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Celeon999
02-09-2007, 01:19 PM
....favourite movies ,books,tv.series ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Ive already made two of these threads and found them very interesting http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


You propably already know that Celeon is a huge sci-fi fan so i ask myself if we have more here.


Like always , i'll make a start with one of the great sci-fi masterpieces and cult classics which i like very very much :

Frank Herbert's DUNE

The book and of course the great film adaptions which even feature two of our Das Boot heroes. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

The story is too complex to explain but it is loosely based on the islamic "mahdi" prophecy and is so unique among the sci-fi scene.

Its considered as one of the best sci-fi novels of all time. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

You can find infos here on wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dune_%28book%29)



There is the 1984 theatrical movie DUNE made by David Lynch and features lots of stars like , Jürgen Prochnow, Kyle MacLachlan, Patrick Stewart and even famous singer Sting.

It became one of the greates sci-fi cult movies ever although the remake from 2000 is much closer to the original book as this one was.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b0/Duneposter.jpg/389px-Duneposter.jpg

Jürgen Prochnow as Duke Leto Atreides http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/9606/dune1xp5.jpg


And there is the excellent TV-mini series remake of the sci-fi channel from 2000 made by William Hurt http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/85/Dune-miniseries.jpg


This remake from 2000 features another one of our Das Boot heroes, Uwe Ochsenknecht.

Remember how he guided Leutnant Werner through the boat and made his jokes ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

He plays the "Nahib" of the "Sietch Tabr" named Stilgar


http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/3085/dune2cd5.jpg

The remake was followed by the three-part mini series "Children of Dune" which is based on Frank Herbert's second and third book "Dune Messiah" and "Children of Dune" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Many people will propably know the Dune computer games which founded the real-time strategy genre with games like Command & Conquer http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6f/Dune_2000_Boxart.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/52/Dune_2000_[Game%29.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/Dune_2mentat.png

Celeon999
02-09-2007, 01:19 PM
....favourite movies ,books,tv.series ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Ive already made two of these threads and found them very interesting http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


You propably already know that Celeon is a huge sci-fi fan so i ask myself if we have more here.


Like always , i'll make a start with one of the great sci-fi masterpieces and cult classics which i like very very much :

Frank Herbert's DUNE

The book and of course the great film adaptions which even feature two of our Das Boot heroes. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

The story is too complex to explain but it is loosely based on the islamic "mahdi" prophecy and is so unique among the sci-fi scene.

Its considered as one of the best sci-fi novels of all time. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

You can find infos here on wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dune_%28book%29)



There is the 1984 theatrical movie DUNE made by David Lynch and features lots of stars like , Jürgen Prochnow, Kyle MacLachlan, Patrick Stewart and even famous singer Sting.

It became one of the greates sci-fi cult movies ever although the remake from 2000 is much closer to the original book as this one was.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b0/Duneposter.jpg/389px-Duneposter.jpg

Jürgen Prochnow as Duke Leto Atreides http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/9606/dune1xp5.jpg


And there is the excellent TV-mini series remake of the sci-fi channel from 2000 made by William Hurt http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/85/Dune-miniseries.jpg


This remake from 2000 features another one of our Das Boot heroes, Uwe Ochsenknecht.

Remember how he guided Leutnant Werner through the boat and made his jokes ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

He plays the "Nahib" of the "Sietch Tabr" named Stilgar


http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/3085/dune2cd5.jpg

The remake was followed by the three-part mini series "Children of Dune" which is based on Frank Herbert's second and third book "Dune Messiah" and "Children of Dune" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Many people will propably know the Dune computer games which founded the real-time strategy genre with games like Command & Conquer http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6f/Dune_2000_Boxart.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/52/Dune_2000_[Game%29.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/Dune_2mentat.png

3.JG51_Molders
02-09-2007, 01:56 PM
I like Star wars and Star Trek. Star Trek is my favourite show and is very interesting in the way they come up with scientific theories that can potentially work. I can't watch the original T.V. series (although the 1970's movies with Kirk are pretty good) and I can't watch the new Enterprise show (I just hate watching the intro for starters), so that leaves Deep Space 9, The Next Generation, and Star Trek Voyager http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

As for Star Wars, the advanced technology and ideas is what primarily interests me, not to forget the lightsaber duels. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Foehammer-1
02-09-2007, 02:35 PM
OMG Celeon, when I started reading your post, I just knew you'd mention DuneII the game. Which is still awesome i think. Yeah, I liked all the Dune books I read...

As for TV shows and movies, Star Wars, definitely. I also watch Stargate SG1 once in a while

Not a fan of start trek

Celeon999
02-09-2007, 02:45 PM
Yes im also a Star Trek and Star Wars fan http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


Its a shame that Enterprise had to get cancelled. The producers Brannon and Braga really ruined Star Trek with their lame storybooks and obsession with time travel http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

They did the same with Voyager http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif The polls showed clearly that the audience dislikes holodeck and time travel episodes but Brannon and Braga produced one after the other.

The ratings were falling to "Cancel" level and so they rescued Voyager barely to the end of its last season. At least they managed to write an happy-end to the storyline in time.

But this was definitley a sign of what would come.

