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Old 07-01-21, 12:28 AM
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Gobear's 2021 Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Challenge


First-Time Viewing: 13 | Blu-Ray: 5 | DVD: 1 | TV: 14 | Streaming: 19 | Commentaries Listened To:

Checklist

Spoiler:

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

3 Wildcards allowed

--- Watch a film in 9 of the following decades:
--- 1890/1900 -
--- 1910 -
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
-X- 1970 -Soylent Green
-X- 1980 -Big Trouble in Little China
-X- 1990 -Demolition Man
-X- 2000 -Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
--- 2010 -
-X- 2020 -A Quiet Place Part II

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

--- Watch a film in 9 of the following:
--- Watch a MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic/Hosted version of a sci-fi/fantasy film -
--- Watch a film made on a low budget (ex. Corman or Castle movie) -
-X- Watch a film based on a novel -Soylent Green
--- Watch a film which was nominated for a Hugo or Saturn Award-
--- Watch a Documentary Feature (at least 40 minutes long) -
--- Watch a Film from the Criterion Collection (Doesn't have to be the Criterion Version) -
-X- Watch a film with commentary -The Monster That Challenged the World
-X- Watch a film and at least two sequels -Raiders/Temple/ Last Crusade
-X- Watch an animated film -Luca
--- 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 -
--- Watch a film and its remake/reboot -
--- Watch a film about a LGBTQ+ person/topic or about POC/other minority groups -

--- He's dead, Jim. Watch 4 out of the following:
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Ned Beatty -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Helen McCrory -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Cloris Leachman -
-X- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Sean Connery -Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Christopher Plummer -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late David Prowse -

--- Thank the Maker. Watch 4 out of the following:
-X- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Gene Roddenberry -Star Trek: First Contact
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late C.S. Lewis -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late J.R.R. Tolkien -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Jules Verne
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late H.G. Wells -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Stan Lee -

--- Watch 10 films directed/produced/written by:
--- J. J. Abrams -
--- Luc Besson -
--- Tim Burton -
--- Roger Corman -
--- Richard Fleischer -
--- Ron Howard -
--- Peter Jackson -
--- Alice Guy -
--- Fritz Lang -
--- George Lucas -
--- George Melies -
--- Hayao Miyazaki -
--- M. Night Shyamalan -
--- Stephen Sommers -
-X- Steven Spielberg -Raiders of the Lost Ark
--- Guilermo del Toro -
--- The Wachowskis -
-X- Robert Zemeckis: Contact

--- Watch a film in 4 of these ratings:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA)/Approved -
--- G-
--- PG/GP/M-
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- NC-17/X (not porn!)/Unrated -

--- Watch a film in 6 of the following sub-genres:
-X- Action/Adventure -Raiders of the Lost Ark
-X- Animation -Luca
-X- Comedy -Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
-X- Crime/Film Noir/Mystery/Thriller -The Vast of Night
--- Drama -
--- Family -
--- History/War/Western -
-X- Horror -The Monster That Challenged the World
-X- Music/Musical -Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club
-X- Romance -Xanadu

--- Watch a film in the following 12 sub-genres:
--- Alien invasion -
-X- Alternate History -Star Trek: First Contact
--- Based on fairy tale -
--- Christmas in July -
--- Comic Book -
-X- Disaster -Greenland
-X- Dystopian Society -Rollerball
--- High Fantasy -
-X- Immortality -Palm Springs
-X- Kaiju -Love and Monsters
--- Mad Scientist -
-X- Mythology (Can be anybody's mythology) -Xanadu
--- Paranormal -
-X- Post-Apocalyptic--A Quiet Place Part II
--- Prehistoric -
-X- Robot/Android -Virtuosity
-X- Space Themed -Alien
-X- Superhero Themed -My Super Ex-Girlfriend
--- Sword and Sorcery -
-X- Time travel -The Tomorrow War

Not sure what qualifies? Check here for a description or even better: here.

