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Re: 7th Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge List Thread

SHELLEBELLE'S
2014 SYFY/FANTASY CHALLENGE



2009 Count: 158
2010 Count: 112
2011 Count: 151
2012 Count: 184
2013 Count: 154


2014 Goal: 150
2014 Count:
2014 Time: 0H 0M


Stats:

Spoiler:


BDs:
DVDs:
First Time Viewings:
Netflix Rentals:
Netflix Watch Instantly (NWI):
Theater:
TV/DVR:
YouTube/FEARnet/Fancast/Other Online:
Wildcard




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) (optional) - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1907)
-X- 1910(No time limit but must be at least complete short film)(optional) - Frankenstein (1910)
-X- 1920 - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
-X- 1930 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
-X- 1940 - Pinocchio (1940)
-X- 1950 - Alice in Wonderland (1951)
-X- 1960 - Colossus and the Amazon Queen (1960)
-X- 1970 - Robin Hood (1973)
-X- 1980 - Enemy Mine (1985)
-X- 1990 - Star Trek IX: Insurrection (1998)
-X- 2000 - The Dark Knight (2009)
-X- 2010 - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language - (French) The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blank-Sec
-X- Second language - (Japanese) Gamera: The Giant Monster

Watch a film in 12 of the following -

-X- Watch a MST3K - The Final Sacrifice / Rifftrax - Jack the Giant Slayer / Cinematic Titanic - Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks / Hosted version of a sci-fi/fantasy film - Elvira's Movie Macabre: The Doomsday Machine
-X- Watch a film featuring laser blasters - War of the Worlds
-X- Watch a film made on a low budget (ex. Corman or Castle movie) - Corman - Battle Beyond the Stars
-X- Watch a film based on a novel - John Carter
-X- Watch a film which was nominated for a Hugo or Saturn Award- Saturn Award - Independence Day
--- Watch a Documentary Feature -
-X- Watch a Film From the Criterion Collection (Doesn't have to be Criterion Version) - The Blob
--- Watch a film with commentary -
--- Watch a film and at least two sequels -
-X- Watch a film that takes place underneath the Earth - The Core
--- Watch a film that takes place in space -
-X- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea - Humanoids From the Deep
-X- Watch an animated film - Sleeping Beauty
-X- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen - Clash of the Titans
--- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone -
-X- Watch a film and its remake/reboot - Batman (1989) / Batman Begins (2005)


Watch 2 of the following
-X- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Ray Bradbury (The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms)/Phillip K. Dick -
-X- Watch a film directed/produced/written by James Cameron The Abyss/Steven Spielberg Hook/Terry Gilliam The Brothers Grimm -
-X- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Gene Roddenberry Star Trek: The Motion Picture / Edgar Rice Burroughs At the Earth's Core / Jules Verne Journey to the Center of the Earth
-X- Written by/starring/inspired by/ or related in some way to the late HP Lovecraft /Bleeders / Richard Matheson -


Watch 8 films directed by

--- Tim Burton -
-X- Hayao Miyazaki - Howl's Moving Castle
-X- David Cronenberg - eXistenZ
-X- James Whale - Bride of Frankenstein
--- Ridley Scott -
--- Paul Verhoeven -
-X- Robert Wise - The Day the Earth Stood Still
-X- Robert Zemeckis - Contact
--- The Wachowski Brothers -
-X- Jerry Warren - The Incredible Petrified World
-X- J. J. "Lens Flare" Abrams - Star Trek Into Darkness
--- Samuel Z. Arkoff -
-X- David Twohy - Riddick
-X- Richard Fleischer - Conan the Destroyer
--- William Cameron Menzies -

Watch a film for each rating -
-X- G - The Princess and the Frog
-X- PG - Frozen
-X- PG-13 - R.I.P.D.
-X- R - The Machine
--- X/NC-17(Optional) -
-X- Unrated - Pitch Black

Watch a film in 28 of the following subgenres:
-X- Alien invasion - Alien Tornado
-X- Horror - Species
-X-Dystopian Society - Elysium
-X- Post-Apocalyptic - After Earth
-X- Alternate History - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
-X- Robot/Android - I, Robot
-X- Immortality - Man From Earth
--- Space Opera/Serial -
-X- Mutants (non-critter) - Beyond the Time Barrier
--- Comic Book -
--- Mad Scientist -
--- Comedy -
-X- Time travel - Biggles: Adventures in Time
--- Giant Critters -
-X- Prehistoric - The Dinosaur Project
--- Paranormal -
--- Kaiju -
--- Tech Noir -
-X- First Contact - Star Trek VIII: First Contact
-X- Space Soldiers - The Terminator
-X- Magical Beings - The Little Mermaid
-X- Future Crimes - TimeCrimes
-X- Animalcadabra - Epic
-X- Myths & Legends - Wrath of the Titans
-X- Worst Movie Ever - Dark Star

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 Three Stooges
-X- Urban Fantasy - The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
--- High Fantasy -
--- Sword and Sorcery -
-X- Dark Fantasy - Solomon Kane
--- Martial Arts Fantasy -

Watch a film starring 26 of the following actors:
--- James McAvoy -
--- David Warner -
--- Edward James Olmos -
--- Sir Ian McKellen -
--- Liv Tyler -
-X- Peter Dinklage - Knights of Badassdom
-X- Charlize Theron - Snow White and the Huntsman
--- Winona Ryder -
-X- Lena Headey - Dredd
-X- Zoe Saldana - Star Trek
--- Ian Holm -
-X- Boris Karloff - Frankenstein
-X- Sir Cedric Hardwicke - The Picture of Dorian Gray
-X- Lionel Atwill - House of Frannkenstein
-X- Evelyn Ankers - Ghost of Frankenstein
-X- Abbott & Costello - Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy
-X- Peter Graves - Killers From Space
--- Hugh Marlowe
-X- Richard Denning - Creature From the Black Lagoon
-X- Susan Cabot - The Wasp Woman
-X- Samuel L. Jackson - RoboCop (2014)
--- Tommy Kirk
-X- Raquel Welch - Fantastic Voyage
--- Ray Milland
-X- Roddy McDowall - Planet of the Apes
-X- Nancy Allen - Robocop
--- Rick Moranis
--- Michelle Pfeiffer
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger
-X- Kurt Russell - Escape from New York
-X- Sigourney Weaver - Avatar
--- Alan Rickman
-X- Tilda Swinton - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Personal List:

-X- Watch an Anime film - The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
--- Watch a Movie Made for TV -
-X- Watch a TV Miniseries - The Lost World
-X- Watch a full season of a TV Series - Firefly
-X- Watch a Movie in a Theater - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
--- Read a SciFi / Fantasy Book / Story Adapted to Film -




Magenta* = First Time Viewings
Starred Rating is based upon how much I enjoyed the film, not necessarily film "quality".


JUNE 30 -- TIME: 03H 08M


0001. *R.I.P.D. / 2013 / 96 MIN / DVD Netflix / ***
0002. *Biggles: Adventures in Time / 1986 / 92 min / DVD Netflix / ***


JULY 1 -- TIME: 6H 25M


0003. *The Machine / 2013 / 91 min / DVD Netflix / ***
0004. Combined Entry:
004A. *Beauty and the Beast: S2E21: Operation Fake Date / 2014 / 43 min / TV / ***
004B. *Once Upon a Time: S3E13: Witch Hunt / 2014 / 43 min / TV / ***
0005. The Terminator / 1984 / 107 min / BD / ****
0006. Conan the Destroyer / 1984 / 101 min / DVD Netflix / ***


JULY 2 -- TIME: 13H 29M


0007. *Riddick / 2013 / 119 min / DVD Netflix / ***
0008. *Alien Tornado / 2012 / 101 min / Cable: SYFY / ***
0009. The Princess and the Frog / 2009 / 97 min / BD / ***
0010. Pinocchio / 1940 / 97 min / BD / ***
0011. The Wasp Woman / 1960 / 73 min / DVD / **
0012. The Incredible Petrified World / 1957 / 64 min / DVD / **
0013. Combined Entry:
013A. *Once Upon a Time: S3E14: The Tower / 2014 / 43 min / TV: ABCHD / ***
013B. *Once Upon a Time: S3E15: Quiet Minds / 2014 / 43 min / TV: ABCHD / ***
0014. Combined Entry:
014A. *Once Upon a Time: S3E16: It's Not Easy Being Green / 2014 / 43 min / TV: ABCHD / ***
014B. *Once Upon a Time: S3E17: The Jolly Roger / 2014 / 43 min / TV: ABCHD / ***
0015. Combined Entry:
015A. *The Last Ship: S1E01: Pilot: Phase Six / 2014 / 43 min / TV: TNTHD / ***
015B. *The Last Ship: S1E02: Welcome to Gitmo / 2014 / 43 min / TV: ABCHD / ***


JULY 3 -- TIME: 10H 21M


0016. Killers From Space / 1954 / 71 min / DVD / ***
0017. Colossus and the Amazon Queen / 1960 / 84 min / DVD / 11
0018. Combined Entry:
018A. Firefly: S1E05: Safe / 2014 / 43 min / BD / ****
018B. Firefly: S1E06: Our Mrs. Reynolds / 2014 / 43 min / BD / ****
0019. Combined Entry:
019A. Firefly: S1E07: Jaynestown / 2014 / 43 min / BD / ****
019B. Firefly: S1E08: Out of Gas / 2014 / 43 min / BD / ****
0020. *Humanoids From the Deep / 1980 / 79 min / NWI / ***
0021. Fantastic Voyage / 1966 / 100 min / NWI / ***
0022. Planet of the Apes / 1968 / 115 min / Cable: ENC / ***


JULY 4 -- TIME: 13H 19M


0023. Independence Day / 1996 / 145 min / BD / ****
0024. Combined Entry:
024A. Firefly / S1E09: Ariel / 44 min / BD / ****
024B. Firefly / S1E10: War Stories / 44 min / BD / ****
0025. Epic / 2013 / 102 min / BD / ***
0026. Wild Card #1:
026A. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea / 1907 / 10 min / YouTube / ***
026B. Frankenstein / 1910 / 13 min / YouTube / ***
0027. At the Earth's Core / 19676 / 122 min / NWI / ****
0028. *The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blank-Sec / 2010 / 104 min / NWI / ***
0029. Star Trek: The Motion Picture / 1979 / 132 min / BD / ***
0030. Robin Hood / 1973 / 83 min / NWI / ***


JULY 5 -- TIME: 6H 52M


0031. *Collision Earth / 2012 / 95 min / Cable: SYFY / ***
0032. *Around the World Under the Sea / 1965 / 111 min / DVD / ***
0033. Solomon Kane / 2009 / 104 min / NWI / ***
0034. Battle Beyond the Stars / 1980 / 102 min / NWI / ***


JULY 6 -- TIME: 9H 48M


0035. In the Name of the King / 2007 / 127 min / Cable: SYFY / ***
0035. Outlander / 2008 / 115 min / Cable: SYFY / ***
0036. The Abyss / 1989 / 171 min / DVD / ***
0037. Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy / 1955 / 90 min / DVD / ***
0038. War of the Worlds / 1953 / 85 min / DVD / ***


JULY 7 -- TIME: 13H 09M


0039. Alien vs. Predator / 2004 / 90 min / Cable: AMC / ***
0040. The Core / 2003 / 134 min / Cable: AMC / ***
0041. *Cinematic Titanic: Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks / 1973 / 89 min / Amazon Instant Watch / ***
0042. Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah / 1991 / 105 min / Cable: ENC / ***
0043. *The Dinosaur Project / 2012 / 83 min / NWI / ***
0044. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / 1920 / 96 min / DVD / ***
0045. *Dredd / 2012 / 95 min / NWI / ***
0046. *eXistenZ / 1999 / 97 min / NWI / ***


JULY 8 -- TIME: 9H 49M


0047. *The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones / 2013 / 130 min / DVD Netflix / ****
0048. Combined Entry:
048A. Firefly: S1E11: Trash / 2002 / 44 min / BD
048B. Firefly: S1E12: The Message / 2002 / 44 min / BD
0049. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter / 2012 / 115 min / Cable: HBO / ***
0050. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms / 1953 / 80 min / DVD / ***
0051. Combined Entry:
051A. *Alien Encounters 3: S3E06: The Time Machine / 2014 / 44 min / Cable: SCI / ***
051B. *Witches of East End: S2E01: A Moveable Beast / 2014 / 44 min / Cable: SCI / ***
0052. Combined Entry:
052A. Firefly: S1E13: Hearts of Gold / 2002 / 44 / BD / ****
052B. Firefly: S1E14: Objects in Space / 2002 / 44 / BD / ****