And what do these two morons do with the new series Enterprise.....They base the entire story arch on time travel http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Exactly what the fans did not want to see.

The series was doomed right from the beginning. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif


That nazi-alien ww2 time travel stuff of the last seasons was so cheap and rediculous.

That was the last push the fans needed to say "Oh come on !" and to switch over to the cooking channel http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Grymmjakk
02-09-2007, 03:30 PM
I loved the original Dune novel the movie was ok ...the mini series was better.
most of the Alien/Predator movies were good and I like the New BSG and Sg-1 /Atlantis
personally I lean towards military SF mostly in book form...anything by David Drake(Hammers Slammers),David Weber (Honor Harrington series and the Starfire series),Robert Heinlens(sp?) Starship Troopers. hehe I could go on but you get the idea http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Stingray-65
02-09-2007, 05:35 PM
My all-time favorite sci-fi TV series was DR.WHO when starring

Jon Pertwee (3rd Doctor)
http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/9/9a/250px-Pertweejon.jpg

and Tom Baker (4th Doctor)
http://www.nndb.com/people/007/000031911/tom-baker.jpg

(the golden era, IMHO).

The series went downhill after Tom Baker left for health reasons. It has since been revived but I just have a hard time getting back into it.

PhantomKira
02-10-2007, 09:34 AM
The Dark Crystal was my favorite as a kid. Absolutely love the book, and the movie wasn't all that bad either, it actually followed the book fairly closely, for once (Yay!!!).

Dr Who is another favorite, and the Doliks (sp?) have got to be my favorite enemy. Those things have a one track mind! (EXTERMINATE!!!) He he he...

Enterprise series with Cpt. Pickard is good too.

Celeon999
02-10-2007, 09:51 AM
@ Grymmjakk


Yes i agree the remake is better. The scenery is not as dark as the 1984 version and the story stays closer to the book.

But nonetheless the 1984 version was very artful in its own way and even more artful in its dialogues.

And dont let us forget that unbelievable soundtrack http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif The Dune theme is still one of the greatest songs i ever heard in a movie http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Together with those sandstorm images in the opening and then the switch-over to the secret Space guild report.....Excellent ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I think what the fans really didnt liked was that Lynch took so many creative freedoms in writing the storybook for the movie.

All that sonic weapons stuff for example ..


Yes OF COURSE Dr.Who http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Thats definitely a great old classic.

I also like the new Battlestar Galactica series and watch Stargate like Foehammer http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

But i must admit.....i dont know anything about "The Dark Crystal" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Minoos
02-10-2007, 10:13 AM
I share a great interest for Sci-fi. I read several times the Dune books, enjoyed Battlestar Galactica series and space 1999.

Knm_Kunna
02-10-2007, 11:09 AM
Battlestar Galactica
Farscape
Babylon 5

Grymmjakk
02-10-2007, 11:41 AM
@Celeon I tend to agree with you regarding the music and the effects overall in the movie were great some of the actors are personal faves Jurgen, Patrick Stewart for example

@Foehammer my brother and I still remember the opening line of Dune II ..."Dune the building of an Empire" (errr edit building of a dynasty http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif oh the lost sleep hehe

@Minoos...Holy Smokes Space 1999 wow that brings back memories ahhh are you an old fart too? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I used to love that show as a youngster

Celeon999
02-10-2007, 11:42 AM
I just found the intro of Dune 2 game.

And the intro of the its modern remake Dune 2000.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif @ Foehammer

Ive played Dune 2 endlessly and was so happy as the remake was announced. Buyed it on release day.

7 years have passed but the cinematic and rendered sequences are still great http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Much better than those of Command and Conquer !

That brings memories back ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


Dune 2 Intro (1992) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tppjzT-su0Q)

And the exact reproduction of the intro with modern technology http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
Sadly the sound is messed up http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Dune 2000 Intro (2000) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8LAolQ9Etg)

Kaleun1961
02-10-2007, 12:16 PM
There's one thing that kind of bugs me about movies set in a high-tech future: humanity still seems unable to defeat obesity. We are expected to believe in all sorts of futuristic medical technology yet humans are still waddling around weighing 300 pounds or more.

Celeon999
02-10-2007, 12:56 PM
b<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kaleun1961:
There's one thing that kind of bugs me about movies set in a high-tech future: humanity still seems unable to defeat obesity. We are expected to believe in all sorts of futuristic medical technology yet humans are still waddling around weighing 300 pounds or more. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


You're talking about Baron Vladimir Harkonnen right ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

He is called the "flying fat man" by the emperor in Dune.

He has an anti-gravity belt which eases his problems greatly http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Heh, what would the future be without good food ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I dont want to eat a steak pill.....

http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/8939/baroniy2.jpg

Heinrich505
02-10-2007, 01:27 PM
Guys,

Gotta include Blade Runner. The book was kind of cerebral, but the movie, technical effects, sound track, and story line were great. The directors cut with no narrative and changed ending kind of messed things up. The original movie was perfect. Rutger Hauer and Harrison Ford, with Sean Young (rrrwhhooorr), and Joanna Cassidy tossed in for nice effect and eye candy. Sci-Fi at its best.

Celeon999
02-10-2007, 01:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Heinrich505:
Guys,

Gotta include Blade Runner. The book was kind of cerebral, but the movie, technical effects, sound track, and story line were great. The directors cut with no narrative and changed ending kind of messed things up. The original movie was perfect. Rutger Hauer and Harrison Ford, with Sean Young (rrrwhhooorr), and Joanna Cassidy tossed in for nice effect and eye candy. Sci-Fi at its best. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif


Excellent story, screenplay, soundtrack and actors http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

banzai_billy
02-10-2007, 02:16 PM
STARSHIP TROOPERS!!!
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
i loved that book so much
it made you think with all the philosophical stuff
and that's such a cool way to fight, dropping outta space in pods
it's like hitting the beaches on tarawa or normandy
except cooler

joeap
02-10-2007, 03:13 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kaleun1961:
There's one thing that kind of bugs me about movies set in a high-tech future: humanity still seems unable to defeat obesity. We are expected to believe in all sorts of futuristic medical technology yet humans are still waddling around weighing 300 pounds or more. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Obesity??? I still can't get over the fact Jean-Luc Picard was bald!!! (Rather denuded myself) Anyway, Dune, Star Wars, Star Trek and books by Asimov, loved the Foundation Series.

tuddley3
02-10-2007, 10:59 PM
I myself was going to start a thread about if anyone has seen movies that had Das Boot actors in them. This answered most of my question.

Celeon999
02-11-2007, 12:26 PM
I would like to add the series "Lost" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Its more mystery/sci-fi than stand alone classic sci-fi but i think it belongs to the genre.


Anyone seen the last episode or even been to room 23 himself ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Nothing makes your mind clearer than recieving a taste of the good old "Ludovico technique". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif


Room 23 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvp2PF8XilY)

OzzyBob
02-11-2007, 01:34 PM
big fan of sci-fi here...

@Celeon
Didnt you think that Patrick Stewart (capt. Picard) was just PERFECT as Gourney Halleck in the old Dune?? Who elese as the warrior-troubadour..
Did i missunderstand you or didnt you like the Enterprise? I personnaly think its the best in Star Trek series.

Im a big fan of the greats in sci-fi Arthur Clarke & Isaac Asimov.
Space Odyssey, Rama trilogy, Foundation trilogy...
Cant leave out "The Guide" by D. Adams..

Speaking of Star Wars, the Timothy Zahn trilogy "Heir to the Empire", "Dark force rising" and "The Last command" is imo even better than the original movies. A bad guy that in some ways even puts Vader to shame..

In movies i can recommend: Gattaca, Event Horizon, Blade Runner, Existenz, Dark City ....the list is too long.

And finnaly i liked Battlestar Galactica but it kinda got boring in season 3. And i liked "Firefly" that got canceled after season one and was followed up by the movie "Serenity".

help i cant stop.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/typing.gif

Celeon999
02-11-2007, 01:49 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by OzzyBob:
big fan of sci-fi here...

@Celeon
Didnt you think that Patrick Stewart (capt. Picard) was just PERFECT as Gourney Halleck in the old Dune?? Who elese as the warrior-troubadour..
Did i missunderstand you or didnt you like the Enterprise? I personnaly think its the best in Star Trek series.

Im a big fan of the greats in sci-fi Arthur Clarke & Isaac Asimov.
Space Odyssey, Rama trilogy, Foundation trilogy...
Cant leave out "The Guide" by D. Adams..

Speaking of Star Wars, the Timothy Zahn trilogy "Heir to the Empire", "Dark force rising" and "The Last command" is imo even better than the original movies. A bad guy that in some ways even puts Vader to shame..

In movies i can recommend: Gattaca, Event Horizon, Blade Runner, Existenz, Dark City ....the list is too long.

And finnaly i liked Battlestar Galactica but it kinda got boring in season 3. And i liked "Firefly" that got canceled after season one and was followed up by the movie "Serenity".

help i cant stop.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/typing.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



I didnt liked most of the last Star Trek series just called "Enterprise".

Not the classic Star Trek of course http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

It had a storyline which was quite implausible and became boring very fast.

The characters were pretty flat too.

The only one i really liked was Dr.Phlox http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

He and his crazy sickbay with all the little creatures was really funny. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

PhantomKira
02-11-2007, 04:24 PM
@Celeon999:

"The Dark Crystal" is a book and movie origionally (movie made in 1982), not a TV series, so it may never have made it to Europe. Dunno. There was a TV series later, apparently.

Here's some background on the story (http://ask.pricegrabber.com/search_fullinfo.php/masterid=100523706).

And here's a site (http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Academy/3108/darkcrystal.html) with some information on the movie, which incidently, was made entirely with puppets by famous puppeteer and Muppets creator Jim Henson.

In case you're curious, the book I have (in both hard back, and soft cover) is the one in the lower right of the "other items" section on this site.

mariuszj1939
02-12-2007, 03:20 AM
my fav. :
"Gattica"
"Blade Runner"
"Solaris"
and
"Lost"

VikingGrandad
02-12-2007, 07:18 AM
I rarely watch sci-fi stuff these days, but if one of the following films/series from my younger days happened to be on TV, I would have to watch it!

