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Old 06-30-09, 06:39 PM   #26
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Re: Summer Sci-Fi Challenge 09 - List Thread

Last year's list (115 total)

7/1

1) UFO: "The Responsibility Seat" / UFO: "E.S.P."
2) Star Trek: "Amok Time" / Star Trek: "Who Mourns for Adonais?"

7/2

3) Space: 1999: "Breakaway" / Space: 1999: "Matter of Life and Death"
4) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)
5) Planet of the Apes: "Escape From Tomorrow" / Planet of the Apes: "The Gladiators"

7/3

6) Battlestar Galactica: "Saga of a Star World"
7) Quark (Pilot) / Quark: "May the Source Be With You" / Quark: "The Old and the Beautiful"
8) UFO: "Kill Straker!" / UFO: "Sub-Smash"

7/4

9) The Jetsons: "Rosey the Robot" / The Jetsons: "A Date With Jet Screamer" / Return to the Planet of the Apes: "Flames of Doom" / Return to the Planet of the Apes: "Escape From Ape City"
10) Ark II: "The Flies" / Ark II: "The Rule" / Space Academy: "The Survivors of Zalon" / Space Academy: "Castaways in Time and Space"
11) Jason of Star Command: Chapter 1: "Attack of the Dragonship" & Chapter 2: "Prisoner of Dragos" / Jason of Star Command: Chapter 3: "Escape From Dragos" & Chapter 4: "A Cry for Help" / Star Trek: "Beyond the Farthest Star" / Star Trek: "Yesteryear"

7/5

12) Mystery Science Theater 3000: "Hobgoblins"
13) Mystery Science Theater 3000: "The Phantom Planet"

7/6

14) Star Trek: "The Changeling" / Star Trek: "Mirror, Mirror"
15) Space: 1999: "Black Sun" / Space: 1999: "Ring Around the Moon"
16) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: "Planet of the Slave Girls"

7/7

17) Planet of the Apes: "The Trap" / Planet of the Apes: "The Good Seeds"

7/8

18) Battlestar Galactica: "Lost Planet of the Gods" / Battlestar Galactica: "Lost Planet of the Gods Part 2"

7/9

19) Quark: "The Good, the Bad and the Ficus" / Quark: "Goodbye, Polumbus" / UFO: "The Sound of Silence"

7/10

20) UFO: "The Cat With Ten Lives" / Star Trek: "The Apple"

7/11

21) The Jetsons: "The Space Car" / The Jetsons: "The Coming of Astro" / Return to the Planet of the Apes: "The Unearthly Prophecy" / Return to the Planet of the Apes: "Tunnel of Fear"
22) Ark II: "The Tank" / Ark II: "The Slaves" / Space Academy: "Hide and Seek" / Space Academy: "Countdown"
23) Jason of Star Command: Chapter 5: "Wiki to the Rescue" & Chapter 6: "Planet of the Lost" / Jason of Star Command: Chapter 7: "Marooned in Time" & Chapter 8: "Attack of the Dragons" / Star Trek: "One of Our Planets is Missing" / Star Trek: "The Lorelei Signal"

7/12

24) Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder (2009)
25) Eagle Eye (2008)

7/13

26) Star Trek: "The Doomsday Machine" / Space: 1999: "Earthbound"

7/14

27) Space: 1999: "Another Time, Another Place" / Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: "Vegas in Space"

7/15

28) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: "The Plot to Kill a City" / Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: "The Plot to Kill a City Part II"

7/16

7/17

7/18

29) The Jetsons: "Jetson's Nite Out" / The Jetsons: "The Good Little Scouts" / Return to the Planet of the Apes: "Lagoon of Peril" / Return to the Planet of the Apes: "Terror on Ice Mountain"

7/19

7/20

30) Planet of the Apes: "The Legacy" / Planet of the Apes: "Tomorrow's Tide"
31) 12 to the Moon (1960)
32) The Mouse On The Moon (1963)
33) Have Rocket, Will Travel (1959)
34) For All Mankind (1989) *WILDCARD*

7/21

7/22

7/23

35) Battlestar Galactica: "The Lost Warrior" / Battlestar Galactica: "The Long Patrol"

7/24

36) Quark: "All the Emperor's Quasi Norms - Part I" / Quark: "All the Emperor's Quasi Norms - Part II" / UFO: "Destruction"
37) The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
38) Death Race (2008)

7/25

39) The Jetsons: "The Flying Suit" / The Jetsons: "Rosey's Boyfriend" / Return to the Planet of the Apes: "River of Flames" / Return to the Planet of the Apes: "Screaming Wings"

7/26

40) Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

7/27

7/28

7/29

7/30

41) UFO: "The Man Who Came Back" / Star Trek: "Catspaw"

7/31

42) Mystery Science Theater 3000: "Monster A-Go Go"

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Re: Summer Sci-Fi Challenge 09 - List Thread

* = First time viewing

July 1
1. Alien (1979) Director's Cut
2. I Am Legend (2007)

July 2
3. The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008)*
4. Wall*E (2008)
5. Battlestar Galactica (2003 Miniseries)*

July 3
6. I, Robot (2004)
7. The Twilight Zone: Walking Distance / The Twilight Zone: Stopover In A Quiet Town / The Twilight Zone: The After Hours / The Twilight Zone: The Number Twelve Looks Like You
8. Sunshine (2007)

July 4
9. The Twilight Zone: Mirror Image / The Twilight Zone: Dead Man's Shoes / The Twilight Zone: Little Girl Lost / The Twilight Zone: Third From The Sun
10. Fantastic Four (2005)
11. The Twilight Zone: The Invaders / The Twilight Zone: The Odyssey Of Flight 33 / The Twilight Zone: The Hitch-Hiker / The Twilight Zone: The Masks
11. The Twilight Zone: The Obsolete Man / The Twilight Zone: The Howling Man / The Twilight Zone: The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street / The Twilight Zone: Nightmare At 20,000 Feet

July 5
12. Independence Day (1996)

July 6
13. The Matrix (1999)

July 8
14. Aliens (1986)

July 9
15. Jurassic Park (1993)

July 10
16. Brazil (1985) The 'Love Conquers All' version

July 11
17. Brazil (1985) The European cut version
18. Cocoon (1985)
19. Cherry 2000 (1988)*

July 13
20. The Invisible Man (1933)
21. The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
22. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)*

July 17
23. Planet of the Apes (1968)

July 18
24. Frankenstein (1931)

July 20
25. Videodrome (1983)*
26. Moon Pilot (1962)*
27. Blade Runner (1982)* The Final Cut

July 21
28. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)*

July 23
29. Watchmen (2009)* The Director's Cut

July 24
30. Watchmen Maximum Movie Mode

July 25
31. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
32. Metropolis (1927)*
33. The Prestige (2006)
34. Watchmen Director's Cut Live Community Screening Event with Zack Snyder

July 26
35. Young Frankenstein (1974)

July 27
36. Children of Men (2006)*
37. The Twilight Zone: Two / The Twilight Zone: People Are Alike All Over / Family Guy: Blue Harvest
38. Iron Man (2008)

July 28
39. Star Trek II, The Wrath of Khan (1982)

July 29
40. The War of the Worlds (1953)*
41. War of the Worlds (2005)*
42. Back to the Future (1985)
43. Back to the Future Part II (1989)
44. Back to the Future Part III (1990)

July 31
45. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
46. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Checklist:
Spoiler:

Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1890s.
--- 1900:
--- 1910:
-X- 1920: Metropolis (1927)
-X- 1930: The Invisible Man (1933)
-X- 1940: The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
-X- 1950: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
-X- 1960: Moon Pilot (1962)
-X- 1970: Alien (1979)
-X- 1980: Aliens (1986)
-X- 1990: Jurassic Park (1993)
-X- 2000: Watchmen (2009)

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- First language:
--- Second language: -

--- Watch the MST3K version of a sci-fi film.
-X- Watch a film and its remake. (War of the Worlds)
--- Watch a film based on a video game.
-X- Watch a film based on a novel. (Children of Men)
--- Watch a film directed by Ed Wood.
-X- Watch a film which won an Academy Award -- any category. (Cocoon -Academy Award for Visual Effects in 1985)
-X- Watch a silent sci-fi film. (Metropolis)
-X- Watch a Criterion version sci-fi film. (Brazil)
--- Watch a film with commentary.
-X- Watch a film and at least two sequels. (Back to the Future trilogy)
--- Watch a film that takes place on a holiday.
-X- Watch a film that takes place in space. (Sunshine)
--- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea.
-X- Watch an animated sci-fi film. (Wall*E)
--- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen
-x- Watch a film directed by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day)
--- Watch a film directed by Larry Buchanan

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- G (Planet of the Apes, even with Chuck Heston's butt)
-X- PG (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)
-X- PG-13 (The Prestige)
-X- R (The Matrix)
--- NC-17
--- X
-X- Unrated (Metropolis)

Watch a film in each of the following sci-fi subgenres:
-X- Alien invasion (Independence Day)
-X- Artificial intelligence (Blade Runner)
-X- Cyborg (T2)
-X- Post Apocalyptic (Cherry 2000)
-X- Dying Earth (Sunshine)
--- Hollow earth
-X- Cybernetic revolt (The Matrix)
--- Immortality
--- Parallel universe
-X- Mutants (I Am Legend)
--- Documentary
--- Musical
-X- Spoof (Young Frankenstein)
-X- Time travel (Planet of the Apes)
--- Spy-fi
-X- Space opera (Battlestar Galactica)

Watch a film starring:
-X- Sigourney Weaver (Alien)
-X- Harrison Ford (Blade Runner)
--- Peter Cushing
-X- Boris Karloff (Frankenstein)
-X- Arnold Schwarzenegger (T2)
-X- Will Smith (I Am Legend)
-X- Jeff Goldblum (Independence Day)
-X- Patrick Stewart (X-Men: The Last Stand)
-X- Keanu Reeves (The Day The Earth Stood Still)
--- John Agar
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Re: Summer Sci-Fi Challenge 09 - List Thread

I'm in.