JULY 9 -- TIME: 11H 20M


0053. Robocop / 1987 / 103 min / BD / ***
0054. Bleeders / 1997 / 95 min / DVD Netflix / **
0055. The Picture of Dorian Gray / 1945 / 115 min / DVD Netflix / ***
0056. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs / 1937 / 84 min / BD / ****
0057. *Gamera: The Giant Monster / 1965 / 78 min / BD / ***
0058. Batman / 1989 / 126 min / DVD / ***
0059. Creature From the Black Lagoon / 1954 / 79 min / DVD / ***


JULY 10 -- TIME: 14H 06M


0060. Alice in Wonderland / 1951 / 75 min / DVD / ***
0061. Enemy Mine / 1985 / 108 min / DVD / ***
0062. Star Trek IX: Insurrection / 1998 / 103 min / BD / ****
0063. Batman Begins / 2005 / 140 min / BD / ***
0064. The Dark Knight / 2008 / 152 min / BD / ***
0065. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey / 2012 / 169 min / BD / ****
0066. Escape from New York / 1981 / 99 min / BD / ***


JULY 11 -- TIME: 16H 00M


0067. The Brother's Grimm / 2005 / 119 min / Cable: ENC / ***
0068. The Little Mermaid / 1989 / 83 min / BD / ***
0069. Journey to the Center of the Earth / 1959 / 129 min / DVD / ***
0070. I, Robot / 2004 / 114 min / DVD / ***
0071. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe / 2005 / BD / ****
0072. The Illustrated Man / 1969 / 103 min / DVD Netflix / **
0073. Elvira's Movie Macabre: The Doomsday Machine / 1983 / 83 min / Netflix / **
0074. MST3K: The Final Sacrifice / 1998 / 100 min / [NWI
0075. Combined Entry:
075A. *Beauty and the Beast: S2E22: Deja Vu / 2014 / 44 min / Cable: TNT / ***
075B. *The Last Ship: S1E03: Dead Reckoning / 2014 / 44 min / Cable: TNT / ***


JULY 12 -- TIME: 10H 04M


0076. Combined Entry:
076A. *Under the Dome: S2E01: Heads Will Roll / 2014 / 43 min / Cable: CBS / ***
076B. *Under the Dome: S2E02: Infestation / 2014 / 43 min / Cable: CBS / ***
0077. Dark Star / 1974 / 70 min / DVD Netflix / *
0078. *Rifftrax: Jack the Giant Killer / 1962/2012 / 113 min / DVD Netflix / ***
0079. *RoboCop / 2014 / 120 min / DVD Netflix / ****
0080. The Blob / 1958 / 83 min / BD / ***
0081. John Carter / 2012 / 132 min / BD / ****


JULY 13 -- TIME: 0H 0M


0082. The Lost World / 2002 / 165 min / Cable: OVTV / ***
0083. Frankenstein / 1931 / 70 min / DVD / ****
0084. Bride of Frankenstein / 1935 / 74 min / DVD / ****
0085. House of Frankenstein / 1942 / 71 min / DVD / ****
0086. Ghost of Frankenstein / 1942 / 68 min / DVD / ****
0087. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor / 2008 / 112 min / BD / ***
0088. The Avengers / 2012 / 143 min / BD / ****


JULY 14 -- TIME: 0H 0M


0089. Combined Entry:
089A. *The Last Ship: S1E04: We'll Get There / 2014 / 43 min / Cable: TNT / ***
089B. *The Witches of East End: S1E02: The Son Also Rises / 2014 / 43 min / Cable: LIFE / ***
0090. Sleeping Beauty / 1959 / 75 min / BD / ***
0091. Clash of the Titans / 1981 / 118 min / BD / ***
0092. The Day the Earth Stood Still / 1951 / 93 min / BD / ***
0093. Beauty and the Beast / 1991 / 92 min / BD / ***
0094. *Knights of Badassdom / 2013 / 85 min / BD / ***
0095. Rise of the Planet of the Apes / 2011 / 105 min / BD / ***


JULY 15 -- TIME: 0H 0M


0096. *Dawn of the Planet of the Apes / 2014 / 130 min / Theater / ****
0097. *Timecrimes / 2007 / 89 min / DVD Netflix / *
0098. Wrath of the Titans / 2012 / 99 min / BD / ***
0099. Star Trek III: First Contact / 1996 / 110 min / BD / ***


JULY 16 -- TIME: 0H 0M


0100. Species / 1995 / 108 min / BD / ***
0101. After Earth / 2013 / 100 min / BD / ****
0102. The Man From Earth / 2007 / 87 min / BD / ****
0103. *The Girl Who Leapt Through Time / 2006 / 98 min / DVD Netflix / *****
0104. *Howl's Moving Castle / 2004 / 119 min / DVD Netflix / *****
0105. *Snow White and the Huntsman / 2012 / 127 min / DVD Netflix / ***


JULY 17 -- TIME: 0H 0M


0106. Star Trek / 2009 / 127 min / BD / ****
0107. Star Trek: Into Darkness / 2013 / 132 min / BD / ****
0108. *Elysium / 2013 / 109 min / Cable: STZ / ***
0109. Frozen / 2013 / 108 min / BD / *****


JULY 18 -- TIME: 0H 0M


0110. Ender's Game / 2013 / 114 min / Cable: MAX / ****
0111. Avatar / 2009 / 162 min / BD / ****
0112. Combined Entry:
112A. *The Last Ship: S1E04: We'll Get There / 2014 / 43 min / Cable: TNT / ***
112B. *Falling Skies: S4E01: Ghost in the Machine / 2014 / 43 min / Cable: TNT / ***



JULY 19 -- TIME: 0H 0M


0113. The Man From Planet X / 1951 / 71 min / DVD / ***
0114. Beyond the Time Barrier / 1959 / 74 min / DVD / ***
0115. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug / 2013 / BD / *****
0116. Contact / 1997 / 149 min / BD / ***


JULY 20 -- TIME: 0H 0M


0117. Pitch Black / 2000 / 112 min / BD / ***
0118. *Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan / 2011 / 93 min / NWI / ***
0119. Ghostbusters / 1984 / 105 min / NWI / ***
0120. Back to the Future / 1985 / 116 min / Cable: ENC / ***
0121. Snow White and the Three Stooges / 1961 / 107 min / Cable: ENC / ****


JULY 21 -- TIME: 0H 0M



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In Santa Cruz


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In Santa Cruz


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In Santa Cruz


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Temp TV:

*The Last Ship: S1E03: Dead Reconing / 2014 / 43 min / Cable: TNT / ***

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Indy24LA's 5th Annual Summer Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge
Indy24LA'a 2013 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. Mystery Science Theater 3000: First Spaceship on Venus*

July 1st
2. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast*
3. Robocop (2014)*

July 3rd
4. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Werewolf*
5. Batman: Son of Batman*
6. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Future War*
7. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Soultaker*

July 4th
8. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Moon Zero Two*

July 5th
9. Under the Dome S2 E1: Heads Will Roll*
10. Night of the Comet
11. Dr. Who Day of the Doctor
12. Chronicle
13. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Day the Earth Froze*

July 6th
14. The Machine (2013)*
15. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Leech Woman*
16. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gorgo*
17. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mitchell*
18. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Brain That Wouldn't Die*
19. Cosmos (2013) S1 Ep 5*

July 7th
20. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera*

July 8th
21. R.I.P.D.*

July 10th
22. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs Barugon*
23. Cosmos (2013) S1 Ep 6*

July 11th
24. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs Guiron*

July 12th
25. Planet of the Apes (1968)

July 13th
26. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Beginning of the End*
27. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)*
28. Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Accuse My Parents*
29. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Pod People*
30. Cosmos (2013) S1 Ep 7*

July 14th
31. Space: Unraveling the Cosmos*
32. Cosmos (2013) S1 Ep 8*

July 15th
33. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Warrior of the Lost World

July 16th
34. Plan 9 From Outer Space*

July 19th
35. Rise of the Planet of the Apes

July 20th
36. Galaxy Quest

July 22th
37. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Night of the Blood Beast*
38. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Atomic Brain*

July 23rd
39. Cosmos (2013) S1 Ep 9*

July 24th
40. Cosmos (2013) S1 Ep 10*

July 25th
41. Prometheus

July 26th
42. Under the Dome S2 E2: Infestation*
43. Under the Dome S2 E3: Force Majeure*
44. Under the Dome S2 E4: Revelations*
45. John Carter

July 27th
46. Cosmos (2013) S1 Ep 11*
47. Cosmos (2013) S1 Ep 12*
48. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters*
49. 300: Rise of an Empire*
50. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Unearthly*

July 28th
51. Cosmos (2013) S1 Ep 13*

July 29th
52. Winter's Tale*
53. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Touch of Satan*

July 31st
54. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Devilfish*
55. Beneath the Planet of the Apes
56. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

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Re: 7th Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge List Thread

Reserved. My list will teleport itself here.

Title in BLACK = DVD/Bluray from my personal collection.
Title in RED = Seen online (Netflix or Youtube).
Title in BLUE = DVD/Bluray rental.
Title in PURPLE = Seen in movie theatre during it's current theatrical run.

* = First time viewing.
= Seen during its original theatrical run.

July 1
1. Alien: Resurrection
(1997) Extended cut from the Alien Anthology Blu Ray Box Set. My favourite of all the Alien sequels, yes even above Aliens since I feel that this instalment blend all of the elements of the previous Alien films: Horror, SF, Action and character development. The CGI is thankfully used only sparingly so it does not feel dated at all and the (literal) evolution of the Ripley character makes this one stand out. Nothing compares to the first one of course but this one is pretty damn good.
2. The Beast Within: Making Alien / Enhancement Pods* (2010) Extensive "making of" documentary included in the special features of the Alien Anthology Blu Ray box set. Quite in-depth interviews with practically everybody involved that really give you a feel of the origin of the film and its creation.

July 2
3. Superior Firepower: Making Aliens
* (2010) Behind the scenes look at the making of Aliens from the Alien Anthology Blu Ray Box Set. By all accounts James Cameron is brilliant but also an asshole.
4. Last Days on Mars* (2014) Since this film is recent I will not go into the plot as to avoid spoilers. Suffice to say that I expected more from it.

July 3
5. Dreamcatcher
(2003) I decided to rent this to give it another shot but it's only marginally more interesting than the first time I saw it when I found it rather lacking and disjointed. First we have an intimate story of four friends whir share bond create by a special needs child they met when they were kids and then the movie goes into military mode with a secret army tasked with fighting an alien invasion. Based on the novel by Stephen King (which I started reading but never finished). Some interesting concepts but as a whole it just didn't do it for me.

July 4 - Christopher Walken double feature!
6. Brainstorm
(1983)
7. Communion* (1989)
8. Iceman (1984) Timothy Hutton discovers a frozen Neanderthal who is brought back to life. While some scientists want to dissect him in order to find an anti-freezing agent that would prolong life, Hutton wants to keep him alive so we can learn about ourselves. John Lone stars as the Caveman and gives an excellent performance.

July 5
9. Fantastic Voyage
(1966) A classic that looks fantastic on Blu Ray. This is what's missing from movies nowadays - a sense of wonder. When the crew of the Submarine go into the human body there is a sense of going where no-one has gone before and we are along for the ride. The characters are awed by their voyage and so are we. Compare that to the "business as usual" attitude of modern SF characters and you'll see what I mean.

July 6- Nothing

July 7
10. Source Code
(2011) (Not from my personal collection. Seen as an "in-flight movie" during a bus trip) Interesting story that mixes time travel and virtual reality.

July 9
11. Pacific Rim
(2013) Guillermo del Toro's ode to Japanese monster movies complete with cardboard characters. A visual feast that never takes itself too seriously.

July 10-11 - Nothing

July 12
12. The Six Million Dollar Man
, S2 (1974) Episodes: Nuclear alert / The pioneers

July 13
13. The Six Million Dollar Man
, S2 (1974) Episodes: Pilot error / The Pal-Mir escort

July 14
14. The Six Million Dollar Man
, S2 (1974) Episodes: The seven million dollar man / Straight on 'til morning The beautiful Meg Foster stars in this las one as an alien stranded on Earth. One of the episodes with a much more Science Fiction slant.