<LI> Star Wars (IV), Empire Strikes Back - the original Star Wars films far surpass the modern ones. I think the main reason was that new films had too much budget... With the original films they had more constraints in terms of budget and 70's special effects, so they had to be more inventive and rely on the characters and stories, which certainly shows (yet the special effects still look great). I've always thought that one of the most unique aspects of the Star Wars story is that there is absolutely no reference to Earth. Most sci-fi films and series I've seen all have some relevance to Earth in some way, which I find quite odd.
<LI> The original Star Trek series - has a great feel to it, but maybe that's just me being nostalgic. I certainly enjoyed the stories, and some episodes had a very creepy feel to them, similar to Dr. Who (which incidentally has the best sci-fi series theme tune ever!)
<LI> Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 - well-written, scary, intense!
<LI> Predator - not as good as Alien, but entertaining nevertheless
<LI> The Thing (1982 version) - almost as good as Alien
<LI> Robocop - good story, surprisingly violent
<LI> Bad Taste (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Taste) - Peter Jackson's first ever film - very well produced on a very low budget, very gory, very funny! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
<LI> The Invaders - I used to watch this when I got home from school - very creepy
<LI> Thunderbirds, Stingray, Captain Scarlett, Terrahawks - I loved all the vehicles and special effects
<LI> Battle of the Planets (aka G-Force / Gatchaman) - I loved that early Anime look, huge monster robots and sound effects
<LI> Ghost in the Shell - most Manga stuff bores me, but this 'grown-up' film is very engrossing, with beautiful animation effects
<LI> Oedo 808 (Cybercity) series - I was shocked the first time. Violent, gritty and sometimes funny Manga 3-part series

Celeon999
02-12-2007, 07:45 AM
I found it funny that you left Alien 4 out VG http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Propably for good reason http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

That one was definitely rubbish http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


Yes the Predator movies are really good. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I like both versions of the "The Thing"

The classic b&w one and the extremely scary John Carpenter remake http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

There is another the thing remake in production at the moment which will only be loosely based on the book.

A definite http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1241.gif for Alien vs. Predator of course, which is once again R U B B I S H ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif


The DVD Director`s Cut of Alien 3 is even better than the theatrical release.

It has a completely modified beginning (the brilliant intro was left untouched of course) , additional scenes and storyline and a slightly modified ending were added. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

VikingGrandad
02-12-2007, 07:48 AM
Yes, Alien vs. Predator is one of the most desperately BAD concepts for a film ever!

tambor198
02-12-2007, 10:23 AM
Lots of good stuff here. My favorite all time sci-fi tv series is Dr Who. My favorite doctors being Jon Pertwee and Peter Davison. The new Dr Who series that is showing on the BBC is very good also. Some of my favorite all time movies are "Forbidden Planet" with with Walter Pidgeon and Leslie Nielsen. It's considered a sci-fi cult classic. Gene Roddenberry used it as a stepping stone for the original Star Trek series. I also liked the old atomic era movie called "Them". It's about ants who have mutated into giants from the lingering radiation of the atomic bomb tests the the US did in the early fifties. Good stuff! I've been a sci-fi for all my adult life. I could ramble on and on, but the things I mentioned above are on the top of my list as all time favorites.



tambor198 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Celeon999
02-12-2007, 02:47 PM
Another classic is "Dark Star" (Im sure der Bockholt will second that)

Its the best proof that you can produce sci-fi at its best even with an ultra low budget and was made by John Carpenter and Dan O'Bannon.

It has also great humor and a very cynical and intelligent story about a spaceship which duty is to destroy instabile planets with high-power nuclear bombs. They crew is in space since 20 years !

Thing is : The bombs have artificial intelligence to make the work easier.

As the ship gets damaged by an meteroite storm nobody recognizes that the drop mechanism doesnt work anymore and one of the bombs gets damaged too.

As they want to bomb another planet the primed bomb gets stuck and cant be dropped. As they tell the bomb to deactivate itself....it refuses to do so because it cant see the point in deactivating itself. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

"I have recieved my activation signal"

"Deactivate yourself , something went wrong, we have a system malfunction"

"Yes, but nonetheless i have recieved my activation signal"

They then try to trick the smart bomb but it does not work. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Soon they begin an discussion with biblical dimensions about the nature of existence with the bomb that still insists to detonate at the programmed time because this is what the nature of a bomb is ...... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/58/Dark_Star.jpg

Stingray-65
02-12-2007, 05:08 PM
@ tambor198
Yeah, The Misfits (the band) has tons of songs based on sci-fi and horror films. One of which was (as you can tell by the title was based on your movie) "Them".

I'm glad to see I'm not the only DR.WHO fan here. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Blade Runner is a great classic. Planet of the Apes is still good too, IMHO.

The Buck Rogers TV series was another childhood fav.

Does anyone remember a British spin-off of StarTrek called Blake's 7?

tambor198
02-12-2007, 06:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Stingray-65:
@ tambor198
Yeah, The Misfits (the band) has tons of songs based on sci-fi and horror films. One of which was (as you can tell by the title was based on your movie) "Them".

I'm glad to see I'm not the only DR.WHO fan here. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Blade Runner is a great classic. Planet of the Apes is still good too, IMHO.