--- Watch 6 of the following IMDB.com Title Types:
-X- Feature Film -Alien
-X- TV Movie -Killdozer
--- TV Series -
--- TV Episode -
--- TV Special/TV Short -
-X- Mini-Series -Schmigadoon
--- Documentary (any length) -
--- Video Game -
--- Short Film -
--- Direct to Video -

--- Watch a film starring 15 of the following actors:
--- Helena Bonham Carter -
--- Benedict Cumberbatch -
--- Luke Evans -
-X- William Fichtner -Drive Angry
-X- Harrison Ford -Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
--- Morgan Freeman -
--- John Goodman -
--- Jake Gyllenhaal -
--- Chris Hemsworth -
--- Michael Ironsides -
--- Samuel L. Jackson -
--- Scarlett Johansson -
--- Dwayne Johnson -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Gugu Mbatha-Raw -
--- Sir Ian McKellen -
--- Chris Pine -
--- Natalie Portman -
-X- Chris Pratt -The Tomorrow War
--- Vincent Price -
--- Geoffrey Rush -
--- Ryan Reynolds -
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger -
--- Andy Serkis -
--- Will Smith -
--- Evan Rachel Wood -


Spoiler:








June 30
1. Soylent Green (1973)-HBO Max
: 2022 and its predictions of a global heat wave are getting uncomfortably close

July 1
2. Demolition Man (1993)
-HBO Max: I do not want an explanation about the 3 seashells.

July 2
3. The Tomorrow War (2021)
-Amazon--Decent but forgettable story about contemporary humans being sent 30 years into the future to fight a carnivorous horde of alien monsters that threaten humanity's extinction. We do get some shirtless Chris Pratt.
4. Greenland (2020)-HBO Max: Unlike other comet impact films like Armageddon, Greenland focuses more on one family's struggle for survival in the face of impending doom for the planet. The FX are epic, but the deeper character development and more realistic tone make this the best of its subgenre, IMO.

July 3
5. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
-Starz: It's all in the reflexes.
6. The Superdeep (2020)-Shudder: The movie itself is middling, an alien infection consumes a rescue and research team in a Soviet-era mine. What really rustled my jimmies was the dubbing into English which completely destroyed the illusion for me. I much prefer subtitles and hearing the actors' voices, as in Sputnik.

July 8
7. Love and Monsters (2020)
-Epix: I absolutely love this goofy comedy, The CGI monsters look terrifyingly realistic and the hero is adorably clueless.
8. Palm Springs (2020)-Hulu: Like Happy Death Day, this is another ripoff of Groundhog Day, but with Andy Samberg.

July 9
9. Alien (1979)
-HBO MAX: It is amazing how contemporary Alien looks 40+ years on.
10. The Vast of Night (2020)-Amazon Prime: This is still an astonishing work from a first-time director.
11. Ice (1998)-Amazon Prime: Extremely cheesy made-for-TV flick about an increase in sun spots causing a new ice age. You never see movies about global warming.

July 10
12. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
-Showtime: As enjoyable as these films are, the white superiority subtext is inescapable,
13. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)-Showtime: Pretty decent for the third in a series.

July 11
14. Luca (2021)
-Disney+-Entirely delightful Pixar film about a pair of young Italian sea monsters who become human boys on dry land.

July 12
15. Soul (2020)
-Disney+-Soul is a cut above recent Pixar films with imaginative animation and a really good story about making your life mean something before you end up in the Great Beyond.
16. Dune (1984)-HBO Max--Although the trailer for Dennis Villeneuve's version looks terrific, David Lynch's film is much better than its reputation.

July 13
17. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
-Showtime: Big Bang Theory is wrong: the Nazis would not have found the Ark without Indiana Jones finding it first.
18. Rollerball (1975)-Showtime: One of my favorite James Caan roles as an aging athlete being muscled out of his sport for being too good
19. Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)-Showtime: The best film of the trilogy.

July 14
20. Killdozer (1974)
-Blu-Ray A malignant alien intelligence possesses a bulldozer and kills a construction crew on a remote island. One of the better TV-movies from the 70s .

July 15
21. A Quiet Place Part II (2020)-Paramount+
-Sequels to hit movies can be tricky because so often the devices that made the first film work fail in the second, but this holds up fairly well, despite losing so many of the surprises from its predecessor. At least now we know the origin of the Death Angels.

