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Firefly's Browncoats + 15 more sci-fi freedom fighting forces
Blastr.com ^ | 07/03/12 | Trent Moore

Posted on 07/03/2012 3:37:50 PM PDT by KevinDavis

With Independence Day nearly upon us, it's a great time to remember all the freedom fighters who battled (fictional) baddies in sci-fi movies and on TV. From battles against aliens to foreign forces, the quest for freedom has been a part of sci-fi for decades.

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: scifi
Don't know why Red Dawn is there... My favorites are:

1. The Browncoats
2. The 2nd Mass
3. The Resistance in both versions of V
4. Jericho Rangers
5. Free Jaffa Nation
6. New Caprica Rebellion

What is yours???
1 posted on 07/03/2012 3:37:59 PM PDT by KevinDavis
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To: Aevery_Freeman; ShadowAce; Jack Hydrazine; Altariel; nuancey; Thorliveshere; skinkinthegrass; ...

2 posted on 07/03/2012 3:39:58 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS...)
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To: KevinDavis

1) No one who respects the genre EVER refers to SF as “sci fi” (this is to the author of the article)

2) No B5?


3 posted on 07/03/2012 3:43:11 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Guns Walked -- People Died -- Holder Lied -- Obama Golfed (thanks, Secret Agent Man))
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To: KevinDavis

Blade Runner.


4 posted on 07/03/2012 3:44:16 PM PDT by brivette
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To: KevinDavis

Freedom is out. The new heros are borg.


5 posted on 07/03/2012 3:44:57 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: brivette

In Blade Runner, the “skin jobs” were the rebels.


6 posted on 07/03/2012 3:45:42 PM PDT by delapaz
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To: brivette

In Blade Runner, the “skin jobs” were the rebels.


7 posted on 07/03/2012 3:45:57 PM PDT by delapaz
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To: KevinDavis

The secretive, unnamed Government organisation, possibly funded by the Vatican, who fight ‘Code Vs’ in the cult classic “Ultraviolet”.

Even less episodes than Firefly, dang it.


8 posted on 07/03/2012 3:46:55 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: KevinDavis

Let us not forget Ash, Housewares who saved the kingdom from the Deadites in “Army of Darkness”!

;)


9 posted on 07/03/2012 3:47:12 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: KevinDavis
No Babylon 5 = Massive oversight

Why is Harry Potter, which is fantasy, listed on an SF list?

10 posted on 07/03/2012 3:50:49 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: delapaz

and your point is?


11 posted on 07/03/2012 3:50:49 PM PDT by brivette
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To: dynachrome

come get sum....


12 posted on 07/03/2012 3:52:34 PM PDT by brivette
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To: agere_contra

How about G vs E?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuN8LybimbQ


13 posted on 07/03/2012 3:54:30 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: GreenLanternCorps; All

I’m trying to figure out why Red Dawn is on the list.


14 posted on 07/03/2012 3:55:32 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS...)
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To: KevinDavis

Can’t forget the crew of the NSEA Protector!


15 posted on 07/03/2012 3:56:37 PM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: brivette

It was on again last nite and I had to watch it again. “Klaatu Barada ‘cough’”


16 posted on 07/03/2012 3:57:52 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: KevinDavis

"May have been the losing side, still not convinced it was the wrong one."

"WOLVERINES!"

17 posted on 07/03/2012 3:58:30 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: KevinDavis

Todd from 'Solider'(1998)

'Snake' Plissken From 'Escape from New York' (1981)

Jack Burton from 'Big Trouble in Little China'(1986)

18 posted on 07/03/2012 4:10:58 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: KevinDavis

I don’t do 15 pages of ads to see a list. Were the Wildcards (Fighting 58th) or the Freemen in the list?


19 posted on 07/03/2012 4:13:27 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: KevinDavis
Where's The Rebellion? As in the Star Wars Rebels fighting the evil Empire?

Disclaimer: I did not go click through the 1-item-from-the-list-per-page website to see if it was there.

20 posted on 07/03/2012 4:13:58 PM PDT by tnlibertarian
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To: Kartographer
try that again:

Todd from 'Soldier'(1998)

21 posted on 07/03/2012 4:14:47 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: KevinDavis

Blake’s 7


22 posted on 07/03/2012 4:15:23 PM PDT by LastNorwegian
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To: tnlibertarian
Oh, and Independence Day.