July 15
15. The Six Million Dollar Man
, S2 (1974) Episodes: The Midas touch / The deadly replay In the latter episode, Steve Austin is aced to one again fly the experimental aircraft that he once crashed in and gave him his bionic limbs.

July 16
16. Fringe
*, S4 (2012) Episodes: Everything in its right place / The consultant

July 17
17. The Six Million Dollar Man
, S2 (1974) Episodes: Act of piracy / stranger in broken fork

July 18
18. Fringe
*, S4 (2012) Episodes: Letters of transit / Worlds apart

July 19
19. The Six Million Dollar Man
, S2 (1974-75) Episodes: The peeping blonde / Cross-country kidnap In the former episode Farrah Fawcett (Lee Majors' real life wife at the time) stars as a snoopy reporter out to get the scoop on Steve Austin's bionics. In the latter episode Donna Mills (she of the luminous eyes) stars as a computer programmer who is the target of kidnapping.

July 20
20. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
* (2014) Now THIS is what a Planet of the Apes movie is supposed to be! Yes, I liked Rise but I felt it just was tot far removed from what I love about the Apes movies since it was basically only the origin of the story. Now we see the apes organised into a rudimentary society and doing things we saw them do in the original series like riding horses and using guns.
21. Total Recall(2012) Not really a remake since it bears only a passing resemblance to the original film but it doesn't matter since it's a pretty good movie in it's own right. The only weak spot is Bryan Cranston as a totally one-dimensional villain but other that that everyone does a great job especially Kate Beckinsale as a relentless agent out to kill Colin Farrell's character.
22. Decoys 2: Alien Seduction* (2007) I have not seen Decoys 1 though I'm sure I'm not missing much. Bought this one dirt cheap at a video rental place that was going out of business just because it has the lovely Dina Meyer in it and the promise of boobs. What I got was only a handful of scenes with Dina Meyer and very little nudity. The plot is a combination of really bad teen comedy and a Species rip-off that does not deliver on either side.

July 21
23. The Six Million Dollar Man
, S2 (1975) Episodes: Lost love / The last Kamikaze The former is an uneasily sentimental episode where Steve Austin rekindles an old flame.

July 22-25 - Nothing

July 26
24. Beneath the Planet of the Apes
(1970) The best of all the Apes sequels.
25. Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) Roddy McDowall returns as Cornelius along with Kim Hunter as Zira as they travel back in time to 1971 and are treated to the same kind of scrutiny that they themselves placed upon humans.

July 26
26. Justice League: War
* (2014) The origin of the Justice League in the New 52 DC Universe.
27. The Six Million Dollar Man, S2 (1975) Episodes: Return of the robot maker / Taneha In the former episode a villain from Season 1 returns and this time he makes a robot Oscar Goldman so we get a cool Steve Austin vs Robot Oscar fight at the end.

July 27
28. The Six Million Dollar Man
, S2 (1975) Episodes: Look alike / The E.S.P. spy

July 28
29. Transcendence
* (2014) Johnny Depp is uploaded into a computer and becomes sentient. Boring.

July 29
30. Solaris
* (1972) Incredibly slow-paced (even by European film standards), this movie is nonetheless strangely engaging and delivers an SF story removed from the technology-loving, laser blast-spewing, green aliens seen in most western movies. it can be a chore to sit through (I saw it over the course of two days) but once the beautiful Natalya Bondarchuk as the alien construct Hari appears on the scene the movie becomes more watchable.

July 30
31. Solaris
(2002) A more tightly-scripted and better paced version than the Russian movie of the same name. The story remains mostly the same - a psychiatric travels to a space station orbiting an alien planet and finds that the planet has a strange effect on the crew. George Clooney delivers a pretty good performance and carries the film nicely.

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Checklist:
Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
--- 1900(No time limit but must be at least complete short film) - (optional)
--- 1910(No time limit but must be at least complete short film) - (optional)
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
-X- 1960 - Fantastic Voyage
-X- 1970 - The Six Million Dollar Man (2 episodes)
-X- 1980 - Iceman

--- 1990 -
-X- 2000 - Decoys 2: Alien Seduction
--- 2010 -

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- Russian - Solaris (1972 version)
--- Second language -

Watch a film in 12 of the following -

--- 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) -
--- 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 -
--- Watch a film and at least two sequels -
-X- Watch a film that takes place underneath the Earth - Beneath the Planet of the Apes
--- Watch a film that takes place in space -
--- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea -
-X- Watch an animated film - Justice League: War
--- 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 -
-X- Watch a film and its remake/reboot Solaris (1972) / Solaris (2002)

Watch 2 of the following
-X- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Ray Bradbury/Phillip K. Dick - Total Recall
--- Watch a film directed/produced/written by James Cameron/Steven Spielberg/Terry Gilliam -
--- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Gene Roddenberry/Edgar Rice Burroughs/Jules Verne -
--- Written by/starring/inspired by/ or related in some way to the late HP Lovecraft / Richard Matheson -


Watch 8 films directed by

--- Tim Burton
--- Hayao Miyazaki
--- David Cronenberg
--- James Whale
--- Ridley Scott
--- Paul Verhoeven
--- Robert Wise
--- Robert Zemeckis
--- The Wachowski Brothers
--- Jerry Warren
--- J. J. "Lens Flare" Abrams
--- Samuel Z. Arkoff
--- David Twohy
--- Richard Fleischer
--- William Cameron Menzies

Watch a film for each rating
--- G -
-X- PG - Brainstorm
-X- PG-13 - Source Code
-X- R - Communion

--- X/NC-17(Optional) -
--- Unrated -

Watch a film in 28 of the following subgenres:
--- Alien invasion -
-X- Horror - Dreamcatcher
--- Dystopian Society -
-X- Post-Apocalyptic - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
--- Alternate History -
--- Robot/Android -
--- Immortality -
--- Space Opera/Serial -
--- Mutants (non-critter) -
--- Comic Book -
--- Mad Scientist -
--- Comedy -
--- Time travel -
--- Giant Critters -
--- Prehistoric -
--- Paranormal -
-X- Kaiju - Pacific Rim
--- Tech Noir -
-X- First Contact - Last Days on Mars
--- Space Soldiers -
--- Magical Beings -
--- Future Crimes -
--- Animalcadabra -
--- Myths & Legends -
--- Worst Movie Ever -
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 26 of the following actors:
--- James McAvoy
--- David Warner
--- Edward James Olmos
--- Sir Ian McKellen
--- Liv Tyler
--- Peter Dinklage
--- Charlize Theron
--- Winona Ryder
--- Lena Headey
--- Zoe Saldana
--- Ian Holm
--- Boris Karloff
--- Sir Cedric Hardwicke
--- Lionel Atwill
--- Evelyn Ankers
--- Abbott & Costello
--- Peter Graves
--- Hugh Marlowe
--- Richard Denning
--- Susan Cabot
--- Samuel L. Jackson
--- Tommy Kirk
--- Raquel Welch
--- Ray Milland
--- Roddy McDowall
--- Nancy Allen
--- Rick Moranis
--- Michelle Pfeiffer
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger
--- Kurt Russell
-X- Sigourney Weaver - Alien: Resurrection
--- Alan Rickman
--- Tilda Swinton

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7th Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge


01. Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan / 2011 * 7-1
02. Transformers: Age of Existence / 3D / Dolby Atmos 7-1
03. How To Train Your Dragon 2 / [3D ☼] / [7.1 mix] 7-1
04. Snowpiercer / 7-2
05. Thru the Mirror / 1936 / 7-3
06. Gulliver Mikey / 1934 / 7-3
07. Galaxy of Terror / 1981 / 7-6
08. The Hidden Hand: Alien Contact and the Government Cover Up / 2012 / 7-7
09. Ender's Game / * 7-8
10. Rollerball / 1975 * 7-9
[Transformers: Age of Existence / 3D / IMAX-Digital ☼ 7-10]
11. The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec / 7-10
12. Logan's Run / * 7-13
13. Rifftrax: Sharknado / 7-15
14. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes / 3D / Dolby Atmos / 7-16
15. Spirited Away / * 7-16
16. The Fury / [Arrow bluray edition] 7-17
17. Zapped / 2014 7-19
18. Upstream Color 7-22
19. Silent Running 7-24
20. Pacific Rim / [with commentary track ☼] * 7-25
21. Oblivion [with commentary track ☼] * 7-26
22. Metropolis [with David Kalat & Jonathan Rosenbaum commentary track ☼] * 7-27
23. Lucy 7-28
24. Sharknado 2: The Second One 7-30
25. Guardians of the Galaxy 7-31


~~

26. Adventure Time [episode: The Prince Who Wanted Everything] 7-2
27. Game of Thrones [Season 3 episode 1: Valar Dohaeris] 7-2
28. Under the Dome [episode: Heads Will Roll] 7-5
29. Adventure Time [episode: Something Big] 7-6
30. Under the Dome [episode: Infestation] 7-7
31. Adventure Time [episode: Furniture & Meat] 7-9
32. Harry Potter: The Making of Diagon Alley 7-9WILD CARD #1
33. Finding Bigfoot [episode: Live to Squatch Another Day] 7-9
34. Game of Thrones [Season 3 episode 2: Dark Wings, Dark Words] 7-10
35. Adventure Time [episode: Little Brother] 7-12
36. Extant [episode: Re-Entry] 7-12
37. Regular Show [episode: Take the Cake] 7-13
38. The Dead Files [episode: The Aftermath: Florida City, Florida] 7-13
39. Ghost Adventures [episode: Old Licking County Jail] 7-14
40. The Strain [episode: Night Zero] 7-14
41. Game of Thrones [Season 3 episode 3: Walk of Punishment] 7-17
42. Game of Thrones [Season 3 episode 4: And Now His Watch Is Ended] 7-18
43. Doctor Who “The Dominators” [5 episodes] DVD 7-19
44. Game of Thrones [Season 3 episode 5: Kiss by Fire] 7-20
45. Hyperdrive [Season 1 episode 3: Weekend Off 7-21
46. Finding Bigfoot: Bobo’s Backyard 7-22
47. The Strain [episode: The Box] 7-22
48. The Dead Files [episode: Fractured; St. Louis] 7-22
49. Under the Dome [episode: Force Majeure] 7-23
50. Under the Dome [episode: Revelation] 7-23
51. Aliens on the Moon: The Truth Exposed 7-24
52. Inside the Walking Dead: Walkers University 7-25WILD CARD #2
53. Extanct [episode: Extinct] 7-25
54. Doctor Who "The Krotons" [4 episodes] 7-25
55. Doctor Who Stories - Frazer Hines 7-25WILD CARD #3
56. Adventure Time [episode: Thanks for the Crabapples, Giuseppe] 7-26
57. Hyperdrive [episode: Asteroid] 7-26
58. Doctor Who "The Seeds of Death" [6 episodes] 7-26
59. Extanct [episode: Wish You Were Here] 7-26
60. Game of Thrones [Season 3 episode 6: The Climb] 7-27
61. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Guiron 7-27
62. Doctor Who "The Mind Robber" [5 episodes] 7-27
63. Game of Thrones [Season 3 episode 7: The Bear and the Maiden Fair] 7-28
64. When Aliens Attack 7-28
65. Under the Dome [episode: 'Reconciliation'] 7-28
66. Game of Thrones [Season 3 episode 8: Second Sons] 7-29
67. Monsters and Mysteries in Alaska 7-29
68. Game of Thrones [Season 3 episode 9: The Rains of Castamere] 7-30
69. Extant [episode: Shelter] 7-30
70. Game of Thrones [Season 3 episode 10: Mhysa] 7-31
71. Alien Planet 8-1




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July 2
1: Watchmen Ultimate Edition (BLU)

July 3
2: The ABYSS (Theatrical Cut) (HD)

July 4
3: Phenomena * (Creepers) (BLU)

July 6
4: Inception * (BLU)

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Re: 7th Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge List Thread

Goal:
60 Movies

Legend:

