OTHER SCIENCE FICTION SERIES

Two SF movies I ain't never seen, but I ordered 'em to correct that mistake...

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Monday, November 8, 2010 1:27 PM

CHRISISALL


I found Six String Samurai & eXistenZ on DVD for cheep, so I'll be seein' 'em soon.
Think I'll be disappointed?

And, are there any SF films y'all SHOULD have seen, but haven't yet?

The Handmaid's Tale, anyone (it was awesome)?

Blood Of Heroes? A Boy & His Dog?

Fess up!


The laughing Chrisisall



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Monday, November 8, 2010 3:26 PM

STINKINGROSE


I may be the last person on the planet to not have seen Inception...
Just not that into DiCaprio.

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Monday, November 8, 2010 3:32 PM

CHRISISALL


I'll rent it.


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Monday, November 8, 2010 4:09 PM

VAUGHNNIE


I actually liked a boy and his dog...a good cult classic. Handmaid's tale is okay. Not what I would call a must see.

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Monday, November 8, 2010 4:29 PM

STORYMARK


I saw 2001 for the first time about a year ago....

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Monday, November 8, 2010 7:07 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Never saw any of those flicks, myself.


( well, 2001, sure. But not the others )

"The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal."


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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 1:46 AM

MUTT999



Have yet to see 'District 9', 'Avatar' and 'Inception'. Only just recently saw 'Children of Men', which was awesome.




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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 2:07 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


Quote:

Originally posted by stinkingrose:
I may be the last person on the planet to not have seen Inception...
Just not that into DiCaprio.


Actually, I usually can't watch DiCrapio "act" for more than two minutes without busting out laughing, but he was actually decent in Inception. Perhaps that's a tribute to Nolan's ability as a director.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 4:56 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!



And as a reminder, because it got so little attention, I'd strongly suggest anyone who has not seen 'Moon' yet, go rent it. Good flick.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/

"The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal."


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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 5:27 AM

WISHIMAY

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Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
I found Six String Samurai ... on DVD for cheep, so I'll be seein' 'em soon.
Think I'll be disappointed?



It goes down much better with alcohol, It's wacky!!

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 6:36 AM

OPPYH


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
I found Six String Samurai & eXistenZ on DVD for cheep, so I'll be seein' 'em soon.
Think I'll be disappointed?

And, are there any SF films y'all SHOULD have seen, but haven't yet?

The Handmaid's Tale, anyone (it was awesome)?

Blood Of Heroes? A Boy & His Dog?

Fess up!



A Boy and his Dog is an acquired taste. Unfortunately, I hated it.

OF all the Sci-fi classics I've seen you list, or mention over the years I don't think you have ever shown love to Robinson Crusoe on Mars. An absolute classic. Please tell me you've seen it.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 8:40 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:

And as a reminder, because it got so little attention, I'd strongly suggest anyone who has not seen 'Moon' yet, go rent it. Good flick.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/



Very good recommendation, AU! It IS awesome, and I DO own it.


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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 8:45 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by OPPYH:


OF all the Sci-fi classics I've seen you list, or mention over the years I don't think you have ever shown love to Robinson Crusoe on Mars. An absolute classic. Please tell me you've seen it.





Oh yeah I seen it. MANY times. It's a classic!
Don't own it (yet). The Criterion DVD is a little on the 'spensive side...


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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 8:54 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Storymark:
I saw 2001 for the first time about a year ago....







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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 11:16 AM

LWAVES


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:

And as a reminder, because it got so little attention, I'd strongly suggest anyone who has not seen 'Moon' yet, go rent it. Good flick.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/



Very good recommendation, AU! It IS awesome, and I DO own it.

The laughing Chrisisall




I would highly recommend Moon to anyone as well.
I remember A Boy And His Dog being quite good but it was many many years ago when I saw it.

I can say that I've never seen Forbidden Planet or any version Journey To The Centre Of The Earth.
Come to think of it if you want to class it as (loosely) scifi I've never seen The Wizard Of Oz either. I saw a live stage version and I've seen the video of a stage version with Jewel and Joel Grey but I've never seen the classic movie.

