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Anyone have any scifi from before 1985 that they think still holds up?

@aredridel Apparently, A