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Futureworld - (1976 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074559/

After a disaster, a pleasure theme park re-opens with a new population of robots.

Although this one has held up well, it does show its age. It's still spectacularly well-made, and especially well-written.



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The Ice Pirates - (1984 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087451/

In the far future, the scarcity of water prompts pirates to steal ice, but they are swept up into a rebellion.

Swashbuckling-and-blasters, this movie is cheezy without being funny. I think it has some cult following merely because there wasn't much of interest back then, and this style of movie was popular for reasons outside of quality entertainment. This is like some sort of movie version of shitposting.

Absolutely not recommended, as it doesn't tick any boxes outside of nostalgia.



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Approaching the Unknown (2016) poster

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https://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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Babylon 5 - (1994 show) 01

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https://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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https://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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https://www.foxmovies.com/movies/the-martian
https://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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Doctor_Who_logo_1973-1980.jpg

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006q2x0

Though I had seen a few episodes from earlier, I'm now watching since the 2005 reboot.

Babylon 5 - The Gathering - (1993 movie) dvd cover

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106336/

The pilot to the Babylon 5 - (1994 show) TV show.

This is the first item to view in the Babylon 5 viewing order.

  • Properly titled Babylon 5: The Gathering



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