So, given the evident popularity of the horror movies thread, I figured we might as well have a place for discussion/in-depth analyis, or just random sharing, of scif-fi films too. I imagine a lot of the folks here have similar tastes for science fiction as much as horror - most of us came this way due to guys in rubber suits after all. While there isn't exactly a dearth of them, they don't quite reach the numbers of horror I realise. Probably because horror films have [a long history going back of] been made on low budgets, made rapidly, and tend to cash in on certain 'trends.' But still, movies like Alien, Star Wars, Terminator, Godzilla, Blade Runner, Total Recall, Robocop, 2001, etc. will always be classics, and hopefully serve to inspire (but not copy) future filmmakers. Personally, I can't get enough of a good sci-fi film, there just is a lot of crap (like horror) out there;too much at times. But, I nevertheless enjoy wading through the garbage and scraping the bottom of the barrel, because you never know, you might just get entertained along the way. And, every once in a while, comes a rare time where you can discover a real gem of a film. For all the stinkers and rehashes, I remain hopeful and keep watching; you don't know until you give it a try. Anyways, intro aside, let the discussion begin. Also feel free to include 'fantasy' or other similar genre pics. It's a good bet we are mostly like-minded people on the board (not that that means we will agree!). Science fiction is a pretty wide open definition as it is, from my point of view at any rate, and I am all for free discussion on more films. Hard/soft sci-fi, new or old, dystopian futures or speculative fiction, creature features, whatever.