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Blade Runner voted best sci-fi film

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by bjd, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. bjd

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    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/040826/325/f18uv.html

    " "Blade Runner", a bleak vision of the future set in Los Angeles, has been voted best sci-film of all time by a group of international scientists, according to a poll published by the Guardian newspaper on Thursday. ..........................................................................................The newspaper interviewed 56 eminent international scientists for the poll from fields as diverse as quantum physics and zoology"


    1) Blade Runner
    2) 2001: A Space Odyssey
    3) Star Wars / The Empire Strikes Back
    4) Alien
    5) Solaris
    6) Terminator / T2:Judgement Day
    7) The Day the Earth Stood Still
    8) War of the Worlds
    9 The Matrix
    10) Close Encounters of the Third Kind
     
  2. Azrikam

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    I can't think of a better pick for #1. Blade Runner has to have the best version of future earth I've seen in a film.

    But no Forbidden Planet??? :eek:
     
  3. Mr.D

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    I guess the scientists don't get to watch too many films.

    Star Wars I would even hesitate to call science fiction : its more fantasy.

    The Andromeda strain would probably have been No.1 for me with 2001 a close second.
     
  4. CrispyXUK

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    Swap Star War/Empire for 12 Monkeys, Akira, Ghost in the Shell or Minority Report and that would be better
     
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    I would also give Gattaca a nod as one of my top ten, very under rated in my opinion.
     
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    Come to think of it "Cube" would be better fitting than SW too
     
  7. Gary D

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    wow - starwars backlash! :eek:

    Gary
     
  8. CrispyXUK

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    Not really, I love Star Wars but it just aint Sci-fi.
     
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    If star wars isn't Science Fiction then what catagory is it in?
     
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    Action/Aventure/Fantasy take you're pick
     
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    Star Wars is surely Sci-Fi? It has everything in it that a Sci-Fi film should have.

    It is like saying LOTR is not Fantasy?!?!

    Science Fiction does not have to be dark.

    I too think that Akira or Ghost in the Shell should be in there.

    2001 would be my top pick, I far prefer it to Blade Runner (which I would place 2nd). I would also say that Aliens is better than Alien. I would even be tempted to put Dark Star in there or Escape from New York, but I am a big John Carpenter fan :p
     
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    Alien was more of a horror film taken in space rather than sci-fi.
     
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    horror and sci-fi seem to be permanantly bound together dont they :)
     
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    If it was a book, it would be classed as space opera, which is just an offshoot of sci-fi; in the same way that a slasher film is an offshoot of horror. Technically, I'd guess it's still sci-fi, but I can see why people would consider it something else.

    Genres are very subjective, though. I'd agree that the first Alien was a horror film. I'd also put Matrix in the Action category, along with Terminator/T2.
     
  15. CrispyXUK

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    thats what i meant, wish I could articulate my thoughts better sometimes :smoke:
     
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    I love gattaca it's my favourite film. You're DC it's well under rated a great human story. Bladerunner stands the test of time
     
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    Space Operas!

    Haven't seen that yet in my local Waterstones?
    I would say Science Fiction / Fantasy and that's about it.

    Anyway regarding the topic :oops: Bladerunner is my No.1 favourite film.

    Andy
     
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    put a spaceship in my little pony and its scifi? :)
     
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    The "is it or isn't it SF" test in relation to "Star Wars" has been discussed on Page 2 of the following thread:

    "Ordure / air circulating device interface scenario."

    (Just key in "ordure" in the Search box and it will come up).
     
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    What he said.

    What he said too.

    There's scores of titles that should be on there before "Star Wars".

    Forbidden Planet, Man Who Fell To Earth, Things To Come, Village of the Damned, Quatermass and the Pit, Andromeda Strain, Gattaca, Brazil, Twelve Monkeys, The Time Machine (1960), Planet of the Apes (1968), Metropolis, The Thing (either version) / Invasion of the Body Snatchers (either version) / On the Beach / Incredible Shrinking Man, Seconds, Videodrome, A Clockwork Orange, etc, etc...
     

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