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Old 06-29-10, 03:24 PM   #51
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Re: Summer Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge 10 - List Thread

There's no way I will do well here - not with TWO family trips scheduled this month plus a job - but I will do my best.

July 1
1 - Logan's Run

July 2
2 - TV:Firefly (2hr pilot)

July 4
3 - Independence Day

July 5
4 - Monsters vs Aliens
5 - Moon

July 6
6 - Futurama (4x30 min episodes)

July 7
7 - Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

July 10
8 - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

July 11
9 - Wizards

July 12
10 - Torchwood: Children of Earth (Hours 1 + 2)

July 14
11 - Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

July 16
12 - The Hobbit
13 - The Quiet Earth

July 17
14 - Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
15 - MST3K: Laserblast
16 - Knowing

July 18
17 - Torchwood: Children of Earth (Hour 3) + Doctor Who (S5/E12)

TV Pile: empty
On-deck: Last 2 hours of TW:CoE, then lots of MST3K

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Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
-x- 1970 - Logan's Run (1976)
-x- 1980 - The Quiet Earth (1985)
-x- 1990 - Independence Day (1996)
-x- 2000 - Monsters vs Aliens (2009)
-x- 2010 - Futurama (the new stuff, 2010)

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

-x- Watch the MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic version of a sci-fi/fantasy film - Laserblast
--- Watch a film and its remake -
--- Watch a film based on a video game -
-x- Watch a film based on a novel - Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
--- Watch a film directed by Ed Wood -
-x- Watch a film which won an Academy Award -- any category - Logan's Run (visual effects)
--- Watch a silent film -
--- Watch a Criterion version film -
-x- Watch a film with commentary - The Quiet Earth
-x- Watch a film and at least two sequels - Lord of the Rings trilogy
-x- Watch a film that takes place on a holiday - Independence Day
-x- Watch a film that takes place in space - Moon
--- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea -
-x- Watch an animated film - Monsters vs Aliens
--- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen -
--- Watch a film directed by David Cronenberg -
--- Watch a film directed by Larry Cohen -
--- Watch a film directed by Tim Burton -
--- Watch a film directed by Terry Gilliam -
--- Watch a film directed by Charles Band -
-x- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone - Knowing

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G -
-x- PG - Logan's Run
-x- PG-13 - Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
-x- R - Moon
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
-x- Unrated - The Hobbit

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres:
-x- Alien invasion - Independence Day
--- Artificial intelligence -
--- Cyborg -
-x- Post-Apocalyptic - Logan's Run
-x- Dying Earth - Knowing
-x- Sword and Sorcery - Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
--- Cybernetic revolt -
-x- Immortality - Torchwood: Children of Earth
--- Parallel universe -
-x- Mutants - Monsters vs Aliens
--- Superhero -
-x- What-If - Moon
-x- Spoof - Futurama
-x- Time travel - Doctor Who
--- Spy-fi -
-x- Space Western - Firefly
--- Paranormal -

Watch a film starring:
--- Sigourney Weaver -
--- Harrison Ford -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger -
-x- Elijah Wood - Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
--- Drew Barrymore -
-x- Daniel Radcliffe - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
--- Keanu Reeves -
--- Patrick Stewart -
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Old 06-29-10, 04:47 PM   #52
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Looks like a good of time as any to start watching "Babylon 5" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"
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Old 06-29-10, 04:55 PM   #53
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Re: Summer Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge 10 - List Thread

I'm in, shooting to complete the checklist without duplicates if possible!

Daily List

1. July 1: A Trip To the Moon (1902) by Georges Melies - the only way to start this challenge is by watching the first Science Fiction film ever made!
2. July 1: Fahrenheit 451 (1966) - this movie starts out slows but ends well, it takes care of the category of based on a novel.
3. July 1: The Terminator (1984) - Outstanding movie that starts out the category of film with two sequels.
4. July 2: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916) - Very good silent movie that I would not have watched without the 1910 decade challenge.
5. July 2: Fantastic Voyage (1966) - Excellent movie deserving of the awards it received.
6. July 2: The Time Machine (2002) - Very good movie for the category of Dying Earth.
7. July 3: Voyage To the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
8. July 3: Bride of the Monster (1955)
9. July 4: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
10. July 4: Virtuosity (1995)
11. July 5: The Running Man (1987)
12. July 5: The Lost World (1925)
13. July 5: The Wizard of Oz (1939)
14. July 6: Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)
15. July 6: Day Watch (2006)
16. July 6: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
17. July 7: Aelita: Queen of Mars (2004)
18. July 7: Son of Flubber (1963)
19. July 7: Alice in Wonderland (2010)
20. July 8: Westworld (1973)
21. July 8: Horror Planet (Inseminoid) (1981)
22. July 9: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
23. July 9: Superhero Movie (2008)
24. July 9: Logan's Run (1976)
25. July 10: Toy Story 3 (2010)
26. July 11: Siren of Bagdad (1953)
27. July 11: The Thing (1982)
28. July 12: Mother of Tears (2007)
29. July 12: Time Barbarians (1990)
30. July 12: Man With the Screaming Brain (2005)
31. July 12: I, Monster (1971)
32. July 13: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
33. July 13: Aliens (1986)
34. July 13: Brainstorm (1983)
35. July 14: Scanners (1981)
36. July 14: Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006)
37. July 15: Trancers (1985)
38. July 15: Zardoz (1974)
39. July 15: Five Million Years to Earth (1967)
40. July 16: Alphaville (1965)
41. July 16: Timecrimes (2007)
42. July 16: Cyborg (1989)
43. July 17: Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
44. July 17: The Faculty (1998)
45. July 17: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
46. July 19: King Kong (1933)
47. July 19: Soylent Green (1973)
48. July 20: 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)
49. July 20: Blade Runner (1982)
50. July 21: On the Beach (1959)
51. July 21: A Clockwork Orange (1971)
52. July 22: Brazil (1985)
53. July 22: The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
54. July 23: The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
55. July 23: Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
56. July 23: It's Alive (1974)
57. July 24: Pandorum (2009)
58. July 24: Independence Day (1996)
59. July 24: Firestarter (1984)
60. July 24: Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
61. July 25: King Kong (2005)
62. July 26: The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
63. July 26: Doom (2005)
64. July 26: Babylon A.D. (2008)
65. July 27: The Mad Monster (1942) - Mystery Science Theatre 2000
66. July 27: X-Men (2000)
67. July 28: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
68. July 28: Clash of the Titans (1981)
69. July 29: Ghosts of Mars (2001)
70. July 29: The Return of Doctor X (1939)
71. July 30: The Green Slime (1968)
72. July 30: Akira (1988)
73. July 30: Event Horizon (1997)
74. July 30: Frankenstein (1931) (commentary)
75. July 31: Wild, Wild Planet (1965)
76. July 31: Monkey Shines (1988)
77. July 31: The Matrix (1999)

Completed the checklist without duplicates on 7/31/10!

Checklist
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Challenge List

Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
-X- 1900 - A Trip To the Moon (1902)
-X- 1910 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)
-X- 1920 - The Lost World (1925)
-X- 1930 - The Return of Doctor X (1939)
-X- 1940 - The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
-X- 1950 - Siren of Bagdad (1953)
-X- 1960 - Five Million Years to Earth (1967)
-X- 1970 - Soylent Green (1973)
-X- 1980 - Brainstorm (1983)
-X- 1990 - Virtuosity (1995)
-X- 2000 - Man With the Screaming Brain (2005)
-X- 2010 - Toy Story 3 (2010)

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language - Russian - Day Watch (2006)
-X- Second language - Spanish - Timecrimes (2007)

-X- Watch the MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic version of a sci-fi/fantasy film - The Mad Monster (1942) - Mystery Science Theatre 2000
-X- Watch a film and its remake - King Kong (1933); King Kong (2005)
-X- Watch a film based on a video game - Doom (2005)
-X- Watch a film based on a novel - Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
-X- Watch a film directed by Ed Wood - Bride of the Monster
-X- Watch a film which won an Academy Award -- any category - Fantastic Voyage (1966)
-X- Watch a silent film - Aelita: Queen of Mars (2004)
-X- Watch a Criterion version film - Alphaville (1965)
-X- Watch a film with commentary - Frankenstein (1931)
-X- Watch a film and at least two sequels - Terminator (1984); Terminator 2 (1991); Terminator 3 (2003)
-X- Watch a film that takes place on a holiday - Independence Day (1996)
-X- Watch a film that takes place in space - The Green Slime (1968)
-X- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea - Voyage To the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
-X- Watch an animated film - Akira (1988)
-X- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen - Clash of the Titans (1981)
-X- Watch a film directed by David Cronenberg - Scanners (1981)
-X- Watch a film directed by Larry Cohen - It's Alive (1974)
-X- Watch a film directed by Tim Burton - Alice in Wonderland (2010)
-X- Watch a film directed by Terry Gilliam - Brazil (1985)
-X- Watch a film directed by Charles Band - Trancers (1985)
-X- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- G - Son of Flubber (1963)
-X- PG - Logan's Run (1976)
-X- PG-13 - Babylon A.D. (2008)
-X- R - Mother of Tears (2007)
-X- NC-17 - Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)
-X- X - A Clockwork Orange (1971)
-X- Unrated - Horror Planet (Inseminoid) (1981)


Watch a film in each of the following subgenres:
-X- Alien invasion - The Thing (1982)
-X- Artificial intelligence - 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)
-X- Cyborg - Cyborg (1989)
-X- Post-Apocalyptic - On the Beach (1959)
-X- Dying Earth - The Time Machine (2002)
-X- Sword and Sorcery - Time Barbarians (1990)
-X- Cybernetic revolt - Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
-X- Immortality - Zardoz (1974)
-X- Parallel universe - The Wizard of Oz (1939)
-X- Mutants - X-Men (2000)
-X- Superhero - Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006)
-X- What-If - The Matrix (1999)
-X- Spoof - Superhero Movie (2008)
-X- Time travel - Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
-X- Spy-fi - G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
-X- Space Western - Ghosts of Mars (2001)
-X- Paranormal - Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

Watch a film starring:
-X- Sigourney Weaver - Aliens (1986)
-X- Harrison Ford - Blade Runner (1982)
-X- Peter Cushing - I, Monster (1971)
-X- Boris Karloff - The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
-X- Arnold Schwarzenegger - The Running Man (1987)
-X- Elijah Wood - The Faculty (1998)
-X- Drew Barrymore - Firestarter (1984)
-X- Daniel Radcliffe - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
-X- Keanu Reeves - The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
-X- Patrick Stewart - Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

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Old 06-29-10, 06:30 PM   #54
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No goals other than to drill down the unwatched pile some.

Daily List
July 1

July 2
1. The Lost World (1925)
July 3
2. Toy Story 2 (1999)
July 4
3. Metropolis (1927)
July 5

July 6

July 7

July 8
4. Things to Come (1936)
5. Frozen Alive (1964)
6. The Day Time Ended (1980)
7. Slipstream (1989)
8. Le Voyage dans la Lune [A Trip to the Moon] (1902)
9. Sora no daikaijû Radon [Rodan! The Flying Monster] (1956)

July 9
10. Swamp Thing (1982)
11. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
12. Hellboy - Director's Cut (2004)
13. Furankenshutain no kaijû: Sanda tai Gaira [The War of the Gargantuas] (1966)
14. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
15. Phantom Planet (1961)

July 10
16. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended) (2001)
17. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Extended) (2002)
18. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Extended) (2003)

July 11
19. Night of the Living Dead (w/Rifftrax) (1968) - Movie was better/funnier w/o Rifftrax, but then I never liked MST3K either. Only watched w/Rifftrax for the challenge.
20. The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)
21. She Creature (2002)
22. Kingu Kongu tai Gojira (King Kong vs. Godzilla) (1962)

July 12
23. Lady in the Water (2006)
24. Babylon 5: The Lost Tales (2007)
25. Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1993)

July 13
26. The Gorgon (1964)
27. Riverworld (2003)
28. Wo hu cang long (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) (2000)

July 14
29. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
30. Indestructible Man (1956)
31. The Amazing Transparent Man (1960)
32. Evil Brain from Outer Space (1956)

July 15
33. Alien Species (1996)
34. The Return of Dr. Mabuse (1961)
35. Night Fright (1968)
36. Doomsday Machine (1972)
37. Warriors of the Wasteland (1983)
38. The Head (1959)
39. The Lost Jungle (1934)

July 16
40. This is Not a Test (1962)
41. War of the Monsters (1966)
42. Idaho Transfer (1973)
43. Prisoners of the Lost Universe (1984)
44. Unknown World (1951)
45. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)

July 17
46. Space Odyssey (aka Star Odyssey) (1978)
47. Night of the Blood Beast (1958)
49. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
50. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
51. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
52. TMNT (2007)
53. Ghost Patrol (1936)

July 18
54. The Scorpion King (2002)
55. I Am Legend (2007)
56. The Invasion (2007)
57. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

July 19
58. Darkman (1990)
59. Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1995)
60. Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996)
61. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) (Not as bad as I remember, but not that good either - more proof that Spielberg should not be allowed to write/direct SF)

July 20
62. Alien 3 (1992)
63. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
64. Spawn (1997)

July 21
65. What Planet Are You From? (2000)
66. Morons from Outer Space (2985)

July 22
67. Alien from L.A. (1988)
68. The X Files: Fight the Future (1998)
69. Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

July 23
70. Batman Forever (1995)
71. Batman & Robin (1997)
72. In Like Flint (1967)

July 24
73. Kingu Kongu no gyakushû (King Kong Escapes) (1967)
74. Green Lantern: First Flight (2009)
75. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
76. Coraline (2009)
77. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
78. The Animatrix (2003)

July 25
79. Strange Invaders (1983)
80. Invaders from Mars (1986)
81. THX 1138 (1971)
82. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
83. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)

July 26
84. The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent (1957)
85. Teenage Caveman (1958)
86. Robot Monster (1953)
87. Hollow Man (2000)
88. The Fly (1986)
89. The Fly II (1989)

July 27
90. Dinosaurus! (1960)
91. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

July 28
92. Escape from L.A. (1996)
93. Monkey Business (1952)
94. The Nutty Professor (1963)

July 29
95. Project Moon Base (1953)
96. The Tuxedo (2002)
97. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

