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Close Encounters of the SHEEP Kind: Sci-Fi movie sheep

A Close Encounter of the First Kind: Visual sightings of an unidentified flying object.

A Close Encounter of the Second Kind: A UFO event in which a physical effect is alleged.

A Close Encounter of the Third Kind: UFO encounters in which an animated creature is present.

But what about ...



Close Encounters of the SHEEP Kind: a Sci-Fi Movie Sheep Game





The basic rules:

Intro for first time players
Spoiler:
(Reverse) Sheep is a game that is part Family Feud, part trivia game. The object of the game is to outwit other players through a series of questions that are usually united in theme. There are two types of questions.

The first, Sheep, is one where you try to think like everyone else and match their answers. The more people you match, the better you do. Let's say we have a game of six players (A through F). A Sheep question might be something like "Name a great color." Sheep questions never have right or wrong answers. Let's say our five players answered like this:

Players A, C, and E said "Blue"
Players B and D said "Green"
Player F said "Chartreuse"

Scoring in Sheep games is like golf: the lower your score, the better. The "Blue" players get -3 points (and the best answer). The "Green" players get -2 points. Player F did not match anyone and gets 0 points.

The second type of question, Reverse Sheep, is the exact opposite. You want to avoid matching other players. A Reverse Sheep question might be something like "Name a state on the Atlantic Coast." Reverse Sheep questions always have right or wrong answers. Let's say our players answered like this:

Players D and E said "Delaware"
Players F and B said "Maine"
Player C said "Texas"
Player A said "South Carolina"

The "Delaware" players get +2 points (a penalty, since you want to have a low score). The "Maine" players also get +2 points. Player C's answer might be debated among the players to see if it is considered correct or not. Wrong answers always score above the most common answer. You're always better off going for something obvious than for something obviously wrong.

That's the gist of it. Each person running a game adds little rules here and there but those are the basics.


General Rules
Spoiler:
The object of the game is to out-think everyone by picking answers to questions that are the most common (Sheep) or least common (Reverse Sheep), but still correct.
Example Sheep question: "Name a professional golfer." A good answer might be Tiger Woods and a bad answer might be Chichi Rodriguez.
Example Reverse Sheep question: "Name a play by Shakespeare." Romeo & Juliet might be a bad answer, but Two Gentlemen of Verona might be a good answer. (Unless everyone is trying to go as obscure as possible).
Scores are tallied according to the number of players answering that question. Sheep answers are tallied as negative. Reverse Sheep answers are tallied as positive. The lowest score wins.
There is no such thing as wrong answer for a Sheep question.
Wrong answers in Reverse Sheep are scored two points above the most common answer.
You may not cheat by using Google, Wikipedia, etc. Use only what's in your head.
Please send in your answers to me via PM. Place only one answer per line, without numbers, set info, or the question itself. Add {sd} to the end of the answer, not the beginning. Those who do not do this will be penalized 10 points right off the bat.
Note: Be creative with your answers, but don't be stupid.
Sheep questions are marked by an S:, Reverse Sheep questions are marked by an R:.


Game-Specific Rules

Unique Bonus: Reverse Sheep questions will generate additional bonus (negative) points according to the following:
1 Unique is awarded -20
2 Uniques are awarded -15 each
3 Uniques are awarded -10 each
4 Uniques are awarded -5 each
5+ Uniques are awarded -1 each

Slam Dunks {sd} Players have the power of multipliers in their hands. Each player is given five (5) Slam Dunks ({sd}) which they use by adding {sd} to the end of their answer. Your Slam Dunks have different effects depending on the question you use it on:
In Sheep questions, the {sd} adds 1 to the Multiplier.
In Reverse Sheep questions, you can use your {sd} to turn the question into a sheep question for you. However, if your answer is wrong, it does nothing.
Slam dunks cannot be stacked. Use one per question only or else they will be discarded. You cannot use two slam dunks to turn a Reverse into a Sheep and then slam dunk those sheep answers.

And another reminder: Please send in your answers to me via PM. Place only one answer per line, without numbers or the question itself. Do not forget your {sd}, and please place it after your answer (not before). Sometimes I notice and ask the player to re-send, and sometimes I don't, so to make things fair, if you forget to include them I won't be reminding you.

