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Old 8th Apr 2016, 14:29
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Get away from her, you bitch.

I say we take off, nuke the site from orbit. Its the only way to be sure.

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Old 8th Apr 2016, 17:21
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Captain Dart mentioned being on an Aircraft Carrier when he first saw the film. This sparked something in the far dark recesses of my brain. Finally the neuron fired and I remembered that the other Cult Sci Fi film of the time, Silent Running was filmed on the decommissioned USS Valley Forge (CV 45) there was a documentary made about it which was shown on TV a couple of years back. It's on Prune tube all 49 mins of it.
Douglas Trumbull | Silent Running (1972) | the making of.
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Old 8th Apr 2016, 22:00
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"They come at night, mostly"
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Old 8th Apr 2016, 23:17
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Pitch Black had its moments. Riddick's back story could have been done better though.
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Old 11th Sep 2017, 20:40
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Watching Prometheus now. Wouldn't you have thought by now that the humans would have learnt a) Not to hang around those egg things? And b) Certainly not bend over them to examine them closely?

Someone always ends up with one of those creatures attached to their face!
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Old 12th Sep 2017, 03:55
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Picking a better crew might also have helped. They acted like they were on an away day.
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Old 12th Sep 2017, 04:57
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Doesn't khan come unstuck by his inability to think in 3 dimensions tactically ...
It always seemed odd that after thousands of light years of travel from disparate parts of the galaxy, in Space movies everyone arrives the same way up on the same horizontal plane, along the equator of the nearby planet
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The aliens/xenomorphs first landed on the Vegan Planet Earth in about 50 years from now. Being highly pissed off when they learnt they couldn't eat meat as per the Vegan Nations, they said f#@k this and climbed back aboard their spaceship and waited for home delivery.
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Old 12th Sep 2017, 09:44
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I saw Alien: Covenant earlier this year. Wished I hadn't, as although it resolved a lot of questions from Prometheus I can't exactly say I liked the answers. And even for an Alien film, it was bleak.
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Old 12th Sep 2017, 10:06
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Was listening to an interview with Ridley Scott about a year ago. Stating how he was annoyed with himself when he lost control of the franchise but now it's back under his auspices he wants to make a franchise to match Star Wars. Just one which is slightly darker.
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 02:05
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Yup. Alien was a classic. What is odd though is the improvement in ratings for Aliens over the years... It currently gets a top **** rating on cable here.

I have to disagree though. Alien 3 is GREAT. Superb performances by Brian Glover (RIP) and Charles Dance.

Fave quote:

"Let me see if I have this right, Lieutenant. It's an 8-foot lizard of some kind, with acid for blood, and it arrived on your ship. It kills on sight and is generally... unpleasant."

Genius!
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 04:22
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Originally Posted by BWSBoy6 View Post
Dune was another fascinating film - again, not keen on first viewing but now I love it. Quite bizarre but totally different from the sterile, white walled sci fi that someone mentioned earlier. Mind you, the book was even better.
The Dune film was dire. As a standalone story it was OK, but as a representation of the book it was terrible. Way better was the miniseries, which covered the first three Dune books.

I assume you know the story of how they filmed the giant worms crashing down into the sand?
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 09:54
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I assume you know the story of how they filmed the giant worms crashing down into the sand?
Do tell.....
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 10:30
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Add "Arrival" as one of the best Sci-Fi movies.

Going back, "Dark City" is superb and knocks the similar Matrix trilogy out of the park.



If you include time travel as Sci-Fi then "Primer" is brilliant - but be warns you'll have to watch several times.
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 11:34
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Arrival didn't really do much for me, I'm afraid, but Dark City was indeed excellent. The way the whole film was instantly turned on it's head two thirds of the way through was brilliant.

I'm rather looking forward to C4's season of Philip K Dick adaptations starting this weekend.
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 20:32
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How coud those ET things have built anything?
They thunked, and it turned by itself.


Have we mentioned lately that the producers/director of Alien did not tell the other actors what was going to happen, so when the thingy popped out of Hurt's guts, their horror was real.

Lets go over to Mythbusters.

What makes the scene so iconic, however - alongside the technical bravura and Ridley Scott's incredibly simplistic direction - is that none of the cast knew what was coming next either.
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...-a7550656.html
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 20:53
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Holy threadressurrection batman!

If you fancy a bit of edgy Sci-Fi that treats the viewer with a bit of intelligence, have a look at The Expanse. The second series has just been released on Netflix.

Enjoy.
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 21:15
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If you fancy a bit of edgy Sci-Fi that treats the viewer with a bit of intelligence, have a look at The Expanse. The second series has just been released on Netflix.
finished watching both series a couple of weeks ago - slightly spoilt as I read the books years ago......
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 21:24
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Alien will allways be the pinnacle of Sci-Fi horror for me, the Scene with Jones and the dripping chains is etched into my psyche
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Old 13th Sep 2017, 21:53
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finished watching both series a couple of weeks ago - slightly spoilt as I read the books years ago......
I understand a third series is on the way.
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