July 1
01. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
02. War of the Worlds (1953)
03. When Worlds Collide (1951)
04. Superman - The Movie (BluRay)
05. Jurassic Park

July 2
06. Justice League S1EP01 / Justice League S1EP02 / Justice League S1EP03 / Justice League S1EP04
07. Justice League S1EP05 / Justice League S1EP06 / Justice League S1EP07 / Justice League S1EP08
08. Justice League S1EP09 / Justice League S1EP10 / Justice League S1EP11 / Justice League S1EP12
09. Jurassic Park II - The Lost World
10. Jurassic Park III
11. Predator (BluRay)
12. Predator II (BluRay)

July 3
13. The Thing (BluRay)
14. Dune: The Mini Series - Part I
15. Dune: The Mini Series - Part II
16. Dune: The Mini Series - Part III
17. Iron Man (BluRay)
18. Planet of the Apes (1968) (BluRay)

July 4
19. Independence Day (BluRay)
20. Sunshine (BluRay)
21. I Robot (BluRay)
22. Star Wars IV - A New Hope (1977)

July 5
23. Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)
24. Return From Witch Mountain (1978)
25. Star Wars V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

July 6
26. Star Wars VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
27. Aeon Flux
28. Screamers (Very dissapointed by this pan & scan piece of crap dvd. Here is hoping for Blu release someday)
29. Alien (1979)

July 7
30. Aliens (1986)
31. Stargate SG-1 S1EP01 - Pilot
33. Stargate SG-1 S1EP02 / Stargate SG-1 S1EP03
34. Stargate SG-1 S1EP04 / Stargate SG-1 S1EP05
35. Stargate SG-1 S1EP06 / Stargate SG-1 S1EP07

July 8
36. Stargate SG-1 S1EP08 / Stargate SG-1 S1EP09
37. Stargate SG-1 S1EP10 / Stargate SG-1 S1EP11
38. Terminator (1984) (BluRay)
39. T2: Judgement Day (1991) (BluRay)
40. I Robot (BluRay)

July 9
41. Smallville S2EP01 / Smallville S2EP02
42. Smallville S2EP03 / Smallville S2EP04
43. Smallville S2EP05 / Smallville S2EP06
44. Smallville S2EP07 / Smallville S2EP08
45. Smallville S2EP09 / Smallville S2EP10

July 10
46. Smallville S2EP11 / Smallville S2EP12
47. Smallville S2EP13 / Smallville S2EP14
48. Smallville S2EP15 / Smallville S2EP16
49. Smallville S2EP17 / Smallville S2EP18
50. Aliens 3 (1992)
51. Alien: Resurrection (1997)

July 11
52. Universal Soldier (1992) (BluRay)
53. Universal Solider: The Return (1999) (BluRay)
54. Smallville S2EP19 / Smallville S2EP20
55. Smallville S2EP21 / Smallville S2EP22
56. Smallville S2EP23 / Smallville S3EP01
57. Smallville S3EP02 / Smallville S3EP03

July 12
58. Smallville S3EP04 / Smallville S3EP05
59. Smallville S3EP06 / Smallville S3EP07
60. Smallville S3EP08 / Smallville S3EP09
61. Smallville S3EP10 / Smallville S3EP11
62. Smallville S3EP12 / Smallville S3EP13
63. Smallville S3EP14 / Smallville S3EP15
64. Smallville S3EP16 / Smallville S3EP17
65. Smallville S3EP18 / Smallville S3EP19

July 13
66. Resident Evil (BluRay)
67. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (BluRay)
68. Resident Evil: Extinction (BluRay)

July 14
69. Critters
70. Critters II
71. Armageddon

July 15
72. Warehouse 13 S1EP01 - Pilot
73. Warehouse 13 S1EP02 / Smallville S3EP20
74. Smallville S3EP21 / Smallville S3EP22

July 16
75. Spiderman (BluRay)
76. Spiderman 2 (BluRay)
77. Spiderman 3 (BluRay)

July 17
78. Smallville S4EP01 / Smallville S4EP02
79. Smallville S4EP03 / Smallville S4EP04
80. Smallville S4EP05 / Smallville S4EP06
81. Smallville S4EP07 / Smallville S4EP08
82. V (The Original Miniseries) EP01
83. V (The Original Miniseries) EP02

July 18
84. Smallville S4EP09 / Smallville S4EP10
85. Smallville S4EP11 / Smallville S4EP12
86. Smallville S4EP13 / Smallville S4EP14
87. Smallville S4EP15 / Smallville S4EP16
88. Smallville S4EP17 / Smallville S4EP18
89. Smallville S4EP19 / Smallville S4EP20
90. Smallville S4EP21 / Smallville S4EP22

July 19
91. Smallville S5EP01 / Smallville S5EP02
92. Smallville S5EP03 / Smallville S5EP04
93. Smallville S5EP05 / Smallville S5EP06
94. Smallville S5EP07 / Smallville S5EP08
95. Smallville S5EP09 / Smallville S5EP10
96. Smallville S5EP11 / Smallville S5EP12

July 20

July 21

July 22

July 23

July 24

July 25

July 26

July 27

July 28

July 29

July 30

July 31

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July 1st
1. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: "Pilot"
2. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: "Socrates' Sister"/"The Orb Scholar"
3. The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
4. Futurama-Season One: "Space Pilot 3000"/"The Series Has Landed"/"I, Roommate"/"Love's Labours Lost in Space"

July 2nd
5. Alien (1979)

6. Futurama-Season One: "Fear of a Bot Planet"/"A Fishful of Dollars"/"My Three Suns"/"A Big Piece of Garbage"/

July 3rd
7. Planet of the Vampires (1965)
8. Futurama-Season One: "A Flight to Remember"/"Mars University"/"When Aliens Attack"/"Fry & the Slurm Factory"

July 4th
9. The Terminator (1984)
10. Aliens (1986)
11. T2: Judgment Day (1991)
12. Titan A.E. (2000)
13. Futurama-Season Two: "I Second That Emotion"/"Brannigan, Begin Again"/"A Head in the Polls"/"Xmas Story"

July 5th
14. Futurama-Season Two: "Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?"/"The Lesser of Two Evils"/"Put Your Head On My Shoulders"/"Raging Bender"
15. Futurama-Season Two: "A Bicyclops Built for Two"/"A Clone of My Own"/"How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back"/"The Deep South"
16. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

July 6th
17. Star Wars IV: A New Hope (1977)
18. Futurama-Season Two: "Bender Gets Made"/"Mother's Day"/"The Problem with Popplers"/"Anthology of Interest I"

July 7th
19. Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
20. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: "No Man's Land"/"Brisco in Jalisco"
21. Futurama-Season Two: "War is the H Word"/"The Honking"/"The Cryonic Woman"/"Hell is Other Robots"

July 8th
22. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: "Riverboat"/"Pirates!"
23. Hellboy (2004)
24. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: "Senior Spirit"/"Brisco for the Defense"
25. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

July 9th
26. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
27. Futurama-Season Three: "Amazon Women in the Mood"/"Parasites Lost"/"A Tale of Two Santas"/"The Luck of the Fryrish"
28. Futurama-Season Three: "The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz"/"Bendless Love"/"The Day the Earth Stood Stupid"/"That's Lobstertainment!"
29. Futurama-Season Three: "The Cyber House Rules"/"Where the Buggalo Roam"/"Insane in the Mainframe"/"The Route of All Evil"

July 10th
30. Futurama-Season Three: "Bendin' in the Wind"/"Time Keeps On Slipping"/"I Dated a Robot"/"A Leela of Her Own"
31. Futurama-Season Three: "A Pharaoh to Remember"/"Anthology of Interest II"/"Roswell That Ends Well"/"Godfellas"
32. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: "Showdown"/Deep in the Heart of Dixie"
33. Futurama-Season Three/Four: "Future Stock"/"The 30% Iron Chef"/"Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch"/"Leela's Homeworld"
34. The Fifth Element (1997)

July 11th
35. Futurama-Season Four: "Love and Rocket"/"Less Than Hero"/"A Taste of Freedom"/"Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV"
36. Futurama-Season Four: "Jurassic Bark"/"Crimes of the Hot"/"Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles"/"The Why of Fry"
37. Futurama-Season Four: "Where No Fan Has Gone Before"/"The Sting"/"Bend Her"/"Obsoletely Fabulous"
38. Futurama-Season Four: "The Farnsworth Parabox"/"Three Hundred Big Boys"/"Spanish Fry"/"The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings"

July12th
39. Futurama: Bender's Big Score (2007)
40. I, Robot (2004)
41. Moon (2009)
42. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: "Crystal Hawks"/"Steel Horses"
43. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: "Mail Order Brides"/"A.K.A. Kansas"

July 13th
44. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: "Bounty Hunter's Convention"/"Fountain of Youth"
45. Cloverfield (2008)
46. 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)


July 14th
47. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: "Hard Rock"/"The Brooklyn Dodgers"
48. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: "Bye Bly"/"Ned Zed"
49. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: "Stagecoach"/"Wild Card"
50. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast

July 15th
51. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: "And Baby Makes Three"/"Bad Luck Betty"
52. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: "High Treason I"/"High Treason II"
53. Mystery Science Theater 3000: First Spaceship to Venus

July 16th
54. Battlestar Galactica: Miniseries, Pt. 1
55. Battlestar Galactica: Miniseries, Pt. 2
56. Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)
57. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Future Wars

July 17th
58. The Mysterians (1957)
59. Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs
60. Futurama: Bender's Game
61. Serenity (2005)

July 18th
62. Battlestar Galactica: "33"/"Water"
63. Battlestar Galactica: "Bastille Day"/"Act of Contrition"
64. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Prince of Space
65. Battlestar Galactica: "You Can't Go Home Again"/"Litmus"
66. Children of Men (2006)

July 19th
67. Battlestar Galactica: "Six Degrees of Separation"/"Flesh and Bone"
68. Battlestar Galactica: "Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down"/"The Hand of God"
69. Battlestar Galactica: "Colonial Day"/"Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part 1"
70. Battlestar Galactica: "Kobol's Last Gleaming, Part 2"/"Scattered"
71. Forbidden Planet (1956)

July 20th
72. Battlestar Galactica: "Valley of Darkness"/"Fragged"
73. Battlestar Galactica: "Resistance"/"The Farm"
74. 12 Monkeys (1995)

July 21st
75. Battlestar Galactica: "Home, Part 1"/"Home, Part 2"
76. Battlestar Galactica: "Final Cut"/"Flight of the Phoenix"
77. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

July22nd
78. Battlestar Galactica: "Pegasus: Extended Edition"/"Resurrection Ship, Part 1"
79. Battlestar Galactica: "Resurrection Ship, Part 2"/"Epiphanies"
80. Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder

July 23rd
81. Battlestar Galactica: "Black Market"/"Scar"
82. Battlestar Galactica: "Sacrifice"/"The Captain's Hand"
83. Battlestar Galactica: "Downloaded"/"Lay Down Your Burdens, Part 1"
84. Battlestar Galactica: "Lay Down Your Burdens, Part 2"/"Occupation"

July 24th
85. Battlestar Galactica: "Precipice"/"Exodus, Part 1"
86. Moonraker (1979)

July 25th
87. Battlestar Galactica: "Exodus, Part 2"/"Collaborators"
88. Battlestar Galactica: "Torn"/"A Measure of Salvation"
89. Battlestar Galactica: "Hero"/"Unfinished Business: The Ron Moore Version"

July 26th
90. Battlestar Galactica: "The Woman King"/"A Day in the Life"
91. Battlestar Galactica: "Dirty Hands"/"Maelstrom"
92. Battlestar Galactica: "The Passage"/"The Eye of Jupiter"
93. Battlestar Galactica: "Rapture"/"Taking a Break From All Your Worries"
94. Battlestar Galactica: "The Son Also Rises"/"Crossroads, Part 1"

July 27th
95. Battlestar Galactica: "Crossroads, Part 2"/"Razor"
96. Battlestar Galactica: "He That Believeth in Me"/"Six of One"
97. Battlestar Galactica: "The Ties That Bind"/"Escape Velocity"

July 28th
98. Battlestar Galactica: "The Road Less Traveled"/"Faith"
99. Battlestar Galactica: "Guess What's Coming to Dinner"/"Sine Qua Non"

July 29th
100. Battlestar Galactica: "The Hub"/"Revelations"
101. Sunshine (

This is my final tally.

