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Saoshyant

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It's February, and a new month comes with a new theme. This time will be Sci-Fi, a whole month of it! And potentially more, as many of you messaged me a ton of suggestions to watch when the idea was taking form a few days ago.

We'll be revealing Saturday's film and preshow series in a moment, but right now we'll be introducing something new: a weekly stream every Monday night to watch Urasawa's Pluto, a miniseries in the form of eight episodes.



This is a real cool, high budget adaptation of a sci-fi crime mystery manga and if you have never heard of it, I hope you'll give it a chance to be pleasantly surprised.

The first episode kicks off on February 5, at 4:00 pm PST / 7:00 pm EST / 00:00 UTC, same place as usual (BYOB Discord, C&D Movies channel).

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Saoshyant

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This Saturday, Sci-Fi Month starts with Interstellar (2014)



One of the coolest takes on life after a dystopian (but realistic) future sets in. Audacious and visually astonishing, it's one of those things that were just incredible to experience on IMAX. And now you can watch it (or even rewatch it) on a smaller screen with your yob friends!

We'll also have a preshow and it's an episode of Captain Picard's Star Treking through the Universe The Next Generation



So, February 3, on the BYOB Discord, C&D Movie Nite channel:
Star Trek: The Next Generation starts at 23:15 UTC (3:15 pm PST / 6:15pm EST)
Interstellar starts at 00:00 UTC (4:00 pm PST / 7:00 pm EST)

Saoshyant

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This Wednesday, before we get to the heavier, slower work of Tarkovsky, we will watch Pixar's absolute gem WALL·E (2008)



An excellent science-fiction story with a powerful environmental message, told in incredible enthralling animation. It's certainly from an era where Pixar could do no wrong and this is arguably them at their finest.

We'll also be checking out a new sci-fi show, a modern one (2015) from AMC called Humans, about "synths", realistic humanoid robots being sold like generic appliances. A good companion for our Pluto Mondays I'd say.



So, February 7, on the BYOB Discord, C&D Movie Nite channel:
Humans (S1E01) starts at 23:15 UTC (3:15 pm PST / 6:15pm EST)
WALL·E starts at 00:00 UTC (4:00 pm PST / 7:00 pm EST)

EVIL Gibson

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Going to suggest



Dark City - 1998

Cast:


Roger Ebert loved the hell out of the movie so much he did the commentary for the home release

quote:

Dark City by Alex Proyas is a great visionary achievement, a film so original and exciting, it stirred my imagination like Metropolis and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Trailer: This is peak 90's trailer. You will see a bunch of scenes. You will also see some weird stuff and images. Is the plot spoiled? From what??
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt9HkO-cGGo

If this movie is voted for, I have a bunch of facts to post during the viewing

Saoshyant

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I was not familiar with Dark City, but it looks pretty good. Solid suggestion and I'll try to find a slot for it in a week or two. Thanks!



https://i.imgur.com/0N7HDvA.mp4cool winter sig by Manifisto

Saoshyant

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Tomorrow, we will check out a Tarkovsky film, starting with Manifisto's suggestion, Stalker (1979)



A surreal philosophical film from the Soviet Era, it follows the story of two people who are following a guide (Stalker) through the wasteland called The Zone, to find something left behind by alien visitors, which is said to grant any wish for those who come across it.



Our preshow this time is an Outer Limits episode called "Demon with a Glass Hand", it starts one hour before the film.

Finally, our esteemed BFM made a new countdown video, and the special effects are out of this world:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5xPDVhG71Q

So, February 10, on the BYOB Discord, C&D Movie Nite channel:
The Outer Limits (S2E05) starts at 23:00 UTC (3:00 pm PST / 6:00pm EST)
Stalker starts at 00:00 UTC (4:00 pm PST / 7:00 pm EST)

Saoshyant

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I forgot to post a reminder here, but Pluto Mondays are still a thing. We just watched episode 2 yesterday (out of 8). Join in if you haven't, it's a really good story.

Tomorrow, it's a film suggested by BFM, it's 12 Monkeys (1995)!