"THAT'S RIGHT! Thats what you get! Look at you, ship all banged up! WHO'S THE MAN? HUH? WHO'S THE MAN? Wait until I get another plane! I am going to line all your friends RIGHT BESIDE YOU!"

23 posted on 07/03/2012 4:19:54 PM PDT by tnlibertarian
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To: KevinDavis

How about “Mars Attacks”, re Luke Haas and his grandmother as leaders of the resistance?

- The Invaders - Roy Vincent?
- Sliders vs. the Cro-Mags
- The bad movie with the wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper and the special glasses
- Invaders from Mars (Richard Carlson?)
- War of the Worlds (the original)
- Terminator - the original movie, Michael Biehn
and my favorite worst SciFi movie, “Plan 9 from Outer Space”, dedicated to my friend Conrad Brooks, 3rd cop from the left.

Best new non-fiction resistance film, “The Tea Party vs. the Democrats, 2010” - winner of the American Freedom Award presented by the American people who rose up in the spirit of the original Tea Party, Bunker Hill, Lexington and Concord Minutemen and future Continental soldiers.

July 4th - Now that’s not fiction!
July 4th II - coming to America tomorrow!


24 posted on 07/03/2012 4:23:10 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: LastNorwegian
"Blake’s 7"

For being one of BBCs low-budget series,it was actually rather good.
25 posted on 07/03/2012 4:27:30 PM PDT by pricilla (one should always try to be smarter than the equipment one is operating - Amajato)
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To: KevinDavis
Kevin,

Babylon 5:

Minbari White Star Fleet (the good guys) vs Shadow vessel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dH-LjWYO5VA&feature=related

Later in the series:

Interstellar Alliance (the good guys) vs Drakh Planer Killer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1nUn6vT1yc

Dr. Who vs the Daleks

And then there is Farscape.

26 posted on 07/03/2012 4:46:18 PM PDT by Solar Wind
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To: KevinDavis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starship_Troopers


27 posted on 07/03/2012 5:27:24 PM PDT by pa_dweller (Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves:... Isa 1:23)
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To: KevinDavis

Some good ones there. I was always partial to the Fremen in the Dune series by Frank Herbert. While the movies didn’t necessarily pan out, the original books were favorites of mine in my youth.


28 posted on 07/03/2012 5:37:37 PM PDT by sayuncledave (et Verbum caro factum est (And the Word was made flesh))
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To: Kartographer
Mmmmmm...Inara...


29 posted on 07/03/2012 6:05:29 PM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: dynachrome
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"Shop smart, shop S Mart"

30 posted on 07/03/2012 6:10:51 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper ( For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
"The bad movie with the wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper and the special glasses"

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They Live

31 posted on 07/03/2012 6:17:03 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper ( For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
The bad movie with the wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper and the special glasses

They Live (1988) has one of my favorite quotes:

I'm here to chew bubble gum and kick ass and I've run out of bubble gum.

32 posted on 07/03/2012 6:41:46 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Solar Wind
I would have gone with the start of the civil war in Season 3 of Babylon 5, Severed Dreams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK_8Gb2Zil8&feature=related

It is a real shame that UPN skimped on video recording. This meant that the DVDs suck and there is no rebroadcast.

33 posted on 07/03/2012 8:35:59 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: pricilla; LastNorwegian
Freedom fighters? I suppose so. Anti-hero type freedom fighters though. Check this dialogue out:

Vila: Where are all the good guys?

Blake: You could be looking at them.

Avon: What a very depressing thought.

I heard tell that the special effects budget for Blake's 7 was £20 per episode (about $28). Even in the late 1970's that's not going to buy you much!

34 posted on 07/04/2012 12:22:46 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: KevinDavis; All

Dont forget.....

ALL FIREFLY ALL DAY! on the 4th

on the Science Channel...starts 8:00AM


35 posted on 07/04/2012 4:48:29 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vanders9

Avon: every silver lining has a cloud.


36 posted on 07/04/2012 6:41:39 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: brivette

I guess that it’s a more interesting movie in that the guy you are likely to identify with (Harrison Ford/Deckard) turns out to be a bad guy.

Sort of. Good movie.


37 posted on 07/04/2012 8:16:15 AM PDT by delapaz
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To: KevinDavis

Max Renn from Videodrome.


38 posted on 07/06/2012 4:47:52 PM PDT by Duke Nukum (I know writers who use subtext and they're all cowards.)
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