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2013-09-27 07:45:55 PM  
"Solaris"? Nope, sorry. Replace that with "Moon" maybe and I'd be OK with the list.
 
2013-09-27 07:46:29 PM  
Apollo 13 before Star Wars is acceptable

However leaving Star Trek completely off the list is not

Star Trek First Contact, IMO, is the best Trek film of all time (and this is coming from someone who didn't like TNG). A lot of people like Star Trek II more, but Kahn is just too preachy.
 
2013-09-27 07:54:10 PM  

cman: Star Trek First Contact, IMO, is the best Trek film of all time (and this is coming from someone who didn't like TNG). A lot of people like Star Trek II more, but Kahn is just too preachy.


First Contact better than Wrath of Khan, are you insane? Even Search for Spock was better than First Contact.
 
2013-09-27 07:54:56 PM  

cman: Apollo 13 before Star Wars is acceptable

However leaving Star Trek completely off the list is not

Star Trek First Contact, IMO, is the best Trek film of all time (and this is coming from someone who didn't like TNG). A lot of people like Star Trek II more, but Kahn is just too preachy.


You have to take into account the context: WoK came out after the disaster that was Star Trek: The Motion Picture. It took us back to the heart of the show: the characters. Plus it looked better for a helluva lot less money (thank Nicholas Meyer for that). The effects were pretty groundbreaking for the time. But First Contact is probably #2 on my list of favorite Trek movies.

I'd also try to fit "Sunshine" in there somewhere. An under-appreciated movie, imo.
 
2013-09-27 07:56:24 PM  

Mugato: cman: Star Trek First Contact, IMO, is the best Trek film of all time (and this is coming from someone who didn't like TNG). A lot of people like Star Trek II more, but Kahn is just too preachy.

First Contact better than Wrath of Khan, are you insane? Even Search for Spock was better than First Contact.


How dare you?
 
2013-09-27 07:57:25 PM  
Top ten lists like this are always doomed to fail. There are always more than ten good whatevers.

Where's "Silent Running"?
 
2013-09-27 07:59:18 PM  
List totally works without Spaced Invaders.

And like fusillade762 said, switch Moon with Solaris.  Then I'm good, too.
 
2013-09-27 08:07:59 PM  

cman: Mugato: cman: Star Trek First Contact, IMO, is the best Trek film of all time (and this is coming from someone who didn't like TNG). A lot of people like Star Trek II more, but Kahn is just too preachy.

First Contact better than Wrath of Khan, are you insane? Even Search for Spock was better than First Contact.

How dare you?


First Contact was the best TNG movie but that's not saying much. Wrath of Khan is easily the best Trek film and Search for Spock was very underrated.
 
2013-09-27 08:08:28 PM  

cman: Mugato: cman: Star Trek First Contact, IMO, is the best Trek film of all time (and this is coming from someone who didn't like TNG). A lot of people like Star Trek II more, but Kahn is just too preachy.

First Contact better than Wrath of Khan, are you insane? Even Search for Spock was better than First Contact.

How dare you?


First Contact was easily the worst of all Trek films--until Abrams got his hands on the franchise. Undiscovered Country and Wrath of Khan are the top two, in that order.
 
2013-09-27 08:11:35 PM  
No "Forbidden Planet" FAIL LIST.
 
2013-09-27 08:26:51 PM  

The English Major: First Contact was easily the worst of all Trek films--


No way that it was worse than Generations. Or Nemesis.
 
2013-09-27 08:28:13 PM  

Mugato: The English Major: First Contact was easily the worst of all Trek films--

No way that it was worse than Generations. Or Nemesis.


I thought the consensus was that The Final Frontier was the worst Trek film followed by TMP
 
2013-09-27 08:32:25 PM  

cman: Mugato: The English Major: First Contact was easily the worst of all Trek films--

No way that it was worse than Generations. Or Nemesis.

I thought the consensus was that The Final Frontier was the worst Trek film followed by TMP


I liked Generations, and Nemesis was bad, but it wasn't First Contact bad. The Borg were always terrible villains and Voyager reduced them to nothing more than vampiric tin soldiers. Hell, they were eradicated in the novels by a character from Enterprise.
 
2013-09-27 08:36:37 PM  

cman: Mugato: The English Major: First Contact was easily the worst of all Trek films--

No way that it was worse than Generations. Or Nemesis.

I thought the consensus was that The Final Frontier was the worst Trek film followed by TMP


The Final Frontier wasn't really that bad. The stuff with Kirk/Spock/ McCoy was decent, it didn't really fall apart until they met "God". If the FX budget didn't run out, it would have been a lot better. And it didn't have nearly as many plot holes as Generations or the JJ movies. TMP was boring as hell but it had really good production values and was more of a sci fi movie than any of the others.
 
2013-09-27 08:38:47 PM  

The English Major: cman: Mugato: The English Major: I liked Generations, and Nemesis was bad, but it wasn't First Contact bad.


Pretty much everyone disagrees with you.

Although I do disagree with one placement on that list. The last place should be held for Enterprise.

YES I KNOW ITS NOT A MOVIE, but its just so farking terrible that there should be a new Internet law: on any Star Trek related list, Enterprise is to be placed in last
 
2013-09-27 08:39:26 PM  
All of the Star Trek films are better than Solaris.

/all of them
 
2013-09-27 08:42:30 PM  

The English Major: cman: Mugato: cman: Star Trek First Contact, IMO, is the best Trek film of all time (and this is coming from someone who didn't like TNG). A lot of people like Star Trek II more, but Kahn is just too preachy.

First Contact better than Wrath of Khan, are you insane? Even Search for Spock was better than First Contact.

How dare you?

First Contact was easily the worst of all Trek films--until Abrams got his hands on the franchise. Undiscovered Country and Wrath of Khan are the top two, in that order.


Completely agree
 
2013-09-27 08:44:57 PM  

cman: Pretty much everyone disagrees with you.


It doesn't mean they're right.

Enterprise's last season was actually pretty good, except for the last episode.
 
2013-09-27 08:46:45 PM  
No Dark Star?

No Airplane II?

Bah!
 
2013-09-27 08:50:23 PM  
Nice to see 2010 get some love.  I really like that movie.
 
2013-09-27 08:53:37 PM  
List Totally Fails Without™

1.bp.blogspot.com

www.chicagoreader.com
 
2013-09-27 09:02:24 PM  

cman: The English Major: cman: Mugato: The English Major: I liked Generations, and Nemesis was bad, but it wasn't First Contact bad.

Pretty much everyone disagrees with you.

Although I do disagree with one placement on that list. The last place should be held for Enterprise.

