• Question: What’s your favourite sci-fi movie?

    Asked by anon-323369 on 1 Apr 2022.
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      Patrick Deneny answered on 17 Mar 2022:

      The Martian. As well as being a great film, it depicts a fairly realistic portrayal of how humans might attempt to colonise and survive on Mars. The book by Andy Weir, on which the film is based, is also well worth a read!

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      Luisa Islas answered on 17 Mar 2022:

      My favorite sci-fi movie is “Contact”, which is based on the book written by Carl Sagan. My favorite part of the movie is the ending – so good! It was the first movie that showed me that you can have a career where you can travel and try to find the answer to fundamental questions.

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      Amit Vernekar answered on 18 Mar 2022:


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      Ian McKinley answered on 18 Mar 2022:

      Another difficult question! As I am very old, I can remember being amazed when Star Wars and 2001: a space odyssey were released. Since then the quality of special effects has advanced greatly, but I still like old classics like the original Blade Runner and Alien.

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      Veselina Georgieva answered on 18 Mar 2022:

      I dont like sci-fi movies

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      Mark Ridgill answered on 18 Mar 2022:

      I love SciFi so this is a hard question – probably Blade Runner – based on the excellent book Do Androids dream of electric sheep?

      I do like to turn the lights off and watch Alien though!

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      David Jackson answered on 18 Mar 2022:

      Got to be Star Wars. It was such a change. But Silent Running is a dark horse that is worthy of a watch.

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      Mahoulo Ahouansou answered on 19 Mar 2022:

      I like the genre, but to narrow it down I would say the South African movie District 9.

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      Lesley Howell answered on 20 Mar 2022:

      I don’t really like sci-fi movies so don’t have a favorite. When I was younger we used to watch/read War of the Worlds a lot as it was my Nan’s favorite – I took her to see it in the cinema when the remake was released.

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      Richa Sharma answered on 21 Mar 2022:

      Hard to pick from: War of the Worlds, Minority Report, Jurassic Park and some recent space movies such as Arrival, Interstellar….that’s not just one, is it?

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      Ioanna Maria Pateli answered on 21 Mar 2022:

      Star Wars (A new hope and revenge of the Sith) and Interstellar !! I love all of them!

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      Charlay Wood answered on 22 Mar 2022:

      My favourite is Gattaca. It’s a movie from the 90s, but it is all about genetic engineering and changing our DNA to make us superhumans!

      I also second Luisa’s favourite movie – Contact. It’s about space and searching for aliens.

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      Andrew Parrott answered on 22 Mar 2022:

      I like lots of Sci-Fi films and most have already been mentioned. Gattaca, Alien, Blade Runner, Moon (mainly for sound track) are some of my favourites – not sure I can choose just the one.

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      Stephen Doughty answered on 23 Mar 2022:

      I do enjoy The Martian for its scientific accuracy but I also work in computer visualisation and so Gravity is an immensely good film for it’s computer-generated rendering (i.e picture quality).

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      TJ Preston answered on 30 Mar 2022:


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      Fiona Fotherby answered on 1 Apr 2022:

      I liked The Fly when I was little (it was an 80s remake of an older black and white movie|).