The Buck Rogers TV series was another childhood fav.

Does anyone remember a British spin-off of StarTrek called Blake's 7? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Remember Blake's 7 very well. It was very enjoyable to watch.



tambor198 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Grymmjakk
02-12-2007, 08:55 PM
@ VG I remember Invader I think the actor was Roy Thinnes and you could tell the aliens because their pinkies were crooked or something like that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. I will have to check out Oedo 808 and suggest to you Appleseed and or Final Fantasy Advent Children if you still watch that stuff

Does anyone remember a British show pre Space 1999 called UFO or something like that?

Stingray-65
02-12-2007, 09:25 PM
@ tambor198
I agree. I hate I never got to see how it ended. I was intrigued with the underlying romance story between Blake and the Emperoress. (For those that don't know, they were polar opposites and each others' sworn enemy. Talk about a "love-hate" relationship http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif.)

Celeon999
02-13-2007, 01:18 AM
Anyone here knows Raumpatrouille Orion (Space Patrol Orion) from 1966 ?

Propably not. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

It was the first german sci-fi series and was pretty much like Star Trek. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raumpatrouille)

U301
02-13-2007, 06:27 AM
"Blade Runner."
I think that is how the future will be!
Super Computers will have so much intelligence that they will try to take over all that we do!
Its a great movie anyway!
KUrtz.

Celeon999
02-13-2007, 06:54 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by U301:
"Blade Runner."
I think that is how the future will be!
Super Computers will have so much intelligence that they will try to take over all that we do!
Its a great movie anyway!
KUrtz. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmmmmm but i dont think the american audience likes the idea that they pay with a currency called "Chinyen" in the usa in that movie ..

I wonder why that is so http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Doesnt this make it a horror sci-fi movie instead of a sci-fi thriller ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

And the fact that the LA of 2019 looks much like Tokyo...... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Maybe thats why it was no success in u.s cinemas ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

ottoramsaig
02-13-2007, 06:59 AM
Fifth Element, Blade Runner, Brazil, Brainstorm, Joe 90, Capt. Scarlet

Celeon999
02-13-2007, 07:32 AM
Good news for Blade Runner fans !

Warner home video has announced that an digital remastered final cut of Blade Runner will be released on DVD .....in....2007 ! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Rumours say the final cut might even come into the cinemas again to boost the DVD sells just like they did with Alien 1 a while ago. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> @Celeon
Didnt you think that Patrick Stewart (capt. Picard) was just PERFECT as Gourney Halleck in the old Dune?? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Definitly http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif He is an awesome good actor.

I also liked him as Captain Ahab in Moby **** and in the Scroodge christmas story http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

FI_Macca44
02-14-2007, 03:18 AM
Celeron, isn't that the infro from Emperor - Battle For Dune, that you posted some posts before? Methinks it is not Dune 2000 or they got veeery similar intros. I had the Dune 2 and got the Emperor BFD. Same acrots as in the movie you posted link to.

As for my sci-fi tastes...

DUNE 1st place. Novels rule, David Lynch's movie rocks, Dune 2000 (movie) is cool, too.
I also love the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov.Amazin, in-depth. Apart from that- Star Wars, Star Trek, esp old ones and the series and movies with Patrick Stewart...

Mac

Celeon999
02-14-2007, 04:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Celeron, isn't that the infro from Emperor - Battle For Dune, that you posted some posts before? Methinks it is not Dune 2000 or they got veeery similar intros. I had the Dune 2 and got the Emperor BFD. Same acrots as in the movie you posted link to.

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Hmmm , no thats the intro from Dune 2000.

The later released Emperor - Battle for Dune game had also cinematic cutscenes but that links i posted show the intro of Dune 2 and Dune 2000.

I remember how i played Dune 2 for the first time. I already knew the Lynch movie and had no idea what the game is about.

Played it 5 minutes already and loved it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

It did not take long until Westwood produced Command&Conquer which was based on the same gameplay that was introduced with Dune 2. Even the tiberium harvester was as dumb as the spice harvester in Dune 2. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

RedHornDevil
02-14-2007, 05:30 AM
I'll remind you only my very best else i'll need screens ...

Here we go:
<UL TYPE=SQUARE>MOVIES
<LI>STAR WARS
<LI>Star Trek
<LI>GHOST IN THE SHELL
<LI>ALLIENS
<LI>DUNE
<LI>SOLARIS
[/list]
<UL TYPE=SQUARE> BOOKS
<LI>DUNE
<LI>ELRIK OF THE MELNIBONE(eternal champions characters generaly)by Michael Moorchok
<LI>NEUROMANCER by William Gibson
<LI>Count Zero by Wlliam Gibson
<LI>Mona Lisa Constalation by William Gibson
<LI>Virtual Light by William Gibson
<LI>Black Feather by (don't remember)
[/list]

Celeon999
02-14-2007, 08:35 AM
Has anyone read the new Dune prequel novels yet ?

