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Sci-Fi 80's Or 90's?  
User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 941 times:

Which decade of science fiction did you like better? I like the 80's better because they had plot and realistic storylines.

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User currently offlineNJTurnpike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 927 times:


The 80s seemed better. James Cameron has a lot to do with that choice  Smile

The late 60s and 70s were better though...



User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 925 times:

The 60's and 70's were too fake. It was not good when all they did was put on metallic clothes and run away from very crappy space monsters.

User currently offlineNJTurnpike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 920 times:

I was looking more at stuff like 2001, Close Encounters, Silent Running. Know what you mean about the fake monsters!



User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 917 times:

but the 80's had blade runner, Outland, aliens and 2010.

User currently offlineNJTurnpike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 913 times:

I agree about Outland, BR and Aliens (hence my James Cameron comment). 2010 was good but not a patch on the original, imho. It took me 15-20 viewings before I really grasped that, though.

Don't forget
- The Abyss
- Terminator
- Star Trek (especially The Wrath Of Khan)
- Total Recall


User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 911 times:

Was the Abyss in the 80's? And also leviathan was good.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 910 times:

The answer...neither.

Sci-fi movies peaked with the late Alan Hales classic performance in, "The Crawling Hand"



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User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 896 times:

ALIENS has gotta be the number 1 sci-fi hit of all time. It was a superb mixture of horror and action with awesome special effects! It won the academy award for 1986 if i'm not mistaken. Having said that ALIEN 1(1979) was also a very good movie. Watching that movie doesn't give you the impression that it was made in the 1970's- again an excellent thriller although lacking in a bit of the action of part 2.

User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 894 times:

80's = Star Trek: The Next Generation, E.T.
90's = Star Trek: Voyager, A.I.

I pick the 80's


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 891 times:

Best sci-fi is from the 1940s and early 1950s. Everything after that is just action thrillers in space...

99% of that early work was never made into movies of course, it would be impossible as there was a deeper story that only comes out in the wording and in the mind of the characters.



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User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 887 times:

Best sci-fi is from the 1940s and early 1950s. Everything after that is just action thrillers in space...

I strongly disagree.

So many science fiction stories, from the 70s (Logans Run), to the 80s (Blade Runner) to the 90s (The Matrix), had deeper commentary on social issues. In fact very little of what was regarded as the best Star Trek movie, IV-The Voyage Home took place in space, and it was loaded with lessons.

I think 1977's Star Wars was the turning point. Prior to, sci-fi morphed from incredible movies like War of the Worlds to bland, cerebral fare like Solyent Green. After Star Wars, sci fi grew in both technical prowess and story line.



User currently offlineSaloth Sar From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 885 times:

After Star Wars, sci fi grew in both technical prowess and story line.

IMHO, the movie that started the trend is not Star Wars but Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.


User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 884 times:

Aliens did not win the Oscar in 1986 platoon did. and most people did not get 2001 and i agree without reading the book it is very hard to understand so star wars dumbed it down for a dumb America. I can't belive they did not make the stormtroopers Red! i also liked soyalent green.

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