What is science fiction? From wikipedia:

Science fiction is a genre of speculative fiction dealing with imaginative concepts such as futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life. Science fiction often explores the potential consequences of scientific and other innovations, and has been called a "literature of ideas." It usually eschews the supernatural, and unlike the related genre of fantasy, historically science fiction stories were intended to have at least a faint grounding in science-based fact or theory at the time the story was created, but this connection has become tenuous or non-existent in much of science fiction.
I've intentionally limited the number of reverse questions so that differing interpretations of what science fiction is should not be an issue. Any movie with sci-fi as one of its genre’s in imdb, allmovie.com, or Wikipedia will certainly be correct (though you can’t peek to double-check your answer!). If an answer seems borderline to you, you’re taking a risk that it will be considered wrong. To be considered correct, answers must be theatrically released feature films. And as always, there are no wrong answers for the sheep questions!

Many movies have remakes, reboots, and sequels with similar (or identical) titles. Please make certain it is clear what your answer is.

I'm hoping for at least 20 players, so I'll leave this open for a few days. The weekend will be good for me for scoring and organization of answers and hopefully we can get this going early next week.

The Questions

  1. R: Name an actor/actress who reprised their role from the original Star Wars movie in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  2. S: Stories about traveling through time have been popular. Name a movie with time travel .
  3. S: Sci-fi movies often show what life would be like in the future. Which movie shows a future that you would most like to live in?
  4. S: On the flip side, sometimes the future is shown to be a nightmare. Which movie shows a future that you would least like to live in?
  5. R: Big Sci-Fi blockbusters go together with July 4th as well as fireworks and barbecues. Since 1990, name a sci-fi movie that debuted in the US over the July 4th weekend and topped the domestic box office.
  6. S: Robots are a popular topic in science fiction, either as the main story or just being part of a larger world. Name a movie with robots.
  7. S: They don't come in peace. Name a movie where aliens invade Earth.
  8. S: But not all aliens are villains. Name a movie where the alien/aliens are friendly.
  9. R: Science fiction movies are capable of getting critical acclaim in addition to making big money. Name a sci-fi movie that was nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award.
  10. S: H.G. Wells is often referred to as the father of science fiction. What’s the best movie based on the writings of H.G. Wells?
  11. S: Since they can cost a lot of money to make, there’s a lot of risk for a studio to make a sci-fi movie. Name a big budget sci-fi movie that disappointed at the box office.
  12. S: But box office and quality are two different things. What’s a science fiction movie that you think is great but wasn’t that commercially successful?
  13. S: While they’re often colorful, science fiction movies were popular before color was common. Name a black and white sci-fi movie.
  14. S: As the closest planet to Earth, Mars has long fascinated people. What's your favorite movie about Mars ... about the planet and/or beings from that world.
  15. R: Last summer's Jurassic World was one of the biggest hits of all-time. Name a dinosaur that appeared in Jurassic World. [Appearances as names on maps, vials, pictures or as holograms do not count. You must name the dinosaur, not describe it. I'll use Wikipedia as the fact-checker for this. And no ... don't even think about answering (and arguing for) birds being a correct answer!]
  16. S: Recasting the classic Star Trek characters in a new series of movies was a gamble that paid off. Which "new version" of a character do you like the most? [You can answer either a character or an actor/actress, and I will match them together]
  17. S: If you could live the life of one science fiction movie character, who would it be?
  18. S: Sci-fi movies often have spectacular special effects. Which one has the best special effects?
  19. S: What’s your favorite science fiction movie of the last 10 years?
  20. R: Name a movie directed by George Lucas.



If you want to see the questions in a more "stream-lined" format, clicker on the spoiler tag:

Spoiler:

  1. R: Name an actor/actress who reprised their role from the original Star Wars movie in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  2. S: Name a movie with time travel .
  3. S: Which movie shows a future that you would most like to live in?
  4. S: Which movie shows a future that you would least like to live in?
  5. R: Since 1990, name a sci-fi movie that debuted in the US over the July 4th weekend and topped the domestic box office.
  6. S: Name a movie with robots.
  7. S: Name a movie where aliens invade Earth.
  8. S: Name a movie where the alien/aliens are friendly.
  9. R: Name a sci-fi movie that was nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award.
  10. S: What’s the best movie based on the writings of H.G. Wells?
  11. S: Name a big budget sci-fi movie that disappointed at the box office.
  12. S: What’s a science fiction movie that you think is great but wasn’t that commercially successful?
  13. S: Name a black and white sci-fi movie.
  14. S: What's your favorite movie about Mars.
  15. R: Name a dinosaur that appeared in Jurassic World.
  16. S: Which "new version" of a Star Trek character do you like the most?
  17. S: If you could live the life of one science fiction movie character, who would it be?
  18. S: Which sci-fi movie has the best special effects?
  19. S: What’s your favorite science fiction movie of the last 10 years?
  20. R: Name a movie directed by George Lucas.


