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Offline LucasM

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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #90 on: July 16, 2009, 08:28:39 PM »
yeah, that is number 2.


BOY was it number 2!   ;D
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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #91 on: July 17, 2009, 11:25:35 AM »
yeah, that is number 2.


BOY was it number 2!   ;D
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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #92 on: July 17, 2009, 11:38:49 AM »
yeah, that is number 2.
BOY was it number 2!   ;D
I am sorry, I was wrong.  throw me in a case and shoot me to space.

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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #93 on: July 17, 2009, 01:09:40 PM »
ease back, gangsta

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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #94 on: July 17, 2009, 01:17:40 PM »
yeah, that is number 2.


BOY was it number 2!   ;D
I am sorry, I was wrong.  throw me in a case and shoot me to space.

Actually I was referring to its resemblance to fecal material, not making a slam on you.
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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #95 on: July 17, 2009, 05:06:01 PM »
Something horrible happens on a mining spaceship:

Alien
Dead Space


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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #96 on: July 17, 2009, 05:54:37 PM »
Something horrible happens on a mining spaceship:

Alien
Dead Space

If you broaden this from just 'mining ship' to include "in deep space where no-one can escape".. you'd end up with a MUCH bigger list (though I remember seeing a bunch, I can't remember the titles, other than):

2001
Event Horizon
Ghosts of Mars (which actually, like Alien, I think is more a horror movie set in space, rather than SciFi)  [and had one of only a very few soundtracks that I've ever bought: the opening tune kicks ass, and Buckethead tunes are most always great!]
Lost In Space [which wasn't so much SciFi, or horror, but was just really, really sad  ;) ]


And, of course, if you broaden this to "anyplace where people can't escape" you end up with a large part of the genre.   ;D  Like (just a few)...

The Abyss
Sphere
The Thing
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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #97 on: July 17, 2009, 06:04:12 PM »
Actually, in thinking about the films in my last post, I came up with a cliche that (I hope) hasn't already been mentioned [I think I read all of the thread before I first posted in it a couple days ago, but don't remember all of that today... sorry if this is a repeat].

'Computer goes bad and threatens people' (including 'thinking machines' here as 'mobile computers'... as an out of control road paver is not as threatening as a mechanical brain that means to do harm via operating a road paver :) ) :

2001
The Matrix trilogy
Battlestar Galactica
Terminator quadralogy/series
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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #98 on: July 17, 2009, 07:25:51 PM »
Something horrible happens on a mining spaceship:

Alien
Dead Space
It wasn't a space ship but it was mining on an asteroid:

Oulland



Was Saturn 3 a mining outpost?


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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #99 on: July 21, 2009, 08:54:07 AM »
Something horrible happens on a mining spaceship:

Alien
Dead Space

If you broaden this from just 'mining ship' to include "in deep space where no-one can escape".. you'd end up with a MUCH bigger list (though I remember seeing a bunch, I can't remember the titles, other than):

2001
Event Horizon
Ghosts of Mars (which actually, like Alien, I think is more a horror movie set in space, rather than SciFi)  [and had one of only a very few soundtracks that I've ever bought: the opening tune kicks ass, and Buckethead tunes are most always great!]
Lost In Space [which wasn't so much SciFi, or horror, but was just really, really sad  ;) ]


And, of course, if you broaden this to "anyplace where people can't escape" you end up with a large part of the genre.   ;D  Like (just a few)...

The Abyss
Sphere
The Thing

Outland
edit:  Beaten to it.
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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #100 on: July 21, 2009, 10:28:16 AM »
How about Leviathan?

Underwater mining, find a bottle of "vodka" during a rescue mission, couple of the crew drink it and are mutated into what looks like Audrey, Jr. from the original Little Shop of Horrors.....god-awful film.

Why hasn't this been Rifftrax'ed?   ;)


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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #101 on: August 04, 2009, 01:38:01 PM »
Let's do "Scenes of people holding their breath and surviving in deep space:
1. 2001 (although just about everything else on the list is ripping off Kubrick)
2. Sunshine (see #1)
3. Event Horizon (see #1)


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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #102 on: August 06, 2009, 01:34:41 PM »
Let's do "Scenes of people holding their breath and surviving in deep space:
1. 2001 (although just about everything else on the list is ripping off Kubrick)
2. Sunshine (see #1)
3. Event Horizon (see #1)
There's an argument on this board about Event Horizon a while back where I linked to and quoted a website that answered that "Dave without his helmet" question. That it's been proven in the laboratory that you don't die immediately if you are outside of a pressure enviornment for a very short period.  In fact, it makes a good case for that scene in Event Horizon to be accurate as to what damage you would suffer.  I'm too lazy today to go fine it.

Now if you are old enough to remember and want to bring up Message From Space and characters putting fishbowls on their heads only and "swimming" around space to catch "space fireflies".....I'm right with you.


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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #103 on: August 07, 2009, 08:09:55 AM »
I remember reading something like that.  I think the article or whatever it is I read said specifically that if you hold onto a lungful of air, you can survive approximately 30 seconds in the vaccuum of space, but that the chances of getting picked up by another starship within that time are approximately 22,079,460,347 to 1 against.  And that coincidentally, 2-207-946-0347-1 is the telephone number of an Islington flat where Arthur Dent once went to a party and met a nice girl who he totally failed to get off with.
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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #104 on: August 07, 2009, 10:39:34 AM »
That's almost infinitely improbable, though.

Let's do "Scenes of people holding their breath and surviving in deep space:
1. 2001 (although just about everything else on the list is ripping off Kubrick)
2. Sunshine (see #1)
3. Event Horizon (see #1)
4. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy