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old school sci-fi

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by kserg, Nov 30, 2005.


  1. kserg

    kserg

    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    I've been watching old twillight zone whole day until now on scifi channel... it just stopped...

    This is official "i am such a dork, i love old school scifi" thread... welcome home jerks!

    Express your love for old school scifi... and well it be nice if you list some of older goodies scifi movies:)

    Cheers jerks!
     
  2. I love it too. I recently saw Logan's Run and it is a good old movie. Set in the future, people live in a big underground complex where they have everything they need. Everyone is young and healthy, because when they turn 30, they are "renewed". However, there are stories of a world outside...
     
  3. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    The Twilight Zone was great. It's funny how many different shows have referenced that series. Especially the one where the guy is reading in the safe during the atomic blast, and then gets out and breaks his glasses.

    "It's... it's not fair. I had time now!"

    I felt so bad for him.

    (Also, I don't know if any of you are Futurama fans, but about two or three times during the series they would do "The Scary Door", a parody of The Twilight Zone. They crack me up something fierce!)
     
  4. New Years Eve there is a Twilight zone marathon every year.

    We always watch it until about 6 in the morning on Jan 1 of the next year.
     
  5. Silent Running, the ultimate in old school "dork" scifi but ya gotta love it

    and anyone remember the Starlost series about the Ark ( late 60s)

    And oh yeah, Dr Who....I'm such a dork I sent away for a coffee mug that tha Tardis disapered when you poured in hot coffee.
     
  6. westland

    westland

    Oct 8, 2004
    Hong Kong
    Classic ... they just remade this in a movie called 'The Island'
     
  7. kserg

    kserg

    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    Yeah... i've noticed that too... family guy does the same once in a while (peters last remaining braincell) :)
     
  8. The simpsons did one with a gremlin on the side of the bus like the gremlin on the airplane's wing. ;)
     
  9. kserg

    kserg

    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK

    haha i remeber that... btw thanks for reminding about the jan 1st thingie:) i forgot about that... now i know what i am doing when everyone passes out... Thank god for pvr :D

    Cheers
     
  10. The Day the Earth Stood Still is the stuff folks!
     
  11. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central

    That is indeed, quite a good one. Another fun one to watch is "Forbidden Planet", might be a little too cheesy for some, but it's worth it just to see Leslie Nielsen in a serious role (probably his only one).

    Some others:Invasion of the body Snatchers, THEM!, The Blob.

    And as dorky and terrible as they are, I really loved V (the series) and The Last Starfighter.
     
  12. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image; make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to the outer limits.
     
  13. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    The Invaders, alien beings from a dying planet.

    Their destination: the Earth

    Their purpose: to make it their world

    David Vincent has seen them, for him it began one lost night on a lonely country road, looking for a short cut that he never found.

    It began with a closed deserted diner, and a man too long without sleep to continue his journey. It began with the landing of a craft from another galaxy.

    Now, David Vincent knows that the Invaders are here, that they have taken human form. Somehow he must convince a disbelieving world that the nightmare has already begun."
     
  14. I'm a dork, too! Although I wouldn't call Twilight Zone strictly sci-fi, I dig it. How about old Outer limits? Ultraman? There was a movie in the 70s about these guys whose job was to destroy planets & asteroids that were on a collision course w/the Earth- can't recall the title, but one of the 'intelligent' bombs(for blowing up planets, etc)decided it didn't want to cease to exist... ring any bells?
     
  15. Dark Star(ironically enough). Early John Carpenter. Google for more info- a hilarious piece.
     
  16. I've watched the marathon every year since I was like 4. I love it. Most of the year, I don't really bother watching Sci-Fi, except for a few select shows. I like Surface, and Ghost Hunters is OK but they usually end up just wasting their time (and mine) cause they almost never get anything good.
     
  17. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    I almost fainted when I saw that name. I was a BIG Ultraman fan when I was a kid. Every time Hayata (sp?) grabbed his Beta capsule and transformed into Ultraman was such an exciting view for me.

    I also was a big fan of Irwin Allen series, specially "Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea". The "SeaView" submarine always fascinated me, but what I love to see the most was the AeroSub or the MiniSub. I always waited for that. Of course "Lost In Space", "Land Of The Giants" and "The Time Tunnel" were also great, but VTTBOTS was my favorite.
     
  18. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    Does the original Battlestar Galactica count? I loved that show as a kid. Oh yea, what about Space:1999? Land of the Lost had aliens in it? :rollno:

    For movies, how about...
    Close Encounters
    Star Wars - NO, not the Star wars:A New Hope crap!
    War of the Worlds - the original one.
    The Black Hole - a Disney flop but cool in its own way.
    Thats what I thought when is watched the trailer for it. Hmm, I guess I'll have to go watch it now.
     
  19. "...Ultraman's energy diminishes rapidly in Earth's atmoshere. The warning light begins to blink- if it should fail, it will mean Ultraman will NEVER RISE AGAIN".
     
  20. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    :hyper: :hyper:

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    And the best of "Space: 1999" (Thanks Kelly Lee!):

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    BTW, television was in black and white when these shows were aired here. I'd love to see them in color.