* = FTV

Wife's Thoughts In Blue
- July 1st -
1.) - 4.)
The Event S01E01-08 (2010) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: NBC's answer to Lost is somewhat compelling but feels very dated and derivative of it's peers. It almost feels like a lower-end X-Files spin off. And, while entertaining, I have yet to get that 'oh my god I have to watch the next episode' feeling. So I can see why it only made the one season. I was way more invested in one season Lost clone FlashForward than with this. Who knows though maybe it will pick up a bit, and hey it's was only $5 for the entire series at Big Lots, so entertainment per dollar value is pretty good.
(3.5 out of 5)
- July 2nd -
5.) - 11.)
The Event S01E09-22 (2010-2011) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: Hey Tulsa! A lot of the characters are starting to actively annoy me at this point. And I think if I had been watching this first run I would not be so inclined to continue catching episodes. For a show about an alien invasion this is really standard terrorist stuff. It was passable but I am somewhat relieved to be through this content. If you are pondering getting this might I recommend instead trying Terra Nova, FlashForward, First Wave or even Jericho. The last episode goes out with a bang but it too little too late.
(3 out of 5)
12.)
Outland (1981) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts: How have I never seen this before? It's like a movie set in the Alien universe without the Aliens. Add to that; Sean Connery, killer future 5hr Energy & multiple scanner style decompression explosions and you have a pretty fun little movie. Most of it doesn't really hold up to cross examination but it doesn't have to. It was oddly fitting that I stayed up way too late to watch this movie, didn't get enough sleep and had to dose myself with 5hr Energy just make it though the day. 2 bottles later I can relate to the guys who flipped out in the movie.
(4 out of 5)
- July 3rd -
13.)
Virtual Encounters (1996) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: What? Isn't everyone watching softcore pseudo sci-fi straight to video trash this challenge? Using a very VR-5 rig a woman gets to work out her sexual proclivities. How come the whole internet visor thing from the 90's never really panned out? It seemed so much like the future at one point. On a studio level I do have fond memories of renting several of these Surrender Cinema movies as a kid. Back when the internet was dial up, this is what you watched. It was trash but fun to relive again, even if my wife did keep walking by and making fun of me.
(3 out of 5)
14.)
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011) (Blu-Ray)**
My Thoughts: I can't believe I have waited so long to see this. A fantastic reboot of the series that combines a little Contagion with Link, Monkey Shines, Spider-Man and of course a healthy dose of it's namesake. I would have really liked this to be a hard R, it would have played much more menacing and have been way more effective in my opinion. They skirted with chimp rage a bit in this but didn't even close to the horror stories you hear about. I am officially pumped to see the sequel.
(4 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: Great movie, I enjoyed a lot. I want to see sequel. Sometime animal is smarter... no a lot of time animal is smarter than human being. But human does not know that. I want to have Caesar, ride Caesar's back.
(4 out of 5)
- July 4th -
15.)
Commentary For Outland (1981) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts: A bit of a bland commentary that mostly boiled down to 'I loved working with Sean Connery' punctuated by long stretches of silence. A few interesting remembrances here and there but not really worth a listen. Now if Connery had done the commentary... has he? I need to look that up now.
(2.5 out of 5)
- July 5th -
16.)
The Wolverine (Extended Cut) (2013) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts: I watched The Wolverine in the theater for the last Summer Sci-Fi challenge but going back to see what I said about it I see that I fell off the horse in regards to reviews. I can say that this movie is deeply satisfying, having my favorite comic book protaganist in my favorite country and this extended cut was no different. I kept waiting to see scenes that meandered a bit too long or had weird audio queues but everything fit quite nicely, this should have been the release product. Nothing crazy amazing like some of the deleted scenes in Shyamalan's early movies (22 seconds), regardless it is a better fleshed out story now. This is a movie that speaks to me.
(4.5 out of 5)
- July 6th -
17.)
Commentary For The Wolverine (2013) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts: Ah now here is a commentary, excellent running dialog about the feature with a lot of insight into story and themes. Personally I prefer on set remembrances but it is fitting for a property like this.
(x out of 5)
- July 7th -
18.) - 22.)
Planet Of The Apes S01E01-08 (1974) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: Kind of like The Incredible Hulk tv series, if the Hulk was an astronaut set down in the Planet of the Apes. This time around the humans can talk and are more of a slave class, with lots of parallels to modern slavery. There is even an instance where an ape puts on white face and pretends to be a human. A very satisfying series for fans of the franchise even if it is obviously done on the cheap. I really like the seed they planted with the advanced civilization leaving technology cashes, kind of reminds me a bit of Fallout. This show is really growing on my but I am a bit depressed that there are only 6 more episodes.
(3.5 out of 5)
- July 8th -
23.) - 25.)
Planet Of The Apes S01E09-14 (1974) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: A few more decent episodes, this could have been a great tv series if they had gone a little more plot based with the trying to find all the old technology caches. And maybe they would have if the show had gone on longer than half a season. As it was though they were still interesting one off episodes. The problem with this series as opposed to the movies is having the humans being more than beasts. Just like with the 2001 remake it just didn't make sense that humans would be so docile under such servitude. Still, required viewing for any Planet of The Apes Fan.
(3.5 out of 5)
- July 9th -
26.)
The Monster That Challenged The World (1957) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: Reminded me heavily of The Creeping Terror, only bearable. Everyone's reaction to the creature is laughably bad but otherwise this faired so much better than former. There was one thing that bothered me though, why did no one in the Navy have a gun? I know it was primarily featured Navel Intelligence but still the lack of shooting rather lumber-some creature seemed like a pretty major oversight. As far as schlocky 50's monster movies go this one is towards the top of the heap.
(3 out of 5)
- July 10th -
27.)
Total Recall (Extended Director's Cut) (2012) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts: I think I could have quite enjoyed this movie if it hadn't tried to be a remake of one of the great Verhoeven films. Great effects, a fantastic future chase scene that I think easily outdid the one in Minority Report and I loved the dystopian setting and Orson Wells-esk big brother government. But it seemed that every time it hit a plot point from the original I got more and more disappointed. A wasted chance at great sci-fi, I think I need to go watch the original again.
(3 out of 5)
- July 11th -
28.) - 30.)
The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells Parts I-III (2001) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: I rather enjoyed this, a collection of sci-fi period piece short stories woven together by this HG Wells as sort of old school paranormal investigator plot device. Had a charming old school British TV feel with some compelling stories. Are these all Well's short? Because if so I need to start reading some HG Wells.
(4 out of 5)
31.)
Total Recall (1990) (DVD)
My Thoughts: First off, I have a love hate relationship with this unique DVD case. I love how it's so kooky and it's got the then omnipresent mars face but it's impractical to store unless you intend on displaying it. There is really no comparison here, this version is vastly superior. It's more interesting, has cooler locals/effects and you really feel that R rating after watching the punch happy, bloodless PG-13 remake. I would love to see an extended unrated cut of this film. I mean really, you have a midget prostitute shooting at Michael Ironside with a machine gun. Winner: 1990's version.
(4.5 out of 5)
32.)
Commentary For Total Recall (1990) (DVD)
My Thoughts: Having both Verhoeven & Schwarzenegger would seem like a commentary slam dunk, but this unfortunately is not the case. There is about 10-15% of interesting good commentary here. The rest is Verhoeven droning on about character motivation and plot points. A commentary cardinal sin. Right up there with people having conversations about not spoiling the movie during the commentary and long stretches of silence. Should have had Stone and Schwarzenegger in the room.
(3 out of 5)
- July 11th -
33.)
Europa Report (2013) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts: Coming out at approximately the same time as Apollo 18, the big question is which one was better. While technically this movie probably was better I personally had a better time with Apollo 18. Both are riddled with scientific inaccuracies but I loved the seventies throwback feel of Apollo 18 as opposed to the slicker more modern Europa Report. Both had similar disappointing endings but then again I guess that is a pretty big aspect of the found footage genre. It hit the space itch I was having but was otherwise unremarkable.
(3 out of 5)
- July 12th -
34.) - 35.)
Invasion Parts I-II (1997) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: This was pretty bad, although with a first credit like Luke Perry what do you really expect? Horrible effects & acting, super cliched plot and lots and lots of back lot shots. It did have a 90's Kim Cattrall, I was pretty into her before she ruined her b-movie cred with Sex And The City. This has so far been the low point in the challenge and hopefully it will stay that way.
(2 out of 5)
- July 13th -
36.)
R.I.P.D. 3D (2013) (Blu-Ray)**
My Thoughts: The plot of this movie was pretty run of the mill. I can think of 3 tv shows off hand that used the exact same premise. It was still a fun ride, a bit on the dumb side but fun. There is one notable exception to pleasing mediocrity and that was Jeff Bridges. He plays this amazing creepy Old West sheriff asshole that completely steals the show and even warrants this movie as something I plan on re-watching in the not to distant future.
(3.5 out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: This is good movie but seems almost like Men In Black 3. It's go back in the time and try to find the stuff. And Kevin Bacon alway be a bad guy now, I can't understand why. Funny ne? holding the banana.
(4.5 out of 5)
37.)
Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea (1961) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts:I rather liked this movie. There is something so charming about these 60's epics. The effects are just past that 50's ultra camp point and the plots are somewhat more realistic. Somewhat. I am not quite sure how the science on the Van Allen Radiation Belt catching fire would work but hey they are trying. And this was pre moon landing after all. A pleasant 60's mix of Armageddon and Jewels Vern.
(4 out of 5)
- July 14th -
38.)
Fantastic Voyage (1966) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts: I can't believe I haven't seen this before. It may be one of the most referenced sci-fi movies of all time. Everything from The Magic School Bus to Family guy has done a take on this premise. That being said it did not quite live up to what I had envisioned for this piece. It was entertaining but not captivating in a what that say Journey To The Center of the Earth or Bottom Of The Sea were. I will have to watch it again with an altered perspective in the future but until then it was a bit of a let down.
(3.5 out of 5)
- July 15th -
39.)
Virtual Encounters 2 (1998) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: While it might seem like I am just being sarcastic here considering the subject matter I would like to assure you that I am being serious. OK, this movie pales in comparison to the original. Yes there is lots of sex scenes and yes that is essentially what anyone watching this is probably wanting. But by gender shifting the main character here I think you loose all pretenses in having a serviceable plot. A couple of guys with the sex visor is just kind of seedy, now if it had been done as a sex comedy then maybe. But in all reality if a guy had one of these he would lock the door and use it until he starved to death. It just doesn't feel right not having a female lead in this, shall we say, skinamax style feature. Also it was weird that they did the reverse porn thing to pad out time, having a clip show of sensual scenes, scenes you just watched, at the end of the movie. Is it weird that this is my longest review?
(2 out of 5)
40.)
Fortress (1992) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts: For some reason or another I never had a chance to catch this perpetual bargain bin title. And now I am wondering what other little bits of awesome I have been missing out on all these years. Super cheesy future jail movie with Christopher Lambert, the bad guy from Robocop, Jeffery Combs and even an actor from the first title I watched this challenge; The Event. With the notable exception of Lockout I can't think of a sci-fi future jail movie that I haven't liked. Now I need to hunt down the sequels.
(4 out of 5)
- July 16th -
41.)
Jumper 3D (2008) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts: It's happened. I have double dipped on a blu-ray. And of all things that blu-ray was of Jumper. The movie was enjoyable enough, especially when you get use to Christensen, but I didn't really get that 'wow 3d' feeling from it. I would still prefer the 3D version but they didn't carry over the special features, so now I am going to be that guy with 2 copies of Jumper in his collection. I had a thought this time while watching that if I had this power I would work for NASA. Just have them take me to the moon once and then I would start jumping supplies up there and we could get a moon base going in no time.
(3.5 out of 5)
42.)
Alien Contamination (1980) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: This was kind of B-tastic. An alien rip off shot and scored like an Italian horror movie, set in New York and South America. I got this as part of some Mill Creek Sci-Fi 20 pack but now I am really considering buying the stand alone release of this from Blue Underground. And those eggs, I am still hearing those eggs.
(4 out of 5)
- July 17th -
43.)
Planet Outlaws (1952) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: a bunch of old 30's Flash Gordon serials shoddily edited down into a 'movie'. I have yet to see any old sci-fi serials I really liked and this is no exception to that. It was boring, super jumpy due to the way it was presented and was probably just as disappointing now as it was to people when it was repackaged in '52.
(1 out of 5)
44.)
Commentary For Predator 2 (1990) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts: There were two commentary tracks on this disc and my reaction about 1/3rd of the way though this was: I chose poorly. This is probably why I never listen to writers tracks. Lots of dead air and banal observations. The interesting parts of this track could be edited down to a 5-10 min scene specific featurette. Lets hope the other track fares better.
(2 out of 5)
- July 18th -
45.) - 48.)
Terra Nova S01E01-08 (2011) (DVD)
My Thoughts: Looking back over some of my reviews for this show during the 2011 October Horror Movie challenge, I would have to say I disagree with several of the stances I took previously. Most specifically about wanting this to be Lost. True it wasn't Lost but it didn't need to be. There was still plenty of intrigue and for what it was it was a really good show. A one seasoner that should have kept going.
(4 out of 5)
- July 19th -
49.) - 51.)
Terra Nova S01E09-13 (2011) (DVD)
My Thoughts: This entry also includes commentary on the last episode. And apparently at the time of recording they were unaware that the show had been canceled. There were some hints as to what season 2 would have held but no where near the level of spoilers there would have been if they had known their fate. Great series end and while it did leave me wanting more it didn't leave it hanging in a Sarah Connor Chronicles way.
(4 out of 5)
52.)
Avatar 3D (2009) (Blu-Ray)
My Thoughts: Seeing as how Commander Taylor in Terra Nova is really just a slightly toned down version of the badass Lang plays here I just had to watch this again. This is the first time I have seen this since originally seeing it in the theater and man am I glad I bought a 3D TV! I am a bit bummed that I couldn't get the Extended Edition in 3D but it is still a fantastic movie, even if it has become the cool thing to hate.
(5 out of 5)
- July 20th -
53.)
Cloud Atlas (2012) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts: How did this not do better? A century spanning interconnecting anthology that ends in a very satisfying sci-fi finale. Epic in scope and oh so satisfying. I had to look up a few of the bad reviews just for counterpoint because I liked it so much. The main point in their argument seemed to be they didn't like the theme of interconnected-ness/previous lives. And yes I agree that bit is somewhat silly but really thats not seeing the forest for the trees. On a quality to public approval scale this heavily reminds me of Waterworld and The Postman (but easily bests those titles).
(4.5 out of 5)
- July 21st -
54.)
The Terminal Man (1974) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: I let myself anticipate a plot based on the cover that this title came no where close to fufilling. There was a lot of 'oh hey, that guy' but that is about it. It was the slowest paced movie of the challenge, barely qualified as sci-fi and it put me to sleep. And worst off all it was a burn on demand title.
(1.5 out of 5)
- July 22nd -
55.)
Star Worms II: Attack Of The Pleasure Pods (1985) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: Mind numbingly awful.
(1 out of 5)
56.)
Monsters Vs. Aliens 3D (2009) (Blu-Ray)
My Thoughts: As usual with these animated features the 3D was fantastic. And I really dug the 50's sci-fi throwback style on this one. But thew movie was geared a bit younger and as a result was somewhat less appealing than something like Megamind or anything Pixar.
(3 out of 5)
- July 23rd -
57.)
Unknown World (1951) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: xxxxxx
(3 out of 5)
- July 24th -
58.)
Commentary For Godzilla (1954) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts: Fantastic commentary with loads of great behind the scenes, cultural and political analysis. It almost feels like I took a class on the subject. I love commentaries like this, this ranks right up there with the Briggs commentary on I Spit On Your Grave. And the best part is at the very end where he says I am not quite finished talking so if you go to the supplements you will find a different cut of the movie and another commentary!
(5 out of 5)
- July 25th -
59.)
Commentary For Godzilla King Of The Monsters (1956) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts: x
(x out of 5)
- July 26th -
60.)
Godzilla Vs Biollante (1989) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts: x
(x out of 5)
- July 27th -
60.)
John Carter 3D (2012) (Blu-Ray)**
My Thoughts: x
(x out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: I think it’s not that bad. But it’s almost like Star Wars and something mixed the stories. And feel little bit long and wish I can watch second. The scenic is Prince of Persia, then Star Wars the creatures.
(3.5 out of 5)
- July 28th -
61.)
Fairy Tales (1978) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: This was better than it had any right to be.
(x out of 5)
- July 29th -
62.)
Pleasurecraft (1999) (DVD)*
My Thoughts: x
(x out of 5)
63.)
Gamer 3D (2009) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts: x
(x out of 5)
- July 30th -
64.)
Bimbo Movie Bash! (1997) (DVD)
My Thoughts: x
(x out of 5)
- July 31st -
65.)
Jonah Hex (2010) (Blu-Ray)*
My Thoughts: Did I just watch a Wild Wild West remake?
(x out of 5)
My Wife's Thoughts: Seems like John Travolta movie… I forgot the title.. some revenge movie… Punisher. Punisher and Ghost Riders put together and I don’t understand why John Malcovich always always creepy murder now. I know he is creepy but he is not the murder before he is always always 100% creepy murder now. Megan Fox did good job. This is not Sci-Fi category. That Jonha Hex guy is No Country For Old Men right? I like the doggy following him. 4 star. Short enough good story.
(4 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) - (optional)
--- 1910(No time limit but must be at least complete short film) - (optional)
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
-x- 1950 - The Monster That Challenged The World (1957)
...............Planet Outlaws (1952)
-x- 1960 - Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea (1961)
...............Fantastic Voyage (1966)
-x- 1970 - Planet Of The Apes S01E01-14 (1974)
...............The Terminal Man (1974)
-x- 1980 - Outland (1981)
...............Alien Contamination (1980)
...............Star Worms II: Attack Of The Pleasure Pods (1985)
-x- 1990 - Virtual Encounters (1996)
...............Total Recall (1990)
...............Commentary For Total Recall (1990)
...............Invasion Parts I-II (1997)
...............Virtual Encounters 2 (1998)
...............Fortress (1992)
...............Commentary For Predator 2 (1990)
-x- 2000 - The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells Parts I-III (2001)
...............Jumper 3D (2008)
...............Avatar 3D (2009)
-x- 2010 - The Event S01E01-22 (2010-2011)
...............Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011)
...............The Wolverine (Extended Cut) (2013)
...............Total Recall (2012)
...............Europa Report (2013)
...............R.I.P.D. 3D (2013)
...............Terra Nova S01E01-13 (2011)
...............Cloud Atlas (2012)