July 30
98. Alien: Resurrection (1997)
99. Species III (2004)
100. Journey to the Center of Time (1967)
101. In the Year 2889 (1967)

July 31
102. One Million Years B.C. (1966)
103. Clash of the Titans (1981)
104. Serenity (2005)
105. Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982)
106. H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds (2005) (Pendragon - Timothy Hines)

Checklist
Spoiler:

Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
-X- 1900 - Le Voyage dans la Lune [A Trip to the Moon]
-X- 1910 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)
-X- 1920 - Metropolis
-X- 1930 - Things to Come
-X- 1940 - Miracle on 34th Street
-X- 1950 - Sora no daikaijû Radon [Rodan! The Flying Monster]
-X- 1960 - Phantom Planet
-X- 1970 - Doomsday Machine (1972)
-X- 1980 - Swamp Thing
-X- 1990 - Toy Story 2
-X- 2000 - Hellboy - Director's Cut
-X- 2010 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (July 17, 2009) *Wildcard 1 (closest to '10 I have)

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language - Sora no daikaijû Radon (Rodan! The Flying Monster) (Japanese)
-X- Second language - Wo hu cang long (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) (Cantonese)

-X- Watch the MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic version of a sci-fi/fantasy film - Night of the Living Dead w/Rifftrax
-X- Watch a film and its remake - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) & The Invasion (2007)
-X- Watch a film based on a video game - Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
-X- Watch a film based on a novel - The Lost World
-X- Watch a film directed by Ed Wood - Plan 9 from Outer Space
-X- Watch a film which won an Academy Award -- any category - Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended) (2001)
-X- Watch a silent film - The Lost World (1925)
--- Watch a Criterion version film -
-X- Watch a film with commentary - Miracle on 34th Street (Maureen O'Hara commentary)
-X- Watch a film and at least two sequels - Darkman/Darkman II/Darkman III
-X- Watch a film that takes place on a holiday - Miracle on 34th Street
-X- Watch a film that takes place in space - Phantom Planet
-X- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)
-X- Watch an animated film - Toy Story 2
-X- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen - Jason and the Argonauts
-X- Watch a film directed by David Cronenberg - The Fly
--- Watch a film directed by Larry Cohen -
-X- Watch a film directed by Tim Burton - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
-X- Watch a film directed by Terry Gilliam - The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
--- Watch a film directed by Charles Band -
-X- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone - Phantom Planet

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- G - "Toy Story 2"
-X- PG - Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The
-X- PG-13 - Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
-X- R - She Creature (2002)
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
-X- Unrated - Hellboy - Director's Cut

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres:
-X- Alien invasion - Alien Species
-X- Artificial intelligence - Space Odyssey (aka Star Odyssey)
-X- Cyborg - Blade Runner
-X- Post-Apocalyptic - Warriors of the Wasteland
-X- Dying Earth - Teenage Caveman
-X- Sword and Sorcery - Jason and the Argonauts
-X- Cybernetic revolt - The Animatrix
-X- Immortality - Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
-X- Parallel universe - Prisoners of the Lost Universe
-X- Mutants - TMNT
-X- Superhero - Spawn
-X- What-If - Miracle on 34th Street
-X- Spoof - In Like Flint
-X- Time travel - Idaho Transfer
-X- Spy-fi - The Tuxedo
-X- Space Western - Serenity
-X- Paranormal - Coraline

Watch a film starring:
-X- Sigourney Weaver - Alien 3
-X- Harrison Ford - Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
-X- Peter Cushing - The Gorgon
-X- Boris Karloff - The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
-X- Arnold Schwarzenegger - Batman & Robin
-X- Elijah Wood - Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
-X- Drew Barrymore - Batman Forever
-X- Daniel Radcliffe - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
-X- Keanu Reeves - The Animatrix
-X- Patrick Stewart - TMNT


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7/1

S01E01,02,03,04

7/2

So1e01/s01e02/s01e03/s01e04

One of my favorites. I finally got to crack open the blu-ray copy I bought ages ago. I am a little disappointed that it seems like I got the crappy version of the blu-ray and not the re released one though.

I wasn't planning on watching this for the challenge but it was on TV earlier today and I haven't seen it in ages. The nostalgia oozing through this movie is awesome.

7/3

This movie is essentially a white Urkel in space. Harlen Williams even has his very own "Did I do that?" type catch phrase. I always loved this movie when I was younger and it still brings back fond memories. Sure some of the laughs can be crude but how can you not love Harlen Williams painting The creation of Adam with him as god and Ulysses the monkey as adam, just plain awesome.

Finally a first time view, what the hell took me so long. I'm not sure how I've never seen this movie because it was right up my alley. Its a fun ride from start to finish and it was made the year I was born, Bonus Points!

7/4

I'm a little torn on this one. On one hand I found parts of the movie very enjoyable. On the other I know exactly how overhyped this movie is because it's really not that great. Sure some parts are exciting but overall the movie is just mediocre. It's hard to describe, I want to like it more but I just know it's not deserving.

S01E05,06,07,08

7/5

For some reason I remember this being a lot funnier when I first saw it in theaters. Not that it was necessarily bad I just remember getting a lot more laughs the first time around.

I know this might seem like a blasphemous score but upon my first viewing I'm really just not seeing the major appeal to this movie. Sure the acting is great and Kubrick obviously knows what he's doing being a camera but the rest? I don't know something just didn't click the way I had imagined it would. I think this is a movie I need to watch a couple more times.

7/6

S01e09, S02e01,02,03

I really enjoyed this time travel flick. It's got some great suspense and unlike most time travel movies it wraps things up pretty nicely. Now I know some people dislike this movie and honestly I can understand why. It's very simple, but I believe that's the point and it works for me. If you're interested in time travel flicks I think this one is at least worth checking out.

PART 2

Checklist
Spoiler:
Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 - A clockwork Orange
--- 1980 - Night of the Creeps
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 - Avatar
--- 2010 -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- First language - Timecrimes (spanish)
--- Second language -

--- Watch the MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic version of a sci-fi/fantasy film -
--- Watch a film and its remake -
--- Watch a film based on a video game -
--- Watch a film based on a novel - The Road
--- Watch a film directed by Ed Wood -
--- Watch a film which won an Academy Award -- any category -
--- Watch a silent film -
--- Watch a Criterion version film -
--- Watch a film with commentary -
--- Watch a film and at least two sequels -
--- Watch a film that takes place on a holiday -
--- Watch a film that takes place in space - Serenity
--- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea -
--- Watch an animated film - Futurama Into the wild green Yonder
--- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen -
--- Watch a film directed by David Cronenberg -
--- Watch a film directed by Larry Cohen -
--- Watch a film directed by Tim Burton -
--- Watch a film directed by Terry Gilliam -
--- Watch a film directed by Charles Band -
--- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone -

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G -
--- PG - Rocket Man
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- NC-17 -
--- X - A clockwork orange
--- Unrated -

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres:
--- Alien invasion -
--- Artificial intelligence -
--- Cyborg -
--- Post-Apocalyptic -
--- Dying Earth -
--- Sword and Sorcery -
--- Cybernetic revolt -
--- Immortality -
--- Parallel universe -
--- Mutants -
--- Superhero -
--- What-If -
--- Spoof -
--- Time travel -
--- Spy-fi -
--- Space Western -
--- Paranormal -

Watch a film starring:
--- Sigourney Weaver -
--- Harrison Ford -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger -
--- Elijah Wood -
--- Drew Barrymore -
--- Daniel Radcliffe -
--- Keanu Reeves -
--- Patrick Stewart -


Legend:
Blu-ray or high def viewing
First time viewing

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1. The Cinema of Georges Melies: Voyage to the Moon (1902) 13 min. Fun story of early space travel. /Le Grand Melies (1952) * 31 min. Loving tribute to fantastic filmmaker and his films, directed by Georges Franju. /The Conquest of the Pole (1912) * 30 min. A different way to reach the North Pole./The Impossible Voyage (1904) * 20 min. A trip to the sun.
2. Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) * 93 min. Scientist, his nephew and pretty guide discover that Jules Verne's novels were true accounts of exploration. Light, fun adventure.
3. Five (1951) * 91 min. The few survivors of a nuclear war try to work out plans for a future world. The story is surprisingly grim for its time. The movie is ably directed by Arch Oboler and features strong performances by all members of its small cast.
4. Escape From New York (1981) 99 min. Great sci-fi action movie with strong cast. Kurt Russell creates a wonderfully cynical anti-hero.
5. Escape From L.A. (1996) * 101 min. Can't match its predecessor, but still an enjoyable sci-fi action satire.
6. Earth Vs. the Spider (2001) * 90 min. Security guard uses an experiment at the lab where he works to become a super hero, but it doesn't work out the way that he expected. Predictable, but its heart is in the right place.
7.The Mysterians (1957) 88 min. The Earth Defense Force fights an alien invasion. A typical Japanese alien invasion/giant monster movie, it also addresses the effects of nuclear war and the morality of the use of nuclear weapons in a serious way.
8. Mad Max (1979) 93 min. Amazing action in desolate Australia in the near future as highway patrol battles ruthless bikers.
9. Glen and Randa (1971) * 93 min. A young couple from the first generation born after a nuclear war that has destroyed civilization leaves their tribe to search for a city. Meandering, frequently boring, and often (probably unintentionally) depressing.
10. Despicable Me (2010) * 95 min. A leading supervillain tries to outdo an up and coming rival using a freeze ray, a shrinking ray, robot cookies, a horde of little yellow minions...and three impossibly adorable orphans. Uneven at the beginning, it finishes strong.
11. Event Horizon (1997) * 96 min. Sci-Fi horror. Interesting ideas that don't come together as they should.
12. Soldier (1998) * 98 min. Bred to be a soldier from birth, sergeant is literally discarded when genetically engineered soldiers are produced to replace his generation. He has to figure out who he is and what to do with his life when its sole purpose is taken away, and stranded colonists have to figure out what to do with a potential community member whose only skill is killing. Although its ambitions are modest, the movie does exactly what it sets out to do, and features an excellent performance by Kurt Russell.
13. Swamp Thing (1982) 91 min. Idealistic biologist is transformed by his plant growth formula, and battles his evil rival and repeatedly rescues a beautiful government agent. Fun adaptation of a comic book by director Wes Craven.
14. It Came from Beneath the Sea * (1955) 79 min. Nuclear submarine captain and two scientists versus giant radioactive octopus, courtesy of Ray Harryhausen.
15. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers * (1956) 83 min. U.S. satellite launches attract the attention of UFOs. Very good 1950s Sci-Fi with excellent effects by Ray Harryhausen.
16. Stereo (1969) * 63 min. A rather academic approach to Sci-Fi in the form of a documentary about an experiment in telepathy and eroticism involving a small group of subjects in an isolated, architecturally forbidding institute that (we are told) goes badly wrong. A very odd early look at some of director David Cronenberg's obsessions.
17. Crimes of the Future (1970) * 63 min. More Sci-Fi presented as documentary involving skin disease, neo-venereal disease, sexual perversions that aren't even recognizably sexual, forbidding architecture, etc. Another very odd early look at some of director David Cronenberg's obsessions.
18. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) 92 min. A classic. Nice, easygoing performances by Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal, which make the ending seem stern and chilling as intended.
19. Rabid (1977) * 91 min. Great Sci-Fi vampire movie with an interesting performance by beautiful Marilyn Chambers. Her character always seems ambiguous-innocent victim, under the control of an alien entity, evil killer, all of the above or something else. Director David Cronenberg seems influenced by George Romero, especially The Crazies, but it is clearly a Cronenberg movie-plenty of medical/sexual horror.
20. The Day the Earth Stood Still * (2008) 104 min. Sincere update of a classic movie, but not as good as the original. You could easily miss the environmentalist message amid the special effects.
21. The H-Man (1958) * 86 min. Fallout from hydrogen bomb testing has surprising effects on people that it contaminates. Very good Sci-Fi/yakuza hybrid.
22. Battle in Outer Space (1959) * 90 min. Scientists must quickly adapt technology to attack alien base on the Moon and meet the counterattack against Earth.
23. Twilight Zone: The Long Morrow (1964) 25 min. Astronaut and space center technician fall in love and try to overcome the effect of the long separation his voyage will cause./The Parallel (1963) 51 min. Astronaut returns to Earth and finds things seem a little off./The Old Man in the Cave (1963) 25 min. Survivors of a nuclear war have to choose between continuing to follow the guidance of a mysterious hermit, or the promises of an easier life offered by a small group of military looters.
24. It's Alive (1974) * 91 min. Parents have to deal with killer mutant baby. Biting social satire by Larry Cohen.
25. Mothra (1961) * 101 min. Scientists and fortune hunters investigate radioactive island and are followed home by giant monster.

* First time viewing.

