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16 Nov 2009 - 9:47 PM

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
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2009 - 9:53 PM

Dark City? The latest Star Trek? Moon?

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User_Removed
16 Nov 2009 - 9:57 PM


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
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2009 - 10:02 PM


Quote: I'm getting mixed messages about it.

I thoroughly enjoyed it as a thought provoking piece of science fiction.

Last Modified By Boyd at 16 Nov 2009 - 10:04 PM
franken
franken e2 Member 113108 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2009 - 10:05 PM

The first and best Alien.

Ken

User_Removed
16 Nov 2009 - 10:06 PM

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
psiman  10551 forum posts Wales
16 Nov 2009 - 10:09 PM

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

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User_Removed
16 Nov 2009 - 10:14 PM


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
16 Nov 2009 - 10:15 PM


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
16 Nov 2009 - 10:19 PM

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

Last Modified By fauxtography at 16 Nov 2009 - 10:22 PM
Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315243 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2009 - 10:31 PM

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
16 Nov 2009 - 10:35 PM


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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
16 Nov 2009 - 10:42 PM


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

yep would agree with that!

discreetphoton
discreetphoton Site Moderator 93452 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
16 Nov 2009 - 10:45 PM

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".

Last Modified By discreetphoton at 16 Nov 2009 - 10:48 PM
User_Removed
16 Nov 2009 - 10:53 PM


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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