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What is your favorite Sci-Fi Movie/MovieSeries?

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What is your favorite Sci-Fi Movie/MovieSeries?

Star Wars
33
36%
Star Trek
20
22%
The Matrix
2
2%
Alien
1
1%
Terminator
1
1%
2001: A Space Odyssey
1
1%
Blade Runner
13
14%
FireFly/Serenity
17
18%
Fifth Element
4
4%
 
Total votes : 92

What is your favorite Sci-Fi Movie/MovieSeries?

PostAuthor: Silk » Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:35 pm

I seriously had problems with this poll. I love all these movies and franchises.

Ultimately, I had to pick the one that excited me the most and continues to excite me...

Star Wars, baby!
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PostAuthor: Jazz » Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:45 pm

Star Wars is so lame.

Blade Runner, baby!
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PostAuthor: ninja » Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:00 pm

Am I lame for picking Serenity?
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PostAuthor: Li'll Divvil » Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:01 pm

Starwars is cool, I LOVE bladerunners ambiance, which is a bit more cyberpunk though and the old startrek series is cult.

Hard choices all around. The first matrix movie was original and cool, the others are over the top and lack depth, it's like putting all the scenes left over from the first movie into two others.
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PostAuthor: Fifty » Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:01 pm

Every single one of them except Blade Runner got ruined by later movies...
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PostAuthor: Mabus » Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:06 pm

Loved Star Wars, but ultimately, had to choose Star Trek because I had many many years of viewing enjoyment through many various Star Trek forms, and some great movies.
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PostAuthor: Dark_EK » Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:09 pm

5th element!
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PostAuthor: loki70 » Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:22 pm

Spaceballs :D
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PostAuthor: Snow » Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:24 pm

Blade Runner for sure. Followed closely by 2001: A Space Odyssey

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PostAuthor: Silk » Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:28 pm

renedq wrote:Am I lame for picking Serenity?


I can't believe I forgot Firefly!!!!
If I could change my vote, I would select Firefly.

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PostAuthor: bolo » Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:32 pm

Had to go with the film that started my love affair with movies, Star Wars, but Blade Runner is close. By the way, can't wait for the new edition in which Ridley Scott went back and reshot some scenes.

Kind of dissapointed there's no option for Close Encounters Of the Third Kind. I would put CE3K ahead of Blade Runner. Spielberg at his best.

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PostAuthor: Penumbra » Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:39 pm

I would have said Star Wars had Lucas stopped at 3 films. After adding the second trilogy I had to change my vote to Firefly.
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PostAuthor: Levis Pie » Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:54 pm

i voted star wars. since ep1 - 3 (newer oens) sucked, i have never counted those as star wars films. although the fifth element was pulling me down that way :D
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PostAuthor: xarthna » Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:58 pm

and where is B5?

hrm? ;)
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PostAuthor: Marijn » Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:21 pm

Star Trek of course! 8-)
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PostAuthor: ShadowViper » Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:23 pm

Damn couldn't you have made an easier poll, most of these series/films are great. But I have to say bladerunner still the best.
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PostAuthor: Kanteletar » Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:11 pm

Blade runner... Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer... and directed by Ridley Scott (also made Alien: 8th passanger of Nostromo, and Gladiator) - hail to the master.
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PostAuthor: Hamlet » Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:13 pm

Blade Runner. 8-)
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PostAuthor: Melakin Skywieder » Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:14 pm

I'll go for Star Trek but it isn't really an apples to apples comparison (since we have single movies, movies with sequels and TV series with and without movies).

But Star Trek wins because it is probably the single series that can be said to have influenced all of the others to some degree since it was first
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PostAuthor: Aeveras » Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:19 pm

Star Wars was ruined by George Lucas. Voted Firefly/Serenity for being unfailingly awesome. Might have picked Battlestar Galactica, but it's not here!

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PostAuthor: Aspen_Stormcat » Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:22 pm

xarthna wrote:and where is B5?

hrm? ;)


Yes! Babylon 5! Loved it!

But chose Firefly. :D
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PostAuthor: Nighthawk4 » Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:33 pm

I remember when 2001 came out - an awesome film. It still works even now, although it looks more like a documentary. The odd thing is that (like the original Star Wars), it is spoiled by the effects in more recent films. The difference is that 2001 and the three original Star Wars were filmed using models, stop-motion effects, etc., whereas the more recent films were made with CGI.

As for the CGI effects, I remember being stunned by T2.

Ultimately, I think I have to go for Blade Runner. The scenes with Rutger Hauer and Harrison Ford, where Rutger's character dies were amazing. It is probably helped by the fact there has never been a sequel made. I think T2 is probably the only one where the sequel was better than the original (mainly for the effects), but the third one was crap.

The second and third Matrix were also rubbish. The second Alien film was not bad, but did not match the atmosphere of the first - especially where the thing tears its way out of John Hurt's stomach.

Star Wars was not really helped by the last 3. They were OK, but not in the same class as the first 3.

Star Trek - number IV was the best or maybe number II (Khan's overacting was great). Number 3 and 5 were awful and Generations and the first one beyond belief - dreadful. First Contact had some good moments although the two from the past were annoying (the girl and Zephram Cochrane).

In terms of influence, probably 2001 was the foundation of all 'space travel' films, plus Star Wars and the TV series of Star Trek (not the films) have probably influenced almost every Sci-Fi film since.

Some really great films there - good to think back and remember them whilst typing this. :wink:
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PostAuthor: Snow » Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:36 pm

Nighthawk4 wrote:It is probably helped by the fact there has never been a sequel made.


Scott is considering a sequel to Blade Runner :evil:

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PostAuthor: Nighthawk4 » Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:38 pm

snow wrote:
Nighthawk4 wrote:It is probably helped by the fact there has never been a sequel made.


Scott is considering a sequel to Blade Runner :evil:


I doubt Harrison can run all that fast now - how about 'Blade Walker' ? :lol:



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PostAuthor: Ghostie » Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:10 pm

Where's Battlestar Galactica? :evil:

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