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Field of 64 - SciFi Movies - Elite 8

Posted on: July 24, 2009 8:46 am
 

Previous round results.

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 13 vs.#5 The Thing 3 No surprise here
#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 Again not a surprise
#2 2001: A Space Odyssey 11 vs.#4 Close Encounters of the Third Kind 5 Tough matchup, but I can't argue against the results

Gamma Quadrant
#1 The Matrix  8 vs.#4 Planet of the Apes 8 
#2 Aliens 6 vs.#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 9 This one surprised me a bit, I would go with Aliens over Terminator 2.


Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien 9 vs.#11 Independence Day 7 Two great movies, but Alien is a 1 seed for a reason.
#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still 9 vs.#5 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi 7 Guess I can't have an all Star Wars final, but that's ok, glad I didn't have to break a tie on this one, if the last vote had been for SW, I would have had a third tie.

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.
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.

Who Wins?
#2 The Terminator 9 vs.#3 Back To The Future 8
My reasoning, two movies based on time travel, but one has a kick-butt robot.

#1 The Matrix  8 vs.#4 Planet of the Apes 9
I went back and forth on this matchup. Both movies deserve to move on, but only one can. The Matrix had incredible special effects, and a unique story to tell. Planet of the Apes wins in my opinion because back in the day it was the stuff, and the ending was a surprise, I won't spoil it for the 3 or 4 people who haven't seen the movie.

Quick rules recap:
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

And the new matchups:

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#2 The Terminator

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs.#2 2001: A Space Odyssey

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

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs.#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still


Be sure to tell your friends all about this contest, hopefully we can get this thing going again.

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Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2009 5:23 pm
 

Field of 64 - SciFi Movies - Elite 8

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#2 The Terminator

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs.#2 2001: A Space Odyssey

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

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs.#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still




Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2009 12:01 pm
 

Field of 64 - SciFi Movies - Elite 8


Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#2 The Terminator

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs.#2 2001: A Space Odyssey

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

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs.#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still




Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2009 9:06 am
 

Field of 64 - SciFi Movies - Elite 8

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#2 The Terminator

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs.#2 2001: A Space Odyssey

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

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs.#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still




Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: July 25, 2009 4:03 pm
 

Field of 64 - SciFi Movies - Elite 8

Great Job, Section!!

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 

Gamma Quadrant
#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 

Delta Quadrant
#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still




Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: July 24, 2009 2:59 pm
 

Field of 64 - SciFi Movies - Elite 8

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#2 The Terminator

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs.#2 2001: A Space Odyssey

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

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs.#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still



Section    Thank you for a job well done.




Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: July 24, 2009 12:10 pm
 

Field of 64 - SciFi Movies - Elite 8

Too bad Back to the Future didn't make it.  Oh well, both movies are great and I respect your decision.

Alpha Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#2 The Terminator - Yoda could take down Arnold any day.

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs.#2 2001: A Space Odyssey - Both great movies but Star Wars wins again.

Gamma Quadrant
#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day vs.#4 Planet of the Apes - Terminator wins this time.

Delta Quadrant
#1 Alien vs.#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still

Keep up the great work Section!

Later, Yoda



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