Tag:Science Fiction
Posted on: April 16, 2009 8:11 am
Edited on: April 16, 2009 12:16 pm

Field of 64 Sci-Fi Movies - Round 1

 Another competition has come to a close, and Bill Cosby apparently is the best comedian. At least according to cbs posters. Time for a new round to start.

Now, I am sure I will get some complaints about leaving off a certain movie, or about the matchups, or even the seeding. I try to be as fair as possible when creating these lists. I search the internet for top 100 lists of a certain topic. I try to find at least 5 different lists. I will then calculate an average position for each item on the list so I can get a more accurate seeding. I then take the first 64 in the list and assign them seeds. The top 4 are 1 seeds, 5-8 are 2 seeds etc. I then set the areas by listing 1,2,3,4,4,3,2,1 over and over until I reach the end. I will then sort the list by group, then seed, and matchup 16 against 1, 15 against 2, and so on and so forth. To prove my honesty, many people who know me, know I am a huge Star Wars fan. If you look at the seedings, you will see that Episode III Revenge of the Sith is a 14 seed, while the vastly inferior Episode VI Return of the Jedi garnered a 7 seed.

A few rules that I would ask everyone to follow so that I am not pulling my hair out while running this thing.
1. Vote for all of the matchups. If you don't like either, or can't decide who you like better, flip a coin. When counting votes for 32 matchups, it is easier to know I tallied everything correctly if all matchups have the same number of votes.
2. You can bold your selection, or cross out the one you don't like, but keep your response in a list form, including the areas (east, west, etc.) Again, this just makes it easier for me to count up the votes
3. Not really a rule, but feel free to make comments on the matchups if you like. It makes for interesting reading

So without further ado, here are the matchups. original matchups have been changed to remove some duplicates.

Alpha Quadrent
#1 Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back vs.#16 Altered States
#2 The Terminator vs.#15 Gattaca
#3 Back To The Future vs.#14 The War of The Worlds
#4 Brazil vs.#13 Grindhouse
#5 The Thing vs.#12 Children of Men
#6 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) vs.#11 Galaxy Quest
#7 Donnie Darko vs.#10 Soylent Green
#8 Jurassic Park vs.#9 The Abyss

Beta Quadrant
#1 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope vs.#16 The Holy Mountain
#2 2001: A Space Odyssey vs.#15 Tron
#3 Metropolis  vs.#14 A.I. - Artificial Intelligence
#4 Close Encounters of the Third Kind vs.#13 Solaris
#5 The Incredibles  vs.#12 Ghostbusters
#6 The Prestige  vs.#11 Robocop
#7 Forbidden Planet vs.#10 Night of the Living Dead
#8 V for Vendetta  vs.#9 The Man from Earth

Gamma Quadrent
#1 The Matrix  vs.#16 Mad Max
#2 Aliens vs.#15 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
#3 Terminator 2: Judgment Day vs.#14 Star Trek: First Contact
#4 Planet of the Apes vs.#13 The Iron Giant
#5 12 Monkeys vs.#12 Serenity
#6 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial  vs.#11 The Invisible Man
#7 A Clockwork Orange vs.#10 Contact
#8 Young Frankenstein  vs.#9 Dr. Strangelove or : How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Delta Quadrent
#1 Alien vs.#16 The Fly
#2 Blade Runner vs.#15 Starship Troopers
#3 The Day the Earth Stood Still vs.#14 Dark City
#4 Bride of Frankenstein vs.#13 The Time Machine
#5 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi vs.#12 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
#6 Stalker  vs.#11 Independence Day
#7 Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan vs.#10 Iron Man
#8 The Fifth Element vs.#9 Frankenstein



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