I recently got diagnosed with sleep apnea and now got my mask to help me get restful sleep again. And shortly after that, I had a three-week vacation coming up (I’m in it now). Since I knew this was gonna be a staycation (money, sigh),; and to test my newly-re-found energy and clarity of mind, I decided to do something creative and fun: I’d watch one science-fiction film every day of my vacation and write a non-review. So I asked around on Twitter for recommendations and watched some Topxx lists on YouTube. The list below is the result. And yes, it contains more than 21 movies. Maybe I’ll skip some or can’t find some. I don’t know yet.
How is this gonna work?
After watching a movie, I’ll write down my thoughts on it. There is no fixed length or format or questions. But I’ll try to summarize my thoughts / feelings for each movie in one sentence and in a haiku.
If a film in the list has a link, I’ve already written about it. If not, then not.
|Movie Name||Released in||Have I seen it before?||Have I heard about it before?|
|2001||1968||Yes. German dub.||Yes.|
|2010||1984||Yes. German dub
Can’t remember much.
|5th Element||1997||Yes. In German and
|Barbarella||1968||Yes. In German, I think.||Yes.|
|Bladerunner||1982||No.||Yes, I’ve read the book in the German translation.|
|Brazil||1985||Yes, in German.||Yes.|
|Contact||1997||No.||Yes. I’ve read the book in the German translation.|
|Dark City||1998||No.||I don’t think so.|
|Dark Star||1974||Yes, in German.||Yes.|
|Death Race 2000||1975||No.||Not sure. I know I’ve seen the 2008 remake.|
|Flash Gordon||1980||Yes. In German and in English.||Yes.|
|Forbidden Planet||1956||Yes. Not sure about the language.||Yes.|
|Galaxy Quest||1999||Yes. In German.||Yes.|
|Ghost In The Shell||1995||Yes. In German and in English.||Yes. I’ve seen all the Ghost in the Shell movies – animated and live-action.|
|Metropolis||1927||Bits and pieces.||Yes. And I saw the anime not-remake from 2001.|
|Planet of the Apes||2001||No.||Yes. And I’ve seen the original in German as a kid or young teenager.|
|Safety Not Guaranteed||2012||No.||No.|
|Serenity||2005||Yes. In German and English.||Yes. Seen Firefly. Read some of the comics. Read the novelization. Had the role-playing game.|
|Solaris||1972||I don’t think so.||Yes. I might have read the novel or started to read it. Not sure.|
|Soylent Green||1973||Not sure. Maybe in German as a kid.||Yes.|
|Spaceballs||1987||Yes. In German.||Yes.|
|Stargate||1994||Yes. In German.||Yes. And watched Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis.|
|Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Skynet Edition||1991||Yes. The theatrical in German. And maybe in English.||Yes.|
|The Day The Earth Stood Still||1951||I think so. In German as a kid. Can’t remember much.||Yes.|
|The Martian||2015||No.||Yes. Read the German translation of the book.|
|They Live||1988||Yes. In German as a teenager.||Yes.|
|Tron||1982||Yes. In English and in German.||Yes. Also seen the sequel and the animated series.|
|Valerian||2017||Yes.||Yes. Read the German translation of the comics.|
What do you think? Is there a movie missing from the list? Or one on there that does not belong? Let us know in the comments.
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