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TerriByerly 05 May 04 - 06:12 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: TerriByerly
Date: 05 May 04 - 06:12 PM

Ahhh, shame on me for forgetting about Jerry Bishop! (We won't tell Dad) This short jaunt down memory lane prompted me to look Koz up and I found this site which those who know of Svengoolie might enjoy Svengoolie
Oh, fond childhood memories of rubber chickens!
Terri


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: Fred Miller
Date: 06 May 04 - 10:06 AM

LH it's a little late in the game, but Shatner has been brought in to the last episodes of The Practice, as nutcase litigator Denny Crane. The last season has been the best, but they might be planning to spin it into a new and better show.

   All time fave Invasion of the Bodysnatchers, which I call a horror film with a sci-fi twist. It's still good if you watch it again, great dialogue. Also liked last man on earth, and incredible shrinking man, but not in the same way. I'm more a horror fan than sci-fi, probably.

I don't get the whole thing with Blade Runner. Have tried twice. Seems like a romance fantasy that has nothing to do with anything.


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: GUEST,Van
Date: 06 May 04 - 02:04 PM

The day the earth stood still & attack of the 50 foot woman. All the best Sci Fi films are the 50s/60s B movies.


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 06 May 04 - 02:20 PM

I would deal with you, Martin, but frankly it ain't worth my time.


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: Once Famous
Date: 06 May 04 - 03:31 PM

Is learning proper English worth your time?


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 06 May 04 - 04:14 PM

Aww, go climb up your thumb.


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: Cllr
Date: 06 May 04 - 06:16 PM

1) Blade runner
2) Starwars
3) Alien
4) Darkstar
5) omega Man
6) Planet of the Apes
7) Fantastic voyage
8) Startrek IV
9) Them
10)Sleeper

I think these are all more than twenty years old and I put them in no particular order.


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: DonMeixner
Date: 06 May 04 - 09:21 PM

Funny, I don't believe anyone has yet mentioned the Matrix movies.
There are a lot of movies I like better but I am surprised at their absence.

Don


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: Art Thieme
Date: 06 May 04 - 10:13 PM

Hi Terri.

Art


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: Cluin
Date: 06 May 04 - 10:23 PM

I thought the thread was about old sci-fi movies.


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: GUEST,Noddy
Date: 06 May 04 - 10:37 PM

Hi, Art!

Noddy


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: ranger1
Date: 06 May 04 - 11:08 PM

When I was about five or six, there was a really awful movie that I think was called The Bubble-Eyed Creature that scared me for a long time afterwards. I saw it again when I was in my teens and couldn't believe how utterly corny it was.


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: DonMeixner
Date: 06 May 04 - 11:52 PM

Cluin, you are correct. Old it is. But when does old begin? Aliens is not old and it is well liked.


Don


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: Cluin
Date: 07 May 04 - 07:40 AM

You're showing your age, Don. I think some of the youngsters might think Aliens was an old movie.

But I figured "old" was more style-oriented than date-oriented. Goofy radioactive bug-eyed monsters and humanity fighting for its survival... come to think of it, I guess the Matrix movies qualify after all.


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: MAG
Date: 07 May 04 - 08:54 PM

There was that one about giant (radioactive) creatures from the illegal waste dumping for which John Sayles did the screenplay that was pretty good. Except I can't deal with with pets stolen for lab research.

Personally I thought the original *Alien* rated about a 3. This great intriguing alien spacecraft proving we are not alone in the universeand it is only there to show you these egg-things will eat you. Besides which I could see the white square under the first victim's t-shirt where the creepy thing erupted. I am glad the cat made it. Usually the pet goes first to demonstrate the reality of danger. There have been a rash of dead horses in movies lately and I'm skipping any movies with horses for a long time.

Matrix. that last installment I thought was OK (just OK) until those transformer-like battle armor things. That was so totally stupid.

I and sibs weren't allowed to go see scary movies when we were kids (which doesn't mean we missed them all) so I immersed myself in the rerun theaters when I moved to da big city.

Anybody else    remember Vincent Price's *Tingler?* Campy beyond belief.

