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TheBlackCat
2005-Nov-29, 05:30 AM
This is similar to the sci-fi quote contest, except you use movie taglines instead of quotes. Whoever guesses which Sci-Fi movie the tagline belongs to gets to go next.

I'll start with a really easy one to get the ball rolling:

"Back In Black"

DukePaul
2005-Nov-30, 12:47 AM
MIB II perhaps?

TheBlackCat
2005-Nov-30, 01:21 AM
Got it! Your go.

DukePaul
2005-Nov-30, 01:36 AM
This is an easy one too. "Size does matter"

wayneee
2005-Nov-30, 02:38 AM
Is it Godzilla?

TheBlackCat
2005-Nov-30, 02:54 AM
Or King Kong...

DukePaul
2005-Nov-30, 11:14 AM
Is it Godzilla?

The correct answer is Godzilla (1998). It is all yours.

wayneee
2005-Dec-01, 03:21 AM
I just realized Im bad at remembering taglines Ill try...
Bah I only remember the obvious ones
Would famous quotes be ok, or does it have to be the sponsored tagline?
Well here.
'There can be only one'

James_Digriz
2005-Dec-01, 03:29 AM
I just realized Im bad at remembering taglines Ill try...
Bah I only remember the obvious ones
Would famous quotes be ok, or does it have to be the sponsored tagline?
Well here.
'There can be only one'

Ouch. You wern't kidding.

Highlander.

James_Digriz
2005-Dec-01, 03:30 AM
In Space No One Can Hear You Scream

wayneee
2005-Dec-01, 04:06 AM
is that Alien

TheBlackCat
2005-Dec-01, 04:38 AM
is that Alien
You got it.

IMDB lists tagline for movies, if you can't pick one to ask you can always check there (please keep to those that someone should be able to figure out). Using IMDB to find the answer to someone else's tagline is cheating, though.

wayneee
2005-Dec-01, 05:39 AM
Argh its to me again
Trapped inside an electronic arena, where love, and escape, do not compute!

TheBlackCat
2005-Dec-01, 06:04 AM
Tron?

wayneee
2005-Dec-01, 06:07 AM
Good Go

TheBlackCat
2005-Dec-01, 06:25 AM
Woohoo!

"He's coming to town
with a few days to kill..."


Greatest movie tagline ever

EvilBob
2005-Dec-01, 07:29 AM
Predator II?

TheBlackCat
2005-Dec-01, 07:34 PM
You got it, Bob

EvilBob
2005-Dec-02, 12:23 AM
"Amazing!"

soylentgreen
2005-Dec-02, 01:22 AM
I thought I had it with a much more recent film, but then I remembered my friends room when he lived at home, plastered with old movie posters. He had this sucker bearing down right over his desk. To make a long story short(too late!)....

FORBIDDEN PLANET?

EvilBob
2005-Dec-02, 01:30 AM
Nice one! Your turn, Soylentgreen...

soylentgreen
2005-Dec-02, 03:36 AM
Okee doke.
Always liked this tagline...

"A Journey That Begins Where Everything Ends"

James_Digriz
2005-Dec-02, 03:37 AM
is that Alien

Jeez-o-Man what a great movie. "Skreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee."

"No, noooooo, not on the Tapioca pudding. Oh man!"

James_Digriz
2005-Dec-02, 03:40 AM
Okee doke.
Always liked this tagline...

"A Journey That Begins Where Everything Ends"

Journey to the Center of the Earth?

soylentgreen
2005-Dec-02, 03:57 AM
No. It's not JOURNEY. I tried to imagine other films the tagline would have fit, but I didn't even think of that good one.

James_Digriz
2005-Dec-02, 04:02 AM
Okee doke.
Always liked this tagline...

"A Journey That Begins Where Everything Ends"

Im racking my brain here.

The movie where they shrink the ship and crew down and they go inside a human body?

soylentgreen
2005-Dec-02, 04:59 AM
The movie where they shrink the ship and crew down and they go inside a human body?
Sorry, it's not FANTASTIC VOYAGE. ;)

TheBlackCat
2005-Dec-02, 05:07 AM
Okee doke.
Always liked this tagline...

"A Journey That Begins Where Everything Ends"

Event Horizon?

soylentgreen
2005-Dec-02, 06:07 AM
;) Sorry. Not EVENT HORIZON.

TheBlackCat
2005-Dec-02, 06:50 AM
Didn't think so. Although it sounds like the premise, it isn't appropriate for the atmosphere of the movie. Worth a try, though.

