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Old April 18 2010, 06:04 PM   #1
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scifi's best DECADE

There have been some great scifi movies, but which decade stands out as "the" decade for science fiction movies?

Is it the 50s? The Day the Earth Stood Still..War of the Worlds...Forbidden Planet. Thats a pretty good start right there.

Is it the 60s? 2001...The Time Machine...Fahrenheit 451...not bad!

Maybe it was the 70s...Star Wars, Close Encounters, Logans Run..

Or maybe it was the 80s-90s-2000s...

But which decade do you think created the most 'quality' of Scifi movies...not quantity...quality...

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Old April 18 2010, 06:09 PM   #2
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80s: Blade Runner, Empire strikes back, Robocop, Total Recall, The Terminator, Aliens, Tron etc. That said the best sci fi movie ever made Terminator 2 was a 90s flick.
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Old April 18 2010, 07:36 PM   #3
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90s do have Jurrasic Park, Abyss, Terminator 2, Bicentenial Man, Dark City, The Matrix, Gattaca,ID4,
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Old April 18 2010, 09:01 PM   #4
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Re: scifi's best DECADE

The 90's. There was so much Scifi on, with the various Star Treks, Farscape, B5, Quantum Leap, and the various movies that came out during that time. It was really fun being a scifi fan.
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Old April 18 2010, 09:02 PM   #5
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tomalak301 wrote: View Post
The 90's. There was so much Scifi on, with the various Star Treks, Farscape, B5, Quantum Leap, and the various movies that came out during that time. It was really fun being a scifi fan.
If you add TV, you might be right. But TV is not to be considered here..only movies..

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Old April 18 2010, 09:05 PM   #6
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Re: scifi's best DECADE

RobertScorpio wrote: View Post
tomalak301 wrote: View Post
The 90's. There was so much Scifi on, with the various Star Treks, Farscape, B5, Quantum Leap, and the various movies that came out during that time. It was really fun being a scifi fan.
If you add TV, you might be right. But TV is not to be considered here..only movies..

Rob
Well, in that case I still say the 90s. Movies like The Matrix and Terminator 2 pushed the scope in our expectations in movies based on what can be done while still keeping the story. The 80's are really close though, with movies like Aliens and Terminator and Blade Runner all coming out the later part of the decade.
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Old April 18 2010, 10:03 PM   #7
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Im with you with the 90s..Blade Runner came out same year as WRATH OF KHAN...1982


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Old April 18 2010, 10:20 PM   #8
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I'd go with the '90s for TV, but the '80s for movies.

If you're combining both the 90's win out just from TV adding a lot more to it.
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Old April 18 2010, 11:40 PM   #9
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Re: scifi's best DECADE

I'd have to say the 2000s were particularly good...the 70s also had a good record...

Pre 1950:

1. Things to Come(1936)
2. Metropolis(1926)
3. King Kong(1933)
4. Frankenstein(1931)
5. Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde(1932)
6. The Island of Lost Souls(1932)
7. The Invisible Man(1933)
8. The Lost World(1925)

1950s:

1. Forbidden Planet (1956)
2. War of the Worlds (1953)
3. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
4. Quatermass II: Enemy from Space (1957)
5. The Thing (1951)
6. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1952)
7. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
8. This Island Earth (1955)
9. When Worlds Collide (1951)
10. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
11. Invaders from Mars (1953)
12. The Creeping Unknown (1955)
13. Destination Moon (1956)
14. Conquest of Space (1955)
15. 1984 (1956)

1960s:

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2. Dr. Strangelove..(1964)
3. Charly (1968)
4. Planet of the Apes (1968)
5. Failsafe (1962)
6. 5 Million Years to Earth (1968)
7. Alphaville (1965)
8. Farhenheit 451 (1967)
9. The Time Machine (1960)
10. On the Beach (1966)
11. Day of the Triffids (1963)
12. Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
13. Fantastic Voyage (1966)
14. The Illustrated Man (1969)
15. First Men in the Moon (1964)

1970s:

1. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
2. Solaris (1972)
3. Alien (1979)
4. Star Wars (1977)
5. The Andromeda Strain (1971)
6. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
7. Superman (1978)
8. Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
9. Time After Time (1979)
10. ST:TMP (1979)
11. Slaughterhouse 5 (1972)
12. Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (1978)
13. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
14. Westworld (1973)
15. Rollerball(1975)

1980s:

1. Blade Runner (1982)
2. Star Trek II (1982)
3. 2010 (1984)
4. The Empire Strikes back (1980)
5. Brazil (1985)
6. The Terminator (1984)
7. ST IV (1986)
8. Aliens (1986)
9. E.T. (1982)
10. Return of the Jedi (1983)
11. The Abyss(Director's Cut) (1989)
12. Robocop (1987)
13. Enemy Mine (1985)
14. Mad Max II (1981)
15. Escape from NY(1983)

1990s:

1. The Matrix(1999)
2. Contact(1997)
3. ST:First Contact(1996)
4. Twelve Monkeys(1995)
5. Dark City(1998)
6. Gattaca(1997)
7. ExistenZ(1999)
8. Jurassic Park(1993)
9. Strange Days(1995)
10. The Truman Show(1998)
11. Total Recall(1990)
12. Terminator II(1991)
13. Fifth Element(1997)
14. The Thirteenth Floor(1999)
15. Terminator III(1998)

2000s:

1. Star Trek(2009)
2. Minority Report(2003)
3. Matrix Revolution(2003)
4. Matrix Reloaded(2003)
5. Dark Knight(2008)
6. District 9(2009)
7. Iron Man(2008)
8. Day the Earth Stood Still(2008)
9. I, Robot(2004)
10. Sunshine(2007)
11. Avatar(2009)
12. Moon(2009)
13. War of the Worlds(2005)
14. X-Men 3(2006)
15. V for Vendetta(2006)

2010s:

1.

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Old April 18 2010, 11:49 PM   #10
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Re: scifi's best DECADE

I'd have to go with the eighties and the nineties a close second.
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Old April 18 2010, 11:51 PM   #11
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I think the '90s win in either the movie or tv categories. Though, the movie category is a tougher one.
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Old April 19 2010, 12:50 AM   #12
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Re: scifi's best DECADE

I'm going with the 80's, but a lot of that is personal preference.
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Old April 19 2010, 01:25 PM   #13
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The 80s. By which I really mean 1980-1986. After that there was a rather lengthy lull in quality SF at the cinema. 1987-1994 or so, I don't find to be very impressive. Then it started to get better again.

If we were talking SF TV though, then I'd go with the 90s.
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Old April 19 2010, 04:06 PM   #14
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Re: scifi's best DECADE

I don't know, a fair argument can be made for either the 80s or the 90s. Oddly, no one listed 2010. I guess a poll is needed Rob, along with a more concise list of movies(best of decade lists, maybe).
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Old April 19 2010, 09:56 PM   #15
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1950s No contest.
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