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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Shift Jet View Post
    For the last time it's damn dirty ape

    Humph
    no...pretty sure it's chimp...check with Jet Things...

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    My favorite has always been one of the movies on Chesapeake's list---Them!
    I also liked another one from the '50s, The Incredible Shrinking Man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detjetsfan View Post
    Caught Blade Runner the other night on the Encore Channel. Wow. That was one of the most visually stunning movies ever made.
    TBH anything Ridley is involved in is stunning but it took me years to watch Blade Runner as i was not interested in cyber punk, however I now agree with you and believe it IS the most stunningly beautiful movie.
    Even now in HD it looks fantastic and the special effects really are strong.

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    Forgot one, Cube. Anyone else a fan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesapeakejet View Post
    Wow so many to think of! Here are a few of my top ones:

    The Day the Earth Stood Still (original b&w)
    Silent Running (Bruce Dern)
    Star Trek - The Wrath of Kahn
    Star Wars (original first one)
    The Time Machine (original with Rod Taylor)
    The Running Man
    Jurassic Park
    Back to the Future
    Them!
    Mad Max
    Soylent Green
    Cocoon
    Terminator
    Eraser
    Total Recall
    WOW....eighteen posts until we got to Silent Running and Soylent Green!

    I have to add Jurassic Park to this, and other than the obvious ones already mentioned:
    ET
    Clockwork Orange
    Blade Runner
    Space Odyssey

    And where is the Star Trek Love?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peebag View Post
    no...pretty sure it's chimp...check with Jet Things...
    No chimp....its ape...damn dirty ape.

    Its ape

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    Talking I THOUGHT " STARSHIP TROOPERS " WAS A STINKEROO.

    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton View Post
    I'm embarrassed to say I only recently saw the original Planet of the Apes and it holds up with time very well because I thought it was fantastic. Love that scene you mentioned.

    Hmmm..other than the very obvious (Alien(s)/Star Wars etc)...

    Two recent movies I loved were District 9 and Inception.

    The original Matrix was awesome before the sequels obliterated the good memories.

    A movie that everyone seemed to hate that I loved: A.I.

    Blade runner probably belongs in the obvious category.

    Cult classic: Starship Troopers.
    --Of the newer films; Alien is very good. Really scary. Close Encounters of the Third Kind- is beautifully directed and won awards for the cinematography. Blade Runner is becoming a classic in its own right.

    -- Of the real oldies-- I like Forbidden Planet, The Day the Earth Stood Still; and my favorite underrated film-- The Day the Earth Caught Fire. Get the DVD if you have not seen it. Its with Leo McKern and Janet Munro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaSteve View Post
    No chimp....its ape...damn dirty ape.

    Its ape
    I'm pretty sure it's chimp.

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    ok, this may take a while...........

    Quote Originally Posted by Peebag View Post
    For my money it's the original "Planet of the Apes"...love the scene where Chuck Heston screams out "GET YOUR HANDS OFF ME YOU DAMN DIRTY CHIMP!!!"


    What's your favs?
    im an old sci fi head from way back. from the days of when I grew up in new York looking at (lets see if I can recall them all) chiller theater, sci fiction theater, twilight zone, outer limits, supernatural theater, super spectacular theater, just to name a few, where I was glued along with my friends from the neighborhood from 8pm Friday night to as late as 1am Saturday morning. and none of us would move until they all went off. I have a long list of favorites;
    the crawling eye
    rodan
    Godzilla (Raymond burr version)
    beast from 40,000 fathoms (early Claymation stuff wasn't that bad)
    the lost missile
    war of the worlds
    earth vs the flying saucers
    the forbidden planet (1st of the big budget sci fi movies and a classic)
    the day the earth stood still (one of my favorites)
    the thing(all time favorite have it on TiVo now)
    the wolfman (scares the hell out of me now, the best version is the howling, some of the best special effects ever)
    it (from outer space) where this thing get on board this long space ship and the crew gets it one at a time, the they have to keep getting higher and higher in the ship to escape it. this is where they got the later movie alien from, it you can find it you will see some of the same scenes in both)
    wor tv had a thing where they would play the same movie all day long, I looked at some of these like that. I have a doctorate in sci fi.

    some of the later 60's british stuff was good as well. like the quarterman stuff and I don't remember a lot of the names the actors, but 20 million mile to earth, and the village of the damn come to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    I'm pretty sure it's chimp.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJT2v...?v=ZJT2vJMsYc4

    Solved

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricard78 View Post
    No...I think that clip was photoshopped...pretty sure it's chimp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peebag View Post
    No...I think that clip was photoshopped...pretty sure it's chimp.


    You can tell, by the decibels and having heard a few 'Shops in your time?



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    Blade Runner is still the king of sci-fi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable View Post
    Blade Runner is still the king of sci-fi
    Amen bro...


    but an oldie I enjoyed was from a Ray Bradbury novel..."The Illustrated Man" starring Rod Steiger. If you get a chance be sure to catch it.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSv5ARb6sdQ

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    So I watched Starship Troopers based on recommendations in the thread.

    Meh. I was bored within ten minutes. If not for Denise Richards I would have turned it off.

    I understand it was intended to be camp. But camp is supposed to be funny, quirky, interesting. Starship Troopers was just...boring and unimaginative. Robocop, which has not been mentioned in this thread, was a cajillion times better. And yes, I know Paul Verhoeven directed both films.
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    For you true Sci Fi lovers here are some documentaries produced by Ridley Scott called The Phrophets if Science Fiction.

    Amazing watch.

    Prophets of Science Fiction - 2of8 - Philip K. Dick, Science Fiction, Blade Runner, Total Recall
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLHYDABaJWc

    Prophets of Science Fiction - 7of8 - Robert Heinlein, Starship Troopers,
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5wsjb7PHJA

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushyTheBeaver View Post
    So I watched Starship Troopers based on recommendations in the thread.

    Meh. I was bored within ten minutes. If not for Denise Richards I would have turned it off.

    I understand it was intended to be camp. But camp is supposed to be funny, quirky, interesting. Starship Troopers was just...boring and unimaginative. Robocop, which has not been mentioned in this thread, was a cajillion times better. And yes, I know Paul Verhoeven directed both films.
    It's not that its supposed to be camp, its more a film about fascism told in a comicbook way. Obviously if you have a "certain" director interperating that story he makes it very colourful. But on the plus side you always get to see some great titties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricard78 View Post
    TBH anything Ridley is involved in is stunning but it took me years to watch Blade Runner as i was not interested in cyber punk, however I now agree with you and believe it IS the most stunningly beautiful movie.
    Even now in HD it looks fantastic and the special effects really are strong.
    The Special Effects and imagination that went into creating that world in Blade Runner kicks the sh*t out of all this 3-D CGI green screen retread nonsense we see today. My only problem with the movie is the pace of the story moves too slow I think if that script had a couple good polishes Blade Runner would have been a friggin classic I'm talking AFI top 100 movies of all time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detjetsfan View Post
    The Special Effects and imagination that went into creating that world in Blade Runner kicks the sh*t out of all this 3-D CGI green screen retread nonsense we see today. My only problem with the movie is the pace of the story moves too slow I think if that script had a couple good polishes Blade Runner would have been a friggin classic I'm talking AFI top 100 movies of all time.
    Vincenzo, Blade Runner made it to #97 in 2007.

    http://www.afi.com/100years/movies10.aspx

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