It couldn't be "The Langoliers" could it?

soylentgreen
2005-Dec-02, 07:35 AM
Not LANGOLIERS, I'm afraid. Jeez, there are quite a few movies this tagline could have really worked for.

Gotta turn in for tonight, good luck.

WHarris
2005-Dec-02, 01:39 PM
Okee doke.
Always liked this tagline...

"A Journey That Begins Where Everything Ends"

The Black Hole

soylentgreen
2005-Dec-02, 11:46 PM
BLACK HOLE! Correct WHarris. You're turn.

James_Digriz
2005-Dec-02, 11:56 PM
BLACK HOLE! Correct WHarris. You're turn.

I must say it's been a while since I saw it at the movies.

WHarris
2005-Dec-04, 06:01 PM
OK, this shouldn't be too hard.


At the end of the universe lies the beginning of vengeance.

Roy Batty
2005-Dec-04, 06:07 PM
Guess: Battle Beyond the Stars?

DukePaul
2005-Dec-04, 07:24 PM
Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan?

WHarris
2005-Dec-05, 07:04 AM
Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan?

Correct! Your turn, M'lord Duke. :)

DukePaul
2005-Dec-05, 10:40 PM
I noticed quickly that most of the taglines can be Googled so may I ask a favor and try to noodle instead of Google the movie from the tagline.
"Terror takes shape"

soylentgreen
2005-Dec-05, 11:54 PM
I'll take a shot in the dark...

the remake of THE BLOB?

TheBlackCat
2005-Dec-06, 12:55 AM
The Thing?

DukePaul
2005-Dec-06, 01:16 AM
The Thing?

The Black Cat strikes again. Go for it.

TheBlackCat
2005-Dec-06, 02:17 AM
Ooo, goody.

"This time it's war."

Roy Batty
2005-Dec-06, 02:31 AM
While i'm sure this tag may well of been used in other films... this has just gotta be Aliens right?! :-D

James_Digriz
2005-Dec-06, 03:10 AM
While i'm sure this tag may well of been used in other films... this has just gotta be Aliens right?! :-D

Yep.

TheBlackCat
2005-Dec-06, 03:21 AM
Yep, you got it.

BTW, considering I am having trouble finding good tag lines for sci-fi movies, I am going to loosen the restrictions a bit. If a movie deals with advanced technology, technology that did not exist at the level it was portrayed at the time the movie was made or the time the movie was set (excluding minor anachronisms), then it is still acceptable. it does not have to be a "hard" sci-fi movie like Star Wars or Aliens. Anything with Aliens in it is also fair game no matter what the other circumstances of the movie may be.

Roy Batty
2005-Dec-06, 03:59 AM
Okely Dokely, here we go:

In 1977 Voyager II was launched into space, inviting all lifeforms to visit our planet. Get ready. Company's coming.

soylentgreen
2005-Dec-06, 06:03 AM
In 1977 Voyager II was launched into space, inviting all lifeforms to visit our planet. Get ready. Company's coming.

STARMAN?

Roy Batty
2005-Dec-06, 03:00 PM
Starman it is!

Dave Mitsky
2005-Dec-07, 01:29 AM
Yep, you got it.

BTW, considering I am having trouble finding good tag lines for sci-fi movies, I am going to loosen the restrictions a bit. If a movie deals with advanced technology, technology that did not exist at the level it was portrayed at the time the movie was made or the time the movie was set (excluding minor anachronisms), then it is still acceptable. it does not have to be a "hard" sci-fi movie like Star Wars or Aliens. Anything with Aliens in it is also fair game no matter what the other circumstances of the movie may be.

"Star Wars" is hard science fiction? It's closer to science fantasy than anything else.

Dave Mitsky

TheBlackCat
2005-Dec-07, 02:31 AM
"Star Wars" is hard science fiction? It's closer to science fantasy than anything else.

Dave Mitsky
Well, it is compared to something like James Bond or Blade that I am referring to here.

soylentgreen
2005-Dec-08, 03:54 AM
Starman it is!

Woot! Ok, here's one from a favorite guilty pleasure...plus it's got an awesome musical score...


In The Year 2017, A Good Woman Is Hard To Find!

EvilBob
2005-Dec-08, 04:54 AM
"Earth girls are easy"?

soylentgreen
2005-Dec-08, 05:24 AM
"Earth girls are easy"?

Sorry not that one.

DukePaul
2005-Dec-08, 11:15 AM
I want to say Cherry 2000 but the awesome musical score throws me off.

soylentgreen
2005-Dec-09, 05:20 AM
I want to say Cherry 2000 but the awesome musical score throws me off.

sorry I was emotionally caught up in that shooting thread in "OT Babbling"...

