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Local film club - Sci-Fi season


User_Removed 7 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2009 9:47PM
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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Boyd 11 11.2k 11 Wales
16 Nov 2009 9:53PM
Dark City? The latest Star Trek? Moon?
User_Removed 7 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2009 9:57PM

Quote:Dark City?



Interesting idea


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The latest Star Trek? Star Wars?



Not good sci-fi


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Alien?



A bit too frequently screened


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Moon?



I'd like to see it first. I'm getting mixed messages about it.

Thanks Boyd. definitely one for the pot in that lot.
Boyd 11 11.2k 11 Wales
16 Nov 2009 10:02PM

Quote:I'm getting mixed messages about it.
I thoroughly enjoyed it as a thought provoking piece of science fiction.
franken e2
12 3.3k 4 Wales
16 Nov 2009 10:05PM
The first and best Alien.

Ken
User_Removed 7 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2009 10:06PM
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.
psiman 11 551 Wales
16 Nov 2009 10:09PM
2001
Dark Star
Silent Running
The Day the Earth Stood Still (the original not the rubbish remake with Keanu Reeves)
War of the Worlds (either version)

Simon
User_Removed 7 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2009 10:14PM

Quote:2001
Dark Star
Silent Running



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.
User_Removed 7 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2009 10:15PM

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 Wink
fauxtography 9 6.6k 36
16 Nov 2009 10:19PM
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
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
16 Nov 2009 10:31PM
Just love Scifi, here`s just a few of my favs.

Blade Runner
Terminator
Aliens
Event Horizon
The Abyss, loved it and always thought it was so underated.
Dune
The Thing
Pitch black and Tales of Ridick
Total Recall
Starship troopers, great fun Smile
User_Removed 7 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2009 10:35PM

Quote:
Brazil



One of my favourite films.


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Pitch black



I thought the first half of Pitch Black was superb. It just got a bit silly after the eclipse.
fauxtography 9 6.6k 36
16 Nov 2009 10:42PM

Quote:The Abyss, loved it and always thought it was so underated.

yep would agree with that!
discreetphoton e2
10 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2009 10:45PM
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".
User_Removed 7 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2009 10:53PM

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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