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July 1
1. The Fountain
2. Donnie Darko
3. The Flash - Pilot Episode

July 2
4. X-Files: Season 1 - Pilot / Deep Throat
5. X-Files: Season 1 - Squeeze / Conduit
6. Justice League: Paradise Lost (4 episodes)
7. Justice League: Secret Origins (60 min) & Twilight Zone Def. Edition Season 1: Where is Everybody? / One for the Angels

July 3
8. X-Files: Season 1 - The Jersey Devil / Shadows
9. Justice League: Justice on Trial (4 episodes)
10. Airplane II: The Sequel

July 4
11. The Adventures of Superman: Season 2 - Five Minutes to Doom / The Big Squeeze / The Man Who Could Read Minds / Jet Ace
12. The Adventures of Superman: Season 2 - Shot in the Dark / The Defeat of Superman / Superman in Exile / A Ghost For Scotland Yard
13. X-Files: Season 1 - Ghost in the Machine / Ice
14. The All New Super Friends Hour: Season 1, Volume 2 - Episodes 1 & 2 (4 parts each)
15. The Adventures of Superman: Season 2 - The Dog Who Knew Superman / The Face and the Voice / The Man in the Lead Mask / Panic in the Sky

July 5
16. The Adventures of Superman: Season 2 - The Machine That Could Plot Crimes / Jungle Devil / My Friend Superman / The Clown Who Cried
17. Twilight Zone Definitive Edition: Season 1 - Mr. Denton on Doomsday / The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine / Walking Distance / Escape Clause
18. The Adventures of Superman: Season 2 - The Boy Who Hated Superman / Semi-Private Eye / Perry White's Scoop / Beware the Wrecker

July 6
19. X-Files: Season 1 - Space / Fallen Angel
20. The Astronaut's Wife
21. Solaris
22. The Adventures of Superman: Season 2 - The Golden Vulture / Jimmy Olsen, Boy Editor / Lady in Black / Star of Fate

July 7
23. X-Files: Season 1 - Eve / Ice
24. The Adventures of Superman: Season 2 - The Whistling Bird / Around the World With Superman & The Flash - Out of Control
25. Blade Runner (Director's Cut)
26. The Flash - Watching the Detectives / Honor Among Thieves
27. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - Awakening (2 parts)

July 8
28. 12 Monkeys
29. X-Files: Season 1 - Beyond the Sea / Gender Bender
30. The Adventures of Superman: Seasons 3 & 4 - Through the Time Barrier / The Talking Clue / The Lucky Cat / Superman Week
31. The Adventures of Superman: Seasons 3 & 4 - Great Caesar's Ghost / Test of a Warrior / The Flash - Double Vision

July 9
32. X-Files: Season 1 - Lazarus / Young at Heart
33. Wonder Woman: Season 1 - Pilot
34. Wonder Woman: Season 1 - Wonder Woman Meets Baroness Von Gunther / Fausta, the Naza Wonder Woman
35. Wonder Woman: Season 1 - Beauty on Parade / The Feminum Mystique: Part 1
36. Wonder Woman: Season 1 - The Feminum Mystique: Part 2 / X-Files: Season 1 - E.B.E.

July 10
37. Wonder Woman: Season 1 - Wonder Woman Vs. Gargantua / The Pluto File
38. Wonder Woman: Season 1 - Last of the $2 Bills / Judgment From Outer Space, Part 1
39. Wonder Woman: Season 1 - Judgment From Outer Space, Part 2 / Formula 407
40. Wonder Woman: Season 1 - The Bushwhackers / Wonder Woman in Hollywood

July 11
41. X-Files: Season 1 - Miracle Man / Shapes
42. Wonder Woman: Season 2 - The Return of Wonder Woman (approx. 74 min)
43. Twilight Zone Definitive Edition: Season 1 - The Lonely / Time Enough at Last / Perchance to Dream / Judgment Night
44. Wonder Woman: Season 2 - Anschluss '77 / The Man Who Could Move the World
45. Wonder Woman: Season 2 - The Bermuda Triangle Crisis / Knockout

July 12
46. Wonder Woman: Season 2 - The Pied Piper / The Queen and the Thief
47. Wonder Woman: Season 2 - I Do, I Do / The Man Who Made Volcanoes
48. Wonder Woman: Season 2 - Mind Stealers From Outer Space, parts 1 & 2
49. Wonder Woman: Season 2 - Deadly Toys / X-Files: Season 1 - Darkness Falls

July 13
50. Wonder Woman: Season 2 - Light-Fingered Lady / Screaming Javelins

July 14
51. Wonder Woman: Season 2 - Diana's Disappearing Act / Death in Disguise

July 16
52. Wonder Woman: Season 2 - IRAC is Missing / Flight to Oblivion
53. Twilight Zone Definitive Edition: Season 1 - And When the Sky Was Opened / What You Need / The Four of Us Are Dying / Third From the Sun

July 17
54. X-Files: Season 1 - Tooms / Born Again
55. Wonder Woman: Season 2 - Seance of Terror / The Man Who Wouldn't Tell
56. Wonder Woman: Season 2 - The Girl From Ilandia / The Murderous Missile
57. Wonder Woman: Season 3 - My Teenage Idol is Missing / Hot Wheels

July 18
58. X-Files: Season 1 - Roland / The Erlenmeyer Flask
59. Wonder Woman: Season 3 - The Deadly Sting / The Fine Art of Crime
60. Twilight Zone Definitive Edition: Season 1 - I Shot an Arrow into the Air / The Hitch-Hiker / The Fever / The Last Flight
61. Wonder Woman: Season 3 - Disco Devil / Formicida
62. Bionic Woman - Pilot / Paradise Lost

July 19
63. Bionic Woman - Sisterhood / Faceoff
64. Wonder Woman: Season 3 - Time Bomb / Skateboard Whiz

July 20
65. Bionic Woman - The Education of Jamie Sommers / The List
66. Bionic Woman - Trust Issues / Do Not Disturb

July 21
67. Sphere
68. Wonder Woman: Season 3 - The Deadly Dolphin / Stolen Faces
69. Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Battleground / Crouch End

July 22
70. Wonder Woman: Season 3 - Pot of Gold / Gault's Brain
71. Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Umney's Last Case / The End of the Whole Mess

July 23
72. Nightmares & Dreamscapes - The Road Virus Heads North / The Fifth Quarter
73. Wonder Woman: Season 3 - Going, Going, Gone / Spaced Out
74. Wonder Woman: Season 3 - The Starship is Coming / Amazon Hot Wax
75. Wonder Woman: Season 3 - The Richest Man in the World / A Date With Doomsday
76. Twilight Zone Definitive Edition: Season 1 - The Purple Testament / Elegy / Mirror Image / The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

July 24
77. Contact
78. Wonder Woman: Season 3 - The Girl With a Gift For Disaster / The Boy Who Knew Her Secret, part 1
79. Wonder Woman: Season 3 - The Boy Who Knew Her Secret, part 2 / The Man Who Could Not Die

July 25
80. Wonder Woman: Season 3 - Phantom of the Roller Coaster, part 1 / Phantom of the Roller Coaster, part 2
81. Adventures of Superman: Seasons 3/4 - Olsen's Millions / Clark Kent, Outlaw / The Magic Necklace / The Bully of Dry Gulch
82. Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Autopsy Room Four / You Know They Got a Hell of a Band

FINAL On my way to 100, but was out of town the last week of the month. Thought I might still squeeze some more in while I was away from home, but alas...it wasn't meant to be.
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July 1
1. Eureka- Episode: "Pilot"
2. Eureka- Episode: "Pilot" (Watched With Audio Commentary by Andrew Cosby, Jaime Paglia and Colin Ferguson)
3. Eureka- Episode: "Pilot" (Watched With Audio Commentary by Colin Ferguson)
4. Eureka- Episodes: "Many Happy Returns"/ "Before I forget"
5. Eureka- Episodes: "Many Happy Returns"(Watched With Audio Commentary by Colin Ferguson) / "Before I forget" (Watched With Audio Commentary by John Rogers, Andrew Cosby, Jaime Paglia, Johanna Stokes and Colin Ferguson)
6. MOONRAKER (1979)
7. BRAINSTORM (1983)

JULY 2
8. MOONRAKER (1979)(Watched With Audio Commentary by Roger Moore)
9. MOONRAKER (1979)(Watched With Audio Commentary by Lewis Gilbert and Members of the cast & crew)
10. SLITHER (2006)

JULY 3
11. Eureka- Episodes: "Alienated"/ "Invincible"
12. RUNAWAY (1984)
13. SUPERGIRL (1984)

JULY 4
14. SUPERGIRL (1984) (Watched With Audio Commentary by Director Jeannot Szwarc And Historian Scott Bosco)

JULY 6
15. SLITHER (2006) (Watched With Audio Commentary by James Gunn and Nathan Fillion)
16. HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN (1987)

JULY 7
17. HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN (1987) (Watched With Audio Commentary by Donald G. Jackson and Randall Frakes)
18. The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury/ Eureka- Episode: "Dr. Nobel"
19. THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK (2004) (Unrated Director's Cut) (2004)

JULY 8.
20. KNOWING (2009)

JULY 9
21. KNOWING (2009) (Watched With Audio Commentary by Alex Proyas)
22. Eureka- Episodes: "Blink"/ "Right As Raynes"
23.THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK (2004) (Unrated Director's Cut) (2004) (Watched With Audio Commentary by David Twohy, Karl Urban, and Alexa Davalos)

JULY 10
24. PUSH (2009)
25. PUSH (2009)(Watched With Audio Commentary by Paul McGuigan, Chris Evans, and Dakota Fanning)

JULY 11
26.Eureka- Episodes: "Alienated"(Watched With Audio Commentary by Andrew Cosby, Jaime Paglia, and Colin Ferguson) / "Invincible" (Watched With Audio Commentary by Colin Ferguson)
27. ARMAGEDDON (1998)

July 12
28. .Eureka- Episodes: "Dr. Nobel"(Watched With Audio Commentary by Colin Ferguson and Jeff Woolnough) / "Blink" (Watched With Audio Commentary by Andrew Cosby, Jaime Paglia, Johanna Stokes)

July 13
29.TRANSFORMERS (2007)
30. ARMAGEDDON (1998)(Watched With Audio Commentary by Michael Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer, Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck)
31. CAPRICA (2009)
32. VIRTUOSITY
33. Eureka- Episodes: "Dr. Nobel"(Watched With Audio Commentary by Andrew Cosby, Jaime Paglia, Ed Quinn and Johanna Stokes ) / The Twilight Zone- Episodes: "In Praise Of Pip" / "Steel"

July 14
33. CAPRICA (2009)(Watched With Audio Commentary by Jeffrey Reiner, Ronald D. Moore and David Eick)

July 15
34. Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters

July 16
35. Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters(Watched With Audio Commentary)

July 18
36. ARMAGEDDON (1998)(Watched With Audio Commentary by John Schwartzman, Joe Allen and Ivan Bekey)

July 19
37. Looker (1981)
38. Mr. Freedom (1969)

July 20
39. Looker (1981) (Watched With Audio Commentary by Michael Crichton)


JULY 23
40. FORBIDDEN ZONE (1980)
41. QUINTET (1979)

July 24
42. WATCHMEN: Director's Cut (2009)

July 25
43. HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004)

July 26
44 STAR WARS EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH (2005)

July 27
45. FANTASTIC PLANET (1973)

July 28
46. VISIONEERS (2007)

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Decided that I'd start at A and work my way through the collection. Although once I go through the Alien movies I'm not sure how long I'll stick to that.

