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2008-01-08 04:12:11 AM
The lack of comments says it all.
 
2008-01-08 04:35:37 AM
KHAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
 
2008-01-08 04:41:01 AM
fark me....there are like, a gazillion better Sci-Fi blogs out there and this one gets greenlit?

So - all a blog has to do is put together an arbitrary top 10 list of something? Wtf?
 
2008-01-08 04:48:40 AM
I like to watch "science-based sci-fi" movies on my LCD display tv.
 
2008-01-08 04:51:46 AM
Bot v2.38beta
I like to watch "science-based sci-fi" movies on my LCD display tv.

I purchased mine with cash from the ATM machine?

/we need a list of the top 10 sci-fi boobs.
//Top 11 if you include the chick from Total Recall
 
2008-01-08 04:54:05 AM
I would like to see an opposite version of this list, beginning with this monstrosity
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"The only way to save Earth from catastrophe is to drill down to the core and set it spinning again."

/The actual tagline
///For anyone with even the most rudimentary knowledge of science, this film is unbearable.
///Some Scientific Inaccuracies (pops)
 
2008-01-08 05:20:54 AM
Skeletall: /The actual tagline
///For anyone with even the most rudimentary knowledge of science, this film is unbearable.
///Some Scientific Inaccuracies (pops)


I always thought it was more of a comedy.
 
2008-01-08 05:51:05 AM
Skeletall: I would like to see an opposite version of this list

This.

I nominate Dark Storm. (new window)

"On a secret military base a group of scientists have made a discovery unequaled since the invention of the A-bomb; code-named Eruptor, it's a device that supercharges Dark Matter and uses it to change the molecular structure of its target, thereby eradicating it. But when the Eruptor malfunctions and a leading scientist on the project is blasted with Dark Matter, he receives incredible abilities that allow him to control the weather, as the same device now threatens the world!"
 
2008-01-08 05:55:51 AM
WTF Deep Impact, Contact, and Red Planet?! The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy was better than all of those
 
2008-01-08 05:57:52 AM
Skeletall: I would like to see an opposite version of this list, beginning with this monstrosity

I put that one slightly above Battlefield Earth. But that's only because Hillary Swank is one cute mare.
 
2008-01-08 06:34:24 AM
I first watched this in Greg Bear's basement at a party

"Hi, I'm the writer and I wanted to throw this name into the mix so that some of you would think I'm cooler than I actually is. Thank you, yes I know I rock for hanging out with a sci-fi writer. Just read my blog and make me more popular. And greenlight me for pointless posts at fark.com."

*yawn*
 
2008-01-08 06:46:26 AM
Yeah, you gotta love this character's site. Second down on the list of most popular posts: "Why don't more girls dress up as Phoenix?".
Hoo boy.
 
2008-01-08 06:52:34 AM
I first watched this in Greg Bear's basement at a party

I noticed that, but since I don't know who Greg Bear is, my only thought was, "He watched a 2.5 hour movie in a basement during a party?" Sci-fail.
 
2008-01-08 06:55:28 AM
I have to call shenanigans on his critique of ALIEN:

Yes, the planet may have had an unbreathable atmosphere,
but considering that it may have constituent components
that might be absorbed through the skin or the mucus
membranes, wearing a full pressure suit is a good precaution.

I won't call FAIL on the article, which is largely accurate
I think, but its still a pretty obvious gaffe.
 
2008-01-08 07:13:40 AM
drjekel_mrhyde: WTF Deep Impact, Contact, and Red Planet?! The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy was better than all of those

The writer was making his picks based on how accurate the science was. Because when I watch a science fiction movie, I pay attention to how realistic the science in the movie is.
 
2008-01-08 07:19:00 AM
NotEric
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I like to watch "science-based sci-fi" movies on my LCD display tv.

I purchased mine with cash from the ATM machine?

/we need a list of the top 10 sci-fi boobs.
//Top 11 if you include the chick from Total Recall


Wouldn't it be the Top 13 boobs if you included her?
 
2008-01-08 07:28:23 AM
Psssssht. Starship Troopers had more betterer science than all of 'em.
 
2008-01-08 07:28:48 AM
ryebread:

"On a secret military base a group of scientists have made a discovery unequaled since the invention of the A-bomb; code-named Eruptor, it's a device that supercharges Dark Matter and uses it to change the molecular structure of its target, thereby eradicating it. But when the Eruptor malfunctions and a leading scientist on the project is blasted with Dark Matter, he receives incredible abilities that allow him to control the weather, as the same device now threatens the world!"


That just sounds wrong. Or maybe my mind is in the gutter. :(
 
2008-01-08 07:29:54 AM
I want to slap people who have to remind everyone that there's no sound in space. The sound effects are for the audience's benefit, like the soundtrack. It's not like the characters hear them. No sound effects in space make for a boring ass movie.
 
2008-01-08 07:36:46 AM
I find this list one of the better ones I've read in some time simply for the fact they list movies that were made more than 5 years ago.

