Showing posts with label Star Wars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Star Wars. Show all posts

Monday, January 21, 2019

Forbidden Planet VS Star Trek and Star Wars

Forbidden Planet is one of the greatest Sci Fi classics starring Leslie Nielsen and Robbie the Robot. This film has elements of William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' showing Nielsen's cool spaceship landing on a rich, strange new world. Here the Silver age represents hope and prosperity - Sci Fi has grown up. CGI forget about it.

 Instead Disney artisans (Joshua Meador) used their ingenuity and craftsmanship during 1956 to make it so. Who did our brave explorers find amidst the huge panorama scenery to greet them? Dr Morbius, his daughter Alta and robbie the Robot of course but all was not what it seemed... For viewers today Robbie might seem a bit trite but in 1956 Robbie's sophistication was revolutionary and a true delight in the cinema.


 7% of the movies budget $125,000 went into making Forbidden Planets most memorable character and it was a lot of dough for the time. But heres an interesting video for you to geek out over trekkers. Curiously I'd swear that F P's set was really quite similar to Star Trek's and Star Wars! Why? Simple really - heres my comparison,


1)The Scientist - Dr Morbius (Walter Pidgeon in black uniform) powerful mind projects a monster. This guy resembles Darth Vader from (Star Wars)

2) Spaceship Captain Leslie Nielson - Captain Kirk (Star Trek)

3) Alta (Anne Francis) plays a gorgeous spacebabe in a miniskirt (Star Trek+Star Wars) have lots of sexy women in minis. Spain stupidly banned Forbidden Planet for over a decade because of this controversy.

4) F. P's events took place in the 23rd century so did Star Treks.

5) Forbidden Planets "Main Title" theme was ripped off some say - Star Wars "main title" is similar.

6) Mercury changed to Altair IV sound similar?

7) Frank Darro, Frankie Carpenter uncredited for playing Robbie. Marvin Miller uncredited for the voice.
Conversely Kenny Baker received worldwide acknowledgment for playing R2D2.

8) Doors in F.P. swish like the ones in Star Treks USS Enterprise 1701

What do you believe? - see that button down there? make yourself heard!

Is Forbidden Planet one of the greatest science fiction movies of time? Why?
Do you think Robbie is bound by Isaac Asimov's three laws of Robotics?


Thursday, December 31, 2015


STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS has grossed $1.16 billion worldwide which cost $350million to make. Its so good people are seeing it three, four times - Go see it!

The movies world premiere took place at Los Angeles on Dec 14th with a razzmatazz of invited guests, Stormtroopers, Chewy, R2D2, CP3O, J.J. Abrams, George Lucas and legions of fans swarming up to the red carpet. The films movie director J.J. Abrams even got in on the action pausing to take a selfie of himself with some fangirls.

VERDICT? I must confess, the sheer size and attention to detail is amazing. The movie is mixed with an exciting new and spectacular old feeling which has made it a hit. So big in fact, Mark Hamill is warning fans not to fall for fake autographs. Heres a great shot of Star Wars 501st Legion taken in Singapore. Look how low pitched their rifles are slung.

 I guess Vaders Stormtroopers can't shoot it out with rebel factions at the opening première. Vaders advancing legion gives the Jedi a chance to break a leg and get the best front row movie seats.

 Hey these guys aren't Jedi's! What happened to the good guys? Were you one of Jedi or the Sith? Did you wear your uniform? Spot any Trekkies hiding in the audience?

May the Force be with You -  Live Long and Prosper.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Beyond Star Trek and Star Wars


Star Trek Beyond is the third movie in JJ Abrams reboot trilogy directed by (fast and furious) Star Trek kid Justin Lin. The plot of Star Trek Beyond is still a mystery. Will we be seeing Klingons, Romulans, Vulcans or any other familiar alien races?



1. It seems the Star Trek kid is keeping stump, curse him.
2. We do know Sofia Boutella and Idris Elba are getting their alien on for the movie.
3. Fiona Vroom is playing the Green Orion Girl.
4. Joe Taslim, Lydia Wilson, Sofia Boutella, Idris Elba have Top Secret identities according to IMDB.
5. Star Trek Beyond has Twenty Five stuntmen and women.


The latest news is Captain Kirk's USS Enterprise NCC 1701 is departing at the end of STID to primarily explore new worlds and civilisations.

 "They (USS Enterprise NCC 1701) haven’t really gone on their five-year mission, so what we experienced in the TV show hasn’t been touched on yet. That sets up an opportunity for exploration and the deeper you go, the more you are examining humanity.Those are the things that I absorbed as a kid and hope to tap into and embrace and celebrate." 

 Now with the release of Star Trek's New Series in January 2017 fans want to know: Is Star Trek's New CBS Series set in Gene Roddenberry's Prime Universe or J J Abrams reboot universe? and what about Star Trek Beyond? When are we getting our first official Star Trek Beyond trailer?


 QUESTION: So which universe are you hoping for trekkie, G R Prime-verse or Abramsverse?

Which epic empire, Star Wars or Star Trek deserves to rule supreme over the entire Galactic Federation of Planets? “Star Trek,” which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016, is one of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. So don't let that influence you.

 What is your final say? Which movie is going to cry havoc at the Box office and let slip the dogs of war!  Live Long and prosper, Terrans.

 It's officially official. Paramount Pictures, Skydance, Bad Robot and IMAX Corporation have confirmed that Star Trek Beyond will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX format and released in IMAX theaters worldwide beginning July 22, 2016.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Villainous Darth Vader Is Dead?



They're calling it, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens directed by J.J. Abrams.

Lord Vader ticks all the criteria as the perfect machine man on the surface - villainous, decorated general, deep voiced, heavy breather obsessed with the dark arts. Twisted and broken in body and mind, Vader specialized in communicating with spirits of the dead.

"The Force is strong in my family...."  Will the mystery voice in the Star Wars trailer try to communicate with Darth Vader?

Is Darth Vader really dead? For good!!! Forever???

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

National Wormhole Week

National Wormhole week has kicked off in blogland for 2014. Wormfest is co-hosted by Stephen, Alex and Diane. So shall we begin? The rules are two-fold but fun to follow. Name one thing where science advances mankind, and one where the same technology with unforeseen consequences will go too far and set mankind back.

I've selected Ronald Reagans "Star Wars Defense" which was originally called the Strategic Defence Initiative. The President proposed the Star Wars' initiative in 1983 because I think he wanted Americans to feel safe. The plan was to defend America and the rest of the world against 'the Extraterrestrial Threat' with outerspace interceptors.

