Best Space Movie

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After its tremendous showing in the Sight and Sound poll it's time for ILX's favourite monkey costumes and Reggie Perrin movie to step into the arena and finally settle whether it's the best film ever about space. Which it is set in. Unlike lesser earthbound movies.

Poll Results

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2001 11
Space is the Place 11


Kieth Encounter (Noodle Vague), Friday, 20 January 2023 06:11 (two weeks ago) link

Space Is The Place obv.

A Drunk Man Looks At Partick Thistle (Tom D.), Friday, 20 January 2023 10:19 (two weeks ago) link

my least fave Kubrick vs a Sun Ra movie. I'll just pretend I've seen the latter for the sake of voting against the odyssey into tedium!

calzino, Friday, 20 January 2023 10:38 (two weeks ago) link

Worth it for the scene where he materializes in the youth club alone.

A Drunk Man Looks At Partick Thistle (Tom D.), Friday, 20 January 2023 10:47 (two weeks ago) link

Voted Space Is The Place but that's actually set on Earth iirc? Which is in space, but then The Long Goodbye is a space movie too.

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 20 January 2023 10:53 (two weeks ago) link

Starts off on Sun Ra's home planet.

A Drunk Man Looks At Partick Thistle (Tom D.), Friday, 20 January 2023 11:00 (two weeks ago) link

the long goodbye is a space movie yes

mark s, Friday, 20 January 2023 11:11 (two weeks ago) link

I have never seen Space is the Place :-(

xyzzzz__, Friday, 20 January 2023 12:11 (two weeks ago) link

same, but the good news is I found a torrent

calzino, Friday, 20 January 2023 12:21 (two weeks ago) link

There was a really nice remastered DVD of Space is the Place some years ago.

but also fuck you (unperson), Friday, 20 January 2023 12:23 (two weeks ago) link

I got Space is the Place dvd as a birthday present from my bro. Contains space content

Kieth Encounter (Noodle Vague), Friday, 20 January 2023 12:52 (two weeks ago) link

Posting this in ILE instead of ILM is a fair move

عباس کیارستمی (Eric H.), Friday, 20 January 2023 13:10 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah its an invitation to judge the movieness rather than the soundtracks alone

Kieth Encounter (Noodle Vague), Friday, 20 January 2023 17:06 (two weeks ago) link

space is the place is more like stargate except the good guys go the other direction abd the gate actually leads to the wonderful world of spiritual jazz

the late great, Friday, 20 January 2023 18:55 (two weeks ago) link

SitP is on the Criterion Channel, for those of you who have access.

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Friday, 20 January 2023 19:26 (two weeks ago) link

it's also on youtube (i am watching it now)

mark s, Friday, 20 January 2023 19:36 (two weeks ago) link

God help me I've seen at least some of Emmanuelle in Space

Whole Emmanuelle franchise is worth a thread of brow-furrowing tbh

Kieth Encounter (Noodle Vague), Friday, 20 January 2023 19:39 (two weeks ago) link

No Spaceballs love?

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 20 January 2023 19:42 (two weeks ago) link

'Carry On Emmannuelle' is so bad that it stalled the Carry On series until Columbus finally killed it off.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Friday, 20 January 2023 19:43 (two weeks ago) link

But Office Space is right out.

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Friday, 20 January 2023 20:12 (two weeks ago) link

Ice station zebra is a space movie, fight me

not too strange just bad audio (brimstead), Friday, 20 January 2023 20:35 (two weeks ago) link

The answer is For All Mankind, and not just for the Eno soundtrack.

Hideous Lump, Friday, 20 January 2023 22:43 (two weeks ago) link

I saw Carry On Emmanuelle as a kid in the early home video age and that's correct, it is not good

It's not an Emmanuelle movie tho tbf

Kieth Encounter (Noodle Vague), Friday, 20 January 2023 23:14 (two weeks ago) link

Not a Carry On either, sad last minute snatch at the Confessions genre, possibly killed Kenneth Williams from embarrassment and that's in among a strong field

Kieth Encounter (Noodle Vague), Friday, 20 January 2023 23:16 (two weeks ago) link

Office Space 2: Space Office

calstars, Friday, 20 January 2023 23:24 (two weeks ago) link

Damn it feels good to be a binary star

Kieth Encounter (Noodle Vague), Friday, 20 January 2023 23:30 (two weeks ago) link

Space Is The Place so long as it's not the terrible director's cut.

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Friday, 20 January 2023 23:40 (two weeks ago) link

write in vote for space jam 2

nxd, Friday, 20 January 2023 23:50 (two weeks ago) link

Emmanuelle in Space just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to softcore sci-fi, obv. All-purpose Brit hack/auteur Norman J Warren gave us Outer Touch aka Spaced Out:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_Touch

Hammer's post-2001 SF/Western/Comedy, Moon Zero Two, does not have a v gd reputation with Hammerologists but it's pretty good fun imho, and wld be my write-in vote:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_Zero_Two

Ward Fowler, Monday, 23 January 2023 13:19 (one week ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 31 January 2023 00:01 (four days ago) link

As someone on this board said in the mists of time, arent all movies set in space?

my opinionation (Hamildan), Tuesday, 31 January 2023 09:52 (four days ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 1 February 2023 00:01 (three days ago) link

Woah

Alicia Silver Stone (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 1 February 2023 00:36 (three days ago) link

Space Is The Place is now showing on HBO Max.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 2 February 2023 01:28 (two days ago) link

going to PKs

I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THE DIAPER GOT LOOSE (Neanderthal), Thursday, 2 February 2023 01:31 (two days ago) link

Best poll since feel it in the air vs permanent scars

(especially because everyone knows the correct answer is Galaxy Quest)

forbidden fruit salad (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 2 February 2023 01:40 (two days ago) link

By the way, for those who missed it, in the poll feel it in the air vs permanent scars, the choices were feel it in the air (on one hand) and permanent scars (on the other).

So for most people the choice was whether to go with feel it in the air, or permanent scars.

forbidden fruit salad (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 2 February 2023 01:43 (two days ago) link


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