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So, I've landed myself the task of running a mini season of sci-fi films alongside the main programme having bemoaned the lack of interest in, and actual existence of, decent sci-fi films. I'm planning on six good but infrequently screened films. We're kicking off with Blade Runner to wet the appetite and I think I shall also be showing Forbidden Planet, The Thing (John Carpenter), District 9 when it comes out on DVD and that leaves two slots. Question is, what would you put there ?
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Dark City? The latest Star Trek? Moon?
Quote: Dark City?
The latest Star Trek? Star Wars?
Not good sci-fi
A bit too frequently screened
I'd like to see it first. I'm getting mixed messages about it.
Thanks Boyd. definitely one for the pot in that lot.
Quote: I'm getting mixed messages about it.
I thoroughly enjoyed it as a thought provoking piece of science fiction.
The first and best Alien.
It's definitely on the list of must-sees for me. There's a lot of stuff that doesn't get the correct sort of exposure and you have to go and see it for yourself. Dark City is a very good example of that.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (the original not the rubbish remake with Keanu Reeves)
War of the Worlds (either version)
I'd like to avoid 2001 simply because its a bit obvious. Dark Star for me is more cult than class although it and Silent Running appeal very strongly to the late 60s/early 70s generation. Good films but not so good I'd put them on the list.
Quote: The first and best Alien.
I would argue that this is one of the few cases in cinematic history where the sequel was actually better than the original
Moon is very good. Dark Star is also good for seeing the origins of Alien.
Ok what about Solaris (original), Metropolis, Brazil (as i think it is like Metropolis with its dystopian view ) or branching out into Manga: Akira or Origin Spirits of the Past
Just love Scifi, here`s just a few of my favs.
The Abyss, loved it and always thought it was so underated.
Pitch black and Tales of Ridick
Starship troopers, great fun
One of my favourite films.
I thought the first half of Pitch Black was superb. It just got a bit silly after the eclipse.
Quote: The Abyss, loved it and always thought it was so underated.
yep would agree with that!
Abyss Director's cut is well worth watching.
Quote: The Thing
Seminal. Has inspired all kinds of takes, one of which was the superb X-Files episode "Ice".
Quote: Seminal. Has inspired all kinds of takes, one of which was the superb X-Files episode "Ice".
Interestingly, one of the reasons The Thing didn't do so well at the box office was that it was released in the same week as ET. It only achieved cult status in retrospect. Often the case, one could argue.
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