Yes, it is CHERRY 2000. By awesome musical score, I meant Basil Poledouris at his late 80's peak. For years it was a quite sought-after score among collectors. It's western-influenced with some great light comic sensibilities. Of course, it's awesome in a different way from, say, the 1970-tastic OMEGA MAN. (Sorry I'm a film score geek :rolleyes: )

Anyway, you're up Duke.

DukePaul
2005-Dec-09, 10:38 AM
How about this one: "The future is history"

wedgebert
2005-Dec-09, 03:47 PM
12 monkeys?

DukePaul
2005-Dec-09, 11:08 PM
12 monkeys?

Correct and now the podium is yours.

wedgebert
2005-Dec-10, 03:44 AM
Ok, how about

"You have to be there to see it."

James_Digriz
2005-Dec-10, 05:17 PM
Guess im not as much of a Sci-Fi Fantasy nut as I thought. I don't remeber most of these untill the answer is givin.

DukePaul
2005-Dec-10, 10:26 PM
Ok, this one had me baffled and I like to think I have a good memory for all the sci-fi movies I have absorbed over the years. So I admit that I did an advanced word search with exact word phrasing limitation and now know the Movie. The question is: is this a test of memory or a test in Google/Yahoo search skills? I think I know why I didn't remember this tagline because the movie will never, I may be so bold to say, be considered a great sci-fi classic. Do I name it or let someone else who has used their memory skills take the next question? And to be honest this tagline sounds like it should be attached to a movie such as Flashdance, Footloose or maybe Glitter.... brutal but true.

TheBlackCat
2005-Dec-11, 06:51 AM
IMDB lists tagline for movies, if you can't pick one to ask you can always check there (please keep to those that someone should be able to figure out). Using IMDB to find the answer to someone else's tagline is cheating, though.

This rule applies to any online searches. Lets say that in 48 hours, if no one has guessed correctly the person whose turn it is should post a second tagline from the same movie or give a clue about the movie, if he or she has not done so in 72 hours or if no one has gotten it within 48 hours after the second tagline is posted then you can search. Otherwise hard ones might never get answered. Since I am changing the rules lets give the current person 24 hours to post a second tagline or a clue before you can search. The 48 hours/72 hours rule will apply to the winner of this round and all subsequent rounds.

If anybody thinks this time period is too long or too short or doesn't think the second tagline is a good idea or thinks there should be 3 or more taglines before searching or has any other suggestion please say so.

wedgebert
2005-Dec-11, 06:53 PM
The question is, would you consider it cheating to use IMDB to come up with tagline? I've seen the movie in question, but it was a long time ago and this one just popped in my head when I couldn't think of anything else.

Since my first one was obscure, here's a more recent one that I do vaguely remember:

Unleash a new reality

TheBlackCat
2005-Dec-11, 11:59 PM
Yes, searching to find a tagline to ask is completely allowed (http://www.bautforum.com/showpost.php?p=614162&postcount=12).

Charly
2005-Dec-12, 11:16 PM
Sounds something a bit Matrix-y. I know its not, but still....

soylentgreen
2005-Dec-13, 04:13 AM
After another hour long detour into B-movies(where, frighteningly enough, alot of my conversations end up!)my friend and I started talking about just how many sci-fi films ride on the universal inability of cultures to hang on to their dang water resources....and then it hit me...

...is it ICE PIRATES?

wedgebert
2005-Dec-14, 10:27 PM
Ice Pirates it is.

soylentgreen
2005-Dec-15, 07:13 PM
okey doke...here's one from the "better-left-forgotten" department....


The world will be destroyed in a rain of fire. It is written.

James_Digriz
2005-Dec-16, 01:42 AM
okey doke...here's one from the "better-left-forgotten" department....

Reign of Fire?

wayneee
2005-Dec-16, 03:13 AM
Ok, how about

"You have to be there to see it."
hint?:confused:

soylentgreen
2005-Dec-16, 03:18 AM
Reign of Fire?

Sorry...it's not REIGN OF FIRE. Much more obscure, I'm afraid.
When anyone wants a hint, just say. ;)

wayneee
2005-Dec-16, 03:28 AM
hint?:confused:
I want a hint:cry:

soylentgreen
2005-Dec-16, 04:06 AM
I want a hint:cry:

For which tagline....
"You have to be there to see it."
or
"The world will be destroyed in a rain of fire. It is written."

