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What is your favorite Sci-Fi Movie/MovieSeries?

Star Wars
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36%
Star Trek
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22%
The Matrix
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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

PostAuthor: Silk » Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:08 pm

BSG did not have a movie, iirc.
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PostAuthor: KaiRal Windspar » Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:13 pm

Technically, BSG did start with a mini-series movie, THEN the launched the series production.

Also not on the list, and my pick, is Stargate.
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PostAuthor: Dark_EK » Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:28 pm

Nighthawk4 wrote:I doubt Harrison can run all that fast now

He still can! After all, he is doing a new Indiana Jones :p
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PostAuthor: Nighthawk4 » Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:39 pm

I didn't think that much of the Stargate film. They are making another one now, which will be straight to DVD. Looking forward to that. :wink:
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PostAuthor: Cerridwyn » Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:26 pm

Star Trek, although some of the films were really lame, the original started me off into sci-fi wonderland. i liked all of the series to a degree, except for DS9 which was incredibly boring.

what about Farscape?

for TV miniseries....(just ignore the attempt at a series) does anyone remember "V" ? i loved that!
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PostAuthor: Nighthawk4 » Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:29 pm

V was great - the shock when the first lizard had its face ripped off and when they swallowed a guinea pig whole. :shock:
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PostAuthor: gwydion2 » Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:43 pm

Some of the later Trek films were pretty weak, but for all the enjoyment I've had from the various series over the years, I had to vote for Trek.

DS9 was my favourite of the various series, after it got over a pretty slow first season or so.
The original series was low budget and would be laughable if made today, but was so out on it's own ground-breaking at the time that it was really uncontested untill Star Wars came along.
It succeeded in making a whole universe to immerse yourself in. It's remarkable it was still being repeated regularly even when Next Gen appeared so many years later. The first series of that was fairly wooden and only made it to season2 because of the fans who desperately wanted to like it, but after that I loved it.

I would have voted for Babylon5 though if that had been on the list. Nothing I've seen in Scifi has come close to rivaling the depth of plot, until the recent BSG
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PostAuthor: gwydion2 » Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:43 pm

Nighthawk4 wrote:V was great - the shock when the first lizard had its face ripped off and when they swallowed a guinea pig whole. :shock:


Great mini-series. Awful follow on series.
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PostAuthor: bolo » Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:52 pm

gwydion2 wrote:
Nighthawk4 wrote:V was great - the shock when the first lizard had its face ripped off and when they swallowed a guinea pig whole. :shock:


Great mini-series. Awful follow on series.


Agreed.Let's not forget one of the stars was Freddie Krueger ( Robert Englund)as a "nice" alien.
God that series was shit though. Those were the dark days of tv sci-fi, the days of "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century!"
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But at the same time it was strangely compelling. I blame it all on raging teen hormones and Erin Gray.

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PostAuthor: Mabus » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:36 pm

Well I was only going by what was on the poll. Otherwise I'd have to have chosen Red Dwarf.
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PostAuthor: Shardthepious » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:16 am

Starwars.
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PostAuthor: loki70 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:34 am

Mabus wrote:Well I was only going by what was on the poll. Otherwise I'd have to have chosen Red Dwarf.
Ugh, forgot the Dwarf and crew. No movie (yet), but man, what a show...
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PostAuthor: Penumbra » Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:51 am

My daughter would slap me silly if I didn't mention Dr. Who. She loves the new series. Its ok she's 7. Well I really like it too. Hell even Mrs. Pen watches!
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PostAuthor: Isengrim » Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:43 am

Star Trek. Had better and worse moments, but as whole the NINE films are far better than any other Sci-Fi series. Yes, nine. Nemesis is NOT a Star Trek. It is ... well... a sad something. :P
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PostAuthor: Fifty » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:47 pm

I re-watched The 5 Doctors recently. Great stuff!

I pretended Terminator 3 never happened and voted for Arnie, but if Firefly/Serenity had been there I would have gone for that.
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you are missings the "serious" classics

PostAuthor: Stravento » Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:22 pm

1) Stalker
2) the original solaris
3) Fareheneit
4) Brazil
5) Metropolis

and a low budget almost direct transposition of one of Dick novels (second variety), I believe the title is Screamers.

then the first Matrix was nice, while Jhonny Mnemonic was probably the worst ciberpunk evermade. 12 monkeys was nice, paycheck disappointing, another ruined Dick novel, together with Total Recall.

But I think my preferite is Alphaville "I’m too old to argue, I shoot first..."

When I was a kid I probably saw 50000 times the last starfighter, I would vote best scifi for kids ever.

Among the one of the Poll I vote the second Star Wars, the even numbered Star Treck, and Serenity, while I always found 2001 a bit boring, but I am an idiot that doesn't like Kubrick.

The tv-movie of BSG both old and new are nice.

One last thing a bit derailing from the subject, the bet scifi citation ever: finding a crashed Killrathi ships in a field of Ultima 7.

I think the next poll should be which are the worst scifi movie of all times...
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PostAuthor: Vergilius » Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:39 pm

Isengrim wrote:Nemesis is NOT a Star Trek. It is ... well... a sad something. :P


I think the word we're looking for is regurgitation. In that it tried to combine and reuse elements from the other films rather than gettting its own original idea.

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PostAuthor: gwydion2 » Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:57 pm

Vergilius wrote:
Isengrim wrote:Nemesis is NOT a Star Trek. It is ... well... a sad something. :P


I think the word we're looking for is regurgitation. In that it tried to combine and reuse elements from the other films rather than gettting its own original idea.


The first Star Trek movie was basicly just a rehash of an old episode on a larger scale. I'd say it was at least as bad as Nemesis.
Fortunately, Wrath of Khan was such great movie, that it kept the whole concept alive.
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All of 'em rock but...

PostAuthor: killraven666 » Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:48 pm

All of the series rock but I remember being a kid and watching Star Wars at a drive in '77. I've seen it 40-50 times since...geeze i'm a nerd/geek!!!

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PostAuthor: ba1rd71 » Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:20 pm

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy TV series (NOT I repeat NOT the film) and a small cheer for Blake's 7 which had the best TV theme tune ever ever!
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PostAuthor: Mabus » Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:13 pm

I can also name a few more of my favs not mentioned:

Hercules
Xena
Babylon 5
Andromeda
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Kindred: The Embraced (was only on for a very short time, but was another top one for me).


...and what's that other space one with the guy who jumped into the future...can't remember, but that one.
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PostAuthor: Katroine » Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:32 pm

Mabus wrote:I can also name a few more of my favs not mentioned:

Hercules
Xena
Babylon 5
Andromeda
Beastmaster
Kindred: The Embraced (was only on for a very short time, but was another top one for me).


...and what's that other space one with the guy who jumped into the future...can't remember, but that one.

Quantum Leap or Sliders?
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PostAuthor: Hexminder » Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:18 am

Where's CNN and CSPAN?

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PostAuthor: gutemensch » Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:23 am

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PostAuthor: Mabus » Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:14 am

Katroine wrote:
Mabus wrote:I can also name a few more of my favs not mentioned:

Hercules
Xena
Babylon 5
Andromeda
Beastmaster
Kindred: The Embraced (was only on for a very short time, but was another top one for me).


...and what's that other space one with the guy who jumped into the future...can't remember, but that one.

Quantum Leap or Sliders?



Oooh! Good mentions! Loved QL and Sliders.
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