Favorite Astronomy Movie

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Favorite Astronomy Movie
Posted by TeleTaurus7 on Sunday, February 08, 2009 8:05 PM

I was sitting here watching Apollo 13 and thought I'd ask what your favorite Astronomy related movie was? I'm going to keep my opinions to myself, but I'd love to hear your thoughts.

 

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Posted by CloudsBelow on Sunday, February 08, 2009 9:35 PM

 The Right Stuff.

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Posted by cyberpatzer on Monday, February 09, 2009 8:42 AM

Close Encounters of the Third Kind!

 

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Posted by chuck81 on Monday, February 09, 2009 8:52 AM

2001

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Posted by leo731 on Monday, February 09, 2009 11:33 AM

The Right Stuff.

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Posted by zachsdad on Monday, February 09, 2009 12:07 PM

2001 by a landslide for me.

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Posted by stargzr on Monday, February 09, 2009 12:55 PM
Contact
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Posted by Photon_wrangler on Saturday, February 14, 2009 1:30 AM
Well, either Contact or 2001 unfortunately I cannot choose.
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Posted by Primordial on Saturday, February 14, 2009 10:34 AM

Lost in space.

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Posted by stars4life on Saturday, February 14, 2009 12:59 PM

 

When I was a kid… This may have been the one that I enjoyed the most. I seem to remember it as being more and more interesting each time I watched it.

Now-a-days… Contact is #1 with me. I guess it has the best storyline and acting, and a most hopeful approach to the subject of first contact.

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Posted by johnjohnson on Saturday, February 14, 2009 1:27 PM

 Horror in space! Event Horizon.

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Posted by E_Look on Saturday, February 14, 2009 2:14 PM

 Ya gotta aks?

Star Trek movies!  (not all of them, though)

Favorite item from one of those movies?  Stellar Cartography.  They go around... when they're not firing phasers or quantum torpedoes... mapping the universe!  How cool!

I wonder what Data's favorite eyepiece was!  (And don't tell me Borg!)

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Posted by tkerr on Sunday, February 15, 2009 12:17 PM

Forbidden Planet (1956)  A classic, which for the time the special effects were well ahead of their time.
Next I would have to say, Contact (1997) with Jodi Foster.

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Posted by TeleTaurus7 on Sunday, February 15, 2009 5:15 PM

Contact seems to be a very popular one. I'll invest in getting it. Thanks for replies !

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Posted by SYZYGY on Sunday, February 15, 2009 5:37 PM

 The Last Starfighter......no, but seriously.......Star Trek movie...I just thought it was cool that you

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Posted by saberscorpx on Sunday, February 15, 2009 10:18 PM

Barbarella

 

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Posted by Kyle on Monday, February 16, 2009 11:40 AM

 Star Wars, episodes III and VI. I also like Apollo 13, The Right Stuff, Star Trek, and Planet of the Apes (if that counts.)

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Posted by TeleTaurus7 on Monday, February 16, 2009 1:21 PM

Kyle

 Star Wars, episodes III and VI. I also like Apollo 13, The Right Stuff, Star Trek, and Planet of the Apes (if that counts.)

Ahh my favorites!Cool

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Posted by CGRANT on Monday, February 16, 2009 6:24 PM

'The Day the Earth Stood Still'

 The 1951 version.

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Posted by Kyle on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 7:37 PM

I want to see the new Star Trek movie. Looks cool.

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Posted by lookinupinawe on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 8:59 PM

Lots of good picks put forth.  For me, in 1979, I saw Alien - it has remained my favorite Sci-fi and space related movie of all times.

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Posted by Man Amongst Ruins on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 10:42 AM

Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey

and

Brian DePalma's Mission to Mars

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Posted by Karri Ferron on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 12:26 PM

OK, I found this poll to be such a good one that I'm going to promote it to the main poll on Astronomy.com's homepage next week. Of course, I can't use unlimited options, but you guys have thrown out some great ideas.

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Posted by Starwolf on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 3:15 PM

Wow! That's a tough one! I'd have to go with Star Wars (the original) made in '77. Space Battles, explosions, spaceships...

Either that or Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan. Also alot of space battles and explosions but they actually used a nebula to hide in and ambush Khan. (extra points for the original idea). Also, the nebula "seemed" real. Lots of gases, very bright, damaged electrical systems ect....stormy to say the least...

As a runner up...Either Event Horizon or the Black Hole.

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Posted by DaveMitsky on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 6:07 PM

If by an astronomy movie, you mean a film that is based on fact (like Apollo 13 and The Right Stuff, two films about space travel) and not science fiction, I'll have to say my favorite is The Dish, a delightful flick about the Parks Radio Telescope in Australia.  As far as science fiction films go, 2001: A Space Oddyssey is my favorite intellectually but my sentimental favorite is Forbidden Planet.

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Posted by TeleTaurus7 on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 7:09 PM

Karri Ferron

OK, I found this poll to be such a good one that I'm going to promote it to the main poll on Astronomy.com's homepage next week. Of course, I can't use unlimited options, but you guys have thrown out some great ideas.

 Thanks!

Sweet!

DaveMitsky, I mean anything on Astronomy based. Fiction or nofiction. I'd rather be non fiction but both are cool.

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Posted by ASTRONOMYDOMINE on Thursday, February 19, 2009 4:50 PM

Spaceballs!

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Posted by Chevron9 on Thursday, February 19, 2009 5:39 PM

 

Contact! I thought this movie just had a very original plotline to it and the CG was fantastic.

Wonderful movie with a memorable music score as well.

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Posted by pymi on Thursday, February 19, 2009 7:44 PM

The Black Hole (1979)

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Posted by jodoak on Thursday, February 19, 2009 8:12 PM

Sci-Fi would be Dune

Non Sci-Fi would be Apollo 13

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