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Field of 64 - Sci-Fi Movies - Round 2

Posted on: May 27, 2009 9:42 am
 
Long overdue on tallying the results and getting round 2 up. A couple of surprises, at least in my opinion, in the last round with Back to the Future somehow beating War of the Worlds, and Jedi beating Sith. I added some comments to the round 1 results entry. Here is a link to the first round for anyone who missed it.
http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/
entry/5827413/14541338/4


Not surprisingly, there were a few questions about movies that missed out, as well as which version of a particular movie made the list. If there are multiple versions of a movie, it is most likely the original, but feel free to use the version you liked better to make your decision.

A few rules that I would ask everyone to follow so that I am not pulling my hair out while running this thing.
1. Vote for all of the matchups. If you don't like either, or can't decide who you like better, flip a coin. When counting votes for 32 matchups, it is easier to know I tallied everything correctly if all matchups have the same number of votes.
2. You can bold your selection, or cross out the one you don't like, but keep your response in a list form, including the areas (east, west, etc.) Again, this just makes it easier for me to count up the votes
3. Not really a rule, but feel free to make comments on the matchups if you like. It makes for interesting reading

Here are the round two matchups. Hope you enjoy. Some interesting matchup, How does a Terminator fair against T-Rex, Apes vs. Monkeys, Star Wars vs. Star Trek.

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#10 Soylent Green
#2 The Terminator vs.#8 Jurassic Park
#3 Back To The Future vs.#6 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
#4 Brazil vs.#5 The Thing

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs.#12 Ghostbusters
#2 2001: A Space Odyssey vs.#11 Robocop
#3 Metropolis  vs.#10 Night of the Living Dead
#4 Close Encounters of the Third Kind vs.#8 V for Vendetta

Gamma Quadrant
#1 The Matrix  vs.#8 Young Frankenstein
#2 Aliens vs.#7 A Clockwork Orange
#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day vs.#6 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
#4 Planet of the Apes vs.#5 12 Monkeys

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs.#13 The Time Machine
#2 Blade Runner vs.#11 Independence Day
#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still vs.#8 The Fifth Element
#5 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi vs.#7 Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan

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Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: June 1, 2009 11:17 am
 

Field of 64 - Sci-Fi Movies - Round 2

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#10 Soylent Green
#2 The Terminator vs.#8 Jurassic Park
#3 Back To The Future vs.#6 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
#4 Brazil vs.#5 The Thing

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs.#12 Ghostbusters
#2 2001: A Space Odyssey vs.#11 Robocop
#3 Metropolis  vs.#10 Night of the Living Dead
#4 Close Encounters of the Third Kind vs.#8 V for Vendetta

Gamma Quadrant
#1 The Matrix  vs.#8 Young Frankenstein
#2 Aliens vs.#7 A Clockwork Orange
#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day vs.#6 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
#4 Planet of the Apes vs.#5 12 Monkeys

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs.#13 The Time Machine
#2 Blade Runner vs.#11 Independence Day
#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still vs.#8 The Fifth Element
#5 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi vs.#7 Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan




Since: Jun 15, 2008
Posted on: May 28, 2009 10:22 pm
 

Field of 64 - Sci-Fi Movies - Round 2

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#10 Soylent Green
#2 The Terminator vs.#8 Jurassic Park
#3 Back To The Future vs.#6 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
#4 Brazil vs
.#5 The Thing

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs.#12 Ghostbusters
#2 2001: A Space Odyssey vs.#11 Robocop
#3 Metropolis  vs.#10 Night of the Living Dead
#4 Close Encounters of the Third Kind vs.#8 V for Vendetta

Gamma Quadrant
#1 The Matrix  vs.#8 Young Frankenstein
#2 Aliens vs.#7 A Clockwork Orange
#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day vs
.#6 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
#4 Planet of the Apes vs.#5 12 Monkeys

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs.#13 The Time Machine
#2 Blade Runner vs.#
11 Independence Day
#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still vs.#8 The Fifth Element
#5 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi vs.#7 Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan

I know star Wars is epic but Wrath of Khan saved the Star Trek franchise...