An unusual time travel tale by Terry Gilliam. See Bruce Willis actually acting, as his character goes back to the past to figure how to save humanity from an epidemic that wipes out nearly everyone.

Also, we will be featuring another Stark Trek: TNG episode, this time, it's The Measure of a Man.



So, February 14 (Happy Valentines!), on the BYOB Discord, C&D Movie Nite channel:
Star Trek: TNG (S2E09) starts at 23:15 UTC (3:15 pm PST / 6:15pm EST)
12 Monkeys starts at 00:00 UTC (4:00 pm PST / 7:00 pm EST)

Saoshyant

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Tonight, Robot Carnival (1987)



An anthology of nine animated shorts from nine different directors and teams from Japan, whose only common theme is "robots". Each of them with a distinctive animation style and story, ranging from comedy and drama. This is one of Leraika's recommendations for our current Sci-Fi theme and should be a good time.

And speaking of "robots", we'll have the second episode of that series about sentient androids and their impact on society, the BBC+AMC production, Humans.

And because 12 Monkeys we watched last time led to discussion of its main influence, we'll also be watching the French short film La Jetée from 1962! It's gonna be a packed night and you won't want to miss it.



Starting on February 17, on the BYOB Discord, C&D Movie Nite channel:
Humans (S1E02) starts at 23:15 UTC (3:15 pm PST / 6:15pm EST)
Robot Carnival starts at 00:00 UTC (4:00 pm PST / 7:00 pm EST)
La Jetée starts at 01:30 UTC (5:30 pm PST / 9:30 pm EST)

EVIL Gibson

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Saoshyant posted:

Tonight, Robot Carnival (1987)



An anthology of nine animated shorts from nine different directors and teams from Japan, whose only common theme is "robots". Each of them with a distinctive animation style and story, ranging from comedy and drama. This is one of Leraika's recommendations for our current Sci-Fi theme and should be a good time.


The original trailer from 1987 of this loving amazing show


Edit: my opinion is this collection is topped by Neo-Tokyo (45 min runtime) released the same year because the Running Man short is peak

You just need to watch this AMV to see what a man losing his mind looks like on a metaphysical plane.

Lorn - Sega Sunset

The three artists involved and what they were known for:
pre:
Director - Movies they are known for

Katsuhiro Otomo - Akira (1988), Steamboy (2004) 
Rintaro - Captain Harlock (1978), Metropolis (2001) 
Yoshiaki Kawajiri - Ninja Scroll (1993), Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000) 

EVIL Gibson fucked around with this message at 21:53 on Feb 17, 2024

Saoshyant

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EVIL Gibson posted:

my opinion is this collection is topped by Neo-Tokyo (45 min runtime) released the same year

Neo-Tokyo does look pretty cool, so I wouldn't be opposed to watch it at some point.

Saoshyant

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On Wednesday, it's Tarkovsky's Solaris (1972)



A film suggested by both Sloth and Mani, this one, much like Stalker, which we've watched recently, is more of a philosophical tale. This time, it's about the crew stuck in a space station on another solar system, observing the water world of Solaris. And they may be in the process of being contacted by alien beings whose mind(s) they do not understand or can even begin to grasp as a concept.

We'll also see the return of The Outer Limits, an episode titled "The Zanti Misfits" requested by Evil Gibson. This one has some seriously cheesy alien effects even for this show which was already infamous for it, but it's also an haunting allegory for how cruel the human race can be sometimes.



Starting on February 21, on the BYOB Discord, C&D Movie Nite channel:
The Outer Limits (S1E14) starts at 22:45 UTC (2:45pm PST / 5:45pm EST)
Solaris starts at 23:45 UTC (3:45 pm PST / 6:45 pm EST)

Saoshyant fucked around with this message at 15:28 on Feb 20, 2024

Saoshyant

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Slightly revision of scheduled times: because Solaris is looooong and there are already other scheduled events on the Discord, we are starting earlier than usual. 15 minutes, specifically.

Saoshyant

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Tonight, it's Dark City (1998, Director's Cut)



A film suggested by Evil Gibson, this one's as surreal and trippy as they can go. It's described as unsettling at times, confusing at others, but it's meant to be a visual ride throughout the whole experience like few other films in the genre.

I like this choice quote from a review:

Paste Magazine posted:

Classic movie fans who love 1920s German expressionism and 1940s American noir cinema were immediately smitten with Proyas’ seamless merging of the two styles. Yet Dark City wasn’t just a crafty homage to such films; it was also an exceptional realization of a terrific screenplay that delivered genuine genre mystery and thrills, and packed quite a punch with its shocking third act twist. This was a unique vision that took established cinematic art styles and managed to create its own universe with its own specific lore, all the while tastefully referencing the old styles from which it lovingly borrowed.

Despite the lackluster box office, a vocal minority of fans considered Dark City a masterpiece—Roger Ebert named it the best film of 1998 and recorded a glowing commentary on the DVD. Still, Proyas had issues with studio interference that he thought ruined some sections of his film. Ten years after its theatrical release, Proyas was able to release his Director’s Cut on home video.

CW, though: I've been informed this one does feature some heavy scenes of stalking, torture, and suicide.

Aside the main feature, we're also having another Star Trek:TNG episode, this time Q Who.

So, February 24, on the BYOB Discord, C&D Movie Nite channel:
Star Trek: TNG (S2E16) starts at 23:15 UTC (3:15 pm PST / 6:15pm EST)
Dark City starts at 00:00 UTC (4:00 pm PST / 7:00 pm EST)

Saoshyant fucked around with this message at 21:43 on Feb 24, 2024

Saoshyant

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Dark City was absolutely astonishing. You can see so many ideas and effects that were months later reused in the Matrix. And I'm certainly glad we watched the Director's Cut instead of the original theater version with that forced on introduction voice-over spoiling the whole premise.

Don't forget today is a Monday and we are having our special stream for Urasawa's Pluto! We are up to episode 4 now. It starts at 00:00 UTC (4:00 pm PST / 7:00 pm EST)

Saoshyant

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Tonight, we are watching THE CLASSIC. It's Blade Runner (1982)!



A beautiful film, just one of the best looking ever made, and with the perfect futuristic film-noir vibe. It rules and if you haven't watched it in a while, now's the right time to watch it again.

We're also having an episode of the British-American collab series about synths, Humans, 45 minutes before the main feature.



So, February 28, on the BYOB Discord, C&D Movie Nite channel:
Humans (S1E03) starts at 23:15 UTC (3:15 pm PST / 6:15pm EST)
Blade Runner starts at 00:00 UTC (4:00 pm PST / 7:00 pm EST)

Saoshyant

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Oh yeah, we ended up with so many films left to watch for February's month that we are extending Sci-Fi Month to cover March, too.

So, tonight, it's Moon (2009)



A suggestion from BFM, this is a rather unique film. A low stakes sci-fi tale of a lonely man stuck on the Moon, and the impact of such a profound isolation in one's mind. Amazing acting from the one actor on screen, plus an impressive execution to its crazy twists and evocative existential dread, it's a really good one.

Come watch it with us if you've never seen it before.

Also, another Star Trek: TNG episode, this time Elementary, Dear Data



Thus, March 2, on the BYOB Discord, C&D Movie Nite channel:
Star Trek: TNG (S2E03) starts at 23:15 UTC (3:15 pm PST / 6:15pm EST)
Moon starts at 00:00 UTC (4:00 pm PST / 7:00 pm EST)

Saoshyant

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Moon was amazing, don't let the critics tell you otherwise.

I just learned something neat about it according to Wikipedia:

quote:

To save further on production costs, Jones re-used several set pieces from an abandoned movie based on the BBC TV sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf.[18] These include the sleeping quarters and the corridor of the "secret room".

I knew some sets looked fairly familiar!

Oh, and don't forget we are still doing Pluto Mondays and that's tonight! Episode 5 of 8, 00:00 UTC (the usual movie nite time)

Saoshyant

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Tonight, it's Redline (2009)



A gorgeous animated film about an all important galaxy-wide racing event. It took 7 years to produce its more than 100000 hand drawn pictures, and it shows! Amazing soundtrack and memorable characters, too.

