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...
I'll start the board with a couple of my favorites: "Star Trek - The original series" and the "Twilight Zone."
Star Trek The Original Series
Star Trek The Animated Series
The Little Shop of Horrors
2001: A Space Odyssey
Planet of the Apes
A Clockwork Orange
The Land That Time Forgot
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Star Wars: Episode IV
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...
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"
I have a T-shirt that says "I'd much rather be on Vulcan" on it, and I actually wear it
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'd love to try Kendo and Capoeira one day.
Which martial arts have you partaken in?
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...
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, regarding the martial arts explosion in the US ... the American Flag, and Camo belts in Karate in the US have always amused me immensely
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
Good list, but you omitted Space:1999 and Dr. Who!
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.
I've never heard of it, but you do make it sound interesting...
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.
Original Dune is awesome! It's like a guilty pleasure, that and The Fifth Element.
Star Trek the Next Generation
The Twilight Zone
The Empire Strikes Back
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
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)
Dune (already mentioned )
Back to the Future
Weird Science (yes, I actually liked this lol)
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Muppets From Space
Artificial Intelligence: AI
The Time Machine
The Chronicles of Riddick
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
V for Vendetta
I Am Legend
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?
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
I can't believe I forgot:
The Outer Limits
The Big Bang Theory (I am absolutely in love with this show, I am sooo like Sheldon lol)
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
I'm starting to think you are an actual library...
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
ooo that's a really good one too!
That makes me also think of
The Butterfly Effect
The Virgin Suicides
Welcome to the Dollhouse
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.
Donnie Darko does sound like a porno doesn't it
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
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...
ok that was so stupid who studys?well of course dummy dweebs and nerds and reatarted people????
We run the world so you better learn to like us, we're your future boss.
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!
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.
Thought of some more:
Third Rock From the Sun
Science Fiction Theatre
Batman (TV series)
Voyage To the Bottom of the Sea
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
I almost forgot about the X-Files...I watched it all the time until Mulder left
Dark Angel (first year only)
Battlestar Galactica (original + remake)
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
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
that stupid are you a weirdo because you seem like one god dam
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.
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:
My favourite book of his is Good Omens.
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!
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
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
The Chronicles of Narnia
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Neverending Story
Clash of the Titans
Bridge to Terabithia
The Brother's Grimm
A Series of Unfortunate Events
The League of Extraordinary Gentleman
Night in the Museum
... wow, I have no life lol
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."
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
The US is actually doing a remake of it:
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......
As far as TV shows go....
Star Trek TOS and Next Gen
Wild Wild West
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
Battlestar Galactica was absolutely frackin' amazing!
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).
Gone Baby Gone
The Usual Suspects
The Sixth Sense
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