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  • Capt. Xerox 11:50 am on November 24, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Cool list of the 20 best British science fiction films. It's a nice break from the predictable Hollywood lists. http://t.co/BGD81xUM8j

     
  • Capt. Xerox 10:05 am on March 26, 2014 Permalink
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    Conveniently deslided for you is this list of the 7 best sci-fi films with social commentary. What? No Gattaca? http://t.co/HNgNHatjLW

     
  • Capt. Xerox 10:48 am on February 26, 2014 Permalink
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    Feeling down? Watch one of these 10 depressing SF and fantasy films, conveniently deslided for you. http://t.co/VFtNx0y413

     
    • Lazarus 10:36 am on February 27, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Wow, I’ve only seen two of these movies and haven’t even heard about most of the others. They all seem like great movies though so I’m going to have to be on the lookout.
      Thanks!

      • Capt. Xerox 11:24 am on February 27, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I’ve only seen The Road and that was bleak, but I loved it. The movie really captured the spirit of the book.

        One movie on the list that I’d like to see, although I want to read the book first, is Never Let Me Go.

        • Lazarus 1:31 pm on February 27, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I watched “Where the Wild Thing Are” only a few weeks ago, but did not have any high expectations. “The Mist” is a favorite of both myself and my son. We’ve watched it at least 3 times and will undoubtedly watch it again.

  • Capt. Xerox 10:12 pm on February 18, 2014 Permalink
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    I liked this list of the 10 best scifi #film premises of the past 10 years. It's even been de-slided for you. http://t.co/119YPHCxfI

     
  • Capt. Xerox 3:54 pm on February 12, 2014 Permalink
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    Not a lot of scifi on this list of the top 100 most searched for out-of-print books in 2013. http://t.co/Cmurca7Q7b

     
    • Lazarus 9:24 am on February 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Interesting but possibly flawed list.
      I noticed that one of the Stephen King ‘sought after’ books listed is “The Body” which was the novella on which the movie “Stand By Me” was based on. Problem is, “The Body” was not published in book form, but was included in “Different Seasons” a four story collection. (You can read my rave review here: http://lazaruslair.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/different-seasons-stephen-king-1982/ )
      What I found REALLY interesting was that people are still seeking out Vincent Price’s cookbook. Apparently cooking was the one thing he loved even more than making spooky movies. :)

  • Capt. Xerox 5:30 pm on January 2, 2014 Permalink
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    As we turn the calendar to a new year, film fans look forward to a fresh crop of science fiction movies in 2014.

    I’m not sure if I’d include the LEGO movie on the list, but Jupiter Ascending and Divergent look promising. I saw the trailers on the big screen when I took the family to watch the new Hobbit movie.

    The latest Planet of the Apes should also be good, but I am wary about the Robocop reboot. I really liked the originals, despite their cheesiness.

    What movies are you looking forward to in 2014?

    Read more at http://ow.ly/se0R0.

     
  • Capt. Xerox 1:23 pm on December 29, 2013 Permalink
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    This list of the year’s best #scifi and fantasy films reminds me I have a lot of catching up to do. http://ow.ly/s83DM

     
  • Capt. Xerox 5:35 pm on December 28, 2013 Permalink
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    IO9 lists the best #scifi and fantasy novels for 2013. Authors have to stop writing good books. I can’t keep up! http://ow.ly/s7qNK

     
    • Jeffrey Allan Boman 1:09 am on December 29, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      The versions on Kindle are more expensive than on paper… I have no more space for physical books so I’m out of luck. :(

      • Capt. Xerox 1:30 pm on December 29, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I find it outrageous that anyone would charge more for a digital version of a book than a physical one considering it costs absolutely nothing to store and produce it. In theory all of those production, transportation and storage costs should be factored out and the remaining price would be lower. If publishing houses remain greedy, they’ll find themselves getting Napsterized, if they haven’t already.

  • Capt. Xerox 1:27 pm on April 22, 2013 Permalink
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    What do you think of these 10 under-rated #scifi movies? I’ve seen all of them and think they were pretty good. http://t.co/Rqkspj1RL6

     
  • Capt. Xerox 1:12 pm on April 16, 2013 Permalink
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    Still pondering how The Bourne Identity ended up on this list of most popular #scifi novels on Amazon’s Goodreads. http://t.co/fWhHVXDDkc

     
    • Lazarus 2:10 pm on April 18, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Weird. Goodreads provides a breakdown on how people classify the books so you can see how many categories it ‘hits’. I figured that a few people put it as SF which (along with the general high rating for the book) might have explained the anomaly. But when you check out the categories for the book (http://www.goodreads.com/work/shelves/859111.The_Bourne_Identity) nobody seems to have done so. This may be a real bug in the ‘most popular’ list generator by genre.

