|2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Weird, wonderful and beautiful epic from Stanley Kubrick. A must see for any sci-fi aficionado.Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.
The Thing (1982)
A favourite director of ours John Carpenter (did anyone say Escape from New York?) delivers as always in this classic remake.A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who’s human and who’s not before it’s too late.
Space: 1999 (1975)
Is there anything more exciting on the moon than this? A classic series from the ‘70s.
The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.
Battlestar Galactica (1978 and more)
Originally created by legend Glen A. Larson*, there are so many incarnations of this wonderful franchise so we’ll just list the original movie but you’ll thank us for encouraging you to explore the entire Battlestar Galactica universe.
After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet in a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth.
* Battlestar Galactica, Alias Smith & Jones, Knight Rider, Magnum P.I. to mention just a few –http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0488991/?ref_=tt_ov_wr
THE sci-fi movie and likely Ridley Scott’s and Harrison Ford’s masterpiece.
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. Based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Does Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, and yes sometimes it’s worth picking up a book.
The movie also includes what has become one of the most classic quotes in movie history:
“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain… Time to die.”
Timeless and thought provoking movie about a genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.
Claustrophobic space thriller that unnerves even the most avid sci-fi enthusiast.
A pair of crew members aboard a spaceship wake up with no knowledge of their mission or their identities.
Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie) delivers.
In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
Pitch Black (2000)
Vin Diesel (almost) never disappoints and definitely not in this prequel to now classic The Chronicles of Riddick.
A commercial transport ship and its crew are marooned on a planet full of bloodthirsty creatures that only come out to feast at night. But then, they learn that a month-long eclipse is about to occur. *shiver*
So there you are, enough of inspirational movies to keep your trembling little heart still until the release of Prey om May 5th.