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What made you a Science Fiction fan?
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MemberTrilobiteSep-11-2018 8:06 PM

Lots of stuff out there both cinema and literature. For me, it was Star Trek TOS. Sure, there was Twilight Zone and Outer Limits, but ST cemented it.

Since then, we have tons of sci fi- really excellent stuff too! mean.....what was your first? You never forget your first, right?

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MemberXenomorphSep-11-2018 10:38 PM

For me it was Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, then Star Trek: The Next Generation. I ended up being an Alien not a Star Wars fan.

Of the books: Ray Bradbury with Martian Chronicles  (he is still my favourite writer today) and J. Allen Hynek with The Hynek UFO Report 

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MemberTrilobiteSep-11-2018 10:51 PM

I never read the Martian Chronicles but have heard it name dropped several times. For literature, short stories were and are cool. Asimov was probably the best- the plot, story telling and hard science were all there. 


MemberXenomorphSep-12-2018 12:01 AM

It's like Covenant could have been if Oram did not stop by Planet 4 but carry on with the colonisation of Origae 6, where the ruins of an alien civilization are found. No android on board either.

It should be on any sci-fi fan bucket list.

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MemberTrilobiteSep-12-2018 12:11 AM

daliens Good point. Sci Fi seems to include AI in general and for good reason since AI is a big part of our real world. That said, it would be interesting to see sci fi go with more human elements- Black Mirror is a good recent example imo.

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MemberChestbursterSep-12-2018 1:09 AM

I love technology and I love the imagination that people have when writing sci-fi movies and, in some cases, novels.  It's just interesting to see what the future could be like.  I like the realistic sci-fi movies, which is what I think drew me to the ALIEN franchise.  I always thought when I was younger that ALIEN took place in the future.  Basically, after the event in the movie takes place in our realities timeline, it would be in the history books.  ALIEN just seemed to be so realistic while trying to portray the future.

I like to keep up with what NASA, so I'm just interested in space too.

In short, I love the creativity that is shown in sci-fi movies when the writers try and depict what the future could be like.  The more realistic, the better.

The first sci-fi I remember watching is Star-Trek.  I also remember reading some books when I was real little that had the main character as an alien with anger issues.  I also remember loving the sci-fi of ALIEN, yet having a hard time watching the horror flick.

I really can't remember what got me starting to love what I do love about sci-fi movies though.


I would also like to add that I loved watching the original Star Wars trilogy.  My parents recorded them on VHS and I just watched them over and over again as my parents tell me.

I remember in the Empire Strikes Back that there was a static line that would pop up at the same spot every time I watched it.  Eventually, when a friend of my bought the trilogy, I watch it with him.  At the static line scene, my mind when in completely shock when I didn't see that line there.  It was pretty upsetting actually since I got so used to seeing that line.  I knew exactly when it would show up.


MemberPraetorianSep-12-2018 4:02 AM

I can’t imagine my life without Sci-fi. Some of my earliest reads were Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr & classic Lovecraft, most notably, At The Mountains of Madness.

TV shows I loved were Lost In Space, Land of The Giants, Star Trek, Doctor Who & Blake’s 7. More recent favourites include The X-Files, The Strain & The Walking Dead.

Can’t remember how old I was when I first viewed Forbidden Planet, probably 4 or 5, anyway it was instant love! Same with the original Planet of The Apes, it blew my tiny, young mind!

Robby The Robot appeared in two episodes of Lost In Space, my two favourite old clunky robots together, it was bliss! Robby & Robot B-9 were both designed by Robert Kinoshita, no wonder I loved them both! 

I saw loads of old Sci-fi movies at Saturday matinees at my local Cinema. Including lots of 60’s Japanese stuff, and Godzilla. 

A L I E N is the one which had my synapses firing like never before. Its brilliant combination of people & elements really hit home with me. A Sci-fi-horror-heavy metal-grundgy hybrid, which paid homage to classic oldies & had an amazing roster of some of my favourite artists on board. Moebius, Giger, Foss, Cobb etc. O’Bannon & Ridley pulled all of that together & Ridley added a layer of claustrophobic realism. It was a Lovecraftian nightmare come to fruition, but what a beautiful nightmare!

Thanks dk you've provided me with an excuse to reminisce! 


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MemberNeomorphSep-12-2018 8:42 AM

I like to think about what is versus what could possibly be. I am interested in science in general, both different areas of it and the history. My father probably encouraged me to keep an interest in it plus I am also a curious person. Science fiction is a what is versus what could be so that is what makes me interested in it. I like to read sci-fi books (Asimov is a good author but there are many of them) and watch movies about it.

As long as people wonder about what could possibly be that is as long as science fiction will be around even though it will probably change in popularity during different periods in history.


MemberPraetorianSep-12-2018 4:17 PM

Jurassic Park (technically a sci-fi), then Star Wars: A New Hope, then Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, and of coarse ALIEN.


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MemberPraetorianSep-12-2018 5:04 PM

^The first two got me into sci-fi.

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MemberChestbursterSep-12-2018 8:00 PM

My interest into the science-fiction genre initially began with the Crysis video game series developed by Crytek, boosted further with Guerrilla Games' Killzone video game series, and peaked with Bioware's Mass Effect video game series. All three are amazingly wonderful and highly enjoyable in my opinion, but that is how it came about for me.


MemberTrilobiteSep-12-2018 8:28 PM

It is interesting to hear about what grabbed people into being sci fi fans. Indeed, video games may have started that interest as far back as Space Invaders, Tempest and Asteroids. Mass Effect, Crysis, Half Life, Portal et all certainly have sci fi street cred.


MemberPraetorianSep-14-2018 1:47 PM

Ooooh I love Half-Life



ModeratorPraetorianSep-14-2018 3:06 PM

Definitely the original Predator! 

Does anyone remember the Nemesis films? 



MemberTrilobiteSep-14-2018 3:32 PM

I only know Star Trek Nemesis and Resident Evil Nemesis.


ModeratorPraetorianSep-14-2018 6:43 PM

They were a dodgy knock-off of Terminator, with Pre-Matrix type cyberpunk gun battles

You can watch the full first movie on youtube for free


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MemberPraetorianSep-16-2018 12:16 PM

For movies, it was definitely Jurassic Park. Later on I discovered Alien, Predator, and Godzilla. 

First science fiction video game I really enjoyed (outside of Jurassic Park) is definitely the Halo series.


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MemberPraetorianSep-16-2018 10:34 PM

I love the Predator series. As I started watching more of "traditional" sci-fi like Alien, Predator, Terminator, Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate, and Battlestar Galactica. I realized how Alien and Predator were the best out of the "traditional" sci-fi bunch. Also I later started hating Star Trek, Stargate, and Battlestar Galactica since they felt kind of lazy in comparison.

Well not every alien or predator movie is perfect but i'm a sucker for unique alien designs and not a huge fan of "i'm alien because I have special powers yet I look either a rubber foreheaded human or just a plain human"


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MemberPraetorianSep-20-2018 5:06 PM

As for video games, there's not much that got me into sci-fi.

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