And possibly my biggest non-watch may be Soylent Green. I really can't be sure about this one, I sometimes remember watching it late at night during my teens but I can't remember anything about it and I'm usually pretty good at knowing what I've watched.



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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 12:16 PM

OPTIMUS1998


yes I second,or third, or whatever,the recommendation of "Moon". fabulous movie.

I've had a copy of district 9 on my HD for probably a year now, haven't watched it yet..

as for the gist of this thread, i have yet to make it through(only 2 attempts)"plan 9 from outer space"
i remember bits and peices of soylent green airing on cable early in my teens.

caught the last 10 or so minutes of forbidden planet a few years ago, but have yet to see it again.

have never seen either version of "the day the earth stood still"(replace a robot with keanu reeves? perfect casting!)(actually the robot probably had better emotional range)

still need to sit down and watch the old "apes" movies. saw them back in my teen years on cable, over the summer.( i think the channel may have been doing a Chuck Heston Marathon or something.... i remember virtually nothing)

i was born in august of 79, and there aren't a whole lot of films made before then i have actually seen...
other than star wars, the only ones that jump to mind are old jimmy stuart flicks (it's a wonderful life, & Harvey), and mabye a couple old Elvis movies one summer...


any suggestions?



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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 12:35 PM

OPTIMUS1998


chris,i went through a similar phase about 2 years ago, where there was this list of movies, that were out there in the public consciousness (mostly non sf) that i had never seen for whatever reason, so i sat down one day and put as many as i could think of in my netflix queue.
those next few weeks,i burned through
the godfather films
full metal jacket
apocalypse now
dr strangelove
taxi driver
scarface
goodfellas
a clockwork orange
just to name a few.




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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 3:24 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by lwaves:



And possibly my biggest non-watch may be Soylent Green. I really can't be sure about this one, I sometimes remember watching it late at night during my teens but I can't remember anything about it and I'm usually pretty good at knowing what I've watched.

That is a MUST-WATCH. A really great film very much like the original Rollerball (same writer).


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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 3:32 PM

STORYMARK


Haven't seen it myself. I haven't seen Rollerball since I was a kid, but I didn't much care for it. Probably should give it another shot, see if it plays better as an adult.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010 3:37 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Storymark:
Haven't seen it myself. I haven't seen Rollerball since I was a kid, but I didn't much care for it. Probably should give it another shot, see if it plays better as an adult.



Story, yer killin' me here!!!


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 5:34 AM

CYBERSNARK


Quote:

Originally posted by optimus1998:
have never seen either version of "the day the earth stood still"(replace a robot with keanu reeves? perfect casting!)(actually the robot probably had better emotional range)

Haven't seen the remake, but I'm pretty sure Keanu was Klaatu (the ridiculously-human alien) --the robot was called Gort.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 7:14 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by Storymark:
Haven't seen it myself. I haven't seen Rollerball since I was a kid, but I didn't much care for it. Probably should give it another shot, see if it plays better as an adult.



Story, yer killin' me here!!!


The laughing Chrisisall




Keep in mind, I'm a whole generation off from ya. That stuff was already dated as hell when I was a child.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 7:35 AM

MEATPUPPET42


I remember as a kid there was this tv show i think it was called ARK the ship was large with 50 bio domes and 3 people would move around the ship having adventures.
Around the same time as SPACE 1999




.

I love it. It's like wiping your as with silk.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 10:57 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by meatpuppet42:
I remember as a kid there was this tv show i think it was called ARK the ship was large with 50 bio domes and 3 people would move around the ship having adventures.
Around the same time as SPACE 1999

Starlost. Not so good.


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 11:00 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Storymark:

Keep in mind, I'm a whole generation off from ya. That stuff was already dated as hell when I was a child.


When I was in my teens I had already seen the Flash Gordon serials, King Kong, Incredible Shrinking Man, Day The Earth Stood Still, et al.
Don't be pullin' that "But I was just a babe lost in the woods" mess.


