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What is your top Sci-Fi/Mystery flicks or shows/series of all time?

  1. Obscure Divine profile image55
    Obscure Divineposted 7 years ago

    So, what's your favorites in this particular genre?  This is especially directed towards the '60s & '70s era, but feel free to drop down any cool show that ya thought was worth a glimpse...  wink

    1. Obscure Divine profile image55
      Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'll start the board with a couple of my favorites:  "Star Trek - The original series" and the "Twilight Zone."  big_smile

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        crmhaskeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol, The Twilight Zone, good times

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      crmhaskeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Obscure Divine profile image55
        Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        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.  big_smile  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...  smile

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          crmhaskeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          lol, I am by far the biggest sci-fi geek in my entire circle of friends.  One of my friends said to me not too long ago "I never thought the day would come when my best friend was a Trekkie" tongue

          I have a T-shirt that says "I'd much rather be on Vulcan" on it, and I actually wear it tongue

          1. Obscure Divine profile image55
            Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            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.  yikes

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              crmhaskeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              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" tongue

              1. Obscure Divine profile image55
                Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                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!  big_smile

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                  crmhaskeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  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 tongue)

                  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 tongue

                  I'd love to try Kendo and Capoeira one day.

                  Which martial arts have you partaken in?

                  1. Obscure Divine profile image55
                    Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    You remind me of the hub I wrote a while back:

                    http://hubpages.com/hub/Traditional-Wea … e-included

                    Yeah, same me, just a different profile...
                    big_smile

      2. Jeff Berndt profile image88
        Jeff Berndtposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Good list, but you omitted Space:1999 and Dr. Who!

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          crmhaskeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I added Dr. Who later, but I totally forgot about Space:1999!!

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    dfagerposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. Obscure Divine profile image55
      Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I've never heard of it, but you do make it sound interesting...

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I thought that was such a bad movie. My friend and I laughed all the way through it. We loved the books but this was bad...imho.

    3. Nik Aberle profile image55
      Nik Aberleposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Original Dune is awesome! It's like a guilty pleasure, that and The Fifth Element.

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    TV
    Doctor Who
    Star Trek the Next Generation
    The Twilight Zone

    Movies
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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    crmhaskeposted 7 years ago

    In the more recent past some good ones have been

    Star Trek: The Next Generation
    Star Trek Films 2, 3 & 4
    Battlestar Galactica (the remake)
    Andromeda
    Dune (already mentioned big_smile)
    Ghostbusters! tongue
    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 tongue
    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

    1. Obscure Divine profile image55
      Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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?

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        crmhaskeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        OMG yes, so many of these movies/tv shows though I could watch over and over again, and it'll never get old

        I loved the episode in TBBT where Sheldon, Leonard, Howard, and Rajish but the time machine from The Time Machine, and had it sitting in their livingroom .. AWESOME

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    crmhaskeposted 7 years ago

    Beetlejuice!! haha, I love that movie

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    crmhaskeposted 7 years ago

    I can't believe I forgot:

    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

    1. Obscure Divine profile image55
      Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm starting to think you are an actual library...  big_smile

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        crmhaskeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        haha, I collect books, movies, and tv shows like someone collecting food in preparation for nuclear winter lol

        My books are a lot more diverse in genre, but my movie/television collection is either sci-fi, fantasy, psychological thrillers... or disney movies, I really like disney movies tongue

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    I'm surprised no one mentioned Donnie Darko.

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      crmhaskeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ooo that's a really good one too!

      That makes me also think of

      The Butterfly Effect
      American Beauty
      Magnolia
      The Virgin Suicides
      Welcome to the Dollhouse

      1. Obscure Divine profile image55
        Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        American Beauty was great, but I haven't seen the others that you just added.  Who in the hell is Donnie Darko?  ...That sounds like porno; I may have to check it out.  tongue

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          crmhaskeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Donnie Darko does sound like a porno doesn't it tongue

          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 wink

          1. Obscure Divine profile image55
            Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks for that bit of info.  Now that I know it's not a porno, I'll cancel my expedite shipping on it.  You just saved me some cash...  tongue

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              crmhaskeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              haha, happy to assist!!

              That and you can always just stream it:

              www.surfthechannel.com
              www.tvshack.net

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    d159akaposted 7 years ago

    ok that was so stupid who studys?well of course dummy dweebs and nerds and reatarted people????

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      crmhaskeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We run the world so you better learn to like us, we're your future boss.

