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Old 08-01-2006, 09:21 AM   #61
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Can I have some naked kathy bates, please? :P
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Re: What's your favorite Sci-Fi Movie?
Old 08-01-2006, 09:39 AM   #62
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I might get fired if I download a nude pic of Kathy Bates
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My stomach would fire its breakfast if I did.

I imagine my wife wouldnt be too thrilled either, although it'd be anger with a nice dab of "ewwww!" mixed in...

Nothing like finding out your husband has a porn problem...and its old fat women...
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Under worst (I've never actually seen it) Battlfield Earth

The worst rated Travolta movie on Netflix, I remember the reviews were so bad I didn't feel the need to check it out myself.
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I saw BattleField Earth and yeah, it was pretty bad. Especially in continuity errors like how the earth had been decimated for hundreds of years, yet abandoned cars still had air in the tires. Or military fighter jets, left idle for that amount of time would still operate. Now I let a '69 Dart sit about a year and a half once, and it fired up without too much trouble. However, I'd imagine a fighter jet, plus a few hundred years, would not yield quite the same result.

And the problem with it is that it wasn't even bad in a fun way, like those old 50's movies could be, or even some of the stuff from the 70's like "Frogs", "Empire of the Ants", or those infamous big-budget 70's disaster movies. Battlefield Earth was kind of slow and boring when it wasn't busy being stupid.

Speaking of which, I think "Frogs" and "Empire of the Ants" were both good in a bad movie sort of way. They were just campy enough to get away with being bad, and both made excellent use of the Florida scenery. Plus, neither really had what you could call a nice, tidy wrap up where everything's okay again at the end. I like movies like that sometimes.
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And the problem with it is that it wasn't even bad in a fun way, like those old 50's movies could be, or even some of the stuff from the 70's like "Frogs", "Empire of the Ants", or those infamous big-budget 70's disaster movies.* Battlefield Earth was kind of slow and boring when it wasn't busy being stupid.
Anyone who likes such movies should check out "Kingdom of the Spiders."* William Shatner plays a small-town womanizing veteranarian who discovers, and then struggles to survive, a new breed of tarantula that preys on humans.* Good fun!
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DARK CITY

be sure to turn off the lights and have your popcorn and beverage ready to go...

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"Stargate" is one of my favorites. Along with most of the "Star Trek" movies
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DARK CITY. Also good. Mas bueno!
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CFB,

Go back to "The Chicken Dance".

May the gross be with you.

Battlefield Earth. Not the worst, but close. Not even juvenile. I hope somebody lost a lot of money on it.

L. Ron once wrote some decent SF (stories in "Astounding Science Fiction"pre-war). I think some dweeb ghosted that one.
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For fans of the original Star Trek series who have a broadband connection:

http://www.newvoyages.com/
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Re: What's your favorite Sci-Fi Movie?

My sci-fi faves:

2001
Blade Runner
The Day the Earth Stood Still (I have a thousand questions :-)
Godzilla (the love-lorn scientist who sacrifices himself still haunts me)
Them!
ET (a rare feel-good sci fi movie)
Forbidden Planet
Terminator (both--but a little too violent for me)
Independence Day (especially the whole Area 51 bit, most epsecially Brent Spiner)
Back to the Future (first movie)
early Star Wars
Tremors

Some episodes of Twilight Zone, lots of Trek in its various incarnations, and Babylon 5.

Count me among the Dune fans, despite the way they made Baron Harkonnen almost more silly than evil. I like the remake, too.

I also like:
Total Recall (but too violent for me)
Fifth Element (except the campy Gary Oldham character destroys my suspension of disbelief--the campy Ian Holm character makes up for it) (light, Aziz!)
2010 (especially scenes with Bob Balaban)
V (whoever mentioned it, thanks--I'd forgotten)

EDIT I probably stepped over the line into monster movies with Godzilla, Them, and Tremors.
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