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17th Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge List Thread

17th Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge List Thread!
2024
Discussion Thread Here

Rules: Dates: Dusk June 30-Dawn August 1st

Movies/TV shows should be labeled sci-fi or fantasy from either imdb.com or allmovie.com. Other labels don't matter as long as there is at least a sci-fi or fantasy label from one of those sites. Action/Sci-fi would be fine.

If anyone has a problem with something someone watches or just wants an opinion on if it's sci-fi or fantasy or not, ask here.

Sci-Fi/Fantasy documentaries are allowed but not DVD featurettes/interviews. Documentaries include UFO and alien abduction type shows.

As with the other challenges, the lists must be numbered or it won't count.

Use any counting method you prefer, as prize determination does not depend on number of items watched.

3 wild cards for all. Use for those shows you want to watch but know they really don't count but they're pretty close or borderline to counting.

Watching the movie with the commentary will count as an entry.

Watching multiple versions(theatrical and director's cut) of the same movie will also count.

Exceptions: 1: The Tarzan films are eligible to watch and count for the watch list, but not for the check list.
2. Superhero films. If they do not have a sci-fi/fantasy tag, they count for the watch list, but not for the check list.

Audio:

Sci-fi/Fantasy Radio

I'm treating audio harshly since this is primarily a movie/tv challenge. That being said, one episode, 4 hours with commercials, of Coast to Coast counts as one entry. It's the same format for TV, only doubled. The topic of the show has to be sci-fi/fantasy related, so it shouldn't be that much of a problem with Coast to Coast.

If you're listening to something without commercials, or can skip them, you're looking at 3 hours of audio for one entry.
1/4 entry = 45 minutes without commercials and 60 with commercials.
1/2 entry = 90 minutes without commercials and 120 with commercials.
3/4 entry = 135 minutes without commercials and 180 with commercials.
1 entry = 180 minutes without commercials and 240 with commercials.

2024's Finalized Checklist:
Spoiler:
--- Watch a film in 6 of the following decades:
--- 1890/1900 -
--- 1910/1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -
--- 2020 -

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

--- Watch a film in 6 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) -
--- Watch a film based on a novel -
--- Watch a film which was nominated for a Hugo or Saturn Award -
--- Watch a film that either won an Academy Award (Oscar) or an actor won one for their performance -
--- Watch a Documentary Feature (at least 40 minutes long) -
--- Watch a Film from the Criterion Collection (Doesn't have to be the Criterion Version) -
--- Watch a film with commentary -
--- Watch a film and at least two sequels -
--- Watch an animated film -
--- 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 -
--- Watch 60 minutes of Sci-fi/Fantasy shorts (animated or non-animated) -

--- He's dead, Jim. Watch 4 out of the following:
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Paul Reubens -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Roger Corman -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Barbara Rush -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Kenneth Mitchell -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Chris Gauthier -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Donald Sutherland -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Michael Gambon -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Julian Sands -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Mark Dodson -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Ian Gelder -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Tim McGovern -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Peter Spellos -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Darren Kent -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Jamie Christopher -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Glynis Johns -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Jeff Burr -


--- Thank the Maker. Watch 3 out of the following:
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Gene Roddenberry -
--- 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 -
--- Michael Bay -
--- Tim Burton -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Roger Corman -
--- Richard Fleischer -
--- Ron Howard -
--- Peter Jackson -
--- Terry Jones -
--- Stephen King -
--- Fritz Lang -
--- George Lucas -
--- George Melies -
--- Hayao Miyazaki -
--- Sam Raimi -
--- M. Night Shyamalan -
--- Stephen Sommers -
--- Steven Spielberg -
--- Guilermo del Toro -
--- The Wachowskis -
--- Robert Zemeckis -

--- Watch a film in 3 of these ratings:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA)/Approved -
--- G-
--- PG/GP/M-
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- NC-17/X (not porn!)/Unrated -

--- Watch a film in 5 of the following sub-genres:
--- Action/Adventure -
--- Animation -
--- Comedy -
--- Crime/Film Noir/Mystery/Thriller -
--- Drama -
--- Family -
--- History/War/Western -
--- Horror -
--- Music/Musical -
--- Romance -

--- Watch a film in 10 sub-genres:
--- Alien invasion -
--- Alternate History -
--- Based on fairy tale -
--- Christmas in July -
--- Comic Book -
--- Disaster -
--- Dystopian Society -
--- High Fantasy -
--- Immortality -
--- Kaiju -
--- Laser (death by or contains one)-
--- Mad Scientist -
--- Mythology (Can be anybody's mythology) -
--- Paranormal -
--- Post-Apocalyptic -
--- Prehistoric -
--- Robot/Android -
--- Space Themed -
--- Superhero Themed -
--- Sword and Sorcery -
--- Time travel -

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

--- Watch a film starring 5 of these classic actors and actors who have not been in our lists before:
Classic:
--- Abbott & Costello -
--- Evelyn Ankers -
--- Lionel Atwill -
--- Lloyd Bridges -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Bella Lugosi -
--- Vincent Price -
--- Max von Sydow -
New:
--- Matt Damon -
--- Robin Williams -
--- Jude Law -

--- Watch a film starring 10 these actors/actresses:
--- John Astin -
--- John Agar -
--- Nancy Allen -
--- Mara Corday -
--- Peter Cullen -
--- Peter Graves -
--- Chris Hemsworth -
--- Hugh Jackman -
--- Christopher Lloyd -
--- Sir Ian McKellen -
--- Ray Milland -
--- Chris Pratt -
--- Keanu Reeves -
--- Andy Serkis -
--- Dame Maggie Smith -
--- Patrick Stewart -
--- Emma Thompson -
--- Kenneth Tobey -
--- Taika Waititi -
--- Sigourney Weaver -



2023's list thread HERE.

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Re: 17th Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge List Thread

The 17th Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge
2024
2023's List here.

Watched:
June 30:

1. The Prestige

July 1
2. Donnie Darko

July 2
3. A Matter of Life and Death
4. Minority Report
5. Attack of the 50 Foot Gummi Bear (6 min)

July 3
6. The Super Mario Bros. Movie

July 4
7. A Wrinkle in Time
8. Independence Day

July 5
9. Haunted Mansion (2023)

July 6
10. The Fly (1958)

July 7
11. Day the World Ended
12. King Kong (2005)
13. Pooh's Heffalump Movie
14. Beauty and the Beast: Enchanted Christmas

July 8
15. King Kong (1933)
16. Thor: Love and Thunder

July 9
17. Son of Frankenstein
18. Le Voyage dans la Lune (15 min 35 sec)
19. Star Trek (2009)

July 10
20. Frankenweenie
21. Solaris (1972)

July 11
22. Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
23. Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bete)

July 12
24. Gertie the Dinosaur (12 mins)

July 13
25. Addams Family Values
26. Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

July 14
27. The NeverEnding Story

July 15
28. The Witches (2020)

July 16
29. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
30. The Mummy (1999)

July 17
31. V for Vendetta

July 18
32. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

July 19
33. Mary Poppins

July 20
34. X-Men: Days of Future Past

July 21
35. MST3K: The Magic Sword

Check List:
Spoiler:
-x- Watch a film in 6 of the following decades:
-x- 1890/1900 - Le Voyage dans la Lune (1902)
-x- 1910/1920 - Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)
-x- 1930 - King Kong (1933)
-x- 1940 - A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
-x- 1950 - The Fly (1958)
-x- 1960 - MST3K: The Magic Sword (1962)
-x- 1970 - Solaris (1972)
-x- 1980 - The NeverEnding Story (1984)
-x- 1990 - Independence Day (1996)
-x- 2000 - The Prestige (2006)
-x- 2010 - Attack of the 50 Foot Gummi Bear (2014)
-x- 2020 - The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)

-x- Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-x- First language - Solaris (Russian)
-x- Second language - Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bete) (French)

-x- Watch a film in 6 of the following:
-x- Watch a MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic/Hosted version of a sci-fi/fantasy film - MST3K: The Magic Sword
-x- Watch a film made on a low budget (ex. Corman or Castle movie) - Day the World Ended
-x- Watch a film based on a novel - The Prestige
-x- Watch a film which was nominated for a Hugo or Saturn Award - Donnie Darko
-x- Watch a film that either won an Academy Award (Oscar) or an actor won one for their performance - Independence Day
--- Watch a Documentary Feature (at least 40 minutes long) -
-x- Watch a Film from the Criterion Collection (Doesn't have to be the Criterion Version) - A Matter and Life and Death
--- Watch a film with commentary -
--- Watch a film and at least two sequels -
-x- Watch an animated film - The Super Mario Bros. Movie
--- 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 - King Kong (1933) and King Kong (2005)
--- Watch a film about a LGBTQ+ person/topic or about POC/other minority groups -
--- Watch 60 minutes of Sci-fi/Fantasy shorts (animated or non-animated) -

-x- He's dead, Jim. Watch 4 out of the following:
-x- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Paul Reubens - Beauty and the Beast: Enchanted Christmas
-x- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Roger Corman - Day the World Ended
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Barbara Rush -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Kenneth Mitchell -
-x- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Chris Gauthier - Scooby-Doo 2
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Donald Sutherland -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Michael Gambon -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Julian Sands -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Mark Dodson -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Ian Gelder -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Tim McGovern -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Peter Spellos -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Darren Kent -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Jamie Christopher -
-x- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Glynis Johns - Mary Poppins
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Jeff Burr -

-x- Thank the Maker. Watch 3 out of the following:
-x- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Gene Roddenberry - Star Trek (2009)
--- 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 (2008)
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late H.G. Wells -
-x- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Stan Lee - Thor: Love and Thunder

-x- Watch 10 films directed/produced/written by:
-x- J. J. Abrams - Star Trek (2009)
--- Luc Besson -
--- Michael Bay -
-x- Tim Burton - Frankenweenie
--- John Carpenter -
-x- Roger Corman - Day the World Ended
--- Richard Fleischer -
--- Ron Howard -
-x- Peter Jackson - King Kong (2005)
--- Terry Jones -
--- Stephen King -
--- Fritz Lang -
--- George Lucas -
-x- George Melies - Le Voyage dans la Lune
--- Hayao Miyazaki -
--- Sam Raimi -
--- M. Night Shyamalan -
-x- Stephen Sommers - The Mummy
-x- Steven Spielberg - Minority Report
-x- Guilermo del Toro - The Witches
-x- The Wachowskis - V for Vendetta
-x- Robert Zemeckis - The Witches

-x- Watch a film in 3 of these ratings:
-x- Unrated (pre-MPAA)/Approved - The Fly (1956)
-x- G- Pooh's Heffalump Movie
-x- PG/GP/M- A Matter of Life and Death
-x- PG-13 - The Prestige
-x- R - Donnie Darko
--- NC-17/X (not porn!)/Unrated -

-x- Watch a film in 5 of the following sub-genres:
-x- Action/Adventure - Minority Report
-X- Animation - The Super Mario Bros. Movie
-x- Comedy - Pooh's Heffalump Movie
-x- Crime/Film Noir/Mystery/Thriller - Donnie Darko
-x- Drama - The Prestige
-x- Family - A Wrinkle in Time
--- History/War/Western -
-x- Horror - Haunted Mansion
-x- Music/Musical - Beauty and the Beast: Enchanted Christmas
-x- Romance - A Matter of Life and Death

-x- Watch a film in 10 sub-genres:
-x- Alien invasion - Independence Day
--- Alternate History -
--- Based on fairy tale -
-x- Christmas in July - Beauty and the Beast: Enchanted Christmas
-x- Comic Book - X-Men: Days of Future Past
--- Disaster -
-x- Dystopian Society - V for Vendetta
-x- High Fantasy - The NeverEnding Story
-x- Immortality - The Mummy (1999)
--- Kaiju -
--- Laser (death by or contains one) -
-x- Mad Scientist - Frankenweenie
--- Mythology (Can be anybody's mythology) -
-x- Paranormal - Haunted Mansion
-x- Post-Apocalyptic - Day the World Ended
-x- Prehistoric - King Kong (2005)
--- Robot/Android -
-x- Space Themed - Star Trek (2009)
-x- Superhero Themed - Thor: Love and Thunder
-x- Sword and Sorcery - MST3K: The Magic Sword
-x- Time travel - Donnie Darko

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

-x- Watch a film starring 5 of these classic actors and actors who have not been in our lists before:
Classic:
--- Abbott & Costello -
--- Evelyn Ankers -
--- Lionel Atwill -
--- Lloyd Bridges -
-x- Boris Karloff - Son of Frankenstein
-x- Bella Lugosi - Son of Frankenstein
-x- Vincent Price - The Fly (1958)
-x- Max von Sydow - Minority Report
New:
-x- Matt Damon - Thor: Love and Thunder
--- Robin Williams -
--- Jude Law -

-x- Watch a film starring 10 these actors/actresses:
--- John Astin -
--- John Agar -
--- Nancy Allen -
--- Mara Corday -
-x- Peter Cullen - Pooh's Heffalump Movie
-x- Peter Graves - Addams Family Values
-x- Chris Hemsworth - Thor: Love and Thunder
-x- Hugh Jackman - The Prestige
-x- Christopher Lloyd - Addams Family Values
-x- Sir Ian McKellen - X-Men: Days of Future Past
--- Ray Milland -
-x- Chris Pratt - The Super Mario Bros. Movie
--- Keanu Reeves -
-x- Andy Serkis - The Prestige
--- Dame Maggie Smith -
-x- Patrick Stewart - X-Men: Days of Future Past
--- Emma Thompson -
--- Kenneth Tobey -
-x- Taika Waititi - Thor: Love and Thunder
--- Sigourney Weaver -

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July 1
1. Star Trek: The Original Series S1 "The Man Trap"
2. TOS S1 "Charlie X"
3. TOS S1 "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
4. TOS S1 "The Enemy Within"
5. TOS S1 "Mudd's Women"
6. TOS S1 "What Are Little Girls Made Of?"
7. TOS S1 "Miri"
8. TOS S1 "Dagger of the Mind"

