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11-03-2009, 06:28 AM
This is the discussion thread for the "Knowing" Giveaway promotion.
For our non-Australian residents who aren't eligible to win the competition, please feel free to still contribute to the thread with your favourite sci-fi and/or disaster movie.
Rules and Conditions and How to Enter, are in the "Knowing Giveaway - Your Favourite Sci-Fi or Disaster Film (http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=42225)" thread.
The Fifth Element
(so hard to choose...)
11-03-2009, 07:54 AM
Entries don't open until Monday and have to be posted in the entries thread (http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=42225).
This is the discussion thread.
Thanks. d'oh! what a Homer...
I missed this from the other thread and was confused that it was closed:
so, one year older now and losing my marbles...:lol:
11-03-2009, 12:12 PM
I still have an Australian mailing address...does that count? :D
And I can change my contact details in my user CP...
(I'm joking, it shouldn't count)
11-03-2009, 03:26 PM
So... umm it doesn't matter at all what movie you nominate its just simply that you have participated in the thread?
11-03-2009, 03:33 PM
11-03-2009, 03:45 PM
So " :scared: " will be an eligible entry? :)
11-03-2009, 03:54 PM
I haven't heard of that movie ;)
11-03-2009, 05:33 PM
Best Sci Fi movie. I got about 200 of them on DVD, but it I would have to pick it would be Aliens (number 2) or even 2001: a Space Oddessy.
so many good ones to pick from.
11-03-2009, 11:16 PM
I also like to collect them...I still have a soft spot for some of the really old black & white ones.
Nice comp, sounds like an interesting movie too, shame it's got Nicolas Cage in it tho.
12-03-2009, 09:15 AM
He's not to bad. Never seen him in a sci/fi though. It will either be a hit or a flop with him in it. I've got high hopes for it.
13-03-2009, 11:02 AM
Has there ever been any Sci Fi movies or series like "Star Trek" they went on for years and kept my family enthralled, with Captain Kirk and mostly the very bland "Dr.Spock".:lol:
13-03-2009, 11:49 AM
Sounds good. I think I'll go and see it even if I don't win a pass.
Looks like an intriguing movie.
As to my favourite movie, well that will keep me thinking all weekend.
:D mmmm Nicholas Cage yum yum yum i love this guy :love::love::love:
Cant wait to see this movie it sounds good :thumbsup:
14-03-2009, 10:24 AM
Easy for me
"Keep away from her, YOU *****!"
I reckon the best movies I have enjoyed were the "Aliens Series"
14-03-2009, 06:01 PM
Mine has been the same for decades - "Forbidden Planet". We studied this film in 6th form as our Shakespearian project. Not a bad way to study the old bard. :thumbsup:
14-03-2009, 06:49 PM
I'm sure most of you know, but don't forget this is a discussion thread. Of course discussion about the movies can take place here, but don't forget to enter in the Entries thread between Monday and Saturday next week!
Such a simple requirement for entry compounded by the difficult decision of what my favorite sci-fi movie is, there's just so many I love! :D
16-03-2009, 05:12 AM
The Entries thread (http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=42225) is now open for entries.
16-03-2009, 05:57 PM
.. so after nominating Blade Runner (and crossing fingers) .... I remembered Dark Star. I know it's corny ..but....
16-03-2009, 06:47 PM
Chris said in the film thread the The Quiet Earth is available on youtube, but is anyone aware if there is a DVD or :scared: video (no not beta) available any where?
Seeing as though this is the discussion thread....
I noticed that Contact has been voted a lot.
I agree it was a good movie.... up untill they started getting the plans to build the vehicle and visiting another world etc etc
Dunno, I loved the start of the movie, all the 'first contact' style stuff... but then they just lost me.
Maybe I should watch it again?, havn't seen it since it was shown at the cinemas.
19-03-2009, 09:18 AM
Only 2 more days left to enter!
19-03-2009, 10:10 AM
Why didn't I say "Contact"?? This was too hard - choosing!
19-03-2009, 02:56 PM
The fifth Element - Big baadhaa boom!
Zorg (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000198/): A case with four stones in it! Not one or two or three but four! Four stones! What the hell am I supposed to do with an empty case?
Aknot (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0566913/): We are warriors, not merchants.
Zorg (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000198/): But you can still count. Look it's easy. Look at my fingers, four stones, four crates, zero stones, zero crates! Pack everything up we're outta here.
Aknot (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0566913/): [Mangalores hoist their guns with a roar] We risked our lives! I think a little compensation is in order.
Zorg (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000198/): Oh, so you are merchants after all. Leave them one crate for the cause.
I saw this film a few years ago.
We hired it from the local video store, so it should be available to buy somewhere.
Although I can't remember if it was video or dvd.
23-03-2009, 07:14 AM
There were 105 eligible entrants for the competition, and I'll be pulling 10 lucky names out of the virtual barrel today!
i have a virtual drum roll playing- it's quite loud...:lol:
good luck, all!