Additionally, we are also having another animated sci-fi feature, the anthology Neo Tokyo (1987) with three short films by different directors. Mixing high-end animation and a ton of artistic expression, this one's gonna be great. If nothing else, you can see the early work that led to the making of Akira shortly after, but I promise you there's a whole lot more here.



March 6, on the BYOB Discord, C&D Movie Nite channel:
Neo Tokyo starts at 23:00 UTC (3:00 pm PST / 6:00pm EST)
Redline at 00:00 UTC (4:00 pm PST / 7:00 pm EST)

Saoshyant fucked around with this message at 14:30 on Mar 6, 2024

Saoshyant

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Up next, it's Ex Machina (2014)



Described as mix of Frankenstein and 2001 Space Odyssey, it's a thought provoking tale with a small, tight cast of characters. Concise but also unpredictable, creepy and perfectly prescient of our current era.

Fittingly, we are also slotting in another episode of the rather good series Humans to go along with the main feature, and that should be our whole prescription of synth/android-based sci-fi for the rest of the month.

So, tomorrow March 9, on the BYOB Discord, C&D Movie Nite channel:
Humans (S1E04) starts at 23:10 UTC (3:10pm PST / 6:10pm EST)
Ex Machina starts at 00:00 UTC (4:00 pm PST / 7:00 pm EST)

Saoshyant

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Well, that was a pretty hosed up movie, let me tell you. And probably the best portrayal of how tech bros really are, which is sort of amazing, because ten years ago a large part of society was putting them on pedestals.

Anyway, tonight it's the sixth episode of Urusawa's Pluto. We are nearly at the end of that journey. Same place, same hour as the usual movie nite events. edit: last minute thing forced the cancellation of today’s episode, sorry all

Also, BFM made a cool, new countdown crab dancing video for Sci-Fi March, this one based after astronauts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh95-P3vWSM

Saoshyant fucked around with this message at 01:20 on Mar 12, 2024

Saoshyant

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We couldn't do two months of sci-fi movies and not feature at least one of the Alien(s) films at some point, so here we go!

This Wednesday, Alien (1979, theatrical version)



One of the genre's truly greats that time hasn't spoiled, Alien remains original, terrifying, and superbly atmospheric even to this day. Stunning direction, incredible music, and just the right amount of horror, suspense and sci-fi elements.

Here, I'll even promise to hold your hand when you get scared, so don't miss out!



Also, a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode before the film, it's Conspiracy, one of the best horror-themed ones in the series.

So, March 13, on the BYOB Discord, C&D Movie Nite channel:
Star Trek: TNG (S1E25) starts at 23:15 UTC (3:15pm PST / 6:15pm EST)
Alien starts at 00:00 UTC (4:00 pm PST / 7:00 pm EST)

Saoshyant

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Tonight, it's Arrival (2016)



An intimate study of reality and human condition with a lesser focus on big sci-fi theatrics. Complemented by a haunting score, griping realism, and excellent cinematography.

A jolly good time, for sure!

Additionally, another episode of the BBC+AMC Humans series before the film. The small group of self-aware synths keep trying to stay out of public eyes, but a three letter government agency gives them chase no matter the cost.

Do note that daylight savings changed the hours on the US a few days ago, but I'm in Europe and it hasn't happened here (yet), and I scheduled this one for the usual hour and the "usual hour" may now be different for you. For the next one, I'll try to realign with what most people watching are expecting, so bear with me for today.

So, March 16, on the BYOB Discord, C&D Movie Nite channel:
Humans (S1E05) starts at 23:00 UTC (4:00pm PDT / 7:00pm EDT)
Arrival starts at 00:00 UTC (5:00 pm PDT / 8:00 pm EDT)

Saoshyant

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Tonight, one of our final films, it's Starman (1984)



This was one was suggested by Stoner Sloth, and it's a story about an alien who comes to Earth after being "invited" by Voyager II. Directed by John Carpenter, it's actually a sci-fi love story, sweet, very 80's aesthetic and, more importantly, featuring amazing acting by Jeff Bridges, who just nails an alien character trying to live out as a human with all sort of perfect out-worldly mannerisms and tics.