July 2
9. TOS S1 "The Corbomite Maneuver"
10. TOS S1 "The Menagerie Pt 1 & 2"
11. TOS S1 "The Conscience of the King"
12. TOS S1 "Balance of Terror"
13. TOS S1 "Shore Leave"

July 3
14. Independence Day
15. TOS S1 "The Galileo Seven"
16. TOS S1 "Arena"
17. TOS S1 "Tomorrow is Yesterday"
18. TOS S1 "Court Martial"

July 4
19. TOS S1 "Space Seed"
20. TOS S1 "A Taste of Armageddon"
21. TOS S1 "The Alternative Factor"
22. TOS S1 "City on the Edge of Forever"

July 5
23. TOS S2 "Amok Time"
24. TOS S2 "Mirror, Mirror"
25. TOS S2 "The Doomsday Machine"
26. TOS S2 "I, Mudd"

July 6
27. TOS S2 "Journey to Babel"
28. TOS S2 "Obsession"
29. TOS S2 "The Trouble with Tribbles"
30. Star Trek: The Animated Series "More Trouble, More Tribbles"
31. TOS S2 "The Immunity Syndrome"
32. Aliens

July 7
33. TOS S2 "Return to Tomorrow"
34. TOS S2 "The Ultimate Computer"

July 8
35. TOS S3 "The Enterprise Incident"
36. TOS S3 "The Tholian Web"
37. TOS S3 "Let that Be Your Last Battlefield"
38. TOS S3 "The Mark of Gideon"

July 9
39. TOS S3 "The Cloud Miners"
40. TOS "The Cage" Extended Edition
41. Jurassic Park

July 11
42. Star Trek: The Motion Picture

July 13
43. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
44. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
45. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

July 14
46. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
47. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

July 15
48. Star Trek: The Next Generation S1 "Encounter at Farpoint"

July 16
49. Star Trek TNG S2 "Elementary, Dear Data"
50. Star Trek: TNG S2 "Loud as a Whisper"

July 17
51. Star Trek: TNG S2 "A Matter of Honor"
52. Star Trek: TNG S2 "The Measure of a Man"
53. Star Trek: TNG S2 "The Icarus Factor"
54. Star Trek: TNG S2 "Q Who"
55. Star Trek: TNG S2 "The Emissary"

July 18
56. Star Trek: TNG S3 "The Survivors"

July 19
57. Star Trek: TNG S3 "The Enemy"
58. Star Trek: TNG S3 "The Defector"

July 20
59. Star Trek: TNG S3 "A Matter of Perspectives"
60. Star Trek: TNG S3 "Yesterday's Enterprise"
61. Star Trek: TNG S3 "The Offspring'
62. Star Trek: TNG S3 "Sins of the Father"
63. Star Trek: TNG S3 "Sarek"

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2024 Sci Fi/Fantasy Challenge

June 30

1. Attack Of The Monsters - DVD

July 1

2. Gammera The Invincible - DVD
3. Mysteries Of The Outdoors: Chupacabra Island - Travel Channel
4. Kong Island - DVD

July 3

5. Bride Of The Gorilla - DVD
6. The Secret Of Skinwalker Ranch: Spinning Out - DVR
7. Ultraman: Secret Of Miroganda - DVD
8. Ultraman: Coast Guard Orders - DVD
9. Ultraman: The Blue Stone Of Baraj - DVD

July 4

10. Ultraman: Monster Lawless Zone - DVD
11. Ultraman: Operation Electric Stone Fire - DVD
12. Ultraman: The Mysterious Dinosaur Base - DVD
13. The Twilight Zone: Elegy - SyFy
14. Ultraman: The Rambunctious One From Space - DVD

July 5

15. Ultraman: Cry Of The Mummy - DVD
16. Ultraman: Oil S.O.S. - DVD
17. Ultraman: Pearl Order Defense Order - DVD
18. Ancient Aliens: Alien Breeders - DVR
19. Ultraman: Space Ray Of Terror - DVD
20. Ultraman: Science Patrol To Space - DVD
21. Ultraman: Passport To Infinity - DVD
22. Ultraman: The Brother From Another Planet - DVD
23. Ultraman: The Demons Once More - DVD
24. Ultraman: Terror On Route 87 - DVD
25. Ancient Aliens: Unlocking The Stargates - DVR
26. Ancient Aliens: Mysterious Places - DVD
27. The Twilight Zone: Little Girl Lost - H&I

July 6

28. Ancient Aliens: Gods And Aliens - DVD
29. Ancient Aliens: Journey To Immortality - DVR
30. The Twilight Zone: The Arrival - H&I
31. The UnXplained: Secrets Of Abandoned Places - History Channel
32. The Twilight Zone: The Grave - H&I
33. Ancient Aliens: Underwater Worlds - DVD
34. Ancient Aliens: Underground Aliens - DVD
35. Ancient Aliens: Mysteries Of The Maya - DVR
36. Rick And Morty: Claw And Hoarder - Cartoon Network

July 7

37. My Adventures With Superman: Death Of Clark Kent - Cartoon Network
38. Ancient Aliens: Aliens And The Third Reich - DVD
39. Ancient Aliens: Alien Tech - DVD
40. Ancient Aliens: Angels And Aliens - DVD
41. Ancient Aliens: The Lost City Of Peru - DVR
42. Frozen - Disney Channel

July 8

43. Ancient Aliens: Unexplained Structures - DVD
44. Thor: Ragnarok - DVR

July 10

45. Ancient Aliens: Alien Devastations - DVD
46. Ancient Aliens: Alien Contacts - DVD

July 11

47. Ultraman: Break Through The Smoke - DVD
48. Expedition Unknown: Hunt For Extraterrestrials: Ancient Visitors - DVR
49. Miraculous: Tales Of Ladybug And Cat Noir: Illusion - DVR

July 12

50. Ultraman: Surface Destruction Maneuver - DVD
51. Ultraman: My Home Is Earth - DVD
52. Ancient Aliens: The Space Travelers - DVR
53. Pixels - Encore

July 13

54. Ultraman: The Underwater Science Base - DVD
55. Ultraman: The Dreaded Comet Tsuiphon - DVD
56. Ultraman: The Monster Prince Pt 1 - DVD
57. Ultraman: The Monster Prince Pt 2 - DVD
58. Ultraman: Human Specimens 5 & 6 - DVD
59. Ancient Aliens: Impossible Artifacts - DVR
60. Ultraman: Challenge To The Underground - DVD
61. Ultraman: The Phantom Snow Monster - DVD

July 14

62. Ultraman: Who Has Arrived - DVD
63. The UnXplained: The Power Of Prophecy - DVR

July 19

64. Henry Danger: Swellview's Got Talent - TeenNick
64. The Wraith - MoviePlex
65. Killdozer - YouTube
66. The Twilight Zone: The Odyssey Of Flight 33 - DVR
67. My Adventures With Superman: Superman! - Cartoon Network

July 20

68. Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull - Paramount Network
69. Raiders Of The Lost Ark - Paramount Network ​​​​​​​

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TARFRIMMER'S

2024 SCI-FI/FANTASY CHALLENGE


LIST:
Spoiler:


DATE
#
TITLE (* = First Time Viewing)
DIRECTOR
LINK
TIME
(min)
FORMAT
RATING
(of *****)
CHECKLIST:
Spoiler:
Watch a film in 6 of the following decades:
--- 1890/1900 -
--- 1910/1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -
--- 2020 -

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

Watch a film in 6 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) -
--- Watch a film based on a novel -
--- Watch a film which was nominated for a Hugo or Saturn Award -
--- Watch a film that either won an Academy Award (Oscar) or an actor won one for their performance -
--- Watch a Documentary Feature (at least 40 minutes long) -
--- Watch a Film from the Criterion Collection (Doesn't have to be the Criterion Version) -
--- Watch a film with commentary -
--- Watch a film and at least two sequels -
--- Watch an animated film -
--- 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 -
--- Watch 60 minutes of Sci-fi/Fantasy shorts (animated or non-animated) -

He's dead, Jim. Watch 4 out of the following:
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Paul Reubens -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Roger Corman -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Barbara Rush -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Kenneth Mitchell -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Chris Gauthier -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Donald Sutherland -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Michael Gambon -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Julian Sands -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Mark Dodson -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Ian Gelder -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Tim McGovern -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Peter Spellos -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Darren Kent -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Jamie Christopher -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Glynis Johns -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Jeff Burr -

Thank the Maker. Watch 3 out of the following:
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Gene Roddenberry -
--- 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 -
--- Michael Bay -
--- Tim Burton -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Roger Corman -
--- Richard Fleischer -
--- Ron Howard -
--- Peter Jackson -
--- Terry Jones -
--- Stephen King -
--- Fritz Lang -
--- George Lucas -
--- George Méliès -
--- Hayao Miyazaki -
--- Sam Raimi -
--- M. Night Shyamalan -
--- Stephen Sommers -
--- Steven Spielberg -
--- Guillermo del Toro -
--- The Wachowskis -
--- Robert Zemeckis -

Watch a film in 3 of these ratings:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA)/Approved -
--- G-
--- PG/GP/M-
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- NC-17/X (not porn!)/Unrated -

Watch a film in 5 of the following sub-genres:
--- Action/Adventure -
--- Animation -
--- Comedy -
--- Crime/Film Noir/Mystery/Thriller -
--- Drama -
--- Family -
--- History/War/Western -
--- Horror -
--- Music/Musical -
--- Romance -

Watch a film in 10 sub-genres:
--- Alien invasion -
--- Alternate History -
--- Based on fairy tale -
--- Christmas in July -
--- Comic Book -
--- Disaster -
--- Dystopian Society -
--- High Fantasy -
--- Immortality -
--- Kaiju -
--- Laser (death by or contains one)-
--- Mad Scientist -
--- Mythology (Can be anybody's mythology) -
--- Paranormal -
--- Post-Apocalyptic -
--- Prehistoric -
--- Robot/Android -
--- Space Themed -
--- Superhero Themed -
--- Sword and Sorcery -
--- Time travel -

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

Watch a film starring 5 of these classic actors and actors who have not been in our lists before:
Classic:
--- Abbott & Costello -
--- Evelyn Ankers -
--- Lionel Atwill -
--- Lloyd Bridges -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Bella Lugosi -
--- Vincent Price -
--- Max von Sydow -
New:
--- Matt Damon -
--- Robin Williams -
--- Jude Law -

Watch a film starring 10 these actors/actresses:
--- John Astin -
--- John Agar -
--- Nancy Allen -
--- Mara Corday -
--- Peter Cullen -
--- Peter Graves -
--- Chris Hemsworth -
--- Hugh Jackman -
--- Christopher Lloyd -
--- Sir Ian McKellen -
--- Ray Milland -
--- Chris Pratt -
--- Keanu Reeves -
--- Andy Serkis -
--- Dame Maggie Smith -
--- Patrick Stewart -
--- Emma Thompson -
--- Kenneth Tobey -
--- Taika Waititi -
--- Sigourney Weaver -

[B]Personal Checklist:
--- Anime -
--- Found Footage -
--- TV Movie -
--- TV Season -
--- TV Miniseries -
STATS:
Spoiler:
2009 COUNT: 142
2010 COUNT: 133
2011 COUNT: 153
2012 COUNT: 164
2013 COUNT: 181
2014 COUNT: 189
2015 COUNT: 181
2016 COUNT: 232
2017 COUNT: 228
2018 COUNT: 220
2019 COUNT: 251
2020 COUNT: 227
2021 COUNT: 255
2022 COUNT: 171
2023 COUNT: 185
2024 COUNT:

2024 TIME: H M

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First Time View - ¤

06/30/2024
01. Ultra Q, "Challenge from the Year 2020", 1966,, TV, stream, JP, B&W, ¤

07/01/2024
02. Star Trek: Lower Decks, "Crisis Point", 2020,, TV, stream, US, Color,
03. Star Trek: Prodigy, "Into the Breach - Part 1", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
04. Hello Down There,, 1969, Jack Arnold, Movie, stream, US, Color,

07/02/2024
05. Nelly Rapp: Monster Agent,, 2020, Amanda Adolfsson, Movie, stream, SE, Color, ¤
06. Star Trek: Prodigy, "Into the Breach - Part 2", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
07. Star Trek: Prodigy, "Who Saves the Saviors", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
08. Star Trek: Prodigy, "Temporal Mechanics 101", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
09. Star Trek: Prodigy, "Observer's Paradox", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
10. Star Trek: Prodigy, "Imposter Syndrome", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤

07/03/2024
11. Star Trek: Prodigy, "The Fast and the Curious", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
12. Star Trek: Prodigy, "Is There in Beauty No Truth?", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
13. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire,, 2024, Gil Kenan, Movie, stream, US, Color, ¤
14. Star Trek: Prodigy, "The Devourer of All Things - Part 1", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
15. Star Trek: Prodigy, "The Devourer of All Things - Part 2", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤

07/04/2024
16. Star Trek: Prodigy, "The Last Flight of the Protostar - Part 1", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
17. Star Trek: Prodigy, "The Last Flight of the Protostar - Part 2", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
18. Grabbers,, 2012, Jon Wright, Movie, stream, IE, Color,
19. Farscape, "That Old Black Magic", 1999,, TV, stream, AU, Color,
20. Star Trek: Prodigy, "A Tribble Called Quest", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
21. Star Trek: Prodigy, "Cracked Mirror", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
22. Star Trek: Prodigy, "Ascension - Part 1", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
23. Star Trek: Prodigy, "Ascension - Part 2", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤

07/05/2024
24. Star Trek: Prodigy, "Brink", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
25. Star Trek: Prodigy, "A Touch of Grey", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
26. Star Trek: Prodigy, "Ouroboros - Part 1", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
27. Star Trek: Prodigy, "Ouroboros - Part 2", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
28. Magic Crystal,, 1986, Wong Jing, Movie, stream, HK, Color,

