Wow, sometimes even I can’t believe the extent to which I’m a huge nerd. Why do I enjoy doing these ‘Another Day, Another Movie’ things so much? I don’t have the answer. I just have a great time.
I’ve added another marathon to the queue, ‘Movies in Space.’ Pretty straightforward. They have to be movies that take place in space, or on another planet.
With the exception of Moon, Sunshine, Empire Strikes Back and 2001, etc., which are favorites I’m going to watch again, many of these are the space movies I haven’t seen from Total Sci-Fi’s list of “100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies.” Some I’ve been wanting to watch for a long time, some I’ve never heard of before. I’m thinking about turning this one into a month-long thing.
Here’s what I have so far:
1. Flash Gordon (1980)
2. Solaris (1972) (maybe watch the George Clooney one, too?)
6. Dark Star
8. Silent Running
9. 2001: A Space Odyssey
10. The Fantastic Planet
11. Silent Running
13. Event Horizon (Brian and I make fun of this movie all the time, but it’s on Total Sci-Fi’s list, so I’m going to watch it. I’m nothing if not open-minded.)
14. Forbidden Planet
15. Serenity (there is always a reason to watch this movie, this ADAM is another one.)
16. The Empire Strikes Back (my favorite Star Wars movie. Or, as Lucille Bluth might say, my favorite Star War.)
So, again, I turn to you for help. What other space movies should I add? Or, if we are going to be honest and this is going to go the way it normally does: Jesse, can you give me some suggestions for more movies to add?