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I need some Space eye-candy in the form of something like the original Star Wars movies, or maybe even an astronomy documentary. Any recommendations are welcome!


I'll be using a normal upscaling DVD player, no HD DVD necessary.
 

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Check out the thread on the best sci-fi movies and TV shows. Entertainment Weekly's website also lists the best 50 sci-fi movies and shows ever (in their opinion). If real sci rocks your boat, it is hard to beat the From the Earth to the Moon mini-series from HBO. And if you like plot, Contact is good and has some good space scenes from what I recall.
 

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Stargate I think would fit the bill. The movie before the series.
 

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The Forbidden Planet

The Day the Earth Stood Still



and for more recent great fun and eye candy - The Fifth Element
 

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Lost in space was the reference disc i used to show off my plasma.Amazing picture quality.Not a great movie but you cant beat the visuals
 

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The Last Starfighter

Enemy Mine

Red Planet

The Fifth Element

Titan A.E.

Star Trek Wrath of Kahn


..off the top of my head.


Enemy Mine is AWESOME.
 

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Starship Troopers has a good look and some big scenes, especially the shots where the Humans are attacking the bug planet from orbit.


It's a pretty good picture too, works on various levels.

First DVD I ever purchased. Heck its the reason I own a DVD player. Seconded.
 

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Starship Troopers has a good look and some big scenes, especially the shots where the Humans are attacking the bug planet from orbit.


It's a pretty good picture too, works on various levels.

Funny, but for me that movie really went downhill once the actual fighting started. What I really enjoyed were the early scenes, particularly the training and life at the academy.
 

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Funny, but for me that movie really went downhill once the actual fighting started. What I really enjoyed were the early scenes, particularly the training and life at the academy.

It is one of the most violent scenes I've ever seen, that's for sure.
 

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Starship Troopers can be fun but I have never liked the fact that the movie was made as an over-the-top farce. It would have been a much better movie if made the way the story was written in the book (but they lacked the budget for that). It could be done now, but I assume no one will be remaking this movie for some time.


Serenity is a great suggestion, though as suggested, it is probably much better if you watch the TV series first. "Titan A.E." is good eye and ear candy if a bit lacking in plot. "Treasure Planet" is much better on plot and a worthwhile space adventure if you don't mind it being a remake of the well known book.
 

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Starship Troopers can be fun but I have never liked the fact that the movie was made as an over-the-top farce. It would have been a much better movie if made the way the story was written in the book (but they lacked the budget for that). It could be done now, but I assume no one will be remaking this movie for some time.

Agreed. This was yet another case of turning a classic novel into a merely decent movie. Several SciFi books would make great movies if they were done right. (I would particularly like to see a proper treatment of Rendezvous with Rama.)
 

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The "NEW" Battlestar Galactica series is very well done.
 
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