It was so funny to walk into the virtual moderator's room this morning and see Houghy put on his virtual Barrel Girl Costume. :lol:
23-03-2009, 08:19 AM
LOL I virtually spat my drink all over my monitor thinking about that :rofl:
23-03-2009, 08:22 AM
:lol: :rofl: :lol: :rofl: :lol:
23-03-2009, 10:52 AM
Ahh yes and i suppose you havent laughed as much as this thread for a long time (http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=2191&highlight=propulsion+theory) you just never know I could be good looking in that world :rofl::whistle:
23-03-2009, 03:30 PM
That would all depend on the colour of your lippy selection. ;) :lol:
23-03-2009, 05:19 PM
The 10 winners have been drawn and contacted via PM.
They need to reply to my PM to acknowledge their prize before Wednesday 4pm AEDST. If they don't contact me before that time, a new name will be drawn.
Once all winners are confirmed, I'll announce their names here.
I "Knew" I wasn't going to win.
23-03-2009, 08:48 PM
Mike, where is my PM??:D
Cheers Petra d.
23-03-2009, 09:05 PM
Still awaiting that PM ...... hmmm.
23-03-2009, 11:30 PM
Same here - must be a slow server somewhere :sadeyes:
:screwy::screwy: i think my PM isnt working :poke::poke:
25-03-2009, 07:31 PM
9 of the 10 winners got back to me before 4pm today. I've redrawn a new winner and have contacted them via PM.
Winners will be announced tomorrow.
Oh well maybe next time.:lol:
Congrats to all the winners.:thumbsup:
Margaret and David on "At the Movies" just gave the movie a thumbs up. :thumbsup:
:doh: My PM still not working :shrug:
26-03-2009, 06:36 AM
Congrats to the 10 lucky winners:
I'll be sending your prizes today!
Thanks to everyone for taking part in the competition. It was great to see a lot of new faces posting. Hopefully it will encourage them to contribute elsewhere throughout the site.
26-03-2009, 06:51 AM
BTW did Mike mention the compulsory 3000 word movie review?:P:lol:
Congrats to you all :thumbsup::thumbsup:
:lol::lol::lol: yep we want an essay on our desk first thing in the morning :D
26-03-2009, 10:46 PM
Just saw the knowing tonight - cool movie. enjoyed it. excellent story line. finals sequence is a surprise with great CG effects. :thumbsup:
27-03-2009, 06:00 PM
Space balls the Movie, with mell brooks , Here is a quote from the movie ...
" I don't no about this beaming stuff " lady answered " snotty beamed me twice last week and it was wonderful " Captain then answered " What the hell it worked in star trek " :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::rofl ::rofl::rofl::rofl::D:)
30-03-2009, 01:14 PM
Tickets arrived today. Thanks Mike :thumbsup: A nice surprise to be one of the winners.
Can't wait to see it !
30-03-2009, 07:32 PM
Prize arrived today. Many thanks! :)
01-04-2009, 11:30 PM
I was going to say, I read to page 6 of the other thread and was about to call everyone a noob, until Maverick chimed in.
You, sir, are a legend.
How can you go past GATTACA?
Mesmerising and awe-inspriing.
02-04-2009, 01:11 AM
Tickets arrived yesterday. Thanks IIS and Mike!
06-04-2009, 12:22 PM
Thanks for the tickets IIS & Mike. Saw the movie yesterday with my wife. Effects were pretty good, but wasn't too sure where it was going... the end was a bit of a surprise - just wondering if they were pushing a certain viewpoint on things. Don't want to ruin it for anyone so I'll leave it there.
16-04-2009, 12:41 AM
Just got back from seeing the movie tonight with a friend - yes, its been a while but there was this little thing called the 100 Hours of Astronomy and then easter and then....
Well written film, good special effects. A bit depressing though. I can see some people getting the DVD and slowing down certain parts of it to see how graphically some people are killed, they didn't leave much to the imagination.
I was trying to spot things from Melbourne in it - I thought some of it was filmed there? I thought I recognised the Museum and a city scape. Does that mean most of Boston was computer generated? Also nice to see Ben Mendlesson all grown up. :) And playing a believable astrophysicist for once! (By this I mean I've seen numerous films where an actor is supposed to portraying an astronomer or astrophysicist and they just dont make it look real. I could believe he was in this.)
17-04-2009, 10:50 AM
We went to see it a couple of weeks ago, saw it mentioned here and thought it might be good :)
It was reasonably good. I'm not a fan of seeing people chopped up and burning so I could've done with a little less gore on occasions but it wasn't too bad. The ending was a bit surprising, and the very final moments perhaps a little bit of a "what the?! righteo!" but it was OK still. I don't want to say anything to spoil it, but ... what can I say.. I think the end result was a good ending to have for a change.
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