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  1. Iron Horse

    Iron Horse New Member

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    Don't know the name but the theme is the usa in the future is run by an under ground goverment that keeps eveyone the same by handiecapping everyone so no one is better then anyone else. a rebel kid is recruted by the goverment to join them but he take control of the airwave and plays all kinds of cool music that was kept from the general public. he also gets the daughter of one of the leaders pregnet and she has her mind blanked out to forget. there son is born and it ends with him playing bootleg copies of the broadcast that him and his buddies listen to and they take off there handycap devices. the mom hears the music and she starts to cry because she hasn't forgot everything.

    Hope that helps someone tell me the name of this moive.

    Iron Horse
     
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    Is it the TV movie adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron, starring Sean Astin?
     
  4. Iron Horse

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    No thats not it. There was no band and the goverment keeps everything very 1950's like, clothes, dress, houses.
     
  5. Iron Horse

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    Looking for moive

    it takes place in the future but the goverment keeps everything very 1950's like. Houses, dress, styles. There was no band.
    Hope someone can help

    Iron Horse
     
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    looking for moive

    You got Banger Thanks
    How do you remeber that kind of stuff?
     
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    "Harrison Bergeron" is one of my favorite Kurt Vonnegut short stories :)
     
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    I hope someone will recognize what my child says he saw as a child, he most likely saw this in the late 80's early 90's. Well here goes this is what he says the show/movie was about. "A girl kept hostage by some kind of witch that has a glass cabinet full of heads, she removes her head before going to bed. The girl can see her through a keyhole, and in this room where she is kept she finds a gold round ball that turns into a robot of some kind that she keeps going with a key in his back. She also makes a scarecrow come to life with something like magic dust? Ther scarecrow has a pumpkin head. At some point she escapes from the room and gets ahold of one of the heads and drops it, as it shatters on the floor all the other heads wake up and start screaming, which wakes the headless witch. This is all he remembers. I hope someone knows what this show/movie is, I am beginning to think he was having nightmares. Any help will be appreciated.:confused:
     
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    Thank You So Much

    You Are Awsome!! That Is What We Were Looking For. Thank You Again So Much. :d :d :d
     
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    Looking for the name of an old,old SciFi movie

    Hope someone can help me remember the name of an old scifi movie. It was B/W. A crew lands on a planet and when they leave an alien boards their ship unknown to them.
    They battle the alien all the way back to earth. I thought it was "It came from outer space" or "It, the creature from outer space" but I cant find it anywhere.
    Peggy
     
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    I think it was a Sci-Fi series or it may have been a TV movie... I think it also could be a B5 spin off, but don't quote me on that.

    The only thing I can remember was the annoying weapon system that the ship had - it required a member of the crew (I know it was a women) to drop into the VR battle system that made it look like she was floating in space. She then had to use her arms and legs to kick and punch energy balls at the enemy space craft.

    I seem to remember the program/film being ok other than this stupid system.
     
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    Sounds like the Babylon 5 TV movie 'Legend of the Rangers'. It was intended as a pilot for a potential Rangers TV show, but hardly anybody watched it (some say due to crap scheduling, which was certainly an issue) so nothing came of it.

    Despite being a massive B5 fan (and thus I can forgive most of its flaws!) LotR is undeniably a very poor outing, with poor continuity, tired ideas and, as you say, some very silly and unnecessary sci-fi concepts.

    The new B5 DVD 'short story' movies sound far more promising, especially given JMS' long break from the show and his current good writing form shown in his comics.
     
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    Wulfa_Jones Gentleman and Scholar

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    Had a feeling it may have been something like that... I wasn't very impressed by the movie.
     
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    Metal-Demon ~ Metal Forever ~

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    Help Identify An Old Childrens Sci-Fi Movie From The UK

    In the late 70's (perhaps very early 80's) I recall seeing a British movie (geared, I suppose to a younger audience) about a young school boy who happened upon a "magical orb" that had some mysterious powers (essentially it looked like a shiny steel ball-bearing that could sit in the palm of his hand). The boy "befriends" the strange, fascinating object and soon silliness ensues, with a few life-lessons thrown in for good measure.

    Now, I seem to remember some misadventures with the orb that land the young boy in trouble with some crooks/local criminal element who then decide they must possess the orb for some reason or another (presumably to further their lawless endeavours).

    The young boy tries to hide/protect the orb, and enlists some of his mates (one young girl in particular, if I recall correctly) In the end, the bad guys concoct a devious plan to capture the "ball", but it turns out that the "ball" is actually a benevolent alien life form investigating Earth and calls down it's fellow aliens (who were "waiting" in orbit? I dunno ... ) who then proceed to attack the bad-guys en masse, after which they escape back into space, leaving a tearful farewell for the young boy and his alien friend.

    That's pretty much all I can remember ... but I really liked that little film, and it'd be nice to know what it was called, so that I might find it again one day.

    Thanks in advance, and apologies on my terrible memory! :)
     
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    I was one of the 50 or so people who actually saw the movie when it was in the theaters :D
     
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    Does any body know what this movie is?

    I remember an old black and white si-fi movie where these old space ships like the one in Zoom: acadamy for super hero's, was attacking Earth. We were defending earth with these trucks that had large ray guns on them. Do any of you know the title of this movie?
     
  19. raggedyman

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    "Earth Vs The Flying Saucers" 1956
     
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    Thanks

    Thanks for the answer. I'v been thinking about that movie for a while.