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July 1
1. Demon Seed*
2. The Black Hole
3. The Greatest American Hero: 01/07 Fire Man* / The Greatest American Hero: 01/08 The Best Desk Scenario*
4. Doctor Who: 05/08 The Hungry Earth* / Doctor Who: 05/09 Cold Blood*
5. Doctor Who: 05/10 Vincent and the Doctor* / Doctor Who: 05/11 The Lodger*
6. Doctor Who: 05/12 The Pandorica Opens* / Doctor Who: 05/13 The Big Bang*
7. Being Human: 01/01* / Being Human 01/02*
8. Being Human: 01/03* / Being Human: 01/04*
9. Being Human: 01/05* / Being Human: 01/06*

July 2
10. The Fall*
11. The Fall w/ Tarsem Singh Commentary
12. Iron Man w/ Rifftrax
13. The Crazies*
14. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus*
15. Eureka: 03/01 Bad to the Drone* / Eureka: 03/02 What About Bob?*
16. Eureka: 03/03 Best in Faux* / Eureka: 03/04 I Do Over*
17. Eureka: 03/05 Show Me the Mummy* / Eureka: 03/06 Phased and Confused*
18. Eureka: 03/07 Here Come the Suns* / Eureka: 03/08 From Fear to Eternity*

July 3
19. Eureka: 03/09 Welcome Back, Carter* / Eureka: 03/10 Your Face or Mine*
20. Wanted*
21. The Happening*
22. Trancers*
23. The Stuff*
24. Eureka: 03/11 Insane in the P-Brane* / Being Human: 02/01*
25. X-men Origins: Wolverine*
26. Being Human: 02/02* / Being Human: 02/03*
27. Being Human: 02/04* / Being Human: 02/05*

July 4
28. Being Human 02/06* / Being Human 02/07*
29. Being Human: 02/08* / Eureka: 03/12 It's Not Easy Being Green*
30. Hancock*
31. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief*
32. Hot Tub Time Machine*
33. Terminator Salvation*
34. 2012
35. Clash of the Titans*
36. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

July 5
37. Land of the Lost*
38. Nineteen Eighty-Four*
39. The Day of the Triffids (2009) Part One*
40. The Day of the Triffids (2009) Part Two*
41. Eureka: 03/13 If You Build It...* / Eureka: 03/14 Ship Happens*
42. Eureka: 03/15 Shower the People* / Eureka: 03/16 You Don't Know Jack*
43. Eureka: 03/17 Have an Ice Day* / Eureka: 03/08 What Goes Around, Comes Around*
44. Caprica
45. Caprica: 01/01 Rebirth* / Caprica: 01/02 Reins of a Waterfall*

July 6
46. The Invention of Lying*
47. Orgazmo*
48. Stardust*
49. The Day the Earth Stood Still*
50. Pandorum*
51. Caprica: 01/03 Gravedancing* / Caprica: 01/04 There Is Another Sky*
52. Caprica: 01/05 Know Thy Enemy* / Caprica: 01/06 The Imperfections of Memory*
53. Caprica: 01/07 Ghosts in the Machine* / Caprica: 01/08 End of Line*
54. Monsters vs Aliens*
55. The Faculty*

July 7
56. eXistenZ
57. Lifeforce*
58. Cypher*
59. Life on Mars: 01/01 Out Here in the Fields* / Life on Mars: 01/02 The Real Adventures of the Unreal Sam Tyler*
60. Ghost Town*
61. Ghost Town w/ Ricky Gervais and David Koepp Commentary
62. Life on Mars: 01/03 My Maharishi Is Bigger Than Your Maharishi* / Life on Mars: 01/04 Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadows?*
63. 2010
64. Silent Hill*

July 8
65. Akira
66. Starman
67. The Road*
68. Moon*
69. Thunderbird 6*
70. Atlantis: The Lost Empire*
71. Avatar
71.5. Life on Mars: 01/05 Things to Do in New York When You Think You're Dead*

July 9
72.5. Batman
73.5. Batman Returns
74.5. Batman Forever
75.5. Batman and Robin*
76.5. Escape from L.A.*
77.5. Dragon Wars: D-War*
78. Farscape: 01/01 Premiere*
79. Farscape: 01/02 I, E.T.* / Farscape: 01/03 Exodus from Genesis*
80. Farscape: 01/04 Throne for a Loss* / Farscape: 01/05 Back and Back and Back to the Future*

July 10
81. Farscape: 01/06 Thank God It's Friday, Again* / Farscape: 01/07 PK Tech Girl*
82. Farscape: 01/08 That Old Black Magic* / Farscape: 01/09 DNA Mad Scientist*
83. Fantastic Four
84. Fantastic Four 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer
85. Fantastic Four 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer w/ Tim Story Commentary
86. The Ice Pirates
87. Ghost in the Shell
89. Farscape: 01/10 They've Got a Secret* / Farscape: 01/11 Till the Blood Runs Clear*

July 11
89. Farscape: 01/12 Rhapsody in Blue* / Farscape: 01/13 The Flax*
90. Farscape: 01/14 Jeremiah Crichton* / Farscape: 01/15 Durka Returns*
91. Farscape: 01/16 A Human Reaction* / Farscape: 01/17 Through the Looking Glass*
91.5. Farscape: 01/18 A Bug's Life*
92.5. Monster House*
93.5. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End*
94.5. Outlander*

July 12
95.5. Starship Troopers
96.5. Starship Troopers w/ Paul Verhoeven & Edward Neumeier Commentary
97.5. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans*
98.5. Zombieland
99.5. Zombieland w/ Commentary
100.5. Watchmen

July 13
100.75 Tales of the Black Freighter*
101.75. Waterworld
102.75. Dresden Files: 01/01 Birds of a Feather* / Dresden Files: 01/02 The Boone Identity*
103.75. Dresden Files: 01/03 Hair of the Dog* / Dresden Files: 01/04 Rules of Engagement*
104.75. Dresden Files: 01/05 Bad Blood* / Dresden Files: 01/06 Soul Beneficiary*
105. Under the Hood*
106. Battle Beyond the Stars
107. The Picture of Dorian Gray*

July 14
108. Bladerunner
109. Dresden Files: 01/07 Walls* / Dresden Files: 01/08 Storm Front*
110. Dresden Files: 01/09 The Other Dick* / Dresden Files: 01/10 What About Bob?*
111. Dresden Files: 01/11 Things That Go Bump* / Dresden Files: 01/12 Second City*
112. Ghost Hunters: 05/01 Betsy Ross House* / Ghost Hunters: 05/02 Star Island*
113. Ghost Hunters: 05/03 Edith Wharton Estate* / Ghost Hunters: 05/04 Club Dead*
114. Ghost Hunters: 05/05 Soul Searching* / Ghost Hunters: 05/06 Titanic Terror*
115. Ghost Hunters: 05/07 Crossing Over* / Ghost Hunters: 05/08 Garden State Asylum*
116. Ghost Hunters: 01/09 Inhuman Entity* / Life on Mars: 01/06 Tuesdays Dead*
117. Life on Mars: 01/07 The Man Who Sold the World* / Life on Mars: 01/08 Take a Look at the Lawmen*

July 15
118. Farscape: 01/19 Nerve* / Farscape: 01/20 The Hidden Memory*
119. Farscape: 02/01 Mind the Baby* / Farscape: 02/02 Vitas Mortis*
120. Farscape: 02/03 Taking the Stone* / Farscape: 02/04 Crackers Don't Matter*
121. Farscape: 02/05 The Way We Weren't* / Farscape: 02/06 Picture If You Will*
122. Farscape: 02/07 Home on the Remains* / Farscape: 02/08 Dream a Little Dream*
123. Farscape: 02/09 Out of Their Minds* / Ghost Hunters: 05/10 I Am Not Guilty*
124. Ghost Hunters: 05/11 Civil War Spirits* / Ghost Hunters: 05/12 Essex County Penitentiary*
125. Ghost Hunters: 05/13 Judgment Day* / Ghost Hunters: 05/14 Little Drummer Boy*

July 16
126. Ghost Hunters: 05/15 Bat Out of Hell* / Ghost Hunters: 05/16 Glimmer Men*
127. Ghost Hunters: 05/17 Fort Henry* / Ghost Hunters: 05/18 Congress Theater*
128. Farscape: 02/10 My Three Crichtons* / Farscape: 02/11 A Kiss Is But a Kiss*
129. Farscape: 02/12 I Do, I Think* / Farscape: 02/13 The Maltese Crichton*
129.5. Farscape: 02/14 Beware of Dog*
130.5. 20 Million Miles to Earth*

July 17
131.5. Ed Wood
132.5. Robinson Crusoe on Mars*
133.5. The Fourth Kind*
134.5. Bride of Frankenstein*
135. Ghost Hunters: 05/19 Rocky Mountain Hauntings*
136. Ghost Hunters: 05/20 Ghost of Buffalo Bill* / Ghost Hunters: 05/21 New Hampshire Gothic*
137. Ghost Hunters: 05/22 Pensacola Lighthouse* / Ghost Hunters: 05/23 Mark Twain House*
138. Ghost Hunters: 05/24 Unexplained Phenomena* / Ghost Hunters: 05/25 Hindenburg Crash Site*
139. Robocop

July 18
140. Farscape: 02/15 Won't Get Fooled Again* / Farscape: 02/16 The Locket*
141. Farscape: 02/17 The Ugly Truth* / Defying Gravity: 01/01 Pilot*
142. Defying Gravity: 01/02 Law of Natural Selection* / Defying Gravity: 01/03 Threshold*
143. Defying Gravity: 01/04 H2IK* / Defying Gravity: 01/05 Rubicon*
144. Defying Gravity: 01/06 Bacon* / Defying Gravity: 01/07 Fear*
145. The Invasion*
146. Blade: Trinity
147. Blade: Trinity w/ Goyer, Biel & Reynolds Commentary
148. Superman II

July 19
149. Defying Gravity: 01/08 Love, Honor, Obey* / Defying Gravity: 01/09 Eve Ate the Apple*
150. Defying Gravity: 01/10 Deja Vu* / Defying Gravity: 01/11 Solitary*
151. Defying Gravity: 01/12 Venus* / Defying Gravity: 01/13 Kiss*
152. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
152.5. Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files 01/01*
153.5. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
154.5. TimeCrimes*
155.5. Body Snatchers*
156.5. Nothing*

July 20
157. Life on Mars: 01/10 Let All the Children Boogie*
158. Life on Mars: 01/11 Home Is Where You Hang Your Holster* / Life on Mars: 01/12 The Simple Secret of the Note in Us All*
159. Life on Mars: 01/13 Revenge of Broken Jaw* / Life on Mars: 01/14 Coffee, Tea, or Annie*
160. Life on Mars: 01/15 All the Young Dudes* / Life on Mars: 01/16 Everyone Knows It's Windy*
160.5. Life on Mars: 01/17 Life Is a Rock*
161.5. Star Trek

July 21
162.5. Star Trek w/Commentary
163. Starhunter: 01/01 The Divinity Cluster*
164. Starhunter: 01/02 Trust* / Starhunter: 01/03 Family Values*
164. Starhunter: 01/04 Siren's Song* / Starhunter: 01/05 The Man Who Sold the World*
165. Starhunter: 01/06 Peer Pressure* / Starhunter: 01/07 Frozen*
166. Starhunter:01/08 Past Lives / Ghost Hunters 06/02 Fort Ticonderoga*
167. Ghost Hunters: 06/03 Shamrock Spirits* / Ghost Hunters: 06/04 Spirits of Jersey*
168. Ghost Hunters: 06/05 Touched by Evil* / Ghost Hunters: 06/06 Haunted Reform School*
169. Ghost Hunters: 06/07 Ghosts in the Attic* / Ghost Hunters: 06/08 Inn of the Dead*
170. Ghost Hunters: 06/09 Spirits of the Night* / Ghost Hunters: 06/10 Norwich State*

July 22
171. Next*
172. Race to Witch Mountain*
173. Runaway
174. Le Voyage Dans La Lune / 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea*
175. Idiocracy*

July 23
176. X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes*
177. X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes w/Roger Corman Commentary
178. Predator
179. Warehouse 13: 01/01 Pilot
180. Warehouse 13: 01/02 Resonance* / Warehouse 13: 01/03 Magnetism*
181. Warehouse 13: 01/04 Claudia* / Warehouse 13: 01/05 Elements*

July 24
182. Warehouse 13: 01/06 Burnout* / Warehouse 13: 01/07 Implosion*
183. Warehouse 13: 01/08 Duped* / Warehouse 13: 01/09 Regrets*
184. Warehouse 13: 01/10 Breakdown* / Warehouse 13: 01/11 Nevermore*
184.5. Warehouse 13: 01/12 MacPherson*
185.5. Predator 2
186.5 Alien vs. Predator*
187.5 Alien vs. Predator: Requiem*
188.5. Sphere*

July 25
189.5. The Fifth Element
190. Farscape: 02/18 A Clockwork Nebari*
191. Farscape: 02/19 A Not So Simple Plan* / Farscape: 02/20 With Friends Like These...*
192. Farscape: 02/21 Plan B* / Farscape: 02/22 Die Me, Dichotomy*
193. Farscape: 03/01 Season of Death* / Farscape: 03/02 Suns and Lovers*
194. Farscape: 03/03 Could'a, Would'a, Should'a* / Farscape: 03/04 Wait for the Wheel*
195. Farscape: 03/05 Different Destinations* / Farscape: 03/06 Eat Me*
195.5. Farscape: 03/07 Thanks for Sharing*
196.5. 20000 Leagues Under the Sea

July 26
197.5. Resident Evil
198.5. Resident Evil: Apocalypse*
199.5. Resident Evil: Extinction*
200.5. The Core*
201.5. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
202. True Blood: 03/01 Bad Blood*
203. True Blood:03/02 Beautifully Broken* / True Blood:03/03 It Hurts Me Too*
204. True Blood:03/04 Nine Crimes* / True Blood:03/05 Trouble*

July 27
205. True Blood:03/06 I Got a Right to Sing the Blues* / Farscape: 03/08 Green Eyed Monster*
206. Farscape: 03/09 Losing Time* / Farscape: 03/10 Relativity*
207. Farscape: 03/11 Incubator* / Farscape: 03/12 Meltdown*
208. Farscape: 03/13 Scratch 'N Sniff* / Farscape: 03/14 Daedalus Demands*
209. 30 Days of Night
210. The Relic
211. Star Trek: Nemesis

July 28
212. Willow
212.5. The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury*
213.5. The Omega Man*
214.5. Night of the Creeps*
215.5. Woman in the Moon*

July 29
216. The Adventures of Superman: 01/13 The Stolen Costume* / 01/14 Treasure of the Incas*
217. The Adventures of Superman: 01/15 Double Trouble* / 01/16 Mystery in Wax* / 01/17 The Runaway Robot* / 01/18 Drums of Death*
218. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
219. The Pretender: 01/01 Pilot / The Pretender: 01/02 Every Picture Tells a Story
220. The Pretender: 01/03 Flyer / The Pretender: 01/04 Curious Jarod
221. The Pretender: 01/05 The Paper Clock / The Pretender: 01/06 To Serve and Protect

July 30
222. The Pretender: 01/07 A Virus Among Us / The Pretender: 01/08 Not Even a Mouse
223. The Pretender: 01/09 Mirage / The Pretender: 01/10 The Better Part of Valor
224. The Pretender: 01/11 Bomb Squad / The Pretender: 01/12 Prison Story
225. The Pretender: 01/13 Bazooka Jarod / The Pretender: 01/14 Ranger Jarod
225.5. The Pretender: 01/15 Jaroldo!