July 16
22. Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2008)-HBO Max
-Fun buddy comedy about a trio of British slackers who accidentally get caught up in a convoluted time loop in a pub..
23. My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)-HBO-Entertaining but misogynistic comedy, the science fiction is thinking that Luke Wilson could date Uma Thurman
24. Virtuosity (1995)--HBO--Remember when virtual reality was new?
25. Xanadu (1980)-HBO-It's amazing how fame can disappear. 40 years ago Olivia Newton-John and ELO were musical superstars, and now they have both disappeared from pop culture. Yes, this movie is bad, but the music's great and it has a certain camp appeal.

July 17
26. Drive Angry (1981)
-Showtime: this feels like a warmup for Mandy because it has a similar plot about revenge on an evil cult.
27. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)-Showtime: This is better than its reputation, but Harrison Ford should not be making any more sequels
28. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)-Showtime: This goofy movie deserves its cult fandom,

July 19
29. Awake (2021)
-Netflix: The movie starts with a simple premise: humanity is facing extinction because an astronomical event has made people unable to sleep. The action focuses on one mother trying to keep her child safe as the world spirals into chaos.
30. Star Trek: First Contact (1997)-Epix: IMO, this is the best of all the ST films.

July 20
31. The Predator (2018)
-FX: I thought this was really stupid when I saw it in the theater, and after giving it another shot, I stand by that opinion.
32. Real Genius (1984)-Starz: I finally got around to seeing this. Enjoyable, but not really the stuff of cult status.

July 22
33. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)-Putlocker:
While Sgt. Pepper is a legendarily bad jukebox musical of Beatles covers, the performances range from decent to better than the original.
34. Contact (1997)-Epix--Some great ideas about alien contact ruined by a sappy story.

July 24
35. Altered States (1980)-Blu-Ray--William Hurt takes mushrooms and turns into a cosmic being.

July 25
36. Day of the Dolphin (1973)
-Blu-Ray-George C Scott trains dolphins to speak. Interesting 70s artifact.
37. The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)-Blu-Ray-A terrific cheesy monster movie perfect for a rainy Saturday afternoon, this one starring giant prehistoric snails that are released after an earthquake hits the Salton Sea.

July 26
38. Robocop (1987)-Blu-Ray--The satire still holds up.

July 28
39. Flash Gordon (1987)-DVD--Flash Gordon is a ridiculously good time.

July 29
40. The Outer Limits (1964): The Invisible Enemy/ Keeper of the Purple Twilight-Blu-Ray--Probably the best SF series of the 1960s
41. Schmigadoon (2021): Eps 1-4: Apple + This shows was made for musical theater geeks
42. Into the Woods (2014) Blu-Ray--The films leaves out a lot of the complexity of Sondheim and Lapine's take on mortality and the strain between adult children and their parents.

July 30
42. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982) Putlocker--Like All That Jazz, this is a semi-autobiography blended with fantasy where Roger Waters bares his tortured interior world, with the aid of animator Gerald Scarfe and singer Bob Geldof.

July 31
43. Chaos on the Bridge (2014) YouTube--A doc about the behind-the-scenes troubles of the first two season of ST:TNG
44. Blade Runner (1982). TCM--If The Final Cut had been in theaters, Blade Runner would have been successful.
45. Svengoolie-The Creation of the Humanoids (1962) Me-TV--Painfully dull.

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1. Independence Day (1996) UHD - 25th anniversary
2. Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) UHD
3. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) UHD - 30th anniversary
4. Explorers (1985) BD
5. Beyond the Sky (2018) PRIME
6. The Mind Benders (1963) BD
7. The Black Scorpion (1957) BD
8. Night Skies (2007) PRIME
9. Kamikaze' 89 (1982) BD
10. Iron Warrior (1987) BD
11. Sword of the Valiant (1984) BD
12. Alien from L.A. (1988) BD