      1. Obscure Divine profile image55
        Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        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!  big_smile

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          crmhaskeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          or that no, the cardboard does not go in the oven with the pizza tongue

  9. melpor profile image88
    melporposted 7 years ago

    My favorite SciFi series was Time Tunnel. I enjoyed that show so much because it was also educational from a history perspective. I also enjoyed the "Outer Limits" series.

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    mtsi1098posted 7 years ago

    The Matrix

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    crmhaskeposted 7 years ago

    Thought of some more:

    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

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I almost forgot about the X-Files...I watched it all the time until Mulder left

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Me too, but I don't usually think of it as a sci-fi show that is why I forget to mention it.

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          mtsi1098posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          that's funny...that is exactly why I did not list it

  12. Origin profile image61
    Originposted 7 years ago

    Dark Angel (first year only)
    Star Trek
    X-Files
    Battlestar Galactica (original + remake)
    Stargate (series)

    crmhaske, I understand where your coming from, I'm also in the engineering field (electrical) and was laid off. Got a temporary job working overnight stocking shelves though... lol

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      crmhaskeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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

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        Originposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ahh ok. big_smile

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    d158akaposted 7 years ago

    that stupid are you a weirdo because you seem like one god dam

    1. Obscure Divine profile image55
      Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well, you seem like a kind, open-minded chap.  Thanks.  big_smile

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      crmhaskeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol, this doesn't even make sense.  If you are going to insult someone it should at least be coherent wink

  14. Obscure Divine profile image55
    Obscure Divineposted 7 years ago

    I think I should have titled this thread "What is your top Sci-Fi/Fantasy flicks or shows/series of all time?"

    Well, we'll just let the latter be in effect.  So the new title is "What is your top flicks, shows and/or series of all time?"

    Thanks for all of the input.  There has been several titles listed that I've never seen or even heard of before.  But overall, Sci-Fi is the genre that I favor. smile

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      crmhaskeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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:

      Mirrormask
      Beowulf
      Stardust
      Coraline
      Neverwhere

      My favourite book of his is Good Omens.

      1. Obscure Divine profile image55
        Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        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!

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          crmhaskeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          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.

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        crmhaskeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Some other good Fantasy:

        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

        ... wow, I have no life lol

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          crmhaskeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Another good show is Being Human, it's a BBC show about a Ghost, a Werewolf, and a Vampire sharing a house and trying to "be human."

          1. Obscure Divine profile image55
            Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            ...Now that, sounds interesting......

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              crmhaskeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Interesting is definitely the best word to describe it lol, I found it by accident.  It's only run for two seasons so far, and like all BBC tv shows, is weird tongue

              The US is actually doing a remake of it:
              http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1595680/

              1. Obscure Divine profile image55
                Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Maybe Amazon.com will have it soon, if they don't already.  I will check on this later, if not sooner...  smile

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          Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          ---Signing out for now......

          big_smile

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    crmhaskeposted 7 years ago

    Oh, also, The Land of Lost Things wasn't so bad.

  16. moondive profile image52
    moondiveposted 7 years ago

    I like old Twilight Zone

    1. Obscure Divine profile image55
      Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree.  The Twilight Zone was fantastic and Rod Serling articulately kicks ass!  I have bought the entire collection and have watched every single episode, to say the least.  big_smile

  17. sabrebIade profile image81
    sabrebIadeposted 7 years ago

    As far as TV shows go....

    Star Trek TOS and Next Gen
    Twilight Zone
    UFO
    X-Files
    Dr Who
    Firefly
    Wild Wild West
    The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
    Battlestar Galactica
    Fringe
    Supernatural
    Torchwood

  18. Canklefish profile image77
    Canklefishposted 7 years ago

    X-Files

    MST3K

    Battlestar Galactica was absolutely frackin' amazing!

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      crmhaskeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Golden!  It's quite humerous to go back and watch it now lol

  19. Painted Seahorse profile image93
    Painted Seahorseposted 7 years ago

    Firefly is tops, and the film Serenity.

    I've always been a Star Wars nut and always will be.

    Recently I discovered the Alien movies. Love the first two, not so much the next two.

    Started the new Battlestar Galactica, interesting series.

    As for mysteries...anything by Hitchcock (more suspense, I guess).

    Mystic River
    Shutter Island
    Gone Baby Gone
    LOST
    The Usual Suspects
    The Sixth Sense

  20. StefanMDP profile image65
    StefanMDPposted 7 years ago

    Space 1999
    The Prisoner

    Does somebody remember Quark? The inter-galactic garbage hauler.

    1. Obscure Divine profile image55
      Obscure Divineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We need a galactic garbage hauler!   Have you seen all of the crap that the Homo sapiens have put into space, that is now considered orbital space junk? ...Seriously!

 
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