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Nuclear Bomb Explosion Movies

Postby LtWaldo » Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:49 am

I don't know if someone has created a thread about this yet - but I think we should share those awesome nuke moments in film history.

To get it started, I really like the opening credits of Thirteen Days with all the nukes exploding everywhere.
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Postby Azati Prime » Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:24 am

I like the Cylon attack in Battlestar Galactica.
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Postby Rkiver » Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:11 am

Then there was the only decent thing about Terminator 3, the view of earth from space with multiple nukes going off.
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Postby Phydaux » Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:02 pm

Empire of the Sun is one of my favourite films. A very poetic depiction of the bombing of Japan.
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Postby LtWaldo » Fri Jun 30, 2006 12:42 am

Azati Prime wrote:I like the Cylon attack in Battlestar Galactica.
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dude - I love BSG!! Everyone on the IV forums should watch it.
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Postby trickfred » Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:02 am

...It was about half an hour before I could speak after the 2nd season finale...

...I almost literally salivate when ever I think of what's in store for season three....
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Postby LtWaldo » Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:25 am

trickfred wrote:...It was about half an hour before I could speak after the 2nd season finale...

...I almost literally salivate when ever I think of what's in store for season three....


ok....I'm not that bad...but it does give me shivers when I watch it.
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Postby trickfred » Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:21 am

LtWaldo wrote:
trickfred wrote:...It was about half an hour before I could speak after the 2nd season finale...

...I almost literally salivate when ever I think of what's in store for season three....


ok....I'm not that bad...but it does give me shivers when I watch it.


I exaggerate a smudge. But still, while there have been one-two episodes a season I could have done without, the show is light years ahead of the 'new' Stargate SG-1 (Ben Bowden was great in Farscape, but he's no Jack O'Neil, long live RDA), and Atlantis has already, in its second season, fallen into a portal and has been transported to the magically mediocre Realm of Formulaica - a place SG-1 bought a summer home in way back in season eight. What other 'great' sci-fi shows are there these days?

And to stay on topic...

King Dinosaur

Plot: Four astronauts land on a planet that has 'drifted' into our solar system, where they find iguana-like dinosaurs (real iguanas with horns and stuff glued/stapled/etc onto them) and 'Joey the Lemur' (which is really a kinkajou). They get scared, so they nuke the place.

The MST3K treatment of this movie is a classic, and MUST be seen. :D
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Postby xander » Fri Jun 30, 2006 3:23 pm

trickfred wrote:What other 'great' sci-fi shows are there these days?

At any given time in history, has there been more than one, maybe two good sci-fi shows on television? How many periods have there been with no good sci-fi? It might be argued that there were two shows in the 90s: DS9 and B5. In the 80s? *shrugs* I could probably count all of the good sci-fi shows that have ever been aired on both hands and a foot...

Plus: Doctor Who?

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Postby Montyphy » Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:09 pm

What about Farscape?
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Postby trickfred » Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:49 pm

By these days, I meant 'currently in production and/or airing'. (I loved Farscape!)

The new BSG is it, at least on this side of the pond, IMO.

I'd be inclined to call Doctor Who fantasy, rather than sci-fi, but that's just me, YMMV. And though it's nice that it's on the air again, and I dig the new Cybermen, I have my own problems with the current iteration, mostly due to Davies' lack of imagination when it comes to season-wide story arcs. But that's straying off topic yet again. :D

(Not that we ever stray off topic here!)
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Postby xander » Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:14 pm

trickfred wrote:But that's straying off topic yet again. :D

Tell ya what: I am far more interested in this discussion of television science fiction than the idea of posting picutures of movie nukes. I will head over to the lounge and start a new topic.

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Postby NeoThermic » Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:22 pm

xander wrote:
trickfred wrote:But that's straying off topic yet again. :D

Tell ya what: I am far more interested in this discussion of television science fiction than the idea of posting picutures of movie nukes. I will head over to the lounge and start a new topic.

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Noo! continue it here. We must uphold our ability to derail any topic into off-topic discussion for about 10 pages before getting back on to topic!

(plus it changes the standard deviation of this forum to not discuss things here; I did some statistical samples ;) )

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Postby xander » Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:29 pm

Too late :P

By the way: my favorite image of nukes in the movies is from Dr. Strangelove:
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Postby Babylon5 » Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:33 pm

That is the only bit of that film I've seen :/
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