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1. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Bar Association
3. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Accession
4. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Rules of Engagement
5. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Hard Time
6. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Shattered Mirror
7. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Muse
8. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - For the Cause
9. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - To the Death
10. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Quickening
11. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Body Parts
12. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Broken Link
13. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Apocalypse Rising
14. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Ship
15. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places
16. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - . . . Nor the Battle to the Strong
17. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Assignment
18. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Trials and Tribble-ations
19. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Let He Who is Without Sin . . .
20. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Things Past
21. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Ascent
22. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Rapture
23. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Darkness and the Light
24. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Begotten
24. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - For the Uniform
25. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - In Purgatory's Shadow
26. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - By Inferno's Light
27. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Doctor Bashir, I Presume?
28, X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
29. Serenity (2005)
30. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - A Simple Investigation
31. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Business as Usual
32. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Ties of Blood and Water
33. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Ferengi Love Songs
34. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Soldiers of the Empire
35. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Children of Time
36. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Blaze of Glory
37. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Empok Nor
38. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - In the Cards
39. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Call to Arms
40. Black Widow (2021)
41. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - A Time to Stand
42. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Rocks and Shoals
43. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Sons and Daughters
44. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Behind the Lines
45. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Favor the Bold
46. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Sacrifice of Angels
47. Zach Snyder's Justice League (2021)
48. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - You are Cordially Invited . . .
49. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Resurrection
50. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Statistical Probabilities
51. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Magnificent Ferengi
52. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Waltz
53. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Who Mourns for Morn?
54. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Far Beyond the Stars
55. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - One Little Ship
56. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Honor Among Thieves
57. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Change of Heart
58. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Wrongs Darker than Death or Night
59. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Inquisition
60. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - In the Pale Moonlight
61. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - His Way
62. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Reckoning
63. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Valiant
64. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Profit and Lace
65. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Time's Orphan
66. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Sound of Her Voice
67. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Tears of the Prophets
68. Jungle Cruise (2021)

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1. The Quiet Earth (1985) Tubi
2. Cube (1997) Tubi
3. Signs (2002) DVD
4. Gravity (2013) Tubi
5. The Black Hole (1979) Disney+
6. Tideland (2005) Tubi
7. Arrival (2016) Hulu
8. The Twilight Zone "When the Sky Was Opened", "Four of Us Are Dying", "The Hitchhiker", "Elegy" Hulu
9. Firefly "Serenity" Hulu
10. Cyborg (1989) DVD
11. SurrealEstate "Pilot", "The Harvey" Syfy
12. Communion (1989)
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1. Tonari no Totoro (1988)
2. The Mummy (1999)
3. The Mummy Returns (2001)
4. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
5. Touch S01E01: Pilot (2012)
6. Touch S01E02: 1+1=3 (2012)
7. Neverwhere E01: Door (1996)
8. Neverwhere E02: Knightsbridge (1996)
9. Neverwhere E03: Earl's Court to Islington (1996)
10. Neverwhere E04: Blackfriars (1996)
11. Neverwhere E05: Down Street (1996)
12. Neverwhere E06: As Above, So Below (1996)
13. Legends of Tomorrow S06E08: Stressed Western (2021)
14. Legends of Tomorrow S06E09: This Is Gus (2021)
15. Black Widow (2021)
16. The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything (1980)
17. The Croods: A New Age (2020)
18. Superman and Lois S01E01: Pilot (2021)
19. Tucker's Witch S01E00: Unaired Pilot (1982)
20. Tucker's Witch S01E01: The Good Witch of Laurel Canyon (1982)
21. Tucker's Witch S01E02: Big Mouth (1982)
22. Tucker's Witch S01E03: The Corpse Who Knew Too Much (1982)
23. Tucker's Witch S01E04: The Curse of the Toltec Death Mask (1982)
24. Tucker's Witch S01E05: Terminal Case (1982)
25. Tucker's Witch S01E06: Abra-Cadaver (1982)
26. Tucker's Witch S01E07: Dye Job (1983)
27. Tucker's Witch S01E08: Psych-Out (1983)
28. Tucker's Witch S01E09: Rock Is a Hard Place (1983)
29. Tucker's Witch S01E10: Formula for Revenge (1983)
30. Tucker's Witch S01E11: Living and Presumed Dead (1983)
31. Tucker's Witch S01E12: Murder Is the Key (1983)
32. Frankenstein (2007)
33. Destiny to Order (1989)
34. Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)
35. Zardoz (1974)
36. The Tomorrow War (2021)
37. Mystery Science Theater 3000: Quest of the Delta Knights (1993/1998)
38. Star Wars (1977)
39. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
40. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
41. Story of Science Fiction S01E01: Alien Life (2018)
42. Story of Science Fiction S01E02: Space Exploration (2018)
43. Mystery Men (1999)
44. SurrealEstate S01E01: Pilot (2021)
45. SurrealEstate S01E02: The Harvey (2021)
46. Always (1989)
47. Stuart Little (1999)
48. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
49. The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
50. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
51. The Mitchells vs the Machines (2021)
52. Invaders from Mars (1953)
53. Castle Rock S01E01: Severance (2018)
54. Castle Rock S01E02: Habeas Corpus (2018)
55. Planetarium (2016)
56. Dragonheart: Vengeance (2020)
57. 30 Years to Life (1998)
58. Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
59. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
60. The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells E01: The New Accelerator (2001)
61. The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells E02: Brownlow's Newspaper (2001)
62. The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells E03: The Crystal Egg (2001)
63. The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells E04: The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes (2001)
64. The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells E05: The Truth About Pyecraft (2001)
65. The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells E06: The Stolen Bacillus (2001)
66. Speed Racer (2008)
67. Angel-A (2005)
68. Battle for Terra (2007)
69. Chez le magnétiseur (1897)
70. Scène d'escamotage (1898)
71. La fée aux choux, ou la naissance des enfants (1900)
72. Chirurgie fin de siècle (1900)
73. Chapellerie et charcuterie mécanique (1900)
74. Sage-femme de première classe (1902)
75. Faust et Méphistophélès (1903)
76. Comment monsieur prend son bain (1903)
77. La statue (1905)
78. La charité du prestidigitateur (1905)
79. La fée printemps (1906)
80. La vérité sur l'homme-singe (1906)
81. Les résultats du féminisme (1906)
82. Le piano irrésistible (1907)
83. Dick Whittington and his Cat (1913) [*wildcard]
84. Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron (2019)
85. DC Super Hero Girls: Super Hero High (2016)
86. Watchers II (1990)
87. Star Trek: Discovery S03E01: That Hope Is You, Part 1 (2020)
88. Star Trek: Discovery S03E02: Far From Home (2020)
89. Legends of Tomorrow S06E10: Bad Blood (2021)
90. SurrealEstate S01E03: For Sale by Owner (2021)

Spoiler:
-X- Watch a film in 9 of the following decades:
-x- 1890/1900 - Alice Guy shorts
-x- 1910 – Alice Guy shorts
--- 1920 -
-x- 1930 - The Mask of Fu Manchu
--- 1940 -
-x- 1950 - Journey to the Center of the Earth
-x- 1960 - Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
-x- 1970 - Zardoz
-x- 1980 - My Neighbor Totoro
-x- 1990 - The Mummy
-x- 2000 - The Mummy Returns
-x- 2010 - Touch S01E01-02
-x- 2020 - The Croods: A New Age

-X- Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-x- First language - Japanese - My Neighbor Totoro
-x- Second language - French - Angel-A

-X- Watch a film in 9 of the following:
-x- Watch a MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic/Hosted version of a sci-fi/fantasy film - Quest of the Delta Knights
-x- Watch a film made on a low budget (ex. Corman or Castle movie) - Invaders from Mars
-x- Watch a film based on a novel - Frankenstein
-x- Watch a film which was nominated for a Hugo or Saturn Award - Star Wars
-x- Watch a Documentary Feature (at least 40 minutes long) - James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction
--- Watch a Film from the Criterion Collection (Doesn't have to be the Criterion Version) -
--- Watch a film with commentary -
-x- Watch a film and at least two sequels - The Mummy 1-3
-x- Watch an animated film - The Croods: A New Age
--- 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 - 30 Years to Life
--- Watch a film and its remake/reboot -
-x- Watch a film about a LGBTQ+ person/topic or about POC/other minority groups - The Mitchells vs the Machines

-X- He's dead, Jim. Watch 4 out of the following:
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Ned Beatty -
-x- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Helen McCrory - Frankenstein
-x- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Cloris Leachman - The Croods: A New Age
-x- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Sean Connery - Zardoz
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Christopher Plummer -
-x- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late David Prowse - Star Wars

-X- Thank the Maker. Watch 4 out of the following:
-x- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Gene Roddenberry - Star Trek: Discovery
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late C.S. Lewis -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late J.R.R. Tolkien -
-x- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Jules Verne - Journey to the Center of the Earth
-x- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late H.G. Wells - The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells
-x- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Stan Lee - Black Widow