July 1
1. Alien (1979)
2. Aliens (1986)
3. Alien 3 (1992)
4. Alien Resurrection (1997)

July 2
5. Iron Man (2008)
6. Terminal Invasion (2002)

July 3

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July 1

July 2

July 3
1. Total Recall
2. Ghostbusters
3. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
4. Slither

July 4
5. The Thing
6. Appleseed: Ex Machina

July 5
7. Moon
8. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

July 6
9. Doomsday
10. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
11. Day of the Dead (1985)

July 7
12. Lessons of Darkness

July 8
13. The Incredible Hulk

July 9

July 10
14. Starship Troopers

July 11
15. Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

July 12
16. A Scanner Darkly
17. Blade Runner (Workprint)

July 13

July 14
18. Alien

July 15
19. Pitch Black

July 16

July 17

July 18
20. Altered States

July 19
21. Resident Evil: Extinction
22. The Man Who Fell to Earth

July 20
23. Mysterious Island

July 21

July 22
24. 2001: A Space Odyssey

July 23

July 24
25. 2010: The Year We Make Contact

July 25
26. Galaxy Quest
27. Aliens
28. Tetsuo: The Iron Man

July 26

July 27
29. eXistenZ
30. Donnie Darko (Theatrical Cut)

July 28

July 29
31. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
32. The Chronicles of Riddick

July 30

July 31
33. Serenity
34. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

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Old 07-01-09, 01:14 AM   #34
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july 1
1.00) witchblade episode 11 danger / episode 12 prisoner / episode 13 separation / episode 14 family
1.25) witchblade episode 15 bonds

july 2
1.50) witchblade episode 16 relaxation
2.50) serenity on hd-dvd wowsers!

july 3
3.00) witchblade episode 17 confusion / witchblade episode 18 feelings

july 4
3.50) witchblade episode 19 turn / witchblade episode 20 request
4.00) galerians: rion (73 minute feature)
5.00) war of the worlds (redux)

july 5
5.50) witchblade episode 21 vow / witchblade episode 22 inform

july 6
6.5) slaughterhouse five

july 7
7.00) witchblade episode 23 chaos / witchblade episode 24 light

july 8
8.00) the day the earth stood still (original)

july 9
9.00) elfen lied episodes 1, 2, 3, and 4 (im being lazy)

july 10
10.00) star wars episode 1 - the phantom menace
10.50) elfen lied episodes 5, 6

july 11
11.50) battlestar galactica season 3 - crossroads part 2 / bsg season 4.0 - he that believeth in me (bsg woohoo!)

july 12
12.00) bsg s4.0 - six of one

july 13
13.00) star wars episode 2 - attack of the clones
13.50) bsg s4.0 - the tie that binds

july 14
14.50) star wars episode 3 - revenge of the sith
15.00) bsg s4.0 - escape velocity

july 15
15.50) bsg s4.0 - the road less traveled

july 16
16.00) elfen lied episodes 7 & 8
16.50) bsg s4.0 - faith

july 17
16.75) elfen lied episode 9

july 18
17.75) elfen lied episodes 10, 11, 12, and 13

july 19
18.75) star wars episode 4 - a new hope

july 20
19.75) star wars episode 5 - the empire strikes back
20.25) bsg season 4.0 - guess what's coming for dinner

july 21
21.25) saturn 3

july 22
21.75) fantastic planet (~73 minute animation that is really cool!)

july 23
22.75) star wars episode 6 - return of the jedi

july 24
23.25) gungrave - episodes 1 & 2

july 25
23.75) gungrave - episodes 3 & 4
24.75) android

july 26
25.25) gungrave - episodes 5 & 6
25.75) bsg s4.0 - sine qua non

july 27
26.75) bsg s4.0 - the hub & revelations

july 28
27.25) gungrave - episodes 7 & 8

july 29
27.75) gungrave - episodes 9 & 10

july 30
28.75) gungrave - episodes 11, 12, 13, 14

july 31
30.50) gungrave - episodes 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

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Yeah... I'm definitely in this time. Sci-Fi rocks.
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Blu-ray
High Def
Star Trek TOS Blu-ray
Star Trek TOS (not Blu-ray)

July 1:

1: Queen of Blood (1966) High Def

July 2:

2: 12:01 (1993)
3: What's up Hideous Sun Demon?

Star Trek TOS
4: "The Man Trap", "Charlie X"
5: "Where No Man Has Gone Before", "The Naked Time"
6: "The Enemy Within", "Mudd's Women"


July 3:

7: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?", "Miri"
8: "Dagger of the Mind", "The Corbomite Maneuver"
9: "The Menagerie, Part I", "The Menagerie, Part II"
10: "The Conscience of the King", "Balance of Terror"
11: "Shore Leave", "The Galileo Seven"


July 4:

12: "The Squire of Gothos", "Arena"
13: "Tomorrow is Yesterday", "Court Martial"
14: "The Return of the Archons", "Space Seed"
15: "An Errand of Mercy", "This Side of Paradise"
16: "The Devil in the Dark", "A Taste of Armageddon"


July 5:

17: Metropolis (1927,1984) Moroder version (restored)

July 6:

18: Swamp Thing (R version)
19: "The Alternative Factor", "The City on the Edge of Forever"
20: "Operation -- Annihilate!",
"Amok Time"

July 7:

21: "Journey to Babel", Who Mourns for Adonais"
22: "The Changeling" "Mirror Mirror"


July 8:

23: "The Apple", "The Doomsday Machine"
24: "Catspaw", "I, Mudd"
25: "Metamorphosis", "Friday's Child"


July 9:

26: "The Deadly Years", "Obsession"
27: "Wolf in the Fold", "The Trouble with Tribbles"


July 10:

28: "The Gamesters of Triskelion", "A Piece of the Action"
29: "The Immunity Syndrome", "A Private Little War"
30: "Return to Tomorrow", "Patterns of Force"
31: "By Any Other Name", "The Omega Glory"
32:"The Ultimate Computer", "Bread and Circuse"


July 11:

33: Empire of the Ants

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July 1:
1.Lost In Space "The Space Croppers", Season 1, Episode 25/ The Outer Limits (Original series), "Cry of Silence", Season 2, Episode 6
2. The Outer Limits (90s), "Inconstant Moon", Season 2, Episode 12/ Babylon 5, "The Geometry of Shadows", Season 2, Episode 3

July 2
3. THX-1138
4. Soylent Green

July 3
5. Twilight Zone: Her Pilgrim Soul/Monsters/But Can She Type?/A Small Talent for War/ A Matter of Minutes/To See the Invisible Man/ Gramma

July 4
6. Independence Day
7. The Deadly Mantis--MST3K


July 5
8. Doctor Who: The Pyramids of Mars

July 6
9. I Married a Monster from Outer Space

July 7
10. Warehouse 13, "Pilot, Parts I and II"

July 8
11. Knowing

July 9
12. Cloverfield

July 10
13. The Blob (1958)
14. Beware, The Blob

July 11
15. Forbidden Planet

July 12
16. Zardoz

July 16.
17. Warehouse 13, "Resonance"/Eureka, "Welcome Back, Carter"

July 17
18. Caprica
19. The Man Who Fell To Earth
20. Space Mutiny-MST3K

July 18
21. The Monster That Challenged the World
22. X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes

23. Futurama-Season 2: "I Second That Emotion"-"Brannigan, Begin Again"-"A Head in the Polls"-"Xmas Story"
24. Futurama-Season 2:"The Lesser of Two Evils"-"Put Your Head on My Shoulder"-"Raging Bender"-"A Bicyclops Built for Two"

July 19
25. Futurama-Season 2: How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back/The Deep South/Bender Gets Made/Mother's Day
27. Futurama: Season 2: "The Problem With Popplers'"/"War is the H Word"/"The Honking"/"The Cryonic Woman"
28. Futurama-Season Three: "Amazon Women in the Mood"/"Parasites Lost"/"A Tale of Two Santas"/"The Luck of the Fryrish"
29. Futurama-Season Three: "The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz"/"Bendless Love"/"The Day the Earth Stood Stupid"/"That's Lobstertainment!"
30. Futurama-Season Three: "The Cyber House Rules"/"Where the Buggalo Roam"/"Insane in the Mainframe"/"The Route of All Evi


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* denotes unwatched pile and/ or first time viewing the movie itself; as usual i will attempt to clear my unwatched pile as much as possible and also to discover some hidden gems/ duds in the collection

July 1

1. Children of Men* UK R2 SE DVD

July 2

2. Equilibrium* R3 Korea DTS DVD

July 3

3. Men In Black*

July 4

4. Men In Black II*

July 5

5. Ghost In The Shell*

July 6

6. The Matrix

July 7

7. Donnie Darko*

July 8

8. Matrix Reloaded*

July 9

9. Matrix Revolutions*

July 10

10. Armageddon R4 DVD

July 11

11. The Fifth Element Blu Ray

July 12

12. Ghostbusters*

July 13

13. 12 Monkeys*

July 14

14. Ghostbusters II*
15. Dark City Director's Cut* Blu Ray

July 15

16. AvP Blu Ray
17. AvP-R Blu Ray

July 16

18. V for Vendetta Blu Ray

July 17

19. The X-Files: Fight the Future Blu Ray

Nothing for July 18 and 19 - was in KL to watch Man Utd play and also went clubbing

July 20

20. The X-Files: I Want to Believe Blu Ray

July 21

21. Pitch Black Blu Ray

July 22

22. The Chronicles of Riddick Blu Ray

July 23

23. Appleseed

July 24

24. Appleseed Ex-Machina Blu Ray

July 25

25. Paprika Blu Ray

July 26

26. Heroes Season 1 Ep 15 and 16

July 27

27. Heroes Season 1 Ep 17 and 18

July 28

28. Heroes Season 1 Ep 19 and 20

July 29

29. Heroes Season 1 Ep 21 and 22

July 30

30. Heroes Season 1 Ep 23 and Heroes Season 2 Ep 1
31. Heroes Season 2 Ep 2 and 3

July 31

32. Deja Vu Blu Ray

really glad that i was able to do 32 - which is 1 more than what i had originally planned for i think i bettered my last year's score. looking fwd to October next!
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Gonna do it.

7-1
True Blood S1 eps 6 and 7. Wildcard 1

The X Files - Bad Blood Mulder, Scully and ..... Vampires.

7-2
The X Files- 3 Mulder does a vampire
The X Files- 2 shy
The X Files- Fresh Bones
Firefly
Serenity
The Train Job
Bushwacked

7-3
Firefly
Shindig
Safe
Our Mrs Reynolds

7-4
The Chronicles of Riddick Pitch Black
Futurama S2
Xmas story,
Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?,
The lesser of 2 Evils

7-5
Futurama s2
Put Your Head on My Shoulder.
Raging Bender
A Bicyclops Built for Two,
A Clone of my own
How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back
The Deep South
Bender Gets Made
Mother's Day
The Problem With Popplers.

7-7
Knowing

7-8
The X Files S2 Duane Barry
The Chronicles of Riddick Dark Fury
The Simpsons Tree House of Horror V,VI,VII and XII
Futurama S4 Kif Gets Knocked Up A Notch
Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles
The Farnsworth Parabox

7-9
Futurama S4
Bend Her
The Why of Fry

7-10
Red Dwarf S1
eps 3 and 4
Harsh Relm
eps 1,2 and 3

7-11
True blood S1 eps 4 and 5. Wildcard 2

7-12
Warehouse 13

7-13
King Kong vs Godzilla
28 Days Later

7-14
Red Dwarf S1 Eps 5 and 6
The X Files
S3
Szygy and Grotesque

1 week of Sci Fi burnout

7-21
Watchmen
Firefly
Jaynestown
Out of Gas
7-22
Firefly, Ariel
The Simpsons, The Springfield Files
South Park, Cartman Gets An Anal Probe

7-23
Firefly
War Stories
Trash
The Message
Futurama S3 That's Lobstertainment!
7-24
The X Files I Want To Believe, Extended cut and with commentary.