07/06/2024
29. Dead Boy Detectives, "The Case of the Crystal Palace", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
30. Fallout, "The End", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
31. Dead Boy Detectives, "The Case of the Dandelion Shrine", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
32. Dead Boy Detectives, "The Case of the Devlin House", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
33. Dead Boy Detectives, "The Case of the Lighthouse Leapers", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
34. Dead Boy Detectives, "The Case of the Two Dead Dragons", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
35. Dead Boy Detectives, "The Case of the Creeping Forest", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
36. Dead Boy Detectives, "The Case of the Very Long Stairwell", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
37. Dead Boy Detectives, "The Case of the Hungry Snake", 2024,, TV, stream, US, Color, ¤
38. Solomon Kane,, 2009, M. J. Bassett, Movie, stream, GB, Color,

07/07/2024
39. This is the End,, 2013, Evan Goldberg/Seth Rogen, Movie, stream, US, Color, ¤

07/08/2024
40. Big Trouble in Little China,, 1986, John Carpenter, Movie, stream, US, Color,

07/09/2024
41. Warcraft,, 2016, Duncan Jones, Movie, stream, US, Color,

07/10/2024
42. Farscape, "DNA Mad Scientist", 1999,, TV, stream, AU, Color,
43. The Last Dragonslayer,, 2016, Jamie Magnus Stone, Movie, stream, GB, Color,

07/11/2024
44. Pixels,, 2015, Chris Columbus, Movie, stream, US, Color,

07/12/2024
45. Atlas,, 2024, Brad Peyton, Movie, stream, US, Color, ¤

07/13/2024
46. Nicky Larson et le parfum de Cupidon (a.k.a. City Hunter),, 2018, Philippe Lacheau, Movie, stream, FR, Color, ¤ - wildcard
47. Journey to the Center of the Earth,, 2008, Eric Brevig, Movie, stream, US, Color,
48. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,, 2012, Brad Peyton, Movie, stream, US, Color,

07/14/2024
49. Justice League: The New Frontier,, 2008, Dave Bullock, Movie, stream, US, Color,

07/15/2024
50. Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century,, 1953, Chuck Jones, Short, stream, US, Color,
51. Terry Pratchett's The Color of Magic, "Part 1: The Color of Magic", 2008, Vadim Jean, Movie, stream, GB, Color,

07/16/2024
52. Yonderland, "Reformation", 2013,, TV, stream, GB, Color,
53. Terry Pratchett's The Color of Magic, "Part 2: The Light Fantastic", 2008, Vadim Jean, Movie, stream, GB, Color,

07/17/2024
54. Max Headroom, "Blipverts", 1987,, TV, stream, US, Color,
55. Sky Pirates,, 1986, Colin Eggleston, Movie, stream, AU, Color, ¤

07/18/2024
56. History of Sci-Fi Film - 1942 - Robots and Ray Guns, "Episode 22", 2024,, TV, stream, US, B&W/Color, ¤
57. Agent Carter, "Now Is Not the End", 2015,, TV, stream, US, Color,
58. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,, 2001, Simon West, Movie, stream, US, Color,

07/19/2024
59. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life,, 2003, Jan de Bont, Movie, stream, US, Color,

07/20/2024
60. Agent Carter, "Bridge and Tunnel", 2015,, TV, stream, US, Color,
61. Agent Carter, "Time and Tide", 2015,, TV, stream, US, Color,
62. Agent Carter, "The Blitzkrieg Button", 2015,, TV, stream, US, Color,
63. Agent Carter, "The Iron Ceiling", 2015,, TV, stream, US, Color,
64. Agent Carter, "A Sin to Err", 2015,, TV, stream, US, Color,
65. Agent Carter, "Snafu", 2015,, TV, stream, US, Color,
66. Agent Carter, "Valediction", 2015,, TV, stream, US, Color,
67. Ghosts, "Who Do You Think You Are?", 2019,, TV, stream, GB, Color, ¤
68. Ghosts, "Gorilla War", 2019,, TV, stream, GB, Color, ¤
69. Ghosts, "Happy Death Day", 2019,, TV, stream, GB, Color, ¤
70. The Librarian: Quest for the Spear ,, 2004, Peter Winther, Movie, stream, US, Color,

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The 17th Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge
First Time Viewing:

June 30th
1. Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

July 1st
2. The Magic Sword (1962)

July 2nd
3. Topper Returns (1941)

July 3rd
4. Queen of Outer Space (1958)
5. Tron (1982)

July 4th
6. The Lost World (1925)
7. She (1935)
8. Things to Come (1936)

July 5th
9. Meet Joe Black (1998)
10. First Spaceship on Venus (1960)
11. Legend: Director's Cut (1985)
12. They Came from Beyond Space (1967)

July 6th
13. The Vengeance of She (1968)
14. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
15. Fantastic Voyage (1966)

July 7th
16. Space Truckers (1996)
17. Total Recall (1990)
18. Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds (1977)

July 8th
19. The Giant Behemoth (1959)

July 9th
20. Chosen Survivors (1974)
21. Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)

July 10th
22. My Stepmother is an Alien (1988)

July 11th
23. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
24. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

July 12th
25. The Green Slime (1968)
26. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

July 13th
27. Alien Outpost (2014)
28. Horror of Frankenstein (1970)
29. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
30. Time Bandits (1981)

July 14th
31. The She-Creature (1956)
32. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

July 15th
33. Star Pilot (1966)
34. The Devil Bat (1940)

July 16th
35. Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

July 17th
36. The Alligator People (1959)
37. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)

July 18th
38. Marooned (1969)

July 19th
39. Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
40. Planet of the Vampires (1965)
41. Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It. (1970)

July 20th
42. The Matrix Resurrections (2021)
43. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

July 21st
44. Futureworld (1976)
45. Radio Free Albemuth (2010)
46. Dune (1984)
47. The Devil-Doll (1936)
48. Bleeding Steel (2017)

July 22nd

July 23rd

July 24th

July 25th

July 26th

July 27th

July 28th

July 29th

July 30th

July 31st

Checklist:
Spoiler:

-X- Watch a film in 6 of the following decades:
--- 1890/1900 -
-X- 1910/1920 - Things to Come (1925)
-X- 1930 - She (1935)
-X- 1940 - Topper Returns (1941)
-X- 1950 - Queen of Outer Space (1958)
-X- 1960 - First Spaceship on Venus (1960)
-X- 1970 - Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)
-X- 1980 - Tron (1982)
-X- 1990 - Total Recall (1990)
-X- 2000 - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
-X- 2010 - Alien Outpost (2014)
-X- 2020 - Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)

-X- Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language - Japanese: Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds
-X- Second language - Italian: Star Pilot

-X- Watch a film in 6 of the following:
--- Watch a MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic/Hosted version of a sci-fi/fantasy film -
-X- Watch a film made on a low budget (ex. Corman or Castle movie) - The Devil Bat
-X- Watch a film based on a novel - Total Recall
-X- Watch a film which was nominated for a Hugo or Saturn Award - Total Recall
-X- Watch a film that either won an Academy Award (Oscar) or an actor won one for their performance - Total Recall
--- Watch a Documentary Feature (at least 40 minutes long) -
-X- Watch a Film from the Criterion Collection (Doesn't have to be the Criterion Version) - Island of Lost Souls
--- Watch a film with commentary -
-X- Watch a film and at least two sequels - The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
--- Watch an animated film -
-X- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen - Jason and the Argonauts
--- 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 - Island of Lost Souls (1932) - The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
--- Watch a film about a LGBTQ+ person/topic or about POC/other minority groups -
--- Watch 60 minutes of Sci-fi/Fantasy shorts (animated or non-animated) -

--- He's dead, Jim. Watch 4 out of the following:
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Paul Reubens -
-X- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Roger Corman - Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It.
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Barbara Rush -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Kenneth Mitchell -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Chris Gauthier -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Donald Sutherland -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Michael Gambon -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Julian Sands -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Mark Dodson -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Ian Gelder -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Tim McGovern -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Peter Spellos -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Darren Kent -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Jamie Christopher -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Glynis Johns -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Jeff Burr -

-X- Thank the Maker. Watch 3 out of the following:
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Gene Roddenberry -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late C.S. Lewis -
-X- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late J.R.R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
-X- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Jules Verne - The Lost World
-X- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late H.G. Wells - Island of Lost Souls
--- 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 -
--- Michael Bay -
--- Tim Burton -
--- John Carpenter -
-X- Roger Corman - Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It.
-X- Richard Fleischer - Fantastic Voyage
--- Ron Howard -
-X- Peter Jackson - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
--- Terry Jones -
--- Stephen King -
--- Fritz Lang -
--- George Lucas -
--- George Melies -
--- Hayao Miyazaki -
--- Sam Raimi -
--- M. Night Shyamalan -
--- Stephen Sommers -
--- Steven Spielberg -
--- Guilermo del Toro -
-X- The Wachowskis - The Matrix Resurrections
--- Robert Zemeckis -

-X- Watch a film in 3 of these ratings:
-X- Unrated (pre-MPAA)/Approved - Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
-X- G - The Green Slime
-X- PG/GP/M - Fantastic Voyage
-X- PG-13 - My Stepmother is an Alien
-X- R - Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell
-X- NC-17/X (not porn!)/Unrated - They Came from Beyond Space

-X- Watch a film in 5 of the following sub-genres:
-X- Action/Adventure - Total Recall
--- Animation -
-X- Comedy - My Stepmother is an Alien
-X- Crime/Film Noir/Mystery/Thriller - Topper Returns
-X- Drama - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
--- Family -
-X- History/War/Western - Alien Outpost
-X- Horror - Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell
--- Music/Musical -
-X- Romance - Legend

-X- Watch a film in 10 sub-genres:
-X- Alien invasion - Invasion of the Body Snatchers
--- Alternate History -
--- Based on fairy tale -
--- Christmas in July -
--- Comic Book -
-X- Disaster - Marooned
--- Dystopian Society -
-X- High Fantasy - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
--- Immortality -
-X- Kaiju - Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds
--- Laser (death by or contains one)-
-X- Mad Scientist - Island of Lost Souls
-X- Mythology (Can be anybody's mythology) - Jason and the Argonauts
-X- Paranormal - Ghostbusters: Afterlife
-X- Post-Apocalyptic - Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It.
-X- Prehistoric - The Lost World
-X- Robot/Android - Terminator: Dark Fate
-X- Space Themed - Space Truckers
--- Superhero Themed -
-X- Sword and Sorcery - The Magic Sword
-X- Time travel - Time Bandits

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

--- Watch a film starring 5 of these classic actors and actors who have not been in our lists before:
Classic:
--- Abbott & Costello -
--- Evelyn Ankers -
--- Lionel Atwill -
--- Lloyd Bridges -
--- Boris Karloff -
-X- Bella Lugosi - Island of Lost Souls
--- Vincent Price -
--- Max von Sydow -
New:
--- Matt Damon -
--- Robin Williams -
--- Jude Law -

--- Watch a film starring 10 of these actors/actresses:
--- John Astin -
--- John Agar -
--- Nancy Allen -
--- Mara Corday -
--- Peter Cullen -
--- Peter Graves -
--- Chris Hemsworth -
--- Hugh Jackman -
--- Christopher Lloyd -
-X- Sir Ian McKellen - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
--- Ray Milland -
--- Chris Pratt -
-X- Keanu Reeves - The Matrix Resurrections
-X- Andy Serkis - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
--- Dame Maggie Smith -
-X- Patrick Stewart - Dune
--- Emma Thompson -
--- Kenneth Tobey -
--- Taika Waititi -
-X- Sigourney Weaver - Ghostbusters: Afterlife

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Re: 17th Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge List Thread

SHELLEBELLE'S
2024 SYFY/FANTASY CHALLENGE



2009 Count: 158
2010 Count: 112
2011 Count: 151
2012 Count: 184
2013 Count: 154
2014 Count: 121
2015 Count: 118
2016 Count: 110
2017 Count: 105
2018 Count: 155
2019 Count: 160
2020 Count: 155
2021 Count: 149
2022 Count: 119
2023 Count: 177
2024 Count:




2024 Goal: 150
2024 Count: 0
2024 Time:


Stats:

Spoiler:


4K:
BD
DVDs:
First Time Viewings:
Netflix DVD:
NWI:
Theater:
4K
Streaming Online:
VUDU
Wildcard




Checklist:

Spoiler:


Watch a film in 6 of the following decades:
--- 1890
--- 1900 -
--- 1910
--- 1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -
--- 2020 -

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

--- Watch a film in 6 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) -
--- Watch a film based on a novel -
--- Watch a film which was nominated for a Hugo or Saturn Award -
--- Watch a film that either won an Academy Award (Oscar) or an actor won one for their performance -
--- Watch a Documentary Feature (at least 40 minutes long) -
--- Watch a Film from the Criterion Collection (Doesn't have to be the Criterion Version) -
--- Watch a film with commentary -
--- Watch a film and at least two sequels -
--- Watch an animated film -
--- 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 -
--- Watch 60 minutes of Sci-fi/Fantasy shorts (animated or non-animated) -

--- He's dead, Jim. Watch 4 out of the following:
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Paul Reubens -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Roger Corman -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Barbara Rush -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Kenneth Mitchell -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Chris Gauthier -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Donald Sutherland -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Michael Gambon -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Julian Sands -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Mark Dodson -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Ian Gelder -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Tim McGovern -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Peter Spellos -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Darren Kent -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Jamie Christopher -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Glynis Johns -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Jeff Burr -

--- Thank the Maker. Watch 3 out of the following:
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Gene Roddenberry -
--- 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 -
--- Michael Bay -
--- Tim Burton -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Roger Corman -
--- Richard Fleischer -
--- Ron Howard -
--- Peter Jackson -
--- Terry Jones -
--- Stephen King -
--- Fritz Lang -
--- George Lucas -
--- George Melies -
--- Hayao Miyazaki -
--- Sam Raimi -
--- M. Night Shyamalan -
--- Stephen Sommers -
--- Steven Spielberg -
--- Guilermo del Toro -
--- The Wachowskis -
--- Robert Zemeckis -

--- Watch a film in 3 of these ratings:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA)/Approved -
--- G-
--- PG/GP/M-
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- NC-17/X (not porn!)/Unrated -