The downside to Star Wars defense is it took countless nations by complete surprise. Folks were stunned. Its 'Risky and Unscientific' idealism made several headlines in Time magazine sizing it up alongside George Lucas' fantasy Star Wars. Of course today the whole thing sounds like science fiction but not at the time. The Star Wars thing really was a wakeup call despite being a huge financial flop.

President Reagans Defense Strategy of 'outerspace interceptors' cost America billions and spooked our Russian Friends but we were lucky. Star Wars Defence cracked the ice in the Cold War. President Gorbachev met with Ronald Reagan for several talks which led to peace.

Do you think Science Fiction saved the day? or was Reagans' Star Wars Defence a brilliant prelude for peace?

Glastnost Long and Prosper, trekkers!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

J.J. Abrams amazes Fans by directing Star Wars Sequel:

Star Trek teasers ended last Friday after a revealing announcement by WALT DISNEY and LUCASFILM. In epic news J.J. Abrams (Star Trek's movie director) is joining THE FORCE to direct........Star Wars Sequel: Episode VII. Can you believe it? Well its OFFICIAL. Perhaps we should have suspected mutiny, (just kidding) when Bad Robot/Paramount added 'INTO DARKNESS' to STAR TREK's 2013 sequel.

In a daring swoop gunning for trek's coolest frontiers, Lucasfilm's chief, Kathleen Kennedy beamed over to Bad Robot headquarters to meet J.J.Abrams in California! George Lucas's Star Wars progeny, the 'chosen one' nabbed Star Trek's brightest star right out from under our geeky noses.

Who assimilated who? you decide! Maybe Romulan spies working on the inside of Bad Robot HQ, helped pull this coup off? Isn't it fascinating why Lucasfilm specifically targeted J.J. Abram's Bad Robot company now the hottest movie production company in Hollywood.

Remember when Abrams said this? (Timewarp to 2007)

Statement regarding his STAR TREK involvement by  J. J. Abrams 

"If there's something I'm dying to see, it's the brilliance and optimism of (Gene) Roddenberry's world brought back to the big screen," said Abrams. "Alex and Bob wrote an amazing script that embraces and respects Trek canon, but charts its own course. Our goal is to make a picture for everyone — life-long fans and the uninitiated. Needless to say, I am honored and excited to be part of this next chapter of Star Trek." 

Hollywood Reporter reckons LucasFilm's chief clinched the deal with Kennedy landing Abrams for Disney. Considering Lucasfilm's President visited Bad Robot, theres little doubt Kennedy hyper-spaced were no woman has gone before, swooping a big deal for Disney. She really is a sneaky little denibian slime devil and smart too, LOL. The plan is for Kennedy to work with Director Abrams while Oscar winning screenwriter Michael Arndt has been plugging away since last October. The next Star Wars Sequel is expected to hit the big screen sometime in 2015.

President of Lucasfilm statement:
"It's very exciting to have JJ aboard leading the charge as we set off to make a new Star Wars movie," said Kathleen Kennedy in reports by Trekmovie and Hollywood Reporter.

Kennedy added "J.J. is the perfect director to helm this. Beyond having such great instincts as a filmmaker, he has an intuitive understanding of this franchise. He understands the essence of the Star Wars experience, and will bring that talent to create an unforgettable motion picture."


George Lucas said on Friday: “I’ve consistently been impressed with J.J. as a filmmaker and storyteller. He’s an ideal choice to direct the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldn’t be in better hands.”

Abrams: “To be a part of the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, to collaborate with Kathy Kennedy and this remarkable group of people, is an absolute honor,” 


In 2007, a Star Trek COMIC CON yielded J.J. Abrams fessing up about Star Wars. It was like STAR WARS "confession" time where he trekked all to a packed hall of STAR TREK'S FANS! WOW! Blow me down, did Abrams really admit he was a Star Wars fanboy? So heres J.J. Abrams remarks from Comic Con in 2007.

What did you make of J.J. Abram's Comic Con? Who are you rooting for Star Trek or Star Wars?

Friday, November 02, 2012

Disney Saves Star Wars

I guess you've heard the news circulating this week about Star Wars being 'assimilated' into Disney's collective.

A huge showbiz marriage took place with Disney buying Lucasfilm. Luke Skywalker, Vader, R2D2 and Princess Leia are all joining the Disney family in a sweet 4 billion Disney deal.

Word has it Star Wars Head Honcho, George Lucas has officially relinquished control of the 'Empire' to Disneyworld. Kathleen Kennedy, current co-chairman of Lucasfilm is taking the reins as President of Lucasfilm with Lucas advising like a hologram for future films.

'It's now time for me to pass 'Star Wars' on to a new generation of filmmakers. I've always believed that 'Star Wars' could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime.'

The announcement last Tuesday by Disney's chairman Robert Iger of a new Star Wars trilogy has stirred up allot of fan excitement. The seventh episode in the Star Wars series is scheduled for 2015.

The good news is, Disney now has a rich movie universe of characters to play around with to breathe new life into Star Wars. Fans can expect more from film, television, interactive media and consumer products. Disney will build Princess Leia and Vader' theme parks with live entertainment, boldly going where Star Wars has never been before. Maybe now is the right time to harp on with "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the Force?'

Simon Pegg who played Scotty from Star Trek's last 2009 movie is happy with Disney and Star Wars. 'For the record, I have no problem with Disney, I am a huge fan and I'm sure it's actually good news for Star Wars fans.' He also cracked, 'Does this mean Leia is now a Disney princess? She'll have to go get her nails done with Ariel and lend Pocahontas her metal bikini.' he tweeted.

The question remains: Which characters from the Star Wars franchise will Disney resurrect? Do you think theres any chance Darth Vader could be reincarnated alongside Mickey Mouse, Goofy or Donald Duck for children's cartoons? Are you looking forward to seeing Princess Leia in a Theme Park with Mickey Mouse? Doesn't Disney Wars have a nice ring to it?

Sith Long and Prosper.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Who is Darth Vader?

Who is the dark lord of Star Wars? Its safe to say Darth Vader personifies the evil of the Galactic Empire... but what about the voices behind the dark Lord of the Sith? James Earl Jones was not George Lucas's first choice for Vaders dialogue. In fact Lucas went through several tapes of people including Orson Welles. After hearing Jone's deep bass voice, Lucas realized he had sourced the perfect commanding voice for Vader. Several actors dressed in flowing black robes with their faces masked by the famous black metal breathing screen skyrocketed Darth Vader to super-stardom. James E. Jones told Star Wars Insider ' David Prowse worked very hard to create the character of Darth Vader,' 'He is Vader'.

