Favourite sci fi?

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  1. Silvermoth Krakoan native

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    Hi everyone,

    What's your favourite science fiction story over various media?

    Here's mine

    Books:
    Isaac asimovs caves of steel

    Video games:
    Mass effect 3 easily

    Movies:
    Star Trek

    Television:
    Doctor who, can anything really compare?

    Yours?
     
  2. childeroland Registered

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    Book: A Voyage to Arcturus

    Video games (not a gamer, don't know any)

    Movies: 2001: A Space Odyssey

    Television: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
     
  3. the last son Registered

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    Don't read books

    Games: dead space

    movies: the thing

    don't watch television
     
  4. redhawk23 Wrestlin'

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    Books: Asimov's Foundation series, Gibson's Neuromancer pulls up a close second. I also highly recommend Glasshouse by Charles Stross.

    Games: I'm not a huge gamer or anything, but I'd say Mass Effect has some of the best characters, world building and diversity of species and cultures.

    Movies
    If it is a cliche to say 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of if not THE best, it is only because it is often stated and pretty much a flat fact.

    TV: Either Star Trek, Ghost in the Shell or the first 3 seasons of BSG.
     
  5. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    Movies:

    - Minority Report
    - Dark City
    - The Matrix

    - Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    - I, Robot

    TV:

    - Firefly

    - Star Trek
    - Star Trek: The Next Generation

    - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
     
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  6. NickNitro Extra Terrestrial

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    Movies:

    Alien
    The Fifth Element
    Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
    District 9


    TV

    Firefly
    Dr Who
     
  7. Duke Registered

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    Books: Any literature pertaining to SW or Star Trek, also partial to Issac Asimov

    Movies: Star Wars, Star Trek, The Last Starfighter, Tron, Tron Legacy, Flash Gordon, Battle Beyond the Stars (Roger Corman flick, essentially Magnificent Seven in Space ), A.I. , John Carpneter's: The Thing, Robocop, The Terminator, LOTRs, among countless others.


    T.V. Star Trek: TOS, Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Wars: Clone Wars, The X-Files, Smallville


    Video games: Mass Effect, Resident Evil series, Dead Space, Dead Island, Metroid, Zombies Ate my Neighbors (Sega Genesis/ SNES game), Fallout, Star Wars: KOTOR, Star Wars: Battlefront.
     
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  8. DarkSovereignty Ooga Chakka

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    Books, I guess Isaac Asimovs I, robot, h. G. Welles' island of doctor Moreau, or hitchhikers guide to the galaxy
    I don't play an overabundance of sci fi games
    Movies, I guess Star Wars, either that or Jurassic park, maybe Star Trek into darkness.
    TV, doctor who, firefly or dollhouse.
     
  9. Asteroid-Man Registered

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    Video games:
    Halo

    Movies:
    Star Wars

    Television:
    Firefly
     
  10. Manic User title? USER TITLE?!

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    Video Game: Chrono Trigger

    Television: Star Trek franchise

    Book: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    Radio: Doctor Who

    Film: This is a tough one. I love a ton of sci-fi movies, and I don't think I could narrow this list down to a top 3, let alone one.
     
  11. Hobgoblin Veritas veritatum

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    Books:
    The Mad Scientist Hall of Fame

    Video games:
    Dont play video games.

    Movies:
    Aliens, Altered States, Gojira, Inception

    Television:
    The Walking Dead
     
  12. redhawk23 Wrestlin'

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    Altered States is a crazy film.
     
  13. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    Books: Timothy Zahn Trilogy
    Video Games: Mass Effect or Knights of the Old Republic
    Movies: Star Wars
     
  14. gohei_ Infected by Pentapox

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    Books: I have only read the Mass Effect novels so I'll go with those.

    Games: Kotor and Mass Effect.

    Movies: Star Wars, no contest.

    TV: I would say Smallville. Though I would put shows like Farscape, Firefly and Space Above and Beyond close behind.
     
  15. Victarion Iron Captain

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    Books: The Cornelius Quartet, Hawkmoon: History of the Runestaff, The City in the Autumn Stars, Relic, Reliquary, The Dragons of Babel.

    Films: Aliens, the Riddick series.

    Videogames: Dead Space.

    Dragons of Babel is really more science-fantasy; you have science fiction technology in a world populated by dragons, elves, dwarves, various fey and mystical beasts. The tone of the story is more in line with cyberpunk. I adore this novel, I can't go on enough about it. Reliquary has human/reptillian monster things running around the subways and old tunnels of NY. The B-plot involves an uprising of the homeless veterans and disenfranchised lower class people. One of those monsters murdered a homeless person. The murder was ignored, and people from the higher social classes even blamed the tunnel dwellers. Very interesting subplot, and the "mole people" do actually exist, according to the authors.
     
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  16. hopefuldreamer Clark Kent > Superman

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    Book: I am Legend

    Well known Film: E.T. OR The Matrix

    Indie Film: Another Earth

    TV Show: Firefly OR X-Files
     
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    Good call on I am legend. I really enjoy its speculative approach to old horror tropes.
     
  18. jonathancrane I love Marvel, DC & EC!

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    Film

    Star Wars Episodes IV-VI
    Star Trek (2009, Into Darkness, WOK, III, Undiscovered Country.)
    Alien
    Aliens
    The Terminator
    The Matrix
    Doctor Who: The Movie

    TV

    Doctor Who
    Star Trek (Enterprise, TOS, TNG)
    X-Files
    Fringe
    Batman Beyond

    Literature

    Authors: Harlan Ellison, Michael Crichton, The New Jedi Order (series)

    Games

    Doom, Halo, Timesplitters
     
  19. hopefuldreamer Clark Kent > Superman

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    Yeah it's a really interesting and well written story that had me completed invested in the character, and the world evolving around him. (Plus, I love the whole introduction and use of the dog :)).

    God damn that movie... :cmad:
     
  20. redhawk23 Wrestlin'

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    All three of them.
     
  21. hopefuldreamer Clark Kent > Superman

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    :up:
     
  22. webhead731 I'm a photographer

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    Movie: Terminator 2
    TV: X-Files
     
  23. Tanin Vladeck

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    Movies: Gattaca, Matrix, District 9, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Them, Phase 4,

    Books: 2001, Starship Troopers, Ender's Game, I Am Legend, Planet of the Apes,

    TV: Twilight Zone, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Fringe, X Files, Dollhouse, Continuum
     
  24. Spider-Aziz I Wanna Be...

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    Movies: Terminator 1 & 2, Escape from L.A, Jurassic Park

    Games: Resident Evil, Assassin's Creed
    I don't like damnation, but I like the movie
    Why dislike it?
     
  25. Octoberist point blank

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    Movies: Star Wars, Blade Runner, Moon, Inception, A Clockwork Orange, Jurassic Park, Terminator 2

    Books: The Cat's Cradle, Hitchhicker's Guide,

    Games: Mass Effect, Assassin's Creed (it is when you break it down)
     

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