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7-1 futurama S3 I Dated a Robot.
7-4 Twilight Zone The Midnight Sun

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7/1

1. Predator, 1987, 90/100
2. Twilight Zone
ep. .25 Where is Everybody? .25 One for the Angels .25 Walking Distance .25 Time Enough at last
3. Aliens , 1986,
7/2
4. Starship Troopers 65/100
5. Red Dwarf
Ep .25 The Beginning
The Twilight Zone
ep. 25Her Pilgrim Heart ep. .25 Her Pilgrim Heart pt. 2 .25 Dealers choice
6. Twilight Zone
ep. .25 Leprechaun Artist .25 Perchance to dream .25 What you need .25 The Fever
7/3
7. Dr. Who
EP. .5 Rose Ep. .5 The End of the world
8. Dr. Who
9. Twilight Zone
Ep. .25 Time and Teresa Golowitz Ep. 25 Private Channel/Dreams for sale Ep. .25 A hundred yard over the rim Ep. .25 A most Unusual Camera
10. Twilight Zone
Ep. .25 Bewitching pool Ep. 25 5 characters in search of an exit Ep. .25 Little Girl Lost Ep. .25 Little People
7/4
11. Twilight Zone
Ep. .25 Talking Tina Ep. 25 Nick of Time Ep. .25 Night of the Meak Ep. .25 Nightmare as a child
12. Howard the Duck (1986) 51/100
7/5
13. Pitch Black (2000) 61/100
14. Blade Runner Directors cut(1982) 83/100
15. Twilight Zone
Ep..25 Long Distance Call Ep.25 The Dummy
Dr. Who
Ep. .5 "World War 3"
16. Spaceballs (1987) 68/100
7/6
17. Dr. Who
Ep. .5 Dalek Ep. .5 The Long Game
18. Dr. Who
Ep. .5 Father's Day Ep. .5 The Empty Child
7/7
19. Dr. Who
EP.5 The Dr. Dances EP. 5 Boom Town
20. Dr. Who
Ep. .5 Bad-Wolf Ep. .5 The Parting of ways
21. Dr. who
Ep.5 Christmas Invasion Ep. .5 New Earth
7/8
7/9
7/10

22. Wharehouse 13 - Pilot-
7/11
7/12

23. Evoloution (2001)62/100
7/13
24. Carrie (1976) 74/100
7/14
25. Jumper (2008) 58/100
26. hancock (2008)) 60/100
7/15
27. Eagle Eye(2008) 55/100
28. Ice Pirates (1984) 50/100
29. Warehouse 13 Ep. .5 Resonance
Better of ted Ep. .25 Bioshufflle .25 Trust and Consequences
30. X-files Ep. .5 One Son Ep. .5 Agua Mala
7/16
31. X-Files Ep. .5 Monday Ep. .5 Arcadia
32. X-Files Ep. .5 Alpha Ep. .5 Trevor
33. X-Files Ep. .5 Milagro Ep. .5 The Unatuaral
7/17
34. X-Files Ep. .5 3 of a kind Ep. .5 Field Trip

7/31

35. X-files ep. .5 Biogenesis ep. .5 The Sixth Extinction
36. X-files ep. .5 The Sixth Extinction 2 Armor Fati ep. .5 Hunger
37. X-Files ep. .5 Millenium ep. .5 Rush

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Re: Summer Sci-Fi Challenge 09 - List Thread

7/1
1. Twilight Zone: Where Is Everybody?/One for the Angels/Mr. Denton on Doomsday/The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine
2. Twilight Zone: Walking Distance/Escape Clause/The Lonely/Time Enough at Last

7/2
3. Day Watch

7/3
4. A Clockwork Orange
5. Twilight Zone: Perchance to Dream/Judgement Night/And When the Sky Was Opened/What You Need

7/4
6. Gojira
7. Twilight Zone: The Four of Us Are Dying/Third from the Sun/I Shot an Arrow into the Air/The Hitch-Hiker

7/6
8. Twilight Zone: The Fever/The Last Flight/The Purple Testament/Elegy
9. Twilight Zone: Mirror Image/The Monstars Are Due on Maple Street/A World of Difference/Long Live Walter Johnson
10. Twilight Zone: People Are Alike All Over/Execution/The Big Tall Wish/A Nice Place to Visit
11. Twilight Zone: Nightmare as a Child/A Stop at Willoughby/The Chaser/A Passage for Trumpet

7/7
12. Twilight Zone: Mr. Bevis/The After Hours/The Mighty Casey/A World of His Own

7/11
13. Twilight Zone: King Nine Will Not Return/The Man in the Bottle/Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room/A Thing About Machines
14. Twilight Zone: The Howling Man/Eye of the Beholder/Nick of Time/The Lateness of the Hour

7/12
15. Twilight Zone: The Trouble with Templeton/A Most Unusual Camera/Night of the Meek/Dust

7/31
16. Alphaville
17. City of Lost Children

I got sidetracked by reading 3000+ pages of the Night's Dawn Trilogy.
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July 1
1)Logan's Run
2)I Am Legend
3)The Fly(Goldblum version)
4)Stargate
5)Stargate The Ark Of Truth
July 2
6)Stargate Continuum
7)The Twilight Zone Movie
8)The X-Files:I want To believe
9)Serenity
July 3
10-19)Stargate Atlantis Season One Episodes 1-20
20)Transformers Revenge Of the Fallen
July 4
Wall e
The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy

July 5

July 6

July 7

July 8

July 9

July 10

July 11

July 12

July 13

July 14

July 15

July 16

July 17

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July 19

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Beebs Science Fiction Challenge
final list

July 1
1. Aliens

July 2
2. Brazil

July 3
x. UP
x. The Proposal

July 4
3. Hancock
4. Twilight Zone - 19. Purple Testament / 20. Elegy / 21. Mirror Image / 23. A World of Difference
5. Twilight Zone - 24. Long Live Walter Jameson / 25. People Are Alike All Over / 26. Execution / 27. Big Tall Wish

July 5
6. Twilight Zone (started) - 28. Nice Place to Visit / 29. Nightmare as a Child /
7. Day After Tomorrow

July 6

July 7

July 8
8. Warehouse 13 1. Pilot, Part 1 / 2. Pilot, Part 2

July 9
9. Incredibles

July 10
10. This Island Earth
11. Cloverfield

July 11
12. X-Files - Pilot / Deep Throat
13. Short Circuit
14. X-Files - E.B.E. / Erlenmeyer Flask

July 12

July 13
15. The Island
16. The Mist
17. Time after Time
18. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

July 14
19. Firefly - Serenity Part 1 / Serenity Part 2
20. Firefly - Train Job / Bushwacked

July 15
21. Reign of Fire
X. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
22. Supernova
23. Contact

July 16
24. Planet of the Apes [Burton]
25. Capricorn 1

July 17
26. Back to the Future
27. Cocoon

July 18
28. Alien Nation
29. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
30. A.I. Artificial Intelligence

July 19
31. Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
32. Strange Invaders
33. Howl's Moving Castle [Wildcard/Steampunk]
34. Final Countdown

July 20
35. Demolition Man [w/Commentary]
36. Firefly - Shindig / Safe
37. Time Machine [1960]

July 21
38. Evolution
39. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
40. Enemy Mine
41. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

July 22
42. Akira
43. When Worlds Collide
44. Silent Running
45. 12 Monkeys

July 23
46. Stargate

July 24
47. Event Horizon
48. Next
49. Mars Attacks

July 25
50. Flatliners
51. Explorers
52. Hellboy II

July 26-31


Movie Challenge Blog
Beginning of my list will be slow. Expect to pull in 75 or more, lots of Twilight Zones and X-Files.

July 10th - Should start to really kick into gear now. Was insanely busy the last week. I have 30+ movies coming from the library, and have 40-50 movies in my own collection. Still shooting for 75.

July 13th -- Finally entering full watching mode. Been incredibly busy the last two weeks. Now, I'm looking at a stack of close to 20 movies and complete Firefly from the library. Absolutely love the library during these challenges.

July 20th -- Very impressed with George Pal movies. Didn't realize I like so many of them. His and Harryhausen's are inspirational

July 25th -- Have not gotten to many TV shows, because the library has been so rich with movies for me. I've gotten at least 40 movies and Firefly from them, and hope to get another 4-5.

Oh well, I had hoped to get more in before the end. But, believe it or not, it was too hot to enjoy movies for the last week of the month. I spent the time holed up in my bedroom with my small 25" tv, watching other stuff. Sigh. I just couldn't bring myself to watch my favorite spectacle movies in that situation when my 106" home theater was 100+ degrees.
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7/1
1. Star Trek TNG "Who Watches the Watchers" / Star Trek TNG "The Bonding"
2. Star Trek TNG "Booby Trap" / Star Trek TNG "The Enemy"

7/2
3. Giant Gila Monster (MST3K)

7/3
4. City Limits (MST3K)

7/4
5. Teenagers From Outer Space (MST3K)

7/5
6. Star Trek TNG "The Price" / Star Trek TNG "The Vengeance Factor"

7/6
7. Star Trek TNG "The Defector" / Star Trek TNG "The Hunted"
8. Star Trek TNG "The High Ground / Star Trek TNG "Deja Q"

7/7
9. Star Trek TNG "A Matter of Perspective" / Star Trek TNG "Yesterday's Enterprise"
10. Planet of the Apes (1968)

7/8
11. Star Trek TNG "The Offspring" / Star Trek TNG "Sins of the Father"

7/9
12. Star Trek TNG "Allegiance" / Star Trek TNG "Captains Holiday"

7/10
13. Star Trek TNG "Tin Man" / Star Trek TNG "Hollow Pursuits"

7/11
14. Star Trek TNG "The Most Toys" / Star Trek TNG "Sarek"

7/12
15. Star Trek TNG "Menage a Troi" / Star Trek TNG "Transfigurations"
16. Being From Another Planet (MST3K)

7/13
17. Star Trek TNG "The Best of Both Worlds part1" / Star Trek TNG "The Best of Both Worlds part2"
18. Star Trek TNG "Family" / "Brothers"

7/14
19. Star Trek TNG "Suddenly Human" / Star Trek TNG "Remember Me"

7/15

7/16
20. Star Trek TNG "Legacy" / Star Trek TNG "Reunion"

7/17
21. Alien

7/18
22. Forbidden Planet

7/19

7/20
23. Star Trek TNG "Future Imperfect" / Star Trek TNG "Final Mission"


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Re: Summer Sci-Fi Challenge 09 - List Thread

July 2nd
1. Twilight Zone “Spur of the Moment”*/”The Jeopardy Room”*/The X-Files “Deep Throat”

July 8th
2. Smallville "Vortex"*/"Heat"*
3. Warehouse 13 "Pilot"*

July 13th
4. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen*
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July 1:
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2. Equilibrium (2002)

July 3:
3. Dark City (1998)

July 4:
4. Twilight Zone "A Most Unusual Camera"/"The Bewitchin' Pool"/"Five Char. In Search of an Exit"/"The Dummy"
5. Twilight Zone "Long Distance Call"/"Third From the Sun"/"It's a Good LIfe"/"A Piano in the House"
6. Twilight Zone "The Midnight Sun"/"The Hitch-hiker"/"The Masks"/"The Obsolete Man"
7. Twilight Zone "The Howling Man"/"Living Doll"/"Where Is Everybody?"/"A Stop at Willoughby"
8. Twilight Zone ""Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up"/"Time Enough at Last"/Eye of the Beholder"/"To Serve Man"

July 5:

9. 12 Monkeys (1995)
10. The Quiet Earth (1985)
11. Event Horizon (1997)
12. Solaris (2002)
13. Children of Men (2006)

July 6:
14. Darkman (1990)

July 9:
15. Sunshine (2007)

July 10:
16. Stargate SG-1 S1, Ep 1/Ep 2
17. Stargate SG-1 S1, Ep 3/Ep 4

July 12:
18. Stargate SG-1 S1, Ep 5/Ep 6
19. Stargate SG-1 S1, Ep 7/Ep 8
20. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
21. Star Trek: Generations (1994)

July 13:
22. Tremors (1989)
23. Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1996)