-X- Watch 10 films directed/produced/written by:
-x- J. J. Abrams - Castle Rock
-x- Luc Besson - Angel-A
--- Tim Burton -
-x- Roger Corman - Watchers II
--- Richard Fleischer -
--- Ron Howard -
--- Peter Jackson -
-x- Alice Guy - shorts
--- Fritz Lang -
-x- George Lucas - Star Wars
--- George Melies -
-x- Hayao Miyazaki - My Neighbor Totoro
-x- M. Night Shyamalan - Stuart Little
-x- Stephen Sommers - The Mummy
-x- Steven Spielberg - Always
--- Guillermo del Toro -
-x- The Wachowskis - Speed Racer
-x- Robert Zemeckis - Who Framed Roger Rabbit

-X- Watch a film in 4 of these ratings:
-x- Unrated (pre-MPAA)/Approved - Mask of Fu Manchu
-x- G- My Neighbor Totoro
-x- PG/GP/M- The Croods: A New Age
-x- PG-13 - The Tomorrow War
-x- R - Destiny to Order
-x- NC-17/X (not porn!)/Unrated - Snow White and the Huntsman (extended edition)

-X- Watch a film in 6 of the following sub-genres:
-x- Action/Adventure - Star Wars
-x- Animation - The Croods: A New Age
-x- Comedy - The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything
-x- Crime/Film Noir/Mystery/Thriller - Neverwhere
-x- Drama - The Tomorrow War
-x- Family - My Neighbor Totoro
-x- History/War/Western - The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
-x- Horror - Frankenstein
-x- Music/Musical - Bill & Ted Face the Music
-x- Romance - Always

-X- Watch a film in 12 of the following sub-genres:
-x- Alien invasion - Invaders from Mars
--- Alternate History -
-x- Based on fairy tale - Snow White and the Huntsman
--- Christmas in July -
-x- Comic Book - Black Widow
--- Disaster -
-x- Dystopian Society - Zardoz
--- High Fantasy -
-x- Immortality - The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
--- Kaiju -
-x- Mad Scientist - Frankenstein
-x- Mythology (Can be anybody's mythology) - The Mummy
-x- Paranormal - SurrealEstate S01E01-02
--- Post-Apocalyptic -
-x- Prehistoric - The Croods: A New Age
-x- Robot/Android - The Mitchells vs the Machines
-x- Space Themed - Battle for Terra
-x- Superhero Themed - Mystery Men
-x- Sword and Sorcery - Dragonheart Vengeance
-x- Time travel - The Tomorrow War

-X- Watch 6 of the following IMDB.com Title Types:
-x- Feature Film - Black Widow
-x- TV Movie - The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything
-x- TV Series - Tucker’s Witch
-x- TV Episode - Touch S01E01-02
-x- TV Special/TV Short – Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron / DC Super Hero Girls: Super Hero High
-x- Mini-Series - Neverwhere
-x- Documentary (any length) - James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction
-x- Video Game - Machinarium
-x- Short Film - Alice Guy shorts
-x- Direct to Video - Dragonheart Vengeance

-X- Watch a film starring 15 of the following actors:
-x- Helena Bonham Carter - Dragonheart Vengeance
--- Benedict Cumberbatch -
--- Luke Evans -
--- William Fichtner -
-x- Harrison Ford - Star Wars
--- Morgan Freeman -
-x- John Goodman - Always
--- Jake Gyllenhaal -
-x- Chris Hemsworth - Snow White and the Huntsman
-x- Michael Ironside - Destiny to Order
--- Samuel L. Jackson -
-x- Scarlett Johansson - Black Widow
-x- Dwayne Johnson - The Mummy Returns
-x- Boris Karloff - The Mask of Fu Manchu
-x- Gugu Mbatha-Raw - Touch S01E01-02
--- Sir Ian McKellen -
--- Chris Pine -
-x- Natalie Portman - Planetarium
-x- Chris Pratt - The Tomorrow War
-x- Vincent Price - Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
-x- Geoffrey Rush - Mystery Men
-x- Ryan Reynolds - The Croods: A New Age
--- Arnold Schwarzenegger -
--- Andy Serkis -
--- Will Smith -
-x- Evan Rachel Wood - Battle for Terra

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7/1/21

1) Gor (1987) - A college professor with a fabled "magic ring" crashes his car, then wakes up in another world where he is hailed as a savior by the natives.