There are three

The Butlerian Jihad

http://www.dunenovels.com/images/ButlerianJihadCover.jpg


The Machine Crusade

http://www.dunenovels.com/images/MachineCrusadeCover.jpg


The Battle of Corrin

http://www.dunenovels.com/images/CorrinCover.jpg


Buy them all and get a free sandworm thumper http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

HeibgesU999
02-14-2007, 11:12 AM
Books
"Enders Game" by Orson Scott Card
"The Changeling" By Roger Zelanzny
"Starship Troopers" by Robert Heinlein
"Stranger in a Strange Land" by Robert Heinlein
"Farenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury
"Slaughterhouse 5" by Kurt Vonnegut
"Player Piano" by Kurt Vonnegut
"Cat's Craddle" by Kurt Vonnegut
"Hammer's Slammers" by David Drake
"Gravity's Rainbow" by Thomas Pinchon

Movies
The Phantom Menace
Attack of the Clones
Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
Blade Runner
AI
Starship Troopers
Forbidden Planet
The Day the Earth Stood Still

TV
Battlestar Galactica
Buck Rogers
Star Trek (Original)
V

Cartoons
Starblazers

Dragos_Mateescu
02-15-2007, 05:25 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tuddley3:
I myself was going to start a thread about if anyone has seen movies that had Das Boot actors in them. This answered most of my question. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Watch Wing Commander-The Movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131646/ Jurgen Prochnow commanding a spaceship and giving orders like -hard to port- and -fire tubes one and two- http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Das Boot in space http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Celeon999
02-15-2007, 08:15 AM
To our UK's

Has anyone of you participated in playing the

Lost experience game ? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6phwqrqlGwE&mode=related&search=)

TheRealPotoroo
02-15-2007, 10:15 AM
I started writing a response to this thread but it turned into an essay so I let it go. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Celeon999
02-15-2007, 11:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TheRealPotoroo:
I started writing a response to this thread but it turned into an essay so I let it go. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Then give us your top ten http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Celeon999
02-16-2007, 12:52 PM
*lol*

Youtube has a lot of treasures

Look what i found

Dark Star (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjGRySVyTDk)

VikingGrandad
02-16-2007, 04:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Grymmjakk:
@ VG I remember Invader I think the actor was Roy Thinnes and you could tell the aliens because their pinkies were crooked or something like that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You're right, I'd forgotten about their little fingers (pinkies as you Americans call them http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif)

From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Invaders):

"They had certain characteristics by which they could be discovered, such as their absence of a pulse. Nearly all were emotionless and had little fingers which could not bend, although there were many "deluxe models" who could manipulate this finger."

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Grymmjakk:
I will have to check out Oedo 808 and suggest to you Appleseed and or Final Fantasy Advent Children if you still watch that stuff </div></BLOCKQUOTE> I'm fairly sure I saw Appleseed some years ago, and it wasn't quite my cup of tea I'm afraid... Wait 'til you see 'Oedo 808' then you'll see what I mean about being different to most Manga stuff http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

blue_76
02-16-2007, 08:19 PM
I've never seen Dark Star, though I've seen hundreds of sci-fi movies! lol
I'll have to check it out sometime.

1. Blade Runner
2. Star Wars
3. Dune (Loved the miniseries as well!)
4. All of Star Trek
5. Alien, Aliens
6. Terminator
7. 2001: A Space Odyssey
8. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
9. Planet of the Apes
10. The Time Machine (1960)

I could go on, but lets stick to 10 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Celeon999
02-17-2007, 06:04 AM
Does anyone here remember the BBC series "The Tripods" ?

Thats also a classic http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Two boys who live in a middle-age like UK village discover that the gigantic three-legged machines they see as their gods and protectors are not what they seem to be.

They run away from home to find out if the story of the "free people" hiding somewhere in the swiss mountains are true and travel on foot and with horses through europe.

As they find the deserted ruins of Paris which are already covered in rising woods ,they begin to realize that the tripods are no gods but a force which destroyed a once advanced human civilisation hundreds of years ago.

Since then they enslave them with a tripod religion and by keeping them small and on a middle-age like level.

Later a german and a french boy join their fight against the three-legged masters of the world.

Excellent !

The Tripods @ wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tripods)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8e/The_Tripods_DVD_cover.jpg

Celeon999
02-18-2007, 11:27 AM
I just found Sargeant Pinback's video diary from Dark Star http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Pinback (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYP3HjEcHpA)

Celeon999
06-26-2007, 02:40 PM
I just looked the 2002 adaption of "Solaris" starring George Clooney and Natascha McElhone.


I was shocked that this new adaption was NOT screwed up. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Its Hollywood afterall. Its George Clooney afterall.

And Hollywood and Clooney taking on a Stanislav Lem cult sci-fi novel and propably one of the best sci-fi movies ever made was the perfect equation for a catastrophy.

You know, i expected Hollywood to turn a violence free meditative sci-fi psycho drama into a let-the-bullets-fly and explosions-rock- the screen fast food sci-fi flick.

But no...it didnt turned out to be one. James Cameron's and Steven Soderbergh's handwriting cleaned the movie of almost all Hollywoodish influence. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Its not as good as the 1972 original soviet movie and is a more a "Solaris-light" for a broader audience (Only 1 hour 30 minutes) version but was still well done and has a soundtrack that fits perfectly. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif (And belongs to some of the best i heard in the last years)

The original soviet "Solaris" has about 4 hours 40 minutes and goes much deeper into the questions of philosophy and psychology.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif It has also the better actors and dialogues

But that new adaption has secured itself a place in my DVD collection too. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

- Good screenplay
- Not excellent but still intelligent dialogues
- Convincing actors (Clooney did a awesome job, i was really surprised http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif )



Solaris 2002 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/bf/Solaris2002poster.jpg/405px-Solaris2002poster.jpg

Solaris 1972 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a2/Solaris_1972_DVD.jpg

Goose_Green
06-26-2007, 08:29 PM
As a thirty something I was raised on George Lucus' 3 part saga called Star Wars - I loved it so much then and several hundred viewings later I still love it now.

What is so good about the original films is that they have hardly dated at all, and it was such an original take on good vs evil.

My dad was a keen Star Trek fan especially the original series, but I pretty much grew up on the movies and Next Generation, seen a few of DS9 and Voyager but not the Enterprise stuff. But I prefer Star Wars over all.

Hiriyu
06-26-2007, 09:00 PM
Didn't know there was a SHIII Sci-Fi thread http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I've always been more into books than movies or TV, so a lot of the references here go right over my head http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

Nonetheless, here's my short list of favorite Sci-Fi authors:

Arthur C. Clarke
David Brin
Greg Bear
Larry Niven
Douglas Adams (Last, and greatest)

Starforce3
06-26-2007, 10:00 PM
Defenetly anything startrek and Stargate. I'm an avid fan of trek, having built ship models, and having been a amjor modder for startrek bridge comamnder for 5 years, still am, and run the top mod site too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. I also keep up on many of the fan files, and there are numerous ones, some set in tos, one set in tmp, one voy, one set in TNG. (far as I know, no pretos or station based fan films yet) but both the actors for chekov and sulu have acted in one!

Stargate I like ebcause of the egyptian theme, one of my favorite areas of ancient times to read about and learn about in "real life". To a lesser extent (mainly due to lack of availability and poor sound quality when I do find them) is starblazers. Combines another 2 of my favorite subjects, WW2 and space battles. I like a few of the one hit wonders like ID4 and close encounters, flight of the navigator, the cat from outerspace, battle beyond the stars, and the old BSG I occasionaly run across. (can't stand the new BSG). Heck even Seaquest wasn't bad.

jmanwell
06-27-2007, 01:14 AM
When it comes to books, I love the Dune series both the books by Frank Herbert and those by his son Brian Herbert which I started reading thanks to the game Dune 2000. And if you want to stretch the sci-fi category, I would also include the book Sphere by Michael Crichton, which is still my favorite by him.

As for movies and tv, I enjoy the Star Wars movies, Galaxy Quest for a little sci-fi humor, and the Dune mini series that the sci-fi channel produced. Although I think they could have done better on some parts, but they did a very good job on it nonetheless. If I am really in the mood to take a trip down amnesia lane, I would watch the old tv series V: The Final Battle.

I have been contemplating beginning the new Battlestar Galactica series even though they are going to end it next season. It looked very well done and thought it deserved a try.

Celeon999
06-27-2007, 02:23 AM
Good to see the thread is going on again. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Yes im also a fan of Star Wars, Star Trek (they really screwed those new "Enterprise" series up http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif The first ever Star Trek series that got cancelled) and of course Stargate. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

You know that im a fan of the new BSG series http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I cant wait for the new Stargate movie. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I heard they shot scenes in a u.s weather research station in Antartica (Yes the real antartica and the real station ! No set ! ) and aboard a Los Angeles class submarine in Antartica (Yes a REAL LA sub not a set !) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif


I heard good things about Michael Crichtons book "Sphere". The movie did not so well with the critics as it diverts too much from the book and misses huge and important parts.

Hopefully there will be a Director's Cut.

Interestingly the story of Sphere has a striking resemblance to Solaris http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I bet Crichton took his inspiration from it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

ottoramsaig1959
06-27-2007, 06:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Grymmjakk:
@Celeon I tend to agree with you regarding the music and the effects overall in the movie were great some of the actors are personal faves Jurgen, Patrick Stewart for example

@Foehammer my brother and I still remember the opening line of Dune II ..."Dune the building of an Empire" (errr edit building of a dynasty http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif oh the lost sleep hehe

@Minoos...Holy Smokes Space 1999 wow that brings back memories ahhh are you an old fart too? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I used to love that show as a youngster </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Having crossed the pond to America, I can still remember British TV shows like JOE90, Cpt Scarlet and the Mysterons, UFO, Space 1999, Thuderbirds (does anyone remember what FAB meant?), to really show my age&gt; Fireball XL5

ottoramsaig1959
06-27-2007, 06:37 AM
As I read through this thread while enjoying it, I must suggest the movie "Event Horizion", the story of a salvage mission by the crew of the Lewis and Clark spacecraft. The Event Horizion is a ship that can bend space: A piece of paper being the universe, one end being the original starting point the other end the destination. Normally the long distance between the 2 points would take thousands if not millions of years. The theory is that the Event Horizion has an interstellar drive system that simply bends the distance like bending the paper illiminating the time factor.........However it seems that the Event Horizion has returned from a place we were never supposed to visit on the very edge of the Universe, (HELL) Also love the 5th Element, Brainstorm, 2001, Brazil, 1984.

dauntlessdave
06-27-2007, 10:23 AM
Just a quick post to mention the TV show "Firefly" and the movie continuation that ended the story "Serenity". Smart and fun and funny, space with a texas twang, gotta love it.
Also, no one has mentioned "Total Recall" yet, which deserves a shout out on this thread.

