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#108972 10-Sep-2012 14:03
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This one is for all the sci-fi movie fans around here - and we probably have quite a few!

We have two tickets for the New Zealand premiere of Dredd 3D in Auckland happening 3rd October, plus five double passes for the season starting 4th October to giveaway.

To be clear: there is one first prize (premiere tickets) and five double passes (for any Events, Hoyts, Reading or any other cinema around the country).

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. Reply to this thread with comments on which was the best sci-fi movie you've watched - ever! Be sure to explain why. Make it interesting!

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This competition is open until the 24th September, when we will draw a single entry for the top prize and five entries for the season passes. The New Zealand premiere is in Auckland. Travel and accommodation for the New Zealand premiere are not included in the prize. The season passes are valid for all other towns/cities. Open to our New Zealand-based readers only. No purchase necessary. Previously banned users are not eligible to win. Only one reply in this topic. Multiple entries in this topic will invalidate all your entries. If you can't see a Twitter button please enable it in your Geekzone user profile or make sure you are not running an ad blocker.

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  #683848 10-Sep-2012 14:09
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Definitely has to be Back to the Future.. all three in the trilogy

I have quite a bit of memorabilia - so heres a photo I have of the BTTF collector cards I recently attained.


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  #683984 10-Sep-2012 16:35
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Would have to be the matrix for me. I remember it being one of those "omg this is frickin amazing" type movies with all the (at the time) cutting edge effects. How could you forget the opening scene with Trinity running around the walls and kickin a$$. One of the few movies I have seen that I left feeling like it was totally amazing. Shame the sequels weren't up to the same standard.

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  #683995 10-Sep-2012 17:09
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Blade Runner for me.

Its just such an immersive move pulling you into this dirty frenetic world. The story and acting are first class but its definitely the scope and detail of the world that makes it for me.


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  #684074 10-Sep-2012 19:40
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The 5th Element

Great set design. Complex urban environments, space, desert. Huge scope for the action. Baddie monsters owe a lot to early Peter Jackson films. Bruce Willis goes from zero to hero saving the world and the female lead.

Maybe not a true classic storyline like Star Wars trilogy but Lucas stole the whole thing from Kurosawa anyway ;  ).


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  #684102 10-Sep-2012 20:54
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Hell yes!

Born in early 80's, which should explain my choice a bit...

My first thoughts were T2 & and of course star wars, but I'm going to have to go with Demolition Man. It's one of those movies I could always watch time and again. The one liners - awesome. Snipes makes the best bad dude as Simon Pheonix. Everything about this movie is AWESOME.

Best bits:

1). Simon Pheonox and John Spartan's complete indignation at the swearing machines (and johns to the three seashells)
2). Pheonox: "I swear, I'd loose my head if it wasn't attached". Neck minit.
3). "fluid transfer!"
4). The cops first finding Pheonix at the information kiosk. And John Spartan's insistence that Pheonix is going for a gun.
5). The museum scene. The 'phaser' guns and old L.A shooting scene.
6). Rat burger.
7). Stallone knitting.
8). The old black dude at the start who knew Simon and John from the 20th. "Pheonix! Simon Pheonix. I knew him..."

Actually, I have to admit I'm a Stallone fan. 

Pretty sure in Demolition man he yells "Pheoooonnnniiixxxxxx" the exact same way he yells "Riccccooooooooo"  in the original Judge Dredd (which was equally awesome by the way).  Damn that dude has... range? 

Dammit.  Now I want to go watch old 90's movies.

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  #684145 10-Sep-2012 21:58
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Showing my age a little here, but I would have to go for 2001 A Space Odyssey. Made the most lasting impression on me as IMHO it was well ahead of its time in movie making. Of course there are lots of more spectacular SF movies made since then but this one really knocked my socks off.

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  #684147 10-Sep-2012 22:01
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Impressive comment on Demolition Man but although I likied it I would also have to say The Matrix was a awesome movie. I have a 10 disc collectors set of the trilogy. I would post a pic but too lazy lol. Good luck to one and all and I'm not intersted in the premierre ticket so on od chance I am lucky and win it please swap me with 2nd place (or someone who is keen to go to Auckland).


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  #684159 10-Sep-2012 22:38
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The Empire Strikes Back - a bit cliched maybe, but sometime in the mid to late '80s this was the first Star Wars film I remember watching... the battle on Hoth, Walkers, Yoda, Darth Vader, that whiney kid getting his hand cut off, nothing can top that!

And of course this guy:

(I've got plenty of other memorabilia I could pull out, but he's the only one readily accessible)

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  #684168 10-Sep-2012 23:05
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I saw Star Wars as a 6 year old . I think it's the first movie I watched in the cinemas.. Still remember it to this day.. The film reel broke down half way through the movie and the crowd got unruly before a big cheer went up when the cinema manager came out and apologised and said we were ready to go again!

Couldn't find my Star Wars VHS tape but found the Phantom Menace one nearby :-)

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  #684238 11-Sep-2012 09:51
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Wizard of Oz for me!

A girl surfs a tornado in a house, pin-pointing the landing onto a witch. A scarecrow, lion and tin-man working together with the human to remove all evil from the world..And flying monkeys?? It does not get better than this.

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  #684241 11-Sep-2012 09:56
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The last Star Trek movie. 

I can't think of a time when a franchise got such a strong re-fresh. I think this was the first time I actually thought "OK, now I get what they mean when they say 're-imagining' a classic". 

It was a great action movie, it was a great fan movie, it was a great science fiction movie. 

I'm in Wellington so please give the tickets to someone who can use them in Auckland. 

By the way:

I was also a major Judge Dredd fan in the '80s. 

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  #684242 11-Sep-2012 10:07
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Just to make it clear: the Premiere tickets are for Auckland only, the five double season passes are for people anywhere in New Zealand.

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  #684278 11-Sep-2012 11:26
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One of my favourite movies was Logan's Run, for the time period it had great special effects, but the best part was the characters and story line.

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  #684279 11-Sep-2012 11:26
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AR rocks

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  #684280 11-Sep-2012 11:29
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Total Recall - also bring remade

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