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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    19 67.86%
  • Donnie Darko

    11 39.29%
  • Fire in the Sky

    2 7.14%
  • Forbidden Planet

    10 35.71%
  • Planet of the Apes

    19 67.86%
  • Predator

    20 71.43%
  • Super 8

    5 17.86%
  • Videodrome

    5 17.86%
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Thread: Best Sci-fi Tournament - Round 2 Group I

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    Default Best Sci-fi Tournament - Round 2 Group I

    Note: Please choose up to 4 films
    2001 : A Space Odyssey


    Donnie Darko


    Fire in the Sky


    Forbidden Planet


    Planet of the Apes


    Predator


    Super 8


    Videodrome
    "Only the gentle are ever really strong."

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    The first four for me:

    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Donnie Darko
    Fire in the Sky
    Forbidden Planet

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    I think this is the first grouping in which this has happened…

    but I haven’t seen any of these movies.
    Hearts are tough, she said, most times hearts don't break, and I'm sure that's right . . . but what about then? What about who we were then? What about hearts in Atlantis?

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    Donnie Darko
    Planet.of the Apes
    Super 8
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    2001
    Predator
    Videodrome

    I've seen Super 8 and Donnie Darko, but I don't think they're next phase material.
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    Forbidden Planet has to move on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwritecode View Post
    I think this is the first grouping in which this has happened…

    but I haven’t seen any of these movies.
    Well then you have a lot of great movie watching ahead of you. I'm jealous.

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    Donnie Darko
    Planet of the Apes
    Predator
    Super 8
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    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Forbidden Planet
    Planet of the Apes
    Predator

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    As much as I think Donnie Darko is a great film, I hope Forbidden Planet gets those extra few votes to tie for fourth or overtake it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Iwritecode View Post
    I think this is the first grouping in which this has happened…

    but I haven’t seen any of these movies.
    Well then you have a lot of great movie watching ahead of you. I'm jealous.
    The list of movies that everyone else has seen but I haven’t seems to grow by the day. I just don’t have the time anymore.

    I just got DirectTV with a DVR in February. So during my 3 free months of having the movie channels I recorded a bunch of movies that I had never got around to watching. I’ve only actually sat down to watch 2 or 3 of them. I’ve had Blade Runner on there for months. I have the original Terminator on there as well because I’ve only seen parts of it.
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    It still amazes the heck out of me that 2001 hasn't dominated any of the groups it has been in. I thought for sure it would be the front runner in both. I wonder what this will mean for it going into the next phase...
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    2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY CINERAMA PROGRAM


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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    It still amazes the heck out of me that 2001 hasn't dominated any of the groups it has been in. I thought for sure it would be the front runner in both. I wonder what this will mean for it going into the next phase...
    I think a more entertaining film will win. I think I said it in a previous poll, but while that film is a great sci-fi film, at least for me anyways, it wasn't an easy or really an enjoyable film to watch if that makes sense. So I'm not surprised to see that others aren't voting for it as well.
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    Right, like I said in one of these polls earlier, this is more of a popularity contest than a real objective ranking of film based on artistic/filmic criteria. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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    I voted for 2001 due mostly for its importance to the genre, not so much b/c it was a blast of a film to watch. Thought-provoking, yes, but way way down on my list of "must-see rewatches." Contrast this to Predator, which I've seen maybe 7-8 times.

    Both films got my vote, but for very different reasons.

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    bears voted Videodrome

    have re-watched Donnie Darko and was just as unimpressed as the first time. The only parts I loved were the satire, and it is irrelevant to our present topic.

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    How can anyone not put a vote in for Planet of the Apes? The seven of you should be, well, think Landon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
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    have re-watched Donnie Darko and was just as unimpressed as the first time. The only parts I loved were the satire, and it is irrelevant to our present topic.
    Satire is a valid quality in science fiction. Or do you mean that the satire you see in Donnie Darko specifically is what has no bearing?

    We agreed to exclude movies that satirize other sci-fi movies, and there are plenty of other possible targets that aren't especially appropriate in the genre, but social criticism is definitely one of the classic functions.

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    What's with the ties in this poll? 3-way tie for first, tie for fourth, tie for 6th, haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattrick View Post
    What's with the ties in this poll? 3-way tie for first, tie for fourth, tie for 6th, haha

    Shit happens!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pathoftheturtle View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
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    have re-watched Donnie Darko and was just as unimpressed as the first time. The only parts I loved were the satire, and it is irrelevant to our present topic.
    Satire is a valid quality in science fiction. Or do you mean that the satire you see in Donnie Darko specifically is what has no bearing?

    We agreed to exclude movies that satirize other sci-fi movies, and there are plenty of other possible targets that aren't especially appropriate in the genre, but social criticism is definitely one of the classic functions.
    oh yes, totally
    it's only that in DD it seemed like a nice bonus, but not really relevant; I understand that people appreciate something else about that film, and this something is what I totally fail to see

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    ... I understand that people appreciate something else about that film, and this something is what I totally fail to see
    Existential despair? Eh, that is, by my theory, more like a type of angsty repressed self-hatred. Many people, young people, at least in this country, carry a lot of free-floating anxiety. Particularly children of the middle class whose parents outwardly seem models of virtue and who are provided with easy material abundance yet loaded with intense pressure to maintain status and gradually uncovering the deprivation in the world from which they've been sheltered. This produces an urge to reject their own privilege, coupled with a fear of the consequences. It's a bit of a relief to identify with the taboo feelings in Donnie Darko -- that at least suggests that you're not the only one. But of course this is all quite negative and rather unproductive; not much to which genuine romantics and activist idealists can relate at all.

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    Need just one more vote for Forbidden Planet to force a tiebreaker (better yet, two).

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    Videodrome is bowing out
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