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Imagezhinu
Feb 12, 2010 10:33 PM CST
Name: Laura
Olympia, WA
Hello! I love sci-fi and fantasy movies, even if they aren't always executed as well as they could have been. I hope to talk about those TV shows and movies I already know as well as being introduced to ones I've missed.

Some of my favorites:
Alien (all) - A wonderful world, with good plots. The later ones could be better, but one of the best over all sequel series I can think of.
Batman - My favorite standard superhero.
Battlestar Galactica (2004) - I think this is one of the best sci-fi movies or TV shows of all time.
Dawn of the Dead - Zombies are a perfect example of modern mythology, the modern form does not exist in historical mythology and everyone knows what they are.
Firefly/Serenity - It was nice to see a more gritty, but not dark, future in a movie or TV show.
From Dusk Till Dawn - Vampires in the desert, great action, good plot.
Harry Potter (all) - well transferred from the books.
Howl's Moving Castle - Beautifully animated fantasy story.
Indiana Jones - One of the best sequel series I can think of, all of the movies are good. I have a hard time picking which I like best.
Jericho - Well executed post-apocalypse movie. Though I would have done things differently.
Labyrinth - Classic, I grew up with it and have introduced it to my daughter.
Ladyhawke - one of my favorite modern mythologies.
Lord of the Rings - The changes in the third movie annoy me, and I would have loved to see the parts of the story they left out, but still the best fantasy movies out there.
Pan's Labyrinth - Incredibly beautiful movie, well executed great urban fantasy.
Predator - I love how the movie starts out like a war movie and turns into a sci-fi. I wish I could go back and watch it without knowing about the Predator.
The Secret of NIMH - fantasy based on lab rats, pure brilliance, and stands up well to the book.
The Secret of Roan Inish - older movie, but one of the few I've found that includes the Selkie mythology
Shrek - this is a great twisting of the folk tales we grew up with. Great movie for adults to watch with kids.
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - seamless mix of animation and live acting, great sci-fi flick.
Space Truckers - A light absurd and wonderful sci-fi.
Spawn (animated) - Well adapted, cuts out most of what I didn't like about the comics.
Star wars - of course.
Terminator - One of the best Sci-fi movies series.
Twin Peaks - A very confusing series, that often hurt my head, but in the end I thought it was brought together well.
Who framed Roger Rabbit - are the classic cartoons not part of modern mythology? Great twisting of traditional characters and a wonderful fantasy world.
X-files - A great modern fantasy and a creator of many modern myths.
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Imagewoofie
Feb 13, 2010 9:51 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
What? No Forbidden Planet on your list? For shame!
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Imagezhinu
Feb 13, 2010 9:55 PM CST
Name: Laura
Olympia, WA
I actually don't think I've seen that one. Can't get it on netflix, but I'll keep an eye out for it. Also, do you know how hard it was to keep the list that short?
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Imagewoofie
Feb 13, 2010 10:07 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Yup. Another fanatic here. Gee, Netflix doesn't have that? I'm surprised. I have 3 copies, 2 VHS and according to my list one DVD. Ha, ha, have to trust my lists because I have toooooo much stuff!
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Imagezhinu
Feb 13, 2010 10:10 PM CST
Name: Laura
Olympia, WA
I'm that way with books.
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Imagewoofie
Feb 13, 2010 10:30 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Oh, yeah. The books are a whole 'nother story. Some day, I'll drag home the final straw and my entire upstairs will come crashing down and I'll be buried in books!
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ImageLiz
Feb 13, 2010 10:41 PM CST
Name: Liz
SF Bay Area, California
My favs from your list would be Harry Potter, Battlestar Galactica, Indiana Jones, LOTR, Pan's Labyrinth, Shrek, Star Wars, and X-Files. Some others I would add are Dune and The Princess Bride, as well as the Star Trek movies (I never got into the TV series that much but I enjoyed the movies--although not quite as much as the others on the list).
Imagezhinu
Feb 13, 2010 11:03 PM CST
Name: Laura
Olympia, WA
As you saw from the books forum, I had to index mine and box them up. I had them all out at the last two houses, but I had an extra room then. Now I live in a small two bedroom. Hopefully we'll find another place this summer if the job I have makes enough money to afford to do so.
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ImageGwen
Feb 16, 2010 11:59 AM CST
Name: Gwen
Langley WA
Hello. I love sci fi and some fantasy. My all-time favorite genre would be time travel books. Movies made from books normally don't live up to my expectations. Some are okay. Time Traveler's Wife did an okay job but I didn't care for the change at the end. They did a horrid job with bringing Jumper to the big screen, imo.

Always looking for new books to read and movies to watch. I have Firefly/Serenity on my netflix queue and think I will go and add From Dawn til Dusk!
Imagewoofie
Feb 16, 2010 2:25 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Have you seen Time After Time? It's really cute. Has Jack the Ripper escaping into present day San Francisco, pursued by H. G. Wells (who is naturally adorable and falls madly in love with a modern day lady). Very fun movie.
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ImageGwen
Feb 16, 2010 5:41 PM CST
Name: Gwen
Langley WA
I don't think I've seen that one. Off to add to my netflix queue....thanks!
Imagejadajoy
Feb 21, 2010 2:55 PM CST
Somewhere in Time was my favorite! with the superman guy..whats his name?

I liked Alien vs Predator of all those movies.It gave the predators a noble side.

Princess Bride was tooo cute!
Imagejmorth
Feb 21, 2010 6:43 PM CST
central Illinois
Bladerunner is my personal favorite (based on Phillip K Dick novel 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep') movie. The soundtrack (Vangelis) is haunting and otherworldly to me.
Another favorite is the 13th Warrior (based on Michael Crichton's 'Eaters of the Dead')...shades of Beowulf from the prehistoric Baltic.
And, the original Conan (based on Rob't Howard's creation).
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Imagezhinu
Feb 21, 2010 6:44 PM CST
Name: Laura
Olympia, WA
Princess Bride is a true classic.
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Imagezhinu
Feb 21, 2010 6:46 PM CST
Name: Laura
Olympia, WA
Jmorth, all of those are great Bladerunner and Conan I think fall in that classics category as well. 13th warrior is up there, just not sure it's a classic.
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Imagejadajoy
Feb 22, 2010 6:56 AM CST
13th Warrior was great! I liked the part when Antonio banderas learned their language and surprised them by speaking to them when they insulted him...classic!!!

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