So who else was there? Bob Anderson had been Britain's Senior National Fencing Coach for thirty years. Anderson doubled for David Prowse in Empire's dueling sequences but also helped choreograph the fights. Vader seems to meet all the criteria for the perfect space villain on the surface- deep voiced, black clad, heavy breather and built 2m high for battle. He employs his extra sensory powers to keep Emperor Palpatine in power. Vaders 'dark side' aids Governor Tarkin in the destruction of the rebels. In 1980 Star Wars "Empire Strikes Back" becomes the 'Years Best Movie' exposing an inescapable truth between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker.

Remember, Darth Vader is Master of the Dark Forces and wants you!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Unbelievable Star Wars Fun.

Today I trekked with my friend Novadove to the Star Wars Invasion at Dublin. It turned out to be a fantastic weekend. Star Wars Fans from all over the globe took time out to join in the Unbelievable Fun in that "Galaxy far far away".......

The senators of the Emerald Garrison seen in the photo came out in force to entertain "the fans" and it wasn't long before everyone was having a good time. Can you name the actors in the photo?

Being a trekker, I found himself surrounded by thousands of sci-fi fans probably "StarWarsians" so I kept stump about my inner "trekkie". Lots of people herded into the enclosed stadium which was had loads of merchandise stalls adding to the extra buzz and excitement.

 On my way in I bought some Sci-Fi merchandise and took lots of photographs with my digital camera for later. During the show Nova and I got the chance to mix with several costumed characters. The place was packed with fans waving light sabers through the air!

"I demand the uniform code of justice before my trial." Yes, its me Spacerguy!

Darth Vader, Commander Bly, Stormtroopers, Boba Fett, Shock trooper, Sand trooper, Scout trooper, R2D2, Clone Captain and Clone Commander were all there walking around taking photo turns with the fans.

The biggest moment for us was meeting Julian Glover aka General Veers and then it happened, I met and spoke with Kenny Baker the legendary chirpy robot R2-D2.

Queen of the Galaxy, Carrie Fisher was notably absent as was David Prowse (who played Darth Vader in the movies) and sounded so awful they had to do a voice over with James earl Jones. Both were no shows. For a brief moment in time and space, the galaxy stood very still but even so I was pretty stoked considering.

It was pretty neat chatting with Stars Wars actors. It was quite an experience as I momentarily found myself rubbing shoulders with actors and friends of the Star Wars universe. Julian Glover kindly agreed to stand with me as Novadove took our photo! ....So there. Forever immortalized with General Veers himself in living color! Questions and Answer's followed later with Tarfful, Admiral Piett, R2D2, Greedo, Boba Fett and General Veers recounting favourite and worst movie moments. Kenny Baker explained that the dessert temperature and sandy conditions made filming R2D2 movements quite challenging.

Live Long and end transmission.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Science Fiction Spirits

What does Science Fiction mean in our lives? True space flight energizes millions of human spirits with cosmic adventures into the future and the past. Star Trek has taken us to strange, new worlds in distant galaxies spreading peace, scientific progress and technology. It keeps pollution far away. It lets us eat, breathe and grow. Where can interstellar sapient lifeforms be found?

1. Mr Spocks unique deployment of pure logical reasoning is legendary. How will vulcans survive without their treasured home planet Vulcan (and the holy temples) which blew to bits in Star Trek 2009? The Vulcan's superior scientific wit is fun and engaging but how do you repopulate a "silenced" species?

2. The surface of the moon is peepled with Selenites. H.G. Wells wrote about them in "First Men in the Moon" in 1901. Selenites have short slender bodies and extremely bandy legs with a depressed head between the shoulders. Perish the thought!

3. Sense of wonder, do you get that special pang when you turn on the tv and Star Trek or Star Wars flashes in front of you? We all get it. Its that awesome feeling of awe sci-fi triggers in you by expanding the minds awareness. The possibilities are endless.

4. I'm off to a science fiction convention on Monday so hurry up solarians and buy your tickets! I've got my digital camera charged up for.... the next Star Wars invasion. I know, admitting this is like trekkie treachery but fear not Spacerguy is not defecting to the darkside! Hey, Maybe I'll get David Prowse to sign my Star Wars Book. LOL...

5. Sleeper ship, Solarians, Space, Space cadet, Spaceship, Spacer worlds, Starbase, Star-cruiser, Starfleet, Stargate, Star Trek, Star Wars, Space dreadnoughts, Super scientist.

Yield to the temptations of the darkside, It may never pass your way again.
Live Long and Prosper, Spacerguy.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Kirk vs Vader

Darth Vader: Captain James T. Kirk, we meet at last. I'm glad you saw sense and decided to surrender.

Captain Kirk: When Scotty swings the Enterprise around Lord Vader, I'm going to blast you out of the stars. There'll be No surrender, just space dust.

Darth Vader: I find your lack of faith most disturbing.

Captain Kirk: Spare me the double talk Vader, when the Enterprise weapons take out your rebels, you won't have a prayer.

Darth Vader: I warn you Kirk, Don't play with the powers from the darkside. Any offensive strike made against my starship by your Starfleet militants would yield fruitless results against the most powerful force in the universe. Come join me Kirk! Together we will govern the stars and overthrow the swaggering despot Federation of Planets.

Captain Kirk: Ready with phasers Mr Spock?

Spock: Ready. He is quite mad is'nt he? Captain, I feel it necessary to point out the odds of the USS Enterprise surviving the firey deathrays of Lord Vader's star destroyer.

Captain Kirk: Damn it Spock!! Not now!! (Kirk thumps his fist on the communications console.)

Darth Vader: Listen to your man Kirk. Don't become too proud of the USS Enterprise's technological superiority, it will become your undoing Captain.

Captain Kirk: Don't try to frighten me with your warlock ways, Lord Vader. Your sad dedication to that darkside magic won't save you now. We've got phasers, photon torpedoes and a doomsday weapon.

Darth Vader: (Gasp) thats cheating!

Captain Kirk: Assimulate this Anakin!

Darth Vader: Aghh!!!! You dare to call me that!!!!!

Captain Kirk: (Thumps fist on communications console) Scotty I need warp power in two seconds or we're all dead. Spock launch the Genesis........Gasp..... I can't.... breathe.....raise ...shields......

How does it end?

Live Long and Prosper.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Trekkies Strike Back!

