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(News.com.au)   30 years ago today, the greatest sci-fi film ever was released. Suck it, Trekkies   (news.com.au) divider line 540
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2007-05-24 05:30:00 PM
Unfair comparison subby. A tv series is not a movie. Now if you were talking Wrath of Khan versus A New Hope, you might have something. Star Wars is more space opera than sci-fi anyway.
 
2007-05-24 05:47:43 PM
Wrong. It's 39 years since the greatest sci-fi film ever was released. Suck it, people who don't merit a collective noun.
 
2007-05-24 06:02:06 PM
No, subby, you're thinking of June 25th of this year. That will be the twenty-fifth anniversary.
 
2007-05-24 06:11:36 PM
FarkinNortherner


Agreed. That's also my #1 movie. But Star Wars isn't far behind...
 
2007-05-24 06:12:49 PM
My daughter will turn 2 in a few weeks. She has yet to see any of the Star Wars movies, but she will. When I was her age, Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz were celebrating their 30th anniversaries.

/get off my lawn
 
2007-05-24 06:13:09 PM
Sorry, subby. It was 39 years ago April 6th.
 
2007-05-24 06:13:26 PM
Bah! Amazon Women on the Moon was released in '87, not '77. You're off by a full decade, Submitter.
 
2007-05-24 06:13:45 PM
Oh...and for the sake of the thread...

i11.tinypic.com
 
2007-05-24 06:19:23 PM
But the Matrix only came out in 1999!

/has memories of seeing SW in the theatres when I was only 6
//2001 has to be the most mind-numbingly boring movie I've ever seen
 
2007-05-24 06:22:12 PM
I was at our local theatre first day for the first SW in '77.

First in line for Empire and Return.

I grew up.
 
2007-05-24 06:27:56 PM
Bah.

www.gifmaniacos.com
Gimme shiat that blows up and gets magically repaired with technobabble.
 
2007-05-24 06:30:34 PM
i13.tinypic.com

Am I alone in this?
 
2007-05-24 06:33:07 PM
It's actually been 32 years - Brazil was made in 1985.
 
2007-05-24 06:34:15 PM
Forbidden Planet!
 
2007-05-24 06:39:21 PM
nobozo: It's actually been 32 years - Brazil was made in 1985.

FAIL!
 
2007-05-24 06:45:27 PM
nobozo: It's actually been 32 years - Brazil was made in 1985.


Information Retrieval is coming for you.
 
2007-05-24 07:14:12 PM
No subby, the greatest sci-fi film of all time was released 28 years ago, tomorrow.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2007-05-24 07:20:57 PM
I was not old enough to see 2001 in its original release. I remember seeing Star Wars when it reached Ithaca. Wow. I never bought the DVD because the movie got "fixed" for re-release. (Has it been unfixed?)
 
2007-05-24 07:39:14 PM
content.answers.com

\Saw 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was 12.
\\Beats Star Wars, Star Trek, etc. hands down.
 
2007-05-24 08:38:38 PM
Can't we all just get along?
 
2007-05-24 09:34:00 PM
Beastmaster II: Through the Portal of Time?!?
 
2007-05-24 09:36:04 PM
Star Wars was a sci-fi film like Blazing Saddles was a western.
 
2007-05-24 09:37:57 PM
No, we cannot just along! Sounds like you want some sort of Borg assimilation.

Star Wars is nonsense. Utter nonsense.

But I will be nice and say "Live long and prosper." Unless you're George "Rip-you-off-with-yet-another-reissue" Lucas.
 
2007-05-24 09:38:29 PM
BlindMan;

First thing I see and I am ashamed because I've seen it more than once.

Damn you.
 
2007-05-24 09:39:20 PM
Let's not forget about Fritz Lang.
 
2007-05-24 09:39:41 PM
Wrong. It's only been about 15 years.

images.amazon.com

/Waiting for special edition "extra load of crap" Betamax version.
 