--- Watch a film in 5 of the following sub-genres:
--- Action/Adventure -
--- Animation -
--- Comedy -
--- Crime/Film Noir/Mystery/Thriller -
--- Drama -
--- Family -
--- History/War/Western -
--- Horror -
--- Music/Musical -
--- Romance -

--- Watch a film in 10 sub-genres:
--- Alien invasion -
--- Alternate History -
--- Based on fairy tale -
--- Christmas in July -
--- Comic Book -
--- Disaster -
--- Dystopian Society -
--- High Fantasy -
--- Immortality -
--- Kaiju -
--- Laser (death by or contains one)-
--- Mad Scientist -
--- Mythology (Can be anybody's mythology) -
--- Paranormal -
--- Post-Apocalyptic -
--- Prehistoric -
--- Robot/Android -
--- Space Themed -
--- Superhero Themed -
--- Sword and Sorcery -
--- Time travel -

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

--- Watch a film starring 5 of these classic actors and actors who have not been in our lists before:
Classic:
--- Abbott & Costello -
--- Evelyn Ankers -
--- Lionel Atwill -
--- Lloyd Bridges -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Bella Lugosi -
--- Vincent Price -
--- Max von Sydow -
New:
--- Matt Damon -
-X- Robin Williams - Hook
---Jude Law -

--- Watch a film starring 10 these actors/actresses:
--- John Astin -
--- John Agar -
--- Nancy Allen -
--- Mara Corday -
--- Peter Cullen -
--- Peter Graves -
--- Chris Hemsworth -
--- Hugh Jackman -
--- Christopher Lloyd -
--- Sir Ian McKellen -
--- Ray Milland -
--- Chris Pratt -
--- Keanu Reeves -
--- Andy Serkis -
--- Dame Maggie Smith -
--- Patrick Stewart -
--- Emma Thompson -
--- Kenneth Tobey -
--- Taika Waititi -
--- Sigourney Weaver -

PERSONAL CHECKLIST:

--- Anime -
--- Found Footage -
--- TV Movie -
-X- TV Season - Star Trek: Prodigy: Season 1
--- TV Mini-Series -




DAILY LIST:
Spoiler:


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

JUNE 30 -- TIME: 4H 16M

001. 01. Star Trek: Prodigy: S01E01: Lost and Found / 2021 / 22 min / NWI / ****
002. Star Trek: Prodigy: S01E02: Lost and Found / 2021 / 24 min / NWI / ****
003. Star Trek: Prodigy: S01E03: Starstruck / 2021 / 24 min / NWI / ****
004. Star Trek: Prodigy: S01E04: Dream Catcher / 2021 / 24 min / NWI / ****
005. Star Trek: Prodigy: S01E05: Terror Firma / 2021 / 23 min / NWI / ****
006. Star Trek: Prodigy: S01E06: Kobayashi / 2021 / 23 min / NWI / ****
007. Star Trek: Prodigy: S01E07: First Con-tact / 2021 / 23 min / NWI / ****
008. Star Trek: Prodigy: S01E08: Time Amok / 2021 / 23 min / NWI / ****
009. Star Trek: Prodigy: S01E09: A Moal Star Part 1 / 2021 / 23 min / NWI / ****
010. Star Trek: Prodigy: S01E10: A Moral Star Part 2 / 2021 / 23 min / NWI / ***
011. Star Trek: Prodigy: S01E11: Asylum / 2021 / 24 min / NWI / ****


JULY 1 -- TIME: 0H 0M

012. 12. The Astronomer’s Dream / 1898/ 4 min / NR / YouTube / ***
013. The Impossible Voyage (aka Voyage a Travers L’Impossible)/ 1904/ 20 min / NR / YouTube / ***
014. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / 1912 / 13 min / NR /YouTube / ***
015. The Hands of Orlac (aka Orlacs Hande) / 1924 / 112 min / NR / YouTube / ***
016. War of the Worlds / 1951 / 85 min / G / BD / ****
017. Star Trek: Prodigy: S01E12: Asylum / 2021 / 24 min / TV-Y7 / NWI / ****
018. Star Trek: Prodigy: S01E13: All the World’s a Stage / 2021 / 24 min / TV-Y7 / NWI / ****
019. Star Trek: Prodigy: S01E14: All the World’s a Stage / 2021 / 24 min / TV-Y7 / NWI / ****
020. Star Trek: Prodigy: S01E15: All the World’s a Stage / 2021 / 24 min / TV-Y7 / NWI / ****
021. Star Trek: Prodigy: S01E16: All the World’s a Stage / 2021 / 24 min / TV-Y7 / NWI / ****
022. Star Trek: Prodigy: S01E17: All the World’s a Stage / 2021 / 24 min / TV-Y7 / NWI / ****
023. Star Trek: Prodigy: S01E18: All the World’s a Stage / 2021 / 24 min / TV-Y7 / NWI / ****
024. Star Trek: Prodigy: S01E19: All the World’s a Stage / 2021 / 24 min / TV-Y7 / NWI / ****
025. Star Trek: Prodigy: S01E20: All the World’s a Stage / 2021 / 24 min / TV-Y7 / NWI / ****


JULY 2 -- TIME: 0H 0M

026. KING KONG AND FRIENDS – GORILLAS, DINOSAURS & FANTASY CREATURES / 1990 / 64 min / TV-PG / Streaming Online: TUBI / ***
027. King Kong / 1933 / 101 min / TV-PG / BD / ****
028. Son of Kong / 1933 / 70 min / TV-PG / Streaming Online: MAX / ***
029. Godzilla (Gojira) / 1954 / 97 min / TV-PG / BD / ****


JULY 3 -- TIME: 0H 0M

030. Godzilla Raids Again (Gojira no gyakushu) / 1955 / 82 min / Approved / Streaming Online: MAX / ***
031. Godzilla: King of the Monsters! / 1956 / 81 min / NR / Streaming Online: / ***
032. Rodan (Sora no daikaiju Radon) / 1958 / 83 min / Approved / Streaming Online: MAX / ***
033. Lords of the Deep / 1989 / 78 min / PG-13 / Streaming Online: TUBI / **
034. The Ape / 1940 / 62 min / Approved / DVD / **
035. The Ape Man / 1943 / 63 min / Approved / Streaming Online: TUBI / **


JULY 4 -- TIME: 0H 0M

036. Independence Day / 1996 / 145 min / PG-13 / BD / ****
037. Independence Day: Resurrection / 2016 / 120 min / PG-13 / BD / ****
038. The Magician / 1898 / 2 min / NR / YouTube / **
039. Knight of the Snow (Le Chevalier des neiges) / 1912 / 16 min / NR / YouTube / **
040. Forbidden World / 1982 / 77 min / R / Streaming Online: TUBI / **
041. Woman in the Moon (Frau im Monde) / 1929 / 169 min / NR / YouTube / **
042. The Valley of Gwangi / 1962 / 96 min / G / DVD / ***
043. Tower of London / 1962 / 79 min / Approved / TV/DVR / **


JULY 5 -- TIME: 0H 0M

044. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms / 1953 / 79 min / Approved / DVD / ***
045. Tarantula / 1955 / 80 min / Approved / DVD / ***
046. The Mysterians (Chikyu Boeigun) / 1957 / 85 min / Approved / Streaming Online: DailyMotion / *** // Criterion film
047. Varan (Daikaiju Baran) / 1962 / 68 min / NR / Amazon Prime / ***
048. Battle in Outer Space (Uchu daisenso) / 1959 / 90 min / Approved / Streaming Online: TUBI / ***


JULY 6 -- TIME: 0H 0M

049. Batman Returns / 1992 / 126 min / PG-13 / DVD / ***
050. Gorath (Upseo Gorasu) / 1962 / 83 min / NR / Streaming Online: Archive.org / ***
051. A Sound of Thunder / 2005 / 110 min / PG-13 / DVD / ***
052. King Kong vs. Godzilla / 1962 / 97 min / NR / YouTube
053. The Phantom / 2009 / 180 min / NR / DVD / ***
054. Destroy All Monsters / 1969 / 90 min / G / DVD / ***


JULY 7 -- TIME: 0H 0M

055. Escape from New York / 1981 / 99 min / R / BD / ****
056. Joe Bob Briggs Drive In: The Brain / 1988/2023 / 158 min / R / Shudder / **
057. Captain Marvel / 2019 / 123 min / PG-13 / 4K / ***


JULY 8 -- TIME: 0H 0M

058. Fantastic Four / 2015 / 100 min / PG/13 / BD / ****
059. Stargate: The Ark of Truth / 2008 / 101 min / NR / DVD / ***
060. Inkheart / 2008 / 106 min / PG / Streaming Online: MAX / ***
061. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs / 1937 / 88 min / G / BD / ****
062. Conan the Destroyer / 1984 / 103 min / PG / Netflix DVD / ***
063. Ancient Aliens: S20E11: Mysteries of the Maya / 2024 / 63 min / / TV/DVR: History / ***
064. Ancient Aliens: S20E12: Unlocking the Stargate / 2024 / 63 min / / TV/DVR: History / ***


JULY 9 -- TIME: 0H 0M

065. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey / 2012 / 169 min / PG-13 / BD / ****
066 .The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug / 2013 / 161 min / PG-13 / BD / ****
067.The Hobbit: The attle of the Five Armies / 2014 / 144 min / R / BD / ****
068. Journey to the Center of the Earth / 2008 / 93 min / PG / BD / ****


JULY 10 -- TIME: 0H 0M

069. IF / 2024 / 104 min / PG / Streaming Online: Paramount / ***
070. Transformers: Age of Extinction / 2014 / 165 min / PG-13 / BD / ****
071. Transformers: The Last Knight / 2017 / 155 min / PG-13 / BD / ****
072. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts / 2023 / 127 min / PG-13 / BD / ****
072. Bumblebee / 2018 / 114 min / PG-13 / BD / ****


JULY 11 -- TIME: 0H 0M

073. Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (Gojira tai Megagirasu: Ji shometsu sakusen / 2000) / 105 min / NR / Pluto / ***
074.Godzilla 1985 / 1985 / 87 min / PG / YouTube / ***
075. Space Amoeba (Gezora, Ganime, Kameba: Kesseni! Nankai! No daikaijo) / 1970 / 84 min / G / Streaming Online: Criterion / ***
076. Abbott & Costello Meet the Invisible Man / 1951 / 82 min / NR / BD / ****
077. Star Trek: First Contact / 1996 / 110 min / BD / ****


JULY 12 -- TIME: 0H 0M

078. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald / 2018 / 133 min / PG-13 / BD / ****
79. Van Helsing / 2004 / 131 min / PG-13 / DVD / ***


JULY 13 -- TIME: 0H 0M

080. Men in Black / 1997 / 98 min / PG-13 / DVD / ***


JULY 14 -- TIME: 0H 0M

081. Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace / 1999 / 137 min / PG / BD / ****
082. Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens / 2015 / 138 min / PG-13 / BD / ****
083. Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker / 2019 / 141 min / PG-13 / BD / ****
084. Damsel / 2024 / 110 min / PG-13 / NWI / ***
085. Revenge of the Creature / 1955 / 82 min / Approved / BD / ****


JULY 15 -- TIME: 0H 0M

086. Mary Poppins / 1964 / 143 min / G / DVD / ***
087. Hook / 1991 / 141 in / PG / BD / ****
088. Wonka / 2023 / 116 min / PG / Streaming Online: MAX / ****


JULY 16 -- TIME: 0H 0M



JULY 17 -- TIME: 0H 0M



JULY 18 -- TIME: 0H 0M



JULY 19 -- TIME: 0H 0M



JULY 20 -- TIME: 0H 0M





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Indy24LA's 15th Annual Summer Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge

2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

Goal 25
* indicates first time viewing

June 30th
1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
2. House of the Dragon S2 E3- The Burning Mill*

July 1st
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
4. The Flash S8 E1- Armageddon, Part 1*

July 2nd
5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

July 4th
6. The Flash S8 E2- Armageddon, Part 2*
7. The Flash S8 E3- Armageddon, Part 3*
8. The Flash S8 E4- Armageddon, Part 4*
9. Battlestar Galactica S3 E1- Occupation*
10. Battlestar Galactica S3 E2- Precipice*

July 5th
11. Galaxy Quest (1999)

July 6th
12. The Flash S8 E5- Armageddon, Part 5*
13. The Acolyte S1 E6- Teach/Corrupt*
14. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

July 7th
15. Battlestar Galactica S3 E3- Exodus: Part 1*
16. Battlestar Galactica S3 E4- Exodus: Part 2*
17. Battlestar Galactica S3 E5- Collaborators*
18. Battlestar Galactica S3 E6- Torn*
19. Battlestar Galactica S3 E7- A Measure of Salvation*
20. Battlestar Galactica S3 E8- Hero*
21. The Flash S8 E6- Impulsive Excessive Disorder*
22. Star Trek: Discovery S3 E9- Terra Firma, Part 1*
23. The Huntsman: Winter's War* (2016)

July 8th
24. Battlestar Galactica S3 E9- Unfinished Business*
25. Battlestar Galactica S3 E10- The Passage*
26. Battlestar Galactica S3 E11- The Eye of Jupiter*
27. Battlestar Galactica S3 E12- Rapture*
28. The Flash S8 E7- Lockdown*

July 9th
29. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
30. House of the Dragon S2 E4- The Red Dragon and the Gold*

July 10th
31. The Flash S8 E8- The Fire Next Time*

July 11th
32. Battlestar Galactica S3 E13- Taking a Break from All Your Worries*
33. Battlestar Galactica S3 E14- The Woman King*
34. Battlestar Galactica S3 E15- A Day in the Life*
35. Battlestar Galactica S3 E16- Dirty Hands*
36. Star Trek: Discovery S3 E10- Terra Firma, Part 2*

July 12th
37. The Flash S8 E9- Phantoms*
38. The Flash S8 E10- Reckless*
39. Wanted (2008)

July 13th
40. The Flash S8 E11- Resurrection*
41. The Flash S8 E12- Death Rises*
42. Star Trek: Discovery S3 E11- Su'kal*
43. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

