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120,288. The year is 2019. Or maybe it’s 2049. We’re on a post-apocalyptic Earth ravaged by nuclear war or in a galaxy far far away. I’ll be travelling across Time and Space to discover what makes the perfect Science Fiction movie. (Film & Science Fiction Films) Mark Kermode’s Secrets of Cinema IV: Science Fiction
120,289. Science fiction: where the future is whatever we make it. (Films & Science Fiction Films) ibid.
120,290. The Time Machine … 2001: A Space Odyssey … Vertigo … Twelve Monkeys … La Jetee … The Terminator … Back to the Future … Arrival … Interstellar … Le Voyage Dans La Lune … Interplanetary Revolution (USSR) … Woman in the Moon … Sunshine … Close Encounters of a Third Kind … Star Wars … Conquest of Space … Alien … The Ninth Configuration … Silent Running … Gravity … Robinson Crusoe on Mars … The Martian … Solaris … Pitch Black … Independence Day … The Thing … Mars Attacks! … The Day the Earth Stood Still … Invasion of the Body Snatchers … Planet of the Apes … War of the Worlds … The Brother from Another Planet … District 9 … Alive in Joburg … The War Game … Under the Skin … The Man Who Fell to Earth … Wall-E … Forbidden Planet … Silent Running … Metropolis … Ex Machina … Blade Runner … Ghost in the Shell (Jap) … The Matrix … AI Artificial Intelligence … Marjorie Prime … Her … Just Imagine … Alphaville … Akira (Jap) … Blade Runner 49 … Born in Flames … Robocop … The Hunger Games … The Maze Runner … A Wrinkle in Time … First Spaceship on Venus … Project Moonbase … Space is the Place … Black Panther … (Film & Science Fiction Films) ibid.
23,623. The Department of Alien Affairs ... We try to engage. (Science Fiction Films & Alien) District 9 ***** 2009 starring Sharlto Copley & Jason Cope & David James & Vanessa HaywIood & Mandla Gaduka & Kenneth Nkosi & Eugene Khumbanyiwa & Louis Minaar & William Allen Young & Nathalie Boltt et al, director Neill Blomkamp, Wikus opening scene in the department
23,624. There was a million of them. So what was a temporary holding zone soon became fenced, soon became militarized, and before we knew it it was a slum. (Science Fiction Films & Alien) ibid. sociologist
23,625. For Use By Humans Only. ibid. sign
23,626. Locals Demand Removal Of All Extra=terrestrials. (Science Fiction Films & Alien) ibid. television news
23,627. Don't point your fucking tentacles at me! (Science Fiction Films & Alien) ibid. Wikus to alien
23,628. I love watching prawns die. (Science Fiction Films & Alien) ibid. rozzer
23,602. Alien sequence: Ash, that transmission – Mother’s deciphered part of it. It doesn’t look like an SOS. Well I – it looks like a warning. I’m gonna go out after them. Alien ***** 1979 starring Sigourney Weaver & Tim Skerritt & Veronica Cartwright & Harry Dean Stanton & John Hurt & Ian Holm & Yaphet Kotto & Bolaji Badejo & Helen Horton et al, director Ridley Scott, Ripley
23,603. Alien life-form. Like it’s been dead a long time. (Science Fiction Films & Alien) ibid. Captain
23,604. It’s full of leathery objects like eggs I suppose. (Science Fiction Films & Alien) ibid. Hurt
23,605. It seems to have life. Organic life. (Science Fiction Films & Alien) ibid.
23,606. You do your job; let me do mine, yes? (Science Fiction Films & Job) ibid. Ash
23,607. Nostromo Rerouted to New Co-Ordinates. Investigate Life Form. Gather Specimen. Priority One Insure Return of Organism for Analysis. All Other Considerations Secondary. Crew Expendable. (Science Fiction Films & Alien) ibid. computer
23,608. Ash is a goddamned robot! (Science Fiction Films & Robot) ibid. Parker
23,609. Bring back life form. Priority One. All other priorities rescinded ... Perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility. (Science Fiction Films & Alien) ibid. Ash
23,610. I got you, you sonofabitch. ibid. Ripley
23,611. Final report of the commercial starship Nostromo. Third officer reporting. The other members of the crew, Kane, Lambert, Parker, Brett, Ash and Captain Dallas, are dead. Cargo and ship destroyed. I should reach the frontier in about six weeks. With a little luck, the network will pick me up. This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off. ibid. closing lines
23,612. You were out there for fifty-seven years. Aliens 1986 starring Sigourney Weaver & Michael Biehn & Paul Reiser & Lance Henriksen & Carrie Henn & Bill Paxton & William Hope & Jenette Goldstein & Al Matthews & Mark Rolston et al, director Ridley Scott, company bloke to Weaver
23,613. I’m ready, man. Check it out! I am the ultimate bad-ass! State of the bad-ass art! You do not want to fuck with me. Check it out! Hey, Ripley, don’t worry. Me and my squad of ultimate bad-asses will protect you! Check it out. Independently targeting particle-beam phalanx. WHAP! Fry half a city with this puppy. We got tactical smart missiles, phase plasma pulse rifles, RPGs. We got sonic, electronic ball breakers! We got nukes, we got knives, sharp sticks. (Science Fiction Films & Weapons) ibid. Private Hudson
23,614. So who’s laying these eggs? (Science Fiction Film & Eggs) ibid. Ripley
87,714. Fiorina ‘Fury’ 161 outer-veil mineral ore refinery double-y chromosome-work correctional facility maximum security. Aliens 3 1992 starring Sigourney Weaver & Charles S Dutton & Charles Dance & Paul McGann & Brian Glover & Ralph Brown & Danny Webb & Christopher John Fields & Holt McCallany & Lance Henriksen et al, director, opening caption
87,715. Standing Crew: 42 enlisted, 7 science officers. Alien Resurrection 1997 starring Sigourney Weaver & Winona Ryder & Ron Perlman & Dominique Pinon & Dan Hedaya & J E Freeman & Brad Dourif & Raymond Cruz & Kim Flowers & Gary Dourdan & Leland Orser & Michael Wincott et al, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, opening caption
87,716. You going to kill me or what? ibid. Ripley to robot
87,717. Why do you go on living? ibid. Robot to Ripley
23,615. I think they want us to come and find them. Prometheus ***** 2012 starring Michael Fassbender & Charlize Theron & Noomi Rapace & Guy Pearce & Logan Marshall-Green & Rafe Spall & Sean Harris & Kate Dickie & Benedict Wong et al, director Ridley Scott, her to him
23,616. Weyland Corporation: Building Better Worlds. (Science Fiction Films & Corporation) ibid. slogan
23,617. We call them engineers. They engineered us. (Science Fiction Films & Engineering) ibid. Elizabeth Shaw
23,618. It’s us. It’s everything. What killed them? ibid.
