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    Classic SciFi Scenes

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    by lehnerus2000 ·

    Here are a few classic SciFi scenes:

    Forbidden Planet
    The tour of the Krell complex.
    The battle against the monster at the spaceship.
    The Planet of the Apes (the original)
    The final scene on the beach.
    Star Wars
    The opening Star Destroyer fly-over.
    Alien
    The alien ship.
    The Empire Strikes Back
    The asteroid chase.
    Blade Runner
    The city fly-over.
    The Return of the Living Dead
    The battle against the first corpse.
    Prince Of Darkness
    The computer readout, “Your god…”.
    The Fifth Element
    The city scene when Leeloo escapes.
    V for Vendetta
    The first terror bombing.

    What does everyone else think?

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    • #3024104

      Han shot first.

      by charliespencer ·

      In reply to Classic SciFi Scenes

      Classic because of Lucas’ attempt to ‘correct’ the scene over a decade later in the re-release.

      Also ‘Wrath of Khan’, from beginning to end.

    • #3024054

      Mine would have to be

      by tony hopkinson ·

      In reply to Classic SciFi Scenes

      The herd of dinosaurs in Jurassic park.

      How about adding one they should do

      Axis City travelling down the way from Greg Bear’s Eon….

      • #3024041

        Greg Bear

        by charliespencer ·

        In reply to Mine would have to be

        I’ve read three or four of his novels, including Eon, although it’s probably been a decade since the last one. I found him disappointing. As I recall, his concepts and science are great, the characters are pretty good, but he can’t write an ending worth a Denebian Slime Devil. He took me for great rides, but at at the end they went nowhere.

        • #3023988

          Eon and Eternity are two I’ve kept

          by tony hopkinson ·

          In reply to Greg Bear

          Readable stuff, but lacking something.
          Darwin’s Radio and the sequel are worth a read though.

    • #3024033

      Some of Mine

      by notsochiguy ·

      In reply to Classic SciFi Scenes

      “Khhhhhaaaaannnnn”—like Palmetto said, the whole movie qualifies.

      Luke and Vader’s face-off in ESB. From the start of their confrontation to Luke jumping down the weather vane, that was probably the best few minutes in the entire Star Wars film-universe as far as I’m concerned.

      “He’s coming to get you, Barbara.” The scene being in B&W, in the cemetery and with the way the line was delivered was just on the mark.

      “Take your stinking paws off me, you d@mn dirty ape.” Great chase scene leading up to a memorable line.

      Obi Wan vanishing as Vader slices through him. I think that added to the mysteries of the Force. Too bad Lucas decided to explain it all away as some form of bacterial infection (I know, not exactly what was stated, but may as well have been).

      The scene from the original ‘War of the Worlds’ where the nuke failed to stop the walkers. Not so much the act itself, but the look of dejection in the bunker afterward.

      The scene of Christopher Reeve running, and tearing his shirt to show the ‘S’ beneath.

      Those are the ones that come immediately to mind.

      • #3023986

        Just about all of 2001: a space odyssey

        by nonseq ·

        In reply to Some of Mine

        Except about 20 minutes of the slit scan. The opening sequence was Kubrick at his best as a story teller. The monolith on the moon….

        Open the pod bay doors, Hal

    • #3024030

      Fifth Element

      by rwatters ·

      In reply to Classic SciFi Scenes

      Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass.

    • #3029318

      “Time to Die”

      by drowningnotwaving ·

      In reply to Classic SciFi Scenes

      [i]”All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain. Time to die.”[/i]

      Blade Runner. Brilliant.

    • #3035679

      Close Encounters

      by jimferguson ·

      In reply to Classic SciFi Scenes

      AS Richard Dreyfuss prepares to join the new departing pioneers, LaCombe says, “Mr. Leary, I envy you!”

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