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 11:52 AM

STORYMARK


So? You were drawing from a smaller pool of films (as the medium was younger and less prolific) during a time when there were far fewer options in terms of media.

By the time I was a teen, I had nearly 2 more decades worth of stuff to catch up on than you, right as the industry was kicking into high gear and making more films, AND as TV drama was hitting it's golden age, AND other technologies were competing for time.

Times change my friend, and with them, context.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 12:10 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Storymark:
So? You were drawing from a smaller pool of films (as the medium was younger and less prolific) during a time when there were far fewer options in terms of media.

By the time I was a teen, I had nearly 2 more decades worth of stuff to catch up on than you, right as the industry was kicking into high gear and making more films, AND as TV drama was hitting it's golden age, AND other technologies were competing for time.

Times change my friend, and with them, context.


Hahahahahahaah! Boyeeee, I had no internet, no DVD, no VHS! And with the meager resources of the Cinema re-running old movies, late-night & Saturday afternoon TELEVISION, I was able to glean four decades worth of SF in its NEAR ENTIRETY!!!
LOL, if I had had even VHS rental as an assist, I could have cleaved through those 40 years of fantastical footage in HALF the time!

Times change, my friend, and with them, availability.


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 12:56 PM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by Storymark:
So? You were drawing from a smaller pool of films (as the medium was younger and less prolific) during a time when there were far fewer options in terms of media.

By the time I was a teen, I had nearly 2 more decades worth of stuff to catch up on than you, right as the industry was kicking into high gear and making more films, AND as TV drama was hitting it's golden age, AND other technologies were competing for time.

Times change my friend, and with them, context.


Hahahahahahaah! Boyeeee, I had no internet, no DVD, no VHS! And with the meager resources of the Cinema re-running old movies, late-night & Saturday afternoon TELEVISION, I was able to glean four decades worth of SF in its NEAR ENTIRETY!!!
LOL, if I had had even VHS rental as an assist, I could have cleaved through those 40 years of fantastical footage in HALF the time!

Times change, my friend, and with them, availability.


The laughing Chrisisall




Sure, availability is easier, which kinda exasperates the problem. Now, if the days were longer you might have a point. There has been more sci-fi made in the last 2 decades than the first 4. And I watch a hell of a lot more than just sci-fi. A LOT more.

And yet, there are still the same number of hours in a day, and I don't just watch movies.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 2:14 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Storymark:

There has been more sci-fi made in the last 2 decades than the first 4.

So if I was in my teens in the mid-seventies, and you were in your teens in the mid nineties, exactly HOW did you have LESS time to catch up on all the SF ever made with all the advanced help? I mean, if you weren't working... a kid & all, how did you NOT do what I could have gladly done?
Oh wait- did you have a girlfriend? Crap- that could change my whole argument... My first date was when I was 17.
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And I watch a hell of a lot more than just sci-fi. A LOT more.


Oh, like I didn't watch That Girl! & The Odd Couple & Kung Fu & Harry-O & The Fugitive & I Dream Of Genie & Gilligan's Island & Marcus Welby, M.D. & Roots & Rich Man Poor Man & the ABC Movie Of The Week & Dallas & The Electric Company (just for the Spider-man parts- I swear), etc. etc.

No playing a player, Story.




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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 2:45 PM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by Storymark:

There has been more sci-fi made in the last 2 decades than the first 4.

So if I was in my teens in the mid-seventies, and you were in your teens in the mid nineties, exactly HOW did you have LESS time to catch up on all the SF ever made with all the advanced help? I mean, if you weren't working... a kid & all, how did you NOT do what I could have gladly done?





Uh, I already answered that. In the 70's, you had 40 odd years of films to catch up on. Sure, fewer venues to watch on, but by dint of that, the seminal films were the ones shown a lot, so you had access.

In the 90's I had 60 odd years of films to catch up on, and while I had more ways to do it, I also had more other things to do.

