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Favorite Sci-Fi Films

By gralfus ·
Most of these are the old ones that the Sci-Fi channel won't show (in favor of their own tripe like "Python", "Anaconda", "Python vs Anaconda", etc.), but many of us grew up with. I'm sure there are some I've overlooked.

Most of these are available on Amazon.

War of the Worlds
This Island Earth
The Thing
Earth Vs. the Flying Saucers
The Crawling Eye
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Forbidden Planet
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (original)
Quartermass and the Pit (aka "Five Million Years to Earth")
The Day the Earth Caught Fire
The Blob
Fiend Without a Face
The Monolith Monsters
Island of Terror
The Brain from Planet Arous
The Power (hard to find this George Hamilton flick from 196

The Terminator (1 & 2, 3 was a joke)
The Matrix (only the first)

I saw one years ago called "The Flesh Eaters", which was a B&W about a nazi scientist who develops sparkly little creatures that live in water and consume all flesh. Can't seem to locate it anywhere.

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by jmgarvin In reply to Well reading seems to be ...

Reading AND writing are dying. Most of the crap that comes out is no better than the typical hollywood farces.

What really kills me is that there are plenty of good writers (Timmothy Zahn comes to mind), but they seem to be ignored for some reason.

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Sad, but true.

by deepsand In reply to Agreed

Given the direction we seem to be going, we might yet see the world of Fahrenheit 451, without need of the Fire Company.

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Ok, I have a lot too but can never remember their titles

by j.lupo In reply to Favorite Sci-Fi Films

Space 1999 is one that I sort of remember. I love sci-fi, but titles can never remember any of them.

Battlestar Galactica (the original not the new one)
The Sentinel (not really sci-fi, but SF channel did play it)

The thing with 2 heads
Mars Attacks
Land of the Lost
Land of the Giants

Can't think of the others. Could tell their plots, but that is it. I'll add more if I can think of them.

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Whle I watched most of them

by jdclyde In reply to Ok, I have a lot too but ...

I think they were looking for Movies, not TV shows.

YES, I LOVED space 1999. Used to make their phaser out of legos all the time!

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Yeah I think they were looking for movies

by j.lupo In reply to Whle I watched most of th ...

I just can't remember titles and I think some of these started as movies and then became TV shows.

Space Above and Beyond I think was another one.

Time Bandits
Planet of the Apes
Farenheit 451 (I think that was one, may have the title wrong)

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by house In reply to Favorite Sci-Fi Films

I've got a weakness for Egyptian mythology.

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Soylent Green is People

by Roger99a In reply to Favorite Sci-Fi Films

I have to mention Charlton Heston's contributions, like Planet of the Apes, Soylent Green and The Omega Man.

Also anything done by Harry Harryhausen. Remember Clash of the Titans? And the Sinbad movies with a 19 year old Jane Seymour. Yum.

You mentioned The Thing. Is that the original or the John Carpenter remake with Kurt Russell as a bad actor?

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Oh yeah

by gralfus In reply to Soylent Green is People

I saw all of those Heston movies in the theatre when I was a kid. Great stuff! I still remember the shock at the end of Planet of the Apes where the camera is just behind the Statue of Liberty looking down on the beach.

"Earth vs. the Flying Saucers" is a Ray Harryhausen film also. I love the Sinbad films too, but I think of them more as fantasy than sci-fi.

Original "The Thing", with James Arness as the...thing.

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Old Heston Flicks

by house In reply to Soylent Green is People

Soylent Green and Omega Man rock... I forgot about those movies. Thanks for that one. Now I'm going on the hunt to try to find those two. I haven't seen them in years.

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Does this one count as "sci-fi"?

by jck In reply to Favorite Sci-Fi Films

Heavy Metal

Loved that film...kick *** soundtrack...great animation...a vocal cast of incredible talent.

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