Although for a list about movies that used good science in them he sure doesn't give too much detail about why he believes they do. As for Red Planet, Contact, ect as the person said it's about the scientific principles not the quality of said film.
 
2008-01-08 07:53:17 AM
Mugato: I want to slap people who have to remind everyone that there's no sound in space. The sound effects are for the audience's benefit, like the soundtrack. It's not like the characters hear them. No sound effects in space make for a boring ass movie.

2001 called. It said that this conversation can no longer serve any useful purpose.

/Unless - the thought just popped into my mind - you don't like 2001. In which case, what on Earth are you doing in this thread?
 
2008-01-08 07:57:52 AM
Actually in Alien and Aliens the spacecraft are travelling faster than light but according to the movie physics this causes time dillation so the people are put in suspended animation to keep from aging at a much faster rate.
 
2008-01-08 07:58:50 AM
You know what seemed to be pretty interesting on a "hard science" level (sure someone will burn me for this) - Silent Running. Seemed kinda 2001ish in attention to "most likely" science in parts.

Honourable mention for awful science in an SF classic: When World's Collide. Has to be seen to be believed - almost every part is so stupid and wrong that it's better to enjoy the picture on an "alternate reality" basis. Then again, it was the 50s.
 
2008-01-08 08:00:25 AM
I liked "The Core." It was a decent stupid disaster movie delivery system and with more production values than the SciFi channel's "Solar Attack."

/I love stupid scifi movies.
 
2008-01-08 08:01:20 AM
Mugato:
I want to slap people who have to remind everyone that there's no sound in space. The sound effects are for the audience's benefit, like the soundtrack. It's not like the characters hear them. No sound effects in space make for a boring ass movie.

I agree. Admittedly, "Star Wars" is basically space fantasy, but without the screams of Tie fighters flying past, those space battles would seem a little less... real.

/also likes the silent space of "Firefly"
 
2008-01-08 08:15:11 AM
FTA: Red Planet (2000). I was kind of surprised to see this movie on my list.

Really? Did one of your other personalities put it there for you?

paulseta: Honourable mention for awful science in an SF classic: When World's Collide.

Yes, the science was bad, but those movies from the 50s weren't meant to be scientifically accurate. It was intended as a morality play and on that level it works very well.
 
2008-01-08 08:25:51 AM
As soon as he included the comment "This film isn't heavy on the science" in his list of top 10 science-based sci-fi movies, FAIL.
 
2008-01-08 08:26:36 AM
joeycolby: FTA: Red Planet (2000). I was kind of surprised to see this movie on my list.

Really? Did one of your other personalities put it there for you?


That has to be my pick for least deserving of only one star. It wasn't Citizen Kane, but was it really as bad as black caddyshack?

Where are all the Contact haters?
 
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2008-01-08 08:35:13 AM
Deep Impact? WTF? With the "dinosaur killer" asteroid breaking up harmlessly in the atmosphere? Come out here mbrother and take your whipping like a man.
 
2008-01-08 08:46:03 AM
mdfitzsimmons:

Where are all the Contact haters?

Right here. I jus don't like to think that it exists, and I don't like to be reminded.

Ye Gods, what a horrible movie. I saw it at a pre-screening with some friends, and when it was over there was complete silence, followed by, "What the Fark!?" from some guy in the back. That pretty much summed it up.

Please don't bring it up again, kay? I was having a good morning until I saw it on the list.
 
2008-01-08 08:53:34 AM
Zerk Schrader, sorry to do this, but anything specific? I enjoyed the movie, in spite of it's subtle "See? I told you so" ending about the existence of God. They had enough tact to keep it open ended at least, and it's not like the nation was ready for abject atheism to reign victorious in a major motion picture just yet. I was just happy to see mainstream media representation of an atheist who wasn't an evil, cackling villain at all.

Also, you have to admit, the science was meticulous compared to the average film, which just says "Ah, fark it. I'm not going to put any effort into writing the science part when only 10% of viewers will even notice."
 
2008-01-08 08:57:12 AM
A list of "Science-Based" Sci-fi that doesn't include Primer, 12 Monkeys, or Gattaca?! Ridiculous.
 
2008-01-08 09:02:39 AM
I was thrilled to learn that we are going to have camo technology close to what the Predators have soon. I did not know this.
 
2008-01-08 09:17:04 AM
Two words:

ICE SPIDERS

that is all.
 
2008-01-08 09:35:15 AM
Not exactly sci-fi, but did anyone see "What the $*&%^* do we know?"? HORRIBLE movie. Their main scientific advocate for quantum "possibilities" was some botox addicted crazy psychic lady! Ugh, I wish I had that 2hrs back.
 
2008-01-08 09:42:59 AM
I'm a scientist (so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...) and I thought contact was probably the most accurate movie about scientists that I've ever seen. It wasn't perfect, but they got pretty close on some of the big issues.
 