7/2/21

2) Outlaw of Gor (Gor II) (1988) - While out barhopping with his obnoxious horny "comic relief" buddy, the guy from the first movie's magic ring starts glowing. Then, as they're driving along in his new car, the car starts shaking, and they are both transported to Gor, so he can save the people yet again.

7/3/21

3) Pete's Dragon (2016) - A little boy, orphaned in the opening scene of the movie, wanders into the woods and is adopted by a furry green CGI dragon.
4) Pete's Dragon (1977) - A young orphan, accompanied by a green cartoon dragon, runs away from his abusive singin' and dancin' adoptive hillbilly family and ends up in a small town full of oddball singin' and dancin' characters.
5) The Tomorrow War (2021) - Soldiers from 2051 travel thirty years back in time and recruit people to travel to the future and fight the aliens that are destroying the earth.

7/4/21

6) The Boy God (Rocco, Ang Batang Bato, Stone Boy) (1982) [B-Movie TV] - An indestructible baby boy is born in the Philippines, and soon after, his mother and father are killed. A few years later, while the boy is living with his grandmother in a village that is plagued by werewolves and vampires created by a mad scientist, he meets an old man in a cave who sends him on a quest to save his parents.
7) Independence Day Resurgence (2016) - Twenty years after the first Independence Day invasion, the aliens return... in 3D!

7/5/21

8) Out of Time (2019) - An Army Intelligence Officer follows three body-hopping parasitic aliens through an experimental time portal from a secret base in 1951 to Los Angeles in 2015 to prevent them from summoning an invasion fleet.

7/6/21

9) Slipstream (2005) - Sean Astin plays a physicist with a time displacement device which allows him to jump back in time ten minutes who is taken hostage in the aftermath of a bank robbery.
10) The History of Time Travel (2014) - A "documentary" telling the ever-changing story of the lives of the men who invented time travel.

7/9/21

11) The Mandela Effect (2019) - After his daughter drowns, a videogame designer who is obsessed with the popular internet "theory" becomes convinced that he really is living in a simulation, and eventually tries to "reprogram" reality to bring his daughter back.

7/11/21

12) Tobor the Great (1954) - A scientist and his grandson are kidnapped by a group of spies who are after the grandfather's experimental robot.
13) Kronos (1957) - Aliens send a huge robot-thing to earth to steal our energy.

7/12/21

14) They Came from Beyond Space (1967) - Scientists investigating a group of meteorites from the moon which landed in a field near Cornwall become possessed by aliens.

7/13/21

15) Star Command (1996) - A group of recently graduated space cadets find themselves in charge of a ship after the older officers are killed in a space battle.

7/14/21

16) Parallel (2018) - Four friends/business partners find a magic mirror hidden in a secret attic in the house they are renting which allows them to travel to alternate earths, which they use to steal money and ideas to get rich.
17) Beyond The Sky (2018) - A skeptical film maker sets out to make a documentary disproving alien abductions.
18) Deadlock 2 (Deadlocked: Escape from Zone 14) (1995) [B-Movie TV] - Generic '90s action movie set in the "near-future" about a thief who is framed for a murder by a rich guy and sent to prison (in an old amusement park) in order to break out a female embezzler (so the rich guy can get back the money she stole from him). They escape and spend the rest of the movie on the run from the cops (while "chained" together by explosive collars which require them to stay within a few feet of each other at all times).

7/15/21

19) Space Mutiny (1988) [B-Movie TV] - Reb Brown yells, rides around in a tiny golf cart, and fights mutineers in some sort of disused factory flying through space.

7/17/21

20) Norman (2019) - A time traveller from the future, marooned in 2019, lives out his tedious, mundane day to day life alone in a suburban home.
21) Science Fiction Theatre: "Y..O..R..D.." - The U.S. military recruits a parapsychologist, then transports him to an isolated weather station at the North Pole where the technicians have all developed the ability to read minds. / The Wide World of Mystery: "Alien Lover" - Kate Mulgrew moves in with her uncle (Pernell Roberts) then meets an alien who communicates with her through her a television set.

7/18/21

22) Space Chase (1990) [B-Movie TV] - Two space chicks hire bounty hunter Ryan Chase to rescue their space scientist father who has been kidnapped by space evildoer Dr. Chrome.