And sure, we both had TV shows to watch. But TV started with a couple of channels of programming, and still was at what, less than a dozen when you were a kid? There were 50+ when I was a teen, and obviously lots since. Which also means more opportunity, but also a lot more content (since many of those extra channels produced their own).

Far more volume.

And like I said, that's just sci-fi, and that's not all I watch. For example, since I got NetFlix, sure, Ive caught up on some classic scifi I had missed (2001 as mentioned for example), but Ive also gone back and watched (or am working through) every film from Spielberg, Scorcese, Coppola, Kurosawa, Stone, Orson Wells, David Lean, and others while catching some old Billy Wilder and John Ford flicks. Plus foreign films and documentaries, and catching up on several TV shows I had never watched. And I surf online, play videogames, draw, paint and make films. And I have a girlfriend (now, not as a teen....).

Sorry I haven't gotten to Soylent Green yet.

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 3:02 PM

OPPYH


Quote:

Originally posted by Storymark:


And like I said, that's just sci-fi, and that's not all I watch. For example, since I got NetFlix, sure, Ive caught up on some classic scifi I had missed (2001 as mentioned for example), but Ive also gone back and watched (or am working through) every film from Spielberg, Scorcese, Coppola, Kurosawa, Stone, Orson Wells, David Lean, and others while catching some old Billy Wilder and John Ford flicks.



I watched Kurosawa's "Dreams" and I don't think I will ever be the same. Cinema simply doesn't get better then that film.
Right now I'm on a Peter Weir kick. Just watched The Year of Living Dangerously(1982) and was blown away by Sigourney Weaver, and Mel Gibson. Talk about the right chemistry in a film...wow. Of course The Vangelis musical bit helped.


About 7:30 onward. That's cinema.

Sorry, just had to share. From one film geek to another.


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 4:26 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


I was thinking about this the other day, there are some sci-fi films, that for some reason or another, I have yet to see.

Enlighten me guys.

Blood of Heroes is one of my fav movies in recent times (a remake? or should they leave it alone?)

Handmade's Tail - I haven't seen yet, but on your recom'd I will.

Ditto for A Boy and His Dog

Six String Samurai (heard of it, but nope I haven't) same goes for eXistenZ.

Any feedback would be appreciated.


SGG

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 4:27 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Storymark:

In the 90's I had 60 odd years of films to catch up on, and while I had more ways to do it, I also had more other things to do.

I had karate 3 times a week, 17 monthly comics I read and super 8 films I made constantly. Oh, AND catching up on I Married A Monster From Outer Space, Invasion Of The Saucer Peeps & on & on. As a mid-teen with no 'job' or bills to speak of, I had a HARD time filling the gap, except to go to sleep to AUDIO TAPES of Star Trek that I made from the six-O-clock re-runs.
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And sure, we both had TV shows to watch. But TV started with a couple of channels of programming, and still was at what, less than a dozen when you were a kid? There were 50+ when I was a teen, and obviously lots since. Which also means more opportunity, but also a lot more content (since many of those extra channels produced their own).

Far more volume.

So, more crap to choose from? Half of what I watched was crap, but in the 90's I could at least have had the opportunity to pick & choose. More availability = less wasted time on junk like Logan's Run the series.
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And like I said, that's just sci-fi, and that's not all I watch. For example, since I got NetFlix, sure, Ive caught up on some classic scifi I had missed (2001 as mentioned for example), but Ive also gone back and watched (or am working through) every film from Spielberg, Scorcese, Coppola, Kurosawa, Stone, Orson Wells, David Lean, and others while catching some old Billy Wilder and John Ford flicks.

The Uniondale Mini-Cinema was great for those, back in the day...
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And I surf online, play videogames
That's not MY fault.
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draw, paint and make films.
Now yoh speahken mah langwedge!
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And I have a girlfriend (now, not as a teen....).
Then it doesn't count!!!

I was voracious. And in my mid-teens it seemed to dry up. I had seen everything. Every new movie or show (yes even that crap Logan's Run with the abominable Heather Menzies) was a target for my attention.

