What kind of science fiction do you like?

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  1. DarkEnergon22

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    The original Star Wars trilogy started it for me.

    I kinda lost interest in them now though.

    In fact today I actually prefer Star Trek.

    Should probably add stuff like Jurassic Park and Gojira in there as well.

    Can't go wrong with 50's alien sci-fi either, like The War of The Worlds or The Day The Earth Stood Still.
     
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    Doctor Who from 1963-89
    Blake's 7
    Star Wars OT
    Flash Gordon (1980 movie.)
    The first 2 Alien films
    Red Dwarf series 1-6
     
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    So obviously bcm77 and I are the only ones that like science fiction around here.

    No surprise considering comic book movies have taken over.
     
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    Honestly science fiction has become too boring to me. The only thing that's of interest to me SF related is the Mass Effect series and the mecha anime genra but even that is kinda low on ideas recently.

    It's all about epic fantasy for me!
     
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    Generally speaking, I just like a story that's well told and well illustrated for me.

    Being on a board of transforming robots, I have to say that I've always been pretty fascinated with robots and technology.
     
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    I like science fiction that is at least internally consistent. And space ships, lots and lots of space ships.
     
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    I own an orginal VHS copy of that movie. Got it for Christmas in 1981. I love the fuck out of that movie!
     
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    Can't go wrong with space ships.
     
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    I think the best science fiction movie I've ever seen was Solaris (original, not the remake).

    I also like Silent Running, Blade Runner, Mobile Suit Gundam, Doctor Who (mostly but not exclusively Classic), and I feel like I'm forgetting something obvious.

    I also like Science-Fantasy, like Star Wars and Flash Gordon.
     
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    Good science fiction.

    With the occasional glorious cheese.
     
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    Star Trek (before the fucking reboot)
    Star Wars
    dystopian visions, etc.
     
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    science fiction with lots of neat special effects.

    even if it is just rubber guys in costumes.

    that is what makes science fiction fun.

    that or adorable anime girls piloting giant robots. :lol 
     
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    Have you see Ted? If not, go get it now. You wont be sorry.

    OT

    I love all the adventure Sci Fi films of the 80's
    Old SF TV shows like Star Trek... Space 1999... UFO

    Didn't much care for many of the shows on in the 90's and early 2000's.... except for Farscape (fucking love that) and FireFly.... maybe the Lexx movies.

    I'm pretty nutty for all Sci Fi I guess... but it's either got to be really good or really really bad to capture my interest. Still the biggest chunk of my Blu ray collection are Sci Fi films.

    Generally don't care for Time Travel stories.... but I still watch them (kind of like horror films).

    I always gravitate back to Star Wars though. I've yet to see anything that captures me like the OT did. For what they are, they are perfect (or were before all the changes).
     
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    I think I like retro stuff the best, basically from the 60's / 70's kind of sci fi. The Outer Space men are some of my favorite designs/concepts for science fiction. I prefer the original Star Trek series, which I guess is why I like the updated version. (even though I grew up on TNG). Star Wars blew me away as a kid, but I find my interest has receded to only the clone wars series.

    I don't mind the one off sci fi films, like Super Nova or Solaris. That kind of stuff is always interesting to me. I actually liked Pandorum also.
     
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    Oh yeah, the reimagined Battlestar Galactica. I knew I forgot something.
     
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    I like the typical space-fantasy stuff, where the Original Star Wars Trilogy reigns supreme, to me. But I also like the good, smart, though-provoking stuff -- the stuff that's obviously sci-fi, but has lots of social commentary. I'm usually a minority on this, but I really enjoyed District 9, and I think biggest complaints come from people who were expecting a completely different movie. Sharlto Copley was fantastic in that movie.
     
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    :D 

    I met Brian Blessed at a convention earlier this year and as me and my niece were queueing outside the room where his photo session was taking place a rather loud voice suddenly said "GORDON'S ALIVE!" which genuinely made a few people jump.

    Seconds later a guy emerged wearing a Flash Gordon t-shirt with a big grin on his face who punched the air and went "He said it!" :D 
     
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    It's hard to pick my favorite type of science fiction because I love the genre so much. If I had to pick, I would choose space opera/epic or post-apocalyptic.
    My favorite science fiction franchises are Star Wars, Star Trek, Terminator, Alien, Transformers, and the science fiction part of the MCU(the Marvel Cinematic Universe has just about every genre you could ask for). I could go on forever about sci-fi movies. There's movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey, movies like John Carter and Avatar, movies with a little science fiction in them like Inception or Batman. You can do anything with science fiction.
     
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