Since: Jan 18, 2008
Posted on: May 28, 2009 9:40 am
 

Field of 64 - Sci-Fi Movies - Round 2

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#10 Soylent Green
#2 The Terminator vs.#8 Jurassic Park
#3 Back To The Future vs.#6 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
#4 Brazil vs.#5 The Thing

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs.#12 Ghostbusters
#2 2001: A Space Odyssey vs.#11 Robocop
#3 Metropolis  vs.#10 Night of the Living Dead
#4 Close Encounters of the Third Kind vs.#8 V for Vendetta

Gamma Quadrant
#1 The Matrix  vs.#8 Young Frankenstein
#2 Aliens vs.#7 A Clockwork Orange
#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day vs.#6 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
#4 Planet of the Apes vs.#5 12 Monkeys

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs.#13 The Time Machine
#2 Blade Runner vs.#11 Independence Day
#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still vs.#8 The Fifth Element
#5 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi vs.#7 Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan




Since: Feb 3, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2009 10:26 pm
 

Field of 64 - Sci-Fi Movies - Round 2

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#10 Soylent Green
#2 The Terminator vs.#8 Jurassic Park
#3 Back To The Future vs.#6 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
#4 Brazil vs.#5 The Thing

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs.#12 Ghostbusters
#2 2001: A Space Odyssey vs.#11 Robocop
#3 Metropolis  vs.#10 Night of the Living Dead
#4 Close Encounters of the Third Kind vs.#8 V for Vendetta

Gamma Quadrant
#1 The Matrix  vs.#8 Young Frankenstein
#2 Aliens vs.#7 A Clockwork Orange
#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day vs.#6 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
#4 Planet of the Apes vs.#5 12 Monkeys

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs.#13 The Time Machine
#2 Blade Runner vs.#11 Independence Day
#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still vs.#8 The Fifth Element
#5 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi vs.#7 Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan




Since: Mar 8, 2007
Posted on: May 27, 2009 7:31 pm
 

Field of 64 - Sci-Fi Movies - Round 2

Thanks for working on this Section. There are some interesting matchups. I never guessed some of these movies would survive the first round!

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#10 Soylent Green
#2 The Terminator vs.#8 Jurassic Park
#3 Back To The Future vs.#6 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
#4 Brazil vs.#5 The Thing

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs.#12 Ghostbusters
#2 2001: A Space Odyssey vs.#11 Robocop
#3 Metropolis  vs.#10 Night of the Living Dead
#4 Close Encounters of the Third Kind vs.#8 V for Vendetta

Gamma Quadrant
#1 The Matrix  vs.#8 Young Frankenstein
#2 Aliens vs.#7 A Clockwork Orange
#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day vs.#6 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
#4 Planet of the Apes vs.#5 12 Monkeys

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs.#13 The Time Machine
#2 Blade Runner vs.#11 Independence Day
#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still vs.#8 The Fifth Element
#5 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi vs.#7 Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan




Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2009 3:25 pm
 

Field of 64 - Sci-Fi Movies - Round 2

Go job here, brotha!

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 
#2 The Terminator 
#3 Back To The Future 
#5 The Thing

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 
#2 2001: A Space Odyssey 
#10 Night of the Living Dead
#4 Close Encounters of the Third Kind 

Gamma Quadrant
#1 The Matrix  
#2 Aliens 
#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 
#4 Planet of the Apes 

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien 
#11 Independence Day
#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still 
#5 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi 




Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2009 12:21 pm
 

Field of 64 - Sci-Fi Movies - Round 2

      
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bsp;  The wait is over.. Time to vote. Great job Section.
Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#10 Soylent Green
#2 The Terminator vs.#8 Jurassic Park
#3 Back To The Future vs.#6 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
#4 Brazil vs.#5 The Thing

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs.#12 Ghostbusters
#2 2001: A Space Odyssey vs.#11 Robocop
#3 Metropolis  vs.#10 Night of the Living Dead
#4 Close Encounters of the Third Kind
vs.#8 V for Vendetta

Gamma Quadrant
#1 The Matrix  vs.#8 Young Frankenstein
#2 Aliens vs.#7 A Clockwork Orange
#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day vs.#6 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
#4 Planet of the Apes vs.#5 12 Monkeys

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs.#13 The Time Machine
#2 Blade Runner vs.#11 Independence Day
#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still
vs.#8 The Fifth Element
#5 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi vs.#7 Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan
   
  The last 2 in Delta Quadrant were very tough l really enjoyed all 4 of those flicks....m56




Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: May 27, 2009 10:48 am
 

Field of 64 - Sci-Fi Movies - Round 2

Been looking forward to the second round.  Looks like some tough choices here, but that's what happens on these votes.  Here we go...

