I just watched To the Galaxy and Beyond, and certain movies weren't mentioned....

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  1. StephenA

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    When I first tuned into this show chronicling sci-fi, I thought they would have mentioned certain movies, most of which were mentioned. Some of which I was surprised that weren't, are as follows:

    Godzilla
    The Blob
    THX 1138
    Terminator 1 and 2
    Blade Runner
    Superman
    Total Recall
    Running Man

    I consider these sci-fi classics and/or innovators, as I'm sure most of you here do. Some of the choices were perplexing without mentioning these. How can you mention King Kong without having Godzilla? How can you talk about '50s alien/sci-fi movies without having The Blob? How can you mention Robocop or time travel without having Terminator? How can you talk about how computers helped create better sci-fi situations and graphics without mentioning T2? How can you talk about aliens who are friendly and/or help humans without mentioning Superman? How can you talk about a bleak futuristic society without mentioning Blade Runner, Total Recall, or Running Man? How can you not talk about George Lucas' first sci-fi film THX 1138? These were questions I asked myself after watching this show.

    It's real crazy that they put in Robocop without having Terminator. And how is Independence Day any better than the films I mentioned? It's mainly eye candy.

    So has anyone else seen this and thought the same or similar thoughts as me? It was a pretty informative show though, and I liked it.
     
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    Was this something you saw on television? If so, I should move it to the forum devoted to TV programming. Please advise. Thanks.
     
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    Yea, it was on TV, but I thought it'd be ok here because the show itself discusses sci-fi movies. If not, I guess you can move it.
     
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    What movies did they discuss? Given the list they left out above, I'm thinking maybe they dumbed it down for the Audience (unless of course 2001 was mentioned).
     
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    They discuss most of the important sci-fi movies made. Ones that I can remember off the top of my head:

    King Kong
    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    Frankenstein
    Metropolis
    Forbidden Planet
    War of the Worlds
    2001: A Space Oddyssey
    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    Robocop
    Abyss
    Alien series
    Star Trek series
    Star Wars series
    Planet of the Apes(but no mention of the sequels)
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Creature from the Black Lagoon
    Destination Moon
    Invisible Man
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers
    Invaders from Mars
    Things to Come
    Time Machine
    Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
    Fantastic Voyage
    Jurassic Park
    Predator
    They even showed a frigging clip of Batman

    I don't know how they could discuss sci-fi without the movies I mentioned.

    I just thought of some others they could have mentioned, at least in my opinion:

    12 Monkeys
    Mad Max
    Tron
    A Clockwork Orange
    Dune
    Rollerball

    I looked it up, and it's a show from 1997, and is why I haven't mentioned any sci-fi movies made after 1997. It was a great show, besides not mentioning some of the best or innovative sci-fi movies. It had a bunch of cheesy '50s movies mentioned in it, alot of which I can't remember. It also mentioned a 26 minute movie from 1902 called Voyage to the Moon which the Smashing Pumpkins got their idea for the video of Tonight Tonight.
     
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    That's the famous film by the Meiles brothers. It's one of the first films ever made that had a sustained plot.
     
  7. StephenA

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    By the way, I didn't mean the 1989 movie version of Batman, I meant the 1966 version. I just wanted to clear that up. Maybe some got it because of the "frigging" part. I loved the 1989 version, because it's dark, and hate the 1966 version cuz it's stupid and cheesy.
     
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    So has nyone else seen this show?
     

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