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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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Babylon 5 (1994-1998) title

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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.


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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Doctor_Who_logo_1973-1980.jpg

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

The pilot to the Babylon 5 - (1994 TV 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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Serenity (2005) art

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http://www.uphe.com/movies/serenity

A unique space-western in the Firefly - (2002 TV show) universe, meant to both stand apart its own film and to conclude the Firefly series.

I don't know that I'd recommend this for people who haven't seen the Firefly TV series, but for those who have seen and liked the series this film becomes mandatory viewing.



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