Dr Nigel
2005-Dec-16, 09:41 PM
OK, I confess I had to search for that one. Holocaust 2000 is not a film I've ever seen. Or heard of before.

soylentgreen
2005-Dec-16, 09:45 PM
OK, I confess I had to search for that one. Holocaust 2000 is not a film I've ever seen. Or heard of before.

Not one of Kirk Douglass' better efforts I'm afraid....kooky, creepy...the 70's!
You go Dr.

Dr Nigel
2005-Dec-16, 09:47 PM
2008. The Future Has Never Looked More Dangerous.

Dr Nigel
2005-Dec-16, 10:56 PM
Here's a hint : the film is set in London

TheBlackCat
2005-Dec-17, 01:34 AM
It couldn't be V for Vendetta could it?

Halcyon Dayz
2005-Dec-17, 03:57 PM
It's that horror movie with Rutger Hauer.
Can't remember the title. :question:

DukePaul
2005-Dec-17, 04:24 PM
Split Second. A London slowly being drowned by "global warming" is the backdrop. He is a cop chasing a demon who rips out hearts and in the end that is what he does to the demon. Yeah I remember the movie now.

erisi236
2005-Dec-17, 05:14 PM
Heres one nobody will ever guess

"A game nobody survives. But Schwarzenegger has yet to play."

Tee Hee :D

Dr Nigel
2005-Dec-17, 05:28 PM
It was not V for Vendetta.
It was indeed that "horror" movie with Rutger Hauer (although I think of it as scifi)
Duke Paul, that's right. Your go.

DukePaul
2005-Dec-17, 05:32 PM
"Man has his match. Now its his problem." Oh and it's "The Running Man" Erisi234.

Dr Nigel
2005-Dec-18, 08:36 PM
Either "Barbarella" or "Et Dieu Crea La Femme"?

Roy Batty
2005-Dec-19, 07:04 PM
"Man has made his match.. now it's his problem"

Blade Runner :razz:

DukePaul
2005-Dec-19, 09:15 PM
"Man has made his match.. now it's his problem"

Blade Runner :razz:

Roy Batty is one smart android.

Roy Batty
2005-Dec-20, 02:34 PM
Cheers :)


The Day The Earth Was Turned Into A Cemetery!

erisi236
2005-Dec-20, 05:32 PM
Phase IV!! :D

Roy Batty
2005-Dec-20, 05:48 PM
Thats right! .. thought that one would be trickier.

erisi236
2005-Dec-20, 05:53 PM
We need more killer intelligent ant movies I think :)

how bout...

"Infinite Space - Infinite Terror"

Damburger
2005-Dec-25, 11:48 PM
Thats event horizon.

erisi236
2005-Dec-28, 06:43 PM
*ding ding* you win!

your turn :)

Damburger
2005-Dec-28, 08:12 PM
OK...

"Bombed out in space with a spaced out bomb"

DukePaul
2005-Dec-28, 09:42 PM
Dark Star perhaps?

Damburger
2005-Dec-29, 10:54 PM
Dark Star perhaps?

Correct

DukePaul
2005-Dec-29, 11:39 PM
"somewhere in the universe there must be something better than man"

soylentgreen
2005-Dec-30, 01:10 AM
"somewhere in the universe there must be something better than man"

PLANET OF THE APES :)

DukePaul
2005-Dec-30, 02:16 AM
PLANET OF THE APES :)

Yes, you are correct monkeyboy. All us naked apes await your tagline. Go monkey Go.

soylentgreen
2005-Dec-30, 02:45 AM
That was almost the first tagline I posted in this thread.
Ok. Here's a pretty obscure one...if and when someone wants a hints, just ask...


"Where they're headed isn't the mystery. What's taking them there is."

erisi236
2005-Dec-30, 04:25 PM
Nightflyers?

soylentgreen
2005-Dec-30, 08:57 PM
Nightflyers?

That's it, Erisi! (whatever happened to it...no video, no dvd..it's an UN-MOVIE! :eek: )

Anyway, you're up.

erisi236
2005-Dec-31, 03:51 PM
ok, try...


Bigger. Smarter. Faster. Meaner.

DukePaul
2005-Dec-31, 04:13 PM
ok, try...

March of the Penguins!!!!!

DukePaul
2006-Jan-02, 07:10 PM
Deep Blue Sea?

erisi236
2006-Jan-03, 05:37 PM
*ding ding* you win, you're up!

DukePaul
2006-Jan-03, 09:55 PM
"Join the Resistance"