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Old 06-24-13, 01:29 AM
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6th Annual Sci Fi/Fantasy Challenge
First Time Views = Green


2013-07-01
1. Buck Rogers In The 25th Century (1979-03-30)
DVD - Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Season One Disc One
2. Planet Of The Slave Girls (1979-09-27)
DVD - Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Season One Disc One
3. Vegas In Space (1979-10-04)
DVD - Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Season One Disc Two
4. The Plot To Kill A City (1979-10-11)
DVD - Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Season One Disc Two
5. The Plot To Kill A City Part II (1979-10-18)
DVD - Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Season One Disc Two
2013-07-02
6. Return Of The Fighting 69th (1979-10-25)
DVD - Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Season One Disc Two
7. Unchained Woman (1979-11-01)
DVD - Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Season One Disc Three
2013-07-03
8. Planet Of The Amazon Women (1979-11-08)
DVD - Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Season One Disc Three
9. Cosmic Whiz Kid (1979-11-15)
DVD - Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Season One Disc Three
10. Escape From Wedded Bliss (1979-11-29)
DVD - Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Season One Disc Three
2013-07-04
11. Rites Of Passage (1993-11-18)
YouTube - Goodnight Sweetheart S01 E01
12. Fools Rush In (1993-11-25)
YouTube - Goodnight Sweetheart S01 E02
13. Is Your Journey Really Necessary? (1993-12-02)
YouTube - Goodnight Sweetheart S01 E03
14. The More I See You (1993-12-09)
YouTube - Goodnight Sweetheart S01 E04
15. I Get Along Without You Very Well (1993-12-16)
YouTube - Goodnight Sweetheart S01 E05
16. In The Mood (1993-12-23)
YouTube - Goodnight Sweetheart S01 E06
17. Area 407 (2012)
Vutopia On Demand
2013-07-05
18. Cruise Ship To The Stars (1979-12-27)
DVD - Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Season One Disc Four
19. Space Vampire (1980-01-03)
DVD - Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Season One Disc Four
20. Happy Birthday, Buck (1980-01-10)
DVD - Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Season One Disc Four
21. A Blast For Buck (1980-01-17)
DVD - Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Season One Disc Four
22. Ardala Returns (1980-01-24)
DVD - Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Season One Disc Five
23. Twiki Is Missing (1980-01-31)
DVD - Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Season One Disc Five
24. Olympiad (1980-02-07)
DVD - Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Season One Disc Five
2013-07-06
25. A Dream Of Jennifer (1980-02-14)
DVD - Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Season One Disc Five
26. Space Rockers (1980-02-21)
DVD - Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Season One Disc Six
27. Buck's Duel To The Death (1980-03-20)
DVD - Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Season One Disc Six
28. Flight Of The War Witch (1980-03-27)
DVD - Buck Rogers In The 25th Century Season One Disc Six
29. The Wizard Of Baghdad (1960)
Fox Movie Channel On Demand
2013-07-07
30. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Turner Classic Movies
31. The Devil Doll (1936)
Turner Classic Movies
2013-07-08
32. The Mysterians (1957)
DVD - The Mysterians
33. Planet Of The Apes (1968)
DVD - Planet Of The Apes The Evolution
2013-07-12
34. The Day The Fish Came Out (1967)
Vutopia On Demand
2013-07-13
35. Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970)
DVD - Planet Of The Apes The Evolution
36. Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (1971)
DVD - Planet Of The Apes The Evolution
37. Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes (1972)
DVD - Planet Of The Apes The Evolution
38. Battle For The Planet Of The Apes (1973)
DVD - Planet Of The Apes The Evolution
39. Behind The Planet Of The Apes (1998)
DVD - Planet Of The Apes The Evolution
2013-07-15
40. Escape From Tomorrow (1974-09-13)
DVD - Planet Of The Apes: The Complete TV Series Disc 1
41. The Gladiators (1974-09-20)
DVD - Planet Of The Apes: The Complete TV Series Disc 1
42. The Trap (1974-09-27)
DVD - Planet Of The Apes: The Complete TV Series Disc 1
43. The Good Seeds (1974-10-04)
DVD - Planet Of The Apes: The Complete TV Series Disc 1
2013-07-16
44. Ted (2012)
HBO On Demand
2013-07-17
45. 7 Faces Of Dr. Lao (1964)
Turner Classic Movies
2013-07-19
46. The Thing With Two Heads (1972)
DVD - Midnite Movies The Thing With Two Heads

Total = 46
11 First Time Views

16 = Movies
2 = 2hr episodes
22 = 1hr episodes
6 = 1/2hr episodes
Total = 30 1/2 (when converted to the Dumb counting method)

Past Sci Fi/Fantasy Challenge Results:
2010 = 110 (Didn't track FTVs) (number adjusted from dumb (75) to easy (110) counting method)
2011 = 69 (55 FTVs) (number adjusted from dumb (61) to easy (69) counting method)
2012 = 45 (21 FTVs) (no need to adjust - didn't watch any non-movies)

My 2010 Lists - (B-Movie/Make-Your-Own/Historical/Sci-Fi/Animation/Criterion/Horror/Holiday)
My 2011 Lists - (TV On DVD/Academy Award/B-Movie/Make-Your-Own/Historical/Sci-Fi/Animation/Horror/Comedy/Holiday)
My 2012 Lists - (TV On DVD/Leap Day/Action/B-Movie/Make-Your-Own/Historical/Sci-Fi/Animation/Criterion/Horror/Comedy/Holiday)
My 2013 Lists - (TV on DVD/Academy Award/Action/B-Movie/Make-Your-Own/Historical/Sci-Fi)

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Re: 6th Annual Sci Fi/Fantasy Challenge List Thread

Present.

[TT] - Time Travel
[F] - 'Future'

June 30th
  • 001 (000.5) The New Adventures of Superman (Lois & Clark) - Season 1, Episode 2 "Strange Visitor (From Another Planet)" - R1 DVD

July 1st
  • 002 (001) ☼? The New Adventures of Superman (Lois & Clark) - Season 1, Episode 3 "Neverending Battle" - R1 DVD
  • 003 (001.5) ☼? The New Adventures of Superman (Lois & Clark) - Season 1, Episode 4 "I'm Looking Through You" - R1 DVD
  • 004 (002.5) ☼ [TT][F] Timecop (1994) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 005 (003.5) ☼ [F] Firefly - Season 1, Episode 1 "Serenity" - Amazon Instant Video

July 2nd
  • 006 (004) ☼? The New Adventures of Superman (Lois & Clark) - Season 1, Episode 5 "Requiem for a Super Hero" - R1 DVD
  • 007 (004.5) ☼? The New Adventures of Superman (Lois & Clark) - Season 1, Episode 6 "I've Got a Crush on You" - R1 DVD
  • 008 (005.5) ☼ Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 009 (006.5) ☼ [TT][F] Millennium (1989) - Amazon Instant Video

July 3rd
  • 010 (007.5) ☼ World War Z (2013) - Cinema
    • TRAILER: You're Next
    • TRAILER: The Conjuring
    • TRAILER: Elysium
    • TRAILER: Anchorman 2
    • TRAILER: The Wolf of Wall St.
  • 011 (008) ☼? The New Adventures of Superman (Lois & Clark) - Season 1, Episode 7 "Smart Kids" - R1 DVD
  • 012 (009) ☼ Wonder Woman (2009) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 013 (010) ☼ Crossworlds (1996) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 014 (011) ☼ Robin Hood [Director's Cut] (2010) - R1 DVD Library Loan
  • 015 (012) The Avengers (1998) - R1 DVD Library Loan
    • BONUS TEXT FEATURE: Cast & Crew:
      • Ralph Fiennes
      • Uma Thurman
      • Sean Connery
      • Jim Broadbent
      • Fiona Shaw
      • Written by Don MacPherson
      • Produced by Jerry Weintraub
      • Directed by Jeremiah Chechik
    • BONUS TEXT FEATURE: Behind the Scenes
    • BONUS TEXT FEATURE: "Avengers" - The TV Series:
      • Patrick MacNee
      • Diana Rigg
      • About The Show
    • BONUS FEATURE: Theatrical Trailer

July 4th
  • 016 (013) ☼ Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 017 (014) ☼ Green Lantern (2011) - R1 DVD Library Loan
    • EXTRA FEATURE: Preview of Green Lantern: The Animated Series
  • 018 (015) Thor (2011) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 019 (016) ☼ [f] Teknolust (2002) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 020 (017) ☼ [TT][F] The Time Travelers (1964) - Amazon Instant Video

July 5th
  • 021 (018) ☼ Green Lantern: First Flight (2009) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 022 (019) Mickey-Donald-Goofy: The Three Musketeers - Live TV
  • 023 (019.5) The New Adventures of Superman (Lois & Clark) - Season 1, Episode 8 "The Green, Green Glow of Home" - R1 DVD
  • 024 (020) [F] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5, Episode 18 "Cause and Effect" - R1 Season 5 DVD
  • 025 (021) Matilda (1996) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 026 (022) ☼ [TT][F] Trancers (1985) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 027 (023) ☼? Metropolis (1927) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 028 (023.5) [TT] 7 Days - Season 1, Episode 1 "Pilot, Part I" - YouTube-on-my-Phone
  • 029 (024) [TT] 7 Days - Season 1, Episode 2 "Pilot, Part II" - YouTube-on-my-Phone

July 6th
  • 030 (024.5) ☼? The New Adventures of Superman (Lois & Clark) - Season 1, Episode 9 "Man of Steel Bars" - R1 DVD
  • 031 (025) The New Adventures of Superman (Lois & Clark) - Season 1, Episode 10 "Pheromone, My Lovely" - R1 DVD
  • nfc (---) Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
  • 032 (025.5) Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5, Episode 19 "The First Duty" - R1 Season 5 DVD
  • 033 (026.5) Tarantula (1954) - R1 The Classic Sci-Fi Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1 DVD (Disc 1)
  • 034 (027) ☼? [TT] 7 Days - Season 1, Episode 3 "The Gettysburg Virus" - YouTube-on-my-Phone

July 7th
  • 035 (027.25) ☼ My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Season X, Episode X "Hearts and Hoofs Day" - Live TV
  • 036 (028.25) [TT] Superman: The Movie [Theatrical Cut] (1978) - R1 Collector's Edition DVD
  • 037 (029.25) Cinderella - R1 Blu-ray
    • BONUS FEATURE: Diane Disney Miller Intro
    • BONUS FEATURE: Personalized Digital Storybook: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-You (Disney Second Screen Experience)
  • 038 (029.5) ☼? Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Season 2, Episode 1 "Sabrina Gets Her License (Part 1)" - Amazon Instant Video
  • 039 (029.75) ☼? Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Season 2, Episode 2 "Sabrina Gets Her License (Part 2)" - Amazon Instant Video
  • 040 (030) ☼? Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Season 2, Episode 3 "Dummy for Love" - Amazon Instant Video
    [*s]041 (031) ☼ The Fourth Kind (2009) - R1 DVD Library Loan
    • BONUS FEATURE: Deleted Scenes
  • 042 (032) ☼ Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) - R1 DVD Library Loan
  • 043 (033) ☼ Mystery Science Theatre 3000: Cave Dwellers - Amazon Instant Video

July 8th
  • 044 (033.5) ☼? The New Adventures of Superman (Lois & Clark) - Season 1, Episode 11 "Honeymoon in Metropolis" - R1 DVD
  • 045 (???) ☼ A Trip to Mars (1910) - YouTube
  • 046 (034.5) Monsters, Inc. (2001) - R1 Blu-ray
    • BONUS FEATURE: Introduction by Pete Docter
    • BONUS FEATURE: For the Birds with Audio Commentary By Director Ralph Eggleston
    • BONUS FEATURE: Mike's New Car
  • 047 (035.5) ☼? War of the Worlds (1953) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 048 (036) ☼ [F] Firefly - Season 1, Episode 2 "The Train Job" - Amazon Instant Video
  • 049 (036.5) [TT] 7 Days - Season 1, Episode 4 "" - YouTube-on-my-Phone
  • 050 (???) ☼? The Mermaid [AKA La Sirène, A Sereia] (1904) - YouTube

July 9th
  • 051 (037.5) ☼? Hook (1991) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 052 (038.5) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs [with DisneyView by Toby Bluth] (1937) - R1 Blu-ray
  • 053 (039.5) ☼? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) - R1 Fourpack DVD Library Loan
  • 054 (040.5) ☼ Monsters University (2013) - Cinema
    • TRAILER: Despicable Me 2
    • TRAILER: The Lego Movie
    • TRAILER: The Smurfs 2
    • TRAILER: Frozen
    • TRAILER: Planes
    • TRAILER: Turbo
    • SHORT: The Blue Umbrella
  • 055 (041.5) Tangled (2010) - R1 Blu-ray
  • 056 (???) ☼? Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1912) - YouTube
  • 057 (042.5) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) - R1 DVD Library Loan
    • BONUS SHORT FEATURE: Donald Duck in Grand Canyonscope
    • BONUS FEATURE: Lost Treasures: "Sunset Squid Sequence" (Original Behind-the-scenes Footage)
    • BONUS FEATURE: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Production Archives:
      • The Musical Legacy of Paul Smith
      • Touring the Nautilus
      • Storyboard-to-scene Comparison
      • Walt Disney TV segment: Monsters of the Deep
      • Movie Merchandise
      • Unused Animation
      • Trims
    • BONUS FEATURE: Audio Archives
      • Peter Lorre's ADR Tracks
    • BONUS FEATURE: Galleries:
      • BONUS FEATURE: 1954 Disney Studio Album

    July 10th
    • 058 (043.5) ☼ The Hands of Orlac (1924) - Amazon Instant Video
    • 059 (044.5) ☼ The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) - R1 Two-Disc Special Edition DVD Library Loan
    • 060 (045.5) ☼? [F] Escape From New York (1981) - Amazon Instant Video

    July 11th
    • 061 (046.5) ☼ Aelita, the Queen of Mars (1924) - YouTube
    • 062 (???) Le Voyage dans la Lune [AKA A Trip to the Moon] (1902) - YouTube
    • 063 (???) Le Voyage dans la Lune (COLOR restored by Lobster Films et al.) [AKA A Trip to the Moon] (1902) - YouTube
    • 064 (047.5) ☼ [F](tt) 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - R1 Two-Disc Special Edition DVD Library Loan
      • EXTRA FEATURE: 2001: The making of a Myth
      • EXTRA FEATURE: Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Language of 2001

    July 12th
    • 064 2001: A Space Odyssey - R1 Two-Disc Special Edition DVD Library Loan
      • EXTRA FEATURE: Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001
      • EXTRA FEATURE: 2001: A Space Odyssey - A Look Behind the Future
      • EXTRA FEATURE: What is Out There?
      • EXTRA FEATURE: Look: Stanley Kubrick!
      • EXTRA FEATURE: 11/27/1966 Interview with Stanley Kubrick
    • 065 (048.5) ☼ The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) - R1 The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008) DVD - Library Loan
    • 066 (049.5) ☼ Amélie [AKA Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain; Amélie from Montmartre] (2001) - Amazon Instant Video

    July 13th
    • 067 (050.5) [tt] Captain America - The First Avenger - Amazon Instant Video
    • 068 (051.5) ☼ Conan the Barbarian (2011) - Amazon Instant Video
    • 069 (052.5) The Avengers (2012) - Amazon Instant Video

    July 14th
    • 070 (053.5) ☼ Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998) - Amazon Instant Video
    • 071 (054.5) ☼ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Secret of the Ooze (1991) - R1 Fourpack DVD Library Loan
      • BONUS FEATURE: "Pick that Flick" Game (Score: 6/10)
      BONUS FEATURE: Theatrical Trailer
    • 072 (055.5) ☼ Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003) - Amazon Instant Video
      • SHORT FILM: Chase Me
    • 073 (056.5) ☼ The Crow (1994) - Amazon Instant Video
    • 074 (057.5) ☼ The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) - R1 The Day The Earth Stood Still (2008) DVD - Library Loan
    • 075 (058.5) ☼ Creature From the Haunted Sea (1961) - R1 Sci-Fi Double Feature DVD Library Loan


    July 15th
    • 076 (059.5) ☼ The Batman vs. Dracula (2005) - Amazon Instant Video
    • 077 (059.75) Willy Fog 2 - Episode 1 "The Coded Message" - Amazon Instant Video
    • 078 (060) Willy Fog 2 - Episode 2 "Off to Iceland" - Amazon Instant Video
    • 079 (060.25) Willy Fog 2 - Episode 3 "A Silent Guide" - Amazon Instant Video
    • 080 (061.25) ☼ The Giant Gila Monster (1959) - R1 Sci-Fi Double Feature DVD Library Loan
    • 081 (061.5) ☼ [TT] Flash Gordon - Season 1, Episode 36 "Deadline at Noon" - R1 Sci-Fi Double Feature DVD Library Loan
    • 082 (061.75) Willy Fog 2 - Episode 4 "The Sleeping Volcano" - Amazon Instant Video
    • 083 (062) Willy Fog 2 - Episode 5 "Romy in Danger" - Amazon Instant Video
    • 084 (062.25) Willy Fog 2 - Episode 6 "Towards the Centre of the Earth" - Amazon Instant Video
    • 085 (062.5) Willy Fog 2 - Episode 7 "Transfer's Revenge" [AiV calls it "Transfer's Vengeance"] - Amazon Instant Video

      Silent Monday (M for Méliès)
    • 086 (063.5) ☼ 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916) - YouTube

    • 087 (???) The Mechanical Butcher [AKA La Charcuterie mécanique] (1895) - YouTube
    • 088 (???) M The Astronomer's Dream, or the Man in the Moon [AKA La Lune à un mètre] (1898) - YouTube
    • 089 (???) ☼? M Cinderella [AKA Cendrillon] (1899) - YouTube
    • 090 (???) ☼? M Haggard's "She"—The Pillar of Fire [AKA La Danse du Feu] (1899) - YouTube
    • 091 (???) ☼? M The Magic Book [AKA Le Livre magique; The Magical Book*] (1900) - YouTube
    • 092 (???) ☼? M Bluebeard [AKA Barbe-Bleue] (1901) - YouTube
    • 093 (???) ☼? M The Wizard, the Prince and the Good Fairy [AKA Le Sorcier, le Prince et le bon Génie] (1900) - YouTube
    • 094 (???) ☼? M The Brahmin and the Butterfly [AKA La Chrysalide et le Papillon d'or] (1901) - YouTube
    • 095 (???) ☼ M Under the Seas [AKA Deux cent mille lieues sous les mers ou le cauchemar d'un pêcheur; 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea](1907) - YouTube
    • 096 (???) ☼ M The Man with the Rubber Head [AKA L'Homme à la tête en caoutchouc; The Man with the India Rubber Head] (1901) - YouTube
    • 097 (???) M Gulliver's Travels Among the Lilliputians and the Giants [AKA Le Voyage de Gulliver à Lilliput et chez les géants] (1902) - YouTube
    • 098 (???) Jack and the Beanstalk (1902) - YouTube
    • 099 (???) ☼ M The Rajah's Dream [AKA Le rêve du radjah ou La forêt enchantée] (1900) - YouTube

    • 100 (064.5) ☼ Rocketship X-M (1950) - YouTube
    • 101 (065.5) ☼ C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004) - Amazon Instant Video
    *On-screen English

    July 16th
    • 102 (065.75) Willy Fog 2 - Episode 8 - Amazon Instant Video
    • 103 (066.75) ☼ Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992) - R1 DVD Library Loan
    • 104 (067) Willy Fog 2 - Episode 9 "Lost in Darkness" [AiV calls it "Lost in the Dark"] - Amazon Instant Video
    • 105 (067.25) Willy Fog 2 - Episode 10 "The Underground Sea" - Amazon Instant Video
    • 106 (067.5) Willy Fog 2 - Episode 11 "The Battle of the Monster" - Amazon Instant Video
    • 107 (068.5) ☼ Justice League: Doom - R1 DVD Library Loan
      • Trailer for Gotham City Impostors
      • A Sneak Peak at Superman vs. The Elite
    • 108 (???) ☼ M Fairyland: A Kingdom of Fairies [AKA Le Royaume des fées; The Kingdom of the Fairies] (1903) - YouTube
    • 109 (069.5) ☼ [TT] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III [AKA Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Turtles in Time] (1993) - R1 Fourpack DVD Library Loan


    July 17th
    • 110 (070) [TT] 7 Days - Season 1, Episode 5 "Vows" - YouTube-on-my-Phone
    • 111 (???) The Motorist (1906) - YouTube
    • 112 (071) The Mummy (1999) - R1 The Mummy Collector's Set DVD
      • BONUS FEATURE: Deleted Scenes (3)
      • BONUS TEXT FEATURE: Production Notes
    • 113 (072) The Mummy Returns (2001) - R1 The Mummy Collector's Set DVD
      • PRE-FILM 'CODA': First Look at The Scorpion King
      • BONUS FEATURE: A Special Message from Oded Fehr
      • BONUS TEXT FEATURE: Production Notes
      • BONUS FEATURE: Outtakes
      • BONUS FEATURE: Live Forever May Not Be Long Enough Music Video (with Mummy Returns Soundtrack Trailer)
    • 114 (073) ☼ Superman: Doomsday (2007) - Amazon Instant Video
    • 115 (073.25) Round the Twist - Series 2, Episode 10 "Yuckles" - R2 Complete Series DVD
    • 116 (073.5) Round the Twist - Series 2, Episode 11 "Quivering Heap" - R2 Complete Series DVD
    • 117 (074.5) (☼) Batman [AKA Batman: The Movie] (1966) - Amazon Instant Video
    • 118 (075.5) ☼ TMNT (2007) - R1 Fourpack DVD Library Loan
      • BONUS FEATURE: Alternate Opening to the Film (with forced Commentary by Writer Kevin Munroe)
      • BONUS FEATURE: Alternate Ending Temp/Scratch Test (with forced Commentary by Writer Kevin Munroe)
      • BONUS FEATURE: Mikey's Birthday Party Full Sequence (with forced Commentary by Writer Kevin Munroe)
      • BONUS FEATURE: Raphael's Fight Test Rough Sequence (with forced Commentary by Writer Kevin Munroe)
      • BONUS FEATURE: Monsters Come Alive (with forced Commentary by Writer Kevin Munroe)
      • BONUS FEATURE: Additional Scene: Splinter Gets Cake (with forced Commentary by Writer Kevin Munroe)
      • BONUS FEATURE: TMNT Internet Reel
    • 119 (076.5) [F] Starship Troopers (1997) - R1 Blu-ray Trilogy
      • BONUS FEATURE: Deleted Scenes:
        • "High School Lawn" (1:04)
        • "Transporter" (0:47)
        • "Zander Consoles Carmen" (1:05)
        • "Carmen's Cabin" (1:11)
        • "Last Kiss" (3:37)
      • BONUS FEATURE: "Death From Above: The Making of Starship Troopers" Documentary
      • BONUS FEATURE: The Making of Starship Troopers featurette


    July 18th
    • 120 (077) [TT] 7 Days - Season 1, Episode 6 "Doppelganger, Part I" - YouTube-on-my-Phone
    • 121 (077.5) [TT] 7 Days - Season 1, Episode 6 "Doppelganger, Part II" - YouTube-on-my-Phone
    • 122 (077.75) Willy Fog 2 - Episode 12 "The Storm" - Amazon Instant Video
    • 123 (078.75) [F] I, Robot - R1 DVD Double Pack Library Loan
      • BONUS FEATURE: The Making of I, Robot
    • 124 (079.75) ☼ Independence Day [Special Edition] [AKA ID4] (1996) - R1 DVD Double Pack Library Loan
    • nfc (---) Batman (1966) - Amazon Instant Video
    • 125 (080.25) ☼ [F] Firefly - Season 1, Episode 3 "Bushwhackers" - Amazon Instant Video
    • 126 (080.5) ☼ WILDCARD The Ray Bradbury Theater - Season 1, Episode 4 "The Town Where No One Got Off" - YouTube
    • 127 (081.5) ☼ The Adjustment Bureau - R1 DVD Library Loan
      • BONUS FEATURE: Deleted and Extended Scenes:
        • Henderson Patronizes Richardson
        • David and Charlie in the car
        • Henderson Offering Help
        • Additional Thompson Dialogue
        • Extended Ceder Lake Dancing
        • Thompson tells David to walk away
      • BONUS FEATURE: "Leaping Through New York"
      • BONUS FEATURE: "Destined to Be"
      • BONUS FEATURE: "Becoming Elise"

    July 19th
    • 128 (082.5) ☼ The Day That Panicked America: The H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds Scandal - R1 DVD Library Loan
    • 129 (083.5) The Scorpion King (2002) - R1 The Mummy Collector's Set DVD
    • 130 (084.5) ☼ Cosmos: War of Planets [AKA Battaglie negli spazi stellari; Year Zero: War In Space] (1977) - R1 Sci-Fi Invasion! DVD Collection Library Loan
    • 131 (085.5) War of the Worlds (2005) - R1 DVD Library Loan

      July 20th
      • 132 (086.5) The Sword in the Stone (1963) - R1 25th Anniversary DVD
      • 133 (087.5) ☼ The Lost World (1925) - Amazon Instant Video
      • 134 (088) Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5, Episode 20 "Cost of Living" - R1 Season 5 DVD
      • 135 (088.5) ☼? The New Adventures of Superman (Lois & Clark) - Season 1, Episode 12 "All Shook Up" - R1 DVD
      • 136 (089) ☼? The New Adventures of Superman (Lois & Clark) - Season 1, Episode 13 "Witness" - R1 DVD
      • 137 (090) ☼ Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader - Amazon Instant Video
      • 138 (091) ☼ Dragonslayer - Amazon Instant Video

      July 21st
      • 139 (091.25) Willy Fog 2 - Episode 13
      • 140 (092.25) ☼ [F] Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet - R1 Sci-Fi Invasion! DVD Collection Library Loan

      July 22nd
      • 141 (???) ☼ Neptune's Thunderballs (1903) [M]
      • 142 (???) ☼ The Invisible Thief (1909)
      • 143 (092.75) [TT] 7 Days - Season 1, Episode 8 "Shadow Play"
      • 144 (???) ☼? The Story of Rapunzel (1951) - YouTube
      • 145 (093.75) ☼ Son of Ingagi (1940) - YouTube
      • 146 (094.75) ☼? Popeye (1980) - Amazon Instant Video

      July 23rd
      • 147 (095.25) ☼ Batman - Season 1, Episode 1 "Hi Diddle Riddle"
      • 148 (095.75) ☼? 7 Days - Season 1, Episode 9 "As Time Goes By"
      • 149 (096.75) ☼ [F] Surrogates (2009)
      • 150 (097.75) ☼ Cowboys and Aliens (2011)
        • EXTRA FEATURE: "Finding the Story"

      July 24th
      • 151 (098.75) Mulan (1998)
      • 152 (099.75) ☼ [F] Avatar (2009)
      • 153 (100.75) ☼ [TT] Men in Black 3 (2012)
      • 154 (101.75) ☼ X-Men: First Class (2011)
      • 155 (102.75) ☼? 7 Days - Season 1, Episode 10 "Sleepers"
      • 156 (103.75) ☼ [TT] The Time Machine (2002)
        • BONUS FEATURE: Building the Time Machine
        • BONUS FEATURE: Deleted Scene

      July 25th
      • 157 (104.75) Quest for Camelot - R1 DVD Library Loan
      • 158 (???) ☼? Alice in Wonderland (1903) - YouTube
      • 159 (???) ☼ The X Rays (1897) - YouTube
      • 160 (105.75) ☼ Terminator 2: Judgement Day - Amazon Instant Video
      • 161 (106.25) ☼ Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Season 1, Episode 1 "Pilot" - Amazon Instant Video

      July 26th
      • 162 (107.25) Ghostbusters - R1 Double Feature DVD Library Loan
        • BONUS FEATURE: Scene Cemetery:
          • Stake
          • Dana
          • Honeymooners
          • Winston
          • Burns
          • Busy
          • Promotion
          • E.P.A.
          • Puft Hat
          • 'No Louis'
        • BONUS FEATURE: 1984 Featurette - "On the Scene with the Ghostbusters"
        • BONUS FEATURE: Cast and Crew Featurette
        • BONUS FEATURE: Special Effects - SFX Team Featurette
        • BONUS FEATURE: Special Effects - Conceptual Drawings:
          • Colorful Early NYC Concepts
          • Early Logo Concepts
          • Pencil Terror Dogs Concepts
          • Early Stay Puft Man Concepts
          • Colorful Ecto-mobile Interior
      • 163 (???) ☼ Alice in Wonderland (1915) - YouTube
      • 164 (107.75) ☼ [F] Firefly - Season 1, Episode 4 "Shindig" - Amazon Instant Video
      • 165 (108.75) ☼ [F] Soylent Green (1973) - R1 DVD Library Loan

      July 27th
      • 165 Soylent Green (1973) - R1 DVD Library Loan
        • BONUS FEATURE: "A Look At The World Of Soylent Green" featurette
        • BONUS FEATURE: "MGM's Tribute To Edward G. Robinson's 101st Film" featurette
        • TEXT FEATURE: "Charlton Heston: Science Fiction Legend" essay
      • 166 (109.75) ☼ Ghostbusters II - R1 Double Feature DVD Library Loan
      • 167 (110.25) ☼? The New Adventures of Superman (Lois & Clark) - Season 1, Episode 14 "" - R1 Season One
      • 168 (111.25) ☼ Rhinoceros - Amazon Instant Video
      • 169 (112.25) ☼ [F](TT) Planet of the Apes [FULL SCREEN] - R1 Full Screen 2-Disc DVD Library Loan
        • BONUS FEATURE: Exploring the Apes:
          • Planet of the Apes Makeup Test with Edward G. Robinson (1966)
          • Planet of the Apes Dailies and Outtakes
          • Planet of the Apes (1967 N.A.T.O. Presentation)
          • Planet of the Apes featurette (1968)
          • A Look Behind Planet of the Apes (1972)
        • BONUS FEATURE: Ape Phenomenon:
          • Ape Merchandise
          • Ape Collections

      July 28th
      • nfc (---) Ghostbusters
      • 170 (112.75) ☼? 7 Days - Season 1, Episode 11 "HAARP Attack" - YouTube-on-my-phone
      • 171 (113.75) The Wizard of Oz (1939) - R1 2-disc 70th Anniversary DVD Library Loan
        • BONUS FEATURE: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Storybook (read by Angela Lansbury)
        • BONUS FEATURE: Victor Fleming: Master Craftsman
        • BONUS FEATURE: L. Frank Baum: The Man Behind The Curtain
        • BONUS FEATURE: "Hollywood Celebrates its Biggest Little Stars!"
      • 172 (114.75) ☼
        • 173 (???) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) - YouTube
        • 174 (115.75) ☼ [F] Fahrenheit 451 - R1 DVD Library Loan
          • BONUS FEATURE: The Novel: A Discussion with Author Ray Bradbury
          • BONUS FEATURE: The Making of Fahrenheit 451
          • BONUS FEATURE: Original Title Sequence of Feature

        July 29th
        • 175 (116.75) ☼ [F] The Omega Man (1971) [AKA The Ωmega Man] (1971) - R1 DVD Library Loan
          • BONUS FEATURE: The Last Man Alive - The Omega Man
          • BONUS FEATURE: Introduction by Joyce H. Corrington, Paul Koslo and Eric Laneuville
        • 171 The Wizard of Oz (1939) - R1 2-disc 70th Anniversary DVD Library Loan
          • BONUS FEATURE: The Wizard of Oz (1933)
        • 176 (117.75) ☼ First Man into Space (1959) - YouTube
        • 177 (118.75) ☼ Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) - R1 DVD Library Loan
          • BONUS FEATURE: Walt Disney and the Road to Oz
          • BONUS FEATURE: Bloopers
        • 178 (119.75) ☼ The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914) - YouTube
        • 179 (120.75) ☼ Ultraviolet (2006) - R1 DVD Library Loan
        • 180 (121.75) ☼ The Leech Woman (1960) - R1 The Classic Sci-Fi Ultimate Collection, Vol. 2 DVD (Disc 3)

        July 30th
        • 181 (122.75) ☼ A Sound of Thunder (2005) - R1 DVD Library Loan
        • 182 (123.75) ☼ Æon Flux (2005) - R1 DVD Library Loan
          • BONUS FEATURE: Stunts in Aeon Flux
        • 183 (124.75) ☼ Commentary on Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
        • 184 (125.75) ☼ Back to the Future
        • 185 (126.75) ☼ Back to the Future II [AKA Back to the Future Part Two]
        • 186 (127.75) ☼ The Magic Cloak of Oz
        • 187 (128.75) ☼ The Truman Show (1998)
        • 188 (129.75) ☼ Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
        • 189 (130.75) ☼ The Twilight Zone - Season 3, Episode 24 "To Serve Man"
        • 190 (131) ☼ The Twilight Zone - Season 3, Episode 25 "The Fugitive"
        • 191 (131.25) ☼ The Twilight Zone - Season 3, Episode 26 "Little Girl Lost"
        • 192 (131.5) ☼ The Twilight Zone - Season 3, Episode 27 "Person or Persons Unknown"
        • 193 (131.75) ☼ The Twilight Zone - Season 5, Episode 23 "Queen of the Nile" [Amazon says #24]
        • 194 (132) ☼ Land of the Lost - Season 1, Episode 5 "Tag Team"

        >

        July 31st




          Watching
          Pi
          His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz
          Firefly
          7 Days

          Future Possibilities
          Things to Come
          Truman Show
          Bedazzled
          Run Lola Run
          Big Fish
          [[I am Legend]]
          (Earthsea)
          [[Ladyhawke]]
          Vanilla Sky
          Deathsport
          The Amazing Transparent Man
          From Beyond
          Beyond Time

          7 Days
          Firefly
          Voyager

          Stats (5th)
          Spoiler:

              CHECKLIST
              Spoiler:
              *Watching enough shorts or TV to count as one entry, you can use that one entry as a check on the checklist, as long as each of them count for whatever you're checking. You can mix and match what you've seen to make a check, they all don't have to be grouped together as a single entry on your watch list.

              3 Wildcards allowed

              Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
              --- 1890 -
              --- 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 a MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic/Hosted version of a sci-fi/fantasy film - Mystery Science Theatre 3000: Cave Dwellers
              --- Watch a film featuring laser blasters -
              --- Watch a film made on a low budget (ex. Corman or Castle movie) -
              --- Watch a film based on a novel -
              --- Watch a film which was nominated for a Hugo or Saturn Award-
              --- Watch a Documentary Feature -
              --- Watch a Film From the Criterion Collection (Doesn't have to be Criterion Version) -
              --- Watch a film with commentary -
              -X- Watch a film and at least two sequels - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) + II (1991) + III (1993) (+ TMNT (2007))
              --- Watch a film that takes place underneath the Earth -
              --- 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 -
              -x- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone - The Omega Man (1971): 1975; Escape From New York (1981): 1988; I Am Legend (2007): 2012

              --- Written by/starring/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Ray Bradbury -
              --- Written by/starring/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Phillip K. Dick -

              --- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Ed Wood -
              --- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Steven Spielberg -
              --- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Terry Gilliam -*

              --- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Roger Corman -
              --- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Edgar G. Ulmer -
              --- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Charles Band -

              -X- Watch a film and its remake/reboot - The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951/2008)
              -x- Watch a film and its remake/reboot - Superman: The Movie/The New Adventures of Superman

              --- Written by/starring/inspired by/ or related in some way to the late HP Lovecraft -
              --- Written by/starring/inspired by/ or related in some way to the late Richard Matheson -


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

              Watch a film in each of the following subgenres:
              --- Alien invasion -
              --- Horror
              --- Cyborg
              --- Cybernetic revolt -
              --- Post-Apocalyptic -
              --- Alternate History -
              --- Robot/Android -
              --- Immortality -
              --- Space Opera/Serial -
              --- Mutants (non-critter) -
              --- Comic Book -
              --- Mad Scientist -
              --- Comedy -
              --- Time travel -
              -x- Giant Critters - (Tarantula)
              --- Prehistoric -
              --- Paranormal -
              --- Kaiju -
              --- Tech Noir -
              --- First Contact -

              Not sure what qualifies? Check here for a description http://www.wattpad.com/3632123-fanta...sci-fi-fantasy
              --- Arthurian Fantasy -
              --- Based on fairy tale -
              --- Urban Fantasy (e.g. Highlander, Buffy, Grimm) -
              --- High Fantasy -
              --- (Primary world does not exist, e.g. Discworld)
              --- (Parallel/portal, e.g. Alice, Oz)
              --- (World-within-a-world, e.g. Harry Potter)

              --- Sword and Sorcery -
              --- Dark Fantasy -
              --- Martial Arts Fantasy -

              Watch a film starring:
              -X- Vincent Price/Mara Corday/Marshall Thompson -
              -x- (Corday) - Tarantula
              --- (Price)
              --- (Thompson)

              -X- Charlton Heston/Milla Jovovich/Lloyd Bridges-
              -x- (Jovovich) - The Fourth Kind
              -x- (Bridges) - Rocketship X-M (1950)
              --- (Heston)

              -X- Jeff Goldblum/Rutger Hauer/Stephen Chow -
              -x- (Hauer) - Crossworlds
              --- (Goldblum)
              --- (Chow)

              -X- Joey Wang/Natalie Portman/Gloria Talbott -
              -x- (Portman) - Thor
              --- (Talbott)
              --- (Wang)

              -X- Hugo Weaving/Keanu Reeves/Will Smith -
              -x- (Weaving) - Captain America - The First Avenger; The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
              -x- (Reeves) - The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
              --- (Smith)

              -X- Michelle Rodriguez/David Warner/Tilda Swinton -
              -x- (Swinton) - Teknolust
              -x- (Warner) - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
              --- (Rodriguez)

              --- Peter Cushing/Arnold Schwarzenegger/Kurt Russell -
              --- (Russell)
              --- (Schwarzenegger)
              --- (Cushing)



              Extension
              Spoiler:

              Edison - A Trip to Mars (1910)
              Melies - The Mermaid [AKA La Sirène, A Sereia] (1904)
              DW Griffith?
              Spielberg
              Lucas
              Ridley Scott







              --- Based on/adapted from The Tempest:
              --- Based on/adapted from Gulliver's Travels:
              --- Based on/adapted from Frankenstein:
              --- Based on/adapted from Conan Doyle's Professor Challenger works: The Lost World (1925)
              --- Based on/adapted from 1984:
              --- Based on/adapted from Dune:

              -X- Based on/adapted from the work of Jules Verne: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916; 1954); Willy Fog 2
              -X- Based on/adapted from the work of H.G. Wells: War of the Worlds (1953)
              --- Based on/adapted from the work of L. Frank Baum:
              --- Based on/adapted from the work of Isaac Asimov:
              --- Based on/adapted from the work of Arthur C. Clarke:
              -X- Based on/adapted from the work of Robert A. Heinlein: Starship Troopers
              (--- Based on/adapted from the work of Ray Bradbury - )
              (--- Based on/adapted from the work of Phillip K. Dick - )

              --- Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers

              Damon Knight: The Twilight Zone - Season 3, Episode 24 "To Serve Man"
              Norman Spinrad: Land of the Lost - Season 1, Episode 5 "Tag Team"


              Donald A. Wollheim, Frederik Pohl, James Blish, Judith Merril, and A. E. van Vogt.
              Ursula K. Le Guin and Kurt Vonnegut
              Roger Zelazny, Michael Moorcock, Harlan Ellison, Samuel R. Delany, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Theodore Sturgeon, John Brunner and J.G. Ballard
              Larry Niven, Poul Anderson
              William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, John Shirley, and later Neal Stephenson.


              Destination Moon,
              Them!,
              Invasion of the Body Snatchers,
              Forbidden Planet,
              The Thing
              The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
              The Day of the Triffids
              The Kraken Wakes
              2001: A Space Odyssey
              A Clockwork Orange
              THX 1138
              Soylent Green
              Akira
              Ghost in the Shell
              The Matrix

              --- Based on/adapted from the Sci-Fi works Mark Twain & Edgar Rice Burroughs


              Fairy Tales
              Perrault
              Grimm
              Hans Christian Anderson

              H Rider Haggard
              Lewis Carrol
              JM Barrie
              L Frank Baum

              Lovecraft
              Robert E Howard
              Tolkein
              CS Lewis
              GRR Martin
              Pratchett
              Rowling









              - Magical Realism (Amelie, Midnight in Paris, Purple Rose Cairo



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              Re: 6th Annual Sci Fi/Fantasy Challenge List Thread

              Ash Ketchum’s 3rd Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge


              * - First-time viewings

              Mon. July 1, 2013
              1. CRIMSON WOLF (1994/Japan, 60 min., color, anime fantasy thriller/OAV) DVD (dubbed in English) Dir.: Shoichi Masuo.
              When the tomb of Genghis Khan is violated by Japanese archaeologists, dire prophecies are bandied about and three warriors with wolf-shaped scars must be located and destroyed in order for global disaster to be averted. Lots of sex, nudity and gory bloodshed, but the plot is too convoluted and the characters too dull for this to be as entertaining as it ought to be. Set in China and Japan, with Chairman Mao as one of the evil incarnations confronting the heroes at the end.


              Tues. July 2, 2013
              2. *MASKED RIDER THE FIRST (2005/Japan, 90 min., color, sci-fi superhero adventure/Toei) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
              Dir.: Takao Nagaishi. Star: Masaya Kikawada.
              Movie spin-off (and reboot) of the long-running Kamen Rider TV series, which began in 1971. In this one, two Kamen Rider cyborgs fight over a girl and then turn against Shocker, the evil organization that created them. It’s too ponderous and takes itself way too seriously to be the kind of fun that earlier Kamen Rider productions were.


              Wed. July 3, 2013
              3. SOL BIANCA (1990/Japan, 55 min., color, anime sci-fi adventure/OAV) VHS (in Japanese with English subs.)
              Dir.: Katsuhito Akiyama.
              A crew of female space pirates barges in on a planetary conflict in search of treasure. Beautifully animated and designed, but the geeky emphasis on tech details rather than story construction makes it incomprehensible at times. From the director of two much better female sci-fi action series, “Bubblegum Crisis” and “Gall Force.”


              4. Sakura Wars (2000/Japan, 25 min., color, anime sci-fi historical thriller/TV series) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
              Dir.: Ryutaro Nakamura.
              #1: Sakura Arrives at the Capital
              In 1920s Tokyo, Sakura is eager to do battle with the Black Sanctum Council, but is assigned to the Imperial Flower theatrical troupe instead.

              Thurs. July 4, 2013
              5. *SOHRYUDEN: LEGEND OF THE DRAGON KINGS (1991/Japan, 92 min., color, anime fantasy thriller/OAV) VHS (in Japanese with English subs.) Dir.: Norio Kashima.
              Vol. 3: “The Graceful Agent” / “Skyscrapers and the Red Dragon”
              Spectacular fantasy thriller in which the four super-powered Dragon Brothers take on Japan’s corrupt power elite (and their American counterparts) in contemporary Tokyo. Cyborg dogs terrorize a baseball stadium during an All-Star game in one memorable sequence. A zeppelin crashes into a twin-towered skyscraper in another.


              6. *IRIA: ZEIRAM THE ANIMATION, Vol. 1 (1994/Japan, 55 min., color, anime sci-fi adventure/OAV) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.) Dir.: Tetsuro Amino.
              #1: Pitch Black
              #2: Rampage
              Space bounty hunters fight a powerful monster in this beautifully designed and animated space adventure, which was designed as a prequel to two “Zeiram” live-action sci-fi movies. I didn’t always understand what was going on, though.


              7. *8 KAMEN RIDERS VS. GALAXY KING (1980/Japan, 45 min., color, sci-fi superhero movie/Toei) VHS (in Japanese, no subs.) Dir.: Shotaro Ishinomori.
              Garish period fashions, outlandish monsters, lots of action. Standard tokusatsu movie spin-off.


              8-10. *ARMORED TROOPER VOTOMS (1983/Japan, color, anime sci-fi TV series) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
              Dir.: Ryosuke Takahashi.
              #14: Assemble EX-10
              #15: Doubts
              #16: Clean Sweep
              Chirico signs on as a mercenary fighting guerrillas in a tropical Amazon-like region and believes he’s found his lost love—working for the enemy! Lots of combat action as the series switches to a new setting. (I watched the first 13 eps. for last year’s animation challenge.)


              July 5, 2013
              11-12. *ARMORED TROOPER VOTOMS (1983/Japan, color, anime sci-fi TV series)
              DVD (in Japanese with English subs.) Dir.: Ryosuke Takahashi.
              #17: Reunion
              #18: Turnabout
              Chirico finds his lost love while the Veela guerrillas ramp up their attack, just as the government gets a new ally—the army Chirico deserted from!

              13. *SOHRYUDEN: LEGEND OF THE DRAGON KINGS (1991/Japan, 92 min., color, anime fantasy thriller/OAV) VHS (in Japanese with English subs.) Dir.: Norio Kashima.
              Vol. 4: “Revenge of the Four Brothers” / “Rampage of the Iron Dragon”
              One brother gets abducted while the other three go looking for him. At one point the JSDF and the Metropolitan Police confront each other, while the brothers commandeer a tank and continue their search. Wildly unpredictable, with many bizarre touches.

              July 6, 2013
              14, *Pokémon Black and White: Adventures in Unova (2013/Japan, color, half-hour anime fantasy adventure) Seen on Cartoon Network-HD. Dubbed in English.
              “Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!” (July 6, 2013)

              15-16. *ARMORED TROOPER VOTOMS (1983/Japan, color, anime sci-fi TV series)
              DVD (in Japanese with English subs.) Dir.: Ryosuke Takahashi.
              #19: Intentions
              #20: Fyana

              17. FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD (1965/Japan, 85 min., color, sci-fi thriller/Toho) DVD (dubbed in English)
              Dir.: Ishiro Honda. Stars: Nick Adams, Kumi Mizuno.
              An American doctor working with patients in Hiroshima encounters a strange, feral boy with a high radiation count who keeps growing and growing until he becomes giant-size and poses a threat. Very unusual kaiju adventure, with a human giant and an American star. The first collaboration between American and Japanese studios.


              July 7, 2013
              18. *FRANKENSTEIN VS. BARAGON (1965/Japan, 93 min., color, sci-fi thriller/Toho) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
              Dir.: Ishiro Honda. Stars: Nick Adams, Kumi Mizuno.
              Slightly longer “international” version of FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD, with a new ending involving a giant octopus. Adams is dubbed in Japanese. I prefer the American cut.

              July 8, 2013
              19. TECHNO POLICE 21C (1982/Japan, 78 min., color, anime sci-fi thriller/Toho) VHS (dubbed in English)
              Dir.: Masashi Matsumoto. Music: Jo Hisaishi.
              A secret military super-tank is stolen but soon begins acting on its own, while the Techno Police are in pursuit. Poorly dubbed, but the constant mecha action is well animated. The plot looks forward to PATLABOR THE MOVIE and ROUJIN Z.


              July 10, 2013
              20-21. JETMAN (aka CHOJIN SENTAI JETMAN, 1991/Japan, 40 min., color, sentai superhero TV show) VHS (in Japanese, no subs.)
              Dir.: Keita Amemiya.
              #1: Seek the Warriors
              #2: The Third Warrior
              This is the sentai series that immediately preceded “Zyuranger,” the series that was adapted into “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.” This one is distinguished by direction by tokusatsu master Keita Amemiya (HAKAIDER, MOON OVER TAO, KAMEN RIDER ZO, etc.).


              July 11, 2013
              22-25. *BATTLE FEVER J, Vol. 1 (1979/Japan, 100 min., color, superhero sentai series/Toei) VHS (in Japanese, no subs.) Eps. 1-4
              #1: Assault!! Run to the Ballpark
              #2: Egos’ Monster-Making Method
              #3: Search for the Spy!
              #4: It’s a Super-Powered Trap!
              The fifth sentai (Power Rangers) series and the first one with a character (half-Japanese “Diane Martin”) who’s American. Each of the five members of the team supposedly represents a different country, although they’re all played by Japanese actors.


              July 12, 2013
              26. *PACIFIC RIM – in 3-D IMAX (2013/U.S., 131 min., color, sci-fi kaiju spectacle/WB-Legendary) Seen at a multiplex/digital projection.
              Dir.: Guillermo del Toro. Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba.
              Giant, human-piloted robots fend off attacks by giant monsters from the ocean depths. Some good ideas and impressive setpieces, but script problems and casting errors prevent it from becoming the true pop classic it should have been.

              July 13, 2013
              27. *Pokémon Black and White: Adventures in Unova (2013/Japan, color, half-hour anime fantasy adventure) Seen on Cartoon Network-HD. Dubbed in English.
              “Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!”

              28. GODZILLA: TOKYO S.O.S. (2003/Japan, 91 min., color, sci-fi kaiju spectacle/Toho) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.) Dir.: Masaaki Tezuka. Stars: Hiroshi Koizumi, Noboru Kaneko.
              Arguably the best of the 21st century Godzilla movies. Godzilla attacks Tokyo. Mothra and MechaGodzilla team up to fight him. The Tokyo Tower gets knocked down and the Diet building gets smashed. Koizumi plays the same scientist character he’d played in MOTHRA in 1961. A new pair of "fairies" sings the Mothra song.


              29. M.D. GEIST (1986/Japan, 45 min., color, anime sci-fi mecha thriller/OAV) VHS (in Japanese with English subs.)
              Dir.: Hayato Ikeda.
              Post-apocalyptic thriller in which an MDS (Most Dangerous Soldier) works for the beleaguered Regular Army to fight Mad Max-style gangs in a human space colony on a faraway planet. Bloody, fast-paced and short. Ends on a cliffhanger, which resulted in a sequel eleven years later!



              July 14, 2013
              30. SPACE AMOEBA (aka YOG: MONSTER FROM SPACE, 1970/Japan, 84 min., color, sci-fi adventure/Toho) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
              Dir.: Ishiro Honda. Stars: Akira Kubo, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Kenji Sahara.
              An alien intelligence takes over creatures on a tropical Pacific island, including a squid, a crab and a turtle, just as a team working for a Japanese resort arrives on the island. Some good ideas, but when the only monster battle involves a giant crab and a giant turtle, there’s a limit to the amount of excitement that can be achieved.


              31. M.D. GEIST II: DEATH FORCE (1996/Japan, 45 min., color, anime sci-fi mecha thriller/OAV) VHS (dubbed in English) Dir.: Koichi Ohata.
              The first one, from 1986, ended on a cliffhanger. The second one, ten years later(!) picks up quite a bit after the first one ended, so forgive us for being confused. Lots of action and gore, but not much sense, as Geist takes on the army and its newer super-warrior. Ends rather abruptly, with no sequel in sight.

              32. THE SUPER INFRAMAN (aka INFRAMAN, 1975/Hong Kong, 85 min., color, sci-fi superhero adventure/Shaw Bros.) R3 DVD (in Mandarin with English subs.) Dir.: Hua Shan. Star: Danny Lee.
              If “Ultraman” was made in Hong Kong with HK stunt teams and lots of kung fu and wire fu and the monsters laughed and joked and taunted the heroes, you’d have INFRAMAN, a true classic. This played in U.S. theaters in an English-dubbed version in 1979 and I saw it in Times Square.


              33-35. *EDEN OF THE EAST (2009/Japan, 23 min., color, sci-fi thriller TV series) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
              Dir.: Kenji Kamiyama.
              #1: I Picked Up a Prince!
              #2: Melancholy Monday
              #3: On the Night of the Late Show
              A young Japanese man finds himself with amnesia and a high-tech cellphone that pays for anything he wants and connects him to a “concierge” who gets him whatever he wants. He picks up a college girl to help him find out who he is. Not quite as mind-tripping as “Gantz,” “Lain” or “Boogiepop Phantom,” and a little lighter in mood than those, but somewhat in that tradition. Loaded with film references.

              36-38. POWER RANGERS TIME FORCE (2001/U.S.-Japan, color, sci-fi superhero TV series/Saban) VHS (taped off Fox Kids)
              #1: Force from the Future, Part 1
              #2: Force from the Future, Part 2
              #3: Something to Fight For
              Four Power Rangers from the year 3000 chase a villain back in time to 2001. They find their Red Ranger in an ancestor of the partner who died fighting the villain in 3000. One of the very best Power Rangers seasons and the only one with name actors (Vernon Wells as Ransik, the villain, and Edward Albert as the Red Ranger’s father).

              July 15, 2013
              39. *ULTRAMAN (1966/Japan, color, sci-fi superhero TV series/Tsuburaya Productions) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
              #7: The Blue Stone of Baraji
              The Ultra crew is joined by a white agent from the Paris bureau and they all go to a lost desert town in Arabia where they find a statue of Ultraman built to honor “the God of Noa.” The monster is a giant beetle.

              40. *EDEN OF THE EAST (2009/Japan, color, sci-fi thriller TV series) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
              Dir.: Kenji Kamiyama.
              #4: Real Reality, Fictional Reality

              July 16, 2013
              41. *ULTRAMAN (1966/Japan, color, sci-fi superhero TV series/Tsuburaya Productions) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
              #8: The Lawless Monster Zone

              42. *TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE (1959/U.S., 85 min., b&w, sci-fi) DVD (Mill Creek Sci-Fi Classics set) Dir.: Tom Graeff. Stars: David Love, Dawn Bender.
              As badly-acted, extremely low-budget, special effects-challenged '50s sci-fi goes, this one is actually quite watchable. It has a peculiar charm and a certain amount of suspense. With more money, some name actors and a real director, it might actually have been good.

              July 17, 2013
              43-44. MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM (1979/Japan, color, anime space sci-fi series) VHS (English-dubbed)
              Dir.: Yoshiyuki Tomino.
              #12: The Threat of Zeon
              #13: Coming Home

              July 18, 2013
              45. *ULTRAMAN (1966/Japan, color, sci-fi superhero TV series/Tsuburaya Productions) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
              #9: Operation: Uranium

              July 19, 2013
              46-47. *EDEN OF THE EAST (2009/Japan, color, anime sci-fi thriller TV series) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
              Dir.: Kenji Kamiyama.
              #5: “This Is No Time to Be Thinking about That…”
              #6: “Eden of the East”

              48. *DENSHI SENTAI DENJIMAN: THE MOVIE (1980/Japan, 45 min., color, superhero sentai movie/Toei) DVD (in Japanese with no subs.)
              Cast: Kenji Ohba, Machiko Soga.
              Movie spin-off of the “Denjiman” TV series, the 1980 entry in the sentai franchise (later adapted into the Power Rangers franchise). Kenji Ohba was also in “Battle Fever J” and later in KILL BILL VOL. 1. Machiko Soga plays the villain here and was the villain, Bandora, in “Zyuranger,” a character renamed Rita Repulsa when the series was adapted into “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.”

              49-52. SPACE SHERIFF GAVAN (1982/Japan, color, space/sci-fi/martial arts TV series/Toei) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
              Star: Kenji Ohba.
              #3: It's Major! Stop Dr. Kuroboshi's BEM Project
              #4: The Majin Helmet That Calls For Death
              #5: Mimi Cries! The Deadly Poison Cobra Bullet Hits Retsu
              #6: The Geniuses of the Makuu School
              As tokusatsu series go, this one probably has the best martial arts action scenes, as Sonny Chiba’s sidekick, Kenji Ohba, takes on numerous alien bad guys both in and out of his Gavan costume.

              53. DENSHI SENTAI DENJIMAN (1980/Japan, color, superhero sentai series/Toei) VHS (in Japanese with no subs.) Cast: Kenji Ohba, Machiko Soga.
              #18: Romance Blooms at the Southern Sea
              The aliens turn people into fish-men, including the Pink Ranger’s fiancé. The title is also spelled as “Denziman.”

              54. MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM (1979/Japan, color, anime space sci-fi TV series) VHS (English-dubbed)
              Dir.: Yoshiyuki Tomino.
              #14: Time, Be Still

              July 20, 2013
              55. *Pokémon Black and White: Adventures in Unova (2013/Japan, color, half-hour anime fantasy adventure) Seen on Cartoon Network-HD. Dubbed in English.
              “What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!”
              Interpol finally catches up with Team Plasma, ending a long story arc. Team Rocket gains new respect after helping out the good guys at a crucial moment.


              56. MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM (1979/Japan, color, space sci-fi) VHS (English-dubbed)
              Dir.: Yoshiyuki Tomino.
              #15: Sayla’s Agony

              57. THE GREEN HORNET (1940/U.S., b&w, superhero serial/Universal) DVD
              Directors: Ray Taylor, Ford Beebe. Stars: Gordon Jones, Keye Luke.
              Chapter 1: The Tunnel of Terror (21 min.)
              Kato is Korean in this one and a scientific genius, to boot. He also fells a villain with a karate chop, perhaps the first time Asian martial arts is seen in an American movie.

              July 21, 2013
              58-59. BUCK ROGERS (1939)/U.S., b&w, sci-fi serial/Universal) DVD
              Directors: Ford Beebe, Saul A. Goodkind. Stars: Buster Crabbe, Constance Moore.
              Chapter 1: Tomorrow’s World
              Chapter 2: Tragedy on Saturn
              An American dirigible pilot and his sidekick wake up 500 years in the future only to find that gangsters have taken over the world. Very Flash Gordon-like.

              July 22, 2013
              60-62. THE GREEN HORNET (1940/U.S., b&w, superhero serial/Universal) DVD
              Directors: Ray Taylor, Ford Beebe. Stars: Gordon Jones, Keye Luke.
              Chapter 2: The Thundering Terror
              Chapter 3: The Flying Coffins
              Chapter 4: Pillar of Flame
              Alan Ladd has a bit part in Chapters 3 & 4.

              63. MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM (1979/Japan, color, anime space sci-fi series) VHS (English-dubbed)
              Dir.: Yoshiyuki Tomino.
              #16: Amuro Deserts

              July 23, 2013
              64-65. BUCK ROGERS (1939)/U.S., b&w, sci-fi serial/Universal) DVD
              Directors: Ford Beebe, Saul A. Goodkind. Stars: Buster Crabbe, Constance Moore.
              Chapter 3: The Enemy’s Stronghold
              Chapter 4: The Sky Patrol

              July 24, 2013
              66. MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM (1979/Japan, color, anime space sci-fi series) VHS (English-dubbed)
              Dir.: Yoshiyuki Tomino.
              #17: Zeon’s Secret Mine

              67. *ULTRAMAN (1966/Japan, color, sci-fi superhero TV series/Tsuburaya Productions) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
              #10: The Mysterious Dinosaur Base
              Ultraman fights a monster called Jirass, but it’s really Godzilla with a neck appendage, which Ultraman rather brutally rips off at one point, leaving a wounded monster who sure looks identical to Godzilla.

              July 25, 2013
              68-69. MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM (1979/Japan, color, anime space sci-fi series) VHS (English-dubbed)
              Dir.: Yoshiyuki Tomino.
              #18: Ramba Ral’s Attack
              #19: Hand-to-Hand Combat

              July 26, 2013
              70-72. JETMAN (aka CHOJIN SENTAI JETMAN, 1991/Japan, 60 min., color, sentai superhero TV show) VHS (in Japanese, no subs.) Dir.: Keita Amemiya.
              #3: The Power of Five
              #4: The Fighting Bride
              #5: Fall for Me
              Kaori (Pink Ranger) is all set to leave the Jetman team and get married when she changes her mind right in the middle of the wedding, knees the poor groom in the groin and rushes out, wedding dress and all, and steals a motorcycle to rush to aid the beleaguered team members.

              73-75. *ULTRAMAN (1966/Japan, color, sci-fi superhero TV series/Tsuburaya Productions) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.
              #11: The Ruffian from Space
              #12: Cry of the Mummy
              #13: Oil SOS
              More bizarre adventures with Ultraman, including a stone ball from space that can turn into anything its holder wants and a 7000-year-old mummy who goes on a rampage.


              July 27, 2013
              76. *Pokémon Black and White: Adventures in Unova and Beyond (2013/Japan, color, half-hour anime fantasy adventure) Seen on Cartoon Network-HD. Dubbed in English.
              “Farewell, Unova! Setting Sail for New Adventures!”
              Ash & company set out on a new story arc as they board a cruise ship to explore some nearby islands. Team Rocket is back to their old tricks.

              77. THE FABULOUS WORLD OF JULES VERNE (1958/Czechoslovakia, 83 min., b&w, sci-fi adventure) VHS (dubbed in English)
              Dir.: Karel Zeman
              Odd mix of animation and live-action, shot entirely in the studio with backgrounds designed to look like 19th century illustrations. Based on the Jules Verne novel, “A Deadly Invention.” Not the most exciting Verne adaptation we’ve ever seen.


              78. THE SPECIAL EFFECTS OF KAREL ZEMAN (1980/Czechoslovakia, 17 min., color and b&w, documentary) VHS (narrated in English)
              This short look at the fantasy films of Karel Zeman, includes lots of film clips covering 33 years in Zeman’s career. Included on the FABULOUS WORLD OF JULES VERNE VHS tape.

              July 28, 2013
              79-80. *DENSHI SENTAI DENJIMAN (1980/Japan, color, superhero sentai series/Toei) VHS (in Japanese with no subs.)
              Cast: Kenji Ohba, Machiko Soga.
              #26: Princess Denzi’s Space Tune
              #28: The Secret Butcher of the Cursed House

              July 30, 2013
              81-82. ADVENTURE! ICZER THREE, Vol. 2 (aka ICZER REBORN/1991, 60 min., color, anime sci-fi adventure/OAV) VHS (in Japanese with English subs.)
              Dir.: Toshihiro Hirano.
              #3: Beast Lady: The Double Attack of Love
              #4: Yikes! There’s Two of Me?! Enter, Atros – The Ultimate Rival!
              Female androids fight each other over the fate of the Earth. Sequel to the far superior FIGHT! ICZER-ONE, which I watched for an earlier challenge.


              July 31, 2013
              83-84. SPACEKETEERS (aka SF Saiyuki Starzinger, 1978/Japan, 48 min., anime space sci-fi series/Toei) VHS (English-dubbed) Dir.: Yugo Serikawa.
              #1: Aurora Meets the Challenge
              #2: The Invincible Warrior
              Anime adaptation of “Journey to the West,” but set in the future in outer space.  

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              * First time viewing
              dvd
              blu-ray
              cable tv/on demand/dvr

              July 1
              1. Ghosts of Mars* (2001) ★★★
              2. Iron Sky* (2012) ★★★
              3. Futurama T.: The Terrestrial* S7/Ep15 (2013) ★★★
              4. Futurama Fry and Leela's Big Fling* S7/Ep16 (2013) ★★★★

              July 2
              5. Your Highness (2011) ★★★★
              6. Game of Thrones The Old Gods and the New* S2/Ep06 (2012) ★★★★★

              July 3
              7. Fringe Pilot* S1/Ep01 (2008) ★★★★
              8. Fringe The Same Old Story* S1/Ep02 (2008) ★★★★★
              9. Game of Thrones A Man Without Honor* S2/Ep07 (2012) ★★★★★

              July 4
              10. Fringe The Ghost Network* S1/Ep03 (2008) ★★★★
              11. Fringe The Arrival* S1/Ep04 (2008) ★★★★
              12. Fringe Power Hungry* S1/Ep05 (2008) ★★★★★
              13. Fringe The Cure* S1/Ep06 (2008) ★★★★★
              14. Fringe In Which We Meet Mr. Jones* S1/Ep07 (2008) ★★★★★
              15. Futurama Forty Percent Leadbelly* S7/Ep17 (2013) ★★★
              16. Game of Thrones The Prince of Winterfell* S2/Ep08 (2012) ★★★★★

              July 6
              17. Splice (2009) ★★★★

              July 7
              18. Fringe The Equation* S1/Ep08 (2008) ★★★
              19. Fringe The Dreamscape* S1/Ep09 (2008) ★★★★★

              July 8
              20. Fringe Safe* S1/Ep10 (2008) ★★★★
              21. Fringe Bound* S1/Ep11 (2009) ★★★★★
              22. Fringe The No-Brainer* S1/Ep12 (2009) ★★★
              A computer program that kills people?! Always silly.
              23. Game of Thrones Blackwater* S2/Ep09 (2012) ★★★★★

              July 9
              24. Fringe The Transformation* S1/Ep13 (2009) ★★★★★
              25. Fringe Ability* S1/Ep14 (2009) ★★★★★
              26. Fringe Inner Child* S1/Ep15 (2009) ★★★★
              27. Game of Thrones Valar Morghulis* S2/Ep10 (2012) ★★★★★

              July 10
              28. Fringe Unleashed* S1/Ep16 (2009) ★★★★★
              29. Fringe Bad Dreams* S1/Ep17 (2009) ★★★★
              30. Fringe Midnight* S1/Ep18 (2009) ★★★★★

              July 11
              31. Futurama The Inhuman Torch* S7/Ep18 (2013) ★★★★
              32. Fringe The Road Not Taken* S1/Ep19 (2009) ★★★★★
              33. Fringe There's More Than One of Everything* S1/Ep20 (2009) ★★★★★

              July 12
              34. Fringe A New Day in the Old Town* S2/Ep01 (2009) ★★★★
              35. Fringe Night of Desirable Objects* S2/Ep02 (2009) ★★★★
              36. Fringe Fracture* S2/Ep03 (2009) ★★★
              37. Brave (2012) ★★★★★

              July 13
              38. Drive Angry* (2011) ★★★
              39. Fringe Momentum Deferred* S2/Ep04 (2009) ★★★★
              40. Fringe Dream Logic* S2/Ep05 (2009) ★★★★
              41. Fringe Earthling* S2/Ep06 (2009) ★★★★



              July 15
              42. Weird Science (1985) ★★★★
              43. Weird Science She's Alive* S1/Ep01 (1994) ★★
              44. Fringe Of Human Action* S2/Ep07 (2009) ★★★★★
              45. Fringe August* S2/Ep08 (2009) ★★★★★
              46. Fringe Snakehead* S2/Ep09 (2009) ★★★★★
              47. Fringe Grey Matters* S2/Ep10 (2009) ★★★★★
              Outrageous!

              July 17
              48. Paul* (2011) ★★★
              49. Fringe Johari Window* S2/Ep11 (2010) ★★★★
              50. Fringe What Lies Below* S2/Ep12 (2010) ★★★★
              51. Fringe The Bishop Revival* S2/Ep13 (2010) ★★★★



              July 18
              52. Futurama Saturday Morning Fun Pit* S7/Ep19 (2013) ★★
              53. Alienator* (1990) ★★★



              July 19
              54. Bubba Ho-tep* (2003) ★★★★
              55. Fringe Jacksonville* S2/Ep14 (2010) ★★★★★

              July 20
              56. They Live* (1988) ★★★★

              July 22
              57. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus* (2009) ★★★★★

              July 23
              58. Alien (1979) Director's Cut ★★★★★
              59. Aliens (1986) Special Edition ★★★★★

              July 24
              60. Alien 3 (1992) Special Edition
              Theatrical cut: ★★ / As part of the Alien universe: ★★★ / The Big Picture: ★★★★
              61. Alien Resurrection (1997) Special Edition ★★★
              I can appreciate the creativity, but the casting is all wrong.

              July 25
              62. Futurama Calculon 2.0* S7/Ep20 (2013) ★★★
              63. The Lovely Bones* (2009) ★★★
              64. Fringe Peter* S2/Ep15 (2010) ★★★★★

              July 27
              65. Inception (2010) ★★★★

              July 28
              66. Futurama The Thief of Baghead* S7/Ep04 (2012) ★★★★
              67. Futurama Ghost in the Machines S6/Ep16 (2011) ★★★★
              68. Futurama Benderama S6/Ep15 (2011) ★★★★
              69. Futurama The Bots and the Bees* S7/Ep01 (2012) ★★★
              70. Futurama Free Will Hunting* S7/Ep09 (2012) ★★★

              July 29
              71. Dungeons & Dragons* (2000) ★★
              72. Fringe Olivia. In the Lab. With the Revolver.* S2/Ep16 (2010) ★★★★



              July 30
              73. Big Trouble in Little China (1986) ★★★★
              74. Fringe White Tulip* S2/Ep17 (2010) ★★★★

              July 31
              75. Mannequin (1987) ★★★
              76. Mannequin 2: On the Move* (1991) ★★
              The first one is a masterpiece compared to this. Enough of a train wreck to earn the extra star.

              Total: 76
              FTV: 63

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              2013 SCI-FI CHALLENGE!


              *First Time Viewing
              Blu-Ray


              June 30
              1. Cloud Atlas*

              July 1
              2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
              3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

              July 2
              4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
              5. Futurama - Season 2/3 - [The Problem With Popplers / Anthology of Interest I /War is the H Word/ The Honking]
              6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire*
              7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix*
              8. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince*
              9. The People That Time Forgot*

              July 3
              10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part One*
              11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part Two*
              12. Planet Hulk
              13. Futurama - Season 3 - [The Cryonic Woman / Parasites Lost / Amazon Women in the Mood / Bendless Love]
              14. Signs
              15. They Live (Commentary by John Carpenter & Roddy Piper)
              16. Continuum: Season 1 - E:1/2 [A Stitch in Time / Fast Times]*

              July 4
              17. Continuum: Season 1 - E:3/4 [Wasting Time / Matter of Time]*
              18. Continuum: Season 1 - E:5/6 [A Test of Time / Time's Up]*
              19. Continuum: Season 1 - E:7/8 [The Politics of Time / Playtime]*
              20. Continuum: Season 1 - E:9/10 [Family Times / End Times]*

              July 5
              21. Barbarella*
              22. The Andromeda Strain*

              July 6
              23. Futurama: Season 3 [The Birdbot of Ice-Catraz / The Luck of the Fryrish / The Cyber House Rules / Insane in the Mainframe]
              24. Galaxy Quest

              July 7
              25. Children of Men
              26. Videodrome
              27. Futurama: Season 3 [I Dated A Robot / The Day the Earth Stood Stupid / That's Lobstertainment! / Bendin' in the Wind]

              July 8
              28. The Future*
              29. Eraserhead*

              July 9
              30. Futurama: Season 4 [A Tale of Two Santas / Where the Buggalo Roam / A Leela of Her Own / A Pharaoh to Remember]
              31. Safety Not Guaranteed
              32. M.A.N.T.I.S.* (TV Movie)
              33. The X From Outer Space*

              July 10
              34. Futurama: Season 7 [2-D Blacktop / Fry & Leela's Big Fling / T.: The Terrestrial / Forty Percent Leadbelly]*
              35. Futurama: Season 4 [Godfellas / Future Stock / Roswell That Ends Well / Anthology of Interest: Part 2]
              36. Timecrimes*
              37. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
              38. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

              July 11
              39. Oz: The Great and Powerful*
              40. Life of Pi*
              41. From Beyond*
              42. Dark Angel: Season 1:E1 [Pilot]
              43. Dark Angel: Season 1:E2/3 [Heat/Flushed]
              44. Moon

              July 12
              45. Things to Come*

              July 13
              46. Big Trouble in Little China

              July 14
              47. Iron Sky*

              July 15
              48. Dark Angel: Season 1:E4/5 [C.R.E.A.M. / 411 on the DL]

              July 16
              49. Dark Angel: Season 1:E6/7 [Prodigy / Cold Comfort]
              50. Futurama: Season 4 [30% Iron Chef / Leela's Homeworld / Love and Rocket / Where No Fan Has Gone Before]
              51. Dark Angel: Season 1:E8/9 [Blah Blah Wolf Wolf / Out]
              52. Futurama: Season 5 [Crimes of the Hot / Jurassic Bark / The Route of All Evil / A Taste of Freedom]


              July 17
              53. Jack the Giant Slayer*
              54. Futurama: Season 5 [Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch / Less Than Hero / Teenage Mutant Leela's Hurdles / The Why of Fry]
              55. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
              56. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides*

              July 18
              57. Futurama: Season 5 [Sting / The Farnsworth Parabox / Three Hundred Big Boys / Spanish Fry]
              58. Solaris
              59. Fiend Without A Face*
              60. Hellboy (Commentary: Guillermo Del Toro)
              61. Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
              62. Pacific Rim*

              July 19
              63. Dark Angel: Season 1:E10/11 [Red / Art Attack]
              64. Dark Angel: Season 1:E12/13 [Rising / The Kids Are Aiight]
              65. Futurama: Season 5 [Bend Her / Obsoletely Fabulous / Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV / The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings]
              66. Dark Angel: Season 1:E14/15 [Female Trouble / Haven]

              July 20
              67. Futurama: Bender's Big Score
              68. Futurama: Bender's Game
              69. Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder

              July 21
              70. Futurama: The Beast With A Billion Backs
              71. The Amazing Spider-Man
              72. Dark Angel: Season 1: E16/17 [Shorties in Love / Pollo Loco]
              73. Cronos

              July 22
              74. Geometria* WILDCARD
              75. Futurama: Season 6 [Rebirth / In-A-Gadda-De-Leela / Attack of the Killer App / Proposition Infinity]
              76. Wings of Desire*
              77. Pan's Labyrinth

              July 23
              78. Futurama: Season 6 [The Duh-Vinci Code / Lethal Inspection / The Late Phillip J. Fry / That Darn Katz!]
              79. Dark Angel: Season 1:E18/19 [I And I Am A Camera / Hit A Sista Back]

              July 24
              80. Dark Angel: Season 1:E20/21 [Meow / ...And Jesus Brought A Casserole]
              81. Futurama: Season 6 [A Clockwork Origin / The Prisoner of Benda / Lrrreconcilable Differences / The Mutants Are Revolting]
              82. X-Men

              July 25
              83. X2: X-Men United
              84. X-Men 3: The Last Stand
              85. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
              86. X-Men: First Class
              87. Futurama: Season 6 [The Futurama Holiday Spectacular / The Silence of the Clamps / Mobius Dick / Law & Oracle]
              88. The Wolverine*

              July 26
              89. Dark Angel: Season 2 [Designate This / Bag'em]
              90. Dark Angel: Season 2 [Proof of Purchase / Radar Love]

              July 27
              91. Dark Angel: Season 2 [Boo / Two]
              92. Dark Angel: Season 2 [Some Assembly Required / Gill Girl]

              July 28
              93. Dark Angel: Season 2 [Medium is the Message / Brainiac]
              94. Dark Angel: Season 2 [The Berrisford Agenda / Borrowed Time]
              95. Dark Angel: Season 2 [Harbor Lights / Love in Vein]

              July 29
              96. Dark Angel: Season 2 [Fuhgeddaboudit / Exposure]
              97. Dark Angel: Season 2 [Hello, Goodbye / Dawg Day Afternoon]
              98. Dark Angel: Season 2 [She Ain't Heavy / Love Among the Runes]
              99. Dark Angel: Season 2 [Freak Nation] *WILDCARD*

              July 30
              100. Timestalkers*
              101. 2001: A Space Odyssey
              102. Dollhouse: Season 1 [Ghost / The Target]

              July 31
              103. Dollhouse: Season 1 [Stage Fright / Gray Hour]
              104. Futurama: Season 6 [Benderama / The Tip of Zoidberg / Ghost in the Machines / Neutopia]
              105. Futurama: Season 6 [Yo Leela Leela / Fray Am the Egg Man / All the Presidents' Heads / Cold Warriors]
              106. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox*
              107. Futurama: Season 6/7 [Overclockwise / Reincarnation / The Bots and the Bees / A Farewell to Arms]



              Spoiler:
              Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
              --- 1900(No time limit but must be at least complete short film) -
              --- 1910(No time limit but must be at least complete short film) -
              --- 1920 -
              X - 1930 - Things to Come
              --- 1940 -
              --- 1950 -
              X - 1960 - Barbarella
              X - 1970 - The People That Time Forgot
              X - 1980 - Big Trouble in Little China
              X - 1990 - M.A.N.T.I.S.
              X - 2000 - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
              X - 2010 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part One

              Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
              X - First language - Spanish - Timecrimes
              X - Second language - German/English - Iron Sky

              --- Watch a MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic/Hosted version of a sci-fi/fantasy film -
              X - Watch a film featuring laser blasters - Futurama: Bender's Big Score
              X - Watch a film made on a low budget (ex. Corman or Castle movie) - Eraserhead
              X - Watch a film based on a novel - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
              X - Watch a film which was nominated for a Hugo or Saturn Award- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
              --- Watch a Documentary Feature -
              X - Watch a Film From the Criterion Collection (Doesn't have to be Criterion Version) - Videodrome
              X - Watch a film with commentary - They Live w/ commentary from John Carpenter and Roddy Piper
              X - Watch a film and at least two sequels - Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone / Chamber of Secrets / Prisoner of Azkaban
              --- Watch a film that takes place underneath the Earth -
              X - Watch a film that takes place in space - Moon
              X - Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea - Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
              X - Watch an animated film - Planet Hulk
              --- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen -
              X - Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone - 2001: A Space Odyssey
              --- Written by/starring/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Ray Bradbury/Phillip K. Dick -
              --- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Ed Wood/Steven Spielberg/Terry Gilliam -*
              --- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Roger Corman/Edgar G. Ulmer/Charles Band -
              --- Watch a film and its remake/reboot
              X - Written by/starring/inspired by/ or related in some way to the late HP Lovecraft / Richard Matheson - From Beyond

              Watch a film for each rating:
              X - G - The Andromeda Strain
              X - PG - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
              X - PG-13 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part Two
              X - R - Safety Not Guaranteed
              --- X/NC-17(Optional) -
              X - Unrated - Timestalkers

              Watch a film in each of the following subgenres:
              X - Alien invasion - Signs
              X - Horror - From Beyond
              --- Cyborg/Cybernetic revolt -
              X - Post-Apocalyptic - Children of Men
              X - Alternate History - The Future
              X - Robot/Android - Pacific Rim
              X - Immortality - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
              --- Space Opera/Serial -
              X - Mutants (non-critter) - X-Men
              X - Comic Book - Hellboy
              --- Mad Scientist -
              X - Comedy - Galaxy Quest
              X - Time travel - Continuum
              X - Giant Critters - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
              --- Prehistoric -
              X - Paranormal - Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
              X - Kaiju - The X From Outer Space
              --- Tech Noir -
              --- First Contact -

              Not sure what qualifies? Check here for a description http://www.wattpad.com/3632123-fanta...sci-fi-fantasy
              --- Arthurian Fantasy -
              X - Based on fairy tale - Jack the Giant Slayer
              --- Urban Fantasy -
              --- High Fantasy -
              --- Sword and Sorcery -
              --- Dark Fantasy -
              --- Martial Arts Fantasy -

              Watch a film starring:
              X - Vincent Price/Mara Corday/Marshall Thompson - Fiend Without A Face
              --- Charlton Heston/Milla Jovovich/Lloyd Bridges-
              --- Jeff Goldblum/Rutger Hauer/Stephen Chow -
              --- Joey Wang/Natalie Portman/Gloria Talbot -
              X - Hugo Weaving/Keanu Reeves/Will Smith - Cloud Atlas
              --- Michelle Rodriguez/David Warner/Tilda Swinton -
              --- Peter Cushing/Arnold Schwarzenegger/Kurt Russell -


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              Goal: 100
              Legend
              First Time Views *
              Watched With Wife *
              - June 30th -
              1.)
              The Thing From Another World! (1951) (DVD)
              My Thoughts: The vegetable-Frankenstien Thing pales in comparison to it's remake but is still a great 50's monster movie. But I guess all reviews post 82 are pretty much comparisons of the two so I will try to diverge a little. Holy cat was that guy really saying 'Holy Cat'? There was a lot of interesting concepts in this movie but they seemed noticeably hampered by budgetary concerns. Still the dialog was interesting and snappy and overlapped in a way that was most unusual for the time (I must admit to having that little nugget pointed out for me by a retrospective documentary). An enjoyable if not ultimately by the numbers 50's horror movie (although without context for the time period this may be what started the 50's standard...).
              (4 out of 5)
              2.)
              The Thing (1982) (Blu-Ray)
              My Thoughts: It was last years challenge viewing of this title of my old dvd on my new tv that made this upgrade to blu-ray a necessity, god I hate picture boxing! Looked great this time though, lots of new detail, my number 2 movie has never looked so good. Watching this reminds me that I have 3 awesome Thing related pieces to get framed still, I think I shale make that a priority.
              (5 out of 5)
              - July 1st -
              3.)
              The Thing (2011) (Blu-Ray)
              My Thoughts: Still rings a bit too much like Nemesis than The Thing, even so it is an ultimately satisfying experience for fans of the original. And we got to go inside the space ship, something my adolescent mind had pondered for years. A solid movie if you can get over the hollywood conceits.
              (3.5 out of 5)
              4.)
              Commentary For The Thing (1982) (Blu-Ray)
              My Thoughts: An interesting commentary with Russell and Carpenter, what I really liked about it is you can tell they had fun doing it. Those little bits always make me regret not following that passion when I was young. Recorded in '95, I would love to have something more updated, perhaps with Russell and a moderator or someone who deconstructs and analyzes the film. They missed the ball on the 30th anniversary, maybe on the 40th.
              (4 out of 5)
              - July 2nd -
              5.)
              Commentary For The Thing (2011) (Blu-Ray) *
              My Thoughts: Bit of an average track, I did like the 'we are recording this prior to the film being released' aside where they speculate how it will be received. More informative than entertaining.
              (3 out of 5)
              6.)
              Tom and Jerry Blast Off to Mars! (2005) (Blu-Ray) *
              My Thoughts: This movie was a pretty big disappointment, when I saw the Blu-Ray I though there might be an actual decent movie here. Not so much, it was poorly acted, scripted and the scientific inaccuracies boggled the mind. I know it is a cartoon but still, I would have even accepted a Looney Toons degree of accuracy. Pure mindless kids fodder.
              (1.5 out of 5)
              7.)
              Class Of Nuke 'Em High (1986) (Blu-Ray)
              My Thoughts: Needed a trashy pallet cleanser after the previous overly family friendly hack job. I grew up with this movie and have quite a soft spot for it and the lead actresses breasts in my heart. Also the title song is so catchy, I miss movie specific songs. The blu-ray leave a little something to be desired with it's washed out picture and it's shitty sound quality but it still is the best the movie has ever looked. Also there is a bonus feature that is just chicks working out naked, for an hour? It cut into overall challenge viewing time but I allowed it.
              (4 out of 5)
              - July 3rd -
              8.)
              Commentary For Class Of Nuke 'Em High (1986) (Blu-Ray) *
              My Thoughts: There is something I dig about Lloyd Kaufman and his ascetic choices. He is Troma Entertainment and as such is fascinating to listen too. Also as I have said before, low budget pictures almost always make for better commentaries. Getting an actor in on the track couldn't have hurt though, especially if it was Chrissy.
              (4 out of 5)
              9.)
              Mutant Hunt (1987) (DVD) *
              My Thoughts: There is actually about 5 minutes of awesome here, unfortunately it is surrounded by 70 minutes of awful. This is one I should have saved more a more alcohol fueled Drive-In challenge entry. And hey one of the Cretins from Class Of Nuke 'Em High is in this movie! Someone was coasting on their hair in the late 80's. If you are planning on watching this one you should also plan to start while already inebriated, those 5 minutes are pretty deep in there.
              (2 out of 5)
              - July 4th -
              10 - 11.5)
              Firefly S01E01-05 (2002) (Blu-Ray) *
              My Thoughts: For whatever reason I missed this the first time around, I think I had it confused with Brisco County at the time. I, like the sweaty masses before me, quite enjoyed this show. It is a bit depressing to know it is only one season and a movie but I am looking forward to the rest.
              (4 out of 5)
              12.5)
              The Darkest Hour (2011) (Blu-Ray) **
              My Thoughts: I loved the abandoned Moscow setting and the idea of energy based aliens. The final form of said aliens was a bit of a let down and the writing a bit unimaginative (lots of lifting from other movies). But it was enjoyable enough scifi faire. Also I m always a fan of crazy Russians.
              (3.5 out of 5)
              My Wife's Thoughts: It is pretty good but I was very disappointed that creepy monster. I thought more like natural disaster related or something... And ending is not that great good challenge so i can give them 3.5. Oshimai.
              (3.5 out of 5)
              - July 5th -
              13 - 16.)
              Firefly S01E06-12 (2002 - 2003) (Blu-Ray) *
              My Thoughts: It is a really good series, I am not getting Lost or Battlestar involved in it but highly enjoyable all the same. And hey the voluptuous redhead from Mad Men! We seem to be in a lull of good Sci-Fi shows right now, or maybe I just am in the dark, but it's nice catching up with some of these gems from the past. This whole series is really making me want to revisit Dollhouse.
              (4 out of 5)
              - July 6th -
              16.5 - 17.)
              Firefly S01E13-14 (2002 - 2003) (Blu-Ray) *
              My Thoughts: It was a good show, if I had been on board at the time I would have also lamented it's passing. I am jazzed about the movie however, there are lots of plot points I would like to see explored further. Like the Reavers, the captain's 'wife', the demented bounty hunter and of course what' up with River. Based on what I remember of the trailers back in the day I imagine it will mostly focus on the latter but one can hope.
              (4 out of 5)
              18.)
              Serenity (2005) (Blu-Ray) *
              My Thoughts: That was fucking awesome. Usually movies that continue TV properties are just kind of meh. The best one I can think of would be the Farscape miniseries and this blew that out of the water. It was a fantastic movie that I probably would have enjoyed even without seeing the series. You can count me as one of those Whedon freaks from now on.
              (5 out of 5)
              19.)
              Commentary For Serenity (2005) (Blu-Ray) *
              My Thoughts: A fun commentary with a fun group of people, excellent chemistry in this group. And there is just something so intriguing about that soft spoken Summer Glau. A must listen for any fan, it is making me regret not listening to the show commentaries but it did seem there was a lack of cast participation in those.
              (4 out of 5)
              20.)
              X-Men (2000) (DVD)
              My Thoughts: An interesting set of circumstances, the first really successful super hero movie and one of the last made pre 9/11. The mentality of the movie is quite different than most of the newer breed Marvel movies, more... innocent. It was the coolest film of that summer, even with the bad CG. And there is no question why they keep making more Wolverine movies as he is by far the most intriguing character.
              (4 out of 5)
              - July 7th -
              21.)
              X2: X-Men United (2003) (DVD)
              My Thoughts: A nice step up from the original, darker, more mutants, plastics, Mystique this time as the sexual aggressor, and of course more Adamantium. I wonder if we will ever get a full marvel universe property with everyone, although it would probably cost more than Avatar just in actors.
              (4.5 out of 5)
              22.)
              X-Men: Last Stand (2006) (DVD)
              My Thoughts: I'm The Juggernaut, bitch! This one wasn't as well received as the other two but still as enjoyable in my book. The Wolverine/Magnito rift got a little stale, and I am still kind of pissed about Rogue. Loved the Centurion tease and wish that could be X4, but I guess the myriad of prequels will have to suffice. Oh and hey, first X-Men movie with an post-credits scene!
              (4 out of 5)
              23.)
              Capitan America (1990) (DVD)
              My Thoughts: Wow, should have watched this one before the X-Men trilogy, I knew it was campy but damn. I remember really liking this as a kid but everything here is just wrong. The mask makes him look deformed, the music is wildly inappropriate and then there is the acting, plot and effects, yikes. I am going to have to make a point one day to watch the new Captain America and this back to back with a few brews. It does make the leap into so bad it's good territory frequently enough though to make it at least a bearable experience.
              (2.5 out of 5)
              24.)
              District 9 (2009) (Blu-Ray)
              My Thoughts: I love hard R sci-fi movies, they could have relatively easily gone PG-13 with this and I am so glad they didn't. This is basically Alien Nation if the aliens were a little more stupid and a lot less inter-breedable. A fun out of the ordinary picture, lots of dark comedy and I think there may be an apartheid allegory here?
              (4 out of 5)
              25.)
              Despicable Me (2010) (Blu-Ray) *
              My Thoughts: This came out as one of those weird movie parring (where separate studios make similar movies and release them at the same time) with Megamind. I liked them both but Megamind was far and away the better movie, too bad it was marketed so so poorly. Getting back to Despicable Me, not quite up to Pixar level of quality but still really good and I look forward to Despicable Me 2 (although Megamind 2 would have been preferable).
              (4 out of 5)
              My Wife's Thoughts: I like this movie, so cute so cute, I want to see Despicable Me 2. I liked Dr. Guru. And I think all that kitty movies almost similar story, that bad guy or mean become very good the ending. Up... ato.... that green guy no that blue guy.
              (4 out of 5)
              - July 8th -
              26.)
              Alien Raiders (2008) (DVD) *
              My Thoughts: I must admit to having inflated expectations after comments on this board and seeing that this was made by the same team that made Otis (one of my top rated titles for the 2011 OHMC). I liked the premiss of the movie but found the execution lacking. It just felt a little flat and boring and the actors were a bit subpar. It is suppose to be The Thing in a grocery but don't judge it up to those standards.
              (3 out of 5)
              27.)
              The Storyteller: Greek Myths S01E01-04 (1990) (DVD) *
              My Thoughts: I love Henson projects, there is not nearly enough of them and the original Storyteller was a great series. This 4 episode Greek Myths version was not nearly as good as the first one but still an enjoyable watch. Also we get the dog with Hoggle's voice again! And maybe I just grew up with the whitewashed Greek Myths but these were a lot darker than I remember them being (in a good way).
              (3.5 out of 5)
              - July 9th -
              28.)
              Enemy Mine (1985) (Blu-Ray) *
              My Thoughts: It might have been the effects of alcohol but this movie was kind of beautiful. This is one of those movies I have only ever seen snippets of over the years and finally getting to take in the whole thing in was a surprisingly cathartic experience. There was lots of miniatures and sometimes plasticy effects to be sure but it just added to the appeal of this one. It was like Cast Away, if it had been on another planet and there had been an alien. The racial undertones were really weird but I thought this movie was great. And the limited edition blu-ray looked amazing (wish there had been some special features though).
              (4.5 out of 5)
              29.)
              Virus (1999) (DVD)
              My Thoughts: I saw this in the theater when it first came out and I remember really hating it, I think mostly due to CG switchover backlash. But every few years I watch it again and each time I like it just a little bit more. This was the first time I was completely on board, lots and lots of cheese here. And I think this one fairs better than it's doppelgänger, released at the same time ship salvage turned awry movie, Deep Rising. Also it has a way better cast and more energy based aliens.
              (3.5 out of 5)
              30.)
              Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012) (Blu-Ray)
              My Thoughts: What is up with all these CG movies lately? It's not a bad thing I just am not sure if the audience is really there for these. This felt a lot like Halo Legends but with more CG boobies, which was not unwelcome. I found it to be an enjoyable experience, not nearly as good as the first of course but easily better than 2 & 3. The movie is mostly ship based so there is a few missed opportunities here, I still wonder how the bugs would do in a snowy or jungle environment. If you liked the first one but thought it had way too much down time then this is a movie for you.
              (4 out of 5)
              - July 10th -
              31.)
              Warning Sign (1985) (DVD)
              My Thoughts: The soft eighties prequel to 28 Days Later. I love disease movies and protocol movies even more so this was a treat. And to think I never would have even know about this movie if Anchor Bay haddn't been throwing old previews in front of their catalog releases.
              (3.5 out of 5)
              32.)
              Dr Black, Mr Hyde (1976) (DVD) *
              My Thoughts: I had this one lined up for the B movie challenge but for whatever reason it didn't make the draft. It's your basic Jekyll/Hyde story except this time Jekyll is an inner city black doctor and Hyde is a evil black prostitute killing white guy. Boobs, white face, murders and that chick from The Omega Man, a must for Blaxploitation fans.
              (3.5 out of 5)
              33.)
              Hulk (2003) (Blu-Ray) **
              My Thoughts: So yeah it took me a decade to see this one, if I recall correctly my then bff saw it opening weekend and told me it was lame and then America told me it was lame. So at that I must admit to lowered expectations but I kinda liked it. I dug the comic book art style and thought the whole initial setup and origin story were great. The actual hulk and end ending were just kind of meh but it was still an enjoyable experience. It is hard to do an effective Hulk movie, how can you really make it seem like the hulk is in peril? I liked it though, not as bad as I was lead to believe.
              (3.5 out of 5)
              My Wife's Thoughts: Ending choto unexpected ga cute-o. Good movie, I didn't expect that ending but I like that he still alive. And some things like mixing the current move ne? Like Avatars, Lost, Spiderman everything seems together some scenes.
              (4 out of 5)

              - July 11th -
              34.)
              Commentary For Hulk (2003) (Blu-Ray) *
              My Thoughts: Ang Lee was interesting to listen to but this track didn't quite do it for me. It seemed more technical and less behind the scenes driven. Should have had him pair up with Jennifer Connelly. I did at least learn one thing from this track about how white people's eyes are more sensitive to light. Not a track that most people will ever listen to...
              (3 out of 5)
              35.)
              Kraa!: The Sea Monster (1998) (DVD) *
              My Thoughts: I have literally seen better Power Ranger episodes. This movie is a mess of bad/unfinished effects, shitty dialog/acting, a horrible script and is unfortunately family friendly too. $30 more in the effects budjet, some blue dialog and about 9 breasts would have gone a long way here. As it sits it is shaping up to be my worst of challenge. I did give it half a point for the alien with the Italian accent though.
              (1.5 out of 5)
              - July 12th -
              36.)
              Terminator: Salvation (2009) (Blu-Ray)
              My Thoughts: I thought this movie was great and I don't care what anyone says. After the slap in the face that was T3, I really enjoyed both this and The Sarah Conner Chronicles. They really did a good job with the post consciousness future and Batman fighting Terminators? Whats not to like?
              (4 out of 5)
              37.)
              Marooned (1969) (DVD) *
              My Thoughts: What was once considered science fiction is now much more just fiction. This movie came out just after the first moon landing (Apollo 11) and tells a very similar story to what would eventually happen to Apollo 13. The movie is really slow by todays standards or perhaps I was just really tired. There were a couple of great scenes, like Gregory Peck being patched through to the president on a squad car radio but otherwise this one was decent but hasn't aged all that well.
              (3 out of 5)
              - July 13th -
              38 - 39.25)
              Invader Zim S01E01-09 (2001) (DVD)
              My Thoughts: Every now and then I have a friend that introduces me to something that I would have never otherwise got around to watching. And this is one of those times were it turned out awesome. A surprisingly hard, dark sci-fi offering from Nickelodeon that centers around an insane invading alien who was sent to earth for the sole purpose to get him away from his own kind. It's hilarious, discussing and a uniquely intriguing experience. I can't wait to show this to my kids someday.
              (4.5 out of 5)
              - July 14th -
              39.5-44.)
              Invader Zim S01E10-S02E07 (2001-2002) (DVD)
              My Thoughts: I know what you are thinking, you're thinking that I cheated the numbers by a quarter point. And I will have you know that in addition to the listed information I listened to not one but 2 episode commentaries. The second half of the series isn't quite as strong as the first but it is still top quality sci-fi comedy, I would rank this series right up there with Fururama.
              (4 out of 5)
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              Goal: 100
              Legend
              First Time Views *
              Watched With Wife *
              - July 15th -
              45.)
              They Live (1988) (DVD)
              My Thoughts: One of the best sci-fi movies ever made. The glasses, the aliens, the fight, the music and of course the Piper. It's one of those movies that seems perpetually relevant. Mandatory viewing material for any fan of the silver screen.
              (5 out of 5)
              46.)
              The Fantastic Four (2005) (DVD)
              My Thoughts: Oh Fantastic Four... I was all set to love you; superheroes, Jessica Alba, what could go wrong? The final product is about as cheesy as the infamous Corman version, in fact surprisingly so. Don't get me wrong, it is still entertaining but don't expect anything near the level of an Avengers arc or one of the X-Men movies. A guilty pleasure for sure and hey it's Captain America on fire, acting all crazy and sexed up!
              (3.5 out of 5)
              47.)
              Commentary For The Fantastic Four (2005) (DVD)
              My Thoughts: Any commentary with Jessica Alba is a commentary for me. I loved some of the stories, like the last minute addition of the bra and panties scene, the talk about the then future sequel and all of the Thing suit talk. And I will give them probs for going suit as opposed to CG Thing. I liked this track but I think I would have liked it more if we had swapped out the actor that played Mr. Fantastic for Chris Evans.
              (4 out of 5)
              48.)
              Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer (2007) (DVD)
              My Thoughts: And then it's like they learned nothing from the reaction to the previous movie. They went cheesier and made it even movie family friendly. Now that I think about it this had to be the only PG rated modern Marvel movie. It was an ambitious choice going with Galacticus and the Silver Surfer but they just weren't quite successful at telling it. Still entertaining and better than at least a few of the recent marvel movies but nowhere near top shelf.
              (3 out of 5)
              49.)
              The Amazing Story Of Superman (2006) (DVD) *
              My Thoughts: An interesting documentary and it got me excited to finally see Man Of Steel and I think maybe even Smallville. The coverage on Superman 2 was surprisingly light and the coverage on the old b&w tv series was a bit heavy but still enjoyable. Also there are several interesting oddities here, like bits of a Superman musical and a lost pilot with dwarfs in animal suits recreating the 50's tv series. It would of course been a bit more intriguing if I was more of a DC fan than a Marvel fan but still interesting enough for casual viewer.
              (3 out of 5)
              - July 16th -
              50.)
              Screamers (1995) (DVD)
              My Thoughts: Man I love this movie, it is easily the most obscure movie in my top 20. I was blown away the first time I saw this direct to video masterpiece in the 90's. The story, the setting, the acting are all top notch. Sure the effects have aged a bit but I would say the movie still holds up well. War torn alien world, Peter Weller, machines that kill, Phillip K Dick, if those 4 points do it for you don't look up anything else just go buy this movie!
              (5 out of 5)
              51.)
              Screamers: The Hunting (2009) (DVD)
              My Thoughts: I was really surprised when they made a sequel to this. Not that the first movie wasn't deserving it's just that I have never met another person in real life who had actually seen it. It was nice to go back into this universe and there is defiantly some interesting concepts here. But they try to go a little more Resident Evil this time and really loose a lot of the magic of the first movie. It is ultimately disappointing in comparison and buy it's self is mearly average, I will give it a half point bump though for what they tried to do.
              (3.5 out of 5)
              - July 17th -
              52.)
              Commentary For The Crazies (1973) (Blu-Ray) *
              My Thoughts: As I have said ad nauseum during these challenges; low budget movies almost always make for better commentaries. We get Romero and a moderator on this track and there is just something about Romero he is always so interesting when I hear him speak. His track was no more informing than say Ang Lee's track on Hulk but vastly more interesting and this is probably my least favorite Romero movie.
              (4 out of 5)
              53.)
              Female Space Invaders (1978) (DVD)
              My Thoughts: I really disliked this movie the first time I watched it. I think it had been billed to me as a low budget Star Wars. So when I initially tried it out I was so not in the mood for this insane Flash Gordon. Now, 5 years later, this was deliciously B. "Imperial Battleship, halt the flow of time!" Fun ridiculousness.
              (3.5 out of 5)
              54.)
              Troll Hunter (2010) (Blu-Ray) *
              My Thoughts: Norway with the films lately. I don't think I have seen any Norwegian films and then bam this is the second one this year. This one was intriguing, I liked the out of the ordinary Norwegian setting and the Troll trope is not a saturated sub-genre by any means. The trolls did have a strange CG look but it is something that the handheld aspect of the movie helps you get over. An unusual movie and recommended for someone wanting something out of the main stream.
              (3.5 out of 5)
              55.)
              Dark Crystal (1982) (Blu-Ray)
              My Thoughts: This is one of those fallback movies, something that is always on deck when I am not sure what to watch. I can't really think of another completely fantasy world movie that is as good (no Earth connections (aside from the English)). It's beautiful and in my opinion required viewing material.
              (4.5 out of 5)
              56.)
              Cyclone (1987) (DVD) *
              My Thoughts: Jeffery Combs? Futuristic motorcycle? Cheesy cheesy goodness? I enjoyed this movie more than anyone really should. It almost feels more like an 80's tv show than a movie but it was oh so entertaining. Not good, but entertaining. And it did make me want to check out buying a bike again.
              (3.5 out of 5)
              - July 18th -
              57.)
              Re-Animator (1985) (Blu-Ray)
              My Thoughts: I was saving this one for the OHMC but that last Combs movie pushed it over the top. So the blu-ray it's self was ultimately somewhat of a disappointment for it's picture quality and lack of the superior R-Rated Cut but for $5 I really bought it for the retrospective documentary. The movie it's self, at least the longer combined cut I normally watch, is one of my favorite zombie movies of all time. Top shelf stuff.
              (5 out of 5)
              58.)
              In Time (2011) (Blu-Ray) **
              My Thoughts: The hallmark of a good scifi movie is that it creates a universe that you want to spend more time in, even if it is not with your main characters. This was a good movie with an interesting scifi/Bonnie & Clyde angle. I kind of want to live here, so long as I wasn't there in the poorest district.
              (4 out of 5)
              My Wife's Thoughts: Looks good, I enjoy, Justin Timberlake is so sexy. Story is good, people... actors are greats. I'm going to give 4.0. And we need to loose weight, you can be looks great as Justin Timberlake, Seth Rogan become Justin Timberlake.
              (4 out of 5)
              - July 19th -
              59.)
              All Superheroes Must Die (2012) (Blu-Ray) *
              My Thoughts: I really wanted to like this one but the actors, the actors were just so... off. Seriously this was almost a good movie, different actors a little sharpening of the dialog and some better editing and this could have been fun. Did enjoy James Remar as the super villain though.
              (2.5 out of 5)
              60.)
              Re-Animator Resurectus (2007) (Blu-Ray) *
              My Thoughts: Ah the real reason I dropped a fiver for the Re-Animator blu-ray. I liked this but I must confess to having been spoiled by the recent spate of retrospective horror docs. And as such this one did not quite hit what I would consider to be the new par. I was decent but felt too much like a 00's behind the scenes featurette. Still, learned a few new tid bits about one of my favorite movies.
              (3 out of 5)
              61.)
              Commentary For Re-Animator (1985) (Blu-Ray)
              My Thoughts: Fantastic track, we get all 3 leads and Dean Halsey. Lots of great behind the scenes and stories, easily better than the retrospective. Jeffery Combs seems like a really fun guy, I met him briefly once at a sci-fi convention and was really surprised that he didn't have a line at his signing booth (name drop).
              (4.5 out of 5)
              - July 20th -
              62.)
              Night Watch (2004) (Blu-Ray)
              My Thoughts: Oh Ruskies, your so strange but I like you. This weird, swarthy, modern day fantasy is a nice change of pace from the predominately family friendly stuff coming out in the US nowadays. Great effects, interesting lore think Highlander, Harry Potter & The Matrix and you'd sort of be on the right track.
              (4.5 out of 5)
              - July 21st -
              63 - 64.)
              Dollhouse S01E01-04 (2009) (Blu-Ray)
              My Thoughts: I had not anticipated revisiting this so soon after just watching it for the first time earlier this year. And I probably wouldn't have if it hadn't of been for Firefly. But there is just something about those Whedon-verses and of course Eliza Dushku. I fell for this show here in the first few episodes but couldn't even conceive of where it finally ended up.
              (4.5 out of 5)
              65.)
              Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) (Blu-Ray) * *
              My Thoughts: It was a good movie, the 3D flying scenes look great, in fact the whole movie was eye candy. Good narrative but like most non-Pixar animated movies it skewed a bit young for me but hey I am getting around that age were I might want to start stocking up on those type of movies.
              (4 out of 5)
              My Wife's Thoughts: It is a good but I thought it is very difficult for kids, that is more for adult movie. And looks like Avatar / How To Train The Dragon put it together. It's cute, that owl looks like my husband hair style.
              (4 out of 5)
              - July 21st -
              66 - 70.)
              Dollhouse S01E05-13 (2009) (Blu-Ray)
              My Thoughts: And out of left field; Epitaph One. I can't believe Fox didn't air this! It is the closest I have been to a Lost wtf in quite some time. It's one of those episodes that makes a good show epic.
              (4.5 out of 5)
              - July 22nd -
              71.)
              Dollhouse S02E01-02 (2009) (Blu-Ray)
              My Thoughts: Initially I was pretty disappointed that they didn't go all out Epitaph continuation this season. I would have been one of the most amazing TV twists ever. I am glad they were able to get a second season though and didn't leave us hanging like The Sarah Conner Chronicles.
              (4 out of 5)
              72.)
              Dreamcatcher (2003) (DVD)
              My Thoughts: It's hard to do a really good King adaptation, seems that the downfall is usually visualizing the creature. Dreamcatcher, It, and The Langoliers really come to mind when I think of missed specs.
              (x out of 5)
              - July 23rd -
              73.)
              X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) (Blu-Ray)
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              74.)
              X-Men: First Class (2011) (Blu-Ray) *
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              - July 24th -
              75 - 77.)
              Dollhouse S02E03-08 (2009) (Blu-Ray)
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              - July 25th -
              78.)
              Dollhouse S02E09-10 (2009) (Blu-Ray)
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              - July 26th -
              79 - 80.)
              Dollhouse S02E11-13 (2009 - 2010) (Blu-Ray)
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              81.)
              Gunhed (1989) (VHS)
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              82.)
              Day Watch (2006) (Blu-Ray)
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              83.)
              Alienator (1990) (DVD) *
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              84.)
              The Toxic Avenger (1985) (DVD) *
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              - July 27th -
              85.)
              Commentary For The Toxic Avenger (1985) (DVD)
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              86.)
              Not Of This Earth (1988) (DVD)
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              87.)
              Commentary For Not Of This Earth (1988) (DVD)
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              More →
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              Goal: 100
              Legend
              First Time Views *
              Watched With Wife *
              88.)
              Solaris (2002) (DVD)
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              - July 28th -
              89.)
              Commentary For Solaris (2002) (DVD) *
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              90.)
              The Wolverine (2013) (Theater) **
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              91.)
              Alien Nation (1988) (DVD)
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              92.)
              Arena (1989) (DVD) *
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              - July 29th -
              93.)
              Eliminators (1986) (DVD) *
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              - July 30th -
              94.)
              Commentary For The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) (Blu-Ray) *
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              - July 30th -
              95.)
              Commentary For Prometheus (2012) (Blu-Ray) *
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              96.)
              America 3000 (1986) (DVD) *
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              97.)
              The Time Guardian (1987) (DVD) *
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              98.)
              Nazis at the Center of the Earth (2012) (Blu-Ray) *
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              99.)
              Returner (2002) (DVD) *
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              100.)
              Safety Not Garanteed (2012) (Blu-Ray) *
              My Thoughts: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxx xxxx xx x x
              (x out of 5)
              Checklist
              Spoiler:

              3 Wildcards allowed

              Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
              --- 1900(No time limit but must be at least complete short film) -
              --- 1910(No time limit but must be at least complete short film) -
              --- 1920 -
              --- 1930 -
              --- 1940 -
              -x- 1950 - The Thing From Another World! (1951)
              -x- 1960 - Marooned (1969)
              -x- 1970 - Dr Black, Mr Hyde (1976)
              ...............Commentary For The Crazies (1973)
              ...............Female Space Invaders (1978)
              -x- 1980 - The Thing (1982)
              ...............Commentary For The Thing (1982)
              ...............Class Of Nuke 'Em High (1986)
              ...............Commentary For Class Of Nuke 'Em High (1986)
              ...............Mutant Hunt (1987)
              ...............Enemy Mine (1985)
              ...............Warning Sign (1985)
              ...............They Live (1988)
              ...............The Dark Crystal (1982)
              ...............Cyclone (1987)
              ...............Re-Animator (1985)
              ...............Commentary For Re-Animator (1985)
              -x- 1990 - Capitan America (1990)
              ..............The Storyteller: Greek Myths S01E01-04 (1990)
              ..............Virus (1999)
              ..............Kraa!: The Sea Monster (1998)
              ..............Screamers (1995)
              -x- 2000 - Tom and Jerry Blast Off to Mars! (2005)
              ..............Firefly (2002 - 2003)
              ..............Serenity (2005)
              ..............Commentary For Serenity (2005)
              ..............X-Men (2000)
              ..............X2: X-Men United (2003)
              ..............X-Men: Last Stand (2006)
              ..............District 9 (2009)
              ..............Alien Raiders (2008)
              ..............Hulk (2003)
              ..............Commentary For Hulk (2003)
              ..............Terminator: Salvation (2009)
              ..............Invader Zim (2001 - 2002)
              ..............The Fantastic Four (2005)
              ..............Commentary For The Fantastic Four (2005)
              ..............Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer (2007)
              ..............The Amazing Story Of Superman (2006)
              ..............Screamers: The Hunting (2009)
              ..............Re-Animator Resurectus (2007)
              ..............Night Watch (2004)
              ..............Dollhouse (2009 - 2010)
              -x- 2010 - The Thing (2011)
              ...............Commentary For The Thing (2011)
              ...............The Darkest Hour (2011)
              ...............Despicable Me (2010)
              ...............Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012)
              ...............Troll Hunter (2010)
              ...............In Time (2011)
              ...............All Superheroes Must Die (2012)
              ...............Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)

              Watch a film for each rating:
              -x- G - Marooned
              -x- PG - Despicable Me
              ............Kraa!: The Sea Monster
              ............Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer
              ............Female Space Invaders
              ............The Dark Crystal
              ............Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
              -x- PG-13 - The Darkest Hour
              ................Serenity
              ................Commentary For Serenity
              ................X-Men
              ................X2: X-Men United
              ................X-Men: Last Stand
              ................Capitan America
              ................Enemy Mine
              ................Hulk
              ................Commentary For Hulk
              ................The Fantastic Four
              ................Commentary For The Fantastic Four
              ................Troll Hunter
              ................In Time
              -x- R - The Thing (1982)
              ..........The Thing (2011)
              ..........Commentary For The Thing (1982)
              ..........Commentary For The Thing (2011)
              ..........District 9
              ..........Alien Raiders
              ..........Virus
              ..........Starship Troopers: Invasion
              ..........Warning Sign
              ..........Dr Black, Mr Hyde
              ..........They Live
              ..........Screamers
              ..........Screamers: The Hunting
              ..........Commentary For The Crazies
              ..........Cyclone
              ..........Night Watch
              --- X/NC-17(Optional) -
              -x- Unrated (Pre-MPAA) - The Thing From Another World!
              -x- Unrated (Post-MPAA) - Tom and Jerry Blast Off to Mars!
              ....................................Class Of Nuke 'Em High
              ....................................Commentary For Class Of Nuke 'Em High
              ....................................Mutant Hunt
              ....................................Firefly
              ....................................The Storyteller: Greek Myths S01E01-04
              ....................................Terminator: Salvation
              ....................................Invader Zim
              ....................................The Amazing Story Of Superman
              ....................................Re-Animator
              ....................................All Superheroes Must Die
              ....................................Re-Animator Resurectus
              ....................................Commentary For Re-Animator
              ....................................Dollhouse

              Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
              -x- First language - Troll Hunter (Norwegian)
              -x- Second language - Night Watch (Russian)

              --- Watch a MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic/Hosted version of a sci-fi/fantasy film -
              -x- Watch a film featuring laser blasters - Tom and Jerry Blast Off to Mars!
              .........................................................Mutant Hunt
              .........................................................Firefly
              .........................................................Serenity
              .........................................................Commentary For Serenity
              .........................................................District 9
              .........................................................Invader Zim
              .........................................................Female Space Invaders
              -x- Watch a film made on a super low budget - Mutant Hunt
              ................................................................Kraa!: The Sea Monster
              ................................................................All Superheroes Must Die
              -x- Watch a film based on a novel - Starship Troopers: Invasion
              .................................................Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
              -x- Watch a film which was nominated for a Hugo or Saturn Award - X-Men
              .............................................................................................X2: X-Men United
              -x- Watch a Documentary Feature - The Amazing Story Of Superman
              .................................................Re-Animator Resurectus
              --- Watch a Film From the Criterion Collection (Doesn't have to be Criterion Version) -
              -x- Watch a film with commentary - Commentary For The Thing (1982)
              ..................................................Commentary For The Thing (2011)
              ..................................................Commentary For Class Of Nuke 'Em High
              ..................................................Commentary For Serenity
              ..................................................Commentary For Hulk
              ..................................................Commentary For The Crazies
              -x- Watch a film and at least two sequels - X-Men Trilogy
              --- Watch a film that takes place underneath the Earth -
              -x- Watch a film that takes place in space - Tom and Jerry Blast Off to Mars!
              ............................................................Firefly
              ............................................................Serenity
              ............................................................Commentary For Serenity
              ............................................................Starship Troopers: Invasion
              ............................................................Kraa!: The Sea Monster
              ............................................................Marooned
              ............................................................Invader Zim
              ............................................................The Fantastic Four
              ............................................................Commentary For The Fantastic Four
              ............................................................Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer
              ............................................................Female Space Invaders
              -x- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea - Virus
              -x- Watch an animated film - Tom and Jerry Blast Off to Mars!
              ........................................Despicable Me
              ........................................Starship Troopers: Invasion
              ........................................Invader Zim
              ........................................Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
              --- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen -
              -x- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone - Marooned
              -x- Written by/starring/inspired by/or related in to Ray Bradbury/Phillip K. Dick - Screamers
              .................................................................................................... ..........Screamers: The Hunting
              --- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Ed Wood/Steven Spielberg/Terry Gilliam -
              -x- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Roger Corman/Edgar G. Ulmer/Charles Band - Female Space Invaders
              -x- Watch a film and its remake/reboot - The Thing (1951 & 1982)
              -x- Written by/starring/inspired by/related to HP Lovecraft / Richard Matheson - Re-Animator
              .................................................................................................... .........Commentary For Re-Animator

              Watch a film in each of the following subgenres:
              -x- Alien invasion - Tom and Jerry Blast Off to Mars!
              ...........................The Darkest Hour
              ...........................Alien Raiders
              ...........................Virus
              ...........................Starship Troopers: Invasion
              ...........................Kraa!: The Sea Monster
              ...........................Invader Zim
              ...........................They Live
              ...........................Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer
              -x- Horror - The Thing From Another World!
              .................The Thing
              .................The Thing
              .................Commentary For The Thing
              .................Commentary For The Thing (2011)
              .................Class Of Nuke 'Em High
              .................Commentary For Class Of Nuke 'Em High
              .................Alien Raiders
              .................Virus
              .................Dr Black, Mr Hyde
              .................Troll Hunter
              .................Re-Animator
              .................Re-Animator Resurectus
              .................Commentary For Re-Animator
              -x- Cyborg/Cybernetic revolt - Virus
              ..........................................Terminator: Salvation
              ..........................................Invader Zim
              ..........................................Screamers
              ..........................................Screamers: The Hunting
              -x- Post-Apocalyptic - Terminator: Salvation
              ..............................Dollhouse
              --- Alternate History -
              -x- Robot/Android - Mutant Hunt
              ...........................Virus
              ...........................Terminator: Salvation
              ...........................Invader Zim
              ...........................Screamers
              ...........................Screamers: The Hunting
              ...........................Female Space Invaders
              -x- Immortality - In Time
              -x- Space Opera/Serial - Firefly
              ..................................Serenity
              ..................................Commentary For Serenity
              ..................................Enemy Mine
              -x- Mutants (non-critter) - X-Men
              ....................................X2: X-Men United
              ....................................X-Men: Last Stand
              ....................................The Fantastic Four
              ....................................Commentary For The Fantastic Four
              ....................................Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer
              ....................................All Superheroes Must Die
              -x- Comic Book - X-Men
              ........................X2: X-Men United
              ........................X-Men: Last Stand
              ........................Capitan America
              ........................Hulk
              ........................Commentary For Hulk
              ........................The Fantastic Four
              ........................Commentary For The Fantastic Four
              ........................Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer
              ........................The Amazing Story Of Superman
              ........................All Superheroes Must Die
              -x- Mad Scientist - Dr Black, Mr Hyde
              ..........................Hulk
              ..........................Commentary For Hulk
              ..........................Re-Animator
              ..........................Re-Animator Resurectus
              ..........................Commentary For Re-Animator
              -x- Comedy - Tom and Jerry Blast Off to Mars!
              ...................Class Of Nuke 'Em High
              ...................Commentary For Class Of Nuke 'Em High
              ...................District 9
              ...................Despicable Me
              ...................Invader Zim
              ...................Re-Animator
              -x- Time travel - Invader Zim
              -x- Giant Critters - Hulk
              ..........................Commentary For Hulk
              ..........................Invader Zim
              ..........................Troll Hunter
              --- Prehistoric -
              -x- Paranormal - Invader Zim
              -x- Kaiju - Kraa!: The Sea Monster
              --- Tech Noir -
              -x- First Contact - District 9
              --- Arthurian Fantasy -
              -x- Based on fairy tale - The Storyteller: Greek Myths S01E01-04
              ..................................Troll Hunter
              --- Urban Fantasy -
              -x- High Fantasy - The Dark Crystal
              --- Sword and Sorcery -
              -x- Dark Fantasy - The Storyteller: Greek Myths S01E01-04
              --- Martial Arts Fantasy -

              Watch a film starring:
              --- Vincent Price/Mara Corday/Marshall Thompson -
              --- Charlton Heston/Milla Jovovich/Lloyd Bridges-
              --- Jeff Goldblum/Rutger Hauer/Stephen Chow -
              --- Joey Wang/Natalie Portman/Gloria Talbot -
              --- Hugo Weaving/Keanu Reeves/Will Smith -
              --- Michelle Rodriguez/David Warner/Tilda Swinton -
              -x- Peter Cushing/Arnold Schwarzenegger/Kurt Russell - The Thing
              .............................................................................Commentary For The Thing
              .............................................................................Terminator: Salvation

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              * First Time Viewing

              July 1
              1. Upstream Color (2013) *

              July 2
              2. What Dreams May Come (1998) *

              July 3
              3. Holy Motors (2012) *

              July 5
              4. Escape From New York (1981) *

              July 9
              5. They Live (1988) *

              July 10
              6. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974) *

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              List Final

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              Started month with: Fantasy 31/50, Sci-Fi 21/50, Greatest Sci-Fi 22/100

              2008: 21
              2009: 4
              2010: 64
              2011: 27.5
              2012: 28.5

              Potential List
              Doctor Who: S.1
              2001: A Space Odyssey
              3/3 movies off this list Sci-Fi to earn bronze (Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968))
              Clean Tivo (True Blood, 666 Park Ave, MIB3, Looper, Battleship, The Watch)
              Catch-Up Vampire Diaries (0/6)


              July 1st
              .5. Under the Dome S.1 "Pilot"*
              1.5. Frankenstein (1931)*

              July 2nd
              2.5. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)*

              July 3rd
              3. True Blood S.6 "Who Are You, Really?"*

              July 4th
              4. Fahrenheit 451 (1966)*
              5. Men in Black 3 (2012)*

              July 5th
              5.5. True Blood S.6 "The Sun"*

              July 6th
              6. Under the Dome S.1 "The Fire"*
              7. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)*
              8. Battleship (2012)*
              9. Looper (2012)*

              July 7th
              10. The Watch (2012)*
              11. True Blood S.6 "You're No Good"*/"At Last"*

              July 8th
              12. The is the End (2013)*

              July 13th
              13. Mars Attacks! (1996)*

              July 15th
              14. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)*

              July 16th
              15. Doctor Who S.1 (2005) "Rose"/"The End of the World"*

              July 17th
              15.5. True Blood S.6 "Fuck the Pain Away"*

              July 18th
              16. Doctor Who S.1 (2005) "The Unquiet Dead"*
              17. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)*

              July 19th
              17.5. Doctor Who S.1 (2005) "Aliens of London"*

              July 21st
              18.5. Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)*

              July 22nd
              19.5. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)*

              July 23rd
              20. True Blood S.6 "Don't You Feel Me"*

              July 26th
              21. Under the Dome S.1 "Manhunt"*/"Outbreak"*

              July 27th
              21.5. Under the Dome S.1 "Blue on Blue"*/Doctor Who S.1 (2005) "World War Three"*

              July 28th
              22. True Blood S.6 "In the Evening"*

              July 30th
              22.5. Under the Dome S.1 "The Endless Thirst"*

              July 31st
              23.5. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)*

              Spoiler:
              Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
              --- 1900(No time limit but must be at least complete short film) -
              --- 1910(No time limit but must be at least complete short film) -
              --- 1920 -
              -X- 1930 - Frankenstein (1931)
              --- 1940 -
              --- 1950 -
              -X- 1960 - Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
              --- 1970 -
              --- 1980 -
              -X- 1990 - Mars Attacks! (1996)
              --- 2000 -
              -X- 2010 - Men in Black 3 (2012)

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

              --- Watch a MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic/Hosted version of a sci-fi/fantasy film -
              -X- Watch a film featuring laser blasters - Men in Black 3 (2012)
              --- Watch a film made on a low budget (ex. Corman or Castle movie) -
              -X- Watch a film based on a novel - Frankenstein (1931)
              -X- Watch a film which was nominated for a Hugo or Saturn Award- Looper (2012)
              --- Watch a Documentary Feature -
              --- Watch a Film From the Criterion Collection (Doesn't have to be Criterion Version) -
              --- Watch a film with commentary -
              --- Watch a film and at least two sequels -
              --- Watch a film that takes place underneath the Earth -
              -X- Watch a film that takes place in space - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
              -X- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea - Battleship (2012)
              --- Watch an animated film -
              --- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen -
              -X- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
              -X- Written by/starring/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Ray Bradbury/Phillip K. Dick - Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
              -X- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Ed Wood/Steven Spielberg/Terry Gilliam - Men in Black 3 (2012)
              --- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Roger Corman/Edgar G. Ulmer/Charles Band -
              --- Watch a film and its remake/reboot
              --- Written by/starring/inspired by/ or related in some way to the late HP Lovecraft / Richard Matheson -

              Watch a film for each rating:
              -X- G - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
              --- PG -
              -X- PG-13 - Men in Black 3 (2012)
              -X- R - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
              --- X/NC-17(Optional) -
              -X- Unrated - Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

              Watch a film in each of the following subgenres:
              -X- Alien invasion - Battleship (2012)
              -X- Horror - Frankenstein (1931)
              -X- Cyborg/Cybernetic revolt - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
              -X- Post-Apocalyptic - The is the End (2013)
              -X- Alternate History - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
              --- Robot/Android -
              --- Immortality -
              --- Space Opera/Serial -
              --- Mutants (non-critter) -
              --- Comic Book -
              -X- Mad Scientist - Frankenstein (1931)
              -X- Comedy - Men in Black 3 (2012)
              -X- Time travel - Men in Black 3 (2012)
              --- Giant Critters -
              --- Prehistoric -
              --- Paranormal -
              --- Kaiju -
              -X- Tech Noir - Looper (2012)
              -X- First Contact - Battleship (2012)

              Not sure what qualifies? Check here for a description http://www.wattpad.com/3632123-fanta...sci-fi-fantasy
              --- Arthurian Fantasy -
              -X- Based on fairy tale - Snow White and the Huntsmen (2012)
              --- Urban Fantasy -
              --- High Fantasy -
              --- Sword and Sorcery -
              --- Dark Fantasy -
              --- Martial Arts Fantasy -

              Watch a film starring:
              --- Vincent Price/Mara Corday/Marshall Thompson -
              --- Charlton Heston/Milla Jovovich/Lloyd Bridges-
              --- Jeff Goldblum/Rutger Hauer/Stephen Chow -
              -X- Joey Wang/Natalie Portman/Gloria Talbot - Mars Attacks! (1996)
              -X- Hugo Weaving/Keanu Reeves/Will Smith - Men in Black 3 (2012)
              --- Michelle Rodriguez/David Warner/Tilda Swinton -
              --- Peter Cushing/Arnold Schwarzenegger/Kurt Russell -

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              June 30th:

              1. Dredd (2012) - Blu-ray

              July 1st:

              1. Under the Dome - S1E01 "Pilot" -DVR
              2. Under the Dome - S1E02 "The Fire" - DVR

              July 3rd:

              1. Butterfly Effect - DVD
              2. The Twilight Zone - S1E05 "Walking Distance" - Netflix
              3. The Twilight Zone - S1E11 "And When the Sky Opened" - Netflix

              July 4th:

              1. The Twilight Zone - S1E18 "The Last Flight" - Netflix
              2. The Twilight Zone - S1E30 "A Stop at Willoughby" - Netflix
              3. The Twilight Zone - S1E07 "The Lonely" - Netflix
              4. The Twilight Zone - S1E08 "Time Enough at Last" - Netflix
              5. One Step Beyond - S1E01 "The Bride Possessed" - Netflix
              6. One Step Beyond - S1E02 "Night of April 14th" - Netflix
              7. Lost Girl - S1E09 "Fae Day" - Netflix
              8. Lost Girl - S1E10 "The Mourning After" - Netflix

              July 7th:

              1. Doctor Who (2005) - S1E12 "Bad Wolf" - Netflix
              2. Doctor Who (2005) - S1E13 "The Parting of the Ways" - Netflix

              July 8th:

              1. Doctor Who (2005) - S2E01 "The Christmas Invasion" - Netflix
              2. Doctor Who (2005) - S2E02 "New Earth" - Netflix
              3. Doctor Who (2005) - S2E03 "Tooth and Claw" - Netflix
              4. Doctor Who (2005) - S2E04 "School Reunion" - Netflix
              5. Doctor Who (2005) - S2E05 "The Girl in the Fireplace" - Netflix
              6. Doctor Who (2005) - S2E06 "Rise of the Cybermen" - Netflix
              7. Doctor Who (2005) - S2E07 "The Age of Steel" Netflix
              8. Doctor Who (2005) - S2E08 "The Idiot's Lantern" Netflix

              July 9th:

              1. Doctor Who (2005) - S2E09 "The Impossible Planet" Netflix
              2. Doctor Who (2005) - S2E10 "The Satan Pit" Netflix
              3. Doctor Who (2005) - S2E11 "Love & Monsters" Netflix

              July 10th:

              1. Eureka - S1E01 "Pilot" Netflix
              2. Doctor Who (2005) - S1E12 "Fear Her" Netflix

              July 11th:

              1. Eureka - S1E02 "Many Happy Returns" Netflix
              2. Eureka - S1E03 "Before I Forget" Netflix
              3. Eureka - S1E04 "Alienated" Netflix

              July 12th:

              1. Eureka - S1E05 "Invincible" Netflix
              2. Eureka - S1E06 "Dr. Nobel" Netflix
              3. Eureka - S1E07 "Blink" Netflix

              July 13th:

              1. Eureka - S1E08 "Right as Raynes" Netflix
              2. Doctor Who (2005) - S2E12 "Army of Ghosts' Netflix
              3. Doctor Who (2005) - S2E13 "Doomsday" Netflix
              4. Doctor Who (2005) - S3E01 "Runaway Bridge" Netflix
              5. Eureka - S1E09 "Primal" Netflix
              6. Doctor Who (2005) - S3E02 "Smith and Jones" Netflix

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              Gobear's 6th Annual Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Challenge



              * = First-time viewing
              June 30
              1. * Europa Report (2013). iTunes--Found-footage as a narrative device has really run its course, IMO, but this was a clever and suspenseful exception. The crew really should have heeded the warning from 2010:
              ALL THESE WORLDS
              ARE YOURS EXCEPT
              EUROPA
              ATTEMPT NO
              LANDING THERE because (Mouseover to read spoiler)the glowing space octopus will eat you*
              2. The Hunger Games (2012). Blu-Ray--Sometimes a film surpasses its source material, and that's the case here with a smart, satirical dystopian sci-fi flick.

              July 1
              3. Looper (2012). Blu-Ray--Looper's plot structure, like most time travel films, has a ton of logical holes, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt is amazing as the cynical anti-hero.

              July 3
              4. Lifeforce with Tobe Hooper Commentary (1986). Blu-Ray--A tremendously fun treasure from the 80s.

              July 4
              5. Idiocracy (2006). iTunes-Is this even fiction nowadays?

              July 6
              6. Time After Time (1979). DVD--H.G. Wells uses his time machine to travel to 1979 to catch Jack The Ripper. Of course, the movie is set in "modern" times, but in the 34 years since this film's release, its setting is every bit as archaic as Victorian London.
              7. The 10th Victim (1966). Online--60s Mod fashion that influenced a generation of films, especially the Austin Powers series.

              July 7
              8. * Radioactive Dreams (1985). Online--I've heard about this film for decades, and now I've seen it: it's a silly post-apocalypse tribute to 1940s detective films with a low-budget 80s punk gloss.
              9. Repo: The Genetic Opera (2008). Blu-Ray--I've watched this so many times, and it still rocks. Anthony Head and Sarah Brightman are amazing.

              July 9
              10. Mannequin (1987). TV--Pre-Sex and the City-Kim Cattrall plays a girl from ancient Egypt who turns up as a department store dummy only Andrew McCarthy can see. Although it is thoroughly mired in the 80s, it still holds up as a fun brainless romp.
              11. Zotz! (1962). DVD--The kind of silly, but engaging, movie I grew up on on Saturday afternoons. Tom Poston plays a stereotypical absent-minded professor who gains possession of a magic coin and gets involved with Soviet spies and assorted sit-comish shenanigans.

              July 11
              12. Mars Attacks (1997). TV--AKA Tim Burton's 1941, a pet project stuffed with A-list talent that turns out to be a huge overstuffed mess.
              13. Jason and the Argonauts (1963). TV--So English I expected Jason to have tea breaks with the Hydra.
              14. *Sharknado (2013). TV--It's a hurricane that shoots sharks at actors just barely clinging to the bottom rung of showbiz.

              July 12
              15. *Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977). TV--Just terrible. Poorly written and acted and filmed in a low-tech cheesy style. Harryhausen's creatures are terrific as always, but they are in service of a bad script.

              July 13
              16. *The Bay (2012). Netflix--There are some really scary moments here, but the film overall is wrecked by the hamhanded narration and the disjointed videos that are supposed to be "found footage." The film would have been far scarier if, like [*]REC, we had just followed the reporter on the day as she discovers the horrifying truth.
              17. *Pacific Rim (2013). Theatrical--I don't get why people are complaining about PR--it has giant robots fighting monsters.
              18. *Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012). TV--I don't usually like Steve Carell films, but he and Kiera Knightley have sweet romantic chemistry.

              July 14
              19. *No Escape (1994). TV--Ray Liotta gives up Goodfellas to be a badass in a Lord of the Flies-esque prison colony in the near future.

              July 15
              20. The Day After Tomorrow (2004). DVD--Global warming provokes a new ice age. Very silly stuff, including a scene where Jake Gyllenhall is chased by frost(!), but an entertaining apocalyptic film overall.
              21. Things to Come (1936).Blu-Ray--A genuinely monumental film, written by H.G. Wells who takes the anticipation of war in the 1930s and creates a world-spanning saga of mankind fallen into a new dark age. War has destroyed civilization and Everytown (aka London) becomes a ruin ruled by a warlord. But a cadre of scientists headquartered in Iraq restart a new age of scientific progress. The dark age section with Ralph Richardson as The Chief, a petty warlord who rules the ruins of the old world is easily the strongest.

              July 16
              22. Earth Vs. the Flying Saucers (1957). DVD--Completely kick-ass quintessentially 50s sci-fi. Being a DC-area resident, I get a kick out of Harryhausen's aliens wrecking DC landmarks like the Washington Monument and Union Station.
              23. Death Becomes Her (1992). TV--Such a fun film, and you can tell Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep had fun making it.

              July 17
              24. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978). DVD--Even after dozens of viewings over the years, this classic still has the power to give me nightmares. The 1956 original is still terrifically effective, but this version is king.

              July 18
              25. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club (1978). DVD--Yes, it's hopelessly mired in the 70s, but you have ot love the Bee Gees doing Beatles covers.
              25. Zardoz (1974). DVD--An opaque masterpiece, Zardoz addresses the deepest questions of what it means to be human.

              July 19
              26. *This Is The End (2013). Theatrical--Good visual effects, but not nearly as funny as I was led to believe. Where's the humor in a bunch of Hollywood douchebags playing themselves as Hollywood douchebags in the post-Rapture hellscape?

              July 21
              27. *Supergirl (1984)A fabulous disaster. No wonder it killed Faye Dunaway's career.
              28. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai (1978). DVD--A completely fun film!
              29. The Illustrated Man (1969). DVD--Rod Steiger at his loud and obnoxious best in a trio of Ray Bradbury stories.

              July 22
              30. *Iron Sky (2012) Netflix Nazis on the moon, an awesome concept on paper, turned into a fairly dull sci-fi comedy with some lousy visual effects. In the right hands, the idea of moon Nazis becoming campaign strategists for President Sarah Palin could have been a piece of gonzo brilliance.

              July 23
              31. Timeline (2003). TV--The film leaves our some of the best parts of the book, but on its own it's a perfectly fine time travel/ historical action film.
              32. The Brahmin and the Butterfly (1901).Online--A magician turns a caterpillar into a butterfly girl.
              33. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008). DVD--Is there anything Joss Whedon can't do? Dr. Horrible is a musical comedy gem with the typical Whedonverse dark twist of pathos.
              34. MST3K: Space Mutiny (1988).Online--Blast Hardcheese! Rock Squatthrust!

              July 24
              35. Between Two Worlds (1944). DVD--Paul Henreid was an average-looking guy; how did he get so many roles as romantic lead? In this film, he plays a suicide who finds himself on an ocean liner sailing into eternity. It's overly melodramatic at times, but it's always worth watching.
              36. Ghosts of Mars (2001). TV--I hated this piece of crap when I saw it in the theater, so I thought I'd give it another chance. It's still a terrible movie with bad acting and a hard rock soundtrack that gave me a headache.

              July 25
              37. Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985). DVD--Maybe we should have gotten a clue about Mel Gibson when he played Mad Max 3 times. It's not as iconic as Road Warrior, but Thunderdome is still a quintessential 80s action film. Tina Turner really makes this film for me. Need to get the Blu-Ray because the DVD is one of the few fool-screen discs in my collection.

              July 26
              38. *Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011). TV- Two hours of my life I will never get back. At some point, Nick Cage's acting needs to be declared a war crime.

              July 27
              39. *Doctor Who: Vengeance of the Daleks (1988). TV- I had abandoned Doctor Who after Peter Davison, so I missed the original run of the Seventh Doctor. This was a very good Dalek episode, even with the obvious limited budget.
              40. *Cloud Atlas (2012). Blu-Ray- You have to love a film crafted with such intelligence and care that takes the whole of human history as its canvas.

              July 29
              41. *The Colony (2013). Blu-Ray- In an earlier age The Colony would have been a drive-in movie. It's set a few decades in the future after a new ice age has wiped out most of humanity, and the remaining survivors are huddled underground in small colonies. A distress call is sent to one colony from another and then hilarity ensues. It's not a bad film, but it does seem to be beneath the talents of Lawrence Fishburne and Bill Paxton.
              42. *Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962).Online--John Agar travels to Uranus in the far-off year 2001! He and his crew of Danish actors have to fight an evil entity that tries to tempt them with illusions.

              July 30
              43. The Golden Child (1986). Netflix- Axel Foley fights Tywin Lannister. Actually, I love this movie, from when Eddie Murphy was still funny.

              July 31
              44. *Daimajin (1966). Blu-Ray- I saw the 3rd film in this series on some Saturday afternoon horror show when I was a wee tot and infomercials had not yet replaced the afternoon movie in the early 70s, but I had never seen this one. Good stuff. For Japanese kaiju, this is a very good blend of chambara with giant stone statue shenanigans.

              Checklist
              Spoiler:

              Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
              -X- 1900(No time limit but must be at least complete short film) - The Brahmin and the Butterfly
              --- 1910(No time limit but must be at least complete short film) -
              --- 1920 -
              -X- 1930 - Things to Come
              -X- 1940 - Between Two Worlds
              -X- 1950 - Earth Vs. the Flying Saucers
              -X- 1960 - The 10th Victim
              -X- 1970 - Time After Time
              -X- 1980 - Radioactive Dreams
              -X- 1990 - No Escape
              -X- 2000 - Repo: The Genetic Opera
              -X- 2010 - Europa Report

              Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
              -X- Japanese -Daimajin
              --- Second language -

              -X- Watch a MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic/Hosted version of a sci-fi/fantasy film - MST3K: Space Mutiny
              -X- Watch a film featuring laser blasters -The Illustrated Man--The Long Rain section
              -X- Watch a film made on a low budget (ex. Corman or Castle movie) - Zotz!
              -X- Watch a film based on a novel - The Hunger Games
              -X- Watch a film which was nominated for a Hugo or Saturn Award- Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
              --- Watch a Documentary Feature -
              -X- Watch a Film From the Criterion Collection (Doesn't have to be Criterion Version) -Things to Come
              -X- Watch a film with commentary - Lifeforce
              --- Watch a film and at least two sequels -
              -X- Watch a film that takes place underneath the Earth - The Colony
              -X- Watch a film that takes place in space - Europa Report
              -X- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea - Sharknado
              --- Watch an animated film -
              -X- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen - Jason and the Argonauts
              -X- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone - Journey to the Seventh Planet
              -X- Written by/starring/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Ray Bradbury/Phillip K. Dick -Jason and the Argonauts
              --- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Ed Wood/Steven Spielberg/Terry Gilliam -*
              --- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Roger Corman/Edgar G. Ulmer/Charles Band -
              --- Watch a film and its remake/reboot
              --- Written by/starring/inspired by/ or related in some way to the late HP Lovecraft / Richard Matheson -

              Watch a film for each rating:
              -X- G - Zotz!
              --- PG -
              -X- PG-13 - The Day After Tomorrow
              --- R -
              --- X/NC-17(Optional) -
              --- Unrated -

              Watch a film in each of the following subgenres:
              -X- Alien invasion - Earth Vs. the Flying Saucers
              -X- Horror Invasion of the Body Snatchers
              --- Cyborg/Cybernetic revolt -
              -X- Post-Apocalyptic - Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
              -X- Alternate History - Iron Sky
              -X- Robot/Android - Cloud atlas
              -X- Immortality - Death Becomes Her
              -X- Space Opera/Serial -
              -X- Mutants (non-critter) - Ghosts of Mars
              -X- Comic Book - Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
              -X- Mad Scientist - Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
              -X- Comedy - [b]Death Becomes Her
              -X- Time travel - Looper
              --- Giant Critters -
              --- Prehistoric -
              -X- Paranormal - Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
              -X- Kaiju - Pacific Rim
              --- Tech Noir -
              -X- First Contact -Europa Report

              Not sure what qualifies? Check here for a description http://www.wattpad.com/3632123-fanta...sci-fi-fantasy
              --- Arthurian Fantasy -
              --- Based on fairy tale -
              -X- Urban Fantasy - The Golden Child
              --- High Fantasy -
              --- Sword and Sorcery -
              --- Dark Fantasy -
              --- Martial Arts Fantasy -

              Watch a film starring:
              --- Vincent Price/Mara Corday/Marshall Thompson -
              --- Charlton Heston/Milla Jovovich/Lloyd Bridges-
              -X- Jeff Goldblum/Rutger Hauer/Stephen Chow - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
              --- Joey Wang/Natalie Portman/Gloria Talbot -
              -X- Hugo Weaving/Keanu Reeves/Will Smith - Cloud Atlas
              --- Michelle Rodriguez/David Warner/Tilda Swinton -
              --- Peter Cushing/Arnold Schwarzenegger/Kurt Russell

              Last edited by Gobear; 07-03-15 at 08:47 AM.
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              (*) -- first time viewing

              June 30
              01>Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013; Tommy Wirkola; Blu)(*)--Dumb bloody fun--4/5
              July 1
              02>Falling Skies: "Search and Recover"
              03>Kronos (1957; Kurt Neumann; DVD)(*)--Another '50s space invader, this time after our energy--3/5
              July 2
              04>Under the Dome: "The Fire"
              05>The Bay (2012; Barry Levinson; DVD)(*)--Levinson goes found-footage with an entertaining eco-horror story--4/5
              July 3
              06>Doctor Who: "The Mind Robber, Episode 4"
              07>Komodo vs. Cobra (2005; Jim Wynorski; DVD)(*)--Michael Pare tries to lead a no-star cast off an island inhabited by the title beasts--2/5
              July 5
              08>Doctor Who: "The Mind Robber, Episode 5"
              09>Oz the Great and Powerful (2013; Sam Raimi;Blu)(*)--A bit too long, and James Franco was an unlikable Oz. A disappointment--3/5
              July 6
              10>R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: "Pool Shark"
              11>The Swarm (1978; Irwin Allen; DVD)(*)--Two-and-a-hours of bees and cheese--4/5
              July 7
              12>Jack the Giant Slayer (2013; Bryan Singer; Blu)(*)--I had low expectations for this, but ended up really enjoying it--4/5
              13>Alien Dawn (2012; Neil Johnson; DVD)(*)--Loud, violent War of the Worlds. The invaders even use the heat-ray sound from the original '53 movie--4/5
              July 8
              14>Falling Skies: "Be Silent and Come Out"
              15>Thale (2012; Aleksander Nordaas; DVD)(*)--Interesting Norwegian folk tale--4/5
              July 9
              16>Under the Dome: "Manhunt"
              17>100 Degrees Below Zero (2013; R.D. Braunstein; DVD)(*)--Europe freezes as Asylum composer Chris Ridenhour plays what sounds like the 11th Doctor theme over and over, and the main characters fall down a lot--3/5
              July 10
              18>R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: "Lights Out"
              19>AE: Apocalypse Earth (2013; Thunder Levin; DVD)(*)--It's Planet of the Predator Aliens as the Asylum rips off a bunch of movies all at once--3/5
              July 11
              20>Doctor Who: "The Krotons, Episode 1"
              July 12
              21>Doctor Who: "The Krotons, Episode 2"
              22>Lifeforce (1985; Tobe Hooper; Blu)--Naked space vampires. Zombies. London in flames. Henry Mancini's score. What's not to love? And I finally get to retire one of the very first DVDs I bought--4/5
              July 13
              23>Doctor Who: "The Krotons, Episode 3"
              24>Cloned: The Recreator Chronicles (2012; Gregory Orr; DVD)(*)--Teenage drama among (literally) crappy clones--3/5
              25>Alien Armageddon (2011; Neil Johnson; DVD)(*)--Unintentionally, my second Johnson no-budget-alien-invasion film of the challenge--3/5
              26>Doctor Who: "The Krotons, Episode 4"
              27>Snow White and the Huntsman (2012; Rupert Sanders; Blu)(*)--Underwhelming version of the fairy tale, with Kristen Stewart a forgettable Snow--3/5
              July 14
              28>The Day of the Triffids, Part One (2009; Nick Copus; Blu)(*)--Modern-day BBC version of the classic. I'm gonna try to watch the original to see how it compares--4/5
              29>The Day of the Triffids, Part Two (2009; Nick Copus; Blu)(*)--Good conclusion to the mini-series--4/5
              July 15
              30>Falling Skies: "The Pickett Line"
              31>The Space Children (1958; Jack Arnold; DVD)(*)--Giant space brain possesses kids. Better than it sounds, with a '50s anti-Cold-War message--4/5
              July 16
              32>Under the Dome: "Outbreak"
              July 17
              33>Doctor Who: "The Seeds of Death, Episode 1"
              34>Jack the Giant Killer (2013; Mark Atkins; DVD)(*)--Not quite up to the usual so-bad-it's-good Asylum quality.--2/5
              July 18
              35>Doctor Who: "The Seeds of Death, Episode 2"
              36>Flying Monkeys (2013; Robert Grasmere; DVD)(*)--Cute little monkey by day; killer winged demon by night. Dumb fun, with a few winks to Oz, and a very cute lead actress--4/5
              July 19
              37>Doctor Who: "The Seeds of Death, Episode 3"
              38>Solomon Kane (2009; Michael J. Bassett; Blu)(*)--Guy must rescue girl to save his soul in this Game of Thrones-y adventure--4/5
              July 20
              39>Doctor Who: "The Seeds of Death, Episode 4"
              40>Doctor Who: "The Seeds of Death, Episode 5"
              41>Brave (2012; Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman; Blu)(*)--A princess, a witch's curse and a bear in this Disney adventure--4/5
              July 21
              42>Pacific Rim (2013; Guillermo del Toro; IMAX 3-D)(*)--Loud, dumb, and predictable every step of the way, this is mindless summer-movie fun a its finest--4/5
              43>Frogs (1972; George McCowan; DVD)(*)--Frogs and friends get killer revenge on man for his pollutive ways--4/5
              44>Doctor Who: "The Seeds of Death, Episode 6"
              45>Westworld (1973; Michael Crichton; Blu)--"Sloppy with your drink." An old favorite, and another DVD I can retire--4/5
              July 22
              46>Falling Skies: "Strange Brew"
              47>The Jungle (1952; William Berke; DVD)(*)--Singing, dancing and woolly mammoth hunting in 1950s India. Enough action and scenery to keep me entertained--4/5
              July 23
              48>Under the Dome: "Blue on Blue"
              July 24
              49>R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: "Swarmin' Norman"
              July25
              50>Dinosaurus! (60; Irwin S. Yeaworth, Jr.; DVD)(*)--Unfrozen dinos and a wacky yet heroic caveman--3/5
              July29
              51>Under the Dome: "The Endless Thirst"
              July 30
              52>Falling Skies: "Journey to Xibalba"
              July 31
              53>R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: "Mascot"
              54>King Dinosaur (55; Bert I. Gordon; DVD)(*)--Ending the challenge on a low note, with this Mr. BIG cheapie, which relies more on stock footage then story--2/5

              Checklist:

              Spoiler:
              Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
              --- 1900(No time limit but must be at least complete short film) -
              --- 1910(No time limit but must be at least complete short film) -
              --- 1920 -
              --- 1930 -
              --- 1940 -
              -x- 1950 - Kronos (1957)
              -x- 1960 - Dinosaurus! (1960)
              -x- 1970 - The Swarm (1978)
              -x- 1980 - Lifeforce (1985)
              --- 1990 -
              -x- 2000 - Komodo vs. Cobra (2005)
              -x- 2010 - Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

              Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
              -x- First language - Thale (Norwegian)
              --- Second language -

              --- Watch a MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic/Hosted version of a sci-fi/fantasy film -
              --- Watch a film featuring laser blasters -
              --- Watch a film made on a low budget (ex. Corman or Castle movie) -
              -x- Watch a film based on a novel - Oz the Great and Powerful
              -x- Watch a film which was nominated for a Hugo or Saturn Award- Lifeforce (Saturn: best horror film & best special effects)
              --- Watch a Documentary Feature -
              --- Watch a Film From the Criterion Collection (Doesn't have to be Criterion Version) -
              --- Watch a film with commentary -
              --- Watch a film and at least two sequels -
              --- Watch a film that takes place underneath the Earth -
              --- Watch a film that takes place in space -
              --- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea -
              -x- Watch an animated film - Brave
              --- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen -
              --- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone -
              --- Written by/starring/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Ray Bradbury/Phillip K. Dick -
              --- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Ed Wood/Steven Spielberg/Terry Gilliam -*
              --- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Roger Corman/Edgar G. Ulmer/Charles Band -
              --- Watch a film and its remake/reboot
              --- Written by/starring/inspired by/ or related in some way to the late HP Lovecraft / Richard Matheson -

              Watch a film for each rating:
              --- G -
              -x- PG - Oz the Great and Powerful
              -x- PG-13 - Komodo vs. Cobra
              -x- R - Alien Dawn
              --- X/NC-17(Optional) -
              -x- Unrated - Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

              Watch a film in each of the following subgenres:
              -x- Alien invasion - Alien Dawn
              -x- Horror - Lifeforce
              --- Cyborg/Cybernetic revolt -
              -x- Post-Apocalyptic - AE: Apocalypse Earth
              --- Alternate History -
              -x- Robot/Android - Westworld
              --- Immortality -
              --- Space Opera/Serial -
              --- Mutants (non-critter) -
              --- Comic Book -
              --- Mad Scientist -
              --- Comedy -
              --- Time travel -
              -x- Giant Critters - Komodo vs. Cobra
              --- Prehistoric -
              --- Paranormal -
              -x- Kaiju - Pacific Rim
              --- Tech Noir -
              --- First Contact -
              --- Arthurian Fantasy -
              -x- Based on fairy tale - Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
              --- Urban Fantasy -
              --- High Fantasy -
              -x- Sword and Sorcery - Solomon Kane
              --- Dark Fantasy -
              --- Martial Arts Fantasy -

              Watch a film starring:
              --- Vincent Price/Mara Corday/Marshall Thompson -
              --- Charlton Heston/Milla Jovovich/Lloyd Bridges-
              --- Jeff Goldblum/Rutger Hauer/Stephen Chow -
              --- Joey Wang/Natalie Portman/Gloria Talbot -
              --- Hugo Weaving/Keanu Reeves/Will Smith -
              --- Michelle Rodriguez/David Warner/Tilda Swinton -
              --- Peter Cushing/Arnold Schwarzenegger/Kurt Russell -

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              Indy24LA's 4th Annual Summer Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge
              Indy24LA'a 2012 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge
              Indy24LA'a 2011 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge
              Indy24LA'a 2010 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge

              Goal 25
              * indicates first time viewing

              June 30th
              1. I am Legend
              2. Twilight Zone S1 E1: Where Is Everybody?*
              3. Twilight Zone S1 E2: One for the Angels*
              4. Twilight Zone S1 E3: Mr. Denton on Doomsday*
              5. Twilight Zone S1 E4: The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine*

              July 1st
              6. Superman Unbound*

              July 3rd
              7. Twilight Zone S1 E5: Walking Distance*
              8. Twilight Zone S1 E6: Escape Clause*
              9. Twilight Zone S1 E7: The Lonely*
              10. Twilight Zone S1 E8: Time Enough at Last
              11. Twilight Zone S1 E9: Perchance to Dream*
              12. Twilight Zone S1 E10: Judgment Night*
              13. Twilight Zone S1 E11: And When the Sky Was Opened*
              14. Twilight Zone S1 E12: What You Need*
              15. Twilight Zone S1 E13: The Four of Us Are Dying*
              16. Twilight Zone S1 E14: Third from the Sun*
              17. Twilight Zone S1 E15: I Shot an Arrow into the Air*
              18. Time After Time

              July 4th
              19. Twilight Zone S1 E16: The Hitch-Hiker*
              20. Twilight Zone S1 E17: The Fever*
              21. Twilight Zone S1 E18: The Last Flight*
              22. Twilight Zone S1 E19: The Purple Testament*
              23. Twilight Zone S1 E20: Elegy*
              24. Twilight Zone S1 E21: Mirror Image*
              25. Twilight Zone S1 E22: The Monsters are Due on Maple Street*
              26. Twilight Zone S1 E23: A World of Difference*
              27. Twilight Zone S1 E24: Long Live Walter Jameson*
              28. Twilight Zone S1 E25: People Are Alike All Over*
              29. Twilight Zone S1 E26: Execution*
              30. Twilight Zone S1 E27: The Big Tall Wish*
              31. Twilight Zone S1 E28: A Nice Place to Visit*
              32. Twilight Zone S1 E29: Nightmare as a Child*
              33. Twilight Zone S1 E30: A Stop at Willoughby*

              July 5th
              34. Twilight Zone S1 E31: The Chaser*
              35. Twilight Zone S1 E32: A Passage for Trumpet*
              36. Twilight Zone S1 E33: Mr. Bevis*
              37. Twilight Zone S1 E34: The After Hours*
              38. Twilight Zone S1 E35: The Mighty Casey*
              39. Twilight Zone S1 E36: A World of His Own
              40. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse S1 E6: The Time Element*
              41. Battleship*

              July 5th
              42. Twilight Zone S2 E1: King Nine Will Not Return*
              43. Twilight Zone S2 E2: The Man in the Bottle*
              44. Twilight Zone S2 E3: Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room*
              45. Twilight Zone S2 E4: A Thing About Machines*
              46. Twilight Zone S2 E5: The Howling Man*
              47. Twilight Zone S2 E6: Eye of the Beholder*
              48. Twilight Zone S2 E7: The Nick of Time*
              49. Monsters University*

              July 7th
              50. Twilight Zone S2 E8: The Lateness of the Hour*
              51. Twilight Zone S2 E9: The Trouble with Templeton*
              52. Twilight Zone S2 E10: A Most Unusual Camera*
              53. Twilight Zone S2 E11: The Night of the Meek*
              54. Twilight Zone S2 E12: Dust*
              55. Twilight Zone S2 E13: Back There*
              56. Twilight Zone S2 E14: The Whole Truth*
              57. Twilight Zone S2 E15: The Invaders
              58. Twilight Zone S2 E16: A Penny for Your Thoughts*
              59. Twilight Zone S2 E17: Twenty Two*
              60. Twilight Zone S2 E18: The Odyssey of Flight 33*
              61. Twilight Zone S2 E19: Mr. Dingle, the Strong*
              62. Twilight Zone S2 E20: Static*
              63. Twilight Zone S2 E21: The Prime Mover*
              64. Twilight Zone S2 E22: Long Distance Call*

              July 10th
              65. Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country*

              July 12th
              66. Under the Dome E2: The Fire*
              67. Under the Dome E3: Manhunt*

              July 13th
              68. World War Z*
              69. Alien

              July 14th
              70. Aliens
              71. Twilight Zone S2 E23: A Hundred Yards Over the Rim*
              72. Twilight Zone S2 E24: The Rip Van Winkle Caper*
              73. Twilight Zone S2 E25: The Silence*
              74. Twilight Zone S2 E26: Shadow Play*
              75. Stake Land*

              July 15th
              76. Twilight Zone S2 E27: The Mind and the Matter*
              77. Twilight Zone S2 E28: Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?*
              78. Twilight Zone S2 E29: The Obsolete Man*

              July 18th
              79. Gamer*

              July 19th
              80. Death Race*

              July 20th
              81. Twilight Zone S3 E1: Two*
              82. Twilight Zone S3 E2: The Arrival*
              83. Twilight Zone S3 E3: The Shelter*
              84. Twilight Zone S3 E4: The Passersby*
              85. Twilight Zone S3 E5: A Game of Pool*
              85. The Dark Knight Rises

              July 21th
              86. Cloud Atlas*
              87. Twilight Zone S3 E6: The Mirror*
              88. Twilight Zone S3 E7: The Grave*
              89. Twilight Zone S3 E8: It's a Good Life*
              90. Twilight Zone S3 E9: Deaths-Head Revisited*
              91. Twilight Zone S3 E10: The Midnight Sun*
              92. Twilight Zone S3 E11: Still Valley*
              93. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

              July 22th
              94. Mars Attacks!*

              July 24th
              95. Batman: the Dark Knight Returns part II*

              July 25th
              96. Mutant Cronicles*

              July 27th
              97. Terminator 2
              98. Under the Dome E4: Outbreak*
              99. Under the Dome E5: Blue on Blue*
              100. Warm Bodies

              July 28th
              101. Twilight Zone S3 E12: The Jungle*
              102. Twilight Zone S3 E13: Once Upon a Time*
              103. Twilight Zone S3 E14: Five Characters in Search of an Exit*
              104. Twilight Zone S3 E15: A Quality of Mercy*
              105. Twilight Zone S3 E16: Nothing in the Dark*
              106. Twilight Zone S3 E17: One More Pallbearer*

              July 29th
              107. Twilight Zone S3 E18: Dead Man's Shoes*
              108. Twilight Zone S3 E19: The Hunt*
              109. Twilight Zone S3 E20: Showdown with Rance McGrew*
              110. Twilight Zone S3 E21: Kick the Can*
              111. Twilight Zone S3 E22: A Piano in the House*
              112. Twilight Zone S3 E23: The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank*
              113. Twilight Zone S3 E24: To Serve Man*
              114. Twilight Zone S3 E25: The Fugitive*
              115. Twilight Zone S3 E26: Little Girl Lost*
              116. Twilight Zone S3 E27: Person or Persons Unknown*
              117. Twilight Zone S3 E28: The Little People*
              118. Invasion of the Body Snatchers* (1978)

              July 30th
              119. Twilight Zone S3 E29: Four O'Clock*
              120. Twilight Zone S3 E30: Hocus-Pocus and Frisby*
              121. Twilight Zone S3 E31: The Trade-Ins*
              122. Twilight Zone S3 E32: The Gift*

              July 31st
              123. Twilight Zone S3 E33: The Dummy
              124. Twilight Zone S3 E34: Young Man's Fancy*
              125. Twilight Zone S3 E35: I Sing the Body Electric*
              126. Twilight Zone S3 E36: Cavender Is Coming*
              127. Twilight Zone S3 E37: The Changing of the Guard*

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              Reserved.

              * = First time viewing
              June 30, 2013
              1. Ladyhawke (1985) - Son's review: "I like the progression of Broderick's character from a lowly thief to the hero character." He was also digging the Alan Parsons music, although it didn't match the movie IMHO.

                July 1, 2013
              2. William Shatner's Get A Life!* (2012)
              3. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Special Director's Cut
              4. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
                Son's review: "I really enjoyed CEot3K. Every time I've watch I notice something different. High re-watchability. I liked A.I. too but not as much as CEot3K."

                July 2, 2013
              5. The Man from Planet X* (1951)
              6. Star Trek Into Darkness* AMC Studio 30 with Sony Digital Cinema 4K screen

                July 3, 2013
              7. Beetlejuice (1988)
              8. Pleasantville (1998)

                July 4, 2013
              9. Donnie Darko (2001)
              10. Aliens (1986) Special Director's Cut
              11. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
              12. Galaxy Quest (1999)
              13. Ghostbusters (1984)
              14. Ghostbusters II (1989)

                July 5, 2013
              15. Firefly "Serenity"
              16. Firefly "The Train Job"/"Bushwhacked"
              17. Firefly "Shindig"/"Safe"
              18. Firefly "Our Mrs. Reynolds"/"Jaynestown"
              19. Firefly "Out of Gas"/"Ariel"
              20. Firefly "War Stories"/"Trash"
              21. Firefly "The Message"/"Heart of Gold"
              22. Firefly "Objects in Space"/Firefly 10th Anniversary: BROWNCOATS UNITE*

                July 6, 2013
              23. Serenity (2005)
              24. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters* (2013)
              25. Frankenstein (1931)
              26. Frankenstein (1931) With commentary
              27. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
              28. Island of Lost Souls* (1932)
              29. Starship Troopers (1997)

                July 7, 2013
              30. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs* (2009)
              31. Atlas Shrugged, Part 1* (2011)
              32. Star Wars (1978) From The Definitive Collection laserdisc
              33. Things to Come* (1936)

                July 8, 2013
              34. Battleship* (2012)

                July 9, 2013
              35. Monsters, Inc. (2001)

                July 10, 2013
              36. THX 1138* (1972) Special Director's Cut

                July 11, 2013
              37. Monsters University* AMC Studio 30 in 3D

                July 12, 2013
              38. Brazil (1985) The Final Cut
              39. Never Let Me Go* (2010)

                July 13, 2013
              40. The Magic of Méliès* (1904-1908)
              41. Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla* (2004)
              42. Armageddon (1998)
              43. Young Frankenstein (1974)
              44. Prometheus (2012)
              45. Barbarella (1968)

                July 14, 2013
              46. The Fly* (1958)
              47. The Fly (1986)
              48. Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

                July 15, 2013
              49. Dark City (1998)

                July 16, 2013
              50. First Spaceship on Venus* (1960) Mystery Science Theater 3000
              51. Despicable Me (2010)

                July 17, 2013
              52. Despicable Me 2* AMC Studio 30

                July 18, 2013
              53. Unbreakable (2000)

                July 19, 2013
              54. Akira* (1988)

                July 20, 2013
              55. Men in Black (1997) Telestrator Commentary with Director Barry Sonnefeld and Tommy Lee Jones
              56. Alien³ (1992)
              57. Alien Resurrection (1997)
              58. Star Trek, "The Enemy Within" HD
              59. Looper* (2012)
              60. Highlander (1986)

                July 21, 2013
              61. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
              62. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
              63. The Princess Bride (1987)
              64. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

                July 22, 2013
              65. Alphaville (1965)
              66. Season of the Witch* (2011)
              67. It Came from Beneath the Sea* (1955)
              68. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea* (1916)

                July 23, 2013
              69. The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
              70. Marvel's The Avengers 3-D (2012)
              71. Avatar 3-D (2009)

                July 24, 2013
              72. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde* (1920)
              73. Rocketship X-M* (1950)
              74. Invaders From Mars* (1953)
              75. V for Vendetta (2005) In Movie Experience

                July 25, 2013
              76. Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
              77. Death Race 2000* (1975)
              78. Blade Runner The Final Cut (1982)

                July 26, 2013
              79. 13 Going on 30 (2004)
              80. Independence Day (1996) Special Edition

                July 27, 2013
              81. The Matrix (1999) Critics Commentary by Todd McCarthy, John Powers, David Thomson
              82. Tarantula* (1955)
              83. The Exterminating Angel* (1962)

                July 28, 2013
              84. The Book of Eli (2010)

                July 29, 2013
              85. Monty Python and the Holy Grail* (1975)

                July 31, 2013
              86. Jack the Giant Slayer* (2013)
              COMPLETED
              Spoiler:
              Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
              -x- 1900 - The Magic of Méliès
              -x- 1910 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
              -x- 1920 - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
              -x- 1930 - Frankenstein
              -x- 1940 - Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein
              -x- 1950 - Invaders From Mars
              -x- 1960 - Barbarella
              -x- 1970 - Young Frankenstein
              -x- 1980 - Beetlejuice
              -x- 1990 - Independence Day
              -x- 2000 - Donnie Darko
              -x- 2010 - The Avengers

              Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
              -x- First language - Alphaville (French)
              -x- Second language - The Exterminating Angel (Spanish)

              -x- Watch a MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic/Hosted version of a sci-fi/fantasy film - First Spaceship on Venus
              -x- Watch a film featuring laser blasters - Akira
              -x- Watch a film made on a low budget (ex. Corman or Castle movie) - Plan 9 From Outer Space
              -x- Watch a film based on a novel - Atlas Shrugged, Part 1
              -x- Watch a film which was nominated for a Hugo or Saturn Award - Pleasantville
              -x- Watch a Documentary Feature - William Shatner's Get A Life!
              -x- Watch a Film From the Criterion Collection (Doesn't have to be Criterion Version) - Things to Come
              -x- Watch a film with commentary - Men in Black
              -x- Watch a film and at least two sequels - Aliens, Alien³, Alien Ressurection, Prometheus
              -x- Watch a film that takes place underneath the Earth - THX 1138
              -x- Watch a film that takes place in space - Star Trek Into Darkness
              -x- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea - Battleship
              -x- Watch an animated film - Monsters University
              -x- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen - It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955-technical effects creator)
              -x- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone - Death Race 2000
              -x- Written by/starring/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Ray Bradbury/Phillip K. Dick - The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
              -x- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Ed Wood/Steven Spielberg/Terry Gilliam - Close Encounters of the Third Kind
              -x- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Roger Corman/Edgar G. Ulmer/Charles Band - The Man from Planet X
              -x- Watch a film and its remake/reboot - The Fly (1958 & 1986)
              -x- Written by/starring/inspired by/ or related in some way to the late HP Lovecraft / Richard Matheson - Star Trek, "The Enemy Within"

              Watch a film for each rating:
              -x- G - Monsters, Inc.
              -x- PG - Despicable Me
              -x- PG-13 - Serenity
              -x- R - Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
              -x- Unrated - Brazil

              Watch a film in each of the following subgenres:
              -x- Alien invasion - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
              -x- Horror - Aliens
              -x- Cyborg/Cybernetic revolt - Blade Runner
              -x- Post-Apocalyptic - The Book of Eli
              -x- Alternate History - Never Let Me Go
              -x- Robot/Android - A.I. Artificial Intelligence
              -x- Immortality - Highlander
              -x- Space Opera/Serial - Firefly (TV Series)
              -x- Mutants (non-critter) - Island of Lost Souls
              -x- Comic Book - Unbreakable
              -x- Mad Scientist - Bride of Frankenstein
              -x- Comedy - Galaxy Quest
              -x- Time travel - Looper
              -x- Giant Critters - Starship Troopers
              -x- Prehistoric - Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
              -x- Paranormal - Ghostbusters
              -x- Kaiju - Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla
              -x- Tech Noir - Dark City
              -x- First Contact - Star Trek: First Contact

              Not sure what qualifies? Check here for a description http://www.wattpad.com/3632123-fanta...sci-fi-fantasy
              -x- Arthurian Fantasy - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
              -x- Based on fairy tale - Jack The Giant Slayer
              -x- Urban Fantasy - Ghostbusters II
              -x- High Fantasy - The Hobbit
              -x- Sword and Sorcery - The Princess Bride
              -x- Dark Fantasy - Season of the Witch
              -x- Martial Arts Fantasy - The Forbidden Kingdom

              Watch a film starring:
              -x- Vincent Price/Mara Corday/Marshall Thompson - Tarantula
              -x- Charlton Heston/Milla Jovovich/Lloyd Bridges - Rocketship X-M
              -x- Jeff Goldblum/Rutger Hauer/Stephen Chow - Ladyhawke
              -x- Joey Wang/Natalie Portman/Gloria Talbot - V for Vendetta
              -x- Hugo Weaving/Keanu Reeves/Will Smith - The Matrix
              -x- Michelle Rodriguez/David Warner/Tilda Swinton - Avatar
              -x- Peter Cushing/Arnold Schwarzenegger/Kurt Russell - Star Wars
              DVD: 34 | Blu-ray Disc: 14 | Netflix Watch Instantly: 6 | Theatrical Release: 3 | TV Broadcast: 0 |
              iTunes Digital Download: 9 | Podcast/Streaming: 11 | HuluPlus: 0 | VHS: 0
              First Time Viewing: 28 | Re-watches: 42
              TOTAL: 78 movies/2 TV series

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              Re: 6th Annual Sci Fi/Fantasy Challenge List Thread

              July 1st
              1. Metropolis (1927)
              2. The Heroic Trio (1993)*

              July 2nd
              3. Moon (2009)
              4. Alphaville (1965)

              July 3rd
              5. The Lost World (1925)
              6. Lifeforce (1985)*

              July 4th
              7. The Dark Crystal (1982)*
              8. Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone (2001)

              July 5th
              9. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
              10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

              July 6th
              11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
              12. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
              13. Brazil (1985)

              July 7th
              14. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
              15. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2010)

              July 8th
              16. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2011)

              July 9th
              17. Class of Nuke 'em High (1986)*

              July 10th
              18. Iron Sky (2012)*
              19. Gog (1954)*

              July 11th
              20. Starcrash (1978)
              21. Star Wars (1977)
              22. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

              July 12th
              23. Primer (2004)*
              24. Upstream Color (2013)*

              July 13th
              25. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
              26. Return of the Jedi (1983)
              27. Gojira (1954)
              28. Godzilla, King of the Monsters (1956)
              29. Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

              July 14th
              30. Godzilla vs. Mothra (1964)
              31. Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
              32. Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)

              July 15th
              33. Destroy All Monsters (1968)
              34. Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

              July 16th
              35. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1975)
              36. Them! (1954)

              July 17th
              37. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
              38. Daimajin (1966)*
              39. Return of Daimajin (1966)*

              July 18th
              40. Daimajin Strikes Again (1966)*
              41. Project X (1968)*

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              Re: 6th Annual Sci Fi/Fantasy Challenge List Thread

              My First Sci Fi Challenge
              *= first time watching

              Potential List:
              Under the Dome
              Falling Skies Season Three
              True Blood Season Six
              666 Park Avenue Season One
              Enchanted
              The Matrix Reloaded
              The Matrix Revolutions

              June 30
              1. Under the Dome - Pilot*

              July 2
              2. 666 Park Avenue - Ep. 1-10 The Comfort of Death*
              3. 666 Park Avenue - Ep. 1-11 Sins of the Fathers*
              4. Under the Dome - Ep. 1-2 The Fire*

              July 4
              5. Falling Skies - Ep. 3-1 On Thin Ice*
              6. Falling Skies - Ep. 3-2 Collateral Damage*

              July 5
              7. The Twilight Zone - The Obsolete Man - Ep. 2-29*
              8. The Twilight Zone - Time Enough at Last - Ep. 1-8*
              9. The Matrix

              July 6
              10. The Twilight Zone - Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? - Ep. 2-28*
              11. The Twilight Zone - The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street - Ep. 1-22*

              July 7
              12. The Twilight Zone - The Bewitchin' Pool - Ep. 5-36
              13. The Twilight Zone - A Penny for Your Thoughts - Ep. 2-16*

              July 8
              14. Despicable Me 2*

              July 10
              15. 666 Park Avenue - Ep. 1-12 The Elysian Fields*
              16. True Blood - Ep. 6-3 You're No Good*

              July 11
              17. True Blood - Ep. 6-4 At Last*

              July 16
              18. Night of the Comet

              July 17
              19. True Blood - Ep. 6-5 F... the Pain Away*

              July 18
              20. Westworld*
              21. Falling Skies - Ep. 3-3 Badlands*

              July 22
              22. Under the Dome - Ep. 1-3 Manhunt*

              July 23
              23. Under the Dome - Ep. 1-4 Outbreak*

              July 26
              24. Under the Dome - Ep. 1-5 Blue on Blue*

              July 27
              25. Enchanted*

              July 30
              26. True Blood - Ep. 6-6 Don't You Feel Me*
              27. The Matrix Reloaded*
              28. Under the Dome - Ep. 1-6 The Endless Thirst*

              July 31
              29. 666 Park Avenue - Ep. 1-13 Lazarus*
              30. The Matrix Revolutions*
              31. True Blood - Ep. 6-7 In the Evening*

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              Re: 6th Annual Sci Fi/Fantasy Challenge List Thread

              1. The Silent Star (1960) * 90 min.
              2. Mars Attacks! (1996) * 106 min.
              3. Despicable Me 2 (2013) * 98 min.
              4. Daimajin (1966) * 84 min.
              5. Slither (2006) * 96 min.
              6. Return of Daimajin (1966) * 79 min.
              7. Doomsday (2008) * 113 min.
              8. Doctor Who: An Unearthly Child (1963) 96 min.
              9. Daimajin Strikes Again (1966) * 87 min.
              10. The Blue Umbrella (2013) * 7 min.
              11. Monsters University (2013) * 104 min.
              12. Darkman (1990) 95 min.
              13. Attack the Block (2011) * 88 min.
              14. The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973) 105 min.
              15. Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989) * 105 min.
              16. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) * 86 min.
              17. Children of Men (2006) * 109 min.
              18. The Revenge of a Kinematograph Cameraman (1912) * 12 min.
              19. The Insects' Christmas (1913) * 6 min.
              20. The Frogs Who Wanted a King (1922) * 9 min.
              21. District 9 (2009) 112 min.
              22. Felix Turns the Tide (1922) * 8 min.
              23. The Four Musicians of Bremen (1922) * 7 min.
              24. Aschenputtel (1922) * 13 min.
              25. Man of Steel (2013) * 143 min.
              26. The Manster (1959) * 73 min.
              27. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1934) * 8 min.
              28. Battle: Los Angeles (2011) * 116 min.
              29. Life Returns (1935) * 59 min.
              30. First Men in the Moon (1964) * 103 min.
              31. Quark: Quark (1977) * 26 min.
              32. The Mummy (1999) * 125 min.
              33. Quark: May the Source Be with You (1978) 47 min.
              34. The Mummy Returns (2001) * 130 min.
              35. Quark: The Old and the Beautiful (1978) 25 min.
              36. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) * 112 min.
              37. Galaxy Quest (1999) * 102 min.
              38. Quark: The Good, the Bad, and the Ficus (1978) 25 min.
              39. The X from Outer Space (1967) * 88 min.
              40. Quark: Goodbye, Polumbus (1978) 25 min.
              41. Solyaris (1972) * 167 min.
              42. Quark: All the Emperor's Quasi-Norms: Part 1 (1978) 25 min.
              43. Quark: All the Emperor's Quasi-Norms: Part 2 (1978) 25 min.
              44. Eolomea (1972) * 79 min.
              45. Quark: Vanessa 38-24-36 (1978) * 24 min.
              46. In the Dust of the Stars (1976) * 95 min.
              47. Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968) * 84 min.
              48. Genocide (1968) * 84 min.
              49. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 92 min.
              50. Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924) 148 min.
              51. World War Z (2013) * 116 min.
              52. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge (1924) 129 min.
              53. Rites of Passage (1983) * 10 min.
              54. Pacific Rim (2013) * 131 min.
              55. Inkheart (2008) * 106 min.
              56. Teen Titans: Divide and Conquer (2003) * 21 min.
              57. Teen Titans: Sisters (2003) 22 min.
              58. La Jetée (1962) 28 min.
              59. 12 Monkeys (1995) * 129 min.
              60. Teen Titans: Final Exam (2003) * 22 min.
              61. Teen Titans: Forces of Nature (2003) * 22 min.
              62. The Fifth Element (1997) * 126 min.
              63. Teen Titans: The Sum of His Parts (2003) * 22 min.
              64. The Blood Beast Terror (1968) * 88 min.


              *First time viewing.

              Statistics
              Spoiler:
              1910s 2 1920s 6 1930s 2 1950s 1 1960s 11 1970s 13 1980s 2 1990s 6 2000s 12 2010s 9

              East Germany 3 US 34 Japan 7 Canada 1 UK 8 Russia 2 France 3 South Africa 2 Germany 3 Soviet Union 1

              First time viewings 49/64

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              Purple = First Time Watched

              July 1
              1. Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
              July 2
              2. Moon (2009)
              3. Alphaville (1965)
              July 3
              4. Twilight Zone (1959) - Season 1, Episodes 1-4: Where Is Everybody, One for the Angels, Mr. Denton on Doomsday, 16 Millimeter Shrine
              July 4
              5. Iron Man (2008)
              July 5.
              6. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
              7. The Cabin In the Woods (2012)
              July 6
              8. Twilight Zone (1959) - Season 1, Episodes 5-8: Walking Distance, Escape Clause, The Lonely, Time Enough at Last
              9. Despicable Me 2 (2013)
              July 8
              10. Looper (2012)
              July 9
              11. Village of the Damned (1960)
              12. Children of the Damned (1964)
              13. Twilight Zone (1959) - Season 1, Episodes 9-12: Perchance to Dream, Judgement Night, When the Sky Was Opened, What You Need
              July 10
              14. Star Trek (2009)
              July 12
              15. V for Vendetta (2005)
              July 16
              16. The Absent Minded Professor (1961)
              July 17
              17. Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982)
              July 18
              18. Sunshine (2007)
              July 19
              19. The Matrix (1999)
              20. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
              21. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
              July 20
              22. Primer (2004)
              July 22
              23. Earth vs the Flying Saucers (1956)
              24. Run Lola Run (1998)
              July 25
              25. X-Men (2000)
              26. X2 (2003)
              27. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
              28. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
              July 26
              29. X-Men: First Class (2011)
              July 31
              30. Prisoners of the Lost Universe (1983)
              31. Chronicle (2012)

              Checklist (not that I was trying to complete the checklist, but I was curious to see what I could check off)
              Spoiler:
              Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
              --- 1900(No time limit but must be at least complete short film) -
              --- 1910(No time limit but must be at least complete short film) -
              --- 1920 -
              --- 1930 -
              --- 1940 -
              -x- 1950 - Earth vs the Flying Saucers (1956)
              -x- 1960 - Children of the Damned (1964)
              -x- 1970 - Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
              -x- 1980 - Blade Runner (1982)
              -x- 1990 - Run Lola Run (1998)
              -x- 2000 - Iron Man (2008)
              -x- 2010 - Chronicle (2012)

              Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
              -x- First language - Run Lola Run (German)
              --- Second language -

              --- Watch a MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic/Hosted version of a sci-fi/fantasy film -
              --- Watch a film featuring laser blasters -
              -x- Watch a film made on a low budget (ex. Corman or Castle movie) - Primer
              --- Watch a film based on a novel -
              -x- Watch a film which was nominated for a Hugo or Saturn Award- The Matrix
              --- Watch a Documentary Feature -
              -x- Watch a Film From the Criterion Collection (Doesn't have to be Criterion Version) - Alphaville
              --- Watch a film with commentary -
              -x- Watch a film and at least two sequels - X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class
              --- Watch a film that takes place underneath the Earth -
              -x- Watch a film that takes place in space - Sunshine
              --- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea -
              -x- Watch an animated film - Despicable Me 2
              -x- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen - Earth vs the Flying Saucers
              --- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone -
              -x- Written by/starring/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Ray Bradbury/Phillip K. Dick - Blade Runner
              --- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Ed Wood/Steven Spielberg/Terry Gilliam -
              --- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Roger Corman/Edgar G. Ulmer/Charles Band -
              --- Watch a film and its remake/reboot
              --- Written by/starring/inspired by/ or related in some way to the late HP Lovecraft / Richard Matheson -

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

              Watch a film in each of the following subgenres:
              -x- Alien invasion - Earth vs the Flying Saucers
              -x- Horror - Village of the Damned
              -x- Cyborg/Cybernetic revolt - The Matrix Revolutions
              --- Post-Apocalyptic -
              -x- Alternate History - Star Trek
              --- Robot/Android -
              --- Immortality -
              --- Space Opera/Serial -
              -x- Mutants (non-critter) - X-Men
              -x- Comic Book - The Incredible Hulk
              --- Mad Scientist -
              -x- Comedy - The Absent Minded Professor
              -x- Time travel - Looper
              --- Giant Critters -
              --- Prehistoric -
              --- Paranormal -
              --- Kaiju -
              -x- Tech Noir - Blade Runner
              --- First Contact -

              Not sure what qualifies? Check here for a description http://www.wattpad.com/3632123-fanta...sci-fi-fantasy
              --- Arthurian Fantasy -
              --- Based on fairy tale -
              --- Urban Fantasy -
              --- High Fantasy -
              --- Sword and Sorcery -
              --- Dark Fantasy -
              --- Martial Arts Fantasy -

              Watch a film starring:
              --- Vincent Price/Mara Corday/Marshall Thompson -
              --- Charlton Heston/Milla Jovovich/Lloyd Bridges-
              --- Jeff Goldblum/Rutger Hauer/Stephen Chow - Blade Runner
              --- Joey Wang/Natalie Portman/Gloria Talbot - V for Vendetta
              --- Hugo Weaving/Keanu Reeves/Will Smith - The Matrix
              --- Michelle Rodriguez/David Warner/Tilda Swinton -
              --- Peter Cushing/Arnold Schwarzenegger/Kurt Russell -


              First Time Watched Totals: 19 Films, 4 Twilight Zone episodes

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              * = first viewing

              Movies
              01 *Jack the Giant Slayer (2013 Bryan Singer) ***
              02 *Mockingbird Lane (2012 Bryan Singer) **
              03 *Dark Skies (2013 Scott Stewart) ****
              04 *Defiance: Pilot (2013 Scott Stewart) *
              05 *Epic (2013 Chris Wedge) **
              06 *Splice (2009 Vincenzo Natali) **
              07 *Shivers (1975 David Cronenberg) ***
              08 *Rabid (1977 David Cronenberg) **
              09 RoboCop (1987 Paul Verhoeven) ****
              10 *Starship Troopers (1997 Paul Verhoeven) *
              11 *Under the Dome: Pilot (2013 Niels Arden Oplev) ***
              12 *Under the Dome: The Fire (2013 Jack Bender) ***
              13 *Monsters University (2013 Dan Scanlon) ***
              14 Independence Day (1996 Roland Emmerich) ****
              15 Universal Soldier (1992 Roland Emmerich) **
              16 *Ronal the Barbarian - English dub (2011 various) *
              17 Predator (1987 John McTiernan) ***
              18 Last Action Hero (1993 John McTiernan) **
              19 *Loups=Garous (2010 Junichi Fujisaku) *
              20 *9 (2009 Shane Acker) ****
              21 *The Thing (2011 Matthijs van Heijningen Jr) **
              22 The Thing (1982 John Carpenter) ****
              23 Videodrome (1983 David Cronenberg) ****
              24 The Brothers Grimm (2005 Terry Gilliam) **
              25 *The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961 Coleman Francis) *
              26 Cube (1997 Vincenzo Natali) ***
              27 Princess Arete (2001 Sunao Katabuchi) ****
              28 TRON (1982 Steven Lisberger) ***
              29 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937 David Hand) ***
              30 The Blob (1958 Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr) **
              31 The Wizard of Oz (1939 Victor Fleming) ****
              32 *Pitch Black (2000 David Twohy) **
              33 The War Game (1965 Peter Watkins) *****
              34 *Bruce Almighty (2003 Tom Shadyac) *
              35 *Godzilla's Revenge (1969 Ishiro Honda) **
              36 *Under the Dome: Manhunt (2013 Paul A Edwards) **
              37 *Highlander (1986 Russell Mulcahy) *
              14th
              38 Innerspace (1987 Joe Dante) **
              39 Despicable Me (2010 Coffin & Renaud) ****
              40 *Despicable Me 2 (2013 Coffin & Renaud) **
              15th
              41 Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979 Robert Wise) **
              42 *The Man from Planet X (1951 Edgar G Ulmer) **
              43 *Johnny and the Bomb (2006 Dermot Boyd) ***
              16th
              44 Flash Gordon (1980 Mike Hodges) **
              45 *Battle Angel (1993 Hiroshi Fukutomi) **
              46 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982 Nicholas Meyer) ****
              47 *Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984 Leonard Nimoy) ***
              48 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986 Leonard Nimoy) **
              49 Star Trek: The Man Trap (1966 Marc Daniels) ***
              17th
              50 *TRON: Legacy (2010 Joseph Kosinski) ***
              51 I, Robot (2004 Alex Proyas) **
              18th
              52 *Under the Dome: Outbreak (2013 Kari Skogland) *
              53 *Atlantic Rim (2013 Jared Cohn) * the first mockbuster i've seen
              21st
              54 *Red Dwarf X Ep. 1-3 (2012 Doug Naylor) ***
              22nd
              55 *Red Dwarf X Ep. 4-6 (2012 Doug Naylor) **
              56 *Imaginaerum (2012 Stobe Harju) ****
              23rd
              57 *Secret Investigation Record: Secret Light (2010 Kim Heung Dong) ***
              24th
              58 *Secret Investigation Record: The Curse of Silla Gold (2010 Kim Heung Dong) **
              59 *Secret Investigation Record: The Red Eye's True Identity (2010 Kim Heung Dong) **
              60 *Secret Investigation Record: Sealed Book (2010 Kim Heung Dong) **
              25th
              61 Alice in Wonderland (1951 various) ****
              62 *The Croods (2013 Sanders & De Micco) ***
              63 *Oblivion (2013 Joseph Kosinski) ***** Andrei Tarkovsky's ID4
              26th
              64 *Secret Investigation Record: Ghost of Lee Du (2010 Kim Heung Dong) **
              65 *Secret Investigation Record: Village of the Fourth Dimension (2010 Kim Heung Dong) **
              28th
              66 *The Purge (2013 James DeMonaco) ** slightly scary at times, but the plot simply doesn't work
              67 *Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013 Tommy Wirkola) *** dumb, but intentionally so
              29th
              68 *Clash of the Titans (2010 Louis Leterrier) *** it's really not that bad, just not very good
              69 *Secret Investigation Record: Immortal Prophet (2010 Kim Heung Dong) **
              70 *Secret Investigation Record: Attack of the Chang-Gwi (2010 Kim Heung Dong) **
              30th
              71 *Secret Investigation Record: Soldier's Homecoming from the Dragon King's Palace (2010 Kim Heung Dong) **
              72 *Secret Investigation Record: Rebirth of the Dubak God (2010 Kim Heung Dong) **
              [U]31st[/B]
              72 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988 Robert Zemeckis) ***


              Shorts
              films and television under 40 minutes long
              s01 *Futurama: 2-D Blacktop (2013 Raymie Muzquiz) --
              s02 *Futurama: Fry and Leela's Big Fling (2013 Edmund Fong) --
              s03 *Futurama: T: The Terrestrial(2013 Kramer & Avanzino) --
              s04 *Zero (2010 Christopher Kezelos) ***** brilliant
              s05 *The Maker (2011 Christopher Kezelos) ****
              s06 *Allure (2013 Christopher Kezelos) ***
              s07 *The Silence Beneath the Bark (2010 Joanna Lurie) ****
              s08 *The Blue Umbrella (2013 Saschka Unseld) ****
              s09 *Strasse der Spezialisten (2004 Schuh & Unseld) ***
              s10 *Oli's Chance (2006 Unseld & Weiland)**** watched without subtitles
              s11 *Futurama: Forty Percent Leadbelly (2013 Stephen Sandoval) --
              s12 *The ? Motorist (1906 Walter R Booth) *** watched without sound
              s13 *The Astounding Talents of Mr. Grenade (2003 Shane Acker) ****
              s14 *9 (2005 Shane Acker) ****
              s15 Apple: 1984 (1984 Ridley Scott) ***
              s16 *Sgt. Frog: Meet the Sergeant! / The Episode That Should've Come First! (2004 Jun'ichi Sato) ****
              s17 *Futurama: The Inhuman Torch (2013) --
              s18 *Queen: Flash (1980?) --
              s19 *Futurama: Saturday Morning Fun Pit (2013)
              s20 *Axe Cop: Ep. 1 (2013) ***
              s21 *Imagine Dragons: Radioactive (2012) -- my brother recommended this one
              s22 *Futurama: Calculon 2.0 (2013) -- finally a good episode.
              s23 *Axe Cop: Ep. 2 (2013) ***

              Books
              b01 *The Hunger Games (2008 Suzanne Collins) *
              b02 *Death: At Death's Door (2003 Jill Thompson) **
              b03 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865 Lewis Carroll) ****
              b04 Through the Looking Glass (1871 Lewis Carroll) ****
              b05 *Mostly Harmless (1992 Douglas Adams) ***
              b06 *And another thing... (2009 Eoin Colfer) * -- i'm actually not done with this, but it's terrible

              Best 5: The War Game / Oblivion / The Wizard of Oz / Princess Arete / Videodrome

              Worst 5: Bruce Almighty / Atlantic Rim / Defiance: Pilot / Ronal the Barbarian / The Beast of Yucca Flats

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              Goal was to to watch all the Star Trek The Original Series and the The Animated Series and films of the Original Star Trek. Did not reach goal. Blame it in NCAA 14 College Football for PS3 coming out this month.

              July 1:

              1: S1E01 Star Trek TOS The Man Trap
              2: S1E02 Star Trek TOS Charlie X


              July 2:

              3: S1E03 Star Trek TOS Where No Man Has Gone Before
              4: S1E04 Star Trek TOS The Naked Time
              5: S1E05 Star Trek TOS The Enemy Within


              July 4:

              6: S1E06 Star Trek TOS Mudd's Women
              7: S1E07 Star Trek TOS What Are Little Girls Made Of?

              8: (Star Wars The Director's Cut Uncut)

              July 5:

              9: S1E08 Star Trek TOS Miri
              10: S1E09 Star Trek TOS Dagger of the Mind
              11: S1E10 Star Trek TOS The Corbomite Maneuver
              12: S1E11 Star Trek TOS The Menagerie, Part I
              13: S1E12 Star Trek TOS The Menagerie, Part II

              July 6:

              14: S1E13 Star Trek TOS The Conscience of the King
              15: S1E14 Star Trek TOS Balance of Terror
              16: S1E15 Star Trek TOS Shore Leave
              17: S1E16 Star Trek TOS The Galileo Seven
              18: S1E17 Star Trek TOS The Squire of Gothos
              19: S1E18 Star Trek TOS Arena
              20: S1E19 Star Trek TOS Tomorrow Is Yesterday
              21: S1E20 Star Trek TOS Court Martial
              22: S1E21 Star Trek TOS The Return of the Archons

              July 7:

              23: S1E22 Star Trek TOS Space Seed
              24: S1E23 Star Trek TOS A Taste of Armageddon
              25: S1E24 Star Trek TOS This Side of Paradise
              26: S1E25 Star Trek TOS The Devil in the Dark

              July 8:

              27: S1E26 Star Trek TOS Errand of Mercy
              28: S1E27 Star Trek TOS The Alternative Factor
              29: S1E28 Star Trek TOS The City on the Edge of Forever
              30: S1E29 Star Trek TOS Operation: Annihilate!

              Undated-rest of July:

              31: S2E30 Star Trek TOS Amok Time
              32: S2E31 Star Trek TOS Who Mourns for Adonais?
              33: S2E32 Star Trek TOS The Changeling
              34: S2E33 Star Trek TOS Mirror, Mirror
              35: S2E34 Star Trek TOS The Apple
              36: S2E35 Star Trek TOS The Doomsday Machine
              37: S2E36 Star Trek TOS Catspaw
              38: S2E37 Star Trek TOS I, Mudd
              39: S2E38 Star Trek TOS Metamorphosis
              40: S2E39 Star Trek TOS Journey to Babel
              41: S2E40 Star Trek TOS Friday's Child
              42: S2E41 Star Trek TOS The Deadly Years
              43: S2E42 Star Trek TOS Obsession
              44: S2E43 Star Trek TOS Wolf in the Fold
              45: S2E44 Star Trek TOS The Trouble With Tribbles
              46: S2E45 Star Trek TOS The Gamesters of Triskelion
              47: S2E46 Star Trek TOS A Piece of the Action
              48: S2E47 Star Trek TOS The Immunity Syndrome
              49: S2E48 Star Trek TOS A Private Little War


              List is complete.

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              Goal: 25 entries

              07/02
              1. Defiance "I just wasn't made for these times"
              2. Dr. Who "Survival"
              07/03
              3. Dr. Who "The Hungry Earth"
              4. Dr. Who Cold Blooded"
              07/04
              5. Dr. Who "Vincent and the Doctor"
              6. Dr. Who "The Lodger"
              7. Dr. Who "Pandorica Opening"
              8. Dr. Who "The Big Bang"
              9. Twilight Zone "Terror at 20,000 feet"
              10. Twilight Zone "To Swerve Man"
              07/05
              11. Twilight Zone "The Witching Pool"
              12. Twilight Zone "The Dummy"
              07/08
              13. Under the Dome "Pilot"
              14. Under the Dome "The Fire"
              07/09
              15. Lifeforce(Hooper, 1985)6/10
              07/10
              16. Dr. Who "Christmas Carol"
              17. Dr. Who "The Impossible Astronaut"
              18. Dr. Who "Day of the Moon"
              19. Under the Dome "Manhunt"
              07/11
              20. Defiance "If I ever leave this World Alive"
              21. Defiance "The Bride wore Black"
              22. Defiance "The Past is Prologue"
              23. Defiance "Everything is Broken"
              07/15
              24. Beware the Batman
              07/24
              25. Under the Dome
              26. Under the Dome
              07/25
              27. District 9
              07/26
              28. Star Trek
              29. The Hobbit

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              1. Continuum - Second Skin (2013, DVR)
              2. Under the Dome - The Fire (2013, DVR)
              3. 666 Park Avenue - The Comfort of Death (2013, DVR)
              4. 666 Park Avenue - Sins of the Fathers (2013, DVR)
              5. Zero Hour - Chain (2013, DVR)
              6. Zero Hour - Suspension (2013, DVR)
              7. Zero Hour - Weight (2013, DVR)
              8. Continuum - Second Opinion (2013, DVR)
              9. Zero Hour - Sync (2013, DVR)
              10. Zero Hour - Winding (2013, DVR)
              11. Defiance - If I Ever Leave This World Alive (2013, DVR)
              12. 666 Park Avenue - The Elysian Fields (2013, DVR)
              13. Under the Dome - Manhunt (2013, DVR)
              14. Defiance - The Bride Wore Black (2013, DVR)
              15. 666 Park Avenue - Lazarus (2013, DVR)
              16. Zero Hour - Balance (2013, DVR)
              17. Continuum - Second Truths (2013, DVR)
              18. Defiance - Past is Prologue (2013, DVR)
              19. Serenity (2005, TV)
              20. Under the Dome - Outbreak (2013, DVR)
              21. Defiance - Everything is Broken (2013, DVR)
              22. Dark Shadows (2012, DVR)
              23. Star Trek: TOS - Mirror, Mirror (1967, DVD)
              24. Star Trek: DS9 - Crossover (1994, DVD)
              25. Star Trek: Through the Looking Glass (1995, DVD)
              26. Continuum - Second Degree (2013, DVR)
              27. Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008, TV)
              28. Falling Skies - On Thin Ice (2013, DVR)
              29. Falling Skies - Collateral Damage (2013, DVR)
              30. Falling Skies - Badlands (2013, DVR)
              31. Falling Skies - At All Costs (2013, DVR)
              32. Falling Skies - Search and Recover (2013, DVR)
              33. Falling Skies - Be Silent and Come Out (2013, DVR)
              34. Star Trek: DS9 - Shattered Glass (1996, DVD)
              35. Falling Skies - The Pickett Line (2013, DVR)
              36. Zero Hour - Escapement (2013, DVR)
              37. Star Trek: Enterprise - In a Mirror Darkly, Part 1 (2005, DVD)
              38. Falling Skies - Strange Brew (2013, DVR)
              39. Under the Dome - Blue on Blue (2013, DVR)
              40. Star Trek: Enterprise - In a Mirror Darkly, Part 2 (2005, DVD)
              41. Star Trek: TOS - The Alternatiave Factor (1967, DVD)
              42. Continuum - Second Listen (2013, DVR)
              43. Star Trek: TNG - Parallels (1993, DVD)
              44. Zero Hour - Hands (2013, DVR)
              45. Sharknado (2013, DVR)
              46. The Amazing Spider-Man (2013, DVR)
              47. Falling Skies - Journey to Xibalba (2013, DVR)
              48. Under the Dome - The Endless Thirst (2013, DVR)

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              2008 list (115 total)
              2009 list (42 total)
              2010 list (46 total)
              2011 list (42 total)
              2012 list (22 total)



              7/10/13

              1) Teen Titans Go!: "Tower Power," "Laundry Day"
              2) Ultimate Spider-Man: "Ultimate Deadpool"
              3) Futurama: "The Inhuman Torch"

              7/11/13

              4) South Park: "The Coon Trilogy"

              7/13/13

              5) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: "Ardala Returns"
              6) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: "Twiki Is Missing"
              7) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: "Olympiad"

              7/14/13

              8) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: "A Dream of Jennifer"

              7/15/13

              9) Being Human: "It's a Shame About Ray"
              10) Being Human: "(Dead) Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"
              11) Being Human: "The Teens They Are a Changin'"

              7/16/13

              12) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: "Space Rockers"

              7/17/13

              13) Teen Titans Go!: "Parasite"
              14) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: "Buck's Duel to the Death"

              7/18/13

              15) Futurama: "Saturday Morning Fun Pit"

              7/19/13

              16) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: "Flight of the War Witch, Parts 1 & 2"
              17) Hotel Transylvania (2012)

              7/20/13

              18) Being Human: "I'm So Lonesome I Could Die"
              19) Being Human: "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Mouth"
              20) Being Human: "What's Blood Got to Do With It?"

              7/23/13

              21) Being Human: "One is Silver and the Other Pagan"
              22) Being Human: "Your Body is a Condemned Wonderland"
              23) Being Human: "Of Mice and Wolfmen"
              24) Teen Titans Go!: "Starliar," "La Larva de Amor"

              7/25/13

              25) Futurama: "Calculon 2.0"
              26) Being Human: "For Those About to Rot"

              7/26/13

              27) Being Human: "If I Only Had Raw Brain"
              28) Being Human: "Always a Bridesmaid, Never Alive"
              29) Being Human: "Ruh-Roh"

              7/30/13

              30) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: "Time of the Hawk, Parts 1 & 2"
              31) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: "Journey to Oasis, Parts 1 & 2"
              32) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: "The Guardians"
              33) Teen Titans Go!: "Meatball Party"
              34) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: "Mark of the Saurian"

              7/31/13

              35) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: "The Golden Man"
              36) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: "The Crystals"
              37) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: "The Satyr"
              38) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: "Shgoratchx!"
              39) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: "The Hand of the Goral"
              40) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: "Testimony of a Traitor"
              41) Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: "The Dorian Secret"
              42) Ultraman: "Ultra Operation No. 1" (subbed), "Ultra Operation No. 1" (dubbed)

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              Re: 6th Annual Sci Fi/Fantasy Challenge List Thread

              July 14:
              1)The Princess Bride (1987)
              2)Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

              July 15:
              3) They Live (1988)

              July 20:
              4) Sharknado (2013)

              July 29:
              5) Looper (2012)

              Last edited by N8 Storm; 07-29-13 at 10:58 PM.

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