2007-05-24 09:39:54 PM
It's not sci-fi, it's fantasy. Just because it takes place in space instead of Middle Eart does not diminish the fact. It's merely an object of setting.

Trek is sci fi because it takes the technological capabilities of today, and projects their evolution into the future.

Enjoy your little stab, subby, but remember; Star Wars is just Lord of the Rings with light sabers.
 
2007-05-24 09:40:02 PM
28 September 1951
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2007-05-24 09:40:37 PM
It's all been downhill from here.

img382.imageshack.us
 
2007-05-24 09:40:57 PM
No, the greatest sci-fi movie EVER made was Forbidden Planet (as lepton68 has alluded to). Watch it, you will see a genisis of Star Wars, Star Trek, and a dozen other movies, all of which took bits and pieces from FP. And, for a movie that's 50 years old, the special effects are amazing.
 
2007-05-24 09:41:09 PM
Uh... huh.

members.cox.net
 
2007-05-24 09:41:42 PM
holy crap I'm old.. I only remember seeing the 2nd one in the theaters though (the REAL 2nd one)
 
2007-05-24 09:41:48 PM
Well now I don't feel so bad tossing in that it will be 46 years this June

www.cruelworldcomics.com


/my favorite anyway
 
2007-05-24 09:41:50 PM
Lucas got lucky.

If you look at the full scope of the 6 movies in the Star Wars saga you have maybe... 2 and a half good movies.

Episode 1 - Uhg
Episode 2 - Double uhg
Episode 3 - One quarter of a good movie
Episode 4 - Three quarters of a good movie
Episode 5 - All good
Episode 6 - Half of a good movie

Yep. I was right.

I'm always right.

After all, I really am TV's John Stamos.
 
2007-05-24 09:41:52 PM
I thought "Howard the Duck" came out in '86?
 
2007-05-24 09:42:17 PM
Star Wars - Good movie. But not sci-fi. Has next to zero sci-fi conventions. But since you can't call it a western, call it action, fantasy, or action fantasy.

Spaceships do not make sci-fi.
 
2007-05-24 09:42:37 PM
Was it Enemy Mine?

Whatev.
 
2007-05-24 09:42:46 PM
img408.imageshack.us
 
axd
2007-05-24 09:42:53 PM
My parents named me Luke, thus contractually obligating me to either love or hate Star Wars. I went with the former. But after the prequels, it's a lot easier to look at the originals objectively. My conclusion? Without Han (and Chewie!), those movies would have been shiatpiles.
 
2007-05-24 09:43:14 PM
Ah the never ending slap fight between trekkies and um..star warsers

but as I always say star trek fans grow up to be rocket scientists, astronomists, astronauts and engineers..

and star wars fans grow up to be...older, fatter star wars fans.
 
2007-05-24 09:43:29 PM
blade runner is vastly superior.
 
2007-05-24 09:43:39 PM
The preferred term is "Trekkers", Subby

/Crawling back into my parents' basement.
 
2007-05-24 09:43:44 PM
Squidgilum: No, we cannot just along! Sounds like you want some sort of Borg assimilation.

Star Wars is nonsense. Utter nonsense.

But I will be nice and say "Live long and prosper." Unless you're George "Rip-you-off-with-yet-another-reissue" Lucas.


I'm fluent in over 6 million forms of communication. This signal is not used by the alliance. It could be an imperial code.
 
2007-05-24 09:43:49 PM
oops....

/obscure?

//obligatory and shiat

* this is not a slash
 
2007-05-24 09:44:09 PM
whatshisname: Star Wars was a sci-fi film like Blazing Saddles was a western.

This.
 
2007-05-24 09:44:26 PM
www.metroactive.com

Best by far.
 
2007-05-24 09:45:37 PM
warchild13.com
 
2007-05-24 09:45:53 PM
darth_shatner who knew Rick Flair's secret past?
 
2007-05-24 09:46:04 PM
Best movie-musical of all time:

www.4freeimagehost.com
 
2007-05-24 09:46:27 PM
www.sillyape.org

//obligatory
 
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