July 14:
24. Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001)
25. Tremors 4: The Legend Begins (2004)

July 15:
26. The Terminator (1984)

July 17:
27. Ghostbusters (1984)
28. Ghostbusters 2 (1989)

July 18:
29. Blade Runner The Director's Cut
30. Blade Runner The Final Cut (commentary by Hampton Fancher, David Peoples, Michael Deeley & Katherine Haber)
31. Blade Runner U.S. Theatrical Cut
32. Blade Runner The Final Cut (commentary by Ridley Scott)
33. Blade Runner International Theatrical Cut
34. Blade Runner The Final Cut (commentary by Syd Mead, Doug Trumbull, Richard Yuricich, David Dryer, David Snyder & Larry Paull
35. Blade Runner The Final Cut

July 20:
36. Aeon Flux (2005)
37. Starship Troopers (1997)
38. The Island (2005)

July 22:
39. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

July 24:
40. Twilight Zone '85 S1, Ep 1/Ep 2
41. Twilight Zone '85 S1, Ep 3/Ep 4

July 25:
42. Twilight Zone '85 S1, Ep 5/Ep 6
43. Twilight Zone '85 S1, Ep 7/Ep 8
44. Twilight Zone '85 S1, Ep 9/Ep 10

July 26:

45. Stargate (1994)
46. Stargate Commentary by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin

July 29:
47. Lost Pilot, pt 1/Pilot, pt 2
48. Lost Tabula Rasa/Walkabout

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Re: Summer Sci-Fi Challenge 09 - List Thread

Im gonna try this again and go thru some sci fi

January 1:
1.Serenity
2.Wall E

January 2:
Dr Horribles Sing Along Blog - actually really enjoyed this but wont count it due to its short run time.
3.Repo The Genetic Opera - previous made me go back and watch this once again great movie.
4. The Day the Earth Stood Still 08 - i went into this with very low expectations but ended up enjoying it.

Janua....July 3rd:
5. Star Wars 09
spent the rest of my time watching The Reaper.

July 4th:
6. ID4- still hate this movie but they were watching it at work so atleast i got paid to watch it.

July 5th:
7. Stargate - bought the blu cheap since i havent seen it since its threatrical release.

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DateTitleYearFirst timePointsTotal
Thu 7/2The Last Man on Earth196411
Fri 7/3Tremors1990 12
Sat 7/4The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension198413
Sun 7/5Flash Gordon198014
Mon 7/6Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope1977 15
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Episode 4.08: Future Imperfect
1990.55.5
Tue 7/7Voltron: Defender of the Universe
Episode 1.01: Space Explorers Captured
1984.255.75
Doctor Who
Episode 4.09: Silence in the Library
Episode 4.10: Forest of the Dead
200816.75
Wed 7/8Samurai Jack
Episode 3.06: XXXII: Jack and the Traveling Creatures
Episode 3.07: XXXIII: Jack and the Creature
Episode 3.08: XXXIV: Jack and the Swamp Monster
Episode 3.09: XXXV: Jack and the Haunted House
Episode 3.10: XXXVI: Jack, the Monks, and the Ancient Master's Son
20031.258
Thu 7/9Samurai Jack
Episode 3.11: XXXVII: The Birth of Evil
Episode 3.12: XXXVIII: The Birth of Evil, Part II
Episode 3.13: XXXIX: Jack and the Labyrinth
2003.758.75
Fri 7/10Doctor Who
Episode 4.08: Midnight
2008.59.25
Warehouse 13
Episode 1.01: Pilot
2009110.25
Sat 7/11Forbidden Planet1956111.25
Sun 7/12Doctor Who
Episode 4.11: Turn Left
2008.511.75
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Episode 3.26: The Best of Both Worlds
Episode 4.01: The Best of Both Worlds, Part II
1990 112.75
Mon 7/13Star Trek: First Contact1996 113.75
Tue 7/14Samurai Jack
Episode 4.01: XL: Jack versus the Ninja
Episode 4.02: XLI: Robo-Samurai versus Mondo Bot
2003.514.25
The Terminator1984 115.25
Wed 7/15Dollhouse
Episode 1.01: Ghost
2009.515.75
Thu 7/16Samurai Jack
Episode 4.03: XLII: Samurai versus Samurai
Episode 4.04: XLIII: The Aku Infection
Episode 4.05: XLIV: The Princess and the Bounty Hunters
Episode 4.06: XLV: The Scotsman Saves Jack, Part 1
Episode 4.07: XLVI: The Scotsman Saves Jack, Part 2
20031.2517
Dollhouse
Episode 1.02: The Target
2009.517.5
Fri 7/17Samurai Jack
Episode 4.08: XLVII: Jack and the Flying Prince and Princess
Episode 4.09: XLVIII: Jack versus Aku
Episode 4.10: XLIX: The Four Seasons of Death
Episode 4.11: L: The Tale of X9
Episode 4.12: LI: Young Jack in Africa
Episode 4.13: LII: Jack and the Baby
2003
2004
1.519
Warehouse 13
Episode 1.02: Resonance
2009.519.5
Dollhouse
Episode 1.03: Stage Fright
Episode 1.04: Gray Hour
2009120.5
Sat 7/18Transformers
Episode 0.01: More Than Meets the Eye, Part I
1984.2520.75
Sun 7/19Transformers
Episode 0.02: More Than Meets the Eye, Part II
1984.2521
Dollhouse
Episode 1.05: True Believer
2009.521.5
Tue 7/21Dollhouse
Episode 1.06: Man on the Street
Episode 1.07: Echoes
2009122.5
Wed 7/22Fringe
Episode 1.01: Pilot
Episode 1.02: The Same Old Story
2008123.5
Dollhouse
Episode 1.08: Needs
2009.524
Thu 7/23Transformers
Episode 0.03: More Than Meets the Eye, Part III
Episode 1.01: Transport to Oblivion
1984.524.5
Fringe
Episode 1.03: The Ghost Network
2008.525
Sat 7/25Dollhouse
Episode 1.09: A Spy in the House of Love
Episode 1.10: Haunted
2009126
Sun 7/26Doctor Who
Episode 4.01: Partners in Crime
2008.526.5
Dollhouse
Episode 1.11: Briar Rose
Episode 1.12: Omega
2009127.5
Wed 7/29Warehouse 13
Episode 1.04: Claudia
2009.528
Fringe
Episode 1.04: The Arrival
2008.528.5
Thu 7/30Fringe
Episode 1.05: Power Hungry
2008.529
Fri 7/31Fringe
Episode 1.06: The Cure
Episode 1.07: In Which We Meet Mr. Jones
2008130
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Brainee's 2009 DVDTalk Summer Sci-Fi Challenge List

LIST IS FINAL!
Goal: 31
Total: 76 (I confess I'm probably like Star Trek's Scotty: lowballing these estimates to make myself look good when I surpass them)
First Time Views: 64

= first time viewing

July 3rd
1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) - That's even with the extremely low expectations I had for this

2. Repo: The Genetic Opera (2008) - Incredible as it sounds, Paris Hilton is perfectly cast in this (as a spoiled heiress with no talent who annoys everyone around her). The only thing that really holds this back from being a home-run is that the songs were rather forgettable.

3. Splinter (2008) - Not listed as Sci-Fi, but any creature feature starring a mutant/alien monster counts in my book. It's a rather slight little movie. The monster is interesting, making me wish that a filmmaker with more ambition (money) tackled this project.

July 4th
4. The Tenth Victim (1965) - Hard to believe I've never seen this, but I don't remember anything. Pretty ahead of its time with a concept that would repeated many times later on (about competitors in a media-fueled death game). What wasn't ahead of its time was the look and sound - swinging sixties all the way! I read Mastroianni wasn't happy with how this turned out, thinking it was too silly and campy. I think I agree with him, though this is still fun viewing.

July 5th
5. The Fountain (2006) - A love-it-or-hate-it movie if there ever was one. Since I've seen it multiple times and own the Blu-Ray disc, you can probably guess which camp I fall in.

6. Silk (2006) - Kind of interesting spin on the tired "Asian ghost girl + creepy-ass ghost kid" genre. It takes it into sci-fi territory with the introduction of "Menger sponges" - these nanomachines that let people interact with ghost energy projections. The "silk" of the title are the visible (at least after you've used Menger sponge eye spray) thin strands that ghosts send out before contacting a living person. Since these ghosts do nasty things, like squeezing hearts and throats, it's not a good thing to see a ghost strand on you. Some good ideas and moments here, though everything isn't developed as well as it could be. And the science parts are pretty laughable - don't you love watching sci-fi when the writer clearly doesn't have the foggiest notion of how science really works?

July 6th
7. Starcrash (1978) - It's just like "Star Wars". Except with no budget ... and no talent. Though you have to give some props for casting Caroline Munro and David Hasselhoff as the leads! And character-actor extraordinaire Joe Spinell gives new meaning to the phrase "chewing the scenery" as bad-guy Count Zarth Arn. He never passes up the opportunity to do an evil laugh (often while giving a menacing twirl of his black cape).

July 7th
8. Bane (2008) - Now here's an interesting one. Isn't one of the best things as a movie-goer to go into something with no expectations and have it knock you on your ass? Well, imdb rates this as a 3.7 (with miserable comments) and trailers made this look like another "torture porn" exercise. What I found was something a lot closer in spirit to the mysterious episodes of classic "Twilight Zone" and "Outer Limits" instead of "Hostel". I love movies that keep me off-balance and guessing where things are going. It reminded me a bit also of "Cube" - except this movie actually gives you an answer in the end. I don't know if the final explanation completely held water, but it was good enough to satisfy me. I can only guess that the negative reviews come from people expecting gory torture horror, only to be thrown for a loop when
Spoiler:
the Cthulhu-esque aliens show up
Or maybe people who don't like movies that make their brains do work. Anyway, the reviews at imdb linked under "External reviews" all agree with me instead. I say its worth a look for open-minded adventurous viewers, who don't mind their sci-fi getting rather nasty.

July 8th
9. ☼ Warehouse 13: "Pilot" (2009) - Not bad ... I'll be giving more episodes a shot.

10. Serenity (2005) - At least Whedon got a chance to wrap things up. Too bad this didn't do very well at the box office. I guess the public has more refined taste in sci-fi, preferring stuff like "Transformers 2" to this.

11. The Men Who Fell (2007) - While I can appreciate the technical aspects of making of reasonable-looking sci-fi movie for $25,000, as entertainment I didn't think much of this. Dull as dirt (for the first hour, all that pretty much happens is two guys wander around a warehouse and bicker with each other), with a predictable "twist" at the end.

12. Dinner for Adele (1977) - The story features a mad scientist experimenting with carniverous plants to exact his schemes of revenge and world domination - that's good enough to count as sci-fi in my book! Really entertaining pulp comedy (with animation by Jan Svankmajer) that deserves to be better known. I loved detective-hero Nick Carter's gadgets (this was set in the early 20th century). At one point he extends a portable phone across a restaurant (with a cord snaking all the way across a room) to talk to his partner. But when his partner gets confused how to use the gadget, Carter just yells the instructions across the room (pretty much ruining the whole "secrecy" thing). And he wields a solar-powered laser for shooting down a balloon - let to him personally by Mr. Laser himself!