July 31
226. The Pretender: 01/16 Under the Reds
227. The Pretender: 01/17 Keys / The Pretender: 01/18 Unhappy Landings
228. The Pretender: 01/19 Jarod's Honor / The Pretender: 01/20 Baby Love
229. The Pretender: 01/21 Dragon House / The Pretender: 01/22 Dragon House Part Two
230. Farscape: 03/15 Icarus Abides* / Farscape: 03/16 Revenging Angel*
230.5. Farscape: 03/17 The Choice*
231.5. Babylon A.D.*
232.5. Space Cowboys

CHECKLIST:
Spoiler:
Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
-X- 1900 - Le Voyage Dans La Lune - 1902
-X- 1910 - 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - 1916
-X- 1920 - Woman in the Moon - 1929
-X- 1930 - Bride of Frankenstein
-X- 1940 - The Picture of Dorian Gray - 1945
-X- 1950 - Nineteen Eighty-Four - 1954
-X- 1960 - Thunderbird 6 - 1968
-X- 1970 - Demon Seed 1977
-X- 1980 - Trancers - 1985
-X- 1990 - Orgazmo - 1997
-X- 2000 - The Fall - 2006
-X- 2010 - The Crazies - 2010

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language - TimeCrimes (Spanish)
-X- Second language - Akira (Japanese)

-X- Watch the MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic version - Iron Man
-X- Watch a film and its remake - Body Snatchers (1993) The Invasion (2007)
-X- Watch a film based on a video game - Silent Hill
-X- Watch a film based on a novel - Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
-X- Watch a film directed by Ed Wood - Ed Wood (Wildcard)
-X- Watch a film which won an Academy Award - Avatar (Art Direction, Cinematography, Visual Effects)
-X- Watch a silent film - 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
-X- Watch a Criterion version film - Robinson Crusoe on Mars
-X- Watch a film with commentary - The Fall
-X- Watch a film and at least two sequels - Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Batman and Robin
-X- Watch a film that takes place on a holiday - Trancers (Christmas)
-X-Watch a film that takes place in space - The Black Hole
-X- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea - Atlantis: The Lost Empire
-X- Watch an animated film - Monsters vs Aliens
-X- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen - 20 Million Miles to Earth
-X- Watch a film directed by David Cronenberg - eXistenZ
-X- Watch a film directed by Larry Cohen - The Stuff
-X- Watch a film directed by Tim Burton - Batman
-X- Watch a film directed by Terry Gilliam - The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
-X- Watch a film directed by Charles Band - Trancers
-X- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone - Nineteen Eighty-Four

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- G - Thunderbird 6
-X- PG - The Black Hole
-X- PG-13 - The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
-X- R - Demon Seed
-X- NC-17 - Orgazmo
-X- X - Robocop
-X- Unrated - Hot Tub Time Machine

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres:
-X- Alien invasion - Monsters vs Aliens
-X- Artificial intelligence - Demon Seed
-X- Cyborg Ghost in the Shell
-X- Post-Apocalyptic - The Road
-X- Dying Earth - The Happening
-X- Sword and Sorcery - Clash of the Titans
-X- Cybernetic revolt - Terminator Salvation
-X- Immortality - The Picture of Dorian Gray
-X- Parallel universe - The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
-X- Mutants - X-Men Origins: Wolverine
-X- Superhero - Hancock
-X- What-If - The Invention of Lying
-X- Spoof - The Stuff
-X- Time travel - Trancers
-X- Spy-fi - Cypher
-X- Space Western - Battle Beyond the Stars
-X- Paranormal - Ghost Town

Watch a film starring:
-X- Sigourney Weaver - Avatar
-X- Harrison Ford - Blade Runner
-X- Peter Cushing - Nineteen Eighty-Four
-X- Boris Karloff - Bride of Frankenstein
-X- Arnold Schwarzenegger - Batman and Robin
-X- Elijah Wood - The Faculty
-X- Drew Barrymore - Batman Forever
-X- Daniel Radcliffe - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
-X- Keanu Reeves - The Day the Earth Stood Still
-X- Patrick Stewart - Lifeforce


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Maybe I'll do better at this challenge than the last two...

July 6, 2010
1. The Blob* [1958, DVR (WCIU - "Svengoolie")]

July 11, 2010
2. Tron* [1982, DVR (HDNet)]

July 13, 2010
3. The Jacket* [2005, DVR (HDNet)]

July 18, 2010
4. Return of the Jedi [1983, DVD]

July 31, 2010
5. The Dead Matter* [2010, DVD] WILD CARD?

Spoiler:
Checklist

Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
-X- 1950 - The Blob
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
-X- 1980 - Tron
--- 1990 -
-X- 2000 - The Jacket
--- 2010 -

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

--- Watch the MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic version of a sci-fi/fantasy film -
--- Watch a film and its remake -
--- Watch a film based on a video game -
-X- Watch a film based on a novel - The Jacket (based on "The Star Rover" by Jack London)
--- Watch a film directed by Ed Wood -
-X- Watch a film which won an Academy Award -- any category - Return of the Jedi (SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (Visual Effects) -- Richard Edlund, Dennis Muren, Ken Ralston, Phil Tippett)
--- Watch a silent film -
--- Watch a Criterion version film -
--- Watch a film with commentary -
--- Watch a film and at least two sequels -
-X- Watch a film that takes place on a holiday - The Jacket (Christmas and New Years)
-X- Watch a film that takes place in space - Return of the Jedi
--- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea -
--- Watch an animated film -
--- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen -
--- Watch a film directed by David Cronenberg -
--- Watch a film directed by Larry Cohen -
--- Watch a film directed by Tim Burton -
--- Watch a film directed by Terry Gilliam -
--- Watch a film directed by Charles Band -
--- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone -

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G -
-X- PG - Tron
--- PG-13 -
-X- R - The Jacket
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated -

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres:
--- Alien invasion -
--- Artificial intelligence -
--- Cyborg -
--- Post-Apocalyptic -
--- Dying Earth -
--- Sword and Sorcery -
--- Cybernetic revolt -
--- Immortality -
--- Parallel universe -
--- Mutants -
--- Superhero -
--- What-If -
--- Spoof -
-X- Time travel - The Jacket
--- Spy-fi -
--- Space Western -
--- Paranormal -

Watch a film starring:
--- Sigourney Weaver -
-X- Harrison Ford - Return of the Jedi
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger -
--- Elijah Wood -
--- Drew Barrymore -
--- Daniel Radcliffe -
--- Keanu Reeves -
--- Patrick Stewart -
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I'm in. Probably won't get that much done, but its a good excuse to get through some of my ST:TNG box set.

DAILY LIST

Spoiler:

July 1
1. Blade: The Series: 01/05 "The Evil Within" / Blade: The Series: 01/06 "Delivery"
2. Blade: The Series: 01/07 "Sacrifice" / Blade: The Series: 01/08 "Turn of the Screw"
3. Supernatural: "Houses of the Holy" / Supernatural: "Born Under a Bad Sign"

July 2
4. Tremors: The Series: 01/07 "A Little Paranoia Among Friends" / Tremors: The Series: 01/08 "Project 4-12"
5. Toy Story 3

July 3
Not a darn thing

July 4
6. Tremors: The Series: 01/09 "Graboid Rights" / Tremors: The Series: 01/10 "The Sounds of Silence"

July 5
7. Star Trek II
8. Star Trek III
9. Star Trek IV

July 6
10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles Forever
11. Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire: 01/01 "Wench Trouble" / Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire: 01/02 "Golden Powers" / Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire: 01/03 "Our Bounties Ourselves" / Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire: 01/04 "O Biclops, Where Art Thou?"
12. Tremors: The Series: 01/11 "The Key" / Tremors: The Series: 01/10 "Water Hazard"

July 7
13. Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire: 01/05 "Succubi: The Dawn's Early Light" / Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire: 01/06 "Thrilla in the Villa" / Blade: The Series: 01/09 "Angels and Demons"
14. Blade: The Series: 01/10 "Hunters" / Blade: The Series: 01/11 "Monsters"

July 8
15. Doomsday
16. The Land That Time Forgot (2009)
17. Ink

July 9
18. Outland
19. Outlander
20. A Scanner Darkly
21. Justice League: Cirsis On Two Earths

July 10
22. Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
23. Pandorum
24. Star Trek V
25. Star Trek VI

July 11
26. Star Trek: The Next Generation 01/01-02 "Encounter at Farpoint: Parts One and Two"

July 12
27. Blade: The Series: 01/12 "Conclave" / Star Trek: The Next Generation 01/03 "The Naked Now"

July 13
Nothing

July 14
28. Beauty and the Beast (1946)

July 15
29. Blade II

July 16
30. Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
31. Population 436
32. Hook

July 17
33. Trancers
34. Jurassic Park III
35. A Boy and His Dog
36. Omega Man
37. Robocop
38. Goblin

July 18
39. Beyond Sherwood Forest
40. Star Trek: The Next Generation 01/04 "Code of Honor" / Star Trek: The Next Generation 01/05 "The Last Outpost"
41. Star Trek: The Next Generation 01/06 "Where No One Has Gone Before" / Star Trek: The Next Generation 01/07 "Lonely Among Us"

July 19
42. I Am Omega
43. Screamers
44. Disturbing Behavior

July 20
45. Phantasm III
46. Space Truckers

July 21
47. Masters of the Universe

July 22
48. James and the Giant Peach
49. Smallville 02/21 "Accelerate" / Star Trek: The Next Generation 01/08 "Justice"

July 23
50. Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
51. Dreamscape
52. Clash of the TItans
53. Surrogates
54. Tremors
55. Tremors 2
56. Haven 01/02 "Butterfly" / Haven 01/03 "Harmony"

July 24
57. Crossworlds
58. Repo: The Genetic Opera
59. Plan 9 From Outer Space (RiffTrax)

July 25
60. Tremors 3
61. Tremors 4
62. Stay Tuned

July 26
63. Interstate 60
64. Street Fighter II

July 27
65. Nightmare Before Christmas
66. Land that Time Forgot (1975)

July 28
67. Zombieland

July 29
68. Flubber

July 30
69. The Last Starfighter
70. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
71. Tin Man Pt. 1
72. Tin Man Pt. 2

July 31
73. Sherlock Holmes vs. Monsters
74. Tin Man Pt. 3
75. Babylon 5: The Lost Tales
76. Zardoz

Temp
Haven 01/04 "Consumed"



Total: 76.0




Checklist
3 Wildcards allowed
Spoiler:

Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
-X- 1940 - Beauty and the Beast
-X- 1950 - Plan 9 From Outer Space
--- 1960 -
-X- 1970 - Omega Man
-X- 1980 - Star Trek II
-X- 1990 - Hook
-X- 2000 - Tremors: The Series
-X- 2010 - Toy Story 3

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language - French, Beauty and the Beast
-X- Second language - Japanese, Street Fighter II

-X- Watch the MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic version of a sci-fi/fantasy film - Plan 9 From Outer Space
-x- Watch a film and its remake - Land That Time Forgot (1975, 2009)
-X- Watch a film based on a video game - Street Fighter II
-X- Watch a film based on a novel - A Scanner Darkly
-X- Watch a film directed by Ed Wood - Plan 9 From Outer Space
-X- Watch a film which won an Academy Award -- any category - Robocop -- Special Achievement Award
--- Watch a silent film -
-X- Watch a Criterion version film - Beauty and the Beast
-X- Watch a film with commentary - Interstate 60
-X- Watch a film and at least two sequels - Star Trek II, III, IV
-X- Watch a film that takes place on a holiday - Goblin
-X- Watch a film that takes place in space - Star Trek II
-X- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea - Pandorum
-X- Watch an animated film - Toy Story 3
-X- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen - Clash of the Titans
--- Watch a film directed by David Cronenberg -
--- Watch a film directed by Larry Cohen -
-X- Watch a film directed by Tim Burton - Nightmare Before Christmas
--- Watch a film directed by Terry Gilliam -
-X- Watch a film directed by Charles Band - Trancers
-X- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone - Omega Man

Watch a film for each rating:
-X- G - Toy Story 3
-X- PG - Star Trek II
-X- PG-13 - Jurassic Park III
-X- R - Doomsday
-X- NC-17 - Phantasm III
-X- X - Robocop
-X- Unrated - Ink (2009)

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres:
-X- Alien invasion - Plan 9 From Outer Space
--- Artificial intelligence -
-X- Cyborg - Robocop
-X- Post-Apocalyptic - Doomsday
--- Dying Earth -
-X- Sword and Sorcery - Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire: 01/01 "Wench Trouble" / Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire: 01/02 "Golden Powers" / Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire: 01/03 "Our Bounties Ourselves" / Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire: 01/04 "O Biclops, Where Art Thou?"
--- Cybernetic revolt -
-X- Immortality - Zardoz
-X- Parallel universe - Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
-X- Mutants - Omega Man
-X- Superhero - Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
-X- What-If - Ink
--- Spoof -
-X- Time travel - Star Trek IV
--- Spy-fi -
-X- Space Western - Outland
-X- Paranormal - Phantasm III

Watch a film starring:
--- Sigourney Weaver -
--- Harrison Ford -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger -
--- Elijah Wood -
--- Drew Barrymore -
--- Daniel Radcliffe -
-X- Keanu Reeves - A Scanner Darkly
-X- Patrick Stewart - Star Trek: The Next Generation 01/01-02 "Encounter at Farpoint: Parts One and Two"


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I wound up watching more TV episodes than films, but that's usual for me.

Daily List:
(Updated Aug 1)

TOTAL COUNT: 46
Spoiler:
JULY 1:
1. Babylon 5 "The Gathering"
I've been hanging on to the old snapper of the first two B5 movies because I assumed this was the original version with the Copeland soundtrack. Despite what the snapper case says, it's the Franke version. Regardless, I enjoyed watching it again.
2. Stargate Universe "Time" (s1-e8), "Life" (s1-e9)
I had put off watching the last disc of this set because the previous episode was so dreadful. "Time" wasn't much better, being an absurd time-travel story...fiction within fiction. "Life" was horrible, and I'll give up on this series if this keeps up.
3. Stargate Universe "Justice" (s1-e10)
Finally, a decent story, worth watching. Why can't they all be this way?
Star Trek: Voyager "Flashback" (s3-e2)
Not a bad episode. I actually enjoyed seeing Rand more than Sulu.