July 14th
44. The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
45. Battlestar Galactica S3 E17- Maelstrom*
46. Battlestar Galactica S3 E18- The Son Also Rises*
47. Battlestar Galactica S3 E19- Crossroads: Part 1*
48. Battlestar Galactica S3 E20- Crossroads: Part 2*

July 15th
49. Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007)
50. Battlestar Galactica S4 E1- He That Believeth in Me*
51. Battlestar Galactica S4 E2- Six of One*
52. Battlestar Galactica S4 E3- The Ties That Bind*

July 16th
53. Battlestar Galactica S4 E4- Escape Velocity*
54. Battlestar Galactica S4 E5- The Road Less Traveled*
55. Battlestar Galactica S4 E6- Faith*
56. Battlestar Galactica S4 E7- Guess What's Coming to Dinner*
57. The Flash S8 E13- Death Falls*
58. The Flash S8 E14- Funeral for a Friend*

July 18th
59. Battlestar Galactica S4 E8- Sine Qua Non*
60. Battlestar Galactica S4 E9- The Hub*
61. Battlestar Galactica S4 E10- Revelations*
62. Battlestar Galactica S4 E11- Sometimes a Great Notion*
63. The Flash S8 E15- Into the Still Force*
64. The Flash S8 E16- The Curious Case of Bartholomew Allen*

July 19th
65. Battlestar Galactica S4 E12- A Disquiet Follows My Soul*
66. Battlestar Galactica S4 E13- The Oath*
67. Battlestar Galactica S4 E14- Blood on the Scales*
68. House of the Dragon S2 E5- Regent*
69. The Acolyte S1 E7- Choice*
70. The Acolyte S1 E8- The Acolyte*

July 20th
71. The Flash S8 E17- Keep It Dark*
72. IF* (2024)

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Re: 17th Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge List Thread

1. House of the Dragon - The Burning Mill
2. A Quiet Place: Day One (2024)
3. House of the Dragon - A Dance of Dragons

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List

7/6
1. House of the Dragon s2 ep1*

7/14
2 Rebel Moon 2 Tge Scargiver*

7/16
3. 3 Body Problem s1 ep1

7/17
4. 3 Body Problem s1 ep2*

7/19
5. Atlas (2024)*

7/20
6. 3 Body Problem s1 ep3*

7/21
7. House of the Dragon s2 ep2*

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Gobear's 2024 Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Challenge





First-Time Viewing: | Blu-Ray: 2 | DVD: | TV: 3 | Streaming 1|Theatre:0 |Commentaries Listened To: 0
June 30
1. Liquid Sky (1982)--Criterion-
-Aliens arrive on Earth for heroin, but settle for orgasms instead.

July 2
2. Enemy Mine (1985)--TV-
-This feels like a sci-fi update of a WWII movie. A human soldier and an alien are marooned together on a derelict world where they have to band together to survive.
3. Virtuosity (1995)--TV--This virtual reality thriller, a relic from the 1990s, centers on a wrongly convicted cop, played by Denzel Washington, who is recruited to chase an online character that has been unleashed into the real world. Russell Crowe delivers a standout performance as the monstrous SID 6.7.

July 4.
4. The Girl With All The Gifts (2016) --Blu-Ray--.Using the same "fungus turns humans into zombies" idea from The Last of Us, this movie focuses on Melanie, a young girl who is part of the second generation of fungus-infected humans who retain their humanity;

July 6
5. The Angry Red Planet (1959
)--TV--For low-budget drive-in fare, this isn't bad, although the red effects depicting Mars are distracting.
6. Pitch Black (2000)--Blu-Ray--It's been a while since i've watched this Vin Diesel flick and it holds up.

July 10
7. 1984 (1984
)--MGM+--In this turbulent election year, dystopian fiction has an unsettling resemblance to reality. Richard Burton delivers a chilling final performance as the ruthless Inner Party member O'Brien, while John Hurt's portrayal of the doomed Winston Smith deserved an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.
8. Them! (1954)
--TV--Them is without queston one of the most effective and unsettling horror/sci-fi movies from the 1950s. 70 years laler. the giant ant effects hold up well.

July 11
8. Children of Men (2006
)--MGM+--It's 2027 and cicivilization has collapsed after 20 years of global human infertility, leaving Britain as a brutal police state. This is a a work of genius, one of the best science fiction movies of the past quarter-century..

July 12.
9. Dreamcatcher (2003)--Streaming
--A poor movie from a subpar Stephen King novel.
10. Ghosts of Mars (2001)--Streaming--Even though this is a really bad movie, it's a fun watch

July 19
11. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023)--MGM+--
This fun fantasy adventure was thoroughly enjoyable, despite its reliance on familiar character archetypes like the mage, thief, warrior, and shapeshifter. However, the clever dialogue and strong performances elevate the film, making it a genuinely entertaining experience. Given the director's deft touch, I hope he will adapt a Discworld novel in the future.

July 20.
12. Gorgo (1961)--YouTube--
The premise of Irish salvage explorers discovering a baby kaiju and bringing it to London, only for the mother to arrive searching for her lost offspring, has the potential to be an engaging creature feature. However, this particular execution is a snooze, especially compared to more character-driven monster movies like Cloverfield and Godzilla Minus Zero.

The film's introduction of three characters is ultimately abandoned in favor of scenes depicting a man in a monster costume destroying cardboard London landmarks - an approach that fails to provide the character development and psychological depth of better films in this genre. I would have enjoyed Gorgo much more if I had watched it for the first time as a child, but for an adult viewer, the lack of compelling characters and overreliance on monster spectacle renders it unengaging.

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Mr. Cellophane's 2024 Science Fiction and Fantasy Challenge List


*= first time viewing
blue= personal Blu-ray
purple= personal DVD
green= streaming
red= theatrical
orange= live streaming / other

  1. The Giant Claw (Fred F. Sears)
    1957 / United States / 75 minutes / Science Fiction / 6-30

  2. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (Hironobu Sakaguchi / Motonori Sakakibara)
    2001 / United States & Japan / 106 minutes / Science Fiction / 6-30

  3. The Unknown Terror (Charles Marquis Warren)*
    1957 / United States / 77 minutes / Science Fiction / 7-1

  4. Time Bandits (Terry Gilliam)
    1981 / United Kingdom / 116 minutes / Fantasy / 7-1

  5. The Colossus of New York (Eugène Lourié)*
    1958 / United States / 70 minutes / Science Fiction / 7-2

  6. Hellboy (Guillermo del Toro)
    2004 / United States / 132 minutes / 4K / Director's Cut / Fantasy / 7-2

  7. Misiunea spatialã Delta / Delta Space Mission (Calin Cazan / Mircea Toia)*
    1984 / Romania / 70 minutes / Criterion Channel / Science Fiction / 7-3

  8. Destination Inner Space (Francis D. Lyons)*
    1966 / United States / 83 minutes / Science Fiction / 7-7

  9. The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (Henry Levin / George Pal)*
    1962 / United States / 140 minutes / Smilebox Version / Fantasy / 7-7

  10. The Devil Commands (Edward Dmytryk)*
    1941 / United States / 65 minutes / Science Fiction / 7-7

  11. Babylon 5
    2.18, Confessions and Lamentations / 2.19, Divided Loyalties

    1995 / United States / 88 minutes / Science Fiction / 7-8

  12. Panic in Year Zero! (Ray Milland)*
    1962 / United States / 93 minutes / Science Fiction / 7-8

  13. Babylon 5
    2.20, The Long, Twilight Struggle / 2.21, Comes the Inquisitor

    1995 / United States / 88 minutes / Science Fiction / 7-9

  14. Flight of the Navigator (Randal Kleiser)
    1986 / United States / 90 minutes / Science Fiction / 7-9

  15. The War of the Worlds (Byron Haskins)
    1953 / United States / 85 minutes / 4K / Science Fiction / 7-9

  16. Babylon 5
    2.22, The Fall o Night

    1995 / United States / 44 minutes / Science Fiction / 7-10

    Infinite Ryvius *
    1. A Time That Should Come / 2. Unnecessary Things

    1999 / Japan / 44 minutes / Science Fiction / 7-10

  17. Sleepwalk (Sara Driver)*
    1986 / United States / 78 minutes / Criterion Channel / Fantasy / 7-11

  18. Repo Man (Alex Cox)
    1984 / United States / 92 minutes / Science Fiction / 7-12

  19. The Little Mermaid (Ron Clements / John Musker)
    1989 / United States / 83 minutes / Fantasy / 7-13

  20. Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg)
    1993 / United States / 127 minutes / 4K / Science Fiction / 7-13

  21. Det sjunde inseglet / The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman)
    1957 / Sweden / 96 minutes / Fantasy / 7-13

  22. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Kerry Conran)
    2004 / United States / 106 minutes / Science Fiction / 7-14

  23. Babylon 5
    3.1, Matters of Honor / 3.2, Convictions

    1995 / United States / 44 minutes / Science Fiction / 7-15

  24. 1990: I guerrieri del Bronx / 1990: The Bronx Warriors (Enzo G. Castellari)
    1982 / Italy / 93 minutes / Science Fiction / 7-15

Checklist
Spoiler:

1/6 Watch a film in 6 of the following decades
--- 1890/1900
--- 1910/1920
--- 1930
--- 1940
-x- 1950: The Colossus of New York
--- 1960
--- 1970
--- 1980
--- 1990
--- 2000
--- 2010
--- 2020

1/2 Watch films in at least two languages other than English
-x- Romanian: Misiunea spatialã Delta / Delta Space Mission
--- Second language

4/6 Watch a film in 6 of the following:
--- MST3K/Rifftrax/Cinematic Titanic/Hosted
-x- Low Budget: Destination Inner Space
--- Based on a Novel
--- Hugo or Saturn Award Nominee
-x- Academy Award Winner: The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
--- Features a Laser
-x- Criterion Collection: Repo Man
--- Film with Commentary
--- Film and Two Sequels
--- Features Special Effects by Ray Harryhausen
-x- Film Takes Place in the "Future" (Year Has Passed): 1990: The Bronx Warriors
--- Film and Remake/Reboot
--- Features Minority Group
--- One Hour of Shorts

3/4 "He's dead, Jim." Watch 4 out of the following
-x- Paul Reubens: Flight of the Navigator
--- Roger Corman
--- Barbara Rush
--- Kenneth Mitchell
--- Chris Gauthier
-x- Donald Sutherland: Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
-x- Michael Gambon: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
--- Julian Sands
--- Mark Dodson
--- Ian Gelder
--- Tim McGovern
--- Peter Spellos
--- Darren Kent
--- Jamie Christopher
--- Glynis Johns
--- Jeff Burr

1/3 "Thank the Maker." Watch 3 out of the following
--- Gene Roddenberry
--- C.S. Lewis
--- J.R.R. Tolkien
--- Jules Verne
-x- H.G. Wells: The War of the Worlds
--- Stan Lee

2/10 Watch 10 films directed/produced/written by
--- J. J. Abrams
--- Luc Besson
--- Michael Bay
--- Tim Burton
--- John Carpenter
--- Roger Corman
--- Richard Fleischer
--- Ron Howard
--- Peter Jackson
--- Terry Jones
--- Stephen King
--- Fritz Lang
--- George Lucas
--- George Méliès
--- Hayao Miyazaki
--- Sam Raimi
--- M. Night Shyamalan
--- Stephen Sommers
-x- Steven Spielberg: Jurassic Park
-x- Guillermo del Toro: Hellboy
--- The Wachowskis
--- Robert Zemeckis

1/3 Watch a film in 3 of these ratings
--- Approved
--- G
--- PG/GP/M
--- PG-13
-x- R: Sleepwalk
--- NC-17/X/Unrated

Watch a film in 5 of the following sub-genres
--- Action/Adventure
--- Animation
--- Comedy
--- Crime/Film Noir/Mystery/Thriller
--- Drama
--- Family
--- History/War/Western
--- Horror
--- Music/Musical
--- Romance

3/10 Watch a film in 10 sub-genres
--- Alien invasion
--- Alternate History
-x- Based on fairy tale: The Little Mermaid
--- Christmas in July
--- Comic Book
--- Disaster
--- Dystopian Society
--- High Fantasy
--- Immortality
--- Kaiju
--- Documentary
-x- Mad Scientist: The Unknown Terror
--- Mythology
--- Paranormal
--- Post-Apocalyptic
--- Prehistoric
--- Robot/Android
--- Space Themed
--- Superhero Themed
--- Sword and Sorcery
-x- Time travel: Time Bandits

2/5 Watch a film starring 5 of these classic actors and actors who have not been in our lists before:
Classic:
--- Abbott & Costello
--- Evelyn Ankers
--- Lionel Atwill
--- Lloyd Bridges
-x- Boris Karloff: The Devil Commands
--- Bela Lugosi
--- Vincent Price
-x- Max von Sydow: The Seventh Seal
New:
--- Matt Damon
--- Robin Williams
--- Jude Law

2/10 Watch a film starring 10 these actors/actresses
--- John Astin
--- John Agar
--- Nancy Allen
-x- Mara Corday: The Giant Claw
--- Peter Cullen
--- Peter Graves
--- Chris Hemsworth
--- Hugh Jackman
--- Christopher Lloyd
--- Sir Ian McKellen
-x- Ray Milland: Panic in Year Zero!
--- Chris Pratt
--- Keanu Reeves
--- Andy Serkis
--- Dame Maggie Smith
--- Patrick Stewart
--- Emma Thompson
--- Kenneth Tobey
--- Taika Waititi
--- Sigourney Weaver

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I'm ready to go!

First Time Views: 32.
Repeat Views: 28.
Total Views: 60.

Total time to date: 101:27:11.

Average time per viewing: 1:41:27.