You kids got a smorgasbord of crap AND quality. Sorry if I can't cry for your glut.
Choosing can be a hard thing.


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 4:27 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


I may be the last person on the planet to not have seen Inception...
Just not that into DiCaprio.
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 4:37 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


Quote:

Originally posted by cljohnston108:
Quote:

Originally posted by stinkingrose:
I may be the last person on the planet to not have seen Inception...
Just not that into DiCaprio.


Actually, I usually can't watch DiCrapio "act" for more than two minutes without busting out laughing, but he was actually decent in Inception. Perhaps that's a tribute to Nolan's ability as a director.


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That's the feeling I get whenever I watch a Nolan directed movie. He gets the best out of his actors - both stars as well as character actors. Joseph Gordon Levitt was solid, every bit as good as DiCaprio (IMHO).

Take a peek at The Lookout: JGL is very good in this one. A solid B indy heist movie on par with '93's Red Rock West.


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 4:38 PM

CHRISISALL


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Originally posted by Shinygoodguy:


Blood of Heroes is one of my fav movies in recent times (a remake? or should they leave it alone?)

LEAVE IT ALONE!!!!
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Handmade's Tail - I haven't seen yet, but on your recom'd I will.

Very dark- a politically-charged nightmare with a vaguely hopeful ending...
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Ditto for A Boy and His Dog

VERY non-PC movie, and don't watch it with females lest you need a four hour debate on what a misogynist pig you are for liking it.
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Six String Samurai (heard of it, but nope I haven't) same goes for eXistenZ.


Like Scotty said, I'll let ya know!


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 4:40 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:

And as a reminder, because it got so little attention, I'd strongly suggest anyone who has not seen 'Moon' yet, go rent it. Good flick.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/

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I second the motion. See it. I did about 4 days ago and I was pleasantly surprised how good it was. Rockwell was in the zone.


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 4:43 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:

And as a reminder, because it got so little attention, I'd strongly suggest anyone who has not seen 'Moon' yet, go rent it. Good flick.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/



Very good recommendation, AU! It IS awesome, and I DO own it.


The laughing Chrisisall





Agreed, I remember as a kid watching this on the Late Show (before the talk show boom - man I'm old!)


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 4:51 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


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And as a reminder, because it got so little attention, I'd strongly suggest anyone who has not seen 'Moon' yet, go rent it. Good flick.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/



Very good recommendation, AU! It IS awesome, and I DO own it.

The laughing Chrisisall




I would highly recommend Moon to anyone as well.
I remember A Boy And His Dog being quite good but it was many many years ago when I saw it.

I can say that I've never seen Forbidden Planet or any version Journey To The Centre Of The Earth.
Come to think of it if you want to class it as (loosely) scifi I've never seen The Wizard Of Oz either. I saw a live stage version and I've seen the video of a stage version with Jewel and Joel Grey but I've never seen the classic movie.

And possibly my biggest non-watch may be Soylent Green. I really can't be sure about this one, I sometimes remember watching it late at night during my teens but I can't remember anything about it and I'm usually pretty good at knowing what I've watched.



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Say it ain't so Lwaves. Some of the best sci-fi classics around. Forbidden Planet, Soylent Green and (horror of all horrors) the Wizard of Oz (although not really sci-fi, but still the epitome of classic movies).

Dude, get thee to the rental house or, better yet, buy these classics. Forbidden Panet (Honey West in space, rrroowwwwrrrr!)


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 4:56 PM

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have never seen either version of "the day the earth stood still"(replace a robot with keanu reeves? perfect casting!)(actually the robot probably had better emotional range)

Haven't seen the remake, but I'm pretty sure Keanu was Klaatu (the ridiculously-human alien) --the robot was called Gort.

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Saw both! The original kicks ass all over the place and twice on Sunday. The remake can't hold a candle to the original - with or without Keanu.


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 5:00 PM

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So? You were drawing from a smaller pool of films (as the medium was younger and less prolific) during a time when there were far fewer options in terms of media.