Heres a list Empire critics have composed of the 500 Greatest movies of all time. Star Wars is listed five times in Empires Movie Hall of Fame with Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back placed at no 3. Is'nt it curious that Star Trek is completely absent from this list? Our fast paced new Star Trek XI movie has introduced a new breed of trekkie fans to the franchise (dare I even call them that!) spurred on by the sleek, daring crew of the USS Enterprise 1701 directed by Emmy and Golden Globe-winner JJ Abrams.

Image owner/creator: Paramount Pictures or CBS Paramount Television.

Empires 500 movies are an illuminating collection of reviews amassed over time from polls to dedicated fans but were the voters under the influence of Star Wars? I'm serious, Vader's power of the darkside is obviously weaving its dark spells on planet earth or else this skullduggery is a reflection of the times were in with darkside mortals outnumbering trekkie lifeforms in the galaxy.

So I'm calling all trek fans to join Empire and submit "Star Trek, The Wrath of Khan" as a NO 1 all time great. Its crunch time trekkie fans to strike back at the force!

Here's a fun youtube clip from the DMPhoenix you'll enjoy. Its awesome. Vader's darkside forces are mobilized for war against Captain Picard's flagship Enterprise! Yessss! how my heart bleeds for them! Who am I rooting for? Why the Enterprise of course. I'm a fully fledged trekkie and you better believe it. I was itching with excitement to see Picard's Federation flagship swoop in for the kill and obliterate Vader's force completely. Does it happen? Quantum torpedoes vs. lasers, watch and see who wins.

I remember when I got the trekkie bug (there I go again) in 1984, I was watching Star Trek TOS on TV and eating my dinner with my brother and believe me I was totally glued. I was 14. Suddenly my mom cried out, "Turn that off!" In a state of disbelief I looked away from the TV and protested but it was no use, she looked at me with her blazing eyes and I got that horrible melting feeling just as Dr McCoy and Spock were arguing in Sickbay except this time it was about the practical use of tribbles which McCoy had grown rather fond of. Spock was being all logical and cold hearted....

Now you know how Captain Picard felt, snatched from his beloved USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D and dragged aboard that Borg cube, against his willpower by all those heartless drones.

"I will resist you with every strength in my body." 

Smitten by the spacebug, I set my secret trekkie plan in motion. This was just the beginning of something new. It took a while saving up but within time, I had my own TV and was recording Star Trek TOS every week. How I treasured those classic re-runs.

Worf "They're now locking lasers on us!" On hearing this news Data has a major fit of infectious laughter.

I love the enlightening philosophical nature of trek, its really deep. So I suspect the same is true of new trek fans who having seen Star Trek XI are by now infected with the spacebug and in severe need of more trekkie fixes. Where else can we turn to except 726 episodes of five action series and one animated series. Damn those space bugs! Every single Star Trek movie including The Wrath of Khan has failed to meet the grade wth Empire isolating Star Trek to the outermost corners of the galaxy. Shame on those darkside ptaqs! They thought they could outwit us with their statistics.

1. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981)
3. Star Wars Episode V: Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner, 1980)
4. Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994)
5. Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
6. GoodFellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990)
7. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
8. Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, 1952)
9. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
10. Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)
11. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, 1980)
12. The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)
13. Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)
14. Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
15. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
16. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
17. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
18. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)
19. The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
20. Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)
21. The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)
22. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (George Lucas, 1977)
23. Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985)
24. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001)
25. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1967)
26. Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
27. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
28. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
29. Die Hard (John McTiernan, 1988)
30. Aliens (James Cameron, 1986)
31. Gone with the Wind (Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood)
32. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)
33. Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)
34. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003)
35. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron, 1991)
36. Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1969)
37. A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
38. Heat (Michael Mann, 1995)
39. The Matrix (Andy & Larry Wachowski, 1999)
40. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
41. The 400 Blows (François Truffaut, 1959)
42. Kind Hearts and Coronets (Robert Hamer, 1949)
43. The Big Lebowski (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998)
44. Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
45. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
46. On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954)
47. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 1982)
48. This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner, 1984)
49. Evil Dead (Sam Raimi, 1987)
50. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)
51. 8 ½ (Federico Fellini, 1963)
52. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
53. Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly, 2001)
54. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Peter Jackson, 2002)
55. La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini, 1960)
56. Casino Royale (Martin Campbell, 2006)
57. Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962)
58. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940)
59. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977)
60. Come and See (Elem Klimov, 1985)
61. The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer, 1995)
62. The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)
63. Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder, 1950)
64. Oldboy (Park Chan-wook, 2003)
65. Harold and Maude (Hal Ashby, 1971)
66. Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton, 1990)
67. Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953)
68. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
69. Three Colours Red (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1994)
70. Stand by Me (Rob Reiner, 1986)
71. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
72. 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, 1957)
73. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
74. The Treasure of Sierra Madre (John Huston, 1948)
75. A Matter of Life and Death (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1946)
76. Manhattan (Woody Allen, 1979)
77. Spartacus (Stanley Kubrick, 1960)
78. Rosemary’s Baby (Roman Polanski, 1968)
79. The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 1998)
80. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1943)
81. Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan, 2005)
82. The Great Escape (John Sturges, 1963)
83. Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
84. L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson, 1997)
85. Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986)
86. Carrie (Brian De Palma, 1976)
87. The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese, 1983)
88. Ferris Bueller’s Day off (John Hughes, 1986)
89. Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999)
90. When Harry Met Sally (Rob Reiner, 1989)
91. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (Richard Marquand, 1983)
92. Once Upon a Time in America (Sergio Leone, 1984)
93. Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice, 1973)
94. The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969)
95. Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa, 1961)
96. American Beauty (Sam Mendes, 1999)
97. Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992)
98. North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)
99. Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995)
100. Network (Sidney Lumet, 1976)
101. Raising Arizona (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1987)
102. The Hustler (Robert Rossen, 1961)
103. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)
104. The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir, 1939)
105. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Milos Forman, 1975)
106. A Man for All Seasons (Fred Zinnemann, 1966)
107. An American Werewolf in London (John Landis, 1981)
108. The Tree of Wooden Clogs (Ermanno Olmi, 1978)
109. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958)
110. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)
111. Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982)
112. I Am Cuba (Alexander Payne, 1964)
113. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Adam McKay, 2004)
114. The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
115. Blazing Saddles (Mel Brooks, 1974)
116. Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks, 1959)
117. Miller’s Crossing (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1990)
118. Withnail and I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)
119. The Wages of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1953)
120. The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966)
121. Los Olvidados (Luis Buñuel, 1950)
122. The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987)
123. A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes, 1974)
124. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991)
125. A Bout de souffle (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)
126. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (Sam Peckinpah, 1973)
127. The Sting (George Roy Hill, 1973)
128. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
129. Harvey (Henry Koster, 1950)
130. The Man Who Would Be King (John Huston, 1975)
131. The Last of the Mohicans (Michael Mann, 1992)
132. Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006)
133. Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)
134. Seven (David Fincher, 1995)
135. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)
136. Amadeus (Milos Forman, 1984)
137. Dances with Wolves (Kevin Costner, 1990)
138. Cool Hand Luke (Stuart Rosenberg, 1967)
139. Blow Out (Brian De Palma, 1981)
140. As Good as It Gets (James L. Brooks, 1997)
141. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (David Hand, 1937)
142. Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2000)
143. Cyrano De Bergerac (Jean-Paul Rappeneau, 1991)
144. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
145. Sophie’s Choice (Alan J. Pakula, 1982)
146. Shampoo (Hal Ashby, 1975)
147. Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946)
148. Z (Costa-Gavras, 1969)
149. The Red Shoes (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1948)
150. The French Connection (William Friedkin, 1971)
151. Gladiator (Ridley Scott, 2000)
152. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997)
153. The Innocents (Jack Clayton, 1961)
154. Betty Blue (Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1986)
155. Badlands (Terrence Malick, 1973)
156. Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg, 1998)
157. True Romance (Tony Scott, 1993)
158. Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood, 1992)
159. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
160. Being There (Hal Ashby, 1979)
161. The Year of Living Dangerously (Peter Weir, 1982)
162. A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven, 1984)
163. The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean, 1957)
164. The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
165. Partie de campagne (Jean Renoir, 1936)
166. Goldfinger (Guy Hamilton, 1964)
167. Don’t Look Now (Nic Roeg, 1973)
168. Tootsie (Sydney Pollack, 1982)
169. Viridiana (Luis Buñuel, 1961)
170. La Haine (Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995)
171. Brief Encounter (David Lean, 1945)
172. The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939)
173. Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)
174. Superman the Movie (Richard Donner, 1978)
175. Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998)
176. A Canterbury Tale (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1944)
177. City of God (Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund, 2002)
178. Hellzapoppin’ (H.C. Potter, 1941)
179. Toy Story 2 (John Lasseter, 1999)
180. To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan, 1962)
181. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Russ Meyer, 1970)
182. Performance (Donald Cammell, Nic Roeg, 1970)
183. Le Samourai (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967)
184. Dirty Harry (Don Siegel, 1971)
185. Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick, 1957)
186. United 93 (Paul Greengrass, 2006)
187. The Big Country (William Wyler, 1958)
188. School of Rock (Richard Linklater, 2003)
189. Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman, 1984)
190. Big (Penny Marshall, 1988)
191. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)
192. Eraserhead (David Lynch, 1977)
193. Ed Wood (Tim Burton, 1994)
194. Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948)
195. It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946)
196. Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1999)
197. Point Break (Kathryn Bigelow, 1991)
198. Fargo (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1996)
199. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)
200. Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater, 1995)
201. JFK (Oliver Stone, 1991)
202. The Killer (John Woo, 1989)
203. Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)
204. The Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1935)
205. The Addiction (Abel Ferrara, 1995)
206. The Exorcist (William Friedkin, 1973)
207. The Misfits (John Huston, 1961)
208. The Departed (Martin Scorsese, 2006)
209. Local Hero (Billy Forsyth, 1983)
210. Platoon (Oliver Stone, 1986)
211. Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001)
212. M (Fritz Lang, 1931)
213. Songs from the Second Floor (Roy Andersson, 2000)
214. Army of Shadows (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1969)
215. Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino, 1997)
216. Sunday Bloody Sunday (John Schlesinger, 1971)
217. The Magnificent Seven (John Sturges, 1960)
218. Mr. Hulot’s Holiday (Jacques Tati, 1953)
219. The Outlaw Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood, 1976)
220. Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes, 2002)
221. McCabe & Mrs Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
222. Mother and Son (Aleksandr Sokurov, 1997)
223. Safe (Todd Haynes, 1995)
224. Distant Voices, Still Lives (Terence Davies, 1988)
225. Get Carter (Mike Hodges, 1971)
226. Romeo + Juliet (Baz Luhrmann, 1996)
227. Léon (Luc Besson, 1994)
228. No Country for Old Men (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2007)
229. Festen (Thomas Vinterberg, 1998)
230. Howl’s Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki, 2004)
231. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)
232. Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
233. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Steven Spielberg, 1984)
234. The Bourne Ultimatum (Paul Greengrass, 2007)
235. Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000)
236. Black Narcissus (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1947)
237. Delicatessen (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro, 1991)
238. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
239. Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988)
240. Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis, 1994)
241. Brighton Rock (John Boulting, 1947)