    • avdezign (Cosmic) 5:58 am on April 18, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Wonder if it was the movie popularity that pushed it there. Beyond the super soldier background, everything else in that story is political and spy story

  • Capt. Xerox 1:27 pm on April 14, 2013 Permalink
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    Of these 20 #scifi movie flops, I`ve only seen 4 and thought 2 of them were okay. I should watch more of them. http://t.co/c7v0wUJfTX

     
    • avdezign (Cosmic) 5:53 am on April 16, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Like Lazarus, I have seen and own most of these, some I’d actually love to watch again. But I’m not a good measuring stick, I have been known to watch some pretty crappy movies. :P

    • Lazarus 9:32 am on April 15, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m more of a masochist having seen 12 of these, a few of them more than once. I also have Battlefield Earth sitting on my DVD shelves, but confess that I haven’t mustered the courage for that one yet, but it is just a matter of time.
      Like you say, a lot of these movies are not that bad. Here is my review for Invasion as an example: http://lazaruslair.wordpress.com/tag/the-invasion/

      • Capt. Xerox 9:53 am on April 15, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I think all of these were commercial flops, but just because something didn’t sell, doesn’t automatically mean that it’s bad.

        For example, when everyone is panning a movie, I like to seek out contrary reviews that praise it and see whether they are more enlightened than the mainstream or just deluded.

  • Capt. Xerox 11:56 am on April 13, 2013 Permalink
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    Talk about reaching for ideas: Tor lists “the 8 Essential Eyepatches in Science Fiction.” http://t.co/mZP4fPkPbJ

     
  • Capt. Xerox 2:35 pm on March 15, 2013 Permalink
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    In this list compiled by David Hartwell of 200 significant #scifi books by women, I have read only 4. Yikes! http://t.co/0e8Xq0NEzg

     
    • Lazarus 1:12 pm on March 18, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Not much better here: 5
      But the list only starts at 1984, so that discounts a few others I’ve read that would certainly fall into the category.

  • Capt. Xerox 3:45 pm on March 8, 2013 Permalink
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    Nice list of oddball #scifi films from the 70s. I’ve seen most of them, but a few titles were new to me. http://t.co/U1CAWnFfk9

     
  • Capt. Xerox 12:54 pm on March 5, 2013 Permalink
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    Does the web really need another 50-page slideshow of the 50 greatest #scifi shows of all time? I’ll pass. http://t.co/LMILZfxwFW

     
  • Capt. Xerox 6:00 pm on January 30, 2013 Permalink
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    When it comes to #scifi films, too many people overlook foreign fare. Den of Geek offers 10. I’d add Banlieue 13. http://t.co/itL215sy

     
  • Capt. Xerox 7:40 pm on January 23, 2013 Permalink
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    AbeBooks’s list of 50 essential #scifi books is worth it just for the first-edition covers. http://t.co/g8ZiYert

     
  • Capt. Xerox 4:55 pm on December 23, 2012 Permalink
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    Yet another list of the best #scifi and fantasy books of 2012 that I haven’t read. http://t.co/IaVrUNG4

     
  • Capt. Xerox 3:55 pm on December 20, 2012 Permalink
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    IO9 lists the best and worst #scifi and fantasy films for 2012. I’ve got catching up to do. I haven’t seen any of them! http://t.co/BptNPfIh

     
  • Capt. Xerox 3:20 pm on December 20, 2012 Permalink
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    Tis the season for best-of-the-year lists. Here are The Telegraph’s choices for best #scifi and fantasy books for 2012. http://t.co/VSn2RkIY

     
    • Jason L 5:48 pm on December 29, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      What a disappointment! Not only do I enjoy the site but I look forward to printing out the new calendar every year. Hope you stay on twitter.

    • Lazarus 3:45 pm on December 20, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Tis the season for a calendar. Not sure if your going to drum a traditional pulp cover one, but in case you don’t you can always get the Planet of the Apes calendar:
      http://pota.goatley.com/misc/2013_pota_calendar.pdf

      • Capt. Xerox 10:34 pm on December 20, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I think last year was my last calendar. All good things must come to an end. I’m even wondering if TEOTU will be around another year or not.

        • a 5:34 pm on January 7, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Sad. I’ve printed out your calendar for the last three(?) years.