By the time I was a teen, I had nearly 2 more decades worth of stuff to catch up on than you, right as the industry was kicking into high gear and making more films, AND as TV drama was hitting it's golden age, AND other technologies were competing for time.

Times change my friend, and with them, context.


Hahahahahahaah! Boyeeee, I had no internet, no DVD, no VHS! And with the meager resources of the Cinema re-running old movies, late-night & Saturday afternoon TELEVISION, I was able to glean four decades worth of SF in its NEAR ENTIRETY!!!
LOL, if I had had even VHS rental as an assist, I could have cleaved through those 40 years of fantastical footage in HALF the time!

Times change, my friend, and with them, availability.


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 5:16 PM

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 6:20 PM

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Every new movie or show (yes even that crap Logan's Run with the abominable Heather Menzies) was a target for my attention.


Hold on there bub. Just because it was a bad show doesn't take away from the fact that I had a huge crush on Heather at the time.

Let's leave Heather out of this shall we?

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Thursday, November 11, 2010 9:56 AM

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Making audio tapes of Star Trek Eps makes you tops in my book fella.


I had about 40 of my faves on tape- with commercials cut out.
Some peeps counted sheep to drift off- I listened to Trek.
But never drifted off until the end credit music.


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Friday, November 12, 2010 9:07 PM

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Say Oppyh, is that Keri Russell?

http://www.acephotos.org/c14425492/mission-impossible-iii-photo.html

Is she from the Blue or Red verse. Well, you know what they say - everyone has a twin walking around this crazy old world.

BTW I remember both the movie and the show. No self-respecting sci-fi geek would pass up the chance to see some truly bad sci-fi (actually I think there's a law compelling us to).


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Friday, November 12, 2010 9:21 PM

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Say Oppyh, is that Keri Russell?

http://www.acephotos.org/c14425492/mission-impossible-iii-photo.html

Is she from the Blue or Red verse. Well, you know what they say - everyone has a twin walking around this crazy old world.

BTW I remember both the movie and the show. No self-respecting sci-fi geek would pass up the chance to see some truly bad sci-fi (actually I think there's a law compelling us to).


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It's not uncanny, but it's an awfully close likeness. Bad sci-fi cheers me up on a rainy day.
Wait a sec, I like rainy days.



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Friday, November 12, 2010 9:25 PM

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I had no internet, no DVD, no VHS! And with the meager resources of the Cinema re-running old movies, late-night & Saturday afternoon TELEVISION
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Yeah, we had it rough back in prehistoric times (as my niece likes to remind me), we walked 50 miles to school, barefoot! We had to crank both the cars and telephones (just after we stopped using smoke signals). Kids today have it easy - instant everything at their fingertips.

As an aside, I recently watched an old movie that I saw years ago on the Late Show (usually Friday or Saturday night) - Room for One More with Cary Grant, who I thought was so cool back then (mid-sixties). Man is that movie dated. It's funny how you remember things as a kid, then as an adult you think - man is this cheesy.

Although sometimes I get nostalgic for some good old fashion movies (the classics are so because they ARE timeless), I still prefer today's lightspeed living. Internet, dvds, cell phones. But the one thing that remains constant with movies is - you still need a good story.


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Friday, November 12, 2010 9:39 PM

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Say Oppyh, is that Keri Russell?

http://www.acephotos.org/c14425492/mission-impossible-iii-photo.html

Is she from the Blue or Red verse. Well, you know what they say - everyone has a twin walking around this crazy old world.

BTW I remember both the movie and the show. No self-respecting sci-fi geek would pass up the chance to see some truly bad sci-fi (actually I think there's a law compelling us to).


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It's not uncanny, but it's an awfully close likeness. Bad sci-fi cheers me up on a rainy day.
Wait a sec, I like rainy days.



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I figured as much, your a 70s TV geek and you like Firefly. Rainy days and bad sci-fi; like Mal and Inara - they just go together.

My favs as a kid Flash Gordon and Commando Cody; it doesn't get any better/badder than that.


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