Watch a film for each rating
--- G -
-x- PG - Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea
............Fantastic Voyage
............The Terminal Man
-x- PG-13 - Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
.................Europa Report
.................R.I.P.D. 3D
.................Jumper 3D
.................Avatar 3D
-x- R - Outland
..........Total Recall
..........Commentary For Total Recall
..........Fortress
..........Alien Contamination
..........Commentary For Predator 2
..........Cloud Atlas
--- X/NC-17(Optional) -
-x- Unrated - The Event S01E01-22
...................Virtual Encounters
...................The Wolverine (Extended Cut)
...................Planet Of The Apes S01E01-14
...................The Monster That Challenged The World
...................Total Recall
...................The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells Parts I-III
...................Invasion Parts I-II
...................Virtual Encounters 2
...................Planet Outlaws
...................Terra Nova S01E01-13
...................Star Worms II: Attack Of The Pleasure Pods

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

Watch a film in 12 of the following -
--- Watch a MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic/Hosted version of a sci-fi/fantasy film -
-x- Watch a film featuring laser blasters - Invasion Parts I-II
...........................................................Commentary For Predator 2
...........................................................Star Worms II: Attack Of The Pleasure Pods
-x- Watch a film made on a low budget (ex. Corman or Castle movie) - Virtual Encounters
....................................................................................................The Monster That Challenged The World
....................................................................................................Virtual Encounters 2
....................................................................................................Star Worms II: Attack Of The Pleasure Pods
-x- Watch a film based on a novel - Total Recall
..................................................The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells Parts I-III
..................................................Total Recall
..................................................Commentary For Total Recall
..................................................Cloud Atlas
..................................................The Terminal Man
--- 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) -
-x- Watch a film with commentary - Commentary For Outland
...........................................................................Commentary For Total Recall
--- 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 - Outland
.............................................................Europa Report
-x- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea - The Monster That Challenged The World
.............................................................................Voyage To The Bottom Of 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 - Commentary For Predator 2
-x- Watch a film and its remake/reboot - Total Recall


Watch 2 of the following
-x- Written by/inspired by/or related to the late Ray Bradbury/Phillip K. Dick - Total Recall
.................................................................................................... .........Total Recall
.................................................................................................... .........Commentary For Total Recall
-x- Watch a film directed/produced/written by James Cameron/Steven Spielberg/Terry Gilliam - Avatar 3D
--- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Gene Roddenberry/Edgar Rice Burroughs/Jules Verne -
--- Written by/starring/inspired by/ or related in some way to the late HP Lovecraft / Richard Matheson -

Watch 8 films directed by
--- Tim Burton
--- Hayao Miyazaki
--- David Cronenberg
--- James Whale
--- Ridley Scott
-x- Paul Verhoeven - Total Recall
..............................Commentary For Total Recall
--- Robert Wise
--- Robert Zemeckis
--- The Wachowski Brothers
--- Jerry Warren
--- J. J. "Lens Flare" Abrams
--- Samuel Z. Arkoff
--- David Twohy
--- Richard Fleischer
--- William Cameron Menzies

Watch a film in 28 of the following subgenres:
-x- Alien invasion - The Event S01E01-22
...........................Invasion Parts I-II
...........................Alien Contamination
-x- Horror - Alien Contamination
-x- Dystopian Society - Planet Of The Apes S01E01-14
.................................Total Recall
.................................Fortress
.................................Star Worms II: Attack Of The Pleasure Pods
-x- Post-Apocalyptic - Planet Of The Apes S01E01-14
.................................Total Recall
.................................Cloud Atlas
-x- Alternate History - Planet Of The Apes S01E01-14
--- Robot/Android -
-x- Immortality - The Wolverine (Extended Cut)
-x- Space Opera/Serial - Planet Outlaws
-x- Mutants (non-critter) - The Wolverine (Extended Cut)
......................................Total Recall
......................................Commentary For Total Recall
......................................Jumper 3D
-x- Comic Book - The Wolverine (Extended Cut)
.........................Jumper 3D
-x- Mad Scientist - The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells Parts I-III
--- Comedy -
-x- Time travel - The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells Parts I-III
........................Terra Nova S01E01-13
--- Giant Critters -
-x- Prehistoric - Terra Nova S01E01-13
--- Paranormal -
--- Kaiju -
-x- Tech Noir - Total Recall
--- First Contact -
--- Space Soldiers -
--- Magical Beings -
-x- Future Crimes - Fortress
--- Animalcadabra -
--- Myths & Legends -
-x- Worst Movie Ever - Star Worms II: Attack Of The Pleasure Pods
--- Arthurian Fantasy -
--- Based on fairy tale -
-x- Urban Fantasy - The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells Parts I-III
--- High Fantasy -
--- Sword and Sorcery -
--- Dark Fantasy -
--- Martial Arts Fantasy -

Watch a film starring 26 of the following actors:
--- James McAvoy
--- David Warner
--- Edward James Olmos
-x- Sir Ian McKellen - The Wolverine (Extended Cut)
--- Liv Tyler
--- Peter Dinklage
--- Charlize Theron
--- Winona Ryder
--- Lena Headey
--- Zoe Saldana
--- Ian Holm
--- Boris Karloff
--- Sir Cedric Hardwicke
--- Lionel Atwill
--- Evelyn Ankers
--- Abbott & Costello
--- Peter Graves
--- Hugh Marlowe
--- Richard Denning
--- Susan Cabot
-x- Samuel L. Jackson - Jumper 3D
--- Tommy Kirk
--- Raquel Welch
--- Ray Milland
-x- Roddy McDowall - Planet Of The Apes S01E01-14
--- Nancy Allen
--- Rick Moranis
--- Michelle Pfeiffer
-x- Arnold Schwarzenegger - Total Recall
.........................................Commentary For Total Recall
--- Kurt Russell
-x- Sigourney Weaver - Avatar 3D
--- Alan Rickman
--- Tilda Swinton

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Beginning of challenge Fantasy (31/50), Sci-Fi (28/50), 100 Greatest (25/100)

2008: 21
2009: 4
2010: 64
2011: 27.5
2012: 28.5
2013: 23.5

Potential List:
Angel: Season 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Firefly: Season 1
Orphan Black: Season 2
Arrow: Season 1
check out Farscape: Season 1, 2, 3, 4