YES I KNOW ITS NOT A MOVIE, but its just so farking terrible that there should be a new Internet law: on any Star Trek related list, Enterprise is to be placed in last


Enterprise really wasn't that bad. I mean sure it has it's wtf stupid moments same as all Trek does but it really wasn't that horrible. Hell I'd re-watch Enterprise yet again before I'd go back and re-watch the first season and some of the shiattier episodes of TNG. And I'd certainly watch it before drek like Spock's Brain and a few of the time travel episodes of any Trek. I will give you that any Enterprise episode having to do with the "Temporal Cold War" bullshiat were stupid. Also, no Last Starfighter or Event Horizon?
 
2013-09-27 09:05:59 PM  
Anyone see Calling Europa? It's a bit of a cross between Moon and a found footage movie, NASA advised on it as well, pretty good flick.
 
2013-09-27 09:09:22 PM  
Wow, I kinda agree with the list* (*I haven't seen Solaris, I'll hunt it down tonight maybe)
 
2013-09-27 09:10:39 PM  

Mugato: cman: Star Trek First Contact, IMO, is the best Trek film of all time (and this is coming from someone who didn't like TNG). A lot of people like Star Trek II more, but Kahn is just too preachy.

First Contact better than Wrath of Khan, are you insane? Even Search for Spock was better than First Contact.


Even the Undiscovered Country is better than First Contact.
 
2013-09-27 09:10:49 PM  
Soderbergh's Solaris over Tarkovsky's? No Forbidden Planet or Moon or Dark City? List is wanting

/Honorable Mention: Outland.
 
2013-09-27 09:13:56 PM  

Nemo's Brother: Mugato: cman: Star Trek First Contact, IMO, is the best Trek film of all time (and this is coming from someone who didn't like TNG). A lot of people like Star Trek II more, but Kahn is just too preachy.

First Contact better than Wrath of Khan, are you insane? Even Search for Spock was better than First Contact.

Even the Undiscovered Country is better than First Contact.


Even the bad Star Trek movies are better than 2010.
 
2013-09-27 09:14:22 PM  
Silent Running makes me sad every time I see it.
 
2013-09-27 09:15:09 PM  
Dark Star should be on that list!
 
2013-09-27 09:20:03 PM  

Nemo's Brother: Mugato: cman: Star Trek First Contact, IMO, is the best Trek film of all time (and this is coming from someone who didn't like TNG). A lot of people like Star Trek II more, but Kahn is just too preachy.

First Contact better than Wrath of Khan, are you insane? Even Search for Spock was better than First Contact.

Even the Undiscovered Country is better than First Contact.

The Undiscovered Country

is an awesome Star Trek film.

/fingers in my ears before others start responding
//lalalalalalalalalalalalaI'mnotlistening
 
2013-09-27 09:20:18 PM  

Snapper Carr: Soderbergh's Solaris over Tarkovsky's? No Forbidden Planet or Moon or Dark City? List is wanting

/Honorable Mention: Outland.


Thanks for reminding me about Forbidden Planet. I'd vote for that. Yeah, it looks (and sounds) dated now, but like Voyage To The Moon, it pushed the envelope. It's a good one to have on a movie history list.

I haven't seen Moon or Dark City. I'll look them up. Thanks!

I saw Outland long ago, but maybe I should give it another shot, I remember the pacing was off. Could have been the type of movie I wasn't ready for at the time.
 
2013-09-27 09:20:29 PM  

elminestrone: Anyone see Calling Europa? It's a bit of a cross between Moon and a found footage movie, NASA advised on it as well, pretty good flick.


You liked it so much you can't be bothered with its actual title!
 
2013-09-27 09:21:17 PM  
Solaris?!?

If Solaris is better than The Last Starfighter I will eat my own head.

/And First Contact was The Best Star Trek movies of them all
 
2013-09-27 09:22:05 PM  
Galaxy Quest.

/fark I am disappoint.
 
2013-09-27 09:22:26 PM  

jaybeezey: Silent Running makes me sad every time I see it.


It should be revived. It would still be pretty relevant in today's world.
 
2013-09-27 09:22:53 PM  
List fails without the number 1 space movie of all time...

i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-27 09:23:29 PM  
Wrong Solaris.

/wasn't really a space film anyway
 
2013-09-27 09:23:59 PM  
Plan Nine!
 
2013-09-27 09:25:16 PM  

Obscure Login: List fails without the number 1 space movie of all time...

[i.imgur.com image 500x338]


Holy shiat... is that the ones where the kids in the jr. space program end up in space accidentally? I haven't even thought of that movie in years. Hell I don't even remember the name of it, but I remember seeing it. Came out in the early 90s or something didn't it?
 
2013-09-27 09:25:49 PM  
Can one of you ADD types type in the list?  Deslide doesn't work and I'm too lazy to click all the slides.
 
2013-09-27 09:25:52 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Plan Nine!


Future events that will affect you in the future!

I love it but it's not a space movie.
 
2013-09-27 09:26:30 PM  

cman: Apollo 13 before Star Wars is acceptable

However leaving Star Trek completely off the list is not

Star Trek First Contact, IMO, is the best Trek film of all time (and this is coming from someone who didn't like TNG). A lot of people like Star Trek II more, but Kahn is just too preachy.


10/10
Masterfully done
 
2013-09-27 09:27:25 PM  
www.wallarena.com

Where we're going, we won't need top 10 lists.

/A New Hope over Empire?
 
2013-09-27 09:28:48 PM  
Second list this week that fails without Flesh Gordon.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-09-27 09:29:13 PM  

optikeye: No "Forbidden Planet" FAIL LIST.


Ditto.
 
2013-09-27 09:29:57 PM  
Dark Star? Iron Sky?Moon? Silent Running? Fail. Fail. Fail. Fail.
 
2013-09-27 09:30:06 PM  
List fails without Galaxina:

gabicelebrity.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-27 09:30:40 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Obscure Login: List fails without the number 1 space movie of all time...

[i.imgur.com image 500x338]

Holy shiat... is that the ones where the kids in the jr. space program end up in space accidentally? I haven't even thought of that movie in years. Hell I don't even remember the name of it, but I remember seeing it. Came out in the early 90s or something didn't it?


Space Camp
 
2013-09-27 09:30:42 PM  

phlegmmo: optikeye: No "Forbidden Planet" FAIL LIST.

Ditto.


Yep
 
2013-09-27 09:32:15 PM  

Snapper Carr: Soderbergh's Solaris over Tarkovsky's? No Forbidden Planet or Moon or Dark City? List is wanting

/Honorable Mention: Outland.


Not sure Dark City really counts as a space movie, it is only revealed towards the end to explain some oddities of the plot, the fact that they are in space doesn't really play much of a part in the story
 
2013-09-27 09:34:37 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Obscure Login: List fails without the number 1 space movie of all time...

[i.imgur.com image 500x338]

Holy shiat... is that the ones where the kids in the jr. space program end up in space accidentally? I haven't even thought of that movie in years. Hell I don't even remember the name of it, but I remember seeing it. Came out in the early 90s or something didn't it?


