Are you saying that 2001 is on your BAD MOVIE list ? Blasphemey !!!2001 it realy looked like NASA could get us there, we were in the middle of the moon race and landings after all.
Silent Running, bad soundtrack, great models, fun robots!
allthough Kubrik decided to do that majorly because he felt a slingshot manouver would a) make the film too long and b) noone would know what a slingshot actually is, and he wanted to avoid silliy explanating dialogue that would seem unlikely among a crew that was portraied as very professional and matter-of-factley. Effects had nothing to do with it.the book had Discovery slinging past Jupiter and heading for Saturn, but Kubrick changed the script to a stop at Jupiter.
I think that 2001 is very good until the second part , when bowman enter in the monolith, after this is a psychedelic travel with no sense in the plot. also is a mess because books and movies have different scenarios .
2001 is a mith because it is the most realistic movie for the time and it´s photography and music but released today could be a normal movie.
and the external and SFX shot were recycled from Battlestar Galactica (the 1978 original series).
One of the best sci fi shows ever has to be Stargate SG1. Well done. It did not insult your intelligence, and it was realistic. The writing was really good too, the way they can go from funny to serious is was well done.
Most peeps here prefer sci without the fi...