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Robot Jox was a chessy good flick. There wouldn't be G-Gundam if RJ wasn't made.

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Ice Pirates. Wow, that takes me back. I'm amazed that so many people have seen it. The only part that I really remember was the scene where the guy is on that converor belt or something and there's that stupid looking set of metal jaws at the end. That was funny.

Ooooo, does anybody remember the TV series "Other Earth"? Twas crappy.

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Ice Pirates. Wow, that takes me back. I'm amazed that so many people have seen it. The only part that I really remember was the scene where the guy is on that converor belt or something and there's that stupid looking set of metal jaws at the end. That was funny.

Ooooo, does anybody remember the TV series "Other Earth"? Twas crappy.

:lol::lol: wasnt that the space herpes :p ick

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Just curious as to what other peoople find to be the worst of the worst in the SF film genre. My picks:

My runner up is Battle Beyond the Stars. Seven Samurai is a brilliant film. The Magnificent Seven not only manages to remake the original in a different setting, but it's a classic in its own right. If the story works in medieval Japan and the American West, you'd think it'd work great in space, right? Wrong. The film comes across as trite and cliche ridden. The re-used props and the bad acting don't help much.

Worst ever: Silent Running. Not only is this film depressing and silly at the same time, it's outright boring! I have never been able to stomach the entirety of this film in one sitting. I always have to get up part-way through and come back to it later. I'd rather put a bullet in my brain than watch this steaming pile of feces again.

So, let's here your nominations (and feel free to disagree with mine, though I doubt either will have very many defenders).

I saw a bit of this on a Saturday B-Movie matinee once. John Boy as Shad. Man that was too funny.

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Anybody Mention FF "The Spirit within" yet??

if there is one thing I absoposilutly hate, it's a movie with a

discovery-channel message

It wasn't all bad, but the ending and the FF name seriously screw it up

12 Monkeys

They ruined the movie the moment we see the first flashback of Bruce Willis being shot

"oh,..so he's responsible for it,..one way or the other,... and we see he won't break the paradox,...turn it off!"

Lost in Space

I'd expect this kind of crap from Disney

...I hope they stay lost beyond the reach of ANY camera

all those bloody Marvel releases lately, crap how many times will they rehash the moment those dorks get their power

Every idiot already knows this, how about something New and Fresh as a story?

....lets hope I forgot the worst, cause I'm sure deeeeeep down in this mentally disturbed

brain, there must be some hidden memory of something much more.... :blink:

Edit

I see we can consider Battlefield Earth the #1 worst Sci-Fi movie Ever!!!

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I second the 8 Legged Freaks nomination. The only thing that made it bearable is the CG. Other than that, I want back my ticket money and the time spent.

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Forgot a couple....

Universal Soldier

...

The first one wasn't terrible... "im all ears" :lol:

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12 Monkeys

They ruined the movie the moment we see the first flashback of Bruce Willis being shot

"oh,..so he's responsible for it,..one way or the other,... and we see he won't break the paradox,...turn it off!"

WOAH! You don't mess with Gilliam's 12 Monkeys!

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WOAH! You don't mess with Gilliam's 12 Monkeys!

Yes I do

12 monkeys was wrapped up in 12 minutes

no suspense, no action, no show ;)

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12 Monkeys

They ruined the movie the moment we see the first flashback of Bruce Willis being shot

"oh,..so he's responsible for it,..one way or the other,... and we see he won't break the paradox,...turn it off!"

WOAH! You don't mess with Gilliam's 12 Monkeys!

Exactly. Not everyone can appreciate Gilliam's strange visions but you should at least give him some credit for imagination and creativity. If 12 Monkeys is the worst film you have ever seen, then you just haven't seen that many movies. I make it a point to only see movies I know I will like but once in a while I get burned.

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Far worse things out there? Here's one...

It....it had Bruce Campbell in it. That's gotta count for something, right?

LOL! I'm sure he really didn't want it to turn out that way. :D

Still the movie was watchable until his character got killed.