JULY 2
4. These are the Damned (1963)--First viewing. I saw right away that this film influenced a lot of future classics, such as Clockwork Orange and The Prisoner. Oliver Reed was the most overlooked Hammer star.
5. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)--First viewing. I really liked the camerawork and editing. I also enjoyed the King Caesar song. The humanoid fights were even more funny than the giant monster fights. I was a bit surprised at the amount of blood in this one.

JULY 3
6. The Crazies (2010)--The sheriff of Deadwood meets the X-Files. It was hard for me to stay awake through this one, maybe it should count as two.

JULY 4
7. MST3K "Boggy Creek II" (s10-e6)
I realized that any episode of MST3K should qualify, regardless of the movie being riffed, since it all takes place in space.

JULY 5
8. Babylon 5 "Midnight on the Firing Line" (s1-e1)
Babylon 5 "Soul Hunter" (s1-e2)
I should be watching Voyager, but...

JULY 6
9. Babylon 5 "Born to the Purple" (s1-e3)
Babylon 5 "Infection" (s1-e4)
Two of the first four B5 episodes leaned towards horror...I suspect that JMS was using up some orphaned scripts while he could. "Infection" was ridiculous, and one of the reasons I almost gave up when I was watching this series for the first time.

JULY 7
10. Babylon 5 "The Parliament of Dreams" (s1-e5)
One of my early favorites. At this point, it's easy to think that Londo would never be more than a drunken buffoon.
Babylon 5 "Mind War" (s1-e6)
Bester's first episode. I wish his companion hadn't been killed--she made a great sidekick. Also caught Bester's homage to The Prisoner, which I didn't notice the first few times I watched.

JULY 8
11. Babylon 5 "The War Prayer" (s1-e7)
Leftover Fontana DS9 script. Feel guilty, people of Earth.
Babylon 5 "And the Sky Full of Stars" (s1-e8)
Sinclair is VERY animated in this one. If he took psychotropic drugs more often, a few Emmys would have been in store.

JULY 9
12. Spaceways (1953)
First viewing. Hammer's first sci-fi, and not bad looking for the time and the budget. Not as interesting as the later X the Unknown, or the Quatermass films.

JULY 10
13. Mister Ed "The First Meeting", "The Ventriloquist", "Busy Wife", "Kiddy Park" (s1 eps 1-4)
14. Mister Ed "Stable for Three", "Sorority House", " Ed the Lover", "Pageant Show." (s1 eps 5-8)
I watched through disc 1 of the set with the notion that the whole thing is a David Lynch-esque nightmare, taking place in Wilbur's head, with a touch of Psycho-style ventriloquism. Scary stuff.

JULY 11
15. Babylon 5 "Deathwalker" (s1-e9)
Babylon 5 "Believers" (s1-e10)
Buy a script from a Trek writer, and you're gonna get a Trek story.

JULY 12
16. Babylon 5 "Survivors" (s1-e11)
Babylon 5 "By Any Means Necessary" (s1-e12)
There's nothing wrong with letting the wife write a script, is there?

JULY 13
17. MST3K "The Beast of Yucca Flats" (s6-e21)
Having seen all 3 of Coleman Francis' movies, I've come to appreciate his bizarre, nihilist style...they're a mix between Ed Wood and David Lynch. Despite what everyone says about it, I had no problem keeping up with the plot of this one, such as it was.
18. Babylon 5 "Signs and Portents" (s1-e13)
Babylon 5 "Signs and Portents" JMS commentary
Finally, we see signs and portents that B5 will become the greatest sci-fi series ever made. JMS made some very good commentary tracks too.

JULY 14
19. Babylon 5 "TKO" (s1-e14)
Babylon 5 "Grail" (s1-e15)
Just a few more of the freelancers' scripts left to sit through, then we're back to the good stuff.

JULY 15
20. Rifftrax "Planet of Dinosaurs"
The dinosaur animation was okay, but as a whole, it's one of the worst films I have ever seen.
21. Rifftrax Live "Plan 9 from Outer Space"
While it had a lot of the same riffs from their previous Plan 9 release, it was still a hoot. At first, it was strange seeing them at work, but I soon got used it.

JULY 16
22. MST3K "Lost Continent" (s2-e8)
Joel and the 'bots did a great job with such a terrible movie to work with...a coma-inducing climbing scene and and some of the worst dinosaur animation I've ever seen in a movie.

JULY 17
23. Babylon 5 "Eyes" (s1-e16)
Babylon 5 "Legacies" (s1-e17)
24. Babylon 5 "A Voice in the Wilderness Pt. 1 (s1-e18)
Babylon 5 "A Voice n the Wilderness Pt. 2 (s1-e19)
"Eyes" was a fine episode. Friction and ambition really set in with the two-parter. If I don't start back on Voyager soon, I'll find myself unable to stop watching this.


JULY 18
25. Babylon 5 "Babylon Squared" (s1-e20)
Ok, one more B5. It's crucial to the storyline, but this episode is still a crappy time-travel ep, which will set me up to go back to the Star Trek universe for a while.
Star Trek: Voyager "The Chute" (s3-e3)

JULY 19
26. Star Trek: Voyager "The Swarm" (s3-e4)
I still don't see how alien ships can catch them when the Voyager is traveling at warp 9.5 or whatever.
Star Trek: Voyager "False Profits" (s3-e5)
A light-hearted Heart of Darkness romp with Ferengi.
27. Star Trek: Voyager "Remember" (s3-e6)
Ironically, I already forgot what this episode was about.
Star Trek: Voyager "Sacred Ground" (s3-e7)
No hurry to get back to Earth, plenty of time to fool around on random planets.
28. Star Trek: Voyager "Future's End Pt. 1" (s3-e8)
Star Trek: Voyager "Future's End Pt. 2" (s3-e9)
Remember, in the Star Trek universe, the future has already happened--but the past hasn't. Does Braga write anything that isn't a ridiculous time-travel story? Still, this two-parter is the most interesting watch in many, many episodes--and the story has nothing to do with the original premise of the show! Maybe the next Star Trek TV series should take place on Earth in the 20th century. Go ahead and call it Time Trek or Time Voyager, get it over with.

July 20
29. Babylon 5 "The Quality of Mercy" (s1-e21)
A good enough episode, although I thought Lockhart didn't seem right for the part. But, then again, the part did require an actress who was a bit on the antique side, so I forgive the casting.
Babylon 5 "Chrysalis" (se-e22)
A great episode where everything really starts hitting the fan, and where I realized that this show was the AntiTrek.
30. Babylon 5 "Points of Departure" (s2-e1)
Before watching this for the first time many years ago, I was very skeptical that Boxleitner could carry a show like this. How wrong I was!
Babylon 5 "Revelations" (s2-e2)


July 21
31. MST3K "Crash of the Moons" (s4-e17)
Man, I'm glad the Rocky Jones stuff is over. The General Hospital shorts were awful too. In fact, I thought that Set XVIII was the weakest so far. But, I'm glad the episodes are being released, and hope they all are, eventually.
32. Babylon 5 "The Geometry of Shadows" (s2-e3)
I don't like a lot about this episode...techno-mages (isn't that a musical sub-genre?), the idiotic Drazi fights...but it works as a whole.
Babylon 5 "A Distant Star" (s2-e4)
My own personal "lost tale", because I somehow skipped this episode, long ago, when watching the DVD set for the first time...and it's one of my favorites. Sheridan proves that he can solve a seemingly hopeless situation, and unlike Kirk, he uses logic and puts the odds in his favor. Tamblyn was an interesting choice for this episode too, and turns out to be a fine casting choice.
33. Babylon 5 "The Long Dark" (s2-e5)
Babylon 5 "Spider in the Web" (s2-e6)
The start of a small run of good, but not great episodes, and that's ok.

July 22
34. Star Trek: Voyager "Warlord" (s3-e10)
Star Trek: Voyager "The Q And The Grey" (s3-e11)
35. Star Trek: Voyager "Macrocosm" (s3-e12)
Star Trek: Voyager "Fair Trade" (s3-e13)
This stuff is hard to slog through. I'll rationalize it by saying that it's all for character development...but c'mon, this is the third year already, and it's time to get something going on with the show!


July 23
36. Star Trek: Voyager "Alter Ego" (s3-e14)
Star Trek: Voyager "Coda" (s3-e15)
A typical bizarro Scooby Doo Trek episode...it's not really happening, aliens are behind it all!
37. Star Trek: Voyager "Blood Fever" (s3-e16)
Roddenberry would have had the relationships consumated...Berman thinks that fighting is the proper way to handle situations like this. Shameful.
Star Trek: Voyager "Unity" (s3-e17)
I'm not a great fan of the Borg, but this one of the best episodes so far. Finally, a well-crafted story and something of interest going on.


July 24
38. Star Trek: Voyager "Darkling" (s3-e18)
Absolutely ridiculous.
Star Trek: Voyager "Rise" (s3-e19)
Neelix remains the most interesting character on the crew. Perhaps the ONLY interesting character.
39. Star Trek: Voyager "Favorite Son" (s3-e20)
Another Scooby Doo episode! Also noted that Patricia Tallman (Lyta Alexander on B5) was an uncredited Taresian siren.
Star Trek: Voyager "Before And After" (s3-e21)
Obviously, the crew of the future Voyager would already know about Kes's problem, since she was telling them about it in the past. Oh wait, in the Trek universe, the past hasn't happened yet. How can anyone write this kind of illogical, absurd time-travel crap?


July 25
40. Star Trek: Voyager "Real Life" (s3-e22)
Boo hoo, let's have a cry for the doctor who doesn't exist and his imaginary family.
Star Trek: Voyager "Distant Origin " (s3-e23)
Interesting, but totally unbelievable.

July 26
41. Star Trek: Voyager "Displaced" (s3-e24)
Star Trek: Voyager "Worst Case Scenario" (s3-e25)
How many times has holodeck problems almost destroyed various starships? It's more dangerous than the Borg.

July 27
42. Star Trek: Voyager "Scorpion (1)" (s3-e26)
Star Trek: Voyager "Scorpion (2)" (s4-e1)
Ridiculous from start to finish. An alliance with the Borg? The smart thing would be to let the Borg be destroyed, doing the galaxy a favor.

July 28
43. Tarzan and his Mate (1934)
Call it a wildcard if you wish, but I happen to think that a movie featuring a guy who was raised by apes and talks to the animals is a fantasy.

July 29
44. Mister Ed "The Aunt," "The Missing Statue," "Ed the Witness," "Ed's Mother" (s1-eps9-12)
45. Mister Ed "Ed the Tout," "Ed the Songwriter," "Ed the Stoolpigeon" and "Psychoanalyst Show." (s1-eps13-16)

July 30

July 31
46. Star Trek: Voyager "The Gift" (s4-e2)
Star Trek: Voyager "Day of Honor" (s4-e3)



Checklist:
Spoiler:
Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
-x- 1930 - Tarzan and his Mate (1934)
--- 1940 -
-x- 1950 - Spaceways (1953)
-x- 1960 - These are the Damned (1963)
-x- 1970 - Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
--- 1980 -
-x- 1990 - Babylon 5 The Gathering (1993)
--- 2000 -
-x- 2010 - The Crazies (2010)

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-x- First language - Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
--- Second language -

-x- Watch the MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic version of a sci-fi/fantasy film - Beast of Yucca Flats
--- Watch a film and its remake -
--- Watch a film based on a video game -
--- Watch a film based on a novel -
-x- Watch a film directed by Ed Wood - Plan 9 from Outer Space
--- Watch a film which won an Academy Award -- any category -
--- Watch a silent film -
--- Watch a Criterion version film -
--- Watch a film with commentary -
--- Watch a film and at least two sequels -
--- Watch a film that takes place on a holiday -
-x- Watch a film that takes place in space - Star Trek Voyager
--- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea -
--- Watch an animated film -
--- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen -
--- Watch a film directed by David Cronenberg -
--- Watch a film directed by Larry Cohen -
--- Watch a film directed by Tim Burton -
--- Watch a film directed by Terry Gilliam -
--- Watch a film directed by Charles Band -
--- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone -

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated -

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres:
--- Alien invasion -
--- Artificial intelligence -
--- Cyborg -
--- Post-Apocalyptic -
--- Dying Earth -
--- Sword and Sorcery -
--- Cybernetic revolt -
--- Immortality -
--- Parallel universe -
--- Mutants -
--- Superhero -
--- What-If -
--- Spoof -
--- Time travel -
--- Spy-fi -
--- Space Western -
--- Paranormal -

Watch a film starring:
--- Sigourney Weaver -
--- Harrison Ford -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger -
--- Elijah Wood -
--- Drew Barrymore -
--- Daniel Radcliffe -
--- Keanu Reeves -
--- Patrick Stewart -

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Spoiler:
Checklist
3 Wildcards allowed

Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -

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

--- Watch the MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic version of a sci-fi/fantasy film -
--- Watch a film and its remake -
--- Watch a film based on a video game -
--- Watch a film based on a novel -
--- Watch a film directed by Ed Wood -
--- Watch a film which won an Academy Award -- any category -
--- Watch a silent film -
--- Watch a Criterion version film -
--- Watch a film with commentary -
--- Watch a film and at least two sequels -
--- Watch a film that takes place on a holiday -
--- Watch a film that takes place in space -
--- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea -
--- Watch an animated film -
--- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen -
--- Watch a film directed by David Cronenberg -
--- Watch a film directed by Larry Cohen -
--- Watch a film directed by Tim Burton -
--- Watch a film directed by Terry Gilliam -
--- Watch a film directed by Charles Band -
--- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone -

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated -

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres:
--- Alien invasion -
--- Artificial intelligence -
--- Cyborg -
--- Post-Apocalyptic -
--- Dying Earth -
--- Sword and Sorcery -
--- Cybernetic revolt -
--- Immortality -
--- Parallel universe -
--- Mutants -
--- Superhero -
--- What-If -
--- Spoof -
--- Time travel -
--- Spy-fi -
--- Space Western -
--- Paranormal -

Watch a film starring:
--- Sigourney Weaver -
--- Harrison Ford -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger -
--- Elijah Wood -
--- Drew Barrymore -
--- Daniel Radcliffe -
--- Keanu Reeves -
--- Patrick Stewart -


