Scientists vote best Sci Fi movie of All Time

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    Did they really need 60 scientists to confirm that? I thought everyone knew that Bladerunner is the sci-fi movie to sum up the entire genre.
     
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    Which version?

    Did they vote for the originalcommentary ridden happy ending studio version.. or the totally different and worthwhile Directors Cut?

    The link says the release of 1982 but I have my anorak-cloaked doubts......
     
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I like the fact that Alien made the top five :D

    Never did see the original Russian version of Solaris, though.....all the others I've seen, all more than a few times.

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  8. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

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    Scientists? These guys are idiots...

    Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back aren't Science Fiction. They're fantasy movies set in space.

    Alien, on the other hand, friggin ROCKS!!
     
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    Yeah, a post-doc in my lab told me about this. We agree, damn good movie!
     
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    their list:

    1 Blade Runner (1982)
    2 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    3 Star Wars (1977 ) / The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    4 Alien (1979)
    5 Solaris (1972)

    seems about right. The original Solaris is awesome.

    I would throw into the mix The Fly(1986), Metropolis(1927), Close Encounters (1977), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) and The Matrix (1999)

    and borderline Sci-fi: Dr. Strangelove (1964), Clockwork Orange (1971), Delicatessen (1991)
     
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    Where's 'Dark Star'?

     

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    my top 5:
    i. the andromeda strain (quite possibly my favorite movie, but the book's better)
    ii. star trek 4 whales in space or star trek 3 the search for spock
    iii. fahrenheit 451. cheesy special effects and stupid accents but the book kicks ass which puts the movie up some places
    iv. i robot
    v. planet of the apes (the original)

    and oh yeah, spaceballs :p
     
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    My 5:

    1) Blade Runner
    2) Metropolis
    3) Road Warrior
    4) Videodrome
    5) 12 Monkeys

    I would have put Brazil at #5 but I don't think that it's setting is enough to earn it classification as a Sci-Fi movie.
     
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    Silent Running for me!
     
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    I have to agree that SPACEBALLS deserves at 2nd place!
     
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    I like their list. http://dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story.jsp?sectionid=1267&storyid=1845499

    I agree Contact should be in the 11-20 group.

    And Dune as well, thats a really food scifi..definetly in my top 20

    Mad Max 2 / Road Warrior is also a huge movie but not sci fi I guess to be considered?

    Star Gate I liked and was pretty influential as well...

    Total Recall was not bad either...maybe abother 11-20 contender
     
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    Bingo... ;)
     
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    Totally agree! Beats me why they need this austire group to tell us what we already know! :D :D

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    Just made a DVD copy, er. backup set of Alien 1-4.

    Alien is definitely the sh_t! :D

    I will probably never forget seeing in the theater either. My GF at the time damn near squeezed me to death when the little feller was hatched (stomach scene). That was a painful movie to see!

    I also enjoy the other 3 as well eventhough the suspense was not the same.

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    It was number 2!

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    I wanted to see Alien when it was released in theaters but for some reason it was a "limited release" and no theater near me had it :(
     
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    A travesty...
     

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