2008-01-08 09:56:17 AM
Grither: Not exactly sci-fi, but did anyone see "What the $*&%^* do we know?"? HORRIBLE movie. Their main scientific advocate for quantum "possibilities" was some botox addicted crazy psychic lady! Ugh, I wish I had that 2hrs back.

i was gonna go watch that.
now, i'm having second thoughts.

//saw the movie 'man from earth' the other day. quite good. almost sci-fi-ish
 
2008-01-08 10:03:52 AM
NotEric: Bot v2.38beta
I like to watch "science-based sci-fi" movies on my LCD display tv.

I purchased mine with cash from the ATM machine?

/we need a list of the top 10 sci-fi boobs.
//Top 11 if you include the chick from Total Recall


it might be the lack of accuracy that makes some "sci fi" movies pure fantasy?

you know like hearig explosions in space
 
2008-01-08 10:05:04 AM
DjangoStonereaver: I have to call shenanigans on his critique of ALIEN:

Yes, the planet may have had an unbreathable atmosphere,
but considering that it may have constituent components
that might be absorbed through the skin or the mucus
membranes, wearing a full pressure suit is a good precaution.

I won't call FAIL on the article, which is largely accurate
I think, but its still a pretty obvious gaffe.


The weather wasn't quite sunny and 75 either. Better to be safe than sorry. Oh wait...
 
2008-01-08 10:06:24 AM
GoGoGo:
i was gonna go watch that.
now, i'm having second thoughts.

//saw the movie 'man from earth' the other day. quite good. almost sci-fi-ish


Yeah, I thought it sounded cool, interesting premise and such, but I thought there'd be more science experts, and less religious fanatic nutjob psychics/time-travelling basketball kids involved. Rather disappointing....
 
2008-01-08 10:08:05 AM
No Such Agency: I agree. Admittedly, "Star Wars" is basically space fantasy, but without the screams of Tie fighters flying past, those space battles would seem a little less... real.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was air in space.
 
2008-01-08 10:17:26 AM
also, I wonder what his fark handle is, considering this statement

"My own failure tends to be wasting my own time on internet forums arguing with the stupid stupid people or trolls. I have a few hot button issues having to do with attacks on science that keep me from seeing the forest sometimes. Like Harlan, my time on Earth would be better spent writing a new book rather than warring with the annoying.

Life is too short to be stupid."

It's from his post "Stupid Smart People"
 
2008-01-08 10:24:08 AM
bighairyguy: No Such Agency: I agree. Admittedly, "Star Wars" is basically space fantasy, but without the screams of Tie fighters flying past, those space battles would seem a little less... real.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there was air in space.


Somehow I doubt the empire was in the Smoke Ring
 
2008-01-08 10:31:49 AM
Skeletall: I would like to see an opposite version of this list, beginning with this monstrosity
"The only way to save Earth from catastrophe is to drill down to the core and set it spinning again."


The Core is bad, but what about "The Day After Tomorrow"? Its starting to freeze... we need to outrun it!
 
2008-01-08 10:42:14 AM
paulseta: /Unless - the thought just popped into my mind - you don't like 2001. In which case, what on Earth are you doing in this thread?

Sorry but 2001 was incomprehensible, long winded crap. And this is from a big time sci-fi geek. So flame away.

/15 minute docking sequence set to classical music FTW
 
2008-01-08 10:50:46 AM
PolloDiablo: A list of "Science-Based" Sci-fi that doesn't include Primer, 12 Monkeys, or Gattaca?! Ridiculous.

Came to say Primer, but those are all good choices.
 
2008-01-08 10:52:30 AM
drjekel_mrhyde: WTF Deep Impact, Contact, and Red Planet?! The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy was better than all of those

Better than "Contact"?!?! You clearly do not know what you are talking about.
 
2008-01-08 10:58:06 AM
Mugato: paulseta: /Unless - the thought just popped into my mind - you don't like 2001. In which case, what on Earth are you doing in this thread?

Sorry but 2001 was incomprehensible, long winded crap. And this is from a big time sci-fi geek. So flame away.

/15 minute docking sequence set to classical music FTW


Yeah, I feel like I have to read the book (there is a book, right?) cause the end didn't make any sense to me at all. Hm. Looked nice though, and the effect of the music and long scenes added a lot of suspense/drama, I thought.
 
2008-01-08 11:01:33 AM
nursetim:

The writer was making his picks based on how accurate the science was. Because when I watch a science fiction movie, I pay attention to how realistic the science in the movie is.


Well, yeah. The point of science fiction is to imagine what the future could be like, and the advantages and disadvantages of technology. You can't really do that without a scientifically realistic setting.

Science fiction that isn't scientifically accurate is just fantasy with lasers and aliens instead of swords and elves.
 
2008-01-08 11:02:37 AM
has anyone else seen the movie Sunshine? it just came out today in the U.S. I downloa....saw the movie in theaters at full price with my friends, and it was the most divisive film I've ever viewed. out of the 6 people i saw it with, 2 liked it, 1 mixed, and 3 absolutely hated it. I think because the last 3rd of the movie really throws you for a loop in the plot.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0448134/
 
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