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Old 07-30-2006, 07:17 PM   #1
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What's your favorite Sci-Fi Movie?

I think Blade Runner is up there on my list. Please share your favorite(s).
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Forbidden Planet. (I was crazy about this one in high school, even talked my English teacher into showing it as a tie-in to Shakespeare.)
The Day the Earth Stood Still.
2001.
Blade Runner.
The first Terminator.
Either Alien or Aliens.
Fifth Element.

Don't like the recent trend towards over-reliance on CG.
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I just got this thing for "Logan's Run".
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The first "Time Machine"
The first "War of the Worlds"



Barbarella - I was 11 the first time I saw it.
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The Blob. 8)
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The first Star Wars - but I also like most of the others named so far plus Dune, and a lot of the old badly made black and whites.

Godzilla was a hoot. Ghostbusters may be stretching the genre a bit - but cute.

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I don't remember the SF movie "Grumpy".

Soft spot for the first Star Wars movie, too.

How about a list of the worst ones? The ones made in the '50's with cardboard boxes and aluminum foil. Bob Heinlein had a story turned into one of these. I bet he retched all the way to the bank. Starship Troopers (and, what, two sequels?) didn't fare much better.
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How about a list of the worst ones? The ones made in the '50's with cardboard boxes and aluminum foil.
Plan 9 from Outer Space. I actually own a copy. I absolutely love campy 50's sci-fi movies
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Most of the work by the very troubled Philip K. Dick
I found out much later that he lived in my neighborhood in Santa Venetia, Ca - though I had no idea or appreciation of who he was at the time - would have been pretty interesting I'm sure to hear what he had to say over a cocktail at a neighborhood party....

http://www.philipkdick.com/films_intro.html
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Plan 9 from Outer Space.
Of course! How could I forget? How about Flesh Gordon?

I am with UnkaMike. I liked all of the others mentioned. Never saw Logan's Run, though.

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Of course! How could I forget? How about Flesh Gordon?
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Ed, Flesh Gordon? I think you grabbed the adult version by mistake.

My favorites right now are Contact and Gattaca.
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Just finished DVD 3 of 4 of Firefly, from the TV series. I expect the Movie Serenity will be on my short list.

My wife votes for Contact, I'm not sure that I think of that as SF. I liked the Matrix series. Blade runner.
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2001: A Space Odyssey

it grows on you with the 2nd and 3rd viewing

Then there's all those Star Trek movies ... in a class all by themselves
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Gattica, yes, a very good movie.

Obviously several of the Star Wars movies. I'm going to bring down the rath of the purists here and say the last movie, "Revenge of the Sith" actually knocked "Empire Strikes Back" out of the top spot in my mind. Totally made up for the previous two.

Aliens -"What are we gonna do now, man! Game over! We're screwed!"

The Abyss, Terminator 2, the first Matrix movie.....

...and of course, Soylent Green (it's people! )
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I don't think anything can touch Blade Runner (but I liked all of Philip K. Dick's stories).

A few nobody has mentioned: Brazil (I still hum the tune all the time), The Manchurian Candidate, the original Planet of the Apes (take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!), and one of my favorite movies as a kid: Westworld.
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Westworld was great.

Just remembered another old favorite: Andromeda Strain.
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Night of the Living Dead, the original
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