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Exactly. Not everyone can appreciate Gilliam's strange visions but you should at least give him some credit for imagination and creativity. If 12 Monkeys is the worst film you have ever seen, then you just haven't seen that many movies. I make it a point to only see movies I know I will like but once in a while I get burned.

I guess tastes differ

It bored the hell out of me, and although the plot had originality, it was too easy to

guess how the story progressed

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Dunno, only saw half of Battlefield Earth, but learning a bunch of savages to fly 1,000 years old(!) fighter jets in a short time... Come on!!! It's one big Scientology propaganda flick. I heard that part 2 is in the planning/making... Noooo! :ph34r:

But another runner up is Wing Commander. The cats didn't look like the cats; more like mutant hamsters, story sucks, physics are laughable (tractor pushes wrecked Terran fighter with dead body(!) off the Tiger's Claw and... falls!!!! In space!!!! :lol:) and the acting.. let's not talk about that..

"I'm a Pilgrim!"

Yeah, a pilgrim of bad sci-fi movies. Just stick to bubblegum teenflicks, Freddie. <_<

-edit: "The Imposter", uses scenes AND uniforms from Starship Troopers which was slighly a better movie and much more entertaining than this imposter. Though ST was very illogical in battle strategy. Just nuke the planet and fly in wide formations rather than packing the battlecruisers (which didn't even fired a shot!).

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2001: A Space Odyssey.

It turns out it was the king of all bad sci-fi films, indeed of all bad movie-kind. Their lord. The single template from which all other bad films were wrought.

:rolleyes:

How do you figure that one?

When the most exciting part of the whole movie is a monkey smashing things with a bone.

Lets also not forget the repair scene...

*shudder*

One of Kubrick's darkest hours. Then again, I don't like Kubrick. That said, I'd rather watch Robot Jox 3 times in a row than 2001 once.

Hehe, the trailers on Robot Jox are the best.

The Arena.... I wanna see that movie just so I can see how that guy's head catches on fire. "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!"

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My votes for worst Sci-Fi movies of all time:

Made in the last ten years or so

- Battlefield Earth

- Godzilla (the American one with femme boy Mathew Broderick)

- The Core

- Armageddon

- Lost in Space

Made in the '80s and back

- Mutants on the Bounty

- Vindicator

- Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

- Metalstorm: the Destruction of Jared Syn

- Saturn 3

- Outland

I can probably think of more after a while but these are the ones that you just want to kick the entire cast, crew and front office in the piece for... I mean really, really hurt the people that made these movies.

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Far worse things out there? Here's one...

It....it had Bruce Campbell in it. That's gotta count for something, right?

Did you see the new Campell movie, Bubba Ho-Tep? It sucked the cum out of a dead hooker's ass.

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Comments on previous nominations...

Lost in Space--yes, it deserves the nomination. But I think it's ultimately merely a crappy phoned-in Hollywood adaptation. It doesn't have the exploitative expectations-shattering quality of a Phantom Menace. Plus, the wacked-out alternate dimension at the end was kind of interesting.

Godzilla--ditto. It gets additional badness marks for ripping off King Kong (the remake), but the monster itself wasn't badly done, if you could tolerate the fact that they deliberately abandoned the beloved original design.

12 Monkeys, 2001--Two of my favorite movies.

Saturn 3--Yes, that is real awfulness.

Outland--You gotta be kidding. A dark, dark, High Noon in a hard SF setting--worked for me.

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How do you figure that one?

When the most exciting part of the whole movie is a monkey smashing things with a bone.

Lets also not forget the repair scene...

*shudder*

Would it have been better if there'd been some explosions? Or maybe a car chase? A hovercar chase?

Or maybe the astronauts should have worn black leather coats and sunglasses?

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Hmmm... good question...

In no particular order:

Star Trek V: Shatner's Ego Trip. The film was a poorly-written muddle that mixes liberal cheap gags (such as Scotty saying "Ach, I ken this ship like the back o' me hand..." just before cold-cocking himself by running into a pipe -- like we haven't seen that one fifty times over?) with a hackneyed plot that has the Enterprise crew taken over by cultists with all the brains of a rutabaga. Sybock was a weak villain -- in fact he seemed more like a road-show cult leader who got what Jim Jones should have got. It's just lucky for the franchise that this turkey was butressed by the excellent Star Treks IV and VI.