*first time viewing

1. June 30th: Signs (2002) (1:46:30) Library Blu-Ray
2. July 1st: Deadpool* (2016) (1:48:00) MAX
3. July 1st: Scream and Scream Again (UK Cut)* (1970) (1:34:43) Library DVD
4. July 1st: Kull the Conqueror (1997) (1:35:37) Library Blu-Ray
5. July 2nd: The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) (1:21:06) Library Blu-Ray
6. July 4th: Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) (1:46:26) Library Blu-Ray
7. July 4th: Captive Wild Woman* (1943) (1:00:38) Library DVD
8. July 5th: Journey to the Beginning of Time* (1955) (1:27:45) Library DVD Czech

9. July 5th: Scream and Scream Again Commentary* (1970) (1:34:43) Library DVD
10. July 5th: Castle of the Living Dead* (1964) (1:30:00) Library DVD
11. July 6th: The Thing with Two Heads* (1972) (1:31:17) YouTube
12. July 7th: Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) (1:19:45) Library DVD
13. July 7th: Godzilla vs. Biollante* (1989) (1:44:52) Personal DVD
14. July 8th: King Kong (1933) (1:40:07) MAX
15. July 8th: Kong: Skull Island (2017) (1:58:17) MAX
16. July 8th: Island of Lost Souls (1932) (1:10:38) Library DVD
17. July 9th: Ghostbusters: Answer the Call (2016) (1:56:35) Library DVD
18. July 9th: What Dreams May Come* (1998) (1:53:43) Library Blu-Ray
19. July 9th: The Zero Thereom* (2013) (1:46:28) Peacock
20. July 9th: Suicide Squad (2016) (2:02:49) MAX
21. July 10th: The Wolverine (2013) (2:06:06) Disney+
22. July 10th: Highlander Endgame* (2000) (1:40:14) Library DVD
23. July 10th: Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City* (2021) (1:47:29) Library Blu-Ray
24. July 10th: Kong: King of Atlantis* (2005) (1:08:44) Tubi
25. July 11th: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) (2:16:06) Disney+
26. July 11th: Aliens (1986) (2:17:11) MAX
27. July 11th: Batman Forever* (1995) (2:01:35) MAX
28. July 12th: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) (1:51:47) Library DVD
29. July 12th: Wonder Woman (2017) (2:21:12) MAX
30. July 12th: Shin Godzilla* (2016) (2:00:01) Library DVD
31. July 12th: Rifftrax: Wonder Women* (2015) (1:21:26) FreeVee
32. July 13th: Thir13teen Ghosts (2001) (1:30:42) Library DVD
33. July 13th: Tarantula (1955) (1:20:14) Library DVD
34. July 14th: Trancers (1984) (1:16:58) Peacock
35. July 14th: Alien Nation: Millennium* (1996) (1:30:25) Library DVD
36. July 14th: Trancers 2* (1991) (1:28:42) Amazon Prime
37. July 14th: Crimes of the Future* (1970) (1:47:35) Library Blu-Ray
38. July 15th: Deadpool 2* (2018) (1:59:16) Disney+
39. July 15th: Trancers 3* (1992) (1:14:20) Library DVD
40. July 15th: Guilermo Del Toro's Pinocchio* (2022) (2:01:37) Netflix
41. July 15th: Amazons (1986) (1:15:50) Tubi
42. July 16th: X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) (2:11:35) Library Blu-Ray
43. July 16th: Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) (1:23:21) MAX
44. July 16th: Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle* (2020) (1:39:59) Netflix
45. July 16th: Monster from the Ocean Floor* (1954) (1:04:30) Amazon Prime
46. July 17th: Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) (2:08:05) Library Blu-Ray
47. July 17th: Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) (1:34:42) Library DVD
48. July 17th: The Son of Kong* (1933) (1:09:27) MAX
49. July 18th: G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) (1:50:15) Paramount+
50. July 18th: Alien: Covenant (2017) (2:02:03) Library Blu-Ray
51. July 18th: Godzilla 2000 (1999) (1:39:01) MAX
52. July 18th: Them! (1954) (1:32:31) Library DVD
53. July 19th: Snow White & the Huntsman* (2012) (2:07:14) Library Blu-Ray
54. July 19th: Into the Woods* (2014) (2:04:42) Disney+
55. July 19th: Upgrade* (2018) (1:39:54) Library DVD
56. July 19th: Journey to the Center of the Earth* (2008) (1:32:31) Tubi
57. July 20th: The Hunger Games: The Ballads of Songbirds and Snakes* (2023) (2:37:10) Library Blu-Ray
58. July 20th: Night Raiders* (2021) (1:41:21) Netflix
59. July 20th: Labyrinth (1986) (1:41:16) Peacock
60. July 20th: Fragtime* (2019) (1:00:05) Hoopla

Checklist:

Spoiler:
--- Watch a film in 6 of the following decades:
--- 1890/1900 -
--- 1910/1920 -
-X- 1930 - The Son of Kong* (1933) (1:09:27)
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
-X- 1970 - Crimes of the Future* (1970) (1:47:35)
--- 1980 -
-X- 1990 - Batman Forever* (1995) (2:01:35)
-X- 2000 - The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) (1:51:47)
--- 2010 -
-X- 2020 - The Hunger Games: The Ballads of Songbirds and Snakes* (2023) (2:37:10)

-X- Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language - Czech - Journey to the Beginning of Time* (1955) (1:27:45)
-X- Second language - Japanese - Shin Godzilla* (2016) (2:00:01)

-X- Watch a film in 6 of the following: Rifftrax: Wonder Women* (2015) (1:21:26)
--- 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 - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) (2:16:06)
-X- Watch a film which was nominated for a Hugo or Saturn Award - Suicide Squad (2016) (2:02:49)
--- Watch a film that either won an Academy Award (Oscar) or an actor won one for their performance -
--- Watch a Documentary Feature (at least 40 minutes long) -
-X- Watch a Film from the Criterion Collection (Doesn't have to be the Criterion Version) - The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) (1:21:06)
-X- Watch a film with commentary - Scream and Scream Again* (1970) (1:34:43)
-X- Watch a film and at least two sequels - Trancers (1984) (1:16:58); Trancers 2* (1991) (1:28:42); Trancers 3* (1992) (1:14:20)
-X- Watch an animated film - Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle* (2020) (1:39:59)
-X- Watch a film with special effects by Ray Harryhausen - Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) (1:19:45)
-X- Watch a film that takes place in the "future" but the year has already come and gone - Alien Nation: Millenium* (1996) (1:30:25)
-X- Watch a film and its remake/reboot - King Kong (1933) (1:40:07); Kong: Skull Island (2017) (1:58:17)
-X- Watch a film about a LGBTQ+ person/topic or about POC/other minority groups - Fragime* (2019) (1:00:05)
--- Watch 60 minutes of Sci-fi/Fantasy shorts (animated or non-animated) -

--- He's dead, Jim. Watch 4 out of the following:
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Paul Reubens -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Roger Corman -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Barbara Rush -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Kenneth Mitchell -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Chris Gauthier -
-X- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Donald Sutherland - Castle of the Living Dead* (1964) (1:30:00)
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Michael Gambon -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Julian Sands -
-X- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Mark Dodson - Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) (1:46:26)
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Ian Gelder -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Tim McGovern -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Peter Spellos -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Darren Kent -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Jamie Christopher -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Glynis Johns -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Jeff Burr -


--- Thank the Maker. Watch 3 out of the following:
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Gene Roddenberry -
--- 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* (2008) (1:32:31)
--- 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 -
--- Michael Bay -
--- Tim Burton -
--- John Carpenter -
-X- Roger Corman - Monster from the Ocean Floor* (1954) (1:04:30)
--- Richard Fleischer -
--- Ron Howard -
--- Peter Jackson -
--- Terry Jones -
--- Stephen King -
--- Fritz Lang -
--- George Lucas -
--- George Melies -
--- Hayao Miyazaki -
--- Sam Raimi -
-X- M. Night Shyamalan - Signs (2002) (1:46:30)
-X- Stephen Sommers - G. I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) (1:50:15)
--- Steven Spielberg -
-X- Guilermo del Toro - Guilermo Del Toro's Pinocchio* (2022) (2:01:37)
--- The Wachowskis -
-X- Robert Zemeckis - Thir13teen Ghosts (2001) (1:30:42)

--- Watch a film in 3 of these ratings:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA)/Approved -
-X- G- Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) (1:34:42)
-X- PG/GP/M - Godzilla vs. Biollante* (1989) (1:44:52)
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- NC-17/X (not porn!)/Unrated -

--- Watch a film in 5 of the following sub-genres:
--- Action/Adventure -
-X- Animation - Kong: King of Atlantis* (2005) (1:08:44)
-X- Comedy - Deadpool 2* (2018) (1:59:16)
--- Crime/Film Noir/Mystery/Thriller -
--- Drama -
--- Family -
--- History/War/Western -
-X- Horror - Them! (1954) (1:32:31)
-X- Music/Musical - Labyrinth (1986) (1:41:16)
--- Romance -

--- Watch a film in 10 sub-genres:
-X- Alien invasion - Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) (1:23:21)
--- Alternate History -
-X- Based on fairy tale - Into the Woods* (2014) (2:04:42)
--- Christmas in July -
--- Comic Book -
--- Disaster -
-X- Dystopian Society - Upgrade* (2018) (1:39:54)
-X- High Fantasy - Amazons (1986) (1:15:50)
-X- Immortality - Highlander Endgame* (2000) (1:40:14)
-X- Kaiju - Godzilla 2000 (1999) (1:39:01)
-X- Laser (death by or contains one) - X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) (2:11:35)
-X- Mad Scientist - Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021) (1:47:29)
-X- Mythology (Can be anybody's mythology) - Wonder Woman (2017) (2:21:12)
-X- Paranormal - Ghostbusters: Answer the Call (2016) (1:56:35)
-X- Post-Apocalyptic - Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) (2:08:05)
--- Prehistoric -
-X- Robot/Android - Alien: Covenant (2017) (2:02:03)
--- Space Themed -
-X- Superhero Themed - Deadpool* (2016) (1:48:00)
-X- Sword and Sorcery - Kull the Conqueror (1997) (1:35:37)
--- Time travel -

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

-X- Watch a film starring 5 of these classic actors and actors who have not been in our lists before:
Classic:
--- Abbott & Costello -
-X- Evelyn Ankers - Captive Wild Woman* (1943) (1:00:38)
--- Lionel Atwill -
--- Lloyd Bridges -
--- Boris Karloff -
-X- Bella Lugosi - Island of Lost Souls (1932) (1:10:38)
-X- Vincent Price - Scream and Scream Again (UK Cut)* (1970) (1:34:43)
-X- Max von Sydow - What Dreams May Come* (1998) (1:53:43)
New:
-X- Matt Damon - The Zero Thereom* (2013) (1:46:28)
--- Robin Williams -
--- Jude Law -

--- Watch a film starring 10 these actors/actresses:
--- John Astin -
--- John Agar -
--- Nancy Allen -
-X- Mara Corday - Tarantula (1955) (1:20:14)
--- Peter Cullen -
--- Peter Graves -
-X- Chris Hemsworth - Snow White & the Huntsman* (2012) (2:07:14)
-X- Hugh Jackman - The Wolverine (2013) (2:06:06)
--- Christopher Lloyd -
--- Sir Ian McKellen -
-X- Ray Milland - The Thing with Two Heads* (1972) (1:31:17)
--- Chris Pratt -
--- Keanu Reeves -
--- Andy Serkis -
--- Dame Maggie Smith -
--- Patrick Stewart -
--- Emma Thompson -
--- Kenneth Tobey -
-X- Taika Waititi - Night Raiders* (2021) (1:41:21)
-X- Sigourney Weaver - Aliens (1986) (2:17:11)

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Re: 17th Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge List Thread

Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge List

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge History - 2008: 32; 2009: 82; 2010: 66; 2011: 45; 2012: 36; 2013: 84.25; 2014: 54; 2015: 50; 2016:38; 2017: 23; 2018: 26; 2019: 16; 2020: 16; 2021: 13; 2022: 19; 2023: 7

Note: I am using the "traditional" counting method - Each film counts as 1; 2 hours of television content counts as 1. I prefer this method for several reasons. The main one being it makes it easier to compare how I'm doing to previous years.

July 5
1. The Quiet Place: Day One
(2024)

July 6
2. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2010)
3. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

July 11
4. Evolution
(2001)

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Re: 17th Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge List Thread

17th Annual Sci-Fi / Fantasy Challenge
June 30
1. The Thing

July 1
2. Total Recall
3. The Fifth Element
4. Species

July 2
5. Species II*
6. Species III*

July 4
7. Event Horizon
8. The Strain [S1:E7 "For Services Rendered" / E8 "Creatures of the Night"]

July 5
8. Avengers: Infinity War
9. Avengers: Endgame
10. The Stepford Wives (1975)*

July 6
11. Species: The Awakening*
12. The Strain [S1:E9 "The Disappeared" / E10 "Loved Ones"]

July 7
13. Doomsday

July 8
14. They Live
15. Dark City

July 9
16. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
17. The Strain [S1:E11 "The Third Rail" / E12 "Last Rites"]
18. I.S.S.*

July 10
19. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
20. The Mask

July 11
21. The Phantom

July 12
22. Virtuosity

July 13
23. The Boy & The Heron
24. Signs

July 14
25. The Strain [S1:E13 "The Master" / S2:E1 "BK,NY"]

July 15
26. The Terminator
27. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
28. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
29. The Strain [S2:E2 "By Any Means" / S2:E3 "Fort Defiance"]

July 16
30. Pan's Labyrinth

July 19
31. The Strain [S2:E4 "The Silver Angel" / S2:E5 "Quick and Painless"]
32. Judge Dredd
33. Dredd

July 20
34. The Martian
35. Moon
36. Flash Gordon
37. The Strain [S2:E6 "Identity" / S2:E7 "The Born"]

July 21
38. X-Men
39. X2: X-Men United
40. X-Men 3: The Last Stand

Spoiler:
--- Watch a film in 6 of the following decades:
--- 1890/1900 -
--- 1910/1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
X - 1980 - Flash Gordon
X - 1990 - Virtuosity
X - 2000 - Species: The Awakening
--- 2010 -
X - 2020 - I.S.S.

