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Name your best Sci-Fi Film and one you think is underrated

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by jk2447, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Hi Nerds and Nerdesses,

    1) What do you think is the best Sci-Fi film ever??

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    2) What Sci-fi film do you think is underrated/over looked etc??


    1) Aliens hands down best Sci-Fi Film Ever, that bit where they can't use guns and Vasquez says "lets rock!!!" love it!

    2) Dark City is just a great idea and really different yet when you mention it hardly anyones seems to have watched it!

    Jim
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    Masters of the Universe with Dolph Ludgren :D nah only Kidding.

    Best Sci-Fi film to me is The Terminator

    Most Underated film is Runaway.
     
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  3. JonnyMX

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    That's tough.

    1) Star Wars episode IV - OK, it wasn't the best of the bunch, maybe didn't have the best plot or SFX but it was absolutely iconic and for a LONG time nothing else came close. There are plenty of 'better' films out there, but for its day the vision in Star Wars was amazing. Otherwise I'd say The Matrix. Great story and amazing SFX.

    2) Ooh, I could go on for ages here. Probably The Island. Maybe Silent Running or Outland. There have been some great Sci Fi films that had a really good atmosphere or story despite being pretty low budget with some shoddy acting. That always helped to make it more 'real' somehow.
     
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  4. JonnyMX

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    Fair point - forgot about that one... :oops:
     
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  5. zebulebu

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    Best: Blade Runner
    Most Underrated: Silent Running
     
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  6. simongrahamuk
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    Worst: lost in space with that bloke from friends in it. Now that was a bad si-fi film!
     
  7. GiddyG

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    Best: Blade Runner (with Harrison Ford)

    Most Underrated: The Time Machine (with Rod Taylor and Alan Young)
     
  8. twizzle

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    Best i would be stuck between Bladerunner and Aliens, i'd probably have to go for Bladerunner (voice over version) as being slightly more iconic. I have to say i've got models from both films, a resin Deckard adn an full size facehugger!

    Most underated? hmm Mars Attacks for its comedy, but probably silent running for its message and Heuy, Lewy and dewy!
     
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    Heartened to see other shout-outs for Silent Running here. I still can't watch that film without weeping through the last five minutes - doesn't matter how many times I see it :cry:
     
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  10. AJ

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    Hmm nice question.

    Fav film - there are sooooo many, Logans Run - the original of course. Peter Ustinov was brilliant.

    Under rated - Yea Silent running fantstic film and for a bit of a giggle GalaxyQuest
     
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  11. Bluerinse
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    I go with Logans run too, however, 'twas Jenny Agutter that caught *my* eye :oops:
     
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  12. JonnyMX

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    It's the only film ever to make me cry every time I watch it. :oops:
     
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  13. jk2447

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    To be honest I forgot Silent Running existed until reading this, great film. I just remembered some other films I loved as a kid like Battle Beyond The Stars, The Black Hole, The Last Star Fighter and of course DUNE! All probably dodgy now and I've already given my answers so I'll go shush now :biggrin
     
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  14. Gingerdave

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    :ohmy :p

    Best: Starwars IV would be my vote as well.
    Under rated: Starship Troopers or Robocop
     
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  15. Geekzilla

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    Good question.

    Fav: The Abyss

    Underated: Cube

    I think Back to the Future would make it onto the list for me too.
     
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  16. jk2447

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    I enjoyed Cube, different
     
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  17. JonnyMX

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    Me too.

    Never fancied the sequels though...
     
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  18. Geekzilla

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    The sequels were not as engaging. I just liked the dark concept of a clandestine government conspiracy.
     
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  19. Cockles

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    Number one: Bladerunner, without a doubt
    Underrated: Hate to admit this, but Equillibrium. I really enjoyed it.
     
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  20. Phoenix
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    Difficult one, not sure I can put a pin in it
    I don't go too old school, despite enjoying most of them

    Event Horizon is probably one of my faves
    Cube is deffo pretty underrated (then again so was EH)
     
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