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PEE Poll: Best old-timey sci-fi movie
Forbidden Planet   -3 (14.3%)
Planet of the Apes   -6 (28.6%)
Metropolis   -6 (28.6%)
Them!   -0 (0%)
The Thing From Another World   -0 (0%)
The Blob   -0 (0%)
The Day the Earth Stood Still   -1 (4.8%)
The Time Machine   -2 (9.5%)
Things to Come   -0 (0%)
other   -3 (14.3%)
Total Voters: 21

The Comedy Bee

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« on: 03-13-2004 19:24 »

Old-Timey = Before 2001, A Space Oddysey
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #1 on: 03-13-2004 23:14 »
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That's a tough one.  Forbidden Planet, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and The Thing were all great.

Another good (very) early SF movie was La Voyage dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon) from 1902, directed by Georges Méliès.  I don't know if it counts, but King Kong was good too.  (If you liked it, you might want to see 1925's The Lost World, from which Kong openly "borrows" its story.)  Also of interest is Quatermass and the Pit (aka Five Million Years to Earth) from 1967, which was actually a remake of a six-episode TV series from the late 1950s.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #2 on: 03-14-2004 01:47 »

Pfffft, where's The Hand of Minas? MSTed of course.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #3 on: 03-14-2004 02:13 »

Uh, you mean "Manos" The Hands of Fate?
Woodbot 2.0

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« Reply #4 on: 03-14-2004 02:22 »
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YOU DAMN DIRTY APES!!!
YOU BLUW IT UP!!!!
DAMN YOU DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!
Nurdbot

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« Reply #5 on: 03-14-2004 02:55 »

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion:
Uh, you mean "Manos" The Hands of Fate?
Give me a break, almost a year ago.

Tweek

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« Reply #6 on: 03-14-2004 03:06 »

I went with The Planet of the Apes, it is a classic.
Zed 85

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« Reply #7 on: 03-14-2004 03:26 »

The only one of them I've ever seen was Time Machine, though I did enjoy it very much. But I wont vote for it since I don't know any of the others. (so that's not my vote up there BTW...)
Dr_Dave

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« Reply #8 on: 03-14-2004 06:00 »

I think Planet of the Apes was released after 2001.

Tough choice.  I picked Forbidden Planet.  One of the best sci-fi films ever.  The film had a true science fiction plot.

Most of these films are in my DVD library.
Tweek

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« Reply #9 on: 03-14-2004 06:07 »

 
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Originally posted by Dr_Dave:
I think Planet of the Apes was released after 2001.

That was just a remake.
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #10 on: 03-14-2004 07:41 »

Planet of the Apes. Not the crappy overrated remake by Burton.
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« Reply #11 on: 03-14-2004 08:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Dr_Dave:
I picked Forbidden Planet.  One of the best sci-fi films ever.  The film had a true science fiction plot.

...Which was a modernised version of Shakespeares "The Tempest".

I voted for Forbidden Planet too, it's a classic.  Robbie The Robot, Leslie Neilsen, can't argue with that.

Action Jacktion

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« Reply #12 on: 03-14-2004 09:41 »
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
Give me a break, almost a year ago.
I guess you didn't see the post I made a few hours before yours.  Weird coincidence.

A while ago imagined teaching a class on science fiction movies, and tried to come up with a list of what I'd show.  Some of the ones above were on it, but I also decided I'd show an MST3K episode as an example of how bad things could be.
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« Reply #13 on: 03-14-2004 12:33 »

Independance Day!!

No, POTA.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #14 on: 03-14-2004 13:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Dr_Dave:
Tough choice.  I picked Forbidden Planet.  One of the best sci-fi films ever.  The film had a true science fiction plot.

Most of these films are in my DVD library.
I hear we might see 2-disc special DVD sets of Forbidden Planet and King Kong before the end of the year.  If they don't have commentary by Fay Wray for Kong, they might as well not do it.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #15 on: 03-14-2004 14:00 »

I've got a mad weak spot for metropolis, it introduced as original eveything that became sci-fi cliche.
Impossible

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« Reply #16 on: 03-14-2004 14:02 »

Either The Day The Earth Stood Still or Planet Of The Apes for me. I think I'll go with the latter  smile
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« Reply #17 on: 03-14-2004 14:09 »
« Last Edit on: 03-14-2004 14:09 »

SOYLENT GREEN IS
zoidberg74

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« Reply #18 on: 03-14-2004 17:11 »

I went with The Time Machine. I wish they had done another where they come across Taylor and the rest of the Planet of the Apes crew. They could have done a love scene with Nova and Weena...oooh baby..somebody throw some water on me!
Dr_Dave

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« Reply #19 on: 03-14-2004 17:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Tweek:
 
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Originally posted by Dr_Dave:
I think Planet of the Apes was released after 2001.