I loved *Ed Wood* so much my boyfriend at the time insisted on buying *Plan 9* -- he was surprised it was so very bad, and insisted on giving it to me when we broke up. It gets funnier every time.


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: TerriByerly
Date: 07 May 04 - 11:03 PM

Hello friend Art :)
What was the one with the giant ants? I do remember that one scaring the bejeebies outta me.
Terri


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: Cllr
Date: 08 May 04 - 10:17 AM

) My earlier list of movies included star trek four I think that was the most recent at 1986- Matrix and minority report are very good fifth element being one of my favourite recent films But ALIEN came out 25 years ago 1979 ALIENS (the second one) didn't come out til 1986. Old I suppose is more then tweny years I don't think matrix etc counts for the purpose of this thread. Cllr
("Them" is the ants film mentioned a couple of times in this thread


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: Mr Red
Date: 08 May 04 - 10:22 AM

Farienhight 451


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: Tracey Dragonsfriend
Date: 08 May 04 - 02:10 PM

I loved Silent Running, too... sniffling quietly at the end...

And I just found it on DVD at EBay, now you guys reminded me of it! V is on there, too...


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 08 May 04 - 09:07 PM

Well, all I can say is

Gort, Klatu, Barata, Nickto.


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: Ellenpoly
Date: 09 May 04 - 07:09 AM

Just saw "The Abyss" last night on the telly. I won't admit to how many times I've now seen it, but once again, I couldn't turn it off. Great acting, fabulous cinematography, wonderfully intelligent script...gets my vote for modern sci-fi classic!..xx..e


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 09 May 04 - 07:14 PM

The local community TV station have a copy of "Wings Over The World" - which is actually for its time, not a bad movie, and one of the last great British SciFi Movies made for a long time...


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 10 May 04 - 04:15 PM

The day the Earth Stood Still, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (The 1950s one with Kevin McCarthy)I marries a monster from outer space, War of the Worlds. And by the way, I was on the USS NImitz When they filmed Final Countdown. not a bad movie but it just isn't up to the old SF flicks and I include This Island Earth. Neil


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: sledge
Date: 11 May 04 - 02:17 AM

Aliens, not really old but I love to watch it.
Forbidden planet, a serious step up from men in crap rubber monster suits.
Metropolis, Priceless I think, for the time a really cool robot.
Dark star, Funny as hell, a bomb that argues theology hehe.
Plus an honerable mention for the Japanese animated movie Ghost in the shell, again not a real oldie but it works for me.

Cheers

Sledge


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: Cluin
Date: 11 May 04 - 02:00 PM

Ultraman!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: Cluin
Date: 01 Jul 07 - 02:33 AM

Fantastic Voyage... hey, it had Raquel Welch. She was the hottest thing in Hollywood when I was a kid.


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: kendall
Date: 01 Jul 07 - 05:59 AM

Journey to the center of the earth. With James Mason and Pat Boone.
Forbidden Planet
The day the earth stood still
The Thing. (remake)
War of the worlds (Original)
2001 a space Odyssey


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 01 Jul 07 - 12:37 PM

Over-Sexed Rugsuckers From Mars

"Acid rain, pollution, litter, toxic waste, algae bloom. The experiment has gone wrong—humanity is a disaster area. The alien masters decide it is time for a clean up, and what better way is there than creating a new species (Vac-U-Sapiens) - a new animal, half man, half vacuum cleaner, it's bound to clean up after itself!"

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: SINSULL
Date: 01 Jul 07 - 01:32 PM

Another bit of The Day The Earth Caught Fire trivia - look closely and you will see a very young and unknown Michael Caine.


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: Desdemona
Date: 01 Jul 07 - 01:38 PM

Queen of Outer Space, with Zsa Zsa Gabor. Synopsis from the IMB:

"Three American astronauts are on the first manned mission to Venus, and when they arrive, they find the planet to be inhabited solely by women with high heels and short dresses (all of whom speak English!). Unfortunately, they are immediately imprisoned, for the queen who rules Venus hates men... Suspecting the astronauts to be spies, she now plans to destroy the Earth. So now it's up to the three men (and some friendly Venusians) to overthrow the wicked queen and save their home planet."