Also featuring a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, The Defector, a pretty neat episode and the introduction of the Romulans in this universe.

Do note we are still adjusting times due to daylight savings in NA, which haven't applied yet to the parts of Europe that also do that bullshit, so it's a bit out of sync in comparison to the usual. We'll be aligning things better for our NA friends this Saturday.

So, March 20, on the BYOB Discord, C&D Movie Nite channel:
Star Trek: TNG (S3E10) starts at 23:15 UTC (4:15pm PDT / 7:15pm EDT)
Starman starts at 00:00 UTC (5:00 pm PDT / 8:00 pm EDT)

Saoshyant

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Close to the end now, tomorrow's film is Dune (2021)



Or "Dunc", who can say, really. "Part 1" for a part 2 that just released recently?? It's a rather good adaptation of the original novel and if you were mildly curious about it, this is your chance to come watch it with friends. Or you could rewatch it to prepare for part 2? Up to you!

Also featuring an episode of modern Doctor Who, a really good one called Heaven Sent



Do note that due to daylight shenanigans in NA, times have been adjusted and we are not starting on the same time we usually do if you are anywhere else in the world.

So, March 23, on the BYOB Discord, C&D Movie Nite channel:
Doctor Who (S9E11) starts at 22:00 UTC (3:00pm PDT / 6:00pm EDT)
Dune (2021) starts at 23:00 UTC (4:00 pm PDT / 7:00 pm EDT)

And if you need an invite, you can PM at any time our buddy Manifisto.

Saoshyant

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Today, the penultimate film, it's The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)



A sci-fi classic with an anti-war message, it's one of the few of its era that still holds up rather well.

Additionally, we are starting today the two parter Star Trek: The Next Generation The Best of Both Worlds with the second, final episode coming on Saturday.



So, March 27, on the BYOB Discord, C&D Movie Nite channel:
Star Trek: TNG (S3E26) starts at 22:15 UTC (3:15pm PDT / 6:15pm EDT)
The Day the Earth Stood Still starts at 23:00 UTC (4:00 pm PDT / 7:00 pm EDT)

Saoshyant

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Tonight, the final film of our sci-fi exploration, it's Edge of Tomorrow (2014)



A frantic mix of Groundhog Day and Independence Day that pulls both thrill and humor well. It's a good one and you won't want to miss it!




Also, the conclusion to the Star Trek: The Next Generation arc The Best of Both Worlds. This episode was the first in the fourth season and took a whole year to come out, leaving the audience hanging after the cliffhanger ending of season 3, so expectations were super high. And the landing? Very well achieved, too. It's a classic for a reason.

So, March 30, on the BYOB Discord, C&D Movie Nite channel:
Star Trek: TNG (S4E01) starts at 22:15 UTC (3:15pm PDT / 6:15pm EDT)
Edge of Tomorrow starts at 23:00 UTC (4:00 pm PDT / 7:00 pm EDT)

Saoshyant

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That was a pretty cool drat film. I don't think most would call it a "classic" but it's the finest example of a sci-fi block buster done very well.

Tonight's the final episode of Urasawa's Pluto at the usual time, and also the last I'll be streaming for a while as I'm taking an extended break. If anyone wants to take over movie nite "duty", feel free to say so.

Thank you all for coming to the many films and different themed months we have been doing since last year, and before that too under the original management!



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Saoshyant posted:

That was a pretty cool drat film. I don't think most would call it a "classic" but it's the finest example of a sci-fi block buster done very well.

Tonight's the final episode of Urasawa's Pluto at the usual time, and also the last I'll be streaming for a while as I'm taking an extended break. If anyone wants to take over movie nite "duty", feel free to say so.

Thank you all for coming to the many films and different themed months we have been doing since last year, and before that too under the original management!

Thank you Sao, you did a great job and showed some fantastic movies (and lovely crab footage)

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