That was just a remake.

I meant that 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in 1968, and I believe that Planet of the Apes was released after that (of course, I could be wrong ... the years pass ... the memory fades).  Strickly speaking, if we're talking about pre-"2001" films, then "Apes" shouldn't be on the list. Besides, "Beneath the Planet of the Apes" was better (but that's another sting!  big grin
Mercapto

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« Reply #20 on: 03-14-2004 18:07 »

Actually, "Planet of the Apes" premiered on February 8th, 1968. "2001" premiered two months later on April 2nd, 1968.

So there.  tongue
Coilette

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« Reply #21 on: 03-15-2004 07:55 »

All hail Metropolis... fantastic movie.
Dr_Dave

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« Reply #22 on: 03-15-2004 12:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Mercapto:
Actually, "Planet of the Apes" premiered on February 8th, 1968. "2001" premiered two months later on April 2nd, 1968.

So there.   tongue


I stand corrected.
  big grin
bankrupt

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« Reply #23 on: 03-15-2004 12:27 »

I'm a sci-fi fan, but sadly I haven't seen any of these movies.  frown  That's pretty pathetic, I better get to seeing some of these.
Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #24 on: 03-15-2004 14:23 »

This Island Earth isnt on the list, Im shocked....well not that shocked.

I guess it probably was better with crow and tom servo.  tongue  smile
fromage

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« Reply #25 on: 03-15-2004 17:55 »

 
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Originally posted by Coilette:
All hail Metropolis... fantastic movie.

I agree with Coilette
Iron Chef
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« Reply #26 on: 03-16-2004 06:42 »

Metropolis is a truly great and fantastic movie. No sci-fi movie has since come close to it's artistic brilliance
nerdlingus

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« Reply #27 on: 03-16-2004 06:59 »

 
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Originally posted by bankrupt:
I'm a sci-fi fan, but sadly I haven't seen any of these movies.   frown  That's pretty pathetic, I better get to seeing some of these.


At least I ain't the only one (ish)  smile

I must get round to watching Metropolis though, everyone rates it (not including the members of this board) so I'm suprised I haven't bought it yet.

I'll have to go with The Time Machine, its still a good film to this day as is The Thing from another World.

Currently listening to :

Nothing.
Neil McNeil

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« Reply #28 on: 03-18-2004 05:18 »

Has anyone seen the George Melies Film "A Trip to the Moon"?  It is a French film made in 1902, its black and white and 'silent'.  But it is the 1st film where it has special effects and is the first and inspired Sci-Fi films.  For something made over 100 yrs ago it surrprised me just how good it is!  If you get the chance see it.  Its the film where the rocket hits the moon which is a human face.  (its been parodied many a time)
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« Reply #29 on: 03-18-2004 05:21 »

 
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Originally posted by Neil McNeil:
Its the film where the rocket hits the moon which is a human face.  (its been parodied many a time)

In The Lesser of Two Evils I think.

winna

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« Reply #30 on: 03-18-2004 07:44 »

I'll go with Apes, it has the president of the NRA in it, doncha know  wink

Also the end is good.... I think......
Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #31 on: 03-18-2004 11:29 »

"Get your stinking paws off me you damn dirty ape!, that was from Planet of the apes silent Bob, snoogins."

That clerks TV show/planet of the apes quote in case anyone cared what I voted for.  smile
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #32 on: 03-18-2004 11:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Neil McNeil:
Has anyone seen the George Melies Film "A Trip to the Moon"?
I mentioned it above.

 
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Originally posted by nerdlingus:
In The Lesser of Two Evils I think.
"The Series has Landed."
Sil

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« Reply #33 on: 03-18-2004 18:45 »

Metropolis, yes! I thought I was the only one who'd seen that. It was revolutionary for it's time, and it's still pretty phenomenal now. All hail the digitally remastered DVD!
Coop

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« Reply #34 on: 03-18-2004 20:19 »

That's BS, you specifically designed this so that I couldn't say Tron! How biased!
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