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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?
Hollywood try's to make them political.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.
what about the doctor strange the multiverse of madnessI can't limit this to just one:
I still enjoy the original Starship Troopers very much. The rest, yuck (can't stand).
I enjoyed the original Star Trek tv series generally, and the movie 'The Wrath of Khan'. I got into 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' as far as an episode entitled 'The Rift' before I realized I could no longer stand Star Trek beyond the original series and the one movie.
'2001: A Space Odyssey' and '2010'. First, a favorite, second enjoyable.
Star Wars episodes I thru VI, and 'Rogue One', all close favorites. Episodes VII thru IX and 'Solo', yuck (can't stand). Never watched the Clone Wars tv series though I keep thinking I might.
Battlestar Galactica, the original series, pt 1 and 2 of the beginning, and the two-part episode with Lloyd Bridges and the Battlestar Pegasus.
The series 'Firefly' all the way, including the movie 'Serenity.' I just have to ignore the system setting and force move the setting in my watching it on the website, my imagining of it, from a single solar system to a small star cluster.
The oldie but goodie, 'Forbidden Planet.'
My wife loves 'The Expanse'. Me, ehh, so, so.
Not a lot of good stuff out there, that I know of, these days. Walt Disney did a made for tv animated show on the future of space exploration and expansion into space, humans, ships and stations, back in the late 50s or early 60s. It was quite good. Why doesn't some studio and production company update such an animated (or 3D CGI) documentary type film (which would essentially be a movie with us in beginning and in expansion in space? The story line just like in the Walt Disney production, updated to the 21st Century, with a vision of all kinds of space facilities, spin-gravitied ring stations, torus and cylinder in-space colonies (cities, farms, fisheries, forestries, industrial, ship building) in Lagrange space and the asteroid belt, and beyond to the orbits of the outer planets (as well as in to orbit Venus). And, of course, imagining colonies on the surface of Mars supported by facilities in orbit of Mars (connecting via ships and lanes to the rest of a growing, expanding, in-space [beginning] network activity). Really let a world of people know about a titanic possible future out there (about what is POSSIBLE). The SOONER titanic future inside the solar system, not some later interstellar possibility.
'The Expanse' will obviously not be our future in the solar system. It may be good fantasizing, but it's not good vision. With the animation technology we have now, someone should follow Walt Disney's lead and do a movie documentary film of awesome futuristic display. It wouldn't need live actors, or even any voicing, at all. Simply some fantastic accompanying, moving, music. Everything, except the music audio, could be done with deeply well worked [strong], [powerful], animated visuals. Last, but not least, it might put this world on futuristic display with that ever growing potential migration from it to where the action is. The Old World didn't die with the expansionary frontiers of the New World. It died, yes, itself becoming a New World alongside the other New World, as part of [the] New World. Why not such a futuristic documentary movie!? Now that would be a movie for a whole world to watch and dream!