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

--- Watch a film in 6 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) -
--- Watch a film based on a novel -
X - Watch a film which was nominated for a Hugo or Saturn Award - The Terminator
X - Watch a film that either won an Academy Award (Oscar) or an actor won one for their performance - Total Recall
--- Watch a Documentary Feature (at least 40 minutes long) -
--- 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 - Species / Species II / Species III / Species: The Awakening
--- Watch an animated film -
--- 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 -
--- Watch 60 minutes of Sci-fi/Fantasy shorts (animated or non-animated) -

--- He's dead, Jim. Watch 4 out of the following:
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Paul Reubens -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Roger Corman -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Barbara Rush -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Kenneth Mitchell -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Chris Gauthier -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Donald Sutherland -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Michael Gambon -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Julian Sands -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Mark Dodson -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Ian Gelder -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Tim McGovern -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Peter Spellos -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Darren Kent -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Jamie Christopher -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Glynis Johns -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Jeff Burr -

--- Thank the Maker. Watch 3 out of the following:
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Gene Roddenberry -
--- 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 -
X - Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Stan Lee - Avengers: Infinity War

--- Watch 10 films directed/produced/written by:
--- J. J. Abrams -
X - Luc Besson - The Fifth Element
--- Michael Bay -
--- Tim Burton -
X - John Carpenter - The Thing
--- Roger Corman -
--- Richard Fleischer -
--- Ron Howard -
--- Peter Jackson -
--- Terry Jones -
--- Stephen King -
--- Fritz Lang -
--- George Lucas -
--- George Melies -
X - Hayao Miyazaki - The Boy & The Heron
--- Sam Raimi -
X - M. Night Shyamalan - Signs
--- Stephen Sommers -
X - Steven Spielberg - Close Encounters of the Third Kind
X - Guilermo del Toro - Pan's Labyrinth
--- The Wachowskis -
--- Robert Zemeckis -

--- Watch a film in 3 of these ratings:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA)/Approved -
--- G-
X - PG/GP/M- The Stepford Wives
X - PG-13 - The Mask
X - R - Species III
--- NC-17/X (not porn!)/Unrated -

--- Watch a film in 5 of the following sub-genres:
X - Action/Adventure - Species
--- Animation -
X - Comedy - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
X - Crime/Film Noir/Mystery/Thriller - Dark City
X - Drama - Moon
--- Family -
--- History/War/Western -
X - Horror - Species II
--- Music/Musical -
--- Romance -

--- Watch a film in 10 sub-genres:
X - Alien invasion - They Live
--- Alternate History -
--- Based on fairy tale -
--- Christmas in July -
X - Comic Book - The Phantom
--- Disaster -
X - Dystopian Society - Dredd
--- High Fantasy -
--- Immortality -
--- Kaiju -
--- Laser (death by or contains one)-
--- Mad Scientist -
--- Mythology (Can be anybody's mythology) -
X - Paranormal - Event Horizon
X - Post-Apocalyptic - Doomsday
--- Prehistoric -
X - Robot/Android - Terminator 2: Judgement Day
--- Space Themed -
--- Superhero Themed -
--- Sword and Sorcery -
X - Time travel - Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

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

--- Watch a film starring 5 of these classic actors and actors who have not been in our lists before:
Classic:
--- Abbott & Costello -
--- Evelyn Ankers -
--- Lionel Atwill -
--- Lloyd Bridges -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Bela Lugosi -
--- Vincent Price -
X - Max von Sydow - Judge Dredd
New:
X - Matt Damon - The Martian
--- Robin Williams -
--- Jude Law -

--- Watch a film starring 10 these actors/actresses:
--- John Astin -
--- John Agar -
--- Nancy Allen -
--- Mara Corday -
--- Peter Cullen -
--- Peter Graves -
--- Chris Hemsworth -
X - Hugh Jackman - X-Men 3: The Last Stand
--- Christopher Lloyd -
X - Sir Ian McKellen - X-Men
--- Ray Milland -
--- Chris Pratt -
--- Keanu Reeves -
--- Andy Serkis -
--- Dame Maggie Smith -
X - Patrick Stewart - X2: X-Men United
--- Emma Thompson -
--- Kenneth Tobey -
X - Taika Waititi - Avengers: Endgame
--- Sigourney Weaver -

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*Library / Physical Media / Streaming / Movie Theater
June 30, 2024
1. House of the Dragon S02E02 "A Son for a Son" / S02E03 "Rhaenyra the Cruel"

July 1, 2024
2. Firestarter (1984)

July 4, 2024
3. Cursed Films S02E01 "The Wizard of Oz" / S02E03 "Stalker"
4. The Twilight Zone S03E25 "The Fugitive" / S05E06 "Living Doll" / S03E28 "The Little People"
5. Independence Day (1996)

July 5, 2024
6. Godzilla Minus One (2023)
7. The Invisible Man (1933)
8. Hollow Man (2000)

July 6, 2024
9. The Invisible Man (2020)
10. Twice-Told Tales (1963)
11. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

July 7, 2024
12. Spaceballs (1987)
13. Donnie Darko (2001)

July 10, 2024
14. Legend (1985)

July 12, 2024
15. Battlestar Galactica (1978)

July 14, 2024
16. Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2024)
17. The Watchers (2024)
18. Superman: The Movie (1978)

July 15, 2024
19. Rollerball (1975)

July 19, 2024
20. Superman II: The Donner Cut (1980)
21. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
22. Starship Troopers (1997)

Spoiler:
Watch a film in 6 of the following decades:
--- 1890/1900 -
--- 1910/1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
-X- 2000 - Donnie Darko (2001)
--- 2010 -
--- 2020 -

✅ Watch films in at least two languages other than English.
-X- First language - Godzilla Minus One (Japanese)
-X- Second language - Prey (Comanche)

Watch a film in 6 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) -
--- Watch a film based on a novel -
-X- Watch a film which was nominated for a Hugo or Saturn Award - Hollow Man (Saturn - Best Special Effects)
--- Watch a film that either won an Academy Award (Oscar) or an actor won one for their performance -
--- Watch a Documentary Feature (at least 40 minutes long) -
--- Watch a Film from the Criterion Collection (Doesn't have to be the Criterion Version) -
--- Watch a film with commentary -
--- Watch a film and at least two sequels -
--- Watch an animated film -
--- 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 - The Invisible Man (1933 & (2020)
--- Watch a film about a LGBTQ+ person/topic or about POC/other minority groups -
--- Watch 60 minutes of Sci-fi/Fantasy shorts (animated or non-animated) -

He's dead, Jim. Watch 4 out of the following:
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Paul Reubens -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Roger Corman -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Barbara Rush -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Kenneth Mitchell -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Chris Gauthier -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Donald Sutherland -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Michael Gambon -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Julian Sands -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Mark Dodson -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Ian Gelder -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Tim McGovern -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Peter Spellos -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Darren Kent -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Jamie Christopher -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Glynis Johns -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Jeff Burr -

Thank the Maker. Watch 3 out of the following:
-X- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Gene Roddenberry - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
--- 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
-X- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late H.G. Wells - The Invisible Man
--- 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 -
--- Michael Bay -
--- Tim Burton -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Roger Corman -
--- Richard Fleischer -
--- Ron Howard -
--- Peter Jackson -
--- Terry Jones -
-X- Stephen King - Firestarter
--- Fritz Lang -
--- George Lucas -
--- George Melies -
--- Hayao Miyazaki -
--- Sam Raimi -
-X- M. Night Shyamalan - The Watchers
--- Stephen Sommers -
--- Steven Spielberg -
--- Guilermo del Toro -
--- The Wachowskis -
--- Robert Zemeckis -

Watch a film in 3 of these ratings:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA)/Approved -
--- G-
--- PG/GP/M-
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- NC-17/X (not porn!)/Unrated -

Watch a film in 5 of the following sub-genres:
--- Action/Adventure -
--- Animation -
-X- Comedy - Spaceballs
--- Crime/Film Noir/Mystery/Thriller -
--- Drama -
--- Family -
--- History/War/Western -
--- Horror -
--- Music/Musical -
--- Romance -

Watch a film in 10 sub-genres:
-X- Alien invasion - Independence Day
--- Alternate History -
--- Based on fairy tale -
--- Christmas in July -
--- Comic Book -
--- Disaster -
--- Dystopian Society -
--- High Fantasy -
--- Immortality -
--- Kaiju -
--- Laser (death by or contains one)-
--- Mad Scientist -
--- Mythology (Can be anybody's mythology) -
--- Paranormal -
--- Post-Apocalyptic -
--- Prehistoric -
--- Robot/Android -
-X- Space Themed - Battlestar Galactica
-X- Superhero Themed - Superman
--- Sword and Sorcery -
--- Time travel -

Watch a film starring 5 of these classic actors and actors who have not been in our lists before:
Classic:
--- Abbott & Costello -
--- Evelyn Ankers -
--- Lionel Atwill -
--- Lloyd Bridges -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Bella Lugosi -
-X- Vincent Price - Twice-Told Tales
--- Max von Sydow -
New:
--- Matt Damon -
--- Robin Williams -
--- Jude Law -

Watch a film starring 10 these actors/actresses:
--- John Astin -
--- John Agar -
--- Nancy Allen -
--- Mara Corday -
--- Peter Cullen -
--- Peter Graves -
-X- Chris Hemsworth - Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
--- Hugh Jackman -
--- Christopher Lloyd -
--- Sir Ian McKellen -
--- Ray Milland -
--- Chris Pratt -
--- Keanu Reeves -
--- Andy Serkis -
--- Dame Maggie Smith -
--- Patrick Stewart -
--- Emma Thompson -
--- Kenneth Tobey -
--- Taika Waititi -
--- Sigourney Weaver -







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2024 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge

Blu-ray | DVD | Theater | TV/DVR | HD-DVD

☼ = First time viewing

June 30
01. Ad Astra (2019)
02. Beyond Skinwalker Ranch - "Ancient Dimensions" (2024)

July 1
03. The Scribbler (2014)
04. Interview with the Vampire - "What Can the Damned Really Say to the Damned" (2024)

July 2
05. A Quiet Place: Day One (2024)
06. Interview with the Vampire - "Do You Know What It Means to be Loved by Death" (2024)

July 3
07. Passengers (2016)
08. Interview with the Vampire - "No Pain" (2024)

July 4
09. Interview with the Vampire - "I Want You More Than Anything in the World" (2024)
10. Interview with the Vampire - "Don't Be Afraid, Just Start the Tape" (2024)
11. Interview with the Vampire - "Like the Light by Which God Made the World Before He Made Light" (2024)
12. Chaos Walking (2021)

July 5
13. Interview with the Vampire - "I Could Not Prevent It" (2024)
14. The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch - "What the Gel?" (2024)

July 6
15. Interview with the Vampire - "And That's the End of It. There's Nothing Else" (2024)

July 7
16. The Proof is Out There: Alien Edition - "Government Cover Ups" (2024)
17. The Proof is Out There: Alien Edition - "UFO's at Sea" (2024)

July 8
18. Strange Invaders (1983)
19. Beyond Skinwalker Ranch - "The Landing Site" (2024)

July 9
20. The Lazarus Project - Season 2, Episode 1 (2023)
21. The Lazarus Project - Season 2, Episode 2 (2023)

July 10
22. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

July 11
23. Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994)
24. The Lazarus Project - Season 2, Episode 3 (2023)

July 12
25. The Incredible Petrified World (1959)
26. The Lazarus Project - Season 2, Episode 4 (2023)
27. The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch - "Bad to the Drone" (2024)

July 13
28. The Proof is Out There: Alien Edition - "UFO Hotspots" (2024)
29. The Atomic Brain (1963)
30. World War Z (2013)
31. The Lazarus Project - Season 2, Episode 5 (2023)

July 14
32. Alien Encounters: Fact or Fiction - "You Saw a UFO" (2024)
33. The Amazing Transparent Man (1960)
34. The Host (2013)
35. Alien Encounters: Fact or Fiction - "Alien Inside Me" (2024)

July 15
36. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
37. The Lazarus Project - Season 2, Episode 6 (2023)

July 16
38. Sleeper (1973)

July 17
39. I Am Number Four (2011)
40. The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch - "Drone-Ageddon" (2024)

July 18
41. The Wasp Woman (1959)
42. Beyond Skinwalker Ranch - "Tumbleweeds and UAP's" (2024)

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* First time viewing or first time since childhood.

