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Human
2004-Nov-14, 10:27 AM
I'm looking for old science fiction movies from the 1970's and 1980's. Wich movies do you recommend?

darkhunter
2004-Nov-14, 10:31 AM
2001

Bladerunner

Daryl71
2004-Nov-14, 02:18 PM
Darkhunter wrote:
2001
2001 came out in 1968.

toolazytotypemyname
2004-Nov-14, 05:38 PM
Tron

The Last Starfighter

Alien, Aliens, The Thing, The Abyss (or those all the same movie?)

Gullible Jones
2004-Nov-14, 06:29 PM
The Abyss is more "fantasy" than "sci-fi". The science in it is godawful. The plot's also full of holes...

toolazytotypemyname
2004-Nov-14, 06:38 PM
my point was that those four movies (although I may have been thinking of Leviathan or Deep Star Six, not the Abyss) are essentially the same movie.

A small group of people are isolated from the rest of the world, either in space, under the ocean or at the South Pole. A monster of some sort picks them off one at a time, and only the hero survives and defeats the monster.

Some do it better than others, but there's not much difference. Although Aliens is good just to hear Bill Paxton whine about the situation. "That's it, game over ..." etc.

kucharek
2004-Nov-14, 07:00 PM
I'm looking for old science fiction movies from the 1970's and 1980's. Wich movies do you recommend?
Old? From 70's or 80's??? Are you so young or am I so old?
Some really old, but good or interesting stuff:

The Day the Earth Caught Fire http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0054790/
The Day the Earth Stood Still http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0043456/
Fantastic Voyage http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0060397/
Forbidden Planet http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0049223/
The Incredible Shrinking Man http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0050539/
The Man in the White Suit http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0044876/
Planet of the Apes http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0063442/ (the original!!)
Them! http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0047573/
The Time Machine http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0054387/ (the original!!)

But from your timeframe:

The Andromeda Strain http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0066769/
Colossus: The Forbin Project http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0064177/
Dark Star http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0069945/
Silent Running http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0067756/
Soylent Green http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0070723/
Stalker http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0079944/


Harald

toolazytotypemyname
2004-Nov-14, 07:10 PM
Old? From 70's or 80's??? Are you so young or am I so old?


you have a good point there. I wouldn't really consider the 80's to be old. The 70's maybe..

Of course I first saw Star Wars, at the age of six, at a drive-in, on a $5 a carload night in a huge station wagon. Those were the days, huh?

Van Rijn
2004-Nov-14, 10:46 PM
Old? From 70's or 80's??? Are you so young or am I so old?


you have a good point there. I wouldn't really consider the 80's to be old. The 70's maybe..


Oh, thanks so much, you ... you young wippersnapper. :wink:

I grew up watching movies on our local creeper feature, so I lived in something like temporal flux: I might notice the difference in SFX, style, or quality, but I didn't really have any concept of "old" or "new."

I did like most of the George Pal movies - some of his that I especally liked: "Destination Moon," "When Worlds Collide," "War of the Worlds," "Time Machine," "7 Faces of Dr. Lao," and "The Power." I didn't much care for his last one (Doc Savage) though that was in the stated time frame.

For a more recent film, I would add "The Last Starfighter." The story is silly, but fun, and it is one of the first movies to use CGI heavily. Very primitive by modern standards, of course, but it was a very big deal at the time. If nothing else, it can help you understand how much things have changed in such a short time.

Ah, I think the senile dementia is starting to kick in, so I had better sign off for now ... :)

Kaptain K
2004-Nov-15, 09:38 AM
Enemy Mine

TriangleMan
2004-Nov-15, 12:11 PM
Weird Science. Sci-fi meets the Breakfast Club. :)

Eroica
2004-Nov-15, 12:54 PM
Alien (1979)

Humphrey
2004-Nov-15, 01:18 PM
Weird Science. Sci-fi meets the Breakfast Club. :)I thought the TV show was better :-)

TriangleMan
2004-Nov-15, 02:58 PM
Weird Science. Sci-fi meets the Breakfast Club. :)I thought the TV show was better :-)
You're too young to have fully appreciated the movie when it first came out. :P

Van Rijn
2004-Nov-16, 01:57 AM
No doubt. Still, the "Weird Science" series was a lot of fun. That reminds me of "Real Genius" - another movie from about the same time.

Disinfo Agent
2004-Nov-20, 07:57 PM
No one mentioned Star Wars: Episodes IV - VI. Yeah, I know, "space fantasy". :wink:

Definitely Blade Runner and Alien.

The Terminator is O.K. also. And two comedies: Sleeper and Spaceballs.

Russ
2004-Dec-03, 10:18 PM
This one is actually from the 60's but I enjoyed it then and again just a few weeks ago on the SciFi channel's oldies week. "Robinson Cruso on Mars" a story about an astronaut stranded on Mars. It's chock full of bad astronomy, primarily due to the "knowledge" about Mars and space travel at the time. Still a fun story. :D

Doe, John
2004-Dec-04, 01:53 AM
Ah yes, "Robinson Cruso on Mars" complete with native helper "Friday" and his magic bag of oxygen pills, those were the days.

Russ
2004-Dec-06, 08:10 PM
Ah yes, "Robinson Cruso on Mars" complete with native helper "Friday" and his magic bag of oxygen pills, those were the days.

Actually, I think they were M&M peanut candies.

My favorite things were the alien space ships. They took the Martian ships from War Of The Worlds (1959), pulled the little perriscope off the top and gave them increadable speed. Pretty good special effects for the time.

Humphrey
2004-Dec-10, 05:14 AM
Weird Science. Sci-fi meets the Breakfast Club. :)I thought the TV show was better :-)
You're too young to have fully appreciated the movie when it first came out. :PI was alive.... :wink: