Science Fiction Movies

Along with introducing me to Star Trek my father also introduced me to several Science Fiction movies during the late 80s and into the 90s. This is by no means a complete list – I left off some of the more popular movies of the time such as – Star Wars (which I’m going to do a separate post on), and E.T. The movies below are among the movies I remember the most and I know I enjoyed the most. They’re also the movies that if they were on we’d watch no matter what:

“Silent Running” (released in 1972), “In a future where all plant life on Earth has been made extinct, except for a few specimens preserved in a fleet of space-borne freight ships converted to carry greenhouse domes. When orders come from Earth to jettison and destroy the domes, the botanist aboard the greenhouse-ship ‘Valley Forge’ rebels. . .”

“Enemy Mine” (released in 1985), “On a far distant planet, at the height of the war between the Dracon and Terran Empires, two military pilots crash in the heat of battle. One is Terran, one is Drac…”

“The Last Starfighter” (released in 1984), “A video gaming teen, seemingly doomed to stay at his trailer park home all his life, finds himself recruited as a gunner for an alien defense force…”

“Dune” (released in 1984), “In the distant future, a man appears who may be the prophet that a long-suffering galaxy has been waiting for…”

“The Abyss” (released in 1989), “A civilian diving team are enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species…”

“Flight of the Navigator”, (released in 1986), “A 12-year old boy is abducted by an alien space craft in 1978 and is returned to Earth eight years later without having aged a day…”

“*batteries not included”, (released in 1987), “Five little spacecraft which arrive on Earth just in time to help out some New Yorkers getting kicked out of a tenement…”

“D.A.R.Y.L.”, (released in 1985), “”Daryl” (whose name is an acronym for “Data-Analysing Robot Youth Lifeform”) is an experiment in Artificial Intelligence, created by the government. Although physically indistinguishable from an ordinary ten-year-old boy, his brain is actually a super-sophisticated microcomputer with several unique capabilities…”

I’m definitely going to come back to this topic at some point and do a much better list. I also want to re-watch some of these movies and do reviews for them as well.

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