7/19/21

23) I Was a Zombie for the F.B.I. (1982) [OtherWorlds TV] - Two F.B.I. agents investigating a plane crash uncover an alien plot to turn people into zombies.

7/20/21

24) Island Claws (1980) [OtherWorlds TV] - Radioactive crabs attack people living on an island.

7/21/21

25) 41 (2012) - A young man receives a cryptic warning from a future self which leads him to a magic portal in the floor of a motel bathroom which can transport him 12 hours into the past.
26) Star Kid (1997) - A kid sees something crash into the auto junkyard near his house, goes over to look at it, and discovers an alien prototype cybersuit weapon system which bonds with him, involving him in an interplanetary war.

7/27/21
27) Journey to the Beginning of Time (Cesta do praveku) (1955) - Four boys row a boat into the past where they encounter various prehistoric stop-motion creatures.

7/28/21

28) Earth vs the Spider (1958) - A giant radioactive spider attacks a small town.
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Beginning of challenge Fantasy (32/50), Sci-Fi (33/50), 100 Greatest (28/100)

2008: 21
2009: 4
2010: 64
2011: 27.5
2012: 28.5
2013: 23.5
2014: 13.5
2015: 17
2016: 15.5
2017: 20
2018: 3.5

July 8-10th
1. The Falcon and the Winter Solider s.1 "New World Order"
2. The Falcon and the Winter Solider s.1 "The Star-Spangled Man"*
3. The Falcon and the Winter Solider s.1 "Power Broker"*
4. The Falcon and the Winter Solider s.1 "The Whole World is Watching"*
5. The Falcon and the Winter Solider s.1 "Truth"*
6. The Falcon and the Winter Solider s.1 "One World, One People"*
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I missed this challenge, but next year, it's on!
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Re: 14th Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge List Thread

July 2021 Sci-Fi DVDTalk Challenge



Trevor's Personal Challenge Checklist



(a monthly checklist to help justify collections and subscriptions)

every single thing I watch is logged here

* items marked such are not necessarily Challenge-compliant



Adult Swim

Rick and Morty, s4e8, The Vat of Acid Episode



Amazon Prime

Good Omens, s1e1



Amazon Video

Dirk Gently, s1e3



Animation

Rick and Morty, s4e9, Chidrick of Mort



AppleTV

Amazing Stories (2020), s1e2, The Heat



BD

Godzilla 2000



Best Picture Winner

Return of the King, HBOMax



Cable

Devil May Care, s1e1



Comic Book

Arrow, s1e1, Vudu



Commentary Track

Sequence Break, director/writer commentary, Shudder



Criterion

Mothra vs Godzilla, BD



CrunchyRoll

Attack on Titan, s1e19



DigiBook

Labyrinth, BD



Disney - disc

Pinocchio, BD



Disney+

Monsters at Work, s1e1



DVD

Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Black Scorpion



Godzilla/King Kong

Godzilla 2000, with commentary, BD



HBO

Pushing Daisies, s1e1

Fellowship of the Ring



Holiday

A Creepshow Holiday Special, Shudder



Horror

Coherence, Shudder



Kanopy

Stash Short Film Festival: Sci-Fi (2018)



Monty Pythonesque

Monty Python and the Holy Grail



Movies Anywhere

Elysium



MST3K

Mystery Science Theater 3000, Outlaw of Gor, DVD



Muppets

The Muppets Wizard of Oz, DVD



Netflix

Sweet Tooth, s1e1

The Umbrella Academy, s1e2



Peacock

Resident Alien, s1e1



Peanuts

The Peanuts Movie, BD



Roku

The Tick, s1e3



Shudder

Time Lapse



special feature

a few featurettes on the MST3K Gor disc



Star Trek

Star Trek: The Next Generation, s1e3, Netflix



Steelbook

The Two Towers



Streampix

Defiant (2019)



3D

Toy Story, BD



theater

Black Widow



TV Show - disc

Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Projected Man, DVD



Ultraman

Ultra Q, s1e11, Tubi



Vudu - free

The One I Love



Vudu - owned

Arrow, s1e1



YouTube

Westworld (1973)



YouTube TV

Rick and Morty, s4e7, Promortyus

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, several episodes

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