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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. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    >Didn't we count most of them in the TV tournament? <<

    I think we only counted miniseries.
     
  2. CJS

    CJS Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Gremlins

    Krull

    Batman Begins



     
  3. SpreadtheMuse

    SpreadtheMuse Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Dragonslayer

    Planet of the Apes (1969)

    Highlander

    Excaliber



    (and will someone else please nominate Heavy Metal for me? Thanks)

     
  4. CaptainBinaca

    CaptainBinaca Jedi Knight star 3

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    Sure.

    Heavy Metal

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind-- I consider this to be SFF, although I could understand if people disagree. It's got mind control/alteration, some gadgetry and some pretty sweet visuals. Plus the only Jim Carrey dramatic performance that doesn't make me want to vomit. Michel Gondry is a genius, and so on and so forth
     
  5. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Army of Darkness
    Batman Returns
    X2
     
  6. ObiWan506

    ObiWan506 Former Head Admin star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Okay, well we have 72 Films nominated. More then I expected. So scratch the 64 Film limit. What do you say we go to 80 instead?

    We need eight more films nominated.
     
  7. Warrior_of_Mandalore

    Warrior_of_Mandalore Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Could you maybe edit the first post to show all nominations so that we don't have to read the entire thread to find out what has been nominated? I remember Strilo did that with the SW videogames tournament. Thanks.

    Anyway, I don't think these have been mentioned:

    Forbidden Plannet

    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Warrior_of_Mandalore Strikes Again!
     
  8. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I just did a quick glance through and noticed that Planet of the Apes and X-Men 2 have both been nominated twice.
     
  9. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    What?! No Darkstar nominations?

    Most everything I would have nominated is already mentioned. This is gonna be fun.
     
  10. weezer

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    As has Jurassic Park.

    Here is the full list as it stands:


    [ol]
    [li]Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn.[/li]
    [li]2001: A Space Odyssey. [/li]
    [li]Alien [/li]
    [li]X-Men United [/li]
    [li]Blade Runner [/li]
    [li]The Matrix [/li]
    [li]Spiderman 2 [/li]
    [li]Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban[/li]
    [li]Stargate [/li]
    [li]Independence Day[/li]
    [li]12 Monkeys [/li]
    [li]Serenity [/li]
    [li]Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King[/li]
    [li]Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [/li]
    [li]Conan the Barbarian [/li]
    [li]THX-1138 [/li]
    [li]Back to the Future[/li]
    [li]The Neverending Story [/li]
    [li]Fellowship of the Ring [/li]
    [li]Fifth Element [/li]
    [li]Dune [/li]
    [li]Jurassic Park[/li]
    [li]Superman Returns [/li]
    [li]Aliens [/li]
    [li]Superman: The Movie[/li]
    [li]Terminator 2: Judgement Day[/li]
    [li]John Carpenter's The Thing [/li]
    [li]Brazil [/li]
    [li]Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country[/li]
    [li]A.I.: Artificial Intelligence [/li]
    [li]The Abyss: Special Edition [/li]
    [li]Dark City [/li]
    [li]E.T.[/li]
    [li]Labyrinth[/li]
    [li]Gundam F91 [/li]
    [li]End of Evangelion[/li]
    [li]Akira [/li]
    [li]Close Encounters of the Third Kind [/li]
    [li]Tron [/li]
    [li]Contact [/li]
    [li]Donnie Darko [/li]
    [li]The Terminator [/li]
    [li]The Two Towers [/li]
    [li]Star Trek - First Contact[/li]
    [li]The Adventures of Baron Munchausen[/li]
    [li]Time Bandits [/li]
    [li]Legend [/li]
    [li]The Last Starfighter[/li]
    [li]Men in Black [/li]
    [li]Spider-Man [/li]
    [li]Robocop [/li]
    [li]Transformers: The Movie[/li]
    [li]Willow [/li]
    [li]Ghostbusters[/li]
    [li]Back to the Future[/li]
    [li]Planet of the Apes (1968)[/li]
    [li]The Mummy [/li]
    [li]The Mummy Returns[/li]
    [li]Gremlins [/li]
    [li]Krull [/li]
    [li]Batman Begins[/li]
    [li]Dragonslayer [/li]
    [li]Highlander [/li]
    [li]Excaliber [/li]
    [li]Heavy Metal [/li]
    [li]Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind[/li]
    [li]Army of Darkness [/li]
    [li]Batman Returns [/li]
    [li]Forbidden Plannet[/li]
    [li]The Day the Earth Stood Still[/li]
    [li]Invasion of the Body Snatchers[/li]



    And I'm going to add.

    [li]Matrix Reloaded[/li]
    [li]Martix Revolutions[/li]
    and
    [li]Minority Report[/li]

    Edit: Oh, and

    [li]Underworld: Evolution[/li][/ol]
     
  11. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'll add a few more:

    Predator

    Event Horizon

    Pitch Black
     
  12. ObiWan506

    ObiWan506 Former Head Admin star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    weezer, thanks for compiling that list. I was just about to come online and do that, but I found out it was already done. Thanks!

    Well, to get to 80 we need two more nominations.
     
  13. Jedi_Master_Conor

    Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Superman II

    Alien 3
     
  14. ObiWan506

    ObiWan506 Former Head Admin star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Okay. That's it. The nominations are over. I will place these into brackets and then we'll begin.
     
  15. weezer

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Not a problem.

    Though that "ordered list" mark-up is a harsh mistress.
     
  16. ObiWan506

    ObiWan506 Former Head Admin star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Aye. That she be.
     
  17. ObiWan506

    ObiWan506 Former Head Admin star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Okay. Here are your brackets:

    80 Movies
    8 Brackets with 10 movies each
    One side of the bracket field is Science Fiction. The other side of the bracket field is Fantasy. At the end of the tournament, there will be a face-off between the best movie from each bracket field. From that, we'll be able to tell what is the best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie of all-time.

    Bracket #1 ? (Fantasy) (The Atlantis Bracket)

    Spiderman 2
    Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban
    Superman: The Movie
    Brazil
    X-Men United
    The Never-ending Story
    LotR: Fellowship of the Ring
    Legend
    Conan the Barbarian
    Batman Begins



    Bracket #2 ? (Science Fiction) (The Deus ex machina Bracket)

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn.
    2001: A Space Odyssey.
    Alien
    Blade Runner
    The Matrix
    Stargate
    Independence Day
    12 Monkeys
    Serenity
    THX-1138


    Bracket #3 ? (Fantasy) (The Astral Plane Bracket)

    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
    Time Bandits
    LotR: The Return of the King
    Men in Black
    Spider-Man
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    Dragonslayer
    Highlander
    Pitch Black
    Superman II


    Bracket #4 ? (Science Fiction) (The Photon Torpedo Bracket)

    Matrix Reloaded
    Tron
    Minority Report
    Predator
    Event Horizon
    Alien III
    A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
    The Abyss: Special Edition
    Back to the Future
    Fifth Element


    Bracket #5 ? (Fantasy) (The Fountain of Youth Bracket)

    Superman Returns
    Dune
    LotR: The Two Towers
    Willow
    The Mummy Returns
    Gremlins
    Krull
    Excalibur
    Army of Darkness
    Batman Returns


    Bracket #6 ? (Science Fiction) (The Bracket from the Future Bracket)

    Akira
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Matrix Revolutions
    Contact
    Donnie Darko
    The Terminator
    Star Trek - First Contact
    The Last Starfighter
    Robocop
    Transformers: The Movie


    Bracket #7 ? (Fantasy) (The Mythical Bracket)

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers
    Underworld: Evolution
    Heavy Metal
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Clash of the Titans
    End of Evangelion
    The Mummy
    Ghostbusters
    E.T.
    Labyrinth


    Bracket #8 ? (Science Fiction) (The Holographic Bracket)

    Jurassic Park
    Aliens
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    John Carpenter's The Thing
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
    Gundam F91
    Dark City
    Planet of the Apes (1968)
    Forbidden Planet
    The Day the Earth Stood Still



     
  18. ObiWan506

    ObiWan506 Former Head Admin star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Voting begins Monday, September 18th. We'll do one bracket at a time as I announce them. Once I announce a bracket competition, each user has 48 hours to PM me what their vote is. We'll go through each bracket systematically until we have a winner from each.
     
  19. RyanDempster

    RyanDempster Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Lord of the Rings will get the gold IMO
     
  20. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Is there ar particular reason this is being done in PMs instead of by posting as is done in Census?
     
  21. ObiWan506

    ObiWan506 Former Head Admin star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    A few, sure. The first tournament was done that way and I think it worked great. It didn't flood this thread with one word votes. Also, it keeps the voting results anonymous until the voting is over. That way, people aren't swayed one way or another.

    Also, if you're talking about polls, that would be a lot of polls. I know I could delete them once I'm done, but I don't want something that's separate from this thread. It gets confusing and sometimes users won't know where to go.

    Let's keep it simple. PM your vote during each announced contest. No polls to locate, no one word posts flooding this thread.

    :)
     
  22. Jedi_Master_Conor

    Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    so for example will it be like this?

    Bracket #1 ? (Fantasy) (The Atlantis Bracket)

    Spiderman 2
    VS.
    Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban

    Superman: The Movie
    VS.
    Brazil

    X-Men United
    VS.
    The Never-ending Story

    LotR: Fellowship of the Ring
    VS.
    Legend

    Conan the Barbarian
    VS.
    Batman Begins
     
  23. ObiWan506

    ObiWan506 Former Head Admin star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's the correct format Conor. The ordering will be random however.
     
  24. weezer

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    For the record, the Sci-Fi bracket names are better then the Fantasy ones.

    The Bracket from the Future Bracket, The Deus ex machina Bracket [face_laugh]
     
  25. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I don't agree with Dark City being classified fantasy- it's definitely science fiction, especially given it's inspiration is Metropolis, one of the first sci-fi movies.

    I'd suggest swapping it with somethign else, like Ghostbusters (which, to me at least, seems more of a fantasy).
     
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