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  • Premier Icon nickjb
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    Primer. Definitely low budget. I doubt it’s possible to get everything that is going on in one sitting but it’s a great time travel paradox film.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    looper seemed ok, but only seen the 1st half
    iron sky
    dredd

    equilibrium
    district 9
    firefly (series) + serenity

    clubber
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    I’ve seen looper – wasn’t bad but got a bit lost I felt.

    Dredd, I’ve made my thoughts known on πŸ™‚

    will check iron sky.

    Premier Icon peteimpreza
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    clubber
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    Is that the Firefly one? I started watching it (having obviously not watched Firefly) and didn’t really find it that engaging.

    john_drummer
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    Watch Firefly first, then try it again

    jekkyl
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    Event Horizon.

    john_drummer
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    Or you could try Battlestar Galactica – the noughties version, not the eighties original.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    only watch serenity if youve watched firefly 1st

    tbh the best scifi these days is on TV…..

    falling skies is ok
    fringe
    lexx
    BSG

    WackoAK
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    Cargo – IMDB Link

    Oblivion – despite Tom Cruise it’s a decent flick

    clubber
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    I loved Event Horizon πŸ™‚

    kimbers – haven’t seen any of those – will check them out.

    john_drummer
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    Or perhaps the JJ Abrams Star Trek films

    grum
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    Looper – meh.

    Quite enjoyed Serenity though it’s fairly lightweight.

    Source Code was pretty good.

    BSG is great though – and hours and hours of it to keep you entertained.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    ‘Sunshine’ was good.

    Oblivion – despite Tom Cruise it’s a decent flick

    I found it a meanderingly dull film, I’m afraid. Not at all impressed with it.

    Ditto Looper. OK, but one brilliantly disgusting scene aside, it was just a bit meh.

    Give Gattaca a shot. Interestingly done.

    jekkyl
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    Logans Run!
    Jenny Agutter hubba hubba

    Tracker1972
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    If you can get a copy (and put up with the hippy singing) Silent Running with Bruce Dern from the early 70’s might make a refreshing change. Not what you would call a rip roaring film but it made me cry like a baby at the end… I was about 9 mind πŸ™‚

    Bought it on DVD the instant I saw it was available, one of those I wanted to have at my disposal.

    clubber
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    Sunshine is the kind of film I like but it just seemed to be a bit too far fetched

    Logan’s Run – classic πŸ™‚

    Gattaca wasn’t bad – If I hadn’t seen it, it’d have been about right.

    Have seen the new star treks – enjoyed them.

    Souce code – ditto.

    Will check Cargo. Oblivion too – I can sometimes live with Hollywood lightweight scifi if the vision of the future is done well.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    pandorum was OK – quite similar to event horizon

    space above and beyond was a good series but axed too soon πŸ™

    Mackem
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    Space – Above and beyond is a canny series that you might have missed.

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    Source Code is probably the best sci-fi film I’ve seen in a long time, it was an especially good surprise as I didn’t really know the premise before watching it and had heard a bit of negativity!

    clubber
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    Ah, yes, I saw Pandorum recently – not the best but on the same (roughly) lines as Event Horizon so I did enjoy it.

    greeble
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    Watch moon if you have seen oblivion. IMHO its a far better film.

    blooddonor
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    Dark City

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    OOh yes The Jacket with adrian brody surprised me by being better than i thought, if a bit familiar

    Boba Fatt
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    Oblivion – despite Tom Cruise it’s a decent flick

    I concur, amazed how much I liked it considering the smug pairing of Tom Cruise and Olga Whatsit

    johnellison
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    +1 for Oblivion

    Prometheus did it for me. A lot of people panned it and said it leaves more questions than answers, but that’s the whole point. But then I am an Aliens whore.

    clubber
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    greeble – Member
    Watch moon

    clubber – Member

    I loved Moon recently if that’s any help

    πŸ™‚

    clubber
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    Dark City – seen
    Prometheus – ditto (three times, even though I didn’t think it was that great…)

    Cletus
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    I enjoyed Starship Troopers in a disengage brain type way.

    clubber
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    Any Scifi film (or others too but I tend to like Scifi best) recommnedations – I’m off on a business trip and want to load a couple of films to my tablet.

    Most of the ‘good’ mainstream scifi films I’ve already seen (though maybe not more recent ones) so something that’s maybe smaller budget or less well know would be good.

    I loved Moon recently if that’s any help πŸ™‚

    sharkattack
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    Has anyone seen Altered?

    Very low budget alien film. Watched it on Virgin movies and it was pleasant surprise. No one I know has seen it.

    clanton
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    Bladerunner

    Old but still brilliant.

    monkeyfiend
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    ‘Evil Aliens’

    For a bit of fun, local film making!

    Complete with Worzels ‘combine harvester’ tune.

    Premier Icon thetallpaul
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    Looks like you’ve seen most of the good movies.

    Series:
    +1 for Space – Above and Beyond and BG
    Babylon 5

    Films:
    Cloverfield
    Chronicle
    Lockout
    Paul

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    Prometheus was pretty gash. The bad ideas outnumbered the good ones. Lacked both the menace and wonder of Alien and the scares and tight action of Aliens.

    JJ Abrams Star Treks are good but not really Sci-Fi

    Would agree that the best recent Sci-Fi stuff has all been on TV.

    Battlestar Galactica was epic.
    Fringe is good too, starts of as an X-files clone and then gets much weirder / darker

    clubber
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    Hmmm that reminds me – I have Blade runner on DVD with the original voice over which I’ve never heard.

    Starship Troopers is a much better film I think than many people realise πŸ™‚

    tallpaul – thanks – have seen Cloverfield but not the others.

    sharkattack
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    Yes Evil Aliens is well worth a watch. Straddles the fine line between crap and entertaining like so few low budget B-movies to achieve.

    jekkyl
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    Skyline?

    the plot’s not the best but the effects are good and the aliens are pretty good at blowing shit up. Turn brain off and watch.

    fasthaggis
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    Even with my brain turned off I struggled with Skyline.

    HTH πŸ™‚

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