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What made you a sci fi fan?

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MemberTrilobiteMay-05-2017 7:38 PM

It could be a movie, TV series/episode, book, comic.

I would have to say Star Trek TOS back in the mid 70s/early 80s when it was a summer ritual every night at 7pm.

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MemberPraetorianMay-05-2017 7:42 PM

No idea lol.I'd say Probably Star Trek.Growing up we owned those on VHS not star wars.That and long time love of Aliens

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MemberNeomorphMay-05-2017 7:49 PM

Probably Ray Bradbury. And TV series like the original Star Trek and Space:1999


MemberTrilobiteMay-05-2017 7:50 PM

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Some people like threads like these and they are a way people can stay engaged while avoiding spoilers.

That said- Godzilla and Creature Feature were always great but for whatever reason as a little kid I didn't consider them Sci Fi.


MemberOvomorphMay-05-2017 7:51 PM

For me it went aliens, star wars, stargate, STNG, and event horizon. A smattering of terminators, predators, and Bab5 started me off. I'm pleased to have been alive when scifi wasn't in large part commercialized and uneventful. Those were all starting points, but it was cemented when I watched an STS launch in FL. Pursuit of truth in motion to a devastatingly surreal effect.


MemberPraetorianMay-05-2017 7:57 PM

Ive always loved science ...stuff like quantum physics, robotics, time, space and biology, also makeup effects ..but cinematically these shows and side films influenced me: metropolis,Twilight zone, the outer limits, star trek show, Heavy Metal, the black hole, quantum leap, V, alien nation, solar babies, the blob, space camp, morons in space, dr.who, Flash Gordon, Buckaroo Banzai, Android, critters, flight of the navigator, explorers, enemy mine, night of the creeps, Barbarella, firestarter, monster in my closet, the last star fighter, close encounters, runaway, logans run, the thing, starman, innerspace, lost in space, the brother from another planet so so many others... this is all before the canon stuff that i love so much lol



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MemberChestbursterMay-05-2017 8:03 PM

That's a tough one. When I was a kid there weren't that many TV-channels here. Not mentioning the eastern german propaganda channels. I guess that'd be Star Wars then. I always wanted a X-Wing toy and never got one. Partly coz I didn't know the name. ;) 

And there was the Captain Future anime. Probly less known around here.

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MemberChestbursterMay-06-2017 8:40 AM

Always been fascinated with space. Wanted to be an astronaut and had a telescope from age 5 and was drawn to ANYTHING "space" oriented, so that made me want to see ANY film/tv show that had to do with the same: Star Trek TV series, Cosmos on tv, of course Star Wars and Alien were huge. Strangely, didn't discover Kubrik's work until much later.


MemberFacehuggerMay-06-2017 9:32 AM

I've been into SF since before I could read. One of my first favorite movies was E.T.; I must've been two or three years old. Also, I grew up on Star Trek TNG in my early childhood, and DS9 in my later childhood. Combine that with the fact that I was obsessed with dinosaurs/paleontology thanks to JURASSIC PARK (thank you, Mr. Spielberg for a wonderful childhood!); I can honestly say I've been a SF nerd all my life. Many of my favorite books when I was a kid had a SF bent too... In my teens I read mostly nonfiction /scientific books though. Didn't get back into fiction (SF or otherwise) until I was an undergrad.


MemberFacehuggerMay-06-2017 9:59 AM

As a kid I would like getting up early on a Saturday morning and love watching series like Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and lots of sci fi re runs of 60’s series. Then of course you had stuff like Thunderbirds, Dr Who, The Invaders, UFO, and Blake’s 7 . I think Gerry Anderson has a lot to answer for, for creating a generation of sci-fi fans along with Gene Roddenberry of course. I think there are certain pivotal films like Star Wars and Close Encounters which made sci-fi more acceptable in the mainstream. Out of the older movies I think Forbidden Planet has to be an all time favourite of mine, with the original black and white version of The day the Earth Stood Still. It’s hard to really say what captured my attention from an early age, but I think it is my interest in science and gadgets and stuff with lots of lights and wires and buttons.


MemberFacehuggerMay-07-2017 1:23 AM

Growing up with all the SciFi/Horror movies and shows - star trek, cpt. Scarlet, space 1999, then star wars & alien launched me into the stratosphere.

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