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Thread #69355 Message #1175509
Posted By: freightdawg
30-Apr-04 - 10:21 PM
Thread Name: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
It depends on what you call old, but two of my favorites are "The Thing" (the original, not the recent remake) and "Marooned" starring Gregory Peck. I am not sure of the dates of either of them, "The Thing" is definitely older than "Marooned" though. I was thinking that "Marooned" pre-dated the Apollo 13 moon shot, which gave it a certain prophetic spookiness. However, I could be wrong on that one.
Another wonderful sci-fi pic that gives me the creepy-crawlies is "The Andromeda Factor" because it opens up the concept of ourselves being our own undoing.
And you cannot discount any old Vincent Price movie - his best were the old Edgar Allen Poe stories, although they may not fit the sci-fi category exactly.