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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. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    This is kinda tough.

    LOTR:
    Visually beautiful
    Great characters
    Gandalf
    Balrog
    Sauron
    "You shall not pass!"

    Aliens:
    Fun and funny
    Dropship
    Hordes of Aliens
    Ripley as new mom
    Suspense
    Berk get what's coming to him
    "Get away from her you *****!"
    "We're *******! We're doomed!"
    The Queen

    Toughy.
     
  2. HL&S

    HL&S Magistrate Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oct 30, 2001

    Both were visually stunning for their time. Both have great plots and characters. Both have great lines of dialogue. Both have great music. Both lived up to their hype.

    But the one I chose lived up to its hype and changed the formula when compared to previous installments or incarnations of the story. Did the story in a different way and came out better. It also produced action figures that I believe rival Star Wars. ;)

    One of my favorite scenes...


    RIPLEY
    See you, Hicks.

    Hicks is holding a wad of gauze plastered over his face.

    HICKS
    Dwayne. It's Dwayne.

    Ripley grabs his hand. They share a moment, albeit
    brief. Mutual respect in the valley of death.

    RIPLEY
    Ellen.

    HICKS
    (nods with
    satisfaction)
    Don't be long, Ellen.
     
  3. The2ndQuest

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

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    Jan 27, 2000
    Well, seeing as I'm one of the few who didn't care for FOTR as much as the rest of that series, and how I am in love with the Queen, my vote will be obvious.

    [image=http://img461.imageshack.us/img461/3411/queen5gj.jpg]

    [face_love] :*
     
  4. HL&S

    HL&S Magistrate Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Queen Alien > The Balrog > Shelob > every other beast in Middle Earth
     
  5. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrel Rangler of Fun & Games star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    While I love Aliens, the best of the series, FOTR blew me away and is still my all time fave movie.
     
  6. ObiWan506

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

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    Aug 5, 2003
    If anyone else wants to vote and hasn't sent in their entry, do so now. Time is almost up.
     
  7. ObiWan506

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

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    Results are tonight or tomorrow morning. Finally my PM box will be normal again.
     
  8. Jedi_Master_Conor

    Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    May 24, 2005
    the suspense is killing me [face_plain] :p
     
  9. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Nay-Sayer star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    May 25, 2000
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a1/Balrog.png]

    vs.

    [image=http://img461.imageshack.us/img461/3411/queen5gj.jpg]

    Wow!


     
  10. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nov 2, 2000
    Yeah, I voted, but I can honestly say that I'll be happy whichever way this goes.
     
  11. CaptainBinaca

    CaptainBinaca Jedi Master star 3

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    Jul 15, 2005
    Either way, you can't go wrong. They're both classics.
    Why can't real world voting choices have so much substance?
    cough2004cough
     
  12. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrel Rangler of Fun & Games star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I agree, it came down to two highly exceptional movies. I'm happy with either. :)
     
  13. ObiWan506

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

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    Well I got the results. Man was it close. For a while there the votes were literally alternating back and forth. One for Aliens, one for LotR, another for Aliens, then another for LotR. It was a dead heat for a while there.

    Alright, I have the results. The winner is .... oh look a cute bunny.
     
  14. Obey Wann

    Obey Wann Former RMFF CR & SW Region RSA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jan 14, 2000
    And the winner is......... ???? :confused:
     
  15. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Aug 12, 2002
    That post = not funny. :mad:
     
  16. ObiWan506

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

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    <img src="http://aliens.humlak.cz/aliens/Aliens_papirove_modely/papercraft/movie/m41-10.jpg">

    Aliens
     
  17. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Nay-Sayer star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    May 25, 2000
    That's it man! Game over! Game over!
     
  18. Obey Wann

    Obey Wann Former RMFF CR & SW Region RSA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Rock on!!!!
     
  19. Jedi_Master_Conor

    Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  20. HL&S

    HL&S Magistrate Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Game over, man! Game over!! :p
     
  21. Obey Wann

    Obey Wann Former RMFF CR & SW Region RSA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Granted, I would've been fine with FOTR, but Aliens has 20 more years or so of history and viewings. And I don't think there has ever been a better bad guy alien than the Xenomorph.


    Plus the Colonial Marines just kick major ***. Thanks, OB506 for doing this --it was fun. [face_peace]
     
  22. ObiWan506

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

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    It's fitting, isn't it?
     
  23. ObiWanCon

    ObiWanCon Jedi Master star 4

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    Apr 15, 2004
  24. Moleman1138

    Moleman1138 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Aug 18, 2004
    I'm not to crazy about the Alien franchise.
     
  25. Jedi_Master_Conor

    Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    :eek:

    That's grounds for expelling you from the Wisemen. :p
     
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