July 1, 2010
1) Big Trouble in Little China
2) The Princess Bride

July 2, 2010
3) A Scanner Darkly
4) Total Recall
5) Minority Report

July 3, 2010
6) Blade Runner
7) Pandorum
8) Moon

July 4, 2010
9) Independence Day
10) Serenity

July 5, 2010
11) I, Robot
12) MiB
13) I Am Legend
14) The Omega Man

July 6, 2010
15) Star Trek: The Motion Picture
17) Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan
18) Star Trek III - The Search for Spock
19) Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home

July 7, 2010
20) Star Trek V - The Final Frontier
21) Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country

July 8, 2010
22) Star Trek VII - Generations
23) Star Trek VIII - First Contact
24) Star Trek IX - Insurrection
25) Star Trek X - Nemesis

July 9, 2010
26) Star Trek
27) District 9
28) Terminator
29) Terminator 2 - Judgement Day
30) Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines
31) Terminator - Salvation
32) Predator

July 10, 1010
33) Alien w/commentary
34) Aliens w/commentary
35) Predators

July 11, 2010
36) Alien 3
37) Alien Resurrection
38) The Book of Eli
39) The Road

July 12, 2010
40) 9
41) 2001 - A Space Odyssey

July 13, 2010
42) 2010 - The Year We Make Contact
43) Contact
44) Solaris

July 14, 2010
45) Event Horizon
46) The Last Starfighter

July 15, 2010
47) The Never-Ending Story
48) Willow

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***Final Update***

Total: 16
Goal: 20

--- Corey31's Second Annual Sci-Fi Challenge List ---

July 5:
1. Family Guy - Something, Something, Something, Darkside (Wildcard choice, Star Wars parody) / Heroes S4 E12 - "The Fifth Stage"

July 6:
2. Heroes S4 E13 - "Upon This Rock" / Heroes S4 E14 - "Let It Bleed"
3. Heroes S4 E15 - "Close to You" / Heroes S4 E16 - "Pass/Fail"

July 7:
4. Heroes S4 E17 - "The Art of Deception" / Heroes S4 E18 - "The Wall"

July 8:
5. Heroes S4 E19 - "Brave New World" / ???
6. Moon

July 9:
7. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

July 12:
8. Predator

July 13:
9. Predators

July 15:
10. Men In Black

July 16:
11. Ghostbusters

July 17:
12. Star Trek (2009)

July 19:
13. Attack from Space w/ Ed The Sock Commentary
14. Flatliners

July 20:
15. Inception

July 21:
16. Hot Tub Time Machine

July 31:
Family Guy - Blue Harvest (Wildcard, giving me an even 16)

Spoiler:
Checklist
3 Wildcards allowed
1. Family Guy - Something, Something, Something, Darkside (Wildcard choice, Star Wars parody)
2. Family Guy - Blue Harvest (Wildcard choice, Star Wars parody)

Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
-X- 1960 - Attack from Space
--- 1970 -
-X- 1980 - Predator
-X- 1990 - Men In Black
-X- 2000 - Moon
-X- 2010 - Predators

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

--- Watch the MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic version of a sci-fi/fantasy film -
--- Watch a film and its remake -
--- Watch a film based on a video game -
--- Watch a film based on a novel -
--- Watch a film directed by Ed Wood -
-X- Watch a film which won an Academy Award -- any category - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
--- Watch a silent film -
-X- Watch a Criterion version film - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
-X- Watch a film with commentary - Attack from Space w/ Ed the Sock Commentary
--- Watch a film and at least two sequels -
--- Watch a film that takes place on a holiday -
-X- Watch a film that takes place in space - Moon
--- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea -
--- Watch an animated film -
--- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen -
--- Watch a film directed by David Cronenberg -
--- Watch a film directed by Larry Cohen -
--- Watch a film directed by Tim Burton -
--- Watch a film directed by Terry Gilliam -
--- Watch a film directed by Charles Band -
--- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone -

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G -
-X- PG - Ghostbusters
-X- PG-13 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
-X- R - Moon
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
-X- Unrated - Attack from Space

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres:
-X- Alien invasion - Men In Black
--- Artificial intelligence -
--- Cyborg -
--- Post-Apocalyptic -
--- Dying Earth -
--- Sword and Sorcery -
--- Cybernetic revolt -
--- Immortality -
--- Parallel universe -
--- Mutants -
--- Superhero -
--- What-If -
--- Spoof -
-X- Time travel - Hot Tub Time Machine
--- Spy-fi -
--- Space Western -
-X- Paranormal - Ghostbusters

Watch a film starring:
-X- Sigourney Weaver - Ghostbusters
--- Harrison Ford -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Boris Karloff -
-X- Arnold Schwarzenegger - Predator
--- Elijah Wood -
--- Drew Barrymore -
--- Daniel Radcliffe -
--- Keanu Reeves -
--- Patrick Stewart -
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LickTheABC's Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge!

7/1

1. The Crazies (2010) - ☼ - Blu-ray
** - I wasn't that crazy (ZING!) about this remake other than the cast which was full of win.
2. Mind Game (2004) - ☼ - DVD
**** - Holy fuckin' shitballs! This is a Brad Dourif level of craaaazy!

7/2

3. Stardust (2007) - HD-DVD
**** - Despite some (unwarranted) hate here on DVDTalk, I love this film. It just does so many things right, for me.

7/3

4. Brazil: Director's Cut (1985) - ☼ - DVD
** - uhhhh, what?

7/4

5. Independence Day (1996) - Blu-ray
*** - "We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!" = I still get fuckin' goosebumps at that shit.
6. Total Recall (1990) - ☼ - Blu-ray
*** - An Ahnold classic!

7/5

7. This Aint Star Trek XXX 2: The Butterfly Effect (2010) - ☼ - Online
** - I figured since it had Star Trek in the title it'd be a little... wait, what? what.. is that guy doing Uhura... NOOOOOOOOO! MAKE IT STOP!

8. Tron (1982) - ☼ - HDNet Movies
*** - First time seeing this.. oh yeah, it kicks ass. The HD presentation was gorgeous.


7/6

8. TiMER (2009) - ☼ - Online
** - Predictable romantic comedy made semi-interesting by it's Sci-Fi twist.

9. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) - ☼ - DVD
*** - Wonderfully told story with simple but decent animation. Highly recommended.

10. Videodrome (1983) - ☼ - DVD
**** - Long live the new flesh!


7/7

11. A Scanner Darkly (2006) - HD-DVD
*** - I haven't seen this in quite a while and I still enjoyed it. Ryder looked smokin', even in her animated form.

12. Teen Witch (1989) DVR
** - Top that!

13. This Aint Charmed XXX (2010) - ☼ - Online
*.5 - I watched for the lesbian 3way with the smokin' hot witch sisters, but it never happened. My day is ruined..

14. 2001: A Space Odyssey - ☼ - HDNet Movies
** - This was my 4th time trying to make it through and while I finally did, I wasn't all that impressed.


7/9

15. Predator (1987) - Blu-ray
**** - Since I refuse to spend more than 2 pennies on Fox's new DNR'd to shit version, I decided to pop in the original Blu-ray. This is just a classic fucking flick. So much awesome it needed to be longer. Fuck DNR!

16. Prehysteria! (1993) - Youtube
*** - The dinosaurs are just so gosh darn cute!

17. Outbreak (1995) - DVD
*** - Great cast, great flick.


7/10

18. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) - Blu-ray
*** - The first time I saw this film, I hated it. Now, I lean more towards liking it..

19. Prehysteria 2! (1994) - ☼ - Youtube
** - I choppa da chick-en, but I did not kill the broc-olee!


7/13

20. The Lost Room: Part One (The Key and the Clock) (2006) - ☼ - DVD
*** - Holy shit! This mini-series is fucking boss.

21. The Lost Room: Part Two (The Comb and the Box) (2006) - ☼ - DVD
*** - This shit rules.

22. The Lost Room: Part Three (The Eye and the Prime Object) (2006) - ☼ - DVD
*** - Very good mini-series. High recommendation to all.


7/14

23. Casper (1995) - MaxHD
**.5 - Brings back good memories. Ricci was really cute back when.

24. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) - Blu-ray
*** - A little too LOTRish but still better than I remember.

25. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) - ☼ - Blu-ray
*** - Very good sequel. I think I like it more than the original.


7/15

26. Prehysteria! 3 (1995) - ☼ - YouTube
* - Easily the worst of the trilogy.

27. The Golden Compass (2007) - ☼ - Blu-ray
** - While not as good as the "other" fantasy franchises, it's still better than I expected.


7/17

28. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) - DVD
**.5 - I could act like an internet nerd and bash this film and call it the worst thing that ever happened anywhere at anytime in history.. but it isn't. Is it Empire? No, but it's fun enough. Oh, and Darth Maul fucking rules!

29. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) - DVD
*** - While I agree that the acting sucks, Ep. 2 has an ass kicking Obi-Wan and the final battle is tits.

30. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) - DVD
**** - Easily my favorite of the prequel trilogy and even ranks as my third favorite SW film (behind Empire and New Hope).. Awesome choreography on the final badass lightsaber duel with Vader/Obi-Wan.


7/18

31. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) - DVD
**** - There are no words..

32. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - DVD
**** - Shoulda brought a poet..

33. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) - DVD
*** - Not as good as the first two, but still fun enough.


7/19

34. Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest (2007) - DVD
*** - It's Star Wars and Family Guy, so of course it's awesome.

35. Family Guy Presents: Something Something Something Dark Side (2009) - Blu-ray
** - Not as good as the first, but still pretty funny.

36. Robot Chicken: Star Wars / Star Wars: Episode II

7/20

37. Mr. Nobody (2009) - ☼ - Online
***.5 - I don't what the fuck I just watched, but I liked it.

38. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Ambush / Rising Malevolence

7/21

39. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Shadow of Malevolence / Destroy Malevolence

7/22

40. Sphere (1998) - Blu-ray
*** - Very enjoyable flick.

41. Contact (1998) - Blu-ray
*** - It's been a few years since the last time I saw this. Still love this film despite my hatred for Jodie Foster.

42. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Rookies / Downfall of a Droid

7/24

43. Legend: Director's Cut (1985) - ☼ - DVD
*** - First time seeing the Director's Cut. Still not as good as the original with the TG soundtrack.

44. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Duel of the Droids / Bombad Jedi
45. Masters of the Universe (1987) - DVD
** - Just 'cause..


7/26

46. Abre los ojos ("Open Your Eyes") (1997) - ☼ - DVD
*** - I'm a huge fan of Vanilla Sky so I figured it was bout time to watch the original. Wow. This might actually be even better.


7/27

47. Firefly: Serenity Parts 1 and 2

7/28

48. Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010) - ☼ - Blu-ray
*** - Extremely violent especially for a Batman flick.


Checklist:
Spoiler:
Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
--- 1970 - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
--- 1980 - Brazil (1985)
--- 1990 - Independence Day (1996)
--- 2000 - Mind Crime (2004)
--- 2010 - The Crazies (2010)

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
--- First language - Japanese (Mind Crime)
--- Second language -

--- Watch the MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic version of a sci-fi/fantasy film -
--- Watch a film and its remake - The Crazies (2010)
--- Watch a film based on a video game -
--- Watch a film based on a novel - A Scanner Darkly (2006)
--- Watch a film directed by Ed Wood -
--- Watch a film which won an Academy Award - Independence Day (Visual Effects)
--- Watch a silent film -
--- Watch a Criterion version film - Brazil (1985)
--- Watch a film with commentary -
--- Watch a film and at least two sequels - Prehysteria!, Prehysteria! 2, Prehysteria! 3
--- Watch a film that takes place on a holiday - Independence Day (1996)
--- Watch a film that takes place in space - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
--- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea - Sphere (1998)
--- Watch an animated film - Mind Crime (2004)
--- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen -
--- Watch a film directed by David Cronenberg - Videodrome (1983)
--- Watch a film directed by Larry Cohen -
--- Watch a film directed by Tim Burton -
--- Watch a film directed by Terry Gilliam - Brazil (1985)
--- Watch a film directed by Charles Band - Prehysteria! (1993)
--- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
--- PG - Tron (1982)
--- PG-13 - Stardust (2007)
--- R - The Crazies (2010)
--- NC-17 -
--- X - This Aint Star Trek XXX 2: The Butterfly Effect (2010)
--- Unrated -

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres:
--- Alien invasion - Independence Day (1996)
--- Artificial intelligence - Tron (1982)
--- Cyborg -
--- Post-Apocalyptic -
--- Dying Earth -
--- Sword and Sorcery -
--- Cybernetic revolt -
--- Immortality -
--- Parallel universe - Tron (1982)
--- Mutants -
--- Superhero -
--- What-If -
--- Spoof -
--- Time travel - The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
--- Spy-fi -
--- Space Western -
--- Paranormal -

Watch a film starring:
--- Sigourney Weaver -
--- Harrison Ford - Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger - Total Recall (1990)
--- Elijah Wood -
--- Drew Barrymore -
--- Daniel Radcliffe -
--- Keanu Reeves - A Scanner Darkly (2006)
--- Patrick Stewart -


☼ = First time viewing
I know it may seem like it by the look of my list, but I'm not 14.

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Re: Summer Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge 10 - List Thread

Reserved.

Mission: To dig through the best (and worst) science fiction/fantasy films from the beginning to the end by decade where possible by a certain theme (i.e., "Alien Invasion Films" or "Steven Spielberg Science Fiction films")

Hopefully I won't go insane in the process and my family won't kill me.