July 1st
.5. Farscape S.1 "Premiere"*
.75. Video Game High School "Welcome to VGHS"*

July 2nd
1.25. Orphan Black S.2 "Nature Under Constraint And Vexed"*

July 3rd
1.75. Orphan Black S.2 "Governed By Sound Reason And True Religion"*
2.25. Orphan Black S.2 "Mingling Its Own Nature With It"*

July 4th
2.75. Orphan Black S.2 "Governed As It Were By Chance"*
3.25. Orphan Black S.2 "Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est"*
3.75. Orphan Black S.2 "To Hound Nature In Her Wanderings"*
4.25. Orphan Black S.2 "Knowledge of Causes, and Secret Motion of Things"*

July 5th
4.75. Orphan Black S.2 "Variable And Full Of Perturbation"*
5.25. Orphan Black S.2 "Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done"*
5.75. Orphan Black S.2 "By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried"*
6.75. The Princess Bride (1987)

July 6th
7.25. Under the Dome S.2 "Heads Will Roll"*

July 7th
7.5. Video Game High School S.1 "Any Game in the House"*

July 8th
8. Under the Dome S.2 "Infestation"*

July 9th
8.5. True Blood S.7 "Jesus Gonna Be Here"*

July 10th
9. True Blood S.7 "I Found You"*

July 12th
9.5. True Blood S.7 "Fire in the Hole"*

July 13th
10. Angel S.1 "City Of"* (I've watched part of this season, but don't seem to remember any of it so going to count as first time viewings)
10.5. Angel S.1 "Lonely Hearts"*
11. Angel S.1 "In the Dark"*

July 18th
11.5 Angel S.1 "I Fall to Pieces"*

July 19th - July 31st
12. True Blood S.7 "Death is Not the End"*
12.5. True Blood S.7 "Lost Cause"*
13. True Blood S.7 "Karma"*
13.5. Under the Dome S.2 "Force Majeure"*

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My second Sci-Fi Challenge
*= first time watching

Possible List:
Under the Dome - Get up to date on
Farscape - Check out
The 4400 - Re-watch
Fringe - Check out again
From Time to Time
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
The Host
Thor
Thor: The Dark World


July 3
1. Under the Dome - Ep. 2.1 "Heads Will Roll"*

July 7
2. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)*

July 14
3. True Blood - Ep. 7.1 "Jesus Gonna Be Here"*
4. The Strain - Ep. 1.1 "Night Zero"*

July 15
5. True Blood - Ep. 7.2 "I Found You"*

July 16
7. True Blood - Ep. 7.3 "Fire in the Hole"*

July 21
8. The Strain - Ep. 1.2 "The Box"*

July 22
9. True Blood - Ep. 7.4 "Death is Not the End"*
10. True Blood - Ep. 7.5 "Lost Cause"*

July 27
11. Under the Dome - Ep. 2.2 "Infestation"*
12. Under the Dome - Ep. 2.3 "Force Majuere"*
13. Under the Dome - Ep. 2.4 "Revelation"*

July 29
14. Under the Dome - Ep. 2.4 "Reconciliation"*

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List is coming soon.

Gog
Gamera: The Giant Monster (1965)
Gamera vs Barugon (1966)
Gamera vs Gyaos (1967)
Gamera vs Viras (1968)
Independence Day
Things to Come
Invasion: Earth (6 episodes)
The Incredible Melting Man
Futureworld
Beyond Futureworld (2 episodes so far)
Condor (1986)
Amazing Stories (8 episodes so far)
Prototype
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

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1. Defiance - In My Secret Life (2014; DVR)
2. Battlestar Galactica - Torn (2006; NWI)
3. Falling Skies - The Eye (2014; DVR)
4. The Last Ship - Welcome to Gitmo (2014; DVR)
5. Battlestar Galactica - A Measure of Salvation (2006; NWI)
6. Battlestar Galactica - Hero (2006; NWI)
7. Defiance - The Cord and the Ax (2014; DVR)
8. Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Ambush (2008; NWI)
9. Battlestar Galactica - Unfinished Business (2006; DVD)
10. Battlestar Galactica - The Passage (2006; APIV)
11. Maleficent (2014; Theater)
12. Wonder Woman - Flight to Oblivion (1978; DVR)
13. Battlestar Galactica - The Eye of Jupiter (2006; APIV)
14. Battlestar Galactica - Rapture (2007; DVD)
15. The Last Ship - Dead Reckoning (2014; DVR)
16. Battlestar Galactica - Taking a Break from All Your Worries (2007; APIV)
17. Battlestar Galactica - The Woman King (2007; DVD)
18. Battlestar Galactica - A Day in the Life (2007; DVD)
19. Battlestar Galactica - Dirty Hands (2007; APIV)
20. R.I.P.D (2013; DVR)
21. Battlestar Galactica - Maelstrom (2007; APIV)
22. Battlestar Galactica - The Son Also Rises (2007; APIV)
23. Battlestar Galactica - Crossroads: Part 1 (2007; DVD)
24. Battlestar Galactica - Crossroads: Part 2 (2007; DVD)
25. Armageddon (1998; DVR)
26. Defiance - Beasts of Burden (2014; DVR)
27. Falling Skies - Exodus (2014; DVR)
28. Star Trek - Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (1969; TV)
29. Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007; BRD)
30. Battlestar Galactica - He That Believeth in Me (2008; APIV)
31. Extant - Re-Entry (2014; DVR)
32. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014; Theater)
33. Wonder Woman - Seance of Terror (1978; DVR)
34. Ender's Game (2013; DVR)
35. The Wolverine (2013; DVR)
36. Falling Skies - Evolve or Die (2014; DVR)
37. The World's End (2013; DVR)
38. The Last Ship - We'll Get there (2014; DVR)
39. Defiance - Put the Damage On (2014; DVR)
40. Extant - Extinct (2014; DVR)
41. The Strain - Night Zero (2014; DVR)
42. Falling Skies - Mind Wars (2014; DVR)
43. The Strain - The Box (2014; DVR)
44. Extant - Wish You Were Here (2014; DVR)
45. Battlestar Galactica - Six of One (2008; BRD)
46. Battlestar Galactica - The Ties That Bind (2008; APIV)
47. Battlestar Galactica - Escape Velocity (2008; BRD)
48. Battlestar Galactica - The Road Less Traveled (2008; BRD)
49. Battlestar Galactica - Faith (2008; BRD)
50. Battlestar Galactica - Guess What's Coming to Dinner (2008; BRD)
51. Battlestar Galactica - Sina Qua Non (2008; BRD)
52. Battlestar Galactica - The Hub (2008; BRD)
53. Battlestar Galactica - Revelations (2008; APIV)
54. Defiance - This Woman's Work (2014; DVR)
55. Battlestar Galactica - The Face of the Enemy Webisodes 1-10 (2008; streaming from various sites)
56. Battlestar Galactica - Sometimes a Great Notion (2009; BRD)
57. Battlestar Galactica - A Disquiet Follows My Soul (2009; BRD)
58. Battlestar Galactica - The Oath (2009; BRD)
59. Battlestar Galactica - Blood on the Scales (2009; BRD)
60. Battlestar Galactica - No Exit (2008; APIV)
61. Battlestar Galactica - Deadlock (2009; BRD)
62. Battlestar Galactica - Someone to Watch Over Me (2009; BRD)
63. Battlestar Galactica - Islanded in a Stream of Stars (2009; BRD)
64. Falling Skies - Door Number Three (2014; DVR)

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1) Surrogates (2009) DVD 06/30/2014 - Weird how this movie came out months apart from similar little movie called Avatar....but this movie is more about tech addiction. 80/100
2) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) DVD 07/01/2014 - Great book that I read multiple times. Expectations were low for this first watch, but pleasantly surprised. Not as bad as comments on forums made it seem. 90/100
3) Armageddon (1998) DVD 07/02/2014 - Ben Affleck best summarizes this movie with his famous quote: "I asked Michael why it was easier to train oil drillers to become astronauts than it was to train astronauts to become oil drillers, and he told me to shut the fuck up" 69/100
4) Repli-Kate (2002) DVD 07/03/2014 - Movie is like Weird Science, but clone goes naughty. 81/100
5) Escape From New York(1981) LD 07/09/2014 - Manhattan NY is turned into a prison. It is up to Snake the former Disney actor Kurt Russell to rescue the president after a plane crash right in the middle of NY Prison. 85/100
6) Abraxas Guardian of the UniverseVHS (1990) 07/12/2014 - Wrestler Jesse "The Body" n "The Governor" Ventura playing a guardian way before Batista. 79/100
7) Velocity Trap(1999) VHS 07/13/2014 - Special FX were good for a B type movie. 84/100
8) Star Wars(1977) LD 07/15/2014 - It has been a few years since I last watched. So much ahead of its time for 1977. 100/100
9) The Empire Strikes Back(1980) LD 07/19/2014 - I am starting to see why people say this is better than Star Wars. Not sure if better but equally great. 100/100
10) Return of the Jedi(1983) LD 07/21/2014 - Great movie with nostalgic value. 100/100

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2014 Sci-Fi/Fantasy

June 30th
1. The Leftovers "Pilot"
July 1st
2. TMNT "Mutagen Man Unleshed/ Mikey gets Shellacne"
3. Da Vinci's Demons "Sun and the Moon"
4. Beware the Batman "Secrets/Tests"
5. Under the Dome "Heads Will Roll"
6. Da Vinci's Demons "The Rope of the Dead"
July 2nd
7. Da Vinci's Demons " The Vault of Heaven"
8. Da Vinci's Demons "The Fall From Heaven"
9. Da Vinci's Demons "The Enemies of Man"
July 3rd
10. Beware the Batman "Safe/Broken"
July 4th
11. Twilight Zone "Penny for Your thoughts/The Midnight Sun"
12. Twilight Zone "I Sing the Body Electric"
July 9th
13. The Leftovers "Penguin one, us zero"
July 10th
14. The INcredibles(2004, Bird) 7.5/10
July 11th
15. Dawn of the Planet of the Ape(2014, )8/10
July 12th
16. Arrow "Heir to the Demon"
17. Helix "The Reaping"
18. Beware x2
July 13
19. Beware x2
July 14
20. South Park Pandemicx2
21. Leftovers
July 15th
22. The Strain "Night Zero"
23. Family Guy "Something, Something DarkSide Pt 1. And 2"
July 16th
Arrow "Time of Death"
Arrow "The Promise"
July 17th
UNder the dome
July 19th
The Purge
July 20th
Under the Dome
July 21st
The Leftovers
July 22nd
The Strain
Arrow "Suicide Squad"
23rd
Man of Steel
July 24th
da Vinci Demons
25th
Beware the Batman
27th.
Under the dome
28th.
Arrow "Birds of Prey"
Arrow "Deathstroke"
Arrow "The Man under the Mask"
Arrow "Seeing Red"
Arrow "City of Blood"
Arrow "Streets of Fire"
Arrow "Unthinkable"