June 30-July 1
1-17 Land of the Lost (1974) Season One *
18-30 Land of the Lost (1974) Season Two *

July 2
31 It's Alive (1974)
32 War of the Colossal Beast (1958) *
33 Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (2024) *

July 4
34 Star Trek TOS S1E01
35 Star Trek TOS S1E02
36 Star Trek TOS S1E03
37 Star Trek TOS S1E04

July 5
38 Star Trek TOS S1E05
39 Star Trek TOS S1E06
40 Star Trek TOS S1E07
41 Star Trek TOS S1E08
42 Star Trek TOS S1E09
43 Star Trek TOS S1E10
44 Star Trek TOS S1E11
45 Star Trek TOS S1E12
46 Star Trek TOS S1E13

July 6
47 Star Trek TOS S1E14
48 Star Trek TOS S1E15
49 Star Trek TOS S1E16
50 Star Trek TOS S1E17
51 Star Trek TOS S1E18
52 Star Trek TOS S1E19
53 Star Trek TOS S1E20
54 Star Trek TOS S1E21

July 7
55 Star Trek TOS S1E22
56 Star Trek TOS S1E23
57 Star Trek TOS S1E24
58 Star Trek TOS S1E25

July 9
59 Star Trek TOS S1E26
60 Star Trek TOS S1E27
61 Star Trek TOS S1E28
62 Star Trek TOS S1E29
63 Invaders from Mars (1953) 4k
64 Ugly Little Boy (1977)*

July 11
65 Star Trek TOS S2E01
66 Star Trek TOS S2E02
67 Star Trek TOS S2E03

July 12
68 Star Trek TOS S2E04
69 Star Trek TOS S2E05
70 Star Trek TOS S2E06
71 Star Trek TOS S2E07
72 Star Trek TOS S2E08
73 Star Trek TOS S2E09
74 A Boy and His Dog (1975)

July 13
75 Icons Vice Spider-Man S1E01
76 Icons Vice Lord of the Rings S1E01

July 16
77 Star Trek TOS S2E10
78 Star Trek TOS S2E11
79 Star Trek TOS S2E12

July 17
80 Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

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30 June
1. The Borderlands (2013)

1 July
2. Scanner Cop (1994)
3. Evolution (2001)

2 July
4. Patrick (1978)
5. The Final Programme (1973)

3 July
6. Deathsport (1978)
7. Alien Nation (1988)
8. Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla (1974)

4 July
9. Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
10. It Conquered the World (1956)

5 July
11. The Panther Women (19670
12. Devil Girl from Mars (1954)

6 July
13. Invasion of the Star Creatures (1962)
14. Spaceways (1953)
15. Apollo 18 (2011)

7 July
16. Project X (1968)
17. Paul (2011)

8 July
18. The Black Scorpion (1957)
19. Slipstream (2007)

9 July
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20. Lockout (2012)
21. Donnie Darko (2001)

10 July
22. The Uninvited (1944)
23. Freejack (1992)
24. Monster from the Ocean Floor (1954)

11 July
25. Sleepwalkers (1992)
26. Gothic (1987)

12 July
27. The Green Lantern (2011)
28. The Thing with Two Heads (1972)

13 July
29. The Brain from Planet Arous (1957)
30. The Batwoman (1968)

14 July
31. Casper (1995)
32. Exterminators of the Year 3000 (1983)

15 July
33.





Checklist:
Spoiler:
--- Watch a film in 6 of the following decades:
--- 1890/1900 -
--- 1910/1920 -
--- 1930 -
--- 1940 -
--- 1950 -
--- 1960 -
--- 1970 -
--- 1980 -
--- 1990 -
--- 2000 -
--- 2010 -
--- 2020 -

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

--- Watch a film in 6 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) -
--- Watch a film based on a novel -
--- Watch a film which was nominated for a Hugo or Saturn Award -
--- Watch a film that either won an Academy Award (Oscar) or an actor won one for their performance -
--- Watch a Documentary Feature (at least 40 minutes long) -
--- Watch a Film from the Criterion Collection (Doesn't have to be the Criterion Version) -
--- Watch a film with commentary -
--- Watch a film and at least two sequels -
--- Watch an animated film -
--- 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 -
--- Watch 60 minutes of Sci-fi/Fantasy shorts (animated or non-animated) -

--- He's dead, Jim. Watch 4 out of the following:
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Paul Reubens -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Roger Corman -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Barbara Rush -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Kenneth Mitchell -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Chris Gauthier -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Donald Sutherland -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Michael Gambon -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Julian Sands -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Mark Dodson -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Ian Gelder -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Tim McGovern -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Peter Spellos -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Darren Kent -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Jamie Christopher -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Glynis Johns -
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late - Jeff Burr -

--- Thank the Maker. Watch 3 out of the following:
--- Written by/inspired by/or related in some way to the late Gene Roddenberry -
--- 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 -
--- Michael Bay -
--- Tim Burton -
--- John Carpenter -
--- Roger Corman -
--- Richard Fleischer -
--- Ron Howard -
--- Peter Jackson -
--- Terry Jones -
--- Stephen King -
--- Fritz Lang -
--- George Lucas -
--- George Melies -
--- Hayao Miyazaki -
--- Sam Raimi -
--- M. Night Shyamalan -
--- Stephen Sommers -
--- Steven Spielberg -
--- Guilermo del Toro -
--- The Wachowskis -
--- Robert Zemeckis -

--- Watch a film in 3 of these ratings:
--- Unrated (pre-MPAA)/Approved -
--- G-
--- PG/GP/M-
--- PG-13 -
--- R -
--- NC-17/X (not porn!)/Unrated -

--- Watch a film in 5 of the following sub-genres:
--- Action/Adventure -
--- Animation -
--- Comedy -
--- Crime/Film Noir/Mystery/Thriller -
--- Drama -
--- Family -
--- History/War/Western -
--- Horror -
--- Music/Musical -
--- Romance -

--- Watch a film in 10 sub-genres:
--- Alien invasion -
--- Alternate History -
--- Based on fairy tale -
--- Christmas in July -
--- Comic Book -
--- Disaster -
--- Dystopian Society -
--- High Fantasy -
--- Immortality -
--- Kaiju -
--- Laser (death by or contains one)-
--- Mad Scientist -
--- Mythology (Can be anybody's mythology) -
--- Paranormal -
--- Post-Apocalyptic -
--- Prehistoric -
--- Robot/Android -
--- Space Themed -
--- Superhero Themed -
--- Sword and Sorcery -
--- Time travel -

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

--- Watch a film starring 5 of these classic actors and actors who have not been in our lists before:
Classic:
--- Abbott & Costello -
--- Evelyn Ankers -
--- Lionel Atwill -
--- Lloyd Bridges -
--- Boris Karloff -
--- Bella Lugosi -
--- Vincent Price -
--- Max von Sydow -
New:
--- Matt Damon -
--- Robin Williams -
--- Jude Law -

--- Watch a film starring 10 these actors/actresses:
--- John Astin -
--- John Agar -
--- Nancy Allen -
--- Mara Corday -
--- Peter Cullen -
--- Peter Graves -
--- Chris Hemsworth -
--- Hugh Jackman -
--- Christopher Lloyd -
--- Sir Ian McKellen -
--- Ray Milland -
--- Chris Pratt -
--- Keanu Reeves -
--- Andy Serkis -
--- Dame Maggie Smith -
--- Patrick Stewart -
--- Emma Thompson -
--- Kenneth Tobey -
--- Taika Waititi -
--- Sigourney Weaver -

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HyperWeather's iCheckMovies.com Fantasy widgetHyperWeather's iCheckMovies.com Sci-fi widgetHyperWeather's iCheckMovies.com 100 Greatest Sci-Fi widget
Beginning of challenge Fantasy (35/50), Sci-Fi (32/50), 100 Greatest (31/100)

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 // 2021: 6
2022: 23 // 2023: 32


July 1st
1. My Lady Jane s.1 "Who'll Be the Next in Line?"*/"Wild Thing"*

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My Eleventh Sci-Fi Challenge
*= first time watching

Possible List:
Doctor Who - Finish Season 1
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Title in BLACK - DVD/Blu Ray from my personal collection.
Title in RED - Seen on Youtube
Title in PURPLE - Seen on a streaming channel

For TV episodes I will count 1 entry for every two hour-long episodes (40-60 minutes) or 4 half-hour episodes (25-35 minutes)

June 30 - Dusk
1. Threshold
, S1 (2005) Episodes: Trees Made of Glass, parts 1 & 2

July 1
2. The Ark
, S1 (2023) Episodes: Everyone Wanted to Be on This Ship / Like it Touched the Sun
3. Infiniti, S1 (2022) Episodes: La Tour du Silence / La Tour de Babel

July 2
4. The Ark
, S1 (2023) Episodes: Get Out and Push / We Weren't Supposed to Be Awake
5. Infiniti, S1 (2022) Episodes: Premier Éclair / Soleil Noir
6. Infiniti, S1 (2022) Episodes: Ainsi Parlait Zarathoustra / De l'Autre Côte du Miroir. This French miniseries had an interesting premise but it was just S-L-O-W as hell. The story could have been told in a two hour movie.

July 3
7. The Ark
, S1 (2021) Episodes: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back / Two By Two

July 4
8. La Brea
, S1 (2023) Episodes: Pilot / Day Two
9. Swamp Thing, S3 (1992) Episodes: Changes / Destiny / Tatiana / Mirador's Brain

July 5-9 - Away on travel, didn't see anything

July 10
10. Journey to the Center of the Earth
(1977) Another adaptation of the Verne novel, it does add an interesting element, that in the center of the Earth time moves differently but does very little with that premise.

July 11-3 - Away on travel, didn't see anything

July 14
11. The Ark
, S1 (2023) Episodes: A Slow Death is Worse / Every Single Person Matters
12. The Ark, S1 (2023) Episodes: The Painful Way / Hoping for Forever
13. The Ark, S1 (2023) Episodes: The Last Thing You Ever Do / Everybody Wins This first season was a winner, the premise has been done to death (humanity escaping a doomed planet) but its so well done and entertaining that every episode is a different near-death catastrophe. Characters are shallow but at least they're not annoying.

July 15
14. 12 Monkeys
, S1 (2015) Episodes: Splinter / Mentally Divergent
15. The Body Stealers (1969) Bland British alien invasion flick.
16. Threshold, S1 (2005) Episodes: Blood of the Children / The Burning

July 16
17. 12 Monkeys
, S1 (2015) Episodes: Cassandra Complex / Atari
18. Day of the Triffids (1963) Based on the John Wyndham novel. Space spores grow into walking plants that eat people.

July 17
19
. Elizabeth Harvest (2018) A wealthy doctor keeps a chilling secret from his beautiful young wife.

July 18
20
. The Thing From Another World (1951) A classic.

July 19
21. 12 Monkeys
, S1 (2015) Episodes: The Night Room / The Red Forest

July 20
22. Pulse
(1988) Very similar to Poltergeist, a family is besieged by an electrical pulse that takes over their home and attacks them.

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Brainee's 2024 DVDTalk Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge List


Previous challenge totals:
2009: 76
2010-2015: Abducted by aliens?
2016: 33.5
2017: 66.5
2018: 73
2019: 60
2020: 31
2021: 43
2022: 19.25
2023: 53

Goal: 31
Total: ??
First Time Views: ??

= first time viewing

Movies rated out of 5 stars (*****) based solely on my personal enjoyment.

June 30th (after dusk)
1. Late Night with the Devil (2023): Puts a fresh spin on the old "deal with the devil" and demonic possession stories. **** Wildcard #1

July 1st
1.5. X-Men '97 (2024): S1E5

2. House of the Dragon (2024): S2E3

July 2nd
3-4. X-Men '97 (2024): S1E6-10

4.5. The Boys (2024): S4E5

July 3rd
5. Dead Boy Detectives (2024): S1E2

6. Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (2024): Hard to believe Fury Road was 9 years ago. A prequel to that didn't seem like a movie I needed. But while not up to that movie's level (but how many movies are?), this is still good. I particularly enjoyed Chris Hemsworth as the villain. ****

July 4th
7. The Acolyte (2024): S1E6; Dead Boy Detectives (2024): S1E3

8. Abigail (2024): It seemed kind of silly to make the first half a mystery about what's going on, when all the ads (and the poster) made it clear the ballerina girl was a vampire. But once we got that out of the way, it was a fun romp. ***1/2 Wildcard #2

July 5th
9. Inside Out 2 (2024): While it didn't hit me as hard as the first one, there's still a lot new that this brings to the table. I liked the fighting character with the lame finishing move Or as Ennui would say: "meh" (my teen niece has pretty much embodied that character for the last 6 years). ****

10. Robot Dreams (2023): Despite the cartoonish look, this was surprisingly deep and rather sad. ****1/2

July 6th
11. Dead Boy Detectives (2024): S1E4-5.

July 7th
12. I Saw the TV Glow (2024): I didn't really care for the previous movie by this writer/director (We're All Going to the World's Fair). I thought it's heart was in the right place, but otherwise bored me. This was a lot better ... great visual aesthetic (really nailed the 90s feel), interesting story, and great soundtrack. While the trans allegory doesn't have anything to do with my life, the themes of loneliness and alienation still hit me hard. **** Wildcard #3

July 8th
13. House of the Dragon (2024): S2E4; Dead Boy Detectives (2024): S1E6

July 10th
14. The Boys (2024): S4E6; Dead Boy Detectives (2024): S1E7

July 11th
15. Dead Boy Detectives (2024): S1E8; The Acolyte (2024): S1E7

16. Godzilla Minus One (2023): Best Godzilla movie ever? It may be. Watching on a small screen doesn't do it justice, but thankfully my first watch was under better conditions (just rewatching with relatives). ****1/2

July 14th
17. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (2024): An exciting movie that looks great. It just suffers from being "part 1" of a clearly bigger story (and not being complete in and of itself). An aside gripe (not at all exclusive to this movie) ... what is it with movies set in the future where all the "modern" tech works perfectly fine (not to mention cars starting up with old gasoline). I just had a tv crap out on me. It was 15 years old, so I thought I got a good run out of it. But that seems pitiful compared to all the electronics hundreds of years old still running fine. ****

18. Scavengers Reign (2023): S1E1-4

July 15th
19. Max and Molly in the Future (2023): Cute for what it was, although the rom-com elements (which were the central story) weren't really my thing. I do appreciate the low-budget indie effort (which were playing along with the credits). And nice to see Aristotle Athari ... he seemed really underused on SNL. ***

20. Monolith (2022): IMDb doesn't list "horror" as a genre for this, but it really should. I found it pretty engrossing despite having only 1 onscreen character, and most of the movie being dialog.Though like a lot of other recent low-budget horror/thrillers it left so much unexplained that it was a bit of a let-down. And also like a lot of other recent movies I've seen, the story ended up seeming metaphorical (rather than what we were seeing being what it's really about). ***1/2

July 17th
21. The Boys (2024): S4E7; The Acolyte (2024): S1E8

July 18th
22. La Chimera (2023): Not just the setting in the past, but it really felt like an Italian movie made in the 70s/early 80s. It had an early Fellini vibe, where it wasn't so much about the story but just following around a strange group of characters in their lives. ****

23. Scavengers Reign (2023): S1E5-6; House of the Dragon (2024): S2E5

July 19th
24. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001): Extended edition ... first view in quite a while. The first movie felt most faithful to the book of the three. There's no Tom Bombadil, but let's be honest ... he probably wouldn't have worked and it's already a 3 hour movie. Visuals still hold up, showing the care the filmmakers took to make this and all the real locations, sets and practical effects (not just CGI). *****

July 20th
25. Kite Man: Hell Yeah! (2024): S1E1-2; The Boys (2024): S4E8

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