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Old 11-27-2012, 09:30 PM   #16
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Any true sci-fi fan knows that the real sci-fi is in the books, not in the movies, which are really just action flicks with a space/sci-fi backdrop.
That's a bit elitist/snobbish if you ask me, there's nothing wrong with films.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:52 PM   #17
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Eh... no offence, but how old were you when Millenium was on if you're 23 now?
I actually watched it this year

To be fair, I am not a fan of episodic procedural type shows anyway, except The X-Files. It definitely improved but that first season ensured I didn't have much good will for it.
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In true science fiction, I would be able to access MTF by blinking 7 times in a row with my left eye.
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right, like the books for the all-time classic sci-fi films like Alien, Star Wars, Predator etc..

I'll give you this, there are hardly any films after a book, that are better than a book (can't think of one). With scifi however, the books are released after the films.
Yeah, and those are all movies that fit the description of what I said, there isn't any real sci-fi in them, just action-suspense-horror-popcorn-mainstreamism.
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That's a bit elitist/snobbish if you ask me, there's nothing wrong with films.
No it's not, it's a fact.
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Well you shouldn't judge film by what you see at the multiplexes.

That said science fiction is not a genre that lends itself to good film making because it generally requires a large budget. There are exceptions of course.
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Any Scifi fans here? The Star Wars thread got me the inspiration ofc.

I grew up with loads of SciFi. Have watched Star Wars since I was 3-4 years old. I rabidly followed X-Files when it first aired, and am a big fan of the Alien franchise (not the bastardchildren please) and the first Predator.

Series I like are the aforementioned X-files, Babylon 5, and the all too short-lived Firefly.
love sci-fI! Ridley Scott's original Alien kicked so much ass, such a tense atmosphere and mood. I also thoroughly enjoy "Aliens" because colonial space marines with cheesy 80s action lines fighting xenomorphs is the coolest!

always dug cheesy sci fi too, like Arnold's "The Running Man" and movies with Dystopian societies

I am not sure if it counts as horror or sci fi or BOTH, but John Carpenter's "The Thing" is one of my favorite movies ever

honestly haven't liked THAT many sci-fi tv shows besides the original twilight zone

if you want an amazing episode of old Twilight Zone there is one that's entitled "to serve man". kicks ass
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Blade Runner was pretty good but I always have felt disheartened with the open interpretable ending.

the umbrellas were awesome too! they actually have this fan gift thing out, you can buy umbrellas that look like the futurisitc ones in the movie haha
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Cinema, yes. Need to read some more sci-fi novels though. Blade Runner is one of my all-time fav films. Watched SW when I was 4/5 also, Empire especially is great fun.

In terms of sci-fi/horror (films) - The Thing, The Fly, Alien, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Terminator are all dynamite. And love me some dystopian, ala Brazil, Twelve Monkeys etc. And there's a load of solid anime out there - see Spirited Away, Paprika, Nausicaa, Akira, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time etc.

And 2001, obvs. And Metropolis (original).
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No it's not, it's a fact.
It's a fact because you say so? I don't think so

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Yeah, and those are all movies that fit the description of what I said, there isn't any real sci-fi in them, just action-suspense-horror-popcorn-mainstreamism.
What about Moon, The Man from Earth, Gattaca, Source Code, District 9, The Adjustment Bureau, Dark City etc.
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I think J99 should at least give us an example of a 'real sci-fi' film. Unless he/she think there are none, in which case I would suggest taking a look at asmazif and Taejin's lists.

Surely Blade Runner and other adaptations of Dick's novels count? I really liked A Scanner Darkly. Minority Report and Total Recall are good too.
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Yeah, and those are all movies that fit the description of what I said, there isn't any real sci-fi in them, just action-suspense-horror-popcorn-mainstreamism.
ok first of all, mainstreamism is not a genre.
An argument can be made that Star Wars is Science Fantasy, if one were inclined to do so.

Both Alien and Predator however are Science Fiction films. That they can be classified as SciFi thrillers does not make them any less SciFi.

But why don't you give us your definition of true SciFi, then we can put an end to this bickering.
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I think J99 should at least give us an example of a 'real sci-fi' film. Unless he/she think there are none, in which case I would suggest taking a look at asmazif and Taejin's lists.

Surely Blade Runner and other adaptations of Dick's novels count? I really liked A Scanner Darkly. Minority Report and Total Recall are good too.
surely you don't mean the latest installment of Total Recall, but the Paul Verhoeven version?

How about Inception? or Jurassic Park?
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surely you don't mean the latest installment of Total Recall, but the Paul Verhoeven version?

How about Inception? or Jurassic Park?
Yeah Verhoeven's of course, though I haven't seen the remake.

I'll add Cronenberg's Videodrome and eXistenZ too.
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