Skip to comments.Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (10/21/12)
Posted on 10/21/2012 4:05:01 PM PDT by KevinDavis
Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (10/21/12)
8/7 -- Alphas -- SyFy
10/9 -- Revolution -- NBC
9/8 -- Haven -- SyFy
9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox
Nuclear Family -- XBox Live
Where is WD?
Dunno about nos. 1 thru 39, but I have WD-40 in my garage.
I consider Walking Dead horror..
The star name (I guess it is a star) which seems to come up more than any other in science fiction is “Rigel”.
I would guess that Mars is the favorite home planet of more sci-fi movies than all others combined. I will never forget seeing “Invaders From Mars” around 1953 or so. I was only six and it had a tremendous impact on me. For maybe 50 years I had images in my head of that movie. I finally saw it again a few years ago and discovered those images were not quite right.
What star system was “Forbidden Planet” supposed to be from?
I was quite the revolution fan at first, now I am getting bored with it
The Antares Star System..
All he had to do was keep them all together and put them in a hard to find spot and the Fringe team would eventually find them.
As for last week's episode with the people suffering from the fungus amoungus, they know what's causing it so why are they still living there?????/ Idiots!
As a side note, as for Olivia, she's the most attractive but asexual heroine in TV today....Astrid has more sexuality going for her than Olive does........
“War of the Worlds”, “Forbidden Planet” and “Invaders From Mars” are probably the 3 all time great sci-fi movies from the golden age of flying saucer movies.
There is one I cannot recall the name of but it too stuck in my memory. It involved aliens from a flying saucer who looked pretty much like your standard aliens of the era.
They killed people by injecting pure alcohol into them. I remember one of their hands was severed and it still was able to function”. I recall there was a lovers lane where the kids all fed beer to a bull. He got so used to alcohol that the aliens steel plungers of alcohol had no effect on him.
The teenagers as was typical in those movies, saved the day. They found out that light destroyed them and turned their car lights on them.
Antares: Thanks, I remember that now. Also remember Alterra the gorgeous daughter of the mad scientist. They all seemed to have beautiful daughters.
Me too but I can't really explain why. The best I can come up with is "cheesy".....I'm still watching it tho because I'm hoping for a single season closer.
Specifically, I want it to be treated as a mini-series with a final episode that puts an end to the series completely.
Maybe that's a prequel to Revolution.
Anyone know the REAL plan or update on Cloverfield II?
Actually Altair (in Aquila), not Antares (in Scorpius).
Altair IV, home of the Krell
Hot chick’s name was Altaira
Cloverfield surprised me by how good it was. As a kid watching Godzilla movies, my heart always went out to the little people getting squished. The original Godzilla was the only one that tried to portray the human suffering with any genuine pathos. Cloverfield built an entire motion picture around the concept.
BTW I think this video is a great recap of Cloverfield... set to appropriately jarring music.
Cloverfield music video- Deftones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5okyVSvYeu8
I like Forbidden Planet, but just think what a waste it would have been if Leslie Nielsen had stayed in “serious” roles.
Thanks for the info.
You are welcome.
Now you have me thinking about it, I’m going to have to dig out the DVD when I get home. :-)
Yeah, just about when he should have been retiring, Nielsen started a whole new career in comedy.
Forbidden Planet also had Robby the Robot who has been around ever since.
STAR TREK UNAIRED VERSION 2ND PILOT INTRO from 16mm film
(with Sally Kellerman?)
Remember “Honey West?”
I knew “Honey West” was a series starring Anne Francis but I don’t think I ever saw it.
She was also in a couple of episodes of “Twilight Zone”.
She was an unusually pretty girl.
They are missing my favorite AC author (combination sci-fi/romance) Gini Koch with her Alien series staring Katherine (Kitty) Katt.
Wicked sense of humor, and totally something the this geek girl loves! :-)
I seem to remember seeing something that the Alpha Centauri system has an unstable star periodically throwing off the bad kind of radiation that makes it unsuitable for humans anywhere near the system, let alone on any planets in the system.
Singapore time-lapse video.
Revolution is like writing a series around the ds9 episode “paradise” I keep expecting them to run into cindy sheehan with a duonetic energy dampening field and they use a piece of lodestone to find it and destroy it......
That would be proxima centari and it is too far away from A or B to have any effect of the planets circling them.
If someone wanted to turn off the power to depopulate the planet, one year is enough - why wait 15? If you have the ability to turn it back on, why hide with your family and wait 15 years, knowing so many would die and your quality of life will suffer? The whole premise is unreal.
I have to correct you. The real title of that movie is Attack of the the Eye Creatures. They just didn't care. (notice the double "the"s) One of the best MST3Ks ever.
I think they are going to start using the Gliese 581 system for sci-fi aliens. They used it in Battleship first, and I am using it in my new book as the home of the first aliens we encounter. It's only 5 LY away, and it has a very Earth-like planet (maybe).
I looked up that movie and discovered it was a remake of “Invasion of the Saucer Men”. After reading both descriptions, I am certain the film I saw was the original from 1957.
It was in black and white.
My personal MST3K favorite was Hobgoblins.
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