Space Camp.  It even had a robot.
 
2013-09-27 09:35:12 PM  

Snapper Carr: Soderbergh's Solaris over Tarkovsky's? No Forbidden Planet or Moon or Dark City? List is wanting

/Honorable Mention: Outland.


Outland was good, as sort of a High Noon in space, but I wouldn't really include it in this list.
 
2013-09-27 09:35:17 PM  

EddieFC: Dingleberry Dickwad: Obscure Login: List fails without the number 1 space movie of all time...

[i.imgur.com image 500x338]

Holy shiat... is that the ones where the kids in the jr. space program end up in space accidentally? I haven't even thought of that movie in years. Hell I don't even remember the name of it, but I remember seeing it. Came out in the early 90s or something didn't it?

Space Camp


Looking through and the guy who played Lamar in Revenge of the Nerds voiced the paladin in Diablo 2?

/not sure if faith in humanity is restored
 
2013-09-27 09:36:43 PM  

Metalupis: Snapper Carr: Soderbergh's Solaris over Tarkovsky's? No Forbidden Planet or Moon or Dark City? List is wanting

/Honorable Mention: Outland.

Not sure Dark City really counts as a space movie, it is only revealed towards the end to explain some oddities of the plot, the fact that they are in space doesn't really play much of a part in the story


You could use similar reasoning to disqualify Alien from the list. In both films the setting is used to isolate the protagonists and prevent them from escaping the threat.
 
2013-09-27 09:38:11 PM  
Piece of crap slideshow subby. My toilet has better bandwidth. But if no Forbidden Planet, or When the Earth Stood Still, then Hurrrrrr.
 
2013-09-27 09:38:58 PM  
Ice Pirates, Battle beyond the stars? Jeesh!
 
2013-09-27 09:39:35 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Holy shiat... is that the ones where the kids in the jr. space program end up in space accidentally? I haven't even thought of that movie in years. Hell I don't even remember the name of it, but I remember seeing it. Came out in the early 90s or something didn't it?


Name of the movie was  Space Camp, and same here, I completely forgot about it until I caught it on TV about a year ago. I used to love it as a kid.

And it was driving me nuts when I was watching it, I recognized the young kid it in but I just couldn't place him. Looked it up and the kid is freakin' Joaquin Phoenix.  Mind blown.
 
2013-09-27 09:39:59 PM  
Link is Farked.
 
2013-09-27 09:42:11 PM  

Snotnose: Can one of you ADD types type in the list?  Deslide doesn't work and I'm too lazy to click all the slides.


Event Horizon
The Black Hole
Fire in the Sky
The Ewok Christmas Special
Space Cowboys
Spaceballs
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
The Astronaut Farmer
Magic Mike
Thelma and Louise
 
2013-09-27 09:43:08 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Piece of crap slideshow subby. My toilet has better bandwidth. But if no Forbidden Planet, or When the Earth Stood Still, then Hurrrrrr.


If you mean "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (there are 1951 and 2008 versions), it took place entirely on Earth, right?
 
2013-09-27 09:43:43 PM  
OK finally got that slideshow to work(get off me dirt).  Rule 1 for all slideshows about movies and video games is only 1 per franchise.  Leaving Dark Star, Moon, WoK, etc off just so we can have two SW and Aliens movies on the list is bad form.
 
2013-09-27 09:47:50 PM  
Moon, Serenity should both be in top 10.

The Fifth Element and Spaceballs would be in top 20 for me.
 
2013-09-27 09:49:19 PM  
I understand Dark Star has a lot of fans on this site but ... it's such a pointless collection nihilist humor ending in death that I can't even bring myself to call it funny or interesting. And I don't remember anything memorable about the craftsmanship of the film either, it's just 1970's pulp, except about space instead of cars or whatever.
 
2013-09-27 09:49:51 PM  
list is utter crap
 
2013-09-27 09:53:45 PM  
I think I'm the only person who didn't like Moon.  I guessed the twist after about 5 minutes. After that, it wasn't interesting.

What's his name did do a great job with the character.
 
2013-09-27 09:54:17 PM  

elminestrone: Anyone see Calling Europa? It's a bit of a cross between Moon and a found footage movie, NASA advised on it as well, pretty good flick.


Do you mean "Europa Report," with the SA dude that was in both District 9 and Elysium? If so, yeah - pretty sweet movie, especially for its budget.
 
2013-09-27 09:54:52 PM  
List 100% fails without "The Black Hole."
 
2013-09-27 09:55:51 PM  

RoyHobbs22: The Black Hole


The Black Hole was a farked up movie. Especially for a Disney movie.
 
2013-09-27 09:56:03 PM  

StopLurkListen: I understand Dark Star has a lot of fans on this site but


I'm a huge fan of it.  Then again, I saw it in a theater when it first came out, was pretty stoned at the time, and I've made sure I've never seen it again, so there's that.
 
2013-09-27 09:59:20 PM  
No "Forbidden Planet" FAIL LIST.


mmm   Anne Francis, AND Leslie Neilsen
 
2013-09-27 09:59:50 PM  
Silent Running over Solaris any day. Also Barbarella instead any one of the first 3 on the list.
 
2013-09-27 10:00:28 PM  

Snapper Carr: Soderbergh's Solaris over Tarkovsky's? No Forbidden Planet or Moon or Dark City? List is wanting

/Honorable Mention: Outland.


Ooooh, good one, forgot about Outland. Dark City doesn't really count because SPOILERS you have no idea they're in space until the very end.


Tom_Slick: Nice to see 2010 get some love.  I really like that movie.


Same here. While obviously not as groundbreaking as 2001 I enjoyed it more.
 
2013-09-27 10:02:39 PM  

StopLurkListen: I understand Dark Star has a lot of fans on this site but ... it's such a pointless collection nihilist humor ending in death that I can't even bring myself to call it funny or interesting. And I don't remember anything memorable about the craftsmanship of the film either, it's just 1970's pulp, except about space instead of cars or whatever.


Dark Star: The crew's going slowly insane, the captain's dead but they keep his brain on ice so they can ask his advice (hey that rhymes!), the alien's a beach ball with feet; what's not to love? It's great when you're stoned!

/ Okay, I admit I haven't seen it in years and not without being high. It's a stoner movie.
 
2013-09-27 10:03:03 PM  
Last Starfighter should be there too! Awesome movie
 
2013-09-27 10:03:24 PM  
What, no Barbarella? Actually, the list isn't too bad. 2001 is pretty hard to topple in the #1 position, the order of some others could be debated, and the lack of Star Trek is suspect, but it's an okay list. I've seen worse.
 