242. King Kong (Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933)
243. Heimat (Edgar Reitz, 1984)
244. Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater, 1993)
245. Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2004)
246. The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940)
247. All That Jazz (Bob Fosse, 1979)
248. Pandora’s Box (Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 1929)
249. My Darling Clementine (John Ford, 1946)
250. Sunrise (F.W. Murnau, 1927)
251. Darling (John Schlesinger, 1965)
252. The Leopard (Luchino Visconti, 1980)
253. First Blood (Ted Kotcheff, 1982)
254. The Verdict (Sidney Lumet, 1982)
255. Ninotchka (Ernst Lubitsch, 1939)
256. Le Quai des brumes (Marcel Carné, 1938)
257. The Black Cat (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1934)
258. The Blues Brothers (John Landis, 1980)
259. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
260. Field of Dreams (Phil Alden Robisnon, 1989)
261. Roman Holiday (William Wyler, 1953)
262. The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola, 1999)
263. Das Boot (Wolfgang Petersen, 1981)
264. American Graffiti (George Lucas, 1973)
265. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg, 2001)
266. Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff, 2001)
267. Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen, 1989)
268. The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock, 1938)
269. A Place in the Sun (George Stevens, 1951)
270. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu, 2005)
271. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (Tim Burton, 1985)
272. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Dario Argento, 1970)
273. The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941)
274. Sin City (Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller, 2005)
275. My Neighbour Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988)
276. Layer Cake (Matthew Vaughn, 2004)
277. On the Town (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, 1949)
278. Carlito’s Way (Brian De Palma, 1993)
279. National Lampoon’s Animal House (John Landis, 1978)
280. Mad Max 2 (George Miller, 1982)
281. Interview with the Vampire (Neil Jordan, 1994)
282. The Godfather Part III (Francis Ford Coppola, 1990)
283. Ran (Akira Kurosawa, 1985)
284. Scarface (Brian De Palma, 1983)
285. Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972)
286. L’avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960)
287. Secrets and Lies (Mike Leigh, 1996)
288. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Robert Zemeckis, 1988)
289. John Carpenter’s The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982)
290. Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)
291. Rocco and His Brothers (Luchino Visconti, 1960)
292. Le belle et la bête (Jean Cocteau, 1946)
293. La maman et la putain (Jean Eustache, 1973)
294. The Red Balloon (Albert Lamorisse, 1956)
295. The Untouchables (Brian De Palma, 1987)
296. All the President’s Men (Alan J. Pakula, 1976)
297. It Happened One Night (Frank Capra, 1934)
298. Le cercle rouge (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1970)
299. The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges, 1942)
300. Sawdust and Tinsel (Ingmar Bergman, 1953)
301. Love and Death (Woody Allen, 1975)
302. The Best Years of Our Lives (William Wyler, 1946)
303. Together (Lukas Moodyson, 2000)
304. Radio Days (Woody Allen, 1987)
305. The Prestige (Christopher Nolan, 2006)
306. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Steven Spielberg, 1989)
307. Midnight Cowboy (John Schlesinger, 1969)
308. The Terminator (James Cameron, 1984)
309. Transformers (Michael Bay, 2007)
310. Gremlins (Joe Dante, 1984)
311. American History X (Tony Kaye, 1998)
312. Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977)
313. Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925)
314. Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick, 1957)
315. Sense and Sensibility (Ang Lee, 1995)
316. Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, 1996)
317. Midnight Run (Martin Brest, 1988)
318. Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940)
319. The Lion King (Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff, 1994)
320. Braveheart (Mel Gibson, 1995)
321. Funny Face (Stanley Donen, 1957)
322. Aladdin (Ron Clements, John Musker, 1992)
323. The Last Seduction (John Dahl, 1994)
324. Lone Star (John Sayles, 1996)
325. Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Quentin Tarantino, 2003)
326. Out of Sight (Steven Soderbergh, 1998)
327. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick, 1993)
328. The Truman Show (Peter Weir, 1998)
329. The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)
330. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (George Lucas, 2005)
331. The Green Mile (Frank Darabont, 1999)
332. The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan, 1999)
333. Grease (Randal Kleiser, 1978)
334. The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles, 1942)
335. The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
336. Titanic (James Cameron, 1997)
337. 300 (Zack Snyder, 2006)
338. Jules et Jim (François Truffaut, 1962)
339. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
340. High and Low (Akira Kurosawa, 1963)
341. The Passenger (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1975)
342. The Gold Rush (Charlie Chaplin, 1925)
343. Monsters, Inc. (Pete Docter, 2001)
344. The Last Waltz (Martin Scorsese, 1978)
345. Fatal Attraction (Adrian Lyne, 1987)
346. Leave Her to Heaven (John M. Stahl, 1945)
347. All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950)
348. Au hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966)
349. Arthur (Steve Gordon, 1981)
350. Planet of the Apes (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1968)
351. Zulu (Cy Endfield, 1964)
352. Unfaithfully Yours (Preston Sturges, 1948)
353. Bugsy Malone (Alan Parker, 1976)
354. Un chien andalou (Luis Buñuel, 1929)
355. Sunshine (Danny Boyle, 2007)
356. Napoléon (Abel Gance, 1927)
357. The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman, 1973)
358. Russian Ark (Aleksandr Sokurov, 2002)
359. The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges, 1941)
360. The Return (Andrei Zvyagintsev, 2003)
361. Clerks (Kevin Smith, 1994)
362. The Elephant Man (David Lynch, 1980)
363. Good Morning, Vietnam (Barry Levinson, 1987)
364. Natural Born Killers (Oliver Stone, 1994)
365. The Bourne Identity (Doug Liman, 2002)
366. Predator (John McTiernan, 1987)
367. Cabaret (Bob Fosse, 1972)
368. Airplane! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, 1980)
369. The Breakfast Club (John Hughes, 1985)
370. Rocky (John G. Avildsen, 1976)
371. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Gore Verbinski, 2003)
372. Army of Darkness (Sam Raimi, 1992)
373. Wall-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)
374. Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, 2007)
375. Four Weddings and a Funeral (Mike Newell, 1994)
376. Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)
377. Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese, 1973)
378. The Goonies (Richard Donner, 1985)
379. Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007)
380. Children of Men (Alfondo Cuarón, 2006)
381. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, 1975)
382. Caché (Michael Haneke, 2005)
383. Serenity (Joss Whedon, 2005)
384. The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch, 1940)
385. Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder, 1951)
386. The Great Silence (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
387. Rain Man (Barry Levinson, 1988)
388. The English Patient (Anthony Minghella, 1996)
389. Election (Alexander Payne, 1999)
390. 2 Days in Paris (Julie Delpy, 2007)
391. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)
392. Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)
393. Garden State (Zach Braff, 2004)
394. Cloverfield (Matt Reeves, 2008)
395. Casino (Martin Scorsese, 1995)
396. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007)
397. Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero, 1968)
398. Killer of Sheep (Charless Burnett, 1977)
399. Greed (Erich von Stroheim, 1924)
400. The Incredibles (Brad Bird, 2004)
401. Batman Returns (Tim Burton, 1992)
402. Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, 2006)
403. Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989)
404. RoboCop (Paul Verhoeven, 1987)
405. Dirty Dancing (Emile Ardolino, 1987)
406. Iron Man (Jon Favreau, 2008)
407. The Jungle Book (Wolfgang Reitherman, 1967)
408. Zelig (Woody Allen, 1983)
409. Men in Black (Barry Sonnenfeld, 1997)
410. A Hard Day’s Night (Richard Lester, 1964)
411. Spider-Man 2 (Sam Raimi, 2004)
412. Heathers (Michael Lehmann, 1989)
413. Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton, 2003)
414. The Double Life of Véronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1991)
415. Dawn of the Dead (George A. Romero, 1978)
416. Bad Taste (Peter Jackson, 1987)
417. Lords of Dogtown (Catherine Hardwicke, 2005)
418. V for Vendetta (James McTeigue, 2005)
419. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978)
420. Jerry Maguire (Cameron Crowe, 1996)
421. Lethal Weapon (Richard Donner, 1987)
422. A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson, 1956)
423. Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino, 2004)
424. To Have and Have Not (Howard Hawks, 1944)
425. Wonder Boys (Curtis Hanson, 2000)
426. Enduring Love (Roger Michell, 2004)
427. Spring in a Small Town (Mu Fei, 1948)
428. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Werner Herzog, 1974)
429. Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968)
430. Big Trouble in Little China (John Carpenter, 1986)
431. Electra Glide in Blue (James William Guercio, 1973)
432. X-Men 2 (Bryan Singer, 2003)
433. Good Will Hunting (Gus Van Sant, 1997)
434. The Cat Concerto (William Hanna, Joseph Barbera, 1947)
435. American Psycho (Mary Harron, 2000)
436. Beauty and the Beast (Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, 1991)
437. Spider-Man (Sam Raimi, 2002)
438. The Lost Boys (Joel Schumacher, 1987)
439. Grosse Pointe Blank (George Armitage, 1997)
440. Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988)
441. Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze, 1999)
442. Atonement (Joe Wright, 2007)
443. Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, 1975)
444. Hairspray (John Waters, 1988)
445. Dumb and Dumber (Peter and Bobby Farrelly, 1994)
446. High Fidelity (Stephen Frears, 2000)
447. Ten (Abbas Kiarostami, 2002)
448. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005)
449. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (George Lucas, 1999)
450. King Kong (Peter Jackson, 2005)
451. Speed (Jan De Bont, 1994)
452. Unbreakable (M. Night Shyamalan, 2000)
453. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Steven Spielberg, 2008)
454. The Bourne Supremacy (Paul Greengrass, 2004)
455. Top Gun (Tony Scott, 1986)
456. 28 Days Later (Danny Boyle, 2002)
457. Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick, 1987)
458. Batman (Tim Burton, 1989)
459. Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa, 1952)
460. Crash (Paul Haggis, 2004)
461. Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978)
462. Dead Man’s Shoes (Shane Meadows, 2004)
463. Juno (Jason Reitman, 2007)
464. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Stanley Donen, 1954)
465. 12 Monkeys (Terry Gilliam, 1995)
466. Snatch (Guy Ritchie, 2000)
467. The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino, 1978)
468. The Crow (Alex Proyas, 1994)
469. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Terry Gilliam, 1998)
470. Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley, 1992)
471. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Alfonso Cuarón, 2004)
472. Le Doulos (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1962)
473. Into the Wild (Sean Penn, 2007)
474. Enter the Dragon (Robert Clouse, 1973)
475. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Gore Verbinski, 2006)
476. Santa Sangre (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1989)
477. Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955)
478. Flesh (Paul Morrissey, 1968)
479. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Norman Z. McLeod, 1947)
480. The Son’s Room (Nanni Moretti, 2001)
481. Topsy-Turvy (Mike Leigh, 1999)
482. Scream (Wes Craven, 1996)
483. The Big Red One (Samuel Fuller, 1980)
484. The Fountain (Darren Aronofsky, 2006)
485. The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973)
486. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Blake Edwards, 1961)
487. Superbad (Greg Mottola, 2007)
488. Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997)
489. Brick (Rian Johnson, 2005)
490. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Tim Burton, 2007)
491. Ben-Hur (William Wyler, 1959)
492. Amores Perros (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2000)
493. In the Company of Men (Neil LaBute, 1997)
494. Sideways (Alexander Payne, 2004)
495. Jailhouse Rock (Richard Thorpe, 1957)
496. Superman Returns (Bryan Singer, 2006)
497. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000)
498. Back to the Future Part II (Robert Zemeckis, 1989)
499. Saw (James Wan, 2004)
500. Ocean’s Eleven (Steven Soderbergh, 2001)