7/1: Remakes
The Crazies
The Thing (John Carpenter version)
The Fly (David Cronenberg version)
War of the Worlds (Spielberg version)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2009)

7/2: Philip K. Dick
Blade Runner (2 Versions)
Total Recall
Screamers

7/3: Dick continued:
Imposter
A Scanner Darkly
Paycheck

7/4: Liberation
War of the Worlds (George Pal version)
Independence Day
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

7/5: Alien Invasion:
X Files: Fight the Future (movie)
Signs
It Came From Outer Space
Mars Attacks


7/6: Social Commentary:
District 9
Planet of the Apes
12 Monkeys
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)


7/7: Nature Goes Wild:
Phase IV
2012


7/8: Monsters on the loose:
Alien
Forbidden Planet
Quartermass and the Pit


7/9: It's The End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)
The Road
The Book of Eli
On the Beach
When Worlds Collide
The Road Warrior
Sunshine

7/10: The 70's Weird and Wonderful:
Logan's Run
The Last Warrior
The Andromeda Strain
Westworld

7/11: Steven Spielberg
A.I.
Minority Report
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

7/11: Really BAD movies:
The Terminal Man
Damnation Alley (videotape)
Planet of the Apes (remake)
The Happening


7/12: Movies about our shrinkage:
The Incredible Shrinking Man
Fantastic Voyage
Waterworld
Inner Space

7/13: It's About Time
Time After Time
The Philadelphia Experiment
The Time Machine (George Pal)
The Time Machine (Wells remake)
Timescape: Grand Tour Disastrs in Time

7/14: Adaptations of popular works in sci-fi:
The Prestige
2001: A Space Odyssey
A Scanner Darkly
Starship Troopers

7/15: The "I's" Have It:
I, Robot
I Am Legend
Ironman

7/16: It Ain't Nothing But A Western in Outer Space:
Outland
Star Wars Episode 4

7/17: Robots!
Robocop
Wall-E
Forbidden Planet
Metropolis

7/18: It is to Laugh
Galaxy Quest
Evolution
Mystery Men
Hot Tub Time Machine
Duck Dodgers in the 24th and a Half Century

7/19: TV on DVD
Star Trek: City on the Edge of Forever
Star Trek: The Doomsday Machine
Star Trek: The Best of Both Worlds Parts 1 & 2
Quatum Leap: Pilot

7/20: More TV More DVD (and a download or two)
Dune (Mini-series)
Battlestar Galatica: Pilot (Remake)
Firefly: Pilot
Fringe: Fracture, The Bishop Revival, White Tulip

7/20: More TV More DVD:
The Outer Limits: Demon with a Glass Hand, The Galaxy Being, The Man with the Power, The Sixth Finger, The Man Who Was Never Born, The Borderland, The Bolero Shield, The Invisibles, A Feasability Study

7/21: The 80's weren't so bad:
Brazil
The Twilight Zone: Shatterday, Nightcrawlers, The Shadowman, Her Pilgrim Soul, To See The Invisible Man, Button Button, Time and Teresa Golwitz
The Empire Strikes Back


7/22: Those Brits!
Space: 1999-Pilot Episodes pilot
UFO-Episodes-pilot
The Prisoner Episodes: Arrival, The Chimes of Big Ben, Dance of the Dead, The Girl Who Was Death, Living in Harmony, Once Upon A Time, Fall Out

7/23: Those Brits! (Volume 2):
Dr. Who: Rose, The Unquiet Dead, The Long Game, The Impossible Planet, The Satan Pit, Blink, The Sound of Drums, The Last of the Time Lords

7/24: Return of Roy Thinnes!
The Invaders: Episodes 1, 5 and second season: Final Episode
The X-Files: Herrenvolk, Talitha Culmi, This Is Not Happening
The Invaders (TV Movie with Scott Bakula and Roy Thinnes)
Poltergeist: The Legacy (Single episode-Burned DVD)

7/25:Superheroes!
Superman
X-Men
Spider-Man
The Incredible Hulk

7/26: No Matter Where You Are There You Go:
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
The Matrix
Dark City
The Forbidden
Frequency

7/27: Unnecessary Sequels:
Alien vs. Predator
Robocop 2, 3
Darko
2010

7/28:Just Plain Weird Movies:
Solaris (US)
Stalker
Donnie Darko
The Box

7/29:The Sky is Falling and other Astronomy Nightmares:
Meteor
Deep Impact
Armageddon
When Worlds Collide


7/30: Movies with Bruce Willis That are Actually GOOD
12 Monkeys
Surrogates
Planet Terror
The Fifth Element

7/31: The End:
Quiet Earth
Yellow Submarine
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Wow you're already in August already? Must be nice to skip past all of July.
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July 1st
1.Lost Season 2.22 / Lost Season 2.23 (BD)
2.Lost Season 2.24 / Lost Season 3.1 (BD)

July 3rd
3.Toy Story 3 (Theater)

July 4th
4.The Last Airbender (Theater)
5.The Book of Eli (BD)

July 5th
6.Lost Season 3.2 / Lost Season 3.3 (BD)

July 7th
7.Lost Season 3.4 / Lost Season 3.5 (BD)

July 8th
8.Lost Season 3.6 / Lost Season 3.7 (BD)

July 10th
9.Lost Season 3.8 / Lost Season 3.9 (BD)

July 11th
10.Lost Season 3.10 / Lost Season 3.11 (BD)
11.Lost Season 3.12 / Lost Season 3.13 (BD)

July 12th
12.Lost Season 3.14 / Lost Season 3.15 (BD)

July 13th
13.Lost Season 3.16 / Lost Season 3.17 (BD)

July 16th
14.Lost Season 3.18 / Lost Season 3.19 (BD)
15.Lost Season 3.20 / Lost Season 3.21 (BD)

July 17th
16.Lost Season 3.22 / Lost Season 3.23 (BD)

July 24th
17.Date Night (DVD) ***WILD CARD***

July 25th
18.The Thing (HD DVD)

***Checklist***
Spoiler:

3 Wildcards allowed

Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
-X- 2010 - The Last Airbender

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

--- Watch the MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic version of a sci-fi/fantasy film -
--- Watch a film and its remake -
--- Watch a film based on a video game -
--- Watch a film based on a novel -
--- Watch a film directed by Ed Wood -
--- Watch a film which won an Academy Award -- any category -
--- Watch a silent film -
--- Watch a Criterion version film -
--- Watch a film with commentary -
--- Watch a film and at least two sequels -
--- Watch a film that takes place on a holiday -
--- Watch a film that takes place in space -
--- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea -
-X- Watch an animated film - Toy Story 3
--- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen -
--- Watch a film directed by David Cronenberg -
--- Watch a film directed by Larry Cohen -
--- Watch a film directed by Tim Burton -
--- Watch a film directed by Terry Gilliam -
--- Watch a film directed by Charles Band -
--- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone -

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G -
--- PG -
--- PG-13 -
-X- R - The Book of Eli
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated -

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres:
-X- Alien invasion - The Thing
--- Artificial intelligence -
--- Cyborg -
--- Post-Apocalyptic -
--- Dying Earth -
--- Sword and Sorcery -
--- Cybernetic revolt -
--- Immortality -
--- Parallel universe -
--- Mutants -
--- Superhero -
--- What-If -
--- Spoof -
--- Time travel -
--- Spy-fi -
--- Space Western -
--- Paranormal -

Watch a film starring:
--- Sigourney Weaver -
--- Harrison Ford -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger -
--- Elijah Wood -
--- Drew Barrymore -
--- Daniel Radcliffe -
--- Keanu Reeves -
--- Patrick Stewart -
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1 July 1: Minority Report (2002) (Blu-ray)
2. July 1: Death Race 2000 (1975) (Blu-ray)
3. July 2: The Adventures of Merlin (2008) Ep 0110, “The Moment of Truth”/Ep 0111, “The Labyrinth of Gedref” (Netflix Stream)
4. July 3: The Adventures of Merlin (2008) Ep 0112, “To Kill the King”/Ep 0113, “Le Morte d’Arthur” (Netflix Stream)
5. July 3: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) (Blu-ray)
6. July 4: Excalibur (1981) (DVD)
7. July 4: ID4 (1996) (Blu-ray)
8. July 5: The Thief of Bagdad (1924) (DVD)
9. July 5: A Trip to the Moon (1902) (DVD)
10. July 5: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916) (Netflix Stream)
11. July 5: The Lost World (1925) (DVD)
12. July 5: Flash Gordon (1980) (Blu-ray)
13. July 5: She (1935) (Netflix Stream)
14. July 6: Orgazmo (1998) (Netflix Stream)
15. July 6: Jason and the Argonauts (1963) (Blu-ray)
16. July 7: Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977) (DVD)
17. July 7: King of the Rocket Men (1949) (Netfllix Stream) (CAUTION: Eps 4, 5, and 6 stream out of order)
18. July 7: Runaway (1984) (DVD)
19. July 7: King Kong (1933) (DVD)
20. July 8: Time After Time (1979) (Netflix Stream) (Check out young Corey Feldman!)
21. July 8: Cowboy Bebop The Movie (2002) (Netflix Stream)
22. July 8: Forbidden Planet (1956) (DVD)
23. July 8: The Valley of Gwangi (1969) (DVD)
24. July 9: Logan’s Run (1976) (Blu-ray)
25. July 9: The Fifth Element (1997) (Blu-ray)
26. July 9: Frankenstein (1931) (Netflix Stream)
27. July 9: Predators (2010) (NOW SHOWING) Go see it!!!
28. July 10: Solaris (1972) (DVD)
29. July 10: Star Wars (1977) (DVD)
30. July 10: The Silent Star (1960) (Netflix Stream)
31. July 10: Eden Log (2007) (Netflix Stream)
32. July 10: Moonraker (1979) (DVD)
33. July 10: MST3K Godzilla vs Megalon (1973/2006) (DVD)
34. July 11: Gojira (1954) (Blu-ray)
35. July 11: Vampyr (1932) (Netflix Stream) I can’t believe I’d never heard of this one before. A must see!
36. July 11: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (DVD)
37. July 11: The War of the Worlds (1953) (DVD)
38. July 11: War of the Worlds (2005) (Blu-ray)
39. July 11: Stargate Continuum (2008) (Blu-ray)
40. July 11: Killdozer (1974) (avi)
41. July 11: Earth vs the Flying Saucers (1956) (DVD)
42. July 12: Robotech:The Shadow Chronicles (2006) (Blu-ray)
43. July 12: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) (Blu-ray)
44. July 12: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) (DVD) T-U-R-T-L-E Power!
45. July 12: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991) (DVD)
46. July 12: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III : Turtles in Time (1993) (DVD)
47. July 13: The Man from Atlantis (1977) (Warner Bros Digital Download) Pilot for Man from Atlantis (1977-78)
48. July 13: Plan 9 from Outer Space (1958) (Netflix Stream)
49. July 13: Trancers (1985) (Netflix Stream)
50. July 13: The Green Slime (1968) (VHS)
51. July 13: The Fountain (2006) (Blu-ray)
52. July 13: Dune (1984) (Blu-ray)
53. July 14: Lost Horizon (1937) (DVD)
54. July 14: Big Trouble in Little China (1986) (Blu-ray)
55. July 14: Robocop (1987) (Criterion DVD vs Blu-ray) There are some split second differences between the two unrated versions, all slightly longer in the Criterion DVD. The most striking difference between the two is that the non-anamorphic 1:66 Criterion has much more of the composition visible than the 1:85 Blu-ray that the television once again changes to 1:78. The Criterion also has the Verhoven commentary. The Blu-ray has the dts-HD, so as I played the Blu-ray on the tv while playing the DVD on my laptop, I found myself listening to the Blu-ray and watching the DVD waiting for frames to unsynch.
56. July 15: Time Bandits (1981) (DVD)
57. July 15: Beetlejuice (1988) (Blu-ray)
58. July 15: The Stuff (1985) (DVD)
59. July 16: Videodrome (1983) (DVD)
60. July 16: The Six Million Dollar Man (1973) (avi) Pilot for The Six Million Dollar Man (1974-78) No familiar theme, no familiar sound effects, and no Oscar Goldman. Had more of a Michael Crichton vibe than the series I remember seeing as a kid. Makes me wish they would hurry up and finally release the series on DVD.
61. July 17: Hardware (1990) (Blu-ray)
62. July 17: Short Circuit (1986) (Blu-ray)
63. July 17: Pandorum (2009) (Blu-ray)
64. July 17: The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women, and War (1973) (avi) The second pre-series Steve Austin movie. Still no familiar theme (although there is a short song theme with a Bond flair), no familiar sound effects for Steve (although the silo opening sound is practically what they use for his bionic vision later in the series), but Oscar does appear, rewriting some of the history established in the pilot. The Crichton scientific drama vibe is gone too, now replaced by a full blown James Bond formula. There are exotic locations, stolen nukes, Soviet agents, guitar riffs in the music, suggestive one liners, and even stars Britt Ekland who would play Mary Goodnight in The Man with the Golden Gun the following year. There was one piece of background music that reminded me of the build up in the opening of the original Battlestar theme, and sure enough, Glen A. Larson was a writer and Stu Phillips did the music. Sweet!
65. July 18: The Matrix (1999) (Blu-ray)
66. July 18: Star Trek :First Contact (1996) (Blu-ray)
67. July 18: Total Recall (1990) (Blu-ray)
68. July 19: Alien (1979) (DVD)
69. July 19: Dark Star (1974) (DVD)
70. July 20: Twin Peaks (1990) Ep 0221, “Miss Twin Peaks”/ Ep 0222, “Beyond Life and Death” (DVD)
71. July 20: Batman Forever (1995) (Blu-ray)
72. July 20: Iron Man (2008) (Blu-ray)
73. July 21: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) (Blu-ray)
74. July 21: 9 (2009) (Blu-ray)
75. July 21: The Seventh Seal (1957) (Blu-ray)
76. July 22: Natural City (2003) (Netflix Stream)
77. July 22: Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) (DVD)
78. July 23: Galaxy of Terror (1981) (Blu-ray)
79. July 23: Little Otik (2001) (Netflix Stream)
80. July 24: Delicatessen (1991) (Netflix Stream)
81. July 24: The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) (Blu-ray)
82. July 24: Forbidden World (1982) (Blu-ray)
83. July 25: The Man Who Saves the World (1982) (avi) Star Wars space battle footage with music from Star Wars, Raiders, Battlestar, Moonraker, The Black Hole, Planet of the Apes, Flash Gordon, and The Phantom of the Opera. I swear I kept waiting for Movie Sign! But it’s still better than Episode I!!!!
84. July 25: Star Trek (2009) (Blu-ray)
85. July 25: Night of the Creeps (1986) (Blu-ray) “Well girls, I’ve got good news and some bad news.”
86. July 25: The Omega Man (1971) (Blu-ray)
87. July 25: The X-Files Fight the Future (1998) (Blu-ray)
88. July 25: Silent Rage (1982) (DVD)
89. July 26: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) (DVD) Ep 0101, “Welcome to the Hellmouth”/Ep 0102, “The Harvest”
90. July 26: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) (DVD) Ep 0103, “Witch” / Ep 0104, “Teacher’s Pet”
91. July 26: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) (DVD) Ep 0105, “Never Kill a Boy on the First Date” / Ep 0106, “The Pack”
92. July 26: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) (DVD) Ep 0107, “Angel” / Ep 0108, “I Robot…You Jane”
93. July 26: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) (DVD) Ep 0109, “The Puppet Show” / Ep 0110, “Nightmares”
94. July 26: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) (DVD) Ep 0111, “ Out of Mind, Out of Sight” / Ep 0112, “Prophecy Girl”
95. July 26: The Black Hole (1979) (DVD)
96. July 26: Night Watch (2004) (Blu-ray)
97. July 26: Day Watch (2006) (Blu-ray)
98. July 27: Clash of the Titans (1981) (Blu-ray)
99. July 27: Clash of the Titans (2010) (Blu-ray)
100. July 27: Immortal (2004) (Blu-ray)
101. July 28: Avatar (2009) (Blu-ray)
102. July 28: Suspiria (1977) (DVD) Watched it in Italian for the first time and some things became clear. Having watched in English over the years, I thought some things just seemed off. After some research, I see now that no single language track is “correct” due to the cast speaking their own native languages. The dubbing always throws some actors out of synch with the audio. Now I had the Italians in synch and the rest with the awkward dub. It would be fascinating to see a version with all the languages restored with appropriate subtitles. Nevertheless, it is still my favorite (and best) Argento movie AND score!
103. July 28: G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987) (Blu-ray)
104. July 29: Tron (1982) (DVD) Back around the first of the year I saw Mickey Mouse for the first time. Although it was common knowledge in some circles, I had never heard of it before. I thought that was it, until tonight when I saw Pac Man for the first time. I only saw it because I HEARD it first and began to look around. Another common thing I had never heard of. The only reason the two jumped out at me this year is because of the size of modern TV screens and the acceptance of original aspect ratios. I just discovered that after watching Tron for 28 years, so never get comfortable with what you think you know or you’ll miss out on the next unexpected discovery.
105. July 29: Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) (Blu-ray)
106. July 29: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) (Blu-ray)
107. July 30: Equilibrium (2002) (DVD)
108. July 31: Ultraviolet (2006) (Blu-ray)
109. July 31: The Last Starfighter (1984) (Blu-ray)
110. July 31: Terminator Salvation (2009) (Blu-ray)
111. July 31: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) (Blu-ray)
112. August 1: The Thing (1982) (Blu-ray) 50 BD and done!