2013-09-27 10:08:34 PM  

Snapper Carr: Metalupis: Snapper Carr: Soderbergh's Solaris over Tarkovsky's? No Forbidden Planet or Moon or Dark City? List is wanting

/Honorable Mention: Outland.

Not sure Dark City really counts as a space movie, it is only revealed towards the end to explain some oddities of the plot, the fact that they are in space doesn't really play much of a part in the story

You could use similar reasoning to disqualify Alien from the list. In both films the setting is used to isolate the protagonists and prevent them from escaping the threat.


I see a difference in that in Alien it is used to form an opressive isolation in Dark City it is just used to cover the plot point of "why is there no outside interference?"
 
2013-09-27 10:11:32 PM  
Bah... the real Solyaris, not the Clooney version please.  Also, if we're talking purely "space" movies.... as bad as it was at everything else, Mission to Mars is a solid space flick.
 
2013-09-27 10:12:59 PM  
Pandorum should be on this list as well.
 
2013-09-27 10:16:50 PM  
List fails without "Dark Star".
 
2013-09-27 10:19:26 PM  
cman


Apollo 13 before Star Wars is acceptable

However leaving Star Trek completely off the list is not

Star Trek First Contact, IMO, is the best Trek film of all time

I would say 3/10, but you've already gotten bites. 6/10.
 
2013-09-27 10:23:17 PM  

Mugato: RoyHobbs22: The Black Hole

The Black Hole was a farked up movie. Especially for a Disney movie.


Disney flicks used to be that way.  Ever watch "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea"?
 
2013-09-27 10:26:06 PM  
hagiblog.files.wordpress.com

Solaris?... Can't see it.
 
2013-09-27 10:26:22 PM  
ktybear


Last Starfighter should be there too! Awesome movie

They -the producers of Last Starfighter- get major points for leaving wilweaton on the cutting room floor where he belongs. Roddenberry should have taken notes
 
2013-09-27 10:26:37 PM  
WALL-E is better than most of these.
 
2013-09-27 10:31:21 PM  
i236.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-27 10:36:06 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: WALL-E is better than most of these.


better than Empire Strikes back
 
2013-09-27 10:39:32 PM  
Why do people think I am trolling?

First Contact was a good film. The critics loved it. From the link I posted earlier, you can see that the fans love it, too
 
2013-09-27 10:43:10 PM  

Mugato: RoyHobbs22: The Black Hole

The Black Hole was a farked up movie. Especially for a Disney movie.


Disney movies used to be like that.  Remember "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea"?  "Old Yeller"?
 
2013-09-27 11:01:12 PM  

dittybopper: Mugato: RoyHobbs22: The Black Hole

The Black Hole was a farked up movie. Especially for a Disney movie.

Disney movies used to be like that.  Remember "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea"?  "Old Yeller"?


 The Black Hole is pretty much Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea in space, but more effed up.
 
2013-09-27 11:03:13 PM  

MrBallou: jaybeezey: Silent Running makes me sad every time I see it.

It should be revived. It would still be pretty relevant in today's world.


No it doesn't need to be. But this thread makes me happy that a new generation is now familiar with the film.
 
2013-09-27 11:07:03 PM  

NeuroticRocker: Dark Star? Iron Sky?Moon? Silent Running? Fail. Fail. Fail. Fail.


Iron Sky suuuuuuuuucked.

Otherwise, I agree.
 
2013-09-27 11:12:52 PM  
A whole lot of sci-fi geeks here on a Friday night (8PDT, 11EDT).  Who would have thought?


/that includes me
 
2013-09-27 11:15:57 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-27 11:16:44 PM  

bring to a festering boil: A whole lot of sci-fi geeks here on a Friday night (8PDT, 11EDT).  Who would have thought?


/that includes me


I'm broke

Well, I aint a social person to begin with. Maybe thats why I have taken the Hackint0sh lifestyle.
 
2013-09-27 11:17:19 PM  
This is a farking terrible list. If they mean "outer space films" as "any film set in outer space", sure, whatever, just throw in your favorite sci-fi film.

If, on the other hand, you mean "films with any halfway realistic depiction of outer space," it's a much more restrictive (yet useful) category -- basically, any film that features artificial gravity without a centrifuge is automatically disqualified:

* Outland
* 2001
* 2010
* Sunshine (barring gravity concerns)
* Deep Impact
* Apollo 13
* October Sky
* The Right Stuff
* Destination Moon
* Red Planet
* Moon
 
2013-09-27 11:21:35 PM  
fusillade762:

I'd also try to fit "Sunshine" in there somewhere. An under-appreciated movie, imo.

The first 2/3rds of it, sure.
 
2013-09-27 11:21:48 PM  

cman: Well, I aint a social person to begin with.


Social, yes. Sociable, not always.
 
2013-09-27 11:23:51 PM  

Joelogon: This is a farking terrible list. If they mean "outer space films" as "any film set in outer space", sure, whatever, just throw in your favorite sci-fi film.

If, on the other hand, you mean "films with any halfway realistic depiction of outer space," it's a much more restrictive (yet useful) category -- basically, any film that features artificial gravity without a centrifuge is automatically disqualified:



Thats why they call it Science Fiction. They are there to tell stories and build fantasies.
 
2013-09-27 11:39:20 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Obscure Login: List fails without the number 1 space movie of all time...

[i.imgur.com image 500x338]

Holy shiat... is that the ones where the kids in the jr. space program end up in space accidentally? I haven't even thought of that movie in years. Hell I don't even remember the name of it, but I remember seeing it. Came out in the early 90s or something didn't it?


Batteries not incl7ded, oh yes
 
2013-09-27 11:40:30 PM  
 You know what *I* hate...are webpages that have to have three dozen domains that have to load just to load a goddamn slide show.


And desli.de only will do the first page.

AUTO -1
 
2013-09-27 11:41:32 PM  

Fano: Dingleberry Dickwad: Obscure Login: List fails without the number 1 space movie of all time...

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Holy shiat... is that the ones where the kids in the jr. space program end up in space accidentally? I haven't even thought of that movie in years. Hell I don't even remember the name of it, but I remember seeing it. Came out in the early 90s or something didn't it?

Batteries not incl7ded, oh yes


Nah, amazingly enough I remember Batteries not Included. That was one where the little aliens that looked kind of like toys helped out the old folks or something.
 
2013-09-27 11:44:04 PM  

HighZoolander: Moon, Serenity should both be in top 10.

The Fifth Element and Spaceballs would be in top 20 for me.


Just popping in to make sure this got mentioned

kestas.kuliukas.com
 
2013-09-27 11:54:40 PM  

freak7: I saw Gravity the other night. Absolutely mind blowing, be sure to see it in 3D.


Wife won't go with me to see it because she's deathly afraid of heights and has panic attacks even when its just a movie, that said this means I have to make a special trip if I am to go see it which means extra cost and what not. I guess what I am asking is will this be worth the hour drive out to my cousin to go see it at an IMAX place?
 