July 9th
13. Darkon (2006) - I'll use a wild-card on this documentary that explores the world of LARPs (live acttion role playing games). Don't call them nerds ... or they'll bash you with their foam swords!!! I guess I'm a nerd, because this looks like fun. Though I don't get how they keep order in battles - it looks like all-out chaos to me. Props to this for actually being fair in portraying these gamers as well-rounded people ... some even have wives, girlfriends, and real jobs. Though I had to laugh at the one pudgy guy who thought that he wasn't being accepted by this group. Tipped off somewhat by the fact that he was "assassinated" 12 times in a single day on their last get together (Wildcard #1)

14. Hinokio: Inter Galactic Love (2005) - Surprisingly good movie about a young boy who goes to school as a robot, built by his father to help him cope with life after his mother's death. Sounded like it could've been stupid, but it's realistic and honest emotional content made this a winner in my book. Only mistep was a subplot involving an addictive video game.

July 10th
15. The Ugly Swans (2006) - This got my hopes up early. The premise was intriguing: in a small Russian town, some people inexplicably transform into these alien-looking fishpeople (called "Aquatters). The Aquatters have advanced technology that lets them control the weather in their town (making it rain non-stop), and they set up a school for gifted children to pass on their knowledge and powers. However, they're looked upon with suspicion by the government who aren't convinced they're as harmless as they claim. The story follows a man who starts to work on the council watching the Aquatters - and he has a personal interest since his daughter is one of the students. Like I said ... interesting premise - this is sort of intelligent idea-driven sci-fi we get so little of these days. The movie has a great look (torrents of rain awash in red light), and the acting is top-notch. However, the conclusion is far from satisfactory, and ecological issues feel shoe-horned into the story. Still worth a look for fans of serious sci-fi.

16. The Aquanauts (1979) - This was a nice little find. I was expecting a silly sci-fi adventure, but found an intelligent bit of hard sci-fi mystery. Despite being produced in Cold War-era Russia, there's no politics here. Instead, you follow the adventures of a Soviet aquanaut - think of them as an elite team of undersea explorers. The story follows his attempt to solve the mystery of a disappearance and strange goings-on at an undersea base, that somehow tie into a personal tragedy.

July 11th
17.Moon (2009) - for the movie for the annoying talking people in the theater who were clearly looking for something with more action and explosions

18. Sunshine (2007)

19. Ultraman (2004) - Big (well "bigger" than before, at least) recent theatrical reboot of the Ultraman series. It was ok, though lacking the silliness and fun that I love about the original.

20. Portal (2008) - It's listed as sci-fi at imdb, but it's not really. I watched it hoping it was this movie. That sounds good. This sure wasn't.

July 12th
21.To the Stars by Hard Ways (1981) - Otherwise known as "Humanoid Woman" in the Sandy Frank-butchered MST3K-mocked version. I watched the 140 minute Russian version. If you make allowances for some cheesy effects and a sometimes pokey plot, this isn't bad. It's no "Solaris", but its way better than all the "Star Wars" ripoffs that were being made around this time. I really hate when MST3K fans destroy the ratings of movies that get riffed. If you've just seen the MST3K episode, you haven't seen the movie. As they've shown with "This Island Earth" and "Phase IV", even good sci-fi can be riffed and made to appear awful.

22. Ice Planet (2001) - The bad: the acting was awful. The pacing is off (more time is needed to better introduce the characters and connect the dots for the story). The story is a mish-mash of other (better) movies. It's cheap. The story ends with a big "to be continued" that was never continued. The good: Though the budget was low, I think the filmmakers got the most out of it. It's nice to see a low budget sci-fi movie not be afraid of being visually ambitious. It's nowhere near as bad as some people make it out to be - the imdb reviewer that states this is one of the worst sci-fi movies ever clearly hasn't watched much sci-fi. It's still better than most Sci-Fi (oops ... SyFy) Channel Originals. It's nice to see a sci-fi movie that tackles hard science issues, rather than be a retread of the same old monster movies.

July 13th
23. Tokyo Gore Police (2008) - One of those movies you can't complain about what it gives you ... campy gore. I thought the 2 hour running time would be trying for just a gore movie, but it wasn't. Actually, the sci-fi elements of the movie aren't bad (though not exactly held together with logic), and I liked the silly commercials that run throughout. It reminded me of a cross between Videodrome and Robocop, with over-the-top gore.

July 15th
24. The Testament of Professor Dowell (1984) - This Russian sci-fi is actually really good - kind of a realistic variation on the Frankenstein and Re-Animator stories. Unlike those stories however, there are no monsters - not even any outright "bad guys". Only debit is the awful synthesizer score, which sounds like someone playing scales over and over again until you want to strangle them.

July 16th
25/26. ☼ Stargate SG-1: Season 5, "Enemies", "Threshold", "Ascension", "The Fifth Man" - Let's see if I can work my way through more Stargate. This is the 1st time watching these. Never got around to watching the show while it was on, but have been buying the DVDs when on sale. Consistently good, though it never seems to reach the heights of the best sci-fi series. The cast is top-notch, with just the right amount of key characters so everyone gets their moments to shine. This batch had one of Teal'c's best lines. When he and Jack are rebuffed for a "Star Wars" video-viewing party by Sam, Teal'c suggests "I have heard of a thing where people do combat in a ring of jello". Jack answers "I'll call Daniel" :

27. Blindness (2008) - Interesting idea (an outbreak of a mysterious plague that renders everyone blind), and top-notch cast and direction. Thoroughly unpleasant movie to watch though (both visually and story-wise), especially during the lengthy "quarantine" section. I get the allegory, but I think it got in the way sometimes of crafting a story that held together. One of those movies where I can appreciate the craftmanship, but I doubt I'll revisit.

28/28.5. The Invisible Man (1984) - The BBC can usually be counted on for a classy production, and this is no exception. I think the story was spread a bit thin for 3 hours though. The James Whale classic is still the standard for this story - being far more economical is its story-telling, while managing to flesh out the characters better. Here, the invisible Dr. Griffin is a one-note character - he's invisible, and he's nuts. I know that's more faithful to the book than how he was portrayed in the Whale version, but it doesn't make for a better movie. This series does get really good by the end, when our focus is changed to the good Dr. Kemp. You really get the sense of how terrifying it would be to have an invisible madman out to get you.

July 17th
29.5. Beowulf (2007) - I must be low-brow, because I enjoyed this. It's too bad there's no way to reproduce the theatrical 3-D at home - it must've looked spectacular in its original format. (Wildcard #2)

30. ☼ Warehouse 13: "Resonance" - This show seems to be searching for its tone: whether it wants to be dumb-as-dirt in appealing to young boys, or something more. I'd, of course, prefer the latter, but I fear SyFy execs may feel differently. Ended strong, though the explanation of using genetic fingerprinting to ID the writer of a song is one of the stupidest things I've heard in sci-fi for some time. Well, at least since "Fringe" ended its season

July 18th
31. The Invisible Man (1933) - Getting around to watching the "Legacy" set. Like I said for the BBC remake, this is still the standard. Classic James Whale style, with healthy dose of black comedy. I was surprised at how brutal this Invisible Man was (despite the filmmakers "softening" him a bit by giving him a fiancee, and blaiming the madness on the drug). He literally kills hundreds of people! I liked the anecdote told by Rains' daughter in the "making of" doc. Her father took her to a small-town showing, and people were shocked hear the Invisible Man himself buying a ticket. Rains even gave his daughter a running commentary during the movie. Normally, movie talkers piss me off. But if you're watching "The Invisible Man", and Claude Rains himself is doing the talking, I think I'd let that one slide.

32. The Invisible Man Returns (1940) - You can really feel the effect of the Hayes code here (compared to the first movie). More of a mystery, and lacks the flair of the first movie. But solid movie, and Vincent Price is more than a suitable replacement for Rains (he looks so young in that final scene).

33. The Invisible Woman (1940) - As long as you go in knowing you're getting a comedy, and not a sci-fi thriller, there's fun to be had.

34. The Invisible Agent (1942) - If its 1942, you know it must be Nazi-fighting time. I would've liked it more if the Invisible Man wasn't such a goofball. At one point, he blows his mission for finding out the details of a German attack just because he throws a hissy fit when a Nazi officer is putting moves on a good-looking woman he just met a few minutes ago. You have to laugh at the casting for some of these WWII-era movies. You have Brits playing Germans, but they cast the German-speaking Peter Lorre as Japanese.

35. The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944) - Nice to see the series return to horror/thriller, and it's interesting to see Jon Hall (who played the Invisible Man so goofy in the last movie) play it evil.

July 20th
36. The Creation of the Humanoids (1962) - I don't think I've ever seen a sci-fi movie as talky as this one. That's 99% of the movie - people talking. What makes it rough is that the acting is so wooden. I guess for the robots its no big deal, but there's no excuse for the humans. Despite that, this movie has some things going for it. The screenplay is surprisingly intelligent, thought-provoking, and imaginative (tackling themes largely ignoring by sci-fi until years later).

37. War Between the Planets (1966) - Good ol' "Tony Dawson", bringing us another helping of Italian genre cheese! This is pretty subdued compared to other spaghetti sf I've seen. Though we get the usual outer space romantic triangle, and one testosterone-fueled slugfest. I love when the screenwriters of these movies, who clearly know less about science than your average 5th grader, try to impress their audience with technobabble. One term I remember from this is "asteroidal manifestations" ... clearly more impressive than just saying "asteroids" I wish this movie had explained more about the attacking "planet". A living planet sailing through space sounds like a cool idea, but here they just land on it and blow it up without any scientific discussion.

38. They Came from Beyond Space (1967) - Well, actually they came from the moon which as far as I'm aware is still located in space, and not beyond it. It's fun to see familiar genre veterans at work here, like Robert Hutton, Michael Gough (as The Master of the Moon!), with the great Freddie Francis behind the camera. Robert Hutton proves he is the master of the flying leap attack in this. A guy might be across the room him with a gun. But Hutton gets a crazy look in his eyes, leaps across the room, with the other guy so stunned he never gets a shot off. Silly fight scenes aside, this is a decent sci-fi movie until the silly ending where
Spoiler:
after so much violence, our hero tells the Master of the Moon all they had to do was ask for Earth's help, and their crazy fake-plague, body-possession, moon slave labor camp plan was all for nothing. And they shake hands, and happy music plays, and THE END.


39. Moon Pilot (1962) - I was expecting some kind of serious sci-fi movie, and was surprised (but not unpleasantly) to find out this was one of those silly Disney live-action sci-fi comedies. Interesting to see Tom Tryon take a turn at the human side of the alien-human romance (after "I Married a Monster From Outer Space" a few years earlier). Dany Saval is a real cutie in this.

July 21st
40/41/41.5. The Changes (1975) - Very well-done 10-part BBC series with an intriguing premise - out of nowhere, almost everyone develops an intense hatred of technology. People start smashing machines, and want to kill anyone who doesn't feel the same way. I'm not sure I bought how easily the main girl character's parents just left her to fend for herself at the start though (oh, the apocalypse is breaking out? well, we're in a hurry so why don't you catch up with us in France ... later!) Still, for a "children's" program, this is extremely watchable by adults. Though the resolution was extremely underwhelming. Turns out, all you have to do to solve the problem was
Spoiler:
talk to the magic stone and ask it to stop.


42. ☼ Warehouse 13: "Magnetism"

43. The Fantastic Planet (1973) - A must-see for any sci-fi fan. Like a lot of Americans, my mind was initially warped by this as a child during a late night USA network "Night Flight" airing in the 80's.

