Tournament: Greatest movies of the Sci-Fi / Fantasy Genre (WINNER ANNOUNCED!)

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by ObiWan506, Sep 12, 2006.

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  1. darthdrago Force Ghost

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    Aliens is the more complete film. We already knew FOTR was only "part 1". The Aliens franchise could have comfortably ended with the second film. That was the main reason my vote went to Aliens.
  2. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    [face_laugh]

    Yay for Aliens!
  3. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    I have so many Alien action figures based off this film. Such a great toy line. My old basement used to have about five couches that we didn't use. So I would always combine them together and build a huge cave. Then I would hide all the aliens inside it and add technical looking things (like part of my Battleship game) to make it look like an abandoned base that was taken over by aliens. Then I would put a strobe light at the end of it to give them eerie lighting effect before sending in the marines!


    The only thing I didn't have at the time was the music. But now I have it all... Damn I wish my nephews lived closer! I want to play Aliens!
  4. Obey Wann Former RMFF CR & SW Region RSA

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    That's so cool, HLS! [face_devil]


    I really wish they'd bring on a movie about the Colonial Marines. With or without Aliens and Predators, there's so much potential with them as a character group. Why can't Hollywood see that? With all of the crap remakes and revisits they do, they can't go back to that universe? What's up with that?


    Maybe set it up 10-20 years after Aliens with Michael Biehn playing Gunnery Sergeant Hicks. Or Command Sergeant Major Hicks. :cool: Nearing retirement, he takes his Battalion on one last op...
  5. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Interesting result! Good to see.

    Makes me want to actually go and watch that movie now. [face_whistling]
  6. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    W00t! My baby won. Good girl.

    And fitting. Everybody knows TTT was the best of the three LOTR films anyways...
  7. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    so any plans for another tourney in the future?
  8. Darth_Daver Jedi Grand Master

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    A worthy winner=D=



    And well done to ObiWan506 for putting it all together:cool:
  9. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    *has to say it, even though two people already have*

    Game over, man, game over! :cool:

    I voted for FotR, but as I say, how can you quibble with Aliens being called the greatest? It's so darn brilliant in every way.

    And, yes, a big =D= to ObiWan506!
  10. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    Thanks! I think we all had a little bit of fun as we went through this bracket by bracket. I will post the voting results for each round when I compile all of them together into one consolidated post.

    And yes, there are talks for another tournament in the very near future and it will cover a different subject for voting. I won't be the one hosting the next one though. You guys wore me out. [face_tired]
  11. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    who will have that honor? i say give it to malkieD2. he needs some work to do around here :p
  12. CaptainBinaca Force Ghost

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    It was most appreciated. And if that bunny is so cute...




    ...Why don't you put her in charge?!

    Hudson is the greatest Marine ever.

  13. Darth-Lando Chosen One

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    Not much can be said that hasn't already. Aliens definetly deserved it's win.

    Great job ObiWan506!
  14. DarthPhelps Jedi Grand Master

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    A most worthy victor indeed. =D=

    That was fun. I look forward to the future contests.

    I assume they will be more genre-specific, or perhaps may possibly include a vote for a champion within a saga or series, like "best Twilight Zone episode"? *hint*
  15. Healer_Leona Manager Emeritus

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    =D= =D= =D=

    A most deserved win.

    Thanks for all your hard work ObiWan506. You also deserve a big hug. [:D]
  16. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    Except that Hicks & Newt died during the opening credits of Alien3 :(
  17. Obey Wann Former RMFF CR & SW Region RSA

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    Oh yeah. :( But I guess I put that out of my brain because I thought the movie sucked so bad that it deserved to be ignored. Never even saw Aliens IV. //shrugs//

    Even if Hicks is dead, there is still a lot of potential there... even if it's in my own mind. [face_whistling]
  18. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    Yeah they went out like punks in Alien 3.
  19. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    Since when did a little thing like death stop a character from returning in a sci-fi or fantasy movie?



    I totally agree with the outcome of this tournament. There's no one here who hasn't seen Aliens, and I doubt there isn't anyone who has seen the movie that wasn't in some way inspired to become a Space Marine, or wanted a pulse rifle prop for christmas.

    The movie is perfect in terms of storyline, action, gore, and some truely badass aliens.

    I'm all for a trip to Zeta Reticuli if you are.
  20. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    I've always wanted the "Smart Gun"
  21. Obey Wann Former RMFF CR & SW Region RSA

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    I just wanted Vasquez. ;) [face_devil] .........Although the smart gun would be cool, too. :cool:


    One of my favorite lines with her:
    Hudson to Vasquez: "Hey Vasquez, has anyone ever mistaken you for a man?"

    Vasquez: "No, have you?"



    Classic. [face_mischief]
  22. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    the line would be :- "Have you ever been mistaken for a man?"

    [/Bib]

    ;)
  23. Obey Wann Former RMFF CR & SW Region RSA

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    LOL, sorry, that was from memory. It's been too long since I've watched it. Mmaybe this weekend after BSG...
  24. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    all this talk is making me want to do an Alien movie marathon tonight
  25. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    Yeah, me too. I love the quadrilogy set they gave us. The behind the scenes documentaries are truly some of the best ever made for a film series. I mean they talk about everything.

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