2013-09-28 12:04:25 AM  
Gravity is actually a good movie? I like Cuarón, but this is somewhat shocking to me.

The ads and trailers made it seem like this movie was pointless nonsense, starring Sandra Bullock, star of pointless nonsense.
 
2013-09-28 12:06:37 AM  

cman: Joelogon: This is a farking terrible list. If they mean "outer space films" as "any film set in outer space", sure, whatever, just throw in your favorite sci-fi film.

If, on the other hand, you mean "films with any halfway realistic depiction of outer space," it's a much more restrictive (yet useful) category -- basically, any film that features artificial gravity without a centrifuge is automatically disqualified:

Thats why they call it Science Fiction. They are there to tell stories and build fantasies.


Yeah, but you have to keep the science bit working if you want it to be halfway believable. Otherwise, it's just comic books.
 
2013-09-28 12:09:38 AM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Gravity is actually a good movie? I like Cuarón, but this is somewhat shocking to me.

The ads and trailers made it seem like this movie was pointless nonsense, starring Sandra Bullock, star of pointless nonsense.


The visuals alone sold me, I can look past a wooden performance for some stunning visuals

freak7: I saw it in IMAX, it's worth it. The 3D is better than Avatar.


Looks like Im sleeping in the dog house tomorrow night
 
2013-09-28 12:23:23 AM  
crashlanden.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-28 12:27:08 AM  
Contact?
 
2013-09-28 12:56:26 AM  

StopLurkListen: Wow, I kinda agree with the list* (*I haven't seen Solaris, I'll hunt it down tonight maybe)


I have. Watched it all the way to the end. Twice. Still can't figure out what the point of it was. Being out of contact with earth for 2 minutes. Yeah. And? What? Badly paced movie.
 
2013-09-28 12:56:53 AM  

freak7: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Gravity is actually a good movie? I like Cuarón, but this is somewhat shocking to me.

The ads and trailers made it seem like this movie was pointless nonsense, starring Sandra Bullock, star of pointless nonsense.

Which is why it's 95% fresh on RT. It's the best space movie ever, even better than 2001.


Really? that good? I'll have to watch it then.
 
2013-09-28 01:08:41 AM  

Joelogon: This is a farking terrible list. If they mean "outer space films" as "any film set in outer space", sure, whatever, just throw in your favorite sci-fi film.

If, on the other hand, you mean "films with any halfway realistic depiction of outer space," it's a much more restrictive (yet useful) category -- basically, any film that features artificial gravity without a centrifuge is automatically disqualified:

* Outland
* 2001
* 2010
* Sunshine (barring gravity concerns)
* Deep Impact
* Apollo 13
* October Sky
* The Right Stuff
* Destination Moon
* Red Planet
* Moon


You have a good list here. You need to add Silent Running. Silent Running has a very authentic feel to it (not sure about the gravity thing).
 
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2013-09-28 01:24:05 AM  
Dark Star should be on the list because if not for that movie there wouldn't be any Alien or Aliens.

Alien is just Dark Star as a horror film, it's even written by the same guy!
 
2013-09-28 01:36:10 AM  
Second on seeing "Gravity" on the biggest screen you can find, and in 3D.  Absolutely stunning.

I'd put in the the top five.
 
2013-09-28 01:44:29 AM  
Nobody mentioned Alien or Aliens? Personally I'd put the former on the list and not the latter though it was a good enough movie for a more action oriented film than horror flick. And while we're at it, if movies with aliens that take place on Earth count, how about John Carpenter's The Thing? One of my all time favorite movies.
 
2013-09-28 01:53:42 AM  

Brubold: Nobody mentioned Alien or Aliens? Personally I'd put the former on the list and not the latter though it was a good enough movie for a more action oriented film than horror flick. And while we're at it, if movies with aliens that take place on Earth count, how about John Carpenter's The Thing? One of my all time favorite movies.


I'm pretty sure The Thing takes place only in the Antarctic.
 
2013-09-28 02:05:07 AM  
Imma let you finish, but Jeff Goldblum made one of the best space movie of all time.  Of all time!!
cineplex.media.baselineresearch.com
 
2013-09-28 02:05:42 AM  
movies*

I need more rum...
 
2013-09-28 02:28:15 AM  
Is it Life Day already!?
 
2013-09-28 02:30:04 AM  
Hm. I thought "outer space" meant "outside the solar system."
 
2013-09-28 02:39:08 AM  

Uncle Tractor: Hm. I thought "outer space" meant "outside the solar system."


I heard it in many contexts to mean anything in the vacuum of space outside our atmosphere, as opposed to "terrestrial space" like space between buildings, trees, mountains, etc.  It seems like a very outdated and imprecise term. The example in my memory is during the Cold War Space Race, a 50's or 60's U.S. Congress Member warning of "hearing a human voice with a strange Russian accent from outer space", going full-on Red Scare that death will rain from "outer space" unless we too can put people into orbit.
 
2013-09-28 02:51:08 AM  

cman: Why do people think I am trolling?

First Contact was a good film. The critics loved it. From the link I posted earlier, you can see that the fans love it, too


I know a lot of people did, but I didn't like First Contact at all.  Borg aside, the other half of the movie is helping an old drunk build a warp ship in his barn.
 
2013-09-28 02:54:40 AM  

sonnyboy11: Joelogon: This is a farking terrible list. If they mean "outer space films" as "any film set in outer space", sure, whatever, just throw in your favorite sci-fi film.

If, on the other hand, you mean "films with any halfway realistic depiction of outer space," it's a much more restrictive (yet useful) category -- basically, any film that features artificial gravity without a centrifuge is automatically disqualified:

* Outland
* 2001
* 2010
* Sunshine (barring gravity concerns)
* Deep Impact
* Apollo 13
* October Sky
* The Right Stuff
* Destination Moon
* Red Planet
* Moon

You have a good list here. You need to add Silent Running. Silent Running has a very authentic feel to it (not sure about the gravity thing).


Silent Running is a good candidate for the dumbest "hard" sci-fi film. Setting aside the terrible acting and special effects (sorry Douglas), the sentimentality of the plot occludes any rational basis in science. Completely ignoring the whole gravity problem half of these films suffer from, among the problems are:

Rabbits? In a predator-free biosphere? Really?! Rabbits do two things very well: reproduce uncontrollably, and eat the fark out of all plants. They are possibly the LAST organism any self-sustaining biosphere should host.

The ship is mucking about around the planet SATURN. You know how much sunlight reaches Saturn? 1/90th that of Earth, that's how much. Way less than is optimal for Earth-transplanted flora. There's clearly artificial lighting in the pods that may simulate sunlight, but that doesn't explain why its a good idea to leave a near-Earth orbit, especially since their craft may need to be reassigned for "commercial" duties.

