Visiting Rome is ok, but it sure has become a tourist trap. Everything is a bit expensive, in and around it.Went to Pompeii and Herculaneum, those were nice sites to check out.Oh! What school memories. I got GCSE in Latin, French and German. I later spent a lot of time in France and Germany, so those languages were pretty good. Sadly I never spent a lot of time in Ancient Rome, although I have recently started learning Italian. I think there are parts of your brain that only learning languages can stimulate.
I listened to the audiobook of it, wasn't anything like the movie.The movie Starship Troopers is not deep as the novel by Heinlein, but remains a very good space opera, with credible aliens and a good representation of a possible future.
To remain in the theme of hostile aliens, I liked also Spielberg's War of the Worlds.
Other best movies are Contact, Interstellar and Arrival.
Also very good the first two movies of the Alien saga (the last two and the prequels are to forget).
Forbidden Planet is one of my favs.Ok for 2001: a space odissey and Forbidden Planet, but Contact, Interstellar and Arrival are for me much better than Battlestar galactica (all the two series) and Star Wars saga (episode I-VI, not those by Disney), even being a masterpiece is more "space fantasy" than science fiction in strict sense.
I have the DVD old movie copy of forbidden planet. For some reason there has been a lot rumors about a remake, but it's never happened.Nice selection.
I wonder how many here have seen Forbidden Planet?
I think I have watched all of the Star Trek and Star Wars movies. Some were good some were bad. I thought 2010 was better than 2001. Gravity had some good special effects, the story was kind of silly, the backpack wouldn't have enough Delta V to change orbits for the ISS or to the Chinese space station. Starship Troopers was a big disappointment after reading the novel a few times, I watched The Martian several times. All in all Hollywood has forgotten how to make a good science fiction movie.