Starforce3
06-27-2007, 05:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Celeon999:
Good to see the thread is going on again. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Yes im also a fan of Star Wars, Star Trek (they really screwed those new "Enterprise" series up http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif The first ever Star Trek series that got cancelled) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

TOS Got cancled. TAS didn't last either. I believe the fan film http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/
Uses the original characters (obviously with new actors) to make sure of some of TOS's unused scripts, as I believe there was 7 seasons of script available and only 4 used. Some trek actors are participating, you can see tasha yar pictured on the front currently.

Grymmjakk
06-27-2007, 08:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ottoramsaig1959:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Grymmjakk:
@Celeon I tend to agree with you regarding the music and the effects overall in the movie were great some of the actors are personal faves Jurgen, Patrick Stewart for example

@Foehammer my brother and I still remember the opening line of Dune II ..."Dune the building of an Empire" (errr edit building of a dynasty http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif oh the lost sleep hehe

@Minoos...Holy Smokes Space 1999 wow that brings back memories ahhh are you an old fart too? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I used to love that show as a youngster </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Having crossed the pond to America, I can still remember British TV shows like JOE90, Cpt Scarlet and the Mysterons, UFO, Space 1999, Thuderbirds (does anyone remember what FAB meant?), to really show my age&gt; Fireball XL5 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Growing up in Canada in the 60's and 70's I got the best of both worlds as our tv was a mish mash of US /UK and some really horrible Canadian made shows, Otto I remember all the shows you mentioned except JOE90 and did FAB really mean anything or was it just something "cool" and catchy for the kids to latch onto. ...argggh feeling old must take geritol and totter off to bed lol

ottoramsaig1959
06-28-2007, 10:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Grymmjakk:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ottoramsaig1959:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Grymmjakk:
@Celeon I tend to agree with you regarding the music and the effects overall in the movie were great some of the actors are personal faves Jurgen, Patrick Stewart for example

@Foehammer my brother and I still remember the opening line of Dune II ..."Dune the building of an Empire" (errr edit building of a dynasty http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif oh the lost sleep hehe

@Minoos...Holy Smokes Space 1999 wow that brings back memories ahhh are you an old fart too? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I used to love that show as a youngster </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Having crossed the pond to America, I can still remember British TV shows like JOE90, Cpt Scarlet and the Mysterons, UFO, Space 1999, Thuderbirds (does anyone remember what FAB meant?), to really show my age&gt; Fireball XL5 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Growing up in Canada in the 60's and 70's I got the best of both worlds as our tv was a mish mash of US /UK and some really horrible Canadian made shows, Otto I remember all the shows you mentioned except JOE90 and did FAB really mean anything or was it just something "cool" and catchy for the kids to latch onto. ...argggh feeling old must take geritol and totter off to bed lol </div></BLOCKQUOTE>JOE90 was another of the Garry Anderson fame shows. It was acted out by puppets much like Thunderbirds, I remember that JOE90 was a kid that would sit in the middle of a Mind Machine that would spin around him. He would then have the memory and the ability to do what ever the mission asked eg: Fighter Pilot, soldier, etc.

Karl_Donitz_Jr
06-29-2007, 02:32 PM
&lt;--- Another sci-fi nut!

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

My fav's - in NO particular order:

Dr. Who
Farscape
Futurarma
Babylon 5
Battlestar Galactica (New series)
Star Wars (I want to see episodes 7-9 as films!) read all the books!
Event Horizon (Film)
Dune (Read all books & seen namesake films)
Thunderbirds
Captain Scarlet
Heck ALL Gerry Anderson puppet programs! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Martian Sucessor Nadesico (Japanese Anime)
Space Above & Beyond - pity they axed it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
Blake's 7
Buck Rogers
Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 (Didn't like the 4th)
Predator, Predator 2, Alien vs Predator
Firefly & Serenity
Starship Troopers
Wing Commander - NOT the film (except the opening sequence) but the games

urm this is getting long, so I will just say ALL sci-fi will get watched by me and thus judged http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I have a HUGE collection!

oh oh! Neon Genesis Evangelian (Japanese Anime) Now THAT is superb! Based on the bible and is kinda weird! Watch out for Rei - she is soooo cute! (and I DO know how old she is supposed to be BTW http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif )

AbleMaster
06-29-2007, 04:49 PM
Quantum Leap
SG1
Red Dwarf
Farscape
Futurama

ld762n
06-30-2007, 06:49 PM
New Battle Star Galactica.... OMG Trishia Helfer.

Grymmjakk
06-30-2007, 10:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AbleMaster:
Quantum Leap
SG1
Red Dwarf <span class="ev_code_RED">&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;&lt;--------------</span>
Farscape
Futurama </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That show made me laugh like an idiot I loved the series