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Best Science Fiction Film of All Time?


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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2008 5:44:17 AM PST
N. Seamann says:
@mostserene1

Well, I'm 19 and my favorite is 2001. But also, I am a film buff and own nearly 500 DVD/BD's. I would agree to it being a generational situation. I can't find anyone my own age who would like to sit down and watch a Kubrick film, unless it's perhaps The Shining (still scares me every time, those damn twins). Hell, even my middle-aged parents think 2001 is boring, and won't even attempt to read Arthur C. Clarke's books.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2008 12:38:57 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2008 1:31:06 PM PST
mostserene1 says:
And let's not forget Repo Man.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2008 2:10:17 PM PST
Julia Walter says:
Promethus wrote about "Forbidden Planet":
"It's stood a greater test of time than almost any other sci-fi movie..."

Well, that's *obvious* since it's based on "The Tempest" written by Shakespeare nearly 400 years ago.
I am a 50 year old fim buff and I say "Metropolis," though I am tempted to say "Young Frankenstein" or "Sleeper."

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2008 2:39:30 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 25, 2008 2:45:09 PM PST
Mostserene1

Depends on the 20-30ish person. I have friends that really love the Beatles! And one is very crazy about Dr. Who long before the scifi channel brought it back. I remember I was eating lunch one day and this girl goes "OMG, did you hear Dr. Who is coming on the scifi channel?" to which we all respond "WHO!!!?" So, I don't know, it depends!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2008 4:50:42 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2008 6:18:03 PM PST
C. Hyland says:
Absolutely!

I was born in 83, and movies like *When Worlds Collide* *War of the Worlds* *The Time Machine* Anything by Harryhausen, and tons of others I couldn't even name were as much a part of me turning into a fan of science fiction as more contemporary fare like *Star Wars* or *Blade Runner.*

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2008 8:21:40 PM PST
@ Bob

THE MATRIX HAS YOU. LOL

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2008 8:53:50 AM PST
thames says:
Repo Man.

Talk about generation coming into play. It is a classic. Wonder how many Boomers or what is it? Gen. "Y" or something are fans of Repo Man. It's one of my favorites.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2008 9:02:32 AM PST
thames says:
>>I can't find anyone my own age who would like to sit down and watch a Kubrick film...Hell, even my middle-aged parents think 2001 is boring<<

Well you can bring the horse to water, but you cant make him drink. I do NOT go around thinking I'm smarter or superior because I like some stuff that "the masses" do not. But it is true that people are very narrow minded and lazy when it comes to movies. 2001 isn't conventional enough, not fast paced, and so they don't like it because they have conditioned themselves not to. Thing is often Hollywood is blamed but as I've gotten older more and more I feel regular people that are the problem. So it goes...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2008 9:11:32 AM PST
Bob:

From that statement, "Thing is often Hollywood is blamed but as I've gotten older more and more I feel regular people that are the problem. So it goes..." wouldn't that imply that everyday you feel smarter and/or superior to the masses?!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2008 9:23:57 AM PST
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WriterGal says:
Good question, Bob. I would have to go with your pick (2001) and Blade Runner (with its tons of director's cuts). But I also love Aliens. Although many people choose 2001, I still love Blade Runner more.

If we're allowed some miniseries choices, I loved Dune (not the David Lynch version) and Children of Dune.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2008 9:26:18 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 26, 2008 10:10:41 PM PST
thames says:
Yes. But not everyday. This was not the most well worded post. What I meant was I'm not a huge film snob. I think being snobish is lame.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2008 10:10:55 AM PST
SOBnola says:
I'm surprised everyone overlooked the classic Plan 9 From Outer Space which, as we all know, is based on King Lear. Bela Lugosi played Lear (consummate pro that he was he went so far as to die during filming to lend a gritty reality) and Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia were the 3 people in the flying paper plates.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2008 10:40:41 AM PST
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J. Muehe says:
I have heard it said that you either love or hate this move (2001). Well, i do not hate it. I just find it boring.
So many good ones. I have to go with at least 3 (Dark City, Blade Runner, Alien)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2008 12:31:34 PM PST
Nick Jones says:
Altered States (1980).

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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2008 9:40:22 PM PST
Retta says:
I was hoping that someone would mention "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension". A cult classic!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2008 10:49:43 PM PST
Dutch says:
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. I watch the DVD at least once a month to be reminded of its timeless greatness.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2008 12:11:03 AM PST
N. Seamann says:
I also LOVED "A Boy and His Dog". That ending was amazing.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2008 2:24:54 PM PST
No perfect answer here! I guess, for me, Blade Runner is close to being the best Sci-Fi movie I have ever seen ...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2008 2:26:59 PM PST
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Yes, Buckaroo Banzai is a cult classic and funny as heck (I liked it), but not the "best" Sci-Fi movie of all time.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2008 2:53:41 PM PST
Great question Bob!
Blade Runner

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2008 5:41:16 PM PST
mostserene1 says:
R. Cameron: Plan 9 is based on King Lear? Wow. Of course, Forbidden Planet is based on The Tempest, and I Walked With a Zombie is a retelling of Jane Eyre. Who knew that classic sci-fi was so high-brow!!!

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