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AKAArzosah 04-23-2007 09:35 AM

How about in the direction of the original topic? Are there any further suggestions for movies? Nate, maybe you have some of your own? (suggestions, not movies) Ooh, let's five Sa'ar's ad! Of course, that would make it longer...
What was I talking about? Right, suggestions... Well, are there any further? And we need a list of the ones we have so far.

Nate the Great 04-23-2007 10:21 AM

Well, I'd like

Batman Begins
Raiders of the Lost Ark and so on
National Treasure
Almost any Marvel Movie

Suggestions that aren't movies? How about "careful when wet?" :)

Looking back on my earlier James Bond suggestion, I suppose that there are too many for comver purposes. Bond would be it's own section.

Chancellor Valium 04-23-2007 07:10 PM

Not a Sci-Fi film, but what about either:

A) The Big Sleep
or
B) The Maltese Falcon

?

ijdgaf 04-23-2007 07:51 PM

A few other pop cultural touchstones:

E.T.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The Godfather
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

Nate the Great 04-23-2007 08:24 PM

LWW wouldn't be that bad, but doesn't that sneak a bit too far away from our scifi credo? In fact, it occurs to me that you could create a pie chart for a movie composed of portions of scifi, fantasy, horror, action, etc.

I separate scifi from fantasy thusly:

If any inventions, actions, or feats are presented that are beyond our current understanding are presented as though they are simple extensions of our current scientific knowledge and inventions, it's scifi.

If any inventions, actions, or feats are presented that are beyond our current understanding are presented as though they tap into some energy that is intrinsic to nature (i.e. the "natural laws" of the universe include the possiblility of such feats), it's fantasy.

Thus Back to the Future is scifi. The LWW is fantasy. Star Wars is scifi. Willow is fantasy.

Zeke 04-23-2007 08:56 PM

My reason for not considering LW&W is simpler: I don't trust the mob with C. S. Lewis. But I like IJD's other suggestions. I knew there were some obvious ones we were missing. (Not The Godfather, though. Let's keep it sci-fi for now.)

Nate the Great 04-23-2007 09:42 PM

Please no ET. If idgaf wants it, let him five it himself and stick it into Five-Minute Cheese.

ijdgaf 04-23-2007 09:56 PM

I'm just trying to think of big movies that most everyone has seen (and if they haven't, they're uncultured heathens). Not necessarily films I like, just films that have wide recognition.

Nate the Great 04-23-2007 10:14 PM

Oh.

Could someone stick the "uncultured heathen" arguement back into Pandora's Box and add another padlock, please?

AKAArzosah 04-24-2007 11:21 AM

I think it was a joke. In fact, given the website this forum is for, I'm pretty sure it was a joke. Don't take things so personally.

Godfather is a bit before my time and not science fiction. ET and probably also Close Encounters were already suggested by MY MUM (seriously). The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe? HOLY MOTHER OF GOD NO I WILL STAB YOU.

If I seem nasty or annoyed or particularly short with anyone, well I'm tired. I have to run a post office on my own for a day on Thursday and I'm really not looking forward to it. Australia Post sucks, y'all. Just so you know.

PointyHairedJedi 04-24-2007 03:11 PM

On a completely random tack, why not go for one of the many films that is now in the public domain? Quite a few are corny B-movie stuff, I admit, but there are some real gems out there.

Chancellor Valium 04-24-2007 06:38 PM

...Plan 9 From Outer Space?

Nate the Great 04-24-2007 07:44 PM

Uh, I'd rather not. We're supposed to spoof quality scifi here, not Santa Claus Invades the Martians.

Some of the online actions I've regretted the most came from posting while annoyed or short. My advice? Unplug the computer. Go out and enjoy some time in meatspace/offline/RL whatever you want to call it. Smell some flowers. Personally I like to go hiking in the woods.

PointyHairedJedi 04-24-2007 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nate the Great (Post 73345)
Uh, I'd rather not. We're supposed to spoof quality scifi here, not Santa Claus Invades the Martians.

It's out there, if you care to look. I've got Things to Come sitting on my computer waiting to be watched, for instance.

Nate the Great 04-24-2007 10:10 PM

What's out there? Santa Claus invades the Martians, or quality scifi?

(Bah-dum-bum-chissh)

Thank you, thank you. I'll be here all week. Try the veal!

ijdgaf 04-24-2007 10:31 PM

...Come to think of it, I bet a sizable proportion of us is familiar with "This Island Earth". And not because we've all seen it in its original format. I certainly haven't.

Nate the Great 04-24-2007 11:22 PM

Sorry, never heard of it.

ijdgaf 04-25-2007 12:53 AM

Uncultured Heathen!

mudshark 04-25-2007 02:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nate the Great (Post 73345)
Uh, I'd rather not. We're supposed to spoof quality scifi here, not Santa Claus Invades the Martians.

Whose definition of "quality sci-fi" shall we use? (And the correct title is Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, thankyewverymuch.)

Quote:

Some of the online actions I've regretted the most came from posting while annoyed or short. My advice? Unplug the computer. Go out and enjoy some time in meatspace/offline/RL whatever you want to call it. Smell some flowers. Personally I like to go hiking in the woods.
I'm sure you do.

Nate the Great 04-25-2007 11:50 AM

I suppose "Invades" is pretty good for a random neuron misfire. Come on, I only knew it existed because of MST!

Quality science fiction means that fictional technology is used to amplify the meaning of the plot.


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