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Which Are Your Least Favorite SF Films?  
User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

As a counterpart to the "most favorite SF film" thread, this topic asks that you list your least favorite SF film.

I'll start, offhand:

1. Zardoz
2. Solaris (by reputation only)
3. Swamp Thing (seems kind of fakey from all the clips I've seen of it); admittedly, this is barely science fiction, and might actually be horror. Fakey horror, that is.

That's it so far.  Smile

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User currently offlineJake056 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1140 times:

Logan's Run. I hated it and I like most SF movies.

User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4939 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1140 times:

Attack of the Giant Leeches. So bad that Mystery Science Theater 3000 deemed it worthy to make fun of...


Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineAvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2445 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1135 times:

Good list, ASF, turkeys all, although you likely mean the recent George Clooney Solaris remake. I've heard, the original 1971 Russian version was quite good. Well, let's see: 1966's "Zontar, The Thing From Venus" was a real stinker, as was "C.H.U.D" (Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers-enough said!). "Cthuhu, Beast Of The Amazon", with frequent B-movie queen (and later co-star on Fred McMurray's CBS series, "My Three Sons"), Beverly Garland, was doubly bad because the 'monster' was a cheat, it turmed out not to be real. "Monster On The Campus", where college professor Arthur Franz devolves into an ape-man, was similarly abysmal. I'll never get Roger Corman's seminal 1954 stinker, "Monster On The Ocean Floor", made for a reported $12,000., out of my head, either. Also notoriously bad, although lots of hokey fun, was 1958's "Fiend Without A Face", where disembodied brains with spinal cords tried to suck the brains out of living victims. So many REALLY bad 50's and 60's SF flicks, it's hard to know where to begin.

User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1132 times:

Quoting AvObserver (Reply 3):
Good list, ASF, turkeys all, although you likely mean the recent George Clooney Solaris remake.

Thanks, and yes, that's the one. I haven't any knowledge of the Russian original, though from what you say, it might be worth a viewing.  

I'm with you that so many of the Grade B (or worse) black-and-white SF movies of the 1950's and 1960's are now pretty much unwatchable, except as camp fare. Many of them were meant for drive-ins, where a number of teenagers had other things in mind than simply the movie.  

A notable exception that comes to mind, other than the good ones that have already been mentioned in the counterpart thread, is The Day the Earth Stood Still. (If it was already mentioned in the other thread, I apologize.) A perennial favorite, that one is.  

[Edited 2006-02-02 01:03:22]

User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3396 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1131 times:

Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. Awful. Fortunately Lucas managed to save the series by a good Revenge of the Sith. If only they had killed Jar Jar in Episode 3, but you cannot have everything, I guess.

Star Trek 1, 5, 9, 10. Especially 2,4 and 6 are great. But 1,5,9,10 are just awful.


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

-Lost in Space
Period.
Planet of the Apes Remake.


User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

TheSonntag, they're not making any more Star Wars or Star Trek movies, are they? I like ANH a lot and also TESB. Those are kind of the best two of the bunch.  Smile

User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3396 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1103 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 7):

Well, since Enterprise was such a horrible series, I guess the whole Star Trek universe is in a deep crisis right now... However, lets hope they will recover, maybe they should buy some of the authors of Battlestar Galactica or Firefly...


User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 7):
TheSonntag, they're not making any more Star Wars or Star Trek movies, are they?

yes, one more Star trek movie in the pipeline for a couple of years time. Patrick Stewart was approached but is proving hard to land.

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 8):
However, lets hope they will recover, maybe they should buy some of the authors of Battlestar Galactica

Where do you think Ron Moore came from?

Quoting AerospaceFan (Thread starter):
As a counterpart to the "most favorite SF film" thread, this topic asks that you list your least favorite SF film.

The War of the Worlds (2005 version)

What a load.


User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1091 times:

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 9):
yes, one more Star trek movie in the pipeline for a couple of years time. Patrick Stewart was approached but is proving hard to land.

Most interesting. Thank you for that information.


User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3309 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1088 times:

What happened to the Babylon 5 movie that rumours keep coming up only to dissappear again. I would love to see B5 on the big screen!


Attamottamotta!
User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1088 times:

Quoting Petertenthije (Reply 11):
What happened to the Babylon 5 movie that rumours keep coming up only to dissappear again. I would love to see B5 on the big screen!

I know that they've done TV movies, but I haven't heard much about a theatrical release. I would look forward to such a movie, provided that JMS is given free rein on story, characters, dialogue, and casting.  Smile


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