Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Best Space / Interstellar / Galactic flick?
Old 07-22-2019, 06:45 PM   #1
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: North
Posts: 2,244
Best Space / Interstellar / Galactic flick?

Sooo, for those of us who don't believe in a flat earth...

What are your favorite space / galactic / interstellar movies/ shows / mini-series / flicks?


I know there are a lot, starting with original Star Wars, Star Trek, ST Enterprise, Mars. Apollo 13, A Space Odyssey, Alien, Avatar, Space Balls, Guardian of Galaxy etc.

I figure with all the 'Buzz' about the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing I might phone a friend and ask my favorite forum...

Which was/is your favorite and why?

Fun fact, I know an actress from the flick Farscape.
__________________

__________________
AA (Stock/Bond/Cash ): 96.5/0/3.5% MIX (Small/Mid/Large): 25/25/50% BLEND(US/Foreign): 100/0%, REIT (Real Estate Equity): ~50% of Assets

FIRE in 2031 @ 50yrs old (+/- 2yrs) w/ a hypothetical $2.5mil portfolio, 3 appreciated homes worth $1.0mil and rental income to fund my gap years until RMD. Assets will go to an inherited IRA where I plan on watching the investments grow until I die or the trust gets executed.
kgtest is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-22-2019, 07:00 PM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Midpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: LKN
Posts: 13,946
Mine are:
  • A Space Odyssey
  • Apollo 13
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • ET
  • Interstellar (fascinating)
  • Men In Black
Hon Mention: Arrival
__________________

__________________
No one agrees with other people's opinions; they merely agree with their own opinions -- expressed by somebody else. Sydney Tremayne
Retired Jun 2011 at age 57

Target AA: 45% equity funds / 30% bond funds / 25% cash - radically changed Nov 2018
Target WR: Approx 2.5% Approx 20% SI (secure income, SS only)
Midpack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2019, 07:05 PM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: St. Charles
Posts: 1,473
Quote:
Originally Posted by Midpack View Post
Mine are:
  • Men In Black
There is something about this movie that just entertains me every time I see it. If I am flipping channels, and see it, I will almost always turn it on.
__________________
If your not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.
Never slow down, never grow old!
CardsFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2019, 08:08 PM   #4
Moderator
samclem's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 14,210
My picks:
- Apollo 13
- Star Wars

- Galaxy Quest (okay, not much of a space movie, but I found it to be surprisingly entertaining)


As a youth, I liked Silent Running a lot, but I saw it again in my 20s and it was barely watchable. It didn't age well.


Extra credit for any assistance on this one: I have been trying to find the name of a movie or possibly an episode of Outer Limits I saw as a kid on TV. It was black and white, and as I recall it, the premise was that the US Government had made radio contact with an extraterrestrial civilization, and we were getting ready to meet them in person. Volunteers from among the US scientists had to be turned into beings like these extraterrestrials so they could survive on the distant planet. The characters seemed to be built up pretty well, and it was very bittersweet as they said goodbye to their families and were transmogified into these alien forms (which were a lot like horrible chicken things). As I recall, things then went very badly.
samclem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2019, 08:15 PM   #5
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
GalaxyBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains
Posts: 1,571
Favorite movie is 2001:A Space Odyssey. But only paired with reading the book. They were developed together and are meant to complement each other.

Favorite TV is the reboot of Battlestar Galactica. If you've only seen the 1970s version don't pooh-pooh the 2000s version.
GalaxyBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Best space, etc flick?
Old 07-22-2019, 08:17 PM   #6
Confused about dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: NEW YORK
Posts: 1
Best space, etc flick?

Here's 3: Star Wars (not the one with JaJaBinx), Dune (with Sting), Battle Star Galactica (Syfy).
Taomander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2019, 08:34 PM   #7
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Rapid City, SD
Posts: 185
How many movies involve arguing phenomenology with an intelligent bomb?

Edit to add: or had a country-western song about relativity separating two lovers? Or that a road in Benson Arizona was named after the movie?

Cessna152 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2019, 08:46 PM   #8
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Souschef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Santa Paula
Posts: 2,428
Contact with Jodie Foster
__________________
Retired Jan 2009 Have not looked back.
AA 50/45/5 considering SS and pensions a SP annuity
WR 2% SI 2SS & 2 Pensions
Souschef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2019, 09:24 PM   #9
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Rapid City, SD
Posts: 185
Quote:
Originally Posted by samclem View Post

Extra credit for any assistance on this one: I have been trying to find the name of a movie or possibly an episode of Outer Limits I saw as a kid on TV. It was black and white, and as I recall it, the premise was that the US Government had made radio contact with an extraterrestrial civilization, and we were getting ready to meet them in person. Volunteers from among the US scientists had to be turned into beings like these extraterrestrials so they could survive on the distant planet. The characters seemed to be built up pretty well, and it was very bittersweet as they said goodbye to their families and were transmogified into these alien forms (which were a lot like horrible chicken things). As I recall, things then went very badly.
It may not be the answer, but episode 3 of season 1 of The Outer Limits titled “The Architects of Fear” had Robert Culp playing a scientist who was surgically altered into an alien creature.
Cessna152 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2019, 09:52 PM   #10
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Washington State
Posts: 830
Quote:
Originally Posted by kgtest View Post
What are your favorite space / galactic / interstellar movies/ shows / mini-series / flicks?
It would be hard for me to pick a favorite, I like just about anything space related. Star Wars and Star Trek are two obvious ones.