Nuking the domes to begin with. Its evident that 2 paraplegics robots can be programmed to handle all the required labor to support a dome, which contain at least some of the flora Earth no longer is hospitable to? Yeah, lets not waste those two robots, and just nuke that shiat right up! Sure, we could just set these apparently self-sufficient pods into orbit around Earth, just in case we suddenly need a bunch of rabbit-droppings or pine trees or something, and still use the ships for whatever. But nuking is better! Because nuking is BAD!!!

Seriously, SR is so dated, and so mired in the hippie/environmental/anti-nuke movement I'm surprised it ever got enough backing to be produced, and more surprised it holds any serious relevance among fans of hard science fiction. Because its abjectly terrible science fiction.
 
2013-09-28 02:55:08 AM  

StopLurkListen: Uncle Tractor: Hm. I thought "outer space" meant "outside the solar system."

I heard it in many contexts to mean anything in the vacuum of space outside our atmosphere, as opposed to "terrestrial space" like space between buildings, trees, mountains, etc.  It seems like a very outdated and imprecise term. The example in my memory is during the Cold War Space Race, a 50's or 60's U.S. Congress Member warning of "hearing a human voice with a strange Russian accent from outer space", going full-on Red Scare that death will rain from "outer space" unless we too can put people into orbit.


Oh man, my memory ... anyway, in the interest of correcting the record, here is the actual transcript:

(Source)
On October 4th, 1957 the Soviet Union launched Sputnik and America came to the conclusion that we were way-behind in math and science education ..... Which people like Space pioneer Verner Von Braun suggested might have dire consequences.
VON BRAUN: We have been told that the hammer and sickle flag has now been planted on the moon, and we have no reason to doubt it. I would not be at all surprised to be hearing a human voice from outer space that will have an unmistakable Russian accent.

... And might I point out that, at this date, humanity is further from the Sputnik launch than the Sputnik launch is from the Wright Brothers flight.

I'm not saying this from a nationalist perspective, but a human development one. We - Americans, Russians, Europeans, and more, cooperate in the International Space Station. But we last went to the Moon forty-one years ago. There have been no manned mission beyond Earth orbit since.
 
2013-09-28 02:56:41 AM  

karmaceutical: Mission to Mars is a solid space flick.


You're referring to the movie that features Dr. Pepper as an integral plot device, yes?
 
2013-09-28 03:01:33 AM  
Also, since no one's mentioned it yet, Fire in the Sky.
 
2013-09-28 03:04:12 AM  

cman: Why do people think I am trolling?

First Contact was a good film. The critics loved it. From the link I posted earlier, you can see that the fans love it, too


I enjoyed it as well. Don't get the hate.


karmaceutical: Pandorum should be on this list as well.


I liked that one, too, but I don't think it's ever going to end up on anyone's "Best Of" or "Classics" list.
 
2013-09-28 03:10:44 AM  
I've never been too keen on the Alien series, if only because I don't like horror movies.  Seen bits and pieces of most of them, but not the original.  Just never ran across it.

Haven't seen Solaris, either version.  Haven't seen A Trip to the Moon, aside from the clips that movie history TV shows air.

I'm sure that BRIAN BLESSED would be most displeased at the lack of Flash Gordon, but I'd put than on an Honorable Mention list.
 
2013-09-28 03:28:05 AM  

fusillade762: "Solaris"? Nope, sorry. Replace that with "Moon" maybe and I'd be OK with the list.


Agreed.  It dragged out too much.  It was boring.  And with the risk of being declared a heretic, the same goes for 2001.  They spent way too much time going for the gee wiz factor with their drawn out space shots.
 
2013-09-28 03:29:09 AM  

cman: Why do people think I am trolling?

First Contact was a good film. The critics loved it. From the link I posted earlier, you can see that the fans love it, too


It was shiat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7Lr8cdZwHQ
 
2013-09-28 03:30:29 AM  
Oh, and 2010?  I'd forgotten about that movie for a while.  When I did see it, I was a bit annoyed that the Cold War was still going in the movie, when it wasn't a factor in the novel.
 
2013-09-28 03:38:02 AM  
farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2013-09-28 04:11:27 AM  
Did anyone mention "Amazon Women on the Moon" yet?
 
2013-09-28 04:25:27 AM  

Vampire Lake: phlegmmo: optikeye: No "Forbidden Planet" FAIL LIST.

Ditto.

Yep


The monster's howl still gives me chills
 
2013-09-28 04:26:03 AM  

RoyHobbs22: Snotnose: Can one of you ADD types type in the list?  Deslide doesn't work and I'm too lazy to click all the slides.

Event Horizon
The Black Hole
Fire in the Sky
The Ewok Christmas Special
Space Cowboys
Spaceballs
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
The Astronaut Farmer
Magic Mike
Thelma and Louise


Well that settles it, I don't need another beer, I need to go to bed.
 
2013-09-28 06:02:52 AM  

Funbags: sonnyboy11: Joelogon: This is a farking terrible list. If they mean "outer space films" as "any film set in outer space", sure, whatever, just throw in your favorite sci-fi film.

If, on the other hand, you mean "films with any halfway realistic depiction of outer space," it's a much more restrictive (yet useful) category -- basically, any film that features artificial gravity without a centrifuge is automatically disqualified:

* Outland
* 2001
* 2010
* Sunshine (barring gravity concerns)
* Deep Impact
* Apollo 13
* October Sky
* The Right Stuff
* Destination Moon
* Red Planet
* Moon

You have a good list here. You need to add Silent Running. Silent Running has a very authentic feel to it (not sure about the gravity thing).

Silent Running is a good candidate for the dumbest "hard" sci-fi film. Setting aside the terrible acting and special effects (sorry Douglas), the sentimentality of the plot occludes any rational basis in science. Completely ignoring the whole gravity problem half of these films suffer from, among the problems are:

Rabbits? In a predator-free biosphere? Really?! Rabbits do two things very well: reproduce uncontrollably, and eat the fark out of all plants. They are possibly the LAST organism any self-sustaining biosphere should host.

The ship is mucking about around the planet SATURN. You know how much sunlight reaches Saturn? 1/90th that of Earth, that's how much. Way less than is optimal for Earth-transplanted flora. There's clearly artificial lighting in the pods that may simulate sunlight, but that doesn't explain why its a good idea to leave a near-Earth orbit, especially since their craft may need to be reassigned for "commercial" duties.

Nuking the domes to begin with. Its evident that 2 paraplegics robots can be programmed to handle all the required labor to support a dome, which contain at least some of the flora Earth no longer is hospitable to? Yeah, lets not waste those two robots, and just nuke that shiat right up! Sure, we could ...


Two words: Joan Baez.

The soundtrack itself dated it exactly to the hippie age.
 