Live Long and Prosper, Trekkies!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Sci Fi Fun Facts

Behind the mask, breathing heavily is Darth Vader. Darth vader is one of the most gripping sci fi characters, that I have encountered on my intergalactic trek of the blogsphere. When Vader's gets mad, his opponents usually experience the wrath of the darkside and die quite horribly. Fans associate the unique Tie Bomber as Vaders starship vehicle of choice. The Ties design is one of gothic evil fully intended to be a terrifying psychological weapon produced to strike fear into enemies hearts by "wailing" and terrorizing them before battle has even begun. Vader's patience for Princess Leia (of the planet Alderaan.) eventually runs out. Leia was put on Darth Vader's torture short list and the dark lord of doom, destroyed her home world for good measure too.

Author JJ Palomo (JJ)

Your skills are no match for the Power of the Dark Side. You will pay the price for your lack of vision. Emperor Palpatine uses his fiery powers in a attempt to destroy Luke Skywalker, while the former Jedi knight now engulfed in darkness stands by and watches until he can bear it no more..... watch the trailer. It doesn't sit well with the heavy breather because Luke spared Vader with mercy. I love this Star Wars scene. Palpatine gets a close up view of the ships reactor shaft. Lol. Notice how Vader struggles with his breathing now that his link with Palpatine and the dark side is severed. The mask comes reveal a shocking, blister ridden, pale faced creature beneath.

Worf begins a relationship with Dax aboard DS9. They fall in love and we get to see a Klingon wedding ceremony for the first time.

Believers Babylon 5 - Vorlon Ambassador Kosh Naranek.
This is a heart rendering episode where a doctor operates on a boy in order to save his life, thus rendering him a soulless demon in the eyes of the boys parents. The terrified boy learns of his fate and tries to escape! His parents even handed him a special "travel robe" used for sacrifices. Poor guy, as General Chang aptly put it in Star Trek the Undiscovered Country. - Parting is such sweet sorrow. -

Ok, ok! Everyone from non-aligned worlds get in line.
Babylon 5 - Zac : War without end

No boom today. Boom tomorrow
There's always a boom tomorrow.
Babylon 5 - Commander S. Ivanova

The universe is run by the complex interweaving of 3
elements; energy, matter & enlightened self interest. -
Babylon 5 - Ambassador G'kar

Just don't give away the home world
Babylon 5 - Londo & G'Kar

It moved faster, I swear. If you see something big with eight legs coming your way. tell me, I have to kill it before it develops language skills. Babylon 5 in 'Sic Transit Vir' -
Londo is attempting to exterminate a rather large bug that has got into his quarters. A beautiful young Centauri, Lyndisty, enters his room. How inconvenient!!!!! Luckily shes Vir's arranged bride. Creepy crawlies on the loose make an impression, especially big ones. My sister freaks out every time. Of course I'm called to the rescue, so I remove the harmless creature and set it free. No need for my ray gun.

I have already been born once & quite sufficiently I think.
Babylon 5 - Ambassador G'kar:
Can not say. Saying, would know. Do not know, so can not say!

