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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2009, 01:11:42 PM »
Voice-over narration that in no way clarifies what the hell is going on.

1. Dune
2. Blade Runner
3. The Creeping Terror
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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2009, 02:01:07 PM »
Entire planets with only one biome:

1. Star Wars
2. Star Trek
3. Dune
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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2009, 02:15:57 PM »
Entire planets with only one biome:

1. Star Wars
2. Star Trek
3. Dune
4. South Park: Canceled


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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2009, 04:08:24 PM »
Almost forgot one!

Entire planets with only one biome:


1. Star Wars
2. Star Trek
3. Dune
4. South Park: Canceled
5. Transformers
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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2009, 07:19:35 AM »
The bad guy falls down a giant shaft of some sort.

1. Return Of The Jedi
2. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
3. Star Trek (2009)
4. Alien 3
5. Total Recall
6. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
7.  Star Trek: Nemesis
8. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
9. Iron Man
10. Robocop
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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2009, 09:34:59 AM »
I know this isn't the exclusive cliche for sci-fi, but:

Romantic subplot that is not needed, badly shohorned in, serves no purpose except to pad the film.

1. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow



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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2009, 09:43:22 AM »
Romantic subplot that is not needed, badly shoehorned in, serves no purpose except to pad the film and attempt to make it appeal to girls.

1. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
2. Star Trek (2009)
3. The Empire Strikes Back


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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2009, 09:45:31 AM »
Romantic subplot that is not needed, badly shoehorned in, serves no purpose except to pad the film and attempt to make it appeal to girls.

1. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
2. Star Trek (2009)

Good addition to the description. And women still complain because in the end if they didn't want to see a sci-fi movie and got dragged there by their boyfriend, it's still a sci-fi movie. But it got ruined for us by the hamfisted romance pereating it.

Oh, and when the actresses go on interviews they say it's really a love story at it's core, which is BULLSHIT!
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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2009, 09:47:38 AM »

Romantic subplot that is not needed, badly shoehorned in, serves no purpose except to pad the film and attempt to make it appeal to girls.

1. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
2. Star Trek (2009)
3. The Empire Strikes Back
4.  Star Wars:  Episode II (especially since you can skip every other chapter and just watch the action scenes and you don't miss any story)
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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #39 on: May 21, 2009, 09:55:22 AM »
its not often I agree with bettertommoramy, but I have to in this case.  Ol' George really didnt put any thought into the "romance" in episode 2.  I George Lucas' mind the best way to get chicks is to slaughter an entire village of sand people.

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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2009, 09:58:12 AM »
And I have to concede

Romantic subplot that is not needed, badly shoehorned in, serves no purpose except to pad the film and attempt to make it appeal to girls.

1. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
2. Star Trek (2009)
3. The Empire Strikes Back
4.  Star Wars:  Episode II (especially since you can skip every other chapter and just watch the action scenes and you don't miss any story)
5.  Transformers

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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2009, 10:05:22 AM »
its not often I agree with bettertommoramy, but I have to in this case.  Ol' George really didnt put any thought into the "romance" in episode 2.  I George Lucas' mind the best way to get chicks is to slaughter an entire village of sand people.
And to dress up the only female character like a prostitute for the scene where she tells Anakin they can't be together.



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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #42 on: May 21, 2009, 10:17:07 AM »
How was it integral? It had to be there so Han could cock block Lando later in the movie? 


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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #43 on: May 21, 2009, 10:31:51 AM »
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How was it integral?

To prevent incest between Luke and Leia?

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Re: Sci-Fi's Biggest Cliché!
« Reply #44 on: May 21, 2009, 10:37:46 AM »
How was it integral? It had to be there so Han could cock block Lando later in the movie? 

So that Han's capture could have some emotional impact? Would you rather have him tell Chewie he loves him?

Don't you dare bring Chewbacca's love for Han into question!