Forums: Science-Fiction: Looking for classic sci-fi movie

 
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    Crowwnn

    [1]May 28, 2011
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    All I can remember is that the person (might have been a robot) that looked after the garden is the only one that survived. The movie ends with his botanical dome drifting off into space and the idea is that somewhere out there is this pod of life with this guy looking after it.


    I know this isn't much, but if it rings any bells, let me know.

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    skippercollecto

    [2]May 28, 2011
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    Silent Running, starring Bruce Dern

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    archangelwho

    [3]Jun 9, 2011
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    Is this the one with the 3 small robots in it and the guy was up in space all alone?

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    EricDent1

    [4]Jun 12, 2011
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    It also sounds a bit like Castle in the Sky, which is an anime movie (which is also called Laputa: The Castle in the Sky, but the Laputa part was taken off, due to it being a "bad word" in Spanish).

    In the movie there is a robot that takes care of a garden, and at the end of the movie the flying continent (which is why it's called Castle in the Sky) flies into outer space, and the robot is still on it.
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    elias_jacobson

    [5]Jun 29, 2011
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    I remember a show called Dark Zone. I am not sure of it was the original names. Also some show called Studio X. Not The X Files
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    drfish242

    [6]Jul 13, 2011
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    The film is called Silent Running - a beautifull film and an ahead of its time critic on the greed and destructiveness of mankind. Made in 1972 and still worth watching 39 years later.


    Regards,


    Dr Fishy.


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    blazer666_uk

    [7]Jul 19, 2011
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    Yes Silent Running is very good and is a classic

    Classic Sci fi Films (not in order of preference)

    1. Starwars(4,5,6)
    2. Alien
    3. Aliens
    4. Preadator 1+2
    5. Tron
    6. Blade Runner
    7. Moon (Bit new but should be a classic)
    8. Star Trek 2 (Wrath Of Khan)
    9. Robocop
    10. Starship Troopers
    11. Enemy Mine (just)
    12. Forbidden Planet
    13. War Of The Worlds (1953)
    14. The Last Starfighter?
    15. Back To The Future (1+2)
    16. Flash Gordon (1981) sooo corny but sooo good.
    17. 2001
    18. 2010
    19. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind??? maybe
    20. The Black Hole (bit overdone but still a classic)
    21. Terminator 1+2
    22. Stargate
    23. Dark Star (Must)

    This is all i can think of for the moment, what do you think?

    These are classics there are lots of newer films that will be classics I think like Avatar, Moon etc
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    Lez

    [8]Jun 28, 2012
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    Quite a few movies on your list would be on mine: 2001 would top the list, followed by Forbidden Planet. Star Wars might be #3 simply because the special effects were, by 1977 standards, outstanding. Having since seen the entire Star Wars series I feel deeply let down by it all, the story never lived up to the promise of the first (#4) episode and great special effects only get you so far....

    I remember I was quite annoyed when The Last Starfighter came out because at the time I was developing what I thought was an original idea for a storyline about using computer game consoles as secret war-training methods. The film was enjoyable, though. By the way, I can't believe you have Dark Star on your list (you weren't part of the film crew were you? ). Admittedly, a large part of my reason for disliking the film is that it was so seriously under-budgeted it looked like a home movie. The film did have unrealised potential though, the one scene I thought good was when the mothership tried to persuade the bomb not to explode. I see that Leonard Maltin rated Dark Star 2.5 stars (average) which I think is generous, very generous.
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