I also enjoyed Passengers, Enemy Mine, Armageddon, Independence Day, The Martian, and many others.

I actually liked the new Netflix series Lost in Space too.

Anyone remember "Salvage 1" back in the 70's? I'm sure it would seem corny now, but I liked it back then. I also liked the original Battlestar Galactica series in the late 70's (have not seen the newer series).
mountainsoft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2019, 09:52 PM   #11
Full time employment: Posting here.
urn2bfree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 783
Another vote for Galaxy Quest.
Perhaps one of the best movie comedies ever and qualified as a Space flick.
Aliens also a favorite.
urn2bfree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2019, 10:50 PM   #12
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Pasadena CA
Posts: 2,814
Firefly
__________________
T.S. Eliot:
Old men ought to be explorers
yakers is online now   Reply With Quote
Best Space / Interstellar / Galactic flick?
Old 07-22-2019, 11:10 PM   #13
Full time employment: Posting here.
FlaGator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: The 850
Posts: 545
Best Space / Interstellar / Galactic flick?

Space Cowboys.

Plausible premise (as movies go) with a Cold War connection, most of my favorite aged actors. And the good guys succeed
__________________
Stay at home slacker dad since 2015
FlaGator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2019, 06:23 AM   #14
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
VanWinkle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Brighton
Posts: 1,157
Quote:
Originally Posted by Souschef View Post
Contact with Jodie Foster
+1 my vote as well.
__________________
Retired May 13th(Friday) 2016 at age 61.
VanWinkle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2019, 06:39 AM   #15
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: North
Posts: 2,244
Quote:
Originally Posted by mountainsoft View Post
It would be hard for me to pick a favorite, I like just about anything space related. Star Wars and Star Trek are two obvious ones.

I also enjoyed Passengers, Enemy Mine, Armageddon, Independence Day, The Martian, and many others.

I actually liked the new Netflix series Lost in Space too.

Anyone remember "Salvage 1" back in the 70's? I'm sure it would seem corny now, but I liked it back then. I also liked the original Battlestar Galactica series in the late 70's (have not seen the newer series).
I hear ya. I love anything space related. Almost forgot about Independence Day.

Good choices everyone, a few I totally never heard of
__________________
AA (Stock/Bond/Cash ): 96.5/0/3.5% MIX (Small/Mid/Large): 25/25/50% BLEND(US/Foreign): 100/0%, REIT (Real Estate Equity): ~50% of Assets

FIRE in 2031 @ 50yrs old (+/- 2yrs) w/ a hypothetical $2.5mil portfolio, 3 appreciated homes worth $1.0mil and rental income to fund my gap years until RMD. Assets will go to an inherited IRA where I plan on watching the investments grow until I die or the trust gets executed.
kgtest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2019, 07:03 AM   #16
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: fostoria
Posts: 506
I really like "Apollo 13", and "The Martian", and from my youth "Heavy Metal", and "Flash Gordon".
ckelly78z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2019, 07:34 AM   #17
Recycles dryer sheets
jimbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 492
I like every movie listed so far. Here are a couple more.

The Day the Earth Stood Still. (the original version)
Forbidden Planet
jimbee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2019, 08:36 AM   #18
Recycles dryer sheets
Qs Laptop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 275
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cessna152 View Post
It may not be the answer, but episode 3 of season 1 of The Outer Limits titled “The Architects of Fear” had Robert Culp playing a scientist who was surgically altered into an alien creature.
Synchronicity strikes again!

I watched that episode 2 weeks ago. I just picked a random classic Outer Limits and watched it.

I also watched the one with the shape-shifting alien (played by Martin Landau) that went back in time to earth to stop a biological catastrophe and save the human race.

Favorites:
2001: A Space Odyssey
Apollo 13
Stargate
The Right Stuff
Alien
__________________
"If James Bond was an Amish spy, he would drink buttermilk. Shaken, not churned."
Qs Laptop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2019, 08:42 AM   #19
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Beaverton
Posts: 1,046
2001
Star Wars
Guardians of the Galaxy
Spaceballs
__________________
Jump in, the water's warm.
Bir48die is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2019, 08:53 AM   #20
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
GravitySucks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Syracuse
Posts: 2,083
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimbee View Post
I like every movie listed so far. Here are a couple more.

The Day the Earth Stood Still. (the original version)
Forbidden Planet
Add This Island Earth and you have my list.
__________________

GravitySucks is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
space


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
25 Of The Best Space-Saving Design Ideas For Small Homes Midpack Other topics 30 12-08-2015 05:36 PM
The Next Best Thing To A Space Trip Free To Canoe Other topics 3 05-12-2013 09:11 AM
Save $7,440.00 with a Flick of a Switch TromboneAl FIRE and Money 48 12-29-2011 08:19 AM
Office-Space Style Hypnosis Marshac Other topics 21 05-25-2005 01:19 PM
Touring Cape Canavral/Kennedy Space Center laurence Other topics 1 05-03-2005 12:18 PM

» Quick Links

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:54 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.