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1. The Hunger Games (2012) 143 min.
2. The Wolverine (2013) * 126 min.
3. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) * 146 min.
4. The Man from Earth (2007) * 87 min.
5. Teen Titans: Date with Destiny (2004) * 22 min.
6. I Am Legend (2007) 104 min.
7. I Am Legend: Awakening - Story 4: Death as a Gift (2007) 3 min.
8. I Am Legend: Awakening - Story 2: Isolation (2007) 7 min.
9. I Am Legend: Awakening - Story 1: Sacrificing the Few for the Many (2007) 3 min.
10. I Am Legend: Awakening - Story 3: Shelter (2007) 9 min.
11. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) * 118 min.
12. Teen Titans: Transformation (2004) * 22 min.
13. Pushing Daisies: Pie-lette (2007) * 42 min.
14. Pushing Daisies: Dummy (2007) * 42 min.
15. Pushing Daisies: The Fun in Funeral (2007) * 43 min.
16. Suspense: A Night at an Inn (1949) * 29 min.
17. Pushing Daisies: Pigeon (2007) * 42 min.
18. Hell (2011) 89 min.
19. Pushing Daisies: Girth (2007) * 43 min.
20. Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (1967) * 15 min.
21. THX 1138 (1971) * 88 min.
22. Pushing Daisies: Bitches (2007) * 41 min.
23. Star Wars (1977) 121 min.
24. Pushing Daisies: Smell of Success (2007) * 43 min.
25. Groundhog Day (1993) * 101 min.
26. Pacific Rim (2013) 131 min.
27. Pushing Daisies: Bitter Sweets (2007) * 42 min.
28. Logan's Run (1976) 118 min.
29. Science Ninja Team Gatchaman: Gatchaman Versus Turtle King (1972) * 26 min.
30. Pushing Daisies: Corpsicle (2007) * 43 min.
31. Science Ninja Team Gatchaman: The Monstrous Aircraft Carrier Appears (1972) * 26 min.
32. Ultraviolet: Habeas Corpus (1998) * 51 min.
33. Ultraviolet: In Nomine Patris (1998) * 51 min.
34. Samurai Jack: Jack and the Scotsman: Part 2 (2002) * 23 min.
35. Ultraviolet: Sub Judice (1998) * 51 min.
36. Ultraviolet: Mea Culpa (1998) * 51 min.
37. Samurai Jack: Jack and the Ultra-robots (2002) * 23 min.
38. Samurai Jack: Jack Remembers the Past (2002) * 22 min.
39. Ultraviolet: Terra Incognita (1998) * 50 min.
40. Ultraviolet: Persona Non Grata (1998) * 51 min.
41. Samurai Jack: Jack and the Monks (2002) * 22 min.
42. Samurai Jack: Jack and the Farting Dragon (2002) 23 min.
43. Pushing Daisies: Bzzzzzzzzz! (2008) * 43 min.
44. The Road (2009) * 111 min.
45. Pushing Daisies: Circus, Circus (2008) * 42 min.
46. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) * 101 min.
47. Ark II: The Flies (1976) * 23 min.
48. Quatermass and the Pit (1967) * 97 min.
49. Charly (1968) 104 min.
50. Pushing Daisies: Bad Habits (2008) 42 min.
51. Pushing Daisies: Frescorts (2008) * 42 min.
52. Westworld (1973) * 89 min.
53. Samurai Jack: Jack and the Hunters (2002) * 23 min.
54. Pushing Daisies: Dim Sum Lose Some (2008) * 42 min.
55. The X-Files: Pilot (1993) 48 min.
56. The X-Files: Deep Throat (1993) 46 min.
57. The X-Files: Squeeze (1993) 43 min.
58. Pushing Daisies: Oh Oh Oh... It's Magic (2008) * 43 min.
59. Masters of Science Fiction: A Clean Escape (2007) * 44 min.
60. Samurai Jack: Jack Versus Demongo, the Soul Collector (2002) * 22 min.
61. Samurai Jack: Jack Is Naked (2002) * 22 min.
62. Undersea Kingdom: Episode 1: Beneath the Ocean Floor (1936) * 31 min.
63. Pushing Daisies: Robbing Hood (2008) * 42 min.
64. The X-Files: Conduit (1993) * 44 min.
65. Samurai Jack: Jack and the Spartans (2002) * 23 min.
66. Undersea Kingdom: Episode 2: The Undersea City (1936) * 19 min.
67. Pushing Daisies: Comfort Food (2008) * 42 min.
68. Samurai Jack: Jack's Sandals (2002) * 22 min.
69. Lucy (2014) * 90 min.
70. Undersea Kingdom: Episode 3: Arena of Death (1936) * 19 min.
71. Pushing Daisies: The Legend of Merle McQuoddy (2008) * 43 min.
72. The X-Files: The Jersey Devil (1993) 44 min.
73. Europa Report (2013) * 90 min.
74. Undersea Kingdom: Episode 4: Revenge of the Volkites (1936) * 18 min.
75. The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 125 min.
76. Pushing Daisies: The Norwegians (2008) * 42 min.
77. Undersea Kingdom: Episode 5: Prisoners of Atlantis (1936) * 18 min.
78. Pushing Daisies: Window Dressed to Kill (2009) * 43 min.
79. Return of the Jedi (1983) 132 min.
80. Undersea Kingdom: Episode 6: The Juggernaut Strikes (1936) * 17 min.
81. Pushing Daisies: Water & Power (2009) * 43 min.
82. Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace (1999) 136 min.
83. Undersea Kingdom: Episode 7: The Submarine Trap (1936) * 18 min.
84. Star Wars: Episode 2 - Attack of the Clones (2002) * 142 min.
85. Undersea Kingdom: Episode 8: Into the Metal Tower (1936) * 17 min.
86. Undersea Kingdom: Episode 9: Death in the Air (1936) * 17 min.
87. Pushing Daisies: Kerplunk (2009) * 43 min.
88. Undersea Kingdom: Episode 10: Atlantis Destroyed (1936) * 17 min.
89. Star Wars: Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith (2005) * 140 min.


* First time viewing.

Stats:
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US 78 Germany 1 Japan 2 UK 7 France 1

1930s 10 1940s 1 1960s 3 1970s 7 1980s 2 1990s 13 2000s 44 2010s 9

First time viewings: 70/89

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Re: 7th Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge List Thread

1. Journey to the Center of the Earth
2. Johnny Mnemonic
3. Transformers: Age of Extinction
4. Jason and the Argonauts
5. Alien Crash at Roswell
6. Ancient Aliens Question
7. The Illustrated Man
8. 2001: A Space Odyssey
9. Dead Man Walking
10. Killer Klowns From Outer Space
11. Robo Vampire
12. Atlantic Rim
13. The Conspiracy to Rule the World: From 911 to the Illuminati
14. New World Order: The Conspiracy to Rule Your Mind
15. The Last Chase
16. Lightblast
17. Lightning Bolt
18. The Carrier
19. Best Sandy Hook Newtown Hoax Conspiracy Theory Movie
20. NASA Conspiracy: UFO Sightings and Alien Structures
21. 25 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True
22. The Omega Man
23. 9/11 Pentagon Footage Conspiracy Documentary
24. The Picture of Dorian Gray
25. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
26. Beneath the Planet of the Apes
27. Lies and Deception: UFO's and the Secret Agenda
28. Prometheus
29. UFOTV Presents: Touched
30. UFO TV Presents: The Urzi Case: A UFO Mystery In the Skies of Italy
31. Predator
32. UFOTV Presents UFOs in South America
33. UFOTV Presents: Mayan Prophecies and Crop Circles
34. Ozone
35. Queen of Outer Space
36. Resident Evil: Apocalypse
37. Return to Frogtown
38. Riki-Oh
39. Robinson Crusoe on Mars
40. Robot Jox
41. The Running Man
42. Saturn 3
43. Scanners
44. Them!
45. Iron Man and Captain America Heroes United

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* = First time viewing
July 4, 2014
  1. Iron Man 3 (2013)

    July 7, 2014
  2. Escape From Tomorrow* (2013)

    July 8, 2014
  3. Jonah Hex* (2010)

    July 9, 2014
  4. The Lego Movie* (2014)

    July 10, 2014
  5. Transformers (2007)

    July 11, 2014
  6. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
  7. Heavy Metal (1981)

    July 12, 2014
  8. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes* (2014) AMC Studio 30 in Real3D
  9. 300 (2006)
  10. 300: Rise of an Empire* (2014)

    July 13, 2014
  11. Gremlins (1984)
  12. The Goonies (1985)
  13. The 6th Day* (2000)

    July 14, 2014
  14. Minority Report (2002)
  15. The Emperor and the White Snake* (2011)

    July 15, 2014
  16. Topos* (2012)

    July 17, 2014
  17. Under the Skin* (2013)

    July 18, 2014
  18. Planet of the Apes (1968)

    July 19, 2014
  19. The Last Days on Mars* (2013)

    July 20, 2014
  20. Gravity (2013)
  21. Pitch Black (2000)
  22. The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
  23. Oblivion* (2013)

    July 21, 2014
  24. Transformers: The Movie (1986)

    July 22, 2014
  25. Eragon* (2006)

    July 23, 2014
  26. The Thing* (1982)

    July 24, 2014
  27. Primer* (2004)
  28. Upstream Color* (2013)

    July 25, 2014
  29. Lucy* (2014) AMC Studio 30
  30. Snowpiercer* (2014) AMC Studio 30
  31. Marvel's The Avengers (2011) Director's commentary

    July 26, 2014
  32. Super 8* (2011)
  33. Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle: Season 1* Episode 1: TRUTH, JUSTICE, AND THE AMERICAN WAY (1938-1958) / Episode 2: GREAT POWER, GREAT RESPONSIBILITY (1959-1977)
  34. Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle: Season 1* Episode 3: A HERO CAN BE ANYONE (1978-Present)
  35. The Fifth Element (1997)

    July 27, 2014
  36. Attack of the Crab Monsters* (1957)
  37. Not of This Earth* (1957)
  38. War of the Satellites* (1958)

    July 28, 2014
  39. Code 46* (2003)

    July 29, 2014
  40. Metropolis (1927) Giorgio Moroder version
  41. Source Code* (2011)

    July 30, 2014
  42. Alien (1979)

    July 31, 2014
  43. Star Trek (2009)
Spoiler:
Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s.
--- 1900(No time limit but must be at least complete short film) - (optional)
--- 1910(No time limit but must be at least complete short film) - (optional)
-x- 1920 - Metropolis (1927)
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
-x- 1950 - Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)
-x- 1960 - Planet of the Apes (1968)
-x- 1970 - Alien
-x- 1980 - Gremlins (1984)
-x- 1990 - The Fifth Element (1997)
-x- 2000 - Code 46 (2003)
-x- 2010 - Jonah Hex (2010)

Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-x- First language - The Emperor and the White Snake (Mandarin)
-x- Second language - Topos (Spanish)

Watch a film in 12 of the following -

--- Watch a MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic/Hosted version of a sci-fi/fantasy film -
-x- Watch a film featuring laser blasters - Transformers
-x- Watch a film made on a low budget (ex. Corman or Castle movie) - Not of This Earth
-x- Watch a film based on a novel - Under the Skin
-x- Watch a film which was nominated for a Hugo or Saturn Award- Source Code
-x- Watch a Documentary Feature - Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle: Season 1
--- Watch a Film From the Criterion Collection (Doesn't have to be Criterion Version) -
-x- Watch a film with commentary - Marvel's The Avengers
-x- Watch a film and at least two sequels - Pitch Black / The Chronicles of Riddick / Riddick
--- Watch a film that takes place underneath the Earth -
-x- Watch a film that takes place in space - Gravity
--- Watch a film that takes place on or under the sea -
-x- Watch an animated film - Heavy Metal
--- 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 - Transformers: The Movie (2005)
-x- Watch a film and its remake/reboot Planet of the Apes / Rise of the Planet of the Apes


Watch 2 of the following
-x- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Ray Bradbury/Phillip K. Dick - Minority Report
-x- Watch a film directed/produced/written by James Cameron/Steven Spielberg/Terry Gilliam - The Goonies
--- Watch a film directed/produced/written by Gene Roddenberry/Edgar Rice Burroughs/Jules Verne -
--- Written by/starring/inspired by/ or related in some way to the late HP Lovecraft / Richard Matheson -


Watch 8 films directed by

--- Tim Burton
--- Hayao Miyazaki
--- David Cronenberg
--- James Whale
-x- Ridley Scott - Alien
--- Paul Verhoeven
--- Robert Wise
--- Robert Zemeckis
--- The Wachowski Brothers
--- Jerry Warren
-x- J. J. "Lens Flare" Abrams - Super 8
--- Samuel Z. Arkoff
-x- David Twohy Pitch Black
--- Richard Fleischer
--- William Cameron Menzies

Watch a film for each rating
--- G -
-x- PG - The Lego Movie
-x- PG-13 - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
-x- R - Lucy
--- X/NC-17(Optional) -
-x- Unrated - Upstream Color

Watch a film in 28 of the following subgenres:
--- Alien invasion -
-x- Horror The Last Days on Mars
--- Dystopian Society -
-x- Post-Apocalyptic - Oblivion
--- Alternate History -
-x- Robot/Android - Transformers
--- Immortality -
-x- Space Opera/Serial - War of the Satellites
--- Mutants (non-critter) -
--- Comic Book -
--- Mad Scientist -
--- Comedy -
-x- Time travel - Primer
--- Giant Critters -
--- Prehistoric -
--- Paranormal -
--- Kaiju -
-x- Tech Noir - Minority Report
--- First Contact -
--- Space Soldiers -
--- Magical Beings -
-x- Future Crimes - Minority Report
-x- Animalcadabra - Rise of the Planet of the Apes
--- Myths & Legends -
--- Worst Movie Ever -

