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16 August 2009 @ 05:08 pm
Favorite Sci-Fi movies  

I was just at ExtraLife, and Scott Johnson had created a little list of his favorite sci-fi movies after seeing District 9 (which I want to see so very much along with Moon). It got me to thinking of my favorite sci-fi movies.

Now, I love sci-fi. I fell into being a fan of the genre back in 83-85 with the miniseries V and watching the anime Robotech. I’d seen the original Star Trek series, but wasn’t what you would call a fan. That didn’t happen until Star Trek the Next Generation. :D

1. Blade Runner – This one is probably on nearly every sci-fi fan list. I first saw it when I was going through a Harrison Ford movie binge. The only copy the rental counter at the grocery store had was the original theatrical cut. I didn’t think much of it. Then my sister and brother in law bought me the director’s cut for Christmas a few years later. So much better. Instantly had me. I now own the final cut and all the other versions from the nice set that came out a few years ago.

2. Galaxy Quest – Yes, I know it’s a comedy. Yes, I know it’s send up of all things sci-fi geek. But darn it is funny with just a great cast that works.

3. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension – Cheesy, campy and makes absolutely no sense. Discovered it when I was home sick from school on HBO. I’ve watched it when not under the influence of cold meds too. Either way works. :D

4. Star Wars Trilogy – Can’t have a proper list without Star Wars. A New Hope was great. The Empire Strikes Back was better. The Return of the Jedi was good. The nice thing about Star Wars is that it’s a great way to introduce new people to sci-fi.

5. Star Trek – And I mean the reboot version from this year. I love the Star Trek family of movies and tv shows, but this movie just kicked it up several notches.

6. Stargate – I don’t think the movie gets as much love as the series. But it’s good. Honest. And I love me some Kurt Russel being all macho.

7. Contact – This one is bit more thinking man’s sci-fi in my opinion. It really makes a person question a lot of things, that’s for sure.

I’m sure I’ll come back to this list as my mind rolls over the subject longer.

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tatty bojangles: i do the ice cream and cake danceapocalypsos on August 16th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
The great thing about Galaxy Quest is that it makes fun of the sci-fi community, but it does so with love. It's more of a gentle ribbing than anything more insulting, and I think that's why it's hard to find a geek who doesn't love it. :)
trallyustrallyus on August 17th, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
I hope you know they are remaking V and will be airing it on ABC :) Says it airs on November 3rd of this year :)

The trailers are at http://abc.go.com/fallpreview/index?pn=v click the one below that says first look at V! to see it or else it will load the comicon trailer :)

Trallyus
Roseb44170roseb44170 on February 10th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
Some of my favorites too!
I loved Galaxy Quest! It was funny and like you said the cast was great and I loved the campy message - never give up!

I also love Contact and its one of the movies that I keep on tape and I watch it from time to time. Jodie Foster was great of course and I liked it because she stood up for what she believed in even though those around her didn't.