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone. It's a hentai film in disguise about a tentacl--I'm sorry -- walking junk heap played by Michael Ironside (Warning bells going off yet? :p ) who has turned an entire planet into his own personal harem. When three comely astronettes (all of whom act like their brains were affected by explosive decompression on the way down) crash land on the planet, guess who has an eye for them? (Fanboys: This is a PG picture.) Peter Strauss (whose most prominent credit is "Biker Mice From Mars") is sent down to rescue the trio from Overdog (M.I.'s character), but runs into Molly Ringwald (! :blink: !) who plays a post-apocalyptic street urchin. The two don't like each other. Here's a sample of the subtle dialogue that the writer used to convey this:

Wolff (Peter Strauss): What the hell are you?

Nicki (Molly Ringwald): What do you think I am, you scrawny earthbag? I'm a woman!

(It doesn't help that Strauss has only one note in his performance -- smug Terran smart-ass)

The two travel around in Strauss' 1983 POS that looks like a post-Mad-Max SUV until they confront Overdog and his overly creepy crew. They argue. Ringwald spouts bizarre P.A.S.U. slang that's supposed to make her sound futuristic but instead makes us wonder if she was gunning for Ally Sheedy's role in The Breakfast Club. By the time she's finally thrown into a deathtrap maze by Overdog at the end of the film, you're rooting for the maze. In short, you want a cheesy, good 80's sci-fi B-movie? Watch Buckaroo Banzai.

Star Wars Christmas Special. Six words: Ten Minutes of Unsubtitled Wookie Dialogue. Two More Words: Jefferson Airplane. Seven more words: Poor Art Carney, Roped Into This Turkey. Three More Words: Carrie Fisher Sings! (add on to that: Where's The Puke Smiley When I Need It?) Two More Words: Bea Arthur! Only Good Thing? Boba Fett!

The Final Sacrifice. If all of the other sacrifices were this bad, I'm glad this is the final one. A genuine piece of Canadian Cheese (just to remind us that the country did, indeed, give us Celine Dion :p ), the plot of the film revolved around a whiny kid whom even I'd beat up for his lunch money trying to escape from a cult that is inexplicably made up solely of Mexican Lucha wrestlers. The rest of the plot is so thin that explaining it would cause a rift in the space-time continuum. In short, there were two saving graces in the movie: One, it was on MST3K, therefore I had the benefit of some good zingers from the Satellite's crew, and Two, I got a good laugh out of the name "Rowsdower."

Avalon. Love Mamoru Oshii's work, hate this film. It's a boring, self-important muddle that ends up being "A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." And it's in Polish! How boring? I think they could have done, for instance, without the five-minute "Work-tube-home-lather-rinse-repeat" sequence. By the time we actually have Ash (Not that Ash. And not that one either! :p) open up a can of whup-ass on something, the audience is already asleep. I guess there's supposed to be allusions to the Arthurian cycle in there, but then again there could be allusions to the Matrix (which hadn't been made by then) in there. Nice special effects, though, especially when the VR tanks get destroyed. And I will admit that behemoth helicopter was a CG tour-de-force. But good CG ain't going to save this mess.

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2001: A Space Odyssey.

It turns out it was the king of all bad sci-fi films, indeed of all bad movie-kind. Their lord. The single template from which all other bad films were wrought.

:rolleyes:

How do you figure that one?

When the most exciting part of the whole movie is a monkey smashing things with a bone.

Lets also not forget the repair scene...

*shudder*

One of Kubrick's darkest hours. Then again, I don't like Kubrick. That said, I'd rather watch Robot Jox 3 times in a row than 2001 once.

Hehe, the trailers on Robot Jox are the best.

The Arena.... I wanna see that movie just so I can see how that guy's head catches on fire. "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!"

dang, I feel sorry for you, missing the message on such a fantastic movie.

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Outland--You gotta be kidding. A dark, dark, High Noon in a hard SF setting--worked for me.

