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Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by lwien, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. IAmKrazy2

    IAmKrazy2 Darth Vapor

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    Classic. Another Michigan guy, i love Tim Allen. One of my favorite all time actors.

    Galaxy Quest, makes me think of Evolution with David D from X Files and the old 7UP guy. Pretty funny flick. If i remember it also starred a still extremely overweight Ethan Suplee and the actor i still know as Donkey Lips for those who watched Nickelodeon in the early 90's.

    Other Sci-fi favorites? Event Horizon, The Thing, The Abyss, Supernova, Mad Max, Back to the Future, District 9, Donnie Darko, Children of Men, terminator trilogy, Jurasic Park, Independence Day, Starship Troopers, Night of the Living Dead/Dawn/Day, and 20,000 Leagues Under Sea.
  2. jimbo

    jimbo winterize

    Just watched THX 1138, excellent sci-fi flick! Some of my favorites are Gattaca, The first two Mad Max movies, the first Predator, and for some laughs a cheesy Ed Wood movie called Plan 9 from Outer Space.
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  3. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Ok, what was the very first Sci-Fi that you ever watched ? (no cartoons, a la The Jetsons)

    Mine: Space Patrol (tv series) First Sci-Fi and I was hooked. I was about 7 years old. (and before you ask, yeah, they actually did have TV back in those days :/ )
  4. IAmKrazy2

    IAmKrazy2 Darth Vapor

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    I was about 7 or 8 when X Files came out (same year, same station, same night as The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.). The first season blew my mind and scared me weekly, but i loved it.

    Also, saw the Evil Dead movie at my cousin's house when i was 6years old. Scared me good.
  5. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Evil Dead II had me laughing so fucking hard, I had tears streaming down my face. Bein' a tad high may have had something to do with that. :/
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  6. Purple-Days

    Purple-Days Tom Manufacturer

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    Just watched Moon the other night. Decent twist on clones in space.

    Gotta love Netflix.

    TV? We don't neeeed, no stinkin' TV... :cool:

    Watch till you are bored or something comes up, pause and come back days later to the same spot in the movie. Started Bender's Big Score (Futurama) and decided it was time for bed half way through...

    And you gotta love the replay feature. Sitting here wiring and soldering I watched Dirty Harry yesterday afternoon. Now was that 5 shots or 6? !yalper tiH Pick the gun up Brother...

    Holy Marvin Gaye, I just noticed they have a Blacksploitation category. SuperFly and shit. Having lived through that era I may have to watch one or two, just for the music (and clothes). :2c:

    Rant warning ! ! !

    Also just watched (listened to). This Film Is Not Yet Rated yesterday. A BBC and Netflix sponsored film... Pretty interesting. What a joke film ratings are. Always thought so, but this showed the inside scoop. Several very recognizable people interviewed. John Waters , a guy from Southpark and another fellow I recognized, many more that I didn't know.

    The rating appeal process was specially interesting. The appeals board has a Catholic Priest and an Episcopalian Minister. No other denominations allowed. Period. The make-up of the rest of that board was equally interesting. The rest of the appeals board are film industry reps trying to keep the status quo.

    Sex and drugs are bad. US Military (no matter what) and gratuitous violence are good. Blacksploitation and Womensploitation is fine. Rape is OK, but loving sex is not. Thrust count and stupid prude ratings... It's OK to say 'Fuck you', but not OK to say 'I like to fuck'. OK to blow a guys head clean off, but not OK to blow a guy, specially if it's gay, OMG... Ok for Zombies to eat a girl . . .

    What a world we live in. Violence promotion? To the target audience that is most easily influenced and has the most violence... As long as it sells tickets... and doesn't piss off the Moral Majority. :2c:
  7. IAmKrazy2

    IAmKrazy2 Darth Vapor

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    Evil Dead II is basically a part comedy remake of the original. It truly is a very funny movie. The third in the series Army of Darkness no longer is a horror movie at all, but more so a sci-fi action comedy. great movie none the less, but Evil Dead II might be my favorite in the series.

    PS: Not exactly sure how old i was when I saw the original evil dead, but my guess it still 5 or 6. I was terrified for a week hell more like a year, and almost threw up just watching the gore. I loved being scared at that age, mostly.

    Iwien or Tom, you fellas didn't happen to see Night of The Living Dead at the theater, did you? Made for pennies, and relatively groundbreaking in its day. Countless Zombie movies have been inspired by it afterward.
  8. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict Staff Member

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    I know it wasn't directed at me, but I saw Night of the Living Dead at the theater. The drive in, for that matter. :) It is my all time favorite horror movie (I think of it more as that than sci fi). "They're coming to get you Barbara...."
  9. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    No, I never did. Saw it on TV. But yeah, a low budget classic.

    I used to really be into those horror-gore comics too as a kid. I think my parents were a bit worried. :uhoh:
  10. IAmKrazy2

    IAmKrazy2 Darth Vapor

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    Awesome Mom, in Michigan too?? Not too many drive-in's anymore. Silverdome was for a while. Only right up the street from my house too. What city did you see Night of The Living Dead? Do you remember?