  • Capt. Xerox 3:50 pm on December 10, 2012 Permalink
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    In caes you don’t know what t oread, The Independent lists its top #scifi and fantasy books for 2012. http://t.co/rr2X65PV

     
  • Capt. Xerox 12:10 pm on December 4, 2012 Permalink
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    It will take you quite a bit of page hopping to see this entire list of the Top 51 #scifi spaceships. http://t.co/s8L8ahKw

     
  • Capt. Xerox 5:25 pm on November 28, 2012 Permalink
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    Which of these #scifi movies for 2013 are you most looking forward to? I vote for Star Trek: Into Darkness. http://t.co/W7LfA32B

     
  • Capt. Xerox 5:30 pm on October 30, 2012 Permalink
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    If you can stand clicking to read each screen, here are 10 Ways To Make A Great Star Trek TV Show. I got bored at 3. http://t.co/LVWieUzK

     
  • Capt. Xerox 12:50 am on October 22, 2012 Permalink
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    I know I have a short attention span, but I’m not clicking 100 times to read this list of 100 top #scifi films. http://t.co/wRGHVnSN

     
    • Capt. Xerox 10:30 am on October 22, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      To avoid carpal tunnel syndrome, here’s the entire list:

      100. Escape From New York (1981)

      99. Splice (2009)
      98. Attack the Block (2011)
      97. City of Lost Children (1995)
      96. Westworld (1973)
      95. Serenity (2005)
      94. The Black Hole (1979)
      93. Escape From the Planet of the Apes (1971)
      92. Silent Running (1972)
      91. They Live (1988)
      90. War of the Worlds (1953)
      89. Galaxy Quest (1999)

      88. eXistenZ (1999)
      87. The Fountain (2006)
      86. Starman (1984)
      85. Sleep Dealer (2008)
      84. Men in Black (1997)
      83. Stalker (1979)
      82. Dreamscape (1984)
      81. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
      80. Cube (1997)
      79. Fantastic Planet (1973)
      78. Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
      77. Scanners (1981)

      76. Outland (1981)
      75. Dark Star (1974)
      74. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
      73. Ikarie XB-1 (1963)
      72. Day of the Triffids (1962)
      71. Rollerball (1975)
      70. Alphaville (1965)
      69. Inception (2010)
      68. Sleeper (1973)
      67. THX-1138 (1971)
      66. Repo Man (1984)
      65. Them! (1954)

      64. Destination Moon (1950)
      63. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
      62. Altered States (1980)
      61. 12 Monkeys (1995)
      60. Frankenstein (1931)
      59. The Last Starfighter (1984)
      58. When Worlds Collide (1951)
      57. 1984 (1984)
      56. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
      55. Contact (1997)
      54. Predator (1987)
      53. Abre Los Ojos (1997)

      52. The Andromeda Strain (1971)
      51. The Time Machine (1960)
      50. Avatar (2009)
      49. A Scanner Darkly (2006)
      48. Starship Troopers (1997)
      47. Moon (2009)
      46. Soylent Green (1973)
      45. Enemy Mine (1985)
      44. The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
      43. Back to the Future (1985)
      42. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
      41. Donnie Darko (2001)

      40. Gojira (1954)
      39. Brazil (1985)
      38. Solaris (1972)
      37. Ghost in the Shell (1995)
      36. E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
      35. Primer (2004)
      34. Idiocracy (2006)
      33. Jurassic Park (1993)
      32. The Thing (1982)
      31. Mad Max (1979)
      30. Sunshine (2007)
      29. Tron (1982)

      28. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
      27. District 9 (2009)
      26. Minority Report (2002)
      25. The Matrix (1999)
      24. Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope (1977)
      23. Total Recall (1990)
      22. A Trip to the Moon (1902)
      21. The Fly (1986)
      20. Children of Men (2006)
      19. Dark City (1998)
      18. Akira (1988)
      17. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1992)

      16. Logan’s Run (1976)
      15. Wall-E (2008)
      14. Forbidden Planet (1956)
      13. RoboCop (1987)
      12. Alien (1979)
      11. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
      10. Planet of the Apes (1968)
      9. The Terminator (1984)
      8. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
      7. Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
      6. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
      5. Metropolis (1927)

      4. Aliens (1986)
      3. Gattaca (1997)
      2. Blade Runner (1982)
      1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

      I’ve only seen 67 of them so I’ve still got a lots of movie watching to do.

      Also glad to see a list that’s brave enough to not automatically put Blade runner on top.

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