2013-09-28 06:36:14 AM  
The more I watch STTMP, the more I prefer it over the rest of the Trek flicks. I get tired of generic action masquerading as science fiction just because of the setting, and I really wish we could get more than one serious science fiction film every couple years.

I really dug the Clooney Solaris, and the soundtrack is good for bedtime listening.
 
2013-09-28 06:38:17 AM  

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I remember seeing that in the theater. There were maybe 10 other people there.

Dingleberry Dickwad: Came out in the early 90s or something didn't it?


Space Camp and it came out in 1986
 
2013-09-28 06:41:16 AM  

AdrienVeidt: The more I watch STTMP, the more I prefer it over the rest of the Trek flicks. I get tired of generic action masquerading as science fiction just because of the setting, and I really wish we could get more than one serious science fiction film every couple years.


I agree.  I'd certainly rank it higher than most.  More imaginative.
 
2013-09-28 06:50:14 AM  
Battlefield Earth was the second worst movie ever made. Truly. AWFUL
 
2013-09-28 06:51:49 AM  

Alphax: the other half of the movie is helping an old drunk build a warp ship in his barn.


That old drunk being a rather key person in the whole Star Trek timeline.
 
2013-09-28 06:52:57 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Alphax: the other half of the movie is helping an old drunk build a warp ship in his barn.

That old drunk being a rather key person in the whole Star Trek timeline.


Who looked and acted nothing like that when he was on TOS.
 
2013-09-28 07:33:41 AM  

Funbags: The ship is mucking about around the planet SATURN. You know how much sunlight reaches Saturn? 1/90th that of Earth, that's how much. Way less than is optimal for Earth-transplanted flora.


This.

I'm expected to believe that the inverse square law doesn't work?
 
2013-09-28 07:58:18 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Fano: Dingleberry Dickwad: Obscure Login: List fails without the number 1 space movie of all time...

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Holy shiat... is that the ones where the kids in the jr. space program end up in space accidentally? I haven't even thought of that movie in years. Hell I don't even remember the name of it, but I remember seeing it. Came out in the early 90s or something didn't it?

Batteries not incl7ded, oh yes

Nah, amazingly enough I remember Batteries not Included. That was one where the little aliens that looked kind of like toys helped out the old folks or something.


That's because the one you were thinking of was titled Spacecamp
 
2013-09-28 08:01:57 AM  

Obscure Login: List fails without the number 1 space movie of all time...
[i.imgur.com image 500x338] (Space Camp image)

Speaking of children movie, what's the one where the 2-3 kids go into space in a small force field bubble ship that runs out of a 9V battery. They got the knowledge from the alien kids that wanted them to visit?
 
2013-09-28 08:12:06 AM  

harpagon: Obscure Login: List fails without the number 1 space movie of all time...
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Speaking of children movie, what's the one where the 2-3 kids go into space in a small force field bubble ship that runs out of a 9V battery. They got the knowledge from the alien kids that wanted them to visit?


Explorers.

Also, where is The Last Starfighter. It's easily better than all the Trek movies.

And Sunshine should be on there.
 
2013-09-28 08:16:29 AM  
skew.dailyskew.com
 
2013-09-28 08:18:48 AM  

Mugato: RoyHobbs22: The Black Hole

The Black Hole was a farked up movie. Especially for a Disney movie.


Are you kidding me? It was an awesome pron movie! Oh wait, different "The Black Hole" I think...
 
2013-09-28 08:48:30 AM  
2001 sucks and blows. rest of list is debatable. Concur Silent running should be on list as should Serenity.

also liked

Marooned 1969


Waiting to see if Gravity will qualify. Clooney is an negative IMHO but still movie might be good.
 
2013-09-28 09:08:13 AM  
I am one of the heathens of film, since I think Brazil is shiat (albeit visually stunning) and I think Daredevil was a perfectly fine movie.

The Clooney Solaris movie is really good: nicely paced, unlike the Russian version, creepy without being a haunted house movie in space, and an examination of a truly alien intelligence.

I've tried to watch the Russian version, but wow.... Jean Luc Godard thinks that movie has pacing problems. Man Who Fell to Earth is a brisk stroll compared to that movie.
 
2013-09-28 09:22:29 AM  

MisatoNERV: NeuroticRocker: Dark Star? Iron Sky?Moon? Silent Running? Fail. Fail. Fail. Fail.

Iron Sky suuuuuuuuucked.

Otherwise, I agree.


Iron Sky was facepalmingly bad indeed, but in an enjoyable way. Mark Kermode (IMO the best film critic and theorist) said that the move was first a Title, a poster, and a tagline, and they made a movie around that, and he was disappointed as he had high hopes. He didn't hate it though. It just didnt live up to the hype.
 
2013-09-28 09:27:53 AM  
Just want to say, upon recommendation from someone else, I watched Moon and Silent Running back to back. I don't remember which I did first, but they are both thematically very similar and when I did the double-feature, it made both of them a lot better.
 
2013-09-28 09:28:16 AM  
Don't know which is best- A space move is like sex to me- when it's good it's very good and when it's bad, it's still pretty good. However, there are some omissions...
1. Flash (not Flesh) Gordon, for the soundtrack alone, if nothing else.
2. Space Cowboys
3. The Fifth Element
 There are probably more that will come to me at random times.

/The Right Stuff is one of the best movies of ANY genre, not just space. IMO it is vastly underrated.
 
2013-09-28 09:31:24 AM  
cinema.infos-tele.fr
 
ecl
2013-09-28 09:46:26 AM  
www.orgonebox.org
 
ecl
2013-09-28 09:49:54 AM  
s3.amazonaws.com

Futuristic space hula hoop sensual mom scene.
Yes.  Space Mutiny has it all.
i55.tinypic.com
 
2013-09-28 09:54:48 AM  

Snapper Carr: Soderbergh's Solaris over Tarkovsky's? No Forbidden Planet or Moon or Dark City? List is wanting

/Honorable Mention: Outland.


Yeah, man! Outland was pretty good. Connery in a Western reset in space turned out to be just crazy enough to work.
 
2013-09-28 10:05:36 AM  

Richard Sauce: Snapper Carr: Soderbergh's Solaris over Tarkovsky's? No Forbidden Planet or Moon or Dark City? List is wanting

/Honorable Mention: Outland.

Yeah, man! Outland was pretty good. Connery in a Western reset in space turned out to be just crazy enough to work.

Outland = High Noon

in space.
Forbidden Planet = The Tempest in space.
 
2013-09-28 10:13:17 AM  
No Blade Runner?
 
2013-09-28 10:19:19 AM  

Shrugging Atlas: No Blade Runner?


Good movie, but all on Earth.
 
2013-09-28 10:34:39 AM  
www.robertpicardo.netList fails without

www.dbcovers.com
 
2013-09-28 10:56:30 AM  

Alphax: Shrugging Atlas: No Blade Runner?