Classic!

~D


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: SINSULL
Date: 01 Jul 07 - 01:42 PM

I mentioned The Maze on an earlier thread - a true turkey about a laird inheriting a castle only to discover his ancient relative living in the tower is...A FROG. The explanation is priceless. As a child develops in the womb, it goes through all the stages of animals. His uncle stopped at frogdom and was born with human intelligence in a frog's body. A very big frog. Uncle commits sucide at the end when the heroine sees him.
I have this one on DVD.


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: Dickey
Date: 01 Jul 07 - 11:05 PM

Forbidden Planet


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: Cluin
Date: 01 Jul 07 - 11:38 PM

Or its prequel.


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 02 Jul 07 - 12:21 AM

I think THE MAZE was an early 3D movie, wasn't it?

Art


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: SharonA
Date: 02 Jul 07 - 01:32 AM

"Santa Claus Conquers the Martians"!


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: SINSULL
Date: 02 Jul 07 - 11:05 AM

It was, Art. So...you, me and Spaw remember my Uncle, the Frog.


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: Riginslinger
Date: 02 Jul 07 - 11:21 AM

"The Day the Earth Stood Still"


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: Donuel
Date: 02 Jul 07 - 12:01 PM

Day of the Triffids


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: MMario
Date: 02 Jul 07 - 12:05 PM

"The World, The Flesh and the Devil"


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: Skivee
Date: 02 Jul 07 - 01:13 PM

An overlooked gem: "The Lathe Of Heaven"


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: kendall
Date: 02 Jul 07 - 08:39 PM

The Time Machine. An H.G. Wells story.


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: GUEST,Arnie at work
Date: 03 Jul 07 - 08:07 PM

I used to like something called either Lost in Space or Space Family Robinson. It featured a wholesome American '60's style family stranded on a planet with a cowardly villain (not sure what his agenda was) and Robbie the Robot, who was able to do all the laundry, with the clothes being delivered out of his chest all neatly laundered and ironed! Ah, they don't make them like that anymore, and probably just as well!


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 03 Jul 07 - 08:34 PM

I really did like IMPOSTER with Gary Sinese and Madelyn Stowe.

Art


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: Fred Maslan
Date: 03 Jul 07 - 08:39 PM

dark Star: the fight with the alien in the elevator was hilarious. My second favorite is galaxy quest, which may be too new to count and then the last star fighter.


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Subject: RE: BS: favorite old sci-fi movie
From: SharonA
Date: 04 Jul 07 - 06:54 AM

Ooooh, yes, "Dark Star"! Loved the talking bomb!

I really liked a couple of other, maybe-not-so-old campy sci-fi films also: "Earth Girls Are Easy" (1988, with Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis) and "Flash Gordon" (1980, with Max von Sydow as Ming, and music by Queen).

Then there's an older one (1962) that's a cross between sci-fi and horror: "The Brain That Wouldn't Die." Boy meets girl, boy drives girl, boy has accident, girl loses head, boy (who is scientist) saves girl's head, girl's head talks, boy finds curvaceous bimbo to decapitate and graft girl's head onto, girl's head convinces boy's mutant experiment to kill boy and rescue bimbo so girl's head can die in peace.

GUEST dinnerlady asks if anyone remembers "Silent Running" with Bruce Dern (1974) -- some here do -- and I do too! (Folk-music link: Joan Baez sings two songs in this movie).

GUEST Arnie at Work: "Space Family Robinson" was a comic book series published from 1962 - 1984. "Lost in Space" was a TV series that ran from 1965-1968. The cowardly villian, Dr. Zachary Smith, was a stowaway who was an agent for an evil government (remember, this was the Cold War era) sent to sabotage the space mission. The robot on board was not Robby the Robot, but was designed by the same guy (Robert Kinoshita) and was called the B-9 Environmental Control robot... but usually just "Robot". Robby the Robot, which first appeared in "Forbidden Planet", did appeared in two LIS episodes.


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