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Field of 64 - Sci-Fi Movies - Sweet 16

Posted on: July 1, 2009 7:31 pm
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Long overdue again. I tried to leave it open since I only had 16 votes, got the 17th on the 30th, and decided I should call it. Thanks nine5seven for breaking a couple of ties. Be sure to point this out to others, the more participants the better the contest.

Here is a link to the last round
http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/
entry/5827413/15249541


Recap of the rules.
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

Onto the Sweet 16 matchups.

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

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

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

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs.#11 Independence Day
#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still vs.#5 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 24, 2009 8:20 am
 

Field of 64 - Sci-Fi Movies - Sweet 16

OK, this voting period is over, seems like I have to wait a long time to get a good amount of votes, but hey, that's how it goes I guess.

I have done, Best ever Nascar Driver, Best Nascar tracks, Best Movie, Best Comedian, an now in the 3rd round of Best Sci-Fi movies I get the first ever tie, not in one matchup but in 2.

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 13 vs.#5 The Thing 3
#2 The Terminator 8 vs.#3 Back To The Future 8

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 12 vs.#10 Night of the Living Dead  4
#2 2001: A Space Odyssey 11 vs.#4 Close Encounters of the Third Kind 5

Gamma Quadrant
#1 The Matrix  8 vs.#4 Planet of the Apes 8
#2 Aliens 6 vs.#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 9

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien 9 vs.#11 Independence Day 7
#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still 9 vs.#5 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi 7

As you can see the Terminater vs. Back to the Future matchup, and The Matrix vs. Planet of the Apes matchup both ended up in a tie. So for the first time in 25 rounds of these things, I actually get to participate.

Who wins? Go to the Elite 8 round to find out.




Since: Jul 21, 2009
Posted on: July 23, 2009 5:28 pm
 

Field of 64 - Sci-Fi Movies - Sweet 16

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

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

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

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



Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: July 11, 2009 6:28 pm
 

Field of 64 - Sci-Fi Movies - Sweet 16

Onto the Sweet 16 matchups.

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

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

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

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





Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: July 10, 2009 3:21 pm
 

Field of 64 - Sci-Fi Movies - Sweet 16


Onto the Sweet 16 matchups.

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

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

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

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

The last choice was the hardest for me. Both are on my favorites list.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: July 9, 2009 3:31 pm
 

Field of 64 - Sci-Fi Movies - Sweet 16

Wow, sorry I missed the first few rounds, great work.
Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#5 The Thing
#2 The Terminator vs.#3 Back To The Future

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

Gamma Quadrant
#1 The Matrix  vs.#4 Planet of the Apes (This one is tough, which one ?)
#2 Aliens vs.#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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



Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2009 11:37 am
 

Field of 64 - Sci-Fi Movies - Sweet 16

Nice match ups in this Sweet 16.  Here are my picks:

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

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

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

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

Just realized that I went with the higher seed in each match up.  That seems kinda lame but I went back over my picks and I guess it is what it is.

Thanks again Section for a job well done on this tourney.



Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2009 1:58 pm
 

Field of 64 - Sci-Fi Movies - Sweet 16

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#5 The Thing - Both versions of "The Thing" are awesome, but TESB is tremendous!
#2 The Terminator vs.#3 Back To The Future - Action beats comedy.

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs.#10 Night of the Living Dead - The holy grail to me as a kid.
#2 2001: A Space Odyssey vs.#4 Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Toughest matchup of this round.

Gamma Quadrant
#1 The Matrix   vs.#4 Planet of the Apes - Hate to vote against Chuck.  He'd say "Dang you!!  Dang you all to Hades!!"  (sorry for altering the line but was recently warned by a troll for typing the letter "f")
#2 Aliens vs.#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day - came down to endings.  Both fun great films but the teary goodbye and thumbs up after the "Lower me into the schteel" speech was just too much.

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs.#11 Independence Day - Easiest pick of the round, hands down.  ID4 was fun and all but as filmmaking goes, really stunk.
#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still vs.#5 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi - sorry, I really can't say.  If it is the original "Day the Earth Stood Still" then that's the winner here.

Thanks again Section.  Two thumbs up! 



Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: July 4, 2009 1:34 pm
 

Field of 64 - Sci-Fi Movies - Sweet 16

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

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

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

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




Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: July 2, 2009 1:30 pm
 

Field of 64 - Sci-Fi Movies - Sweet 16

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

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

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

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



Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: July 2, 2009 12:34 pm
 

Field of 64 - Sci-Fi Movies - Sweet 16

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

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

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

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



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