50 Blu-ray
38 DVD
17 Netflix Streams
1 VHS
1 Theatrical Release
5 Other

Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
X- 1900 - A Trip to the Moon (1902)
X- 1910 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)
X- 1920 - The Lost World (1925)
X- 1930 - King Kong (1933)
X- 1940 - King of the Rocket Men (1949)
X- 1950 - Forbidden Planet (1956)
X- 1960 - The Valley of Gwangi (1969)
X- 1970 - Logan’s Run (1976)
X- 1980 – Excalibur (1981)
X- 1990 - The Fifth Element (1997)
X- 2000 - The Adventures of Merlin (2008) Ep 0112/Ep 0113
X- 2010 - Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
X- First language – Russian- Solaris (1972)
X- Second language – German- The Silent Star (1960)
Third language – Japanese - Gojira (1954)
Fourth language – Swedish - The Seventh Seal (1957)
Fifth language – Korean - Natural City (2003)
Sixth language – Spanish - Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
Seventh language – Czech - Little Otik (2001)
Eighth language – French - Delicatessen (1991)
Ninth language – Turkish - The Man Who Saves the World (1982)
Tenth language – Italian – Suspiria (1977)
Eleventh language – Mandarin - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

X- Watch the MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic version of a sci-fi/fantasy film - MST3K Godzilla vs Megalon (1973/2006)
X- Watch a film and its remake - The War of the Worlds (1953) / War of the Worlds (2005)
X- Watch a film based on a video game - Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
X- Watch a film based on a novel - Dune (1984)
X- Watch a film directed by Ed Wood - Plan 9 from Outer Space (1958)
X- Watch a film which won an Academy Award -- Art Direction & Film Editing - Lost Horizon (1937)
X- Watch a silent film - The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
X- Watch a Criterion version film - Vampyr (1932)
X- Watch a film with commentary – Carpenter/Russell - Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
X- Watch a film and at least two sequels – TMNT (1990), TMNT II (1991), TMNT III (1993)
X- Watch a film that takes place on a holiday - ID4 (1996)
X- Watch a film that takes place in space - The Green Slime (1968)
X- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea – The Man from Atlantis (1977)
X- Watch an animated film – Robotech :The Shadow Chronicles (2006)
X- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen - Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)
X- Watch a film directed by David Cronenberg - Videodrome (1983)
X- Watch a film directed by Larry Cohen - The Stuff (1985)
X- Watch a film directed by Tim Burton - Beetlejuice (1988)
X- Watch a film directed by Terry Gilliam - Time Bandits (1981)
X- Watch a film directed by Charles Band - Trancers (1985)
X- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone - Death Race 2000 (1975)

Watch a film for each rating:
X- G - Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
X- PG - Flash Gordon (1980)
X- PG-13 - The Fountain (2006)
X- R - Predators (2010)
X- NC-17 - Orgazmo (1998)
X- X - Robocop (1987) Unrated wildcard
X- Unrated - Killdozer (1974)

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres:
X- Alien invasion - Earth vs the Flying Saucers (1956)
X- Artificial intelligence - Short Circuit (1986)
X- Cyborg - The Six Million Dollar Man (1973)
X- Post-Apocalyptic - Hardware (1990)
X- Dying Earth - Pandorum (2009)
X- Sword and Sorcery - The Adventures of Merlin (2008) Ep 0110/Ep 0111
X- Cybernetic revolt - Runaway (1984)
X- Immortality - She (1935)
X- Parallel universe - Stargate Continuum (2008)
X- Mutants - Eden Log (2007)
X- Superhero - Iron Man (2008)
X- What-If - Minority Report (2002)
X- Spoof - Dark Star (1974)
X- Time travel - Time After Time (1979)
X- Spy-fi - Moonraker (1979)
X- Space Western - Cowboy Bebop The Movie (2002)
X- Paranormal - Twin Peaks (1990) Ep 0221/Ep 0222

Watch a film starring:
X- Sigourney Weaver - Alien (1979)
X- Harrison Ford - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
X- Peter Cushing - Star Wars (1977)
X- Boris Karloff - Frankenstein (1931)
X- Arnold Schwarzenegger - Total Recall (1990)
X- Elijah Wood -9 (2009)
X- Drew Barrymore - Batman Forever (1995)
X- Daniel Radcliffe - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
X- Keanu Reeves - The Matrix (1999)
X- Patrick Stewart - Star Trek :First Contact (1996)












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Re: Summer Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge 10 - List Thread

Here goes! I heard of this challange on July 6 buy I will list the movies I've seen since July 1.

July 1
1. Planet of the Apes (1968) - Film and at least two sequels (Beneath / Escape from / Conquest / Battle for the Planet of the Apes)

July 2
(no movies)

July 3
2. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (first sequel to Planet of the Apes)

July 4
3. Twilight Saga: Eclipse - Film based on a novel

July 5
(no movies)

July 6
4. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (second sequel to Planet of the Apes)
5. TV Episodes: Planet of the Apes - Deception / The Interrogation - Genre: Post-Apocalyptic

July 7
6. Prince of Persia - Film based on a Video Game

July 8
7. Brainstorm - Genre: Paranormal (I'm stretching it a bit, but I feel the film fits the genre because of the mystical ending which evokes the afterlife)
8. Galaxina - Genre: Spoof
9. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes - (third sequel to Planet of the Apes)

July 9
10. Last Woman on Earth - Film from the 1960's

July 10
11. Battle for the Planet of the Apes - (fourth sequel to Planet of the Apes)
12. Labyrinth - Genre: Parallel Universe

July 11
13. The Black Hole - Film that takes place on a holiday - This movie takes place on a holiday?? What?? Well, yes, though I'm stretching it a bit (OK a LOT). Explanation: There is an alternate opening to the film where the crew of the Palomino spacecraft are having a Christmas dinner. This scene was deleted from the film but pictures of it appear in the trading cards and storybook of the movie. So, even though the scene was cut, the time frame of the movie remains the same, meaning the story takes place around Christmas.
14. The Six Million Dollar Man - 90 minute TV pilot - Genre: Cyborg

July 12
15. The Last Unicorn - Film that is rated G

July 13
16. The Lord of the Rings (1978) - Animated film

July 14
17. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus - Film directed by Terry Gilliam

July 15
18. Terror Beneath the Sea - Film that takes place on or under the sea
19. 2010: The Year We Make Contact - Film that takes place in space
20. TV Episodes: The Six Million Dollar Man - Wine, Women and War / Population Zero - Genre: Spy Fi

July 16
21. D'Artagnan et les Trois Mousquetaires - Film in at least two languages other than English (in this case French) In this version, Milady Dewinter has supernatural powers so it fits the list.

July 17
22. D'Artagnan et les Trois Mousquetaires - it was a 2 part TV miniseries with each episode 90 minutes long.

July 18
23. Behind the Planet of the Apes - Genre: Timetravel - A documentary hosted by Roddy McDowell regarding the Apes series. Since three of the films and the Apes TV series involve time travel, I include it in this category.

July 19
24. Confessions of a Superhero - Genre: Superhero

July 20
25. TV episodes: The Six Million Dollar Man - Survival of the Fittest / Operation Firefly - Film from the 1970's

July 21
26. Race to Witch Mountain - Film from the 2000's

July 22
(no movies)

July 23
27. TV episodes: The Outer Limits - Bits of Love / Valerie 23 - Genre: Artificial Intelligence

July 24
28. TV episodes: The Outer Limits - Caught in the Act / Flower Child - Genre: Alien invasion

July 25
(no movies)

July 26
29. The Land that Time Forgot - Film that is rated PG

July 27
(no movies) Just too busy!!!

July 28
30. The People that Time Forgot - Wildcard 1

July 29
31. Liberation Day / Dreadnought - Film from the 1980's

July 30
32. At the Earth's Core - Film starring Peter Cushing
33. Inception - Film from 2010

July 31
34. Logan's Run
35. TV episodes: V - Breakout / The Deception - Wildcard 2

That's it! Only 35 entries - I'm kind of dissapointed in myself, but it was sure a lot of fun.

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7/7

S02E04,05,06,07

I remember completely dismissing this film when I first saw previews for it. I had never watched anything else Whedon had done so his name meant nothing to me. I still don't remember why I watched it originally but I know I fell in love. There are just so many things that work in this movie but most importantly it's the Heart, you can just tell how much heart when into this movie from everyone involed and it resonates through me every time I watch it. I'm still not a massive whedon fanboy but I honestly understand why they are around.

7/8

What can I say about Futurama? It has been my favorite television series since I first saw it, it's just perfect in every way to me. This movie was a fitting end to the series(even though it's been renewed).

Not a bad superhero flick. Pretty much left me feeling the way the x-men movies did. It's just alright nothing spectacular but it get's extra points because Wolverine is a badass and Jackman plays him well. Then again it loses some points because some of the supporting cast is just terrible. I guess the best I can say is it's a good time killer.

7/9

This is a tough one to rate, some parts are this post apocolyptic film are downright chilling but those parts seem scattered about to thin and the rest while still engrossing still seems lacking. The performances are excellent as are the visuals and atmosphere. I'm not to familiar with the book but the ending was another piece of the puzzle that just didn't seem to fit.
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Wow you're already in August already? Must be nice to skip past all of July.
Time travel it's arush! No, I just thought I'd list everything on the agenda at the time--obviously I misunderstood.
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I'm ridiculously late, but it occurred to me I'd watched some Star Trek on my iPod while I was out of state. I might make a go of this challenge in the last few days here.
  1. Star Trek (7/13)
  2. Star Trek: Voyager "Flashback" (7/14)/The X-Files "Pilot" (7/30)
  3. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine "Emissary" (7/18)

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Spoiler:
Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
--- 1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
-X- 2000 - Star Trek (2009)
--- 2010 -

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

--- Watch the MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic version of a sci-fi/fantasy film -
--- Watch a film and its remake -
--- Watch a film based on a video game -
--- Watch a film based on a novel -
--- Watch a film directed by Ed Wood -
--- Watch a film which won an Academy Award -- any category - Star Trek (2009): Best Makeup
--- Watch a silent film -
--- Watch a Criterion version film -
--- Watch a film with commentary -
--- Watch a film and at least two sequels -
--- Watch a film that takes place on a holiday -
-X- Watch a film that takes place in space - Star Trek
--- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea -
--- Watch an animated film -
--- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen -
--- Watch a film directed by David Cronenberg -
--- Watch a film directed by Larry Cohen -
--- Watch a film directed by Tim Burton -
--- Watch a film directed by Terry Gilliam -
--- Watch a film directed by Charles Band -
--- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone -

Watch a film for each rating:
--- G -
--- PG -
-X- PG-13 - Star Trek (2009)
--- R -
--- NC-17 -
--- X -
--- Unrated -

Watch a film in each of the following subgenres:
--- Alien invasion -
--- Artificial intelligence -
--- Cyborg -
--- Post-Apocalyptic -
--- Dying Earth -
--- Sword and Sorcery -
--- Cybernetic revolt -
--- Immortality -
-X- Parallel universe - Star Trek (2009)
--- Mutants -
--- Superhero -
--- What-If -
--- Spoof -
-X- Time travel - Star Trek (2009)
--- Spy-fi -
--- Space Western -
--- Paranormal -

Watch a film starring:
--- Sigourney Weaver -
--- Harrison Ford -
--- Peter Cushing -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger -
--- Elijah Wood -
--- Drew Barrymore -
--- Daniel Radcliffe -
--- Keanu Reeves -
--- Patrick Stewart -
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