Good movie, but all on Earth.


Ugh.  That's what I get for not reading the headline closely.

/backs slowly away from thread
 
2013-09-28 10:58:24 AM  
So I guess the author wouldn't like to know more.
 
2013-09-28 11:02:38 AM  

theunblinkingeye: So I guess the author wouldn't like to know more.


Can't go wrong with Heinlein...
 
2013-09-28 11:11:14 AM  
I rationalized the plot of Silent Running into the idea that these preserves were sort of being held "hostage" in space due to some geo-political negotiations on a crowded Earth, and that those negotiations had broken down to the point that someone called a bluff and the order to vape the forests was given.


I have much love for Dark Star, for the imaginative ways they worked around their microscopic budget, Like the "elevator" that's a forklift running down a hall with a  dutch-tilted camera.... and for the fact that O'Bannon is in this prototype for "Alien".
 
2013-09-28 11:24:36 AM  
List fails without Outland
 
2013-09-28 11:51:31 AM  

ecl: [s3.amazonaws.com image 448x252]

Futuristic space hula hoop sensual mom scene.
Yes.  Space Mutiny has it all.
[i55.tinypic.com image 448x336]


"She's presenting like a mandrill".
 
2013-09-28 11:51:47 AM  
Came for the Marooned love, will leave Countdown.
 
2013-09-28 12:05:42 PM  
I am disappointed by the list and all you Farkers who forgot the great space movie of all time.

www.slightly-deranged.com

/I hope you all get space herpes!
 
2013-09-28 12:11:06 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-28 12:16:36 PM  

sno man: Galaxy Quest.

/fark I am disappoint.


This!!!

"By Grabthar's hammer....what a savings."
 
2013-09-28 12:20:06 PM  

optikeye: No "Forbidden Planet" FAIL LIST.


^THIS^


All of the reviewers must have been under 40.
 
2013-09-28 12:26:58 PM  

Joelogon: This is a farking terrible list. If they mean "outer space films" as "any film set in outer space", sure, whatever, just throw in your favorite sci-fi film.

If, on the other hand, you mean "films with any halfway realistic depiction of outer space," it's a much more restrictive (yet useful) category -- basically, any film that features artificial gravity without a centrifuge is automatically disqualified:

* Outland
* 2001
* 2010
* Sunshine (barring gravity concerns)
* Deep Impact
* Apollo 13
* October Sky
* The Right Stuff
* Destination Moon
* Red Planet
* Moon


MUST have a centrifuge for gravity? You think that science can't make another way? Such small thinking.
 
2013-09-28 12:28:42 PM  
Feeling rejected, figure they might as well go home to Blob...


i88.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-28 12:36:16 PM  
List fails without "Santa Claus Conquers The Martians."
 
2013-09-28 12:38:37 PM  

goatleggedfellow: MUST have a centrifuge for gravity? You think that science can't make another way? Such small thinking.


What a profoundly stupid comment. Thanks for that.
 
2013-09-28 01:30:14 PM  
www.badmovies.org
 
2013-09-28 02:07:44 PM  
I rented Tarkovsky's Solaris and tried three times to watch it, and fell asleep each time. I was determined to see it so I bought a copy and watched it in one Sunday afternoon. When it finished I watched it again, it's that good.

Glad to see 2001 at the top of this list.
 
2013-09-28 03:20:50 PM  
Oh my god, Soderbergh's Solaris over Tarkovsky's. What a world.
 
2013-09-28 03:33:45 PM  
get your ass to mars
 
2013-09-28 07:05:01 PM  

Joelogon: goatleggedfellow: MUST have a centrifuge for gravity? You think that science can't make another way? Such small thinking.

What a profoundly stupid comment. Thanks for that.


Well, you *could* use simple forward acceleration to simulate gravity.
 
2013-09-28 07:52:18 PM  

fusillade762: Well, you *could* use simple forward acceleration to simulate gravity.


Indeed. Though the tech requirements for constant 1-g acceleration for an extended period of time still put it pretty far out there. I just mean handwaving "artificial gravity" with some unnamed exotic technology as a filmmaking convenience, without any appreciable onscreen recognition of how big of a deal it would actually be.

I also realize that many of the movies I cited have their own problems with gravity. In Outland and Moon, the gravity is shown as more or less Earth normal. I just think the original list from the article is just stupid.
 
2013-09-28 08:15:14 PM  
* Fugitive Alien
*Fugitive Alien II
* Invasion of the Neptune Men
*Prince of Space

MST3k and their Oscar winning line-up

Alien may possibly be the scariest movie ever. Of course you need to see it on a big screen IN THE DARK!
 
2013-09-28 08:54:49 PM  
Star Trek, best to worst (not counting JJ Abrams films):

1. Wrath of Khan
2. Undiscovered Country
3. Voyage Home
4. Search for Spock
5. First Contact
6. Nemesis (I didn't think this was so bad)
7. Generations
8. Motion Picture
9. Final Frontier
10. Insurrection (I didn't see that written above...maybe like me everyone keeps forgetting this one??)

Star Wars, best to worst:

1. Empire
2. New Hope
3. Jedi
4. Sith
5. Clones
14. Phantom Menace
 
2013-09-28 09:04:50 PM  

djy1972: 6. Nemesis (I didn't think this was so bad)


Really? The one with the dune buggy?
 
2013-09-28 09:06:51 PM  
No love for Saturn 3?
 
2013-09-28 09:18:51 PM  
Really? The one with the dune buggy?

I usually just skip over that part. It's filmed weird and bothers my eyes. As for the rest of the film, I just didn't have a problem with it. Not a great film, obviously, but not the worst by a long shot. Unlike Insurrection, at least I don't need to see Nemesis 40 times to remember it was even made...

First Contact was the only good TNG film. Generations and Nemesis are both merely OK, and Insurrection was completely unmemorable...basically a 2-hour version of one of TNG's least interesting episodes.
 
2013-09-28 09:33:34 PM  

harpagon: Speaking of children movie, what's the one where the 2-3 kids go into space in a small force field bubble ship that runs out of a 9V battery. They got the knowledge from the alien kids that wanted them to visit?


Explorers
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089114/?ref_=sr_1

/Sorry, I suck with the whole "text in URL" thingy
 
2013-09-29 01:21:12 AM  
2010? Damn right.
 
2013-09-29 03:32:13 AM  
I can understand Star Trek not being on the list as while the original series was groundbreaking, the films really weren't. I am glad to see Trek has been covered in the thread.

First Contact is the best thing the Next Generation did and gives us the Picard we should have had all along. Undiscovered Country is probably the best Original Series film as it has the most interesting plot.
That said, if this list were to include a Star Trek film then it would probably be The Motion Picture, as that is the one that treats space with the most reverence which seems to be what the author is going for.
 
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