Mosca
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June 9th, 2012 at 10:37:07 AM permalink
How about Panic in the Year 0; that was fun.
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AcesAndEights
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June 11th, 2012 at 10:42:48 AM permalink
Quote: zippyboy

Clockwork Orange is kinda sci-fi, so that gets a vote from me (especially for its soundtrack)...


I agree, that's also one of my favorites. I guess I classify anything that's post-apocalyptic, or really just in "the future" as Sci Fi. So I guess I disagree with P90 on this one:
Quote: P90


Only talking about proper "high fiction" sci-fi here, i.e. future,space, all that. Not post-apocalypse, that's a distinct genre.


IMO post-apocalypse is a sub-genre of sci-fi, but whatevs. Let's not get tied down in nomenclature.
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Nareed
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June 11th, 2012 at 10:54:15 AM permalink
Quote: AcesAndEights

IMO post-apocalypse is a sub-genre of sci-fi, but whatevs. Let's not get tied down in nomenclature.



No, but we can look at some cases. The late John W. Campbell was best known as an editor, but he was also an author. His short fiction is loaded with post-apocalyptic stories of one kind or another, usually involving causes such as emotional and intellectual decay (this was before nuclear weapons existed). I'd go so far as to say the man was fascinated with such things.

Some of his favorite authors in the 30s and 40s, the Golden Age of pulp magazine SF in the US, would do apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic stories as well. Offhand there's Asimov's "Nightfall," Cyrill Kornbluth's "Shark Ship," and possibly even Clarke's "Against the Fall of Night."
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mrjjj
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June 11th, 2012 at 10:55:40 AM permalink
My three >>

2010
Aliens (1986)
Westworld


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bushman
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June 11th, 2012 at 11:56:31 AM permalink
Quote: progrocker

Oh yeah, forgot about Dark City.



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ddloml
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June 11th, 2012 at 12:10:11 PM permalink
There have been a lot of good films mentioned, however one that is missing is "Dark Star". It was the first film released by John Carpenter in 1974.
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June 11th, 2012 at 12:18:01 PM permalink
Twenty One Very little mathematical science, but almost all fiction.
marksam40
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June 11th, 2012 at 1:41:50 PM permalink
Back to the Future (1&2)
several other movies that have been mentioned with high frequency
Idiocracy

In that order
Paradigm
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June 11th, 2012 at 1:51:15 PM permalink
Saw Prometheus this weekend......have to say not very impressed. It was my first movie in IMAX 3D which is very cool....but you pay for it as the tixs were $19 each...ouch!!

Won't give too much away here, but suffice it to say that there were too many scenes that I felt like I had seen before in other movies by same director.
Nareed
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June 11th, 2012 at 1:52:07 PM permalink
Quote: marksam40

Back to the Future (1&2)



Oh, those were good! You gotta love a time travel movie that doens't take the subject matter seriously :)

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Idiocracy



I saw most of that one, I caught it late one night on cable. Pretty good, with some shades of Kornbluth's "The Marching Morons."
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