July 22nd
44/45. ☼ Stargate SG-1: Season 5, "Red Sky" - I love that the Stargate program continually risks billions of lives because they don't like the inconvenience of bothering with the stargate's safety setting. And I'm sure this episode isn't going to change that. If it wasn't for Sam's talent for pulling technobabble out of her ass to save the day, I'd think the intelligent races of the universe would want to blow our planet up (or at the very least, pull the plugs on the stargates); "Rite of Passage" - risk the life of one girl (adopted daughter of an SG member), or set free a powerful Goa'uld who will likely kill countless friendly aliens. Do we even have to wonder what call the SG team makes?; "Beast of Burden" - once again, these guys pretty much do the opposite of Star Trek's "prime directive" at every opportunity. This time, they trigger what will likely be a bloody war on a peaceful planet. Good thing they bail out before any of them get hurt; "The Tomb" - it's a team-up with the Russians. Pity the poor Russkies ... they might've well all put on Star Trek red shirts.

46. Gandahar (1988) - More cool Rene Laloux sci-fi. Like his other movies, don't expect fancy animation, deep characterizations, or something for the whole family. But again, he excels at creating truly alien worlds and tackling a number heady sci-fi concepts.

July 23rd
47. Time Masters (1982) - More Rene Laloux goodness! By far the most "kid-friendly" of his work, with a boy protagonist, comic-relief aliens, and a distinct lack of boobage. It's still wonderfully inventive and intelligent sci-fi.

48. ☼ Stargate SG-1 - Season 5, "Between Two Fires"; "2001" - One thing I like about SG-1 is the balance of continuity. It's not so serialized that you feel lost when taking time off between episodes. But the show takes care to make their universe a living one, that changes over time. Especially in regards to the consequences of SG-1's actions. These episodes are a nice example of that, following up a couple of the stronger earlier episodes. Though in "2001", certainly SG-1 could've come up with a way to translate that newspaper, without cutting it so close for a global apocalypse.

49. Alien Raiders (2008) - Watched this as a result of a DVDTalk review recommendation. And it was good - I liked it more than the similar "Splinter" (which seemed to get more buzz). Nothing groundbreaking (like "The Thing" and "The Mist"), and you can see the "twist" ending coming from a mile away. But solid entertainment, produced on a shoestring by people that clearly are fans of the genre. And it's nice to see "Six Feet Under"'s Mathew St. Patrick in a good role.

50. The Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit (2008) - As a long-time kaiju fan, I couldn't resist giving this a whirl. The filmmakers clearly love the old-time monster movies too. And I think it would really help the enjoyment if viewers have a familiarity with the genre, to recognize what elements are being spoofed. You have an Ikira Ifukube rip-off score, horribly inept English-speaking actors (including the British PM with a distinct American accent), the annoying know-it-all boy with short-shorts (who hilariously gets thrown out by security when he makes his first appearance), silly monster-worshipping song and dance routine (complete with crotch grabs), stupid what-the-hell-are-they thinking plans to stop the monster ... and of course, the one-and-only Monster X! This is good when sticking to the monster stuff. The political humor (and there's a lot of it) isn't so good - the jokes are obvious and childish, and just not that funny. Though I got a big laugh when
Spoiler:
Kim Jong-il crashes the G8.


51/52. RahXephon (2002) - Episodes 1-8

July 24th
53. RahXephon (2002) - Episodes 9-12

July 25th
54/55/56/56.5. RahXephon (2002) - Episodes 13-26: And that does it for "RahXephon"! Good series that certainly would've been regarded higher if "Neon Genesis Evangelion" didn't come first. I don't agree with the naysayers at imdb who call this a rip-off, though. Yeah, it's got teens piloting robots to fight aliens done in a sometimes surrealistic dramatically artistic style. But there's enough different as well. It was a very high quality anime series. My biggest gripe was that for most of the running time, I really didn't like the main character (Ayato). There's only so much brooding and sulking I could handle. Of course, that kind of behavior seems to attract all the anime babes like flies to shit.

57. ☼ Short films of Rene Laloux - Including "Monkey's Teeth" (1960), "Dead Times" (1964), "The Snails" (1965), "How Wang-Fo Was Saved" (1987), "The Captive" (1988): I figure all of these together should count as at least half a movie. A great array of imaginative works from a guy that made all-too-few movies. With topics ranging from a look at the fantasies inhabiting the minds of real-life mental patients, death through the ages, gigantic snails running amok and destroying the world, the heavy price paid by the world's greatest painter, and children imprisoned in a bizarre alien castle.

July 26th
58/59/59.5. ☼ Torchwood: Children of Earth (2009) - Never watched this show before. Not sure why not, since I've always watched Doctor Who. This was quite good, though I hear that I'd be massively disapointed if I expect the rest of the series to be on this level. Surprisingly grim at times.

60. ☼ Doctor Who - "Planet of the Dead": Watching this after Torchwood made me feel like I was watching a kiddie show. OK episode, though it suffers from the same silly technobabble as previous episodes (typically pulled from the ass to save the day at the last moment).

July 27th
61. ☼ True Blood - "Never Let Me Go", "Hard-Hearted Hannah" (Wildcard #3)

62/63. Jekyll (2007) - Episodes 1-4

July 28th
64. Jekyll (2007) - Episodes 5 and 6: Excellent show! Sharp "re-imagining" of the classic tale, and James Nesbitt was outstanding in the lead role. I like this type of take on the story (with Hyde looking very similar to Jekyll, with only the personalities changing) than the turn-into-a-monster approach. The series constantly walks the tightrope of making Hyde scary, yet still oddly likable. I'm not sure if all the plot developments and twists hold together in the end - though the final twist in the last scene nicely answered a few questions I feared would go unaddressed.

65. Mikadroid: Robokill Beneath Disco Club Layla (1991) - Sadly, this doesn't quite live up the levels of awesomeness I was expecting. Maybe I couldn't get past the fact that the monster looked an awful lot like the Michelin Man to me. On the making-of doc, the filmmakers mentioned how they were forced to pad the running time at the last minute to get this to feature length ... and it really shows.

66. Eden Log (2007) - This had me hooked from the opening ... I love "mystery" sci-fi where you gradually are trying to piece together what's going on. And this throws you right in ... with mutants, holograms, cyborg-looking soldiers, and some kind of weird giant tree. I don't think it completely held together all the way through, but it was an interesting effort that clearly had some passion put into it and deserves to be more widely seen.

July 29th
67. 11 Minutes Ago (2007) - And here's a sci-fi, that at its heart is an indie romance. Which probably explains its criminally low imdb rating (under 5.0) - instead of getting time travel excitement, you get a micro-budget chick flick. But I think the filmmakers did a great job (amazingly, they shot the whole movie in a day!) with what they had. It's certainly a new way to handle the old "boy meets girl" story, having the "boy" come from the future (on a mission to solve an air pollution crisis) only to fall in love. The catch is that he can only visit the past in non-linear 11 minute segments.

68. ☼ Stargate SG-1 - Season 5, "Desperate Measures"; "Wormhole X-Treme!"

69. The Cold Hour (2006) - The Spanish have been making some kick-ass horror movies in recent year, and here's another one. Another "mystery" in the set-up, with survivors of some sort of apocalypse having to battle hordes of gooey zombies and weird cold monsters. Very well done and intense ... but it lost me at the ending. It's bad enough to just blow off and not explain one of the main mysteries of the movie, but it's worse when a crazy twist happens that's so over-the-top and inexplicable that even M Night Shamylan would shake his head.

70. Sleep Dealer (2008) - I thought this was very good. I love sci-fi that's actually about issues, instead of just being about monsters and fighting (not that I can't enjoy those kinds of movies now and again). How many modern Mexican sci-fi movies have there even been? I like how this melds the cyberpunk genre with a gritty story set in the Tijuana slums. This is a believable future - still mostly familiar, but with reasonable advances in computer and robotic technology. It's message is far from subtle, but interesting ideas are brought up. And the movie looks great for its budget. Considering this won awards at Sundance, I'd be shocked if it doesn't get some wider release.

July 30th
71. The Man From Earth (2007) - Movies that are pretty much nothing but people talking in a room have to be carefully crafted to remain interesting. And I think this one pulls it off - I was sucked into the conversation and the movie flew by. In addition to the script, having a fine ensemble group of actors (like this has) helps immensely. Only falter for me was a twist at the end that pretty much removes all ambiguity. But overall, I'd recommend this to anyone open to literate speculative fiction.

72. Puzzlehead (2005) - Interesting to follow up "Man from Earth" with this. Because everything "Man from Earth" does right in pulling off the low-budget, indie, sci-fi movie, this movie does wrong. I'd say this movie was as dull as watching paint dry, but that would be an insult to drying paint everywhere. This might've been good as a 30 minute "Twilight Zone" or 45 minute "Outer Limits" - but the material is stretched way too thin for feature-length. I've seen the "robot begins to develop human feelings" many times before. It's hard to tell whether its just the script/direction was awful, or the actors just sucked. Maybe a combination of both. Regardless, for a movie that's all dialog between three characters, having the dialog be as wooden and unconvincing as it is here is just deadly. If I wasn't doing this contest, I'd have bailed after 20 minutes (and I hardly ever stop watching movies once I've started).

73. Special (2006) - This was cute - Micheal Rapaport makes a good likable loser. I appreciate a movie that knows well enough not to stretch its concept too far (if anything, this could've been stretched out more - especially the romantic side-plot). Kind of reminded me of the "Amazon Women on the Moon" take on the Invisible Man - with a doofus running around thinking he has powers, but doesn't really.

74. Tooth and Nail (2007) - Pretty mediocre movie, and if you're any kind of horror/sci-fi fan you've seen this done a million times. It's too bad the filmmakers pretty much ignored the ramifications of their post-apocalyptic set-up after the opening, settling into a routine isolated-good-guys being stalked by crazy-people thriller. Not awful, but routine - and with a number of plot points that don't hold up under much thought. Fans of the "stars", Michael Madsen and Vinnie Jones, will be disappointed to know they have little more than cameos. Though I did appreciate the fact that the main character actually used their brains to execute a good plan in the end, rather than doing some half-assed "charge into enemy territory" deal.

July 31st
75. Blade Runner (1982) - Thought I'd hit #75 with class. This is the "Final Cut" version - at least it is until another DVD dip happens and Ridley monkeys with it again. Did you realize this movie is only set 10 years from now? Where are the flying cars and androids? It's funny to see that despite huge advances in some areas of science, computers in BR's future still have CRT monitors with green-on-black screens.

76. Eolomea (1972) - A final short one before wrapping up. I doubt this Iron Curtain sci-fi would've had a chance with US audiences. Very low-key, with no "bad guys" - just people who want to explore space. You do get some groovy 70's music, proving that even the Iron Curtain is defenseless against its power. Not bad - despite being low-budget, it looks better than most other Euro sci-fi of its time. As long as you're not expecting anything on the level of "Solaris", I think serious sci-fi fans should find something to appreciate.
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Re: Summer Sci-Fi Challenge 09 - List Thread

1. Creature With the Atom Brain (1955)
2. The Day the World Ended (1956)
3. The Werewolf (1956)
4. The She-Creature (1956)
5. Twilight Zone: Where Is Everybody? (1959)/Hocus-Pocus and Frisby (1962) /Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up? (1961)/The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street (1960)
6. The Mysterians (1957)
7. The Giant Claw (1957)
8. Matango (1963)
9. Tooth and Nail (2007)
10. Alien Apocalypse (2005)
11. Twilight Zone: The Lonely (1959)/Elegy (1960)/The Mighty Casey (1960)/The Invaders (1961)
12. Dr. Who: An Unearthly Child (1963)
13. Dr. Who:The Daleks (1963)
14. Dr. Who: The Edge of Destruction (1964)
15. I, Robot (2004)
16. Blade Runner (Final Cut) (1982)
17. Teenage Caveman (2002)
18. Zardoz (1974)
19. D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)
20. Altered States (1980)
21. Dr. Who: An Unearthly Child (Pilot) (1963)/The Cage (Restored version)
22. Barbarella (1968)

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