Alpha Quadrant

#1...Star Wars Episode V: The  Empire Strikes Back.  In my opinion, the best of the Star Wars movies and maybe top five all time for all Sci-Fi flicks.

#2...The Terminator.  Was tempted to go for Jurassic park based on making snacks out of attorneys, but the original Terminator was just so good.  Too bad this movie and the best SW one are in the same bracket.

#6...Invasion of the Body snatchers (1956).  Still gives me the chicken skin thinking about this one.

#4...Brazil.  This movie shows Sci-Fi can have dry humor too.


Beta Quadrant

#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.  Much more of a SF movie than Ghostbusters to me anyway.  GB is a good flick though, just not as good as any of the original three SW movies.

#2 2001: A Space Odyssey.  My computer made this choice.  It wouldn't let me type in *^%oco&.

#10...Night of the Living Dead.  Got to throw in a scary one sometimes.  Metropolis isn't bad though.

#4...Close Encounters of the Third Kind.  One of my top five of all time.  Excellent flick.


Gamma Quadrant

#8...Young Frankstein.  Ahhh, Mel brooks was actually funny a long time ago.  Never got into the Matrix.  Great effects, but I wasn't enamored with the story line for some reason.

#2...Aliens.  In cyberspace, no one can hear you scream.

#3...Terminator 2: Judgement Day.  This was extremely close.  Nod to T2 because it may be one of the few movies where the sequel was as good as the original.

#5...12 Monkeys.  Planet of the Apes was very good.  !2 was fantastic.  I loved the plot and the way everything tied in together.


Delta Quadrant

#13...The Time Machine.  Alien would have been my vote against any movie in this quad except this one.  TM, even for its age, is still one of my top ten movies ever.  HG Wells is hard to beat when his works are done well on the screen.

#2...Blade Runner.  Again, a tough call.  In the end, Blade just has that gritty SF feel.  In Independence Day, the invading aliens got what they deserved if their computers could be hacked by humans.  Kind of ruined the whole movie for me.

#3..The Day the Earth Stood Still.  Still an all time classic.

#7 Star Trek II - The Wrath of Kahn.  Horribly acted, but still a favorite of mine.  Had to get one ST movie in there.




Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: May 27, 2009 10:20 am
 

Field of 64 - Sci-Fi Movies - Round 2

Section  This wait was as long as the rain delay at the Coca Cola 600!

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#10 Soylent Green
#2 The Terminator vs.#8 Jurassic Park
#3 Back To The Future vs.#6 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
#4 Brazil vs.#5 The Thing

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs.#12 Ghostbusters
#2 2001: A Space Odyssey vs.#11 Robocop
#3 Metropolis  vs.#10 Night of the Living Dead
#4 Close Encounters of the Third Kind vs.#8 V for Vendetta

Gamma Quadrant
#1 The Matrix  vs.#8 Young Frankenstein
#2 Aliens vs.#7 A Clockwork Orange
#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day vs.#6 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
#4 Planet of the Apes vs.#5 12 Monkeys

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs.#13 The Time Machine
#2 Blade Runner vs.#11 Independence Day
#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still vs.#8 The Fifth Element
#5 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi vs.#7 Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan


Great job I really missed the contest.

Cool




Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2009 9:50 am
 

Field of 64 - Sci-Fi Movies - Round 2

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#10 Soylent Green
#2 The Terminator vs.#8 Jurassic Park
#3 Back To The Future vs.#6 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
#4 Brazil vs.#5 The Thing

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs.#12 Ghostbusters
#2 2001: A Space Odyssey vs.#11 Robocop
#3 Metropolis  vs.#10 Night of the Living Dead
#4 Close Encounters of the Third Kind vs.#8 V for Vendetta

Gamma Quadrant
#1 The Matrix  vs.#8 Young Frankenstein
#2 Aliens
vs.#7 A Clockwork Orange
#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day vs.#6 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
#4 Planet of the Apes vs.#5 12 Monkeys

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs.#13 The Time Machine
#2 Blade Runner vs.#11 Independence Day
#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still vs.#8 The Fifth Element
#5 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi vs.#7 Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan



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