Last edited by brainee; 06-17-16 at 01:55 AM.
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Re: Close Encounters of the SHEEP Kind: Sci-Fi movie sheep

Awesome! I love that this is turning into the Summer of Sheep.

For question 20, are you accepting short films or films Lucas 2nd Unit or ghost-directed?
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Re: Close Encounters of the SHEEP Kind: Sci-Fi movie sheep

Tough questions

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Re: Close Encounters of the SHEEP Kind: Sci-Fi movie sheep

Anal-probing answers submitted. You may want to wash them first.
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These were all very good questions. Sent!
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Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen
Awesome! I love that this is turning into the Summer of Sheep.

For question 20, are you accepting short films or films Lucas 2nd Unit or ghost-directed?
Clarification: Are these feature films? Theatrically released?

Lucas may have directed a home movie we haven't seen.
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Re: Close Encounters of the SHEEP Kind: Sci-Fi movie sheep

Originally Posted by The Bus
Clarification: Are these feature films? Theatrically released?

Lucas may have directed a home movie we haven't seen.
From the rules:

Originally Posted by brainee
I've intentionally limited the number of reverse questions so that differing interpretations of what science fiction is should not be an issue. Any movie with sci-fi as one of its genre’s in imdb, allmovie.com, or Wikipedia will certainly be correct (though you can’t peek to double-check your answer!). If an answer seems borderline to you, you’re taking a risk that it will be considered wrong. To be considered correct, answers must be theatrically released feature films. And as always, there are no wrong answers for the sheep questions!
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Answers sent. Thanks Brainee!
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I'll get my answers in soon.
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I wanna play!
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Originally Posted by davidh777
From the rules:
Bravo! For the reverses, I did my best to close loopholes. And yeah ... I could totally imagine someone trying to give a bird answer to my dinosaur question

It could get tricky for #5 and #9 (if anyone tries to get cute about what is sci-fi). If I'm on the fence about an answer I may throw it out to the sheep. And the sheep may rule in a way that makes it easier for them to win For both, there should be plenty of correct answers to choose from.

And for #20 ... it doesn't have to be sci-fi movie to be a correct answer (just theatrically released feature).

Like I said, I'm leaving the questions up for a few days so there isn't a rush. The weekend will be a good time for me to score and prepare reveals.
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Don't forget to make it clear which version of a movie you mean (so I know whether you mean an original, remake, reboot, etc).
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Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen
For question 20, are you accepting short films or films Lucas 2nd Unit or ghost-directed?
No shorts, 2nd unit or ghost-directed movies. Only theatrically released feature length movies where he is credited as "director".
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Answers sent.
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"That is one big pile of sh!t" answers sent, thanks!
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Answers sent.

Great questions, I was surprised at how many different movies came up in my answers, very few repeat answers.
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Re: Close Encounters of the SHEEP Kind: Sci-Fi movie sheep

Originally Posted by Lord Zarak
Anal-probing answers submitted. You may want to wash them first.
I usually pull my answers out of my ass anyway. This should be good!

Originally Posted by The Bus
Clarification: Are these feature films? Theatrically released?

Lucas may have directed a home movie we haven't seen.
What about the digitally enhanced special editions of said home movies? I'm sure Alan Smithee can provide evidence of their existence.
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submitted!
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I'm kicking myself for missing the Pixar game so I'll get my answers submitted shortly.
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I'm kicking myself for missing the Pixar game so I'll get my answers submitted shortly.
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If I misspell the dinosaur name like I will, it still counts if you know what I mean right?
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If I misspell the dinosaur name like I will, it still counts if you know what I mean right?
Sure thing.
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Is it too late to submit answers? I missed the last 2 sheep games since I was on vacation.
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