--- Arthurian Fantasy -
--- Based on fairy tale -
--- Urban Fantasy -
--- High Fantasy -
-x- Sword and Sorcery - Eragon
--- Dark Fantasy -
--- Martial Arts Fantasy -

Watch a film starring 26 of the following actors:
--- James McAvoy
--- David Warner
--- Edward James Olmos
--- Sir Ian McKellen
--- Liv Tyler
--- Peter Dinklage
--- Charlize Theron
-x- Winona Ryder - Star Trek
-x- Lena Headey - 300: Rise of a Nation
--- Zoe Saldana
--- Ian Holm
--- Boris Karloff
--- Sir Cedric Hardwicke
--- Lionel Atwill
--- Evelyn Ankers
--- Abbott & Costello
--- Peter Graves
--- Hugh Marlowe
--- Richard Denning
--- Susan Cabot
--- Samuel L. Jackson
--- Tommy Kirk
--- Raquel Welch
--- Ray Milland
--- Roddy McDowall
--- Nancy Allen
--- Rick Moranis
--- Michelle Pfeiffer
-x- Arnold Schwarzenegger - The 6th Day
-x- Kurt Russell - The Thing
-x- Sigourney Weaver - Alien
--- Alan Rickman
-x- Tilda Swinton - Snowpiercer

TO WATCH: Enchanted
The Golden Compass
28 Days Later…
Frequency
Interview with the Vampire
Dracula
Ender's Game
Pacific Rim
Riddick

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Re: 7th Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge List Thread

2013 | 2012 - Did not participate | 2011 | 2010


My List
  1. 7/06 Transformers "The Ultimate Doom, Part 1"
  2. 7/06 Transformers "The Ultimate Doom, Part 2"
  3. 7/06 Transformers "The Ultimate Doom, Part 3"
  4. 7/06 Transformers "Countdown to Extinction"
  5. 7/06 Transformers "A Plague of Insecticons"
  6. 7/06 Transformers "Heavy Metal War"
  7. 7/06 Transformers "Autobot Spike"
  8. 7/06 Transformers "The Immobilizer"
  9. 7/28 John Carter
  10. 7/29 Star Trek Generations

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DVD: 0 | Blu-ray Disc: 2 films | Netflix Watch Instantly: 8 episodes | Theatrical Exhibition: 0 | TV Broadcast: 0 | iTunes Digital Download: 0
Podcast/Streaming: 0 | HuluPlus: 0 | VHS: 0
First Time Viewing: 0 | Re-watches: 2 films, 8 episodes
TOTAL: 2 films, 8 episodes

TRADITIONAL COUNTING METHOD: 4

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The Galaxy Invader - Rifftrax
Atomic Brain - MST3K

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* First Time Viewing

July 11
1. The 10th Victim (1965) *

July 17
2. The Woman With Red Boots (1974) *

July 18
3. Under The Skin (2013)

July 25
4. Seconds (1966) *

July 27
5. Mars Attacks! (1996) *

July 28
6. Paperhouse (1988) *

July 29
7. Destroy All Monsters (1968) *

July 30
8. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (2005) *

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Re: 7th Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge List Thread

July 2
1. Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
2. The Quiet Earth (1985)
3. Split Second (1992)
4. Code Name: Eternity: Ethaniel's Story (1999)
July 5
5. The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
July 6
6. Penelope (2006)
7. Last Action Hero (1993)
July 7
8. Videodrome (1983)
July 9
9. Things to Come (1936)
10. Total Recall (1990)
July 10
11. Batman Returns (1992)
12. Super 8 (2011)
July 11
13. Real Steel (2011)
14. Time After Time (1979)
July 12
15. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Beginning of the End (1988)
16. The Brothers Grimm (2005)
17. Stargate (1994)
18. Alien (1979)
July 13
19. Quatermass 2 (1957)
20. Kôkaku Kidôtai (1995)
21. The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)
22. Tangled (2010)
23. The Lost World (1925)
24. Underworld (2003)
25. Ender's Game (2013)
July 14
26. R.I.P.D. (2013)
27. Strange Invaders (1983)
28. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)
July 15
29. The Black Hole (1979)
July 16
30. The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
31. The Wasp Woman (1959)
32. Mighty Joe Young (1998)
July 17
33. Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
34. Signs (2002)
July 18
35. Total Recall (2012)
36. Snowpiercer (2013)
July 19
37. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)
38. Orphée (1950)
39. Revolution S02E06: Dead Man Walking (2012)
40. Revolution S02E07: The Patriot Act (2012)
41. Revolution S02E08: Come Blow Your Horn (2012)
42. Revolution S02E09: Everyone Says I Love You (2012)
43. Revolution S02E10: Three Amigos (2012)
44. Revolution S02E11: Mis Dos Padres (2012)
45. Revolution S02E12: Captain Trips (2012)
46. Revolution S02E13: Happy Endings (2012)
47. Revolution S02E14: Fear and Loathing (2012)
48. Revolution S02E15: Dreamcatcher (2012)
July 20
49. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)
50. Revolution S02E16: Exposition Boulevard (2012)
51. Revolution S02E17: Why We Fight (2012)
52. Revolution S02E18: Austin City Limits (2012)
53. Revolution S02E19: S#!& Happens (2012)
54. Revolution S02E20: Tomorrowland (2012)
55. Revolution S02E21: Memorial Day (2012)
56. Revolution S02E22: Declaration of Independence (2012)
57. Lifted (2006)
58. Ratatouille (2007)
July 21
59. The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
60. Push (2009)
61. Excalibur (1981)
July 22
62. Panic in Year Zero! (1962)
63. Star Trek (2009)
July 23
64. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
July 24
65. Cloud Atlas (2012)
July 25
66. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
July 26
67. La cité des enfants perdus (1995)
68. Falling Skies S01E01: Live and Learn (2011)
69. Falling Skies S01E02: The Armory (2011)
70. X-Men (2000)
71. X2 (2003)
72. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
July 27
73. Falling Skies S01E03: Prisoner of War (2011)
74. Falling Skies S01E04: Grace (2011)
75. Falling Skies S01E05: Silent Kill (2011)
76. Die Puppe (1919)
77. X-Men: First Class (2011)
78. Le voyage à travers l'impossible (1904)
79. Falling Skies S01E06: Sanctuary: Part 1 (2011)
80. Falling Skies S01E07: Sanctuary: Part 2 (2011)
81. Falling Skies S01E08: What Hides Beneath (2011)
82. Falling Skies S01E09: Mutiny (2011)
July 28
83. Falling Skies S01E10: Eight Hours (2011)
84. Falling Skies S02E01: Worlds Apart (2011)
July 29
85. The Rocketeer (1991)
86. Falling Skies S02E02: Shall We Gather at the River (2011)
July 30
87. The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (2013)
July 31
88. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

Checklist:
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✓ Checklist Completed
Watch one film from every decade, starting with the 1900s
-✓-1900sLe voyage à*travers l'impossible
-✓-1910sDie Puppe
-✓-1920sThe Lost World
-✓-1930sThings to Come
-✓-1940sThe Ghost of Frankenstein
-✓-1950sThe Quatermass Xperiment
-✓-1960sQuatermass and the Pit
-✓-1970sTime After Time
-✓-1980sThe Quiet Earth
-✓-1990sSplit Second
-✓-2000sPenelope
-✓-2010sSuper 8
Watch Films in at least 2 languages other than English
-✓-First language, JapaneseKôkaku Kidôtai
-✓-Second language, FrenchOrphée
Watch films from 12 of the following categories:
-✓-Cin. Titanic / Host / MST3K / RifftraxBeginning of the End (MST3K)
-✓-Featuring laser blastersThe Black Hole
-✓-Made on a low budgetThe Wasp Woman
-✓-Based on a novelCloud Atlas
-✓-Nominated for a Hugo/SaturnAlien
-✓-DocumentaryThe Sci-Fi Boys
-✓-Criterion Collection filmVideodrome
---With commentary
-✓-Film and at least two of its sequelsX-Men 1, 2, 3
---Takes place underneath the Earth
-✓-Takes place in spaceAlien
-✓-Takes place on or under the seaAtlantis: The Lost Empire
-✓-Animated filmKôkaku Kidôtai
-✓-Special effects by Ray HarryhausenEarth vs. the Flying Saucer
-✓-"Future" that has already come and goneSplit Second
-✓-Film and its remake/rebootTotal Recall
Watch films related in some way to 2 of the following:
-✓-Ray Bradbury|Philip K. DickTotal Recall
-✓-James Cameron|Steven Spielberg|Terry GilliamTerminator 2|Super 8|The Brothers Grimm
---Gene Roddenberry|Edgar Rice Burroughs|Jules Verne
-✓-HP Lovecraft|Richard MathesonReal Steel
Watch films by 8 of the following directors:
-✓-Tim BurtonBatman Returns
-✓-Hayao MiyazakiSen to Chihiro no kamikakushi
-✓-David CronenbergVideodrome
---James Whale
-✓-Ridley ScottAlien
-✓-Paul VerhoevenTotal Recall
---Robert Wise
---Robert Zemeckis
-✓-the Wachowski SiblingsCloud Atlas
---Jerry Warren
-✓-J.J. AbramsSuper 8
---Samuel Z. Arkoff
---David Twohy
---Richard Fleischer
-✓-William Cameron MenziesThings to Come
Watch a film for each rating
-✓-GRatatouille
-✓-PGTangled
-✓-PG-13Jack the Giant Slayer
-✓-RThe Quiet Earth
---X/NC-17 (optional)
-✓-UnratedThings to Come
Watch films from 28 of the following subgenres:
-✓-Alien invasionStrange Invaders
-✓-HorrorAlien
-✓-Dystopian societyTotal Recall
-✓-Post-apocalypticThe Quiet Earth
-✓-Alternate historyTime After Time
-✓-Robot/androidReal Steel
-✓-ImmortalityStargate
-✓-Space opera/serialEnder's Game
-✓-Mutants (non-critter)Total Recall
-✓-Comic bookX-Men
-✓-Mad scientistThe Black Hole
-✓-ComedyPenelope
-✓-Time travelTime After Time
-✓-Giant crittersBeginning of the End
-✓-PrehistoricThe Lost World
-✓-ParanormalR.I.P.D.
---Kaiju
-✓-Tech noirGhost in the Shell
-✓-First contactSigns
-✓-Space soldiersEnder's Game
-✓-Magical beingsSpirited Away
-✓-Future crimesTime After Time
-✓-AnimalcadabraRatatouille
-✓-Myths and legendsStargate
---Worst movie ever
-✓-Arthurian fantasyExcalibur
-✓-Based on fairy taleTangled
-✓-Urban fantasyUnderworld
---High fantasy
-✓-Sword and sorceryExcalibur
-✓-Dark fantasyThe Brothers Grimm
---Martial arts fantasy
Watch films starring 26 of the following actors:
-✓-James McAvoyX-Men: First Class
-✓-David WarnerTime After Time
---Edward James Olmos
-✓-Sir Ian McKellenX-Men
---Liv Tyler
-✓-Peter DinklagePenelope
-✓-Charlize TheronMighty Joe Young
-✓-Winona RyderStar Trek
-✓-Lena HeadeyThe Brothers Grimm
-✓-Zoe SaldanaStar Trek
-✓-Ian HolmAlien
-✓-Boris KarloffAbbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
-✓-Sir Cedric HardwickeThings to Come
-✓-Lionel AtwillThe Ghost of Frankenstein
-✓-Evelyn AnkersThe Ghost of Frankenstein
-✓-Abbott & CostelloAbbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
-✓-Peter GravesBeginning of the End
-✓-Hugh MarloweEarth vs. the Flying Saucers
---Richard Denning
-✓-Susan CabotThe Wasp Woman
---Samuel L. Jackson
-✓-Tommy KirkThe Absent-Minded Professor
---Raquel Welch
-✓-Ray MillandPanic in Year Zero!
-✓-Roddy McDowallThe Black Hole
-✓-Nancy AllenStrange Invaders
---Rick Moranis
-✓-Michelle PfeifferBatman Returns
-✓-Arnold SchwarzeneggerTotal Recall
-✓-Kurt RussellStargate
-✓-Sigourney WeaverAlien
---Alan Rickman
-✓-Tilda SwintonSnowpiercer


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