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11-29-2015, 12:29 PM   #21046
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My favorite sci fi movie to date is The Martian. Great plot and no bad guy and tasteful effects!
Oh yes, that one is amazing. How about TV - have you watched Battlestar Galactica (2003)?

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There is also this one, shot with a Russian Industar lens:



Mrs. Racer wants to use it for our Christmas cards this year.
Your "better half" has good taste ... and I still need to get on the ball and follow through with my "square bokeh" project for a Helios 44-2 lens.
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My favorite sci fi movie to date is The Martian. Great plot and no bad guy and tasteful effects!
Ditto for 'Gravity'. :-)
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My favorite sci fi movie to date is The Martian. Great plot and no bad guy and tasteful effects!
And it passes with flying colours on the hollywood bulls*** physics test. ++++

Although don't get me wrong, I love Star Wars. Am I going to the premiere of The Force Awakens? Maybe...

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I,II,III were the sad result of special effects over plot and character development. Don't get me wrong, I like special effects and CG, but not at the expense of the writing!
My favorite sci fi movie to date is The Martian. Great plot and no bad guy and tasteful effects!


Slaughterhouse Five.


Based on the Kurt Vonnegut book of the same name.


Billy Christian (the main character whose life is lived out of sequence rather than young to old age), Montana Wildhack, the weird aliens who kidnap them for a zoo.


Mr. Vonnegut had a fantastic imagination.
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Futurama!
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Although don't get me wrong, I love Star Wars. Am I going to the premiere of The Force Awakens? Maybe...
I'm hoping JJ Abrams will do for Star Wars what he did for Star Trek. Make it fun to watch again!
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Come on - the pod race? The bigger fishes eating the smaller ones? The Battle of Naboo?
Don't get me wrong, even though George had crapped all over my childhood multiple times, I really wanted to like Phantom Menace, but I was just plain bored -until the final lightsaber battle. For me, any scene with Anakin was too long (pod race included), and the battle was ruined by Jar Jar. I was so bored by the point of "bigger fishes" that I have no memory of it except that it was there.

Side thought: The lightsaber fight in Episode IV is probably more inspired by '50s Kurosawa samurai movies, where there is a lot more talking and glaring than acrobatics, and the Ep. I fight is more inspired by Hong Kong martial arts movies, which the US didn't have a lot of exposure to until the 70s and 80s.

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Ditto for 'Gravity'. :-)
Gravity was pretty good.
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I also really liked Interstellar. Minus the esoteric SPOILER 'love transcends everything and the interior of the black hole is a tesseract' thing SPOILER ENDS. But everything up until that point was amazing.

And when I watched The Martian it gave me a bit of a déjà vu - wait, they have to rescue Matt Damon from a desolate planet? Again?!
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The Martian is very, very good.Tho' I'm not a big fan of Matt Damon, he was great in it. Personally, my fave Sci-fi of recent vintage is Avatar. There wasn't even a microsecond where I thought, "oh, OK, effects not 100% but I'll let that go..."
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I also really liked Interstellar. Minus the esoteric SPOILER 'love transcends everything and the interior of the black hole is a tesseract' thing SPOILER ENDS. But everything up until that point was amazing.

And when I watched The Martian it gave me a bit of a déjà vu - wait, they have to rescue Matt Damon from a desolate planet? Again?!
As much as I loved The Martian, I hated interstellar! I had a better time chewing foil! Have not seen Gravity yet so can't comment.
As for Battlestar Galactica, the original series is where it's at!!
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Back to earth...
Not getting anything"hociR" before I pay for all of the puter upgrades I have done lately. My new notebook getting a SSD and HDD knee surgery.
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Back to earth...
Not getting anything"hociR" before I pay for all of the puter upgrades I have done lately. My new notebook getting a SSD and HDD knee surgery.
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I pay for all of the puter upgrades
SWEET! Now I'm three generations behind in laptops.
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SWEET! Now I'm three generations behind in laptops.
With the SSD as a boot drive this thing is fast as hell starting up
Faster than any Godzilla or hociR
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