    Very cool that you saw it. Also kudos to the dude above who saw star wars before its first release. wow.
  11. Vicki

    Vicki The Bionic Woman

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    Lou posted this today. I love the behind the scenes stuff like this. I can't decide which is more creepy. The pics of Bill smiling, or not smiling. :whoa:

    [​IMG]
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  12. syrupy

    syrupy Millefiori botanist

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    Lou's a monster.

    Anyone remember Space 1999? I liked how bleak the show was for its time.
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    Havelock Vetenari Patrician

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    Love all already mentioned,but you seem to have forgotten :

    ;)
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  14. Vicki

    Vicki The Bionic Woman

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    I loved Space 1999 when I was a kid. Maya was my favorite character. :)



    I loved all the superhero TV shows!







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  15. Vicki

    Vicki The Bionic Woman

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    Havelock Vetenari Patrician

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    I've got fond memories of Space 1999 as well :

    and for another oldie :

    :borg:
  17. vapomancer

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    Omg , Space 1999 ! I recently found an old toy spaceship whilst going through old boxes of crap ( I hate moving , but love going through all of the stuff I should throw away ) I remembered it was called an Eagle , but couldn't remember the show it came from . This forum is great - where else would I find that random as hell answer to an unasked question ?
  18. Vicki

    Vicki The Bionic Woman

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    You have an Eagle @vapomancer ? That's so cool!
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  19. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    First space toy: Major Matt Mason Lunar Rover
    First space TV: Lost in Space
    First space out: Freshman year of high school
    :p
    I really dug the movie Elysium.
    Its futuristic dystopia scenario was the most realistic I've seen since Gattica.
    :2c:
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  20. arf777

    arf777 No longer dogless

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    I don't know about that. If I'd never read the book (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?) I would think Blade Runner was brilliant. Compared to the novel, though, I gotta call it crappy. Turns a novel about the nature of the soul into adventure mixed with a completely inaccurate identity thing (it isn't Deckard who might be a replicant n the novel, its a totally different bounty hunter; and you know what Rachel is from the get-go, as does she).

    On TV: Doctor Who (both old and new, though I still maintain Tom Baker is the best); ST:TOS, TNG and DS9; Firefly; Futurama; some of Farscape Fantasy: Angel, Buffy. Just about any Whedon.

    Movies: harder to choose...don't like most of the adaptations of my favorite sf authors (Phil Dick, William Gibson, Asimov, etc). Not a fan of Star Wars at all - I agree with Brin on its politics. Plus it's a straight rip from Ming-era Chinese novels, down to the some of the names (Skywalker, Yoda [Tibetan for Lao Tzu] and Padme).
    I like most Terry Gilliam. 12 Monkeys is a good take on La Jette. Hoping the Wool movie isn't going to butcher that book.
    From a while ago, A Boy and His Dog, from the Ellison novella. Both the BBC and more recent theatrical versions of The Hitchhiker's Guide.
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  21. arf777

    arf777 No longer dogless

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    I just heard ,Warehouse 13 is being cancelled.
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  22. Vicki

    Vicki The Bionic Woman

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    Wow, didn't know that. Thanks for the heads up, @arf777
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  23. max

    max This space available Staff Member

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    The upcoming season is the last.

    I try not to downgrade a movie because it doesn't follow the book plot. So many, including Blade Runner, are just based on the book/short story. A lot of times even when the Producer wants to be loyal to the book plot the money men won't go for it, so I always try to watch the movie version as if I haven't read the book.

    I've been a big sci fi fan since I was little, so of course I went to see Blade Runner in the theater when it came out. At that point I'd probably seen every decent sci fi movie ever made (and most of the crummy ones too), and Blade Runner REALLY impressed me. It wasn't the story or action that got me but the cinematography- the whole look and feel of the film. It's classic film noir set in the future. The soundtrack by Vangelis was also excellent and a perfect fit. The movie didn't get great reviews when it was released, but I knew it would be a classic due to the world it created. Ridley Scott's best work as a director IMO.
  24. grokit

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    Best sci-fi movie scene ever :2c:
    Hauer reportedly ad-libbed the tears in rain line on the spot :clap:
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  25. arf777

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    I'm not talking about a change in plot, it basically throw the entire novel out other than the idea of replicants, which wasn't new - shit, Rossum's Universal Robots by Capek is about replicants, though his use of 'robot' was later appropriated for mechanical artificiality.
    The novel isn't noir at all, and there was plenty of SF neo-noir available to do as film when Blade Runner was made. But the filmmakers used up the rights to a PKD about heavy religious and environmental themes instead.
    Any other writer and it wouldn't bug me. But PKD was an actual theologian (and has been canonized by some non-mainstream groups, including the Gnostic Church of America), and considered Do Androids..as second only to his VALIS novels as expressing his views. See The Exegesis, PKDs theological writings, published after his death. (Disclaimer: I'm an atheist, but I do consider authorial intent important).
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