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. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    Oh good. Then I select...20,000 Leagues Under the Sea



    EDIT:

    There's still...

    Frankenstein (1931)
    Things To Come (1936)
    When Worlds Collide (1941)
    Them! (1954)
    This Island Earth (1955)
    The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
    Journey To The Center of the Earth (1959)
    Village of the Damned (1960)
    Gorgo (1961)
    The Day of the Triffids (1963)
    Fantastic Voyage (1966)
    Fantastic Planet (1973)
    Logan's Run (1976)
    Escape From New York (1981)
    Brainstorm (1983)
    The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across The Eigth Dimension (1984)
    Trancers (1985)
    The Blob (1958)
    Jaws (1975)
    Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)




  2. Darth_Daver Jedi Grand Master

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    I only nominated 2 before, so I'll add Escape From New York and The Day of the Triffids.
  3. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    You can nominate more if you want. Remember my requirements that I posted a few posts above this one. We need like 5 Sci-Fi Films and 10 or so Fantasy Films. I would like to have the nominations process over by tonight so that we can get the tournament going. Whatever we're missing by tonight, I'll fill in with a few more of my own nominations.
  4. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    I'll add

    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Frankenstein
    Bride of Frankenstein
    Hawk the Slayer
  5. CaptainBinaca Force Ghost

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    King Kong (1930's version)
    King Kong (PJ's version)
    Has Metropolis been nominated yet?
  6. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    No, it has not. I'll add that.
  7. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    How about Masters of the Universe, Fantastic Voyage, Journey To The Center of the Earth, and has Gattaca been added? Pardon my laziness for not looking.
  8. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    Okay. Here we go. 128 Movies in total. 64 Sci-Fi Movies and 64 Fantasy Movies. There are 8 Brackets with 16 movies in each. Movies were placed in brackets randomly. Voting begins Friday. Your brackets are as followed:


    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
    Flash Gordon (1980)
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Bubba Ho-Tep
    The Dark Crystal
    The Frighteners
    Big Trouble in Little China


    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
    War of the Worlds (1953)
    Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
    Mad Max: The Road Warrior
    Total Recall
    Cocoon
    Galaxy Quest


    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
    Time Bandits
    The Incredibles
    Batman
    Monty Pythons Holy Grail
    Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Hawk the Slayer


    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
    The Time Machine (1960)
    Mad Max (1979)
    Equilibrium
    Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
    The Invisible Man (1933)
    Robocop


    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
    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
    The Princess Bride
    King Kong (1933)
    Big Fish
    Masters of the Universe
    Son of the Mask


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

    Akira
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Matrix Revolutions
    Bride of Frankenstein
    Donnie Darko
    The Terminator
    Star Trek - First Contact
    The Last Starfighter
    Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
    Transformers: The Movie
    Cube (1997)
    The Fly
    Gattaca
    Moonraker
    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    Escape from New York


    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
    King Kong (2005)
    Shrek
    Ghoulies IV
    Excalibur
    The Nightmare Before Christmas
    Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure


    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
    Starship Troopers
    V For Vendetta
    The Day of the Triffids
    Frankenstein
    Contact
    Solyaris
  9. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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  10. CaptainBinaca Force Ghost

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    nicely done. Hard to pick a winner
  11. DarthPhelps Jedi Grand Master

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    QFT <-- I always wanted to use that. :-B
  12. JediNemesis Jedi Master

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    Good, and well mixed up to have a few big hitters in each bracket. #4 is the only one that seems noticeably weaker and that's probably just my imagination and lack of movie knowledge :p

    Looking forward to the start of voting!
  13. darthdrago Force Ghost

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    506, I just noticed some apparent errors:

    You've got Time Bandits listed twice in Bracket #3.

    Excalibur is listed in both Brackets 5 and 7.
  14. Darth-Kevin-Thomas Force Ghost

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    replace one Time Bandits with Stargate!

    This will be very tough to pick a winner.

    dkt
  15. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    Thank you for finding those errors. I will replace those two and amend the brackets. Voting still begins tomorrow!

    :D
  16. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    This is shaping up to be a heck of a contest.
  17. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    Okay, I replaced one of the Time Bandits with Toy Story. I also replaced one of the Excalibur movies with Stargate.

    :)
  18. weezer Jedi Grand Master

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    Then you've got Stargate in two brackets :p

    #2 and #7

    IMO its definatly more Sci-Fi then Fantasy so it should probably stay in #2 ;)

    Toy Story doesn't seem very fantasy-ish to me but thats a different story for a different thread ;)

    How about throwing Dragonheart in Stargate's bracket #7 spot?

    Edit: And Solaris (last bracket) has a 'y' that shouldn't be in it.
  19. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    Why don't you just shoot me? Do you enjoy watching me die slowly with this tournament?
  20. Boskone_Kenobi Jedi Knight

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    Voting for only one movie per bracket? That'll really sweep some decisiveness out of play. A movie only has a one in 16 chance of moving forward. If all the good movies get voted out early, I might request some html egghead to make an digitized bracket where each movie is in a 1 on 1. That would be too much to handle via PM, but it would give more accurate results and could be done via a mouse click.
  21. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    There are contests within the brackets. Each bracket has 16 movies, each will randomly be paired with another movie. After everyone votes for their favorite movie out of each of the 8 battles, there will be 8 movies left. And then so on and so on through each bracket.
  22. weezer Jedi Grand Master

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    Poor 506. It will be over soon.
  23. ObiWan506 Former Head Admin

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    The tournament or me?

    :p
  24. weezer Jedi Grand Master

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    Well I only ment that we're closer to getting the brackets figured out.

    Voting is going to be a whole new nightmare for you.

    Have fun with that [face_peace]
  25. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    QFT. prepare for a new wave of PMs :p
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