Babylon 5 - Zatheris, War Without End Zathrus had a sad life;
Epsilon III is one of Babylon 5 episodes which involves the Great Machine. It reminded me of Spocks Brain although the Great Machine had incredible galactic knowledge whereas the Eymorg's "controller" machine was just common knowledge to the inhabitants of the Sigma Draconis VI planet... and Captain James Tiberius Kirks' Enterprise 1701 crew.

I am endeavoring to construct a pneumatic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins.
Spock was constructing a tricorder, Stardate: 3134.0 which proved vital to the mission.
The City on the Edge of Forever

Scotty: I beamed the whole kit and caboodle over to the Klingon's engine room... where they'll be no Tribble at all. Star Trek TOS - The Trouble With Tribbles.

The Klingon's later viewed Tribbles as a threat to the Klingon home world. They reacted with fury and unforgivably hunted them down. It was hardly one of the great triumphs for the mighty Klingon empire! Poor Tribble critters. Read my post on Tribbles and Klingons! When Tribbles are near, Klingon's have plenty to fear which proved true. These warm furry creatures make good detectives and are good for rooting out Klingon spies!

Excuse me, there is a multi-legged creature crawling up your shoulder.
Spock, A Taste Of Armageddon

Geordi LaForge : 'The laws of physics just went right out the window.
Q : 'And why shouldn't they? They're so inconvenient!
Star Trek TNG - True Q

"Don't tell me, their rubber band broke, right?" Aaaww... don't be mean.....Geordi (performed by LeVar Burton.)The Pakleds want to be smart too and they set their sights on the Chief Engineer of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D, except Geordi doesn't realise the Pakleds are playing cat and mouse with first. Maybe Geordi isn't such a smarty pants after all. The Pakleds want to be strong, want their ship to go faster and look for things...such as.... Geordi actually has to ask. Things like GEORDI!

"Things we need" in other words you! Geordi. Duh! and you beamed over. Who's not so smart now? The Pakleds are smart and funny.
LaForge Samaritan Snare

Data: "I could be chasing an untamed ornithoid without just cause!'
Star Trek TNG - Data's Day

Star Trek Generations: You're dead, Jim.

"Things are only impossible until they're not."
Star Trek TNG - Good one Picard! Q (the Omnipotent one) tries to get Picard to lighten up and stop harping on about duty and honor. Picard can't stand Q's fixation with costumes or Q's quirky sense of humour either.

Troi: 'You spell 'knife' with a 'k'.
Picard: 'I spell 'knife' with an 'n', but then I never could spell.
Star Trek TNG - The Big Goodbye

It's hard to work in a group when you're omnipotent
Star Trek TNG - Q

Q: 'Let us pray for understanding and for compassion.
Picard: 'Let us do no such damn thing. John De Lancie's "Q episodes" are well worth watching. This one is funny because we see Q taking pleasure in nagging Picard, much to the captains irritation.
Star Trek TNG - Hide And Q

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Data: Sensors still show nothing out there.
Geordie: Sure is a damned ugly looking nothing! This is the episode the Enterprise D crew encounter a mysterious space entity called Nagillum. He tried so hard to configure a human face to please the Enterprise carbon based life forms.

No-one was impressed. Nagillums demands on the crew were even more distressing, after it revealed an experiment that involved killing only half the crew. No-one felt obligated to raise their hands. Its an interesting episode in that we get to hear Captain Picard's views on the universe, life after death, where do carbon based life forms go afterwards etc. I love this episode because its so mysterious and spooky.
Star Trek TNG - Where Silence has Lease.

Data: 'I hope I did not do anything unbecoming a Starfleet officer.
Riker: 'Does wrestling a Klingon targ ring a bell?
Data: 'Did I win?
Star trek TNG - The Schizoid Man.

Riker: 'No, the name of my ship is the 'Lollipop'.
Rice: 'I have no knowledge of that ship.
Riker: 'It's just been commissioned. It's a good ship.
Star Trek TNG - The Arsenal Of Freedom, This is an interesting episode because we get to see the Enterprise NCC 1701-D separate and its Geordi La Forge's first time in charge of a starship much to Logan's bitterness.

Dr Bashier: 'Who told you that?
Miles O'Brien: 'You did!

Well who am I to argue with me!! Star trek DS9 - Visions

Miles O'Brien & Miles O'Brien: I hate temporal mechanics !!!
Star trek DS9 - Visions

Kirk: 'Take us out.
Chekov: 'Very good, sir.
Scott: 'Brought a tear to my eye.
Star Trek -

Heres a site with some interesting continuity errors that you can look out for next time star trek is on Tv!

"This is no time to argue about time... We don't have the time." Deanna Troi.
Star Trek The Next Generation - First Contact, Captain Picard's empath, Deanna Troi gets totally wasted in a scene by the time Commander Riker finds her in the bar shack. I mean, why was it necessary for Deanna to get totally skulled out of her head before Zeffram Cochrane revealed who he was?. We soon learn the Bar shack is where rocket man likes to hang out, knocking back the good stuff and chilling out with his music. I find it hard to believe that the counsellor's mind reading abilities failed to detect Zeffram Cochrane true identity. How many times has counsellor Troi given Picard the edge on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-D by revealing the other sides modus of operandi? Congratulations Martina, I never once considered critising your counselling techniques!

"You say history considers me dead. Who am I to argue with history?" Captain Jean Luc Picard's mission involved recruiting Captain James Tiberius Kirk's help (who was stuck in an Energy Nexus, frozen in time) and defeating the mad scientist Dr. Tolian Soran, performed by Malcolm McDowell.
James T. Kirk: Who am I to argue with the Captain of the Enterprise?
Kirk to Picard : Star Trek : Generations.

Star Trek - The Undiscovered Country. Starfleet recalls James Kirk's crew so that the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-A can be decomissioned. I remember, the crew falling silent on the bridge of the Enterprise as Uhura delivered the fatal news. Starfleet's communication stunned Trekkies to their seats that fateful day sending shockwaves sweeping thoughout cinemas worldwide. The phaser blast was certainly a big surprise to everyone with allot of Star Trek fans reacting like they were vaporised in their cinema seats where they sat rooted in agony. I simply couldn't believe my ears. Spocks response was " I believe if I were human my response would be - Go To Hell - if I were human." That settled it. Starfleet be dammed which brought a great end to the human adventure for the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-A.
Chekov: 'Course heading, Captain?
Kirk: 'Second star to the right and straight on till morning.

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