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Approaching the Unknown (2016) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2674430/

A guy who builds the technology to turn dirt into water goes to Mars, and even though he knows the ship better than anyone else, somehow, he has trouble on the way.

A patient, somewhat interesting movie. Worth watching if you're into such things, but definitely not if you're new to this style.

I watched the whole thing, and don't really regret it, but I wouldn't categorize this as anywhere near awesome.



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Crusade (1999) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0149437/

This series is complete shit and should not be watched!

If you do watch this, you masochistic bastard, then..

  1. IMPORTANT - Watch Babylon 5 (1994-1998) according to Babylon 5 viewing order until the mention of Crusade.
  2. Choose to not watch Crusade.
  3. Watch Crusade its proper order, probably.

    • My notes may or may not be in any order, as my sanity was in question at the time.
  4. Regret having watched Crusade.
  5. Remember that I warned you.



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Babylon 5 (1994-1998) title

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105946/

Upon contact with aliens, humans set up a space station to promote ambassadorial relations among species.

Easily among the best television I've seen. Everything about this series is phenomenal: acting, stories, sets, etc. Unfortunately, the graphics do appear dated in places, but it otherwise holds up very well.

Mandatory viewing.



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Spaceballs (1987) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094012/

Primarily a parody the original Star Wars trilogy.

It technically holds up well, but there are references which wouldn't make sense to a younger person. Bits and pieces feel old, but a surprising amount of it doesn't. All in all, I can see why it was a cult classic, but it's almost entirely boring to me. 1980s comedy has a specific flavour which is really simplistic and underwhelming out of context.

Recommended as a one-off watch for those who have seen and appreciated other bubblegum 1980s comedies. Otherwise, pass on this.



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The Martian (2015) poster

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http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/the-martian
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3659388/

Thought dead, an astronaut is left behind on Mars and desperately tries to stay alive and communicate with home.

Not exactly in the caliber of so many other science fiction films, but it's lighthearted and generally decent.



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Futurama (1999-2013) logo

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http://www.cc.com/shows/futurama

A failure of a delivery boy is frozen for a thousand years, where in the year 3,000 he's an interstellar delivery boy who continues to fail a lot.

A hilarious and intelligent show, with many subtleties. Watch an episode or three, and if you're interested then you'll enjoy the rest. Highly recommended.

I watched a couple of seasons before my interest petered out. I want to do other things with my time.



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Doctor Who (2005-) image

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007vvcq
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0436992/

The last of a powerful race tours time and space, regularly ending up in trouble.

Playful fun. Occasionally attempts to glide past some significant issues with time travel but is generally bubblegum. Doesn't take itself too seriously. Recommended.

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