Outland puts me to sleep faster than Niquil with Sudafed. It is a boring, boring movie in which very little actually happens. It's long on "space western drama" and short on "space action". Outside of Zardoz, Outland is Sean Connery's worst movie ever. Yes, Zardoz is worse than Highlander 2.

Edit: Does Olivia Newton John's Xanadu qualify as sci-fi? If so then put that at the top of my list. (For those that have not seen it image Starlight Express just more "alternative lifestyle" and more stupid)

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Outside of Zardoz, Outland is Sean Connery's worst movie ever. Yes, Zardoz is worse than Highlander 2.

Really? Even worse than the Avengers remake?

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Just nuke the planet and fly in wide formations rather than packing the battlecruisers (which didn't even fired a shot!).

Those ships are troop transports not battlecruisers or even destroyers.

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Really? Even worse than the Avengers remake?

Yes. Zardoz is one of the worst movies I have ever seen... but I still dislike Outland more than it.

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Two More Words: Jefferson Airplane.

Correction: Jefferson Starship. And don't tell me you didn't cheer when that Eeeevil Imperial with the porno moustache tore the head off Lumpy's stuffed bantha. That little wookie bastard had it comming.

Yes. Zardoz is one of the worst movies I have ever seen...

I have a Zardoz avatar somwhere on my hard drive at work. I'll have to see if I can find it tomorrow. :p

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I have a Zardoz avatar somwhere on my hard drive at work. I'll have to see if I can find it tomorrow. :p

Just as long as it is a still picture I think I can live with that...

I also just thought of another. If we qualify Xanadu as sci-fi then can I also nominate Phantom of the Paradise? It has it's moments but it really grates the nerves.

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Just as long as it is a still picture I think I can live with that...

I'm not sure if I could stomach seeing Connery's sweaty, hairy chest every time I make a post. :puke:

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Did you see the new Campell movie, Bubba Ho-Tep? It sucked the cum out of a dead hooker's ass.

You know.... I'm not sure if that means it's a good thing or a bad thing.....

Haven't seen it... but I want to....

I'd have to chime in with the 2001 crowd, as well as bump elbows with the Battlefield Earth people.... No matter how highly acclaimed 2001 may be, it still bores the hell out of me and I'd rather watch... well, Battlefield Earth....

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I've seen Zardoz. Its not as bad as Highlander II. NOTHING is as bad as Highlander II.

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I've seen Zardoz. Its not as bad as Highlander II. NOTHING is as bad as Highlander II.

But which version of Highlander 2? The "renegade Version," while still an odiferous steaming pile of Yak dung, is arguably a better film than the original theatrical version.

On the other side of the equation, even John Boorman has admitted that Zardoz is just a bizarre mess, and really doesn't make any sense in spite of what it's defenders (yes, they do exist) will say.

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I've seen Zardoz. Its not as bad as Highlander II. NOTHING is as bad as Highlander II.

AI dude AI, if I ever see only 2 minutes of this movie again I'm so gonna find Spielberg and kick him until he screems like a little girl :angry:

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Did you see the new Campell movie, Bubba Ho-Tep?  It sucked the cum out of a dead hooker's ass.

You know.... I'm not sure if that means it's a good thing or a bad thing.....

Haven't seen it... but I want to....

I'd have to chime in with the 2001 crowd, as well as bump elbows with the Battlefield Earth people.... No matter how highly acclaimed 2001 may be, it still bores the hell out of me and I'd rather watch... well, Battlefield Earth....

I've seen Moon Trap. Certain movies while really really bad like The Core and Armageddon I still was entertained by the glitz (no I am not a person who only cares about glitz but I don't let lack of content prevent me from being entertained from time to time ;)).

Moon trap, not only is it poorly written, poorly acted, has really crappy FX. even for its time, it was also severly boring.

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munchies was pretty bad, and so was critters. but the one of the worst i have seen, i dont know if it would qualify as sci-fi, is Earth vs the Spider. horrible movie and the main selling point for the movie was dan ackroyd, and he was in the movie for only like a minute. i feel very jipped watching that movie and i could have had more fun watching paint dry or bashing my head in with a hammer. it was that bad.

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