23,619. Well, doctor, it’s not exactly a traditional foetus. ibid. David
23,620. It must feel like your God’s abandoned you. (Science Fiction Films & God) ibid. David
23,621. If these things made us, surely they can save us. ibid. old man
23,622. Doesn’t everyone want their parents dead? (Science Fiction Films & Parents) ibid. David
117,587. I am your father … You are my creation. Alien Covenant 2017 starring Michael Fassbender & Katherine Waterston & Billy Crudup & Danny McBride & Demian Bichir & Carmen Ejogo & Jussie Smollett & Nathaniel Dean et al, director Ridley Scott, opening scene
117,588. Colonization vessel: Covenant; Date: December 5 2104; Crew: 15; Cargo: 2,000 colonists, 1,140 embryos; Destination: Origae-6; ETA: 7 years, 4 months. ibid. captions
117,589. What the fuck was that! There’s another one! ibid. down on planet
117,590. Every mission needs a good synthetic. ibid. planet synthetic
98,456. Oxygen levels critical. (Mars & Science Fiction) The Martian 2015 starring Matt Damon & Jessica Chastain & Jeff Daniels & Christen Wiig & Michael Pena & Sebastian Stan & Sean Bean & Kate Mara & et al, director Ridley Scott, wakes up alone
98,457. Mars will come to fear my botany powers. (Mars & Science Fiction) ibid. Watney
98,458. I colonised Mars. (Mars & Science Fiction) ibid.
98,459. There’s something big and beautiful and greater than me. (Mars & Science Fiction) ibid.
7,089. Enjoy your last walk. Gravity 2013 starring Sandra Bullock & George Clooney, director Alfonso Cuaron, control to Clooney
87,713. What’s the point of going on? What’s the point of living? ibid. Clooney to Bullock
119,555. The CW-7 which despite being the topic of so much controversy over the past seven years has continued development … The artificial cooling substancw CW-7 will success in bringing average global temperatures down to manageable levels. (GBH Films & Science Fiction & Climate Science) Snowpiercer 2013 starring Chris Evans & Song Kang-ho & Tilda Swinton & Jamie Bell & Octavia Spencer & Ewan Bremner & John Hurt & Ed Harris & Go Ah-sung & Luke Pasqualino & Alison Pill et al, director Bong Joon-ho, opening news snippets
119,556. Soon after dispersing CW-7 the world froze. All life became extinct. The precious few who boarded the Rattling Arc are humanity’s last survivors. (GBH Films & Science Fiction & Climate Science) ibid. captions
119,557. Passengers, this is not a shoe, this is disorder. This is size ten chaos … We must all of us in this train of life remain in our allotted station. (GBH Films & Science Fiction & Chaos & Order) ibid. Minister Mason
119,558. My friend, you suffer from the misplaced optimism of the doomed. (GBH Films & Science Fiction & Optimism) ibid.
119,559. The engine is sacred. And Wilford is divine. (GBH Films & Science Fiction Films) ibid.
119,002. If this is some sort of peaceful first contact, why send twelve, why not just one? Arrival 2016 starring Amy Adams & Jeremy Renner & Forest Whistaker & Michael Stuhlbarg & Mark O’Brien & Tzi Ma & Abigail Pniowsky & Julia Scarlett Dan & Jadyn Malone & Frank Schorpion et al, director Dennis Villeneuve, news
119,003. Violence continues to spread across the US today … ibid.
119,004. The first photographs of the aliens goes viral. ibid. news
119,005. It has to do with a really rare disease and it’s unstoppable. ibid. Louise
119,006. This is where your story begins: the day they departed. ibid.
87,718. It’s an old federal textbook; we’ve replaced them with the corrected version. Explaining how the Apollo missions were faked to bankrupt the Soviet Union. Interstallar 2014 starring Matthew McConaughey & Anne Hathaway & Jessica Chastain & Mackenzie Foy & Ellen Burstyn & John Lithgow & Michael Caine & Casey Affleck & Timothee Chalamet & Wes Bentley & Bill Irwin & Topher Grace & David Gyasi & Josh Stewart et al, director Christopher Nolan, woman in office to father
87,719. We’re not meant to save the world; we’re meant to leave it. ibid. Caine