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Poll Question: which of these do you prefer?
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3 [12.50%]
2 [8.33%]
5 [20.83%]
0 [0.00%]
0 [0.00%]
1 [4.17%]
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1 [4.17%]
8 [33.33%]
1 [4.17%]
0 [0.00%]
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0 [0.00%]
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3 [12.50%]
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    Posted: June 06 2013 at 14:26
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I think my favorite subgenre of sci-fi films are what I would refer to as cyberpunk. On the one hand, cyberpunk is defined by its focus on 'high tech and low life,' and is concerned with IT, cyberspace, and a kind of future dystopia. I'd go further and say that, while classic sci-fi was about exploring outer space (coinciding with 20th century imperialism, mapping the world), cyberpunk is about shrinking spaces (Western decline post-Vietnam/post-Thatcher & Reagan)... So with that in mind, here are the films I have in mind:

La jetee and its remake Twelve Monkeys, Blade Runner (and Alien and Aliens as well), The Matrix, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Truman Show, Children of Men, Dark City, The Mist, Cube, Total Recall, The Terminator, Open Your Eyes (and its remake Vanilla Sky), The Last Winter, Battle Royale (Japanese sci-fi/horror film), Event Horizon...

And zombie films may be considered to be not only sci-fi films (it's usually for scientific reasons that the zombie outbreak is unleashed), but also related to the 'shrinking spaces' and 'dytopia' that I outlined above: Night of the Living Dead, 28 Days Later, Shawn of the Dead, Resident Evil, Pontypool (a Canadian zombie flick that deserves to be seen by more people), The Crazies, Bio-Zombie (a cool Hong Kong zom-com), Mulberry Street, and of course The Walking Dead...

Many Japanese and Asian horror films are concerned with ghosts using technology to haunt and work their evil: cellphones (Phone and One Missed Call), VCRs and TV (The Ring), the computer (Kairo/Pulse - my personal favorite), cameras (Shutter). In fact, Kairo starts off as a ghost film and ends with the end of the world!


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Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

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As far as I know, the only weapons an Imperial stardestroyer has are heavy blasters, whereas the Constitution Class starship has both phasers and photon torpedoes.   However, the danger to the Federation ship is if the Imperial ship deploys fighters--  then I think the stardestoyer beats the starship in a long battle.  And they can both hyperspace away (and track each other through light-speed), so that would be a moot feature.   It would be ugly, oh yes.

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Ah, but, at least from the Star Wars EU, their ships travel through hyperspace by using hyperspace lanes, i.e. they can only travel ftl from certain beginning points to certain ending points.  Granted in the SW universe these lanes are fairly numerous, but the Enterprise travels ftl by creating an extra-dimensional warp field around itself and therefore can travel ftl from any starting point to any end point.  In a bravely run away situation, I'd give the edge to the Enterprise. 
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Star Wars 4/5/6 for me but there are so many like Silent Running,Planet of the apes,THX 1138,Clockwork Orange,Solyent Green,The black hole or Westworld
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Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:


As far as I know, the only weapons an Imperial stardestroyer has are heavy blasters, whereas the Constitution Class starship has both phasers and photon torpedoes.   However, the danger to the Federation ship is if the Imperial ship deploys fighters--  then I think the stardestoyer beats the starship in a long battle.  And they can both hyperspace away (and track each other through light-speed), so that would be a moot feature.   It would be ugly, oh yes.

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Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

I don't equate Alien films which I love (except for Prometheus), with Predator films which got progressively worse, and though a diehard Star Wars fan, I vote 60s & 70s classics; Forbidden Planet, Body Snatchers, Fantastic Voyage, Logan's Run, 2001, great era

I would def vote for Aliens on their own.  But I will vote for Ray HH cos nobody else has.  Mainly for the memories of Skeletons when I was a kid!

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Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

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As far as I know, the only weapons an Imperial stardestroyer has are heavy blasters, whereas the Constitution Class starship has both phasers and photon torpedoes.   However, the danger to the Federation ship is if the Imperial ship deploys fighters--  then I think the stardestoyer beats the starship in a long battle.  And they can both hyperspace away (and track each other through light-speed), so that would be a moot feature.   It would be ugly, oh yes.

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I don't equate Alien films which I love (except for Prometheus), with Predator films which got progressively worse, and though a diehard Star Wars fan, I vote 60s & 70s classics; Forbidden Planet, Body Snatchers, Fantastic Voyage, Logan's Run, 2001, great era

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I guess I don't have preference. haha

Though I do like the Star Trek franchise.
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Star Trek for me. (yeah I know this isn't from one of the movies. )

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LoTR, though the first two Aliens and AvP I are quite close to being favourites.
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I like the two first Alien movies, but my DVD collection only features 50's/60's Sci-Fi/Fantastic movies ("Carnival of the Bizarre"!)
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Originally posted by The Doctor The Doctor wrote:



You forgot the Star Trek movies however.
 
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Star Wars (the prequels and Empire mainly) just over LOTR which is a fair bit ahead of The Terminator and the Marvel superhero movies. 

You forgot the Star Trek movies however.
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Star Wars. I always enjoy seeing most of the SW movies again.
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