Star Trek The Original Series Star Trek The Animated Series Battlestar Galactica The Little Shop of Horrors 2001: A Space Odyssey Planet of the Apes A Clockwork Orange Asylum Solaris The Land That Time Forgot Close Encounters of the Third Kind Star Wars: Episode IV Alien
These are the first that come to mind from the 1960s and 1970s. I'm sure I'll later think of more.
Feel free to add more, since you've just added to my credit card bill upon my wishlist of DVDs to buy via Amazon.com. I've seen a lot of those flicks, but I'm curious to what I have missed thus far that is worthy of a view. Thanks for your input and keep it flowing...
Why do people hate and/or wonder why anyone would be a Trekkie? Don't those innocent folks know and/or haven't they realized yet, that we have the insight of our planetary future - that is, unless those religionists/maniacs from around the world, blow us up first.
haha, when I was studying engineering being a Trekkie was almost a pre-requisite, and when I worked as an engineer half the people I worked with had seen all the series at least twice. But since I quit, and became an unemployed bum that the government is paying to surf a religion forum the only thing that gets me out of my apartment has been my dance classes or the martial arts classes I teach. Nobody really has conversations at the martial classes lol, but it's the dance classes where my world became full of people that care more about the clothes they are wearing, and the latest trends in makeup that being a Trekkie, or even just being a geek, made me a minority. What I've learned from that is that people don't like Star Trek because they just have absolutely no idea what it is actually about, and think it is just men in pyjamas in space. The people that I've tricked into watching it have come out liking it and said "tell nobody I like it"
Damn, you like martial arts, as well. I have all types of past studies and practice in that field. I also, of course, have lots of weapons to show for it. Bruce Lee was my favorite philosopher & martial artist, and, nunchucks (nunchakus) was my favorite weapon of creative choice. Haaay Yaaah!
Have you ever tried Jeet Kune Do? It's an entire martial art based off of Bruce Lee's philosophy (obviously because he founded it )
Personally I have done Tae Kwon Do for 11 years, Muay Thai for 2, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for 1. I've taken the odd Karate and kickboxing classes, but did not enjoy them that much. My sparring style is very much like in Muay Thai, but I love the traditional aspect of Tae Kwon Do (I really don't like Tae Kwon Do sparring though). Actually, I probably never would have become a Buddhist if it were not for my experience in martial arts.
My favourite weapons are the bokken and kama's. I've also used the bo and escrima sticks. Nunchakus never appealed to me because I got tired of the ninja jokes whenever I told someone I did martial arts
I haven't read it yet, but I wanted to note that I've done a cha cha performance to that song you quoted at the beginning, Kung Fu Fighting. I did it with a dancer who has done Aikdo for 30 years, and trained in Japan. We thought it'd be fun to a do a martial arts themed dance performance at one of our school's shows because we were both martial artists. It was the only ever cha cha the school had seen where bokken's were involved
Also Bo Staff is redundant as "bo" means "staff" in Japanese... it is either a bo or a staff, but never a bo staff. My martial arts teacher used to wallup people with it everytime they said bo staff haha
Ya can't just say "staff" or else you'll lack the detail for size or number. Take a 3-sectional "staff" for example... I hardly find two letters "BO" as being redundant, and I know the English language. Staff-staff/Bo-Bo, whatever.
Staff on its own is usual just thought of as one sectioned, but I digress, I've never referred to it as a staff. I've always just referred to it as a bo and got weird looks from my non-martial arts friends who pictured me sparring with someone with a giant Christmas bow
The old version of the movie Dune with Sting in it. I also loved the first 2 books. Very unique story, unpredictable but then gets real weird after book 2. It has all the great features of science fiction, the technology, the socialogy of future civilizations, human problems, some paranormal activity, heros, villians.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Star Trek Films 2, 3 & 4 Battlestar Galactica (the remake) Andromeda Dune (already mentioned ) Ghostbusters! Back to the Future D.A.R.Y.L. Aliens Weird Science (yes, I actually liked this lol) Transformers Predator X-men Gremlins Alien 3 Batman Jurassic Park The Nightmare Before Christmas Alien: Resurrection Pi The Matrix Muppets From Space Artificial Intelligence: AI I, Robot The Time Machine The Chronicles of Riddick The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Serenity V for Vendetta I Am Legend Stargate Stargate Atlantis WALL-E
Holy sh*t! I've seen the majority of those. We have a lot in common! Speaking of "The Time Machine" (the old version) - didn't you think it was one of those peaceful movies that could be played over & over and never get old to ya?
Firefly The Outer Limits Red Dwarf The Big Bang Theory (I am absolutely in love with this show, I am sooo like Sheldon lol) ALF Aeon Flux Babylon 5 Angel Jeremiah Jericho Chuck Supernatural Land of the Lost Tales from the Cryptkeeper
.... I don't know what this says about me, that these are all either in my personal library or I've seen them more than once lol
It's a movie that you really need to be paying attention to, to understand what is going on. Film students seem to love this movie. I had a roommate for two years that was a film student, and her and her film buddies would come over and watch that movie at least once a month lol.
I won't ruin it for you by telling you what it's all about
LOL! ...But, so true. That challenged individual above, is the same one we have to waste time writing instructions on how to even cut the television on. Ya know, the same ones that need to be told, after they purchase a frozen pizza, to cook before eating. Yes-yes! Ha-ha!
Third Rock From the Sun Science Fiction Theatre The Thunderbirds Batman (TV series) Voyage To the Bottom of the Sea Charmed The Jetsons Lost - I didn't like Lost, I found it tiresome, but a lot of people will disagree with me so I'm listing it Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Dr. Who The X-Files
I actually quit, I wasn't laid off. I absolutely loved my job, but I just couldn't put up with the people and the poor organization for a second longer. Instead of resigning I asked them to terminate me so I would be eligible for EI. As I had been a good employee up until that point they saw no reason not to grant my request. I haven't bothered to find another engineering job because in September I'm starting a PhD full time so there's no point, my EI will last until then. I didn't take any time off between highschool and university, and university and working so I'm taking that time now. I must admit though it is starting to get pretty boring lol
If you want to talk Fantasy Neil Gaiman is hands down my favourite writer that has ever existed. Issac Asimov is second to Neil Gaiman. Some movies/tv shows that have been made from Neil Gaiman's work:
Wow! I'm behind on Fantasy flicks; I haven't seen any of those, but I do have Beowulf in my possession - I just haven't watched it yet. I'm bad about buying DVDs and never watching them, as odd as that may sound. I mainly do this because I view the same ol' stuff all the time; ha-ha!
I absolutely love Neil Gaiman. I saw his Mirrormask, and endeavoured to watch and read everything he's ever done. I have yet to be disappointed. The only thing I haven't seen of his are his comic books because I'm not a huge comic book fan.
The Lord of the Rings Avatar (though the story is nothing new [Pocahontas in space], the CGI was pretty wicked) The Wizard of Oz King Kong The Princess Bride Everything by Tim Burton: Big Fish, Edward Scissorhands, 9, Corpse Bride, Alice in Wonderland, The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, Sweeney Todd, and Sleepy Hollow to name a few Pan's Labyrinth Labyrinth The Chronicles of Narnia Raiders of the Lost Ark The Neverending Story Jumanji The Mask Clash of the Titans Bridge to Terabithia Peter Pan Unbreakable The Brother's Grimm Van Helsing Underworld Spawn A Series of Unfortunate Events The League of Extraordinary Gentleman Sinbad Night in the Museum Fantastic Four
Dang, girl! You should have been a movie reviewer/critic or something. Then again, you have too much education to settle for that, but I bet you'd like it. When you mention "King Kong," is that the super long movie that come out a few years ago? It was over 3 hours long... If so, that's another one I still haven't took out of the plastic. Does it have a nice attentive effect, even though it is so long? Hell, after I get done with some yard & garden work today, I may pop that sucker in. I'm feeling like watching some fury in a gargantuan fashion.