 2007 5:26 PM

FINN MAC CUMHAL


Well, the 70s are the 70s. I know the 40s-50s are supposed to be the golden age of SciFi, but in my opinion, the 50s has nothing on the 70s. From The Planet of the Apes (1968) to E.T.(1982) some of the greatest science fiction films the world has ever seen were made.

That being said, I could totally role with a remake of Logan’s Run, perhaps one more closely following the book.

Really though, I don't consider Logan's Run to be cheesy scifi. It’s a classic, somewhat lost in the Star Wars fanfare, though.



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Thursday, February 22, 2007 5:33 PM

WRATCHIT


Flash Gordon is my all time favorite cheese-ball SF flick.

Coming in non-SF would hafta be Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man.

Now that I think of it, imma watch it right now. ;)

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Friday, February 23, 2007 4:12 AM

SPACEANJL


Does 'Repo Man' count?

And what about 'Buckeroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension' ?

Cheesy sci-fi series - anyone remember that really odd one about the family who went through a pyramid and ended up on alternate earths? Or was I drinking waaaaay too much coffee back in the 80's?

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Friday, February 23, 2007 4:48 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Finn mac Cumhal:

Really though, I don't consider Logan's Run to be cheesy scifi. It’s a classic, somewhat lost in the Star Wars fanfare, though.


I fully agree.

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Friday, February 23, 2007 4:56 AM

FINN MAC CUMHAL


Quote:

Originally posted by SpaceAnJL:
Cheesy sci-fi series - anyone remember that really odd one about the family who went through a pyramid and ended up on alternate earths? Or was I drinking waaaaay too much coffee back in the 80's?

Yeah, it was called Otherworld, and it was a tv show. Cheesy though it may have been, it was the foundation of extremely popular Sliders and Stargate. It gets lost because of the popularity of these shows, which suggests to me that the idea was great, but the execution, not so much.

Lots of scifi TV shows are rife with cheese, in the Finn household Zenon: The Girl of the 21 Century is a requisite major.



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Nothing is more unpredictable than the mob, nothing more obscure than public opinion, nothing more deceptive than the whole political system.

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Friday, February 23, 2007 5:31 AM

SPACEANJL


Thank you. I was getting a little weirded out with the flashbacks and all...

I loved 'Stargate' the film. Hated the series. Absolutely hated it.

Ooh...link. Cheesy sci-fi - 'Soldier' Kurt Russell had about ninety words of dialogue in the whole film. But there were some fun 'Blade Runner' refs.

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Friday, February 23, 2007 5:51 AM

SHINYED


Movies with " Journey " in the title usually are cheesy :

Journey To The Center Of Time
Journey To The Seventh Planet
Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun

...although Journey To The Center Of The Earth is a legendary classic.

Anyone know of any more "Journey" movies?

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Friday, February 23, 2007 6:08 AM

REGINAROADIE


I kind of feel the same way about FIREFLY, since I see a lot of popular sci-fi shows take some of the stuff that FIREFLY did first and run with it further. I sometimes see BATTLESTAR GALACTICA as a humorless version of FIREFLY.

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Friday, February 23, 2007 6:17 AM

LYSANDER


I would definitely have to agree with WRATCHIT. Flash Gordon has to be at the top of the 80s list. At least top three.

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Sunday, March 4, 2007 3:02 AM

LWAVES


Not from each decade but:

Spacehunter: Adventures In The Forbidden Zone
Warlords Of Atlantis
Lost In Space (newer movie)
Battle Beyond The Stars
Flash Gordon

As well as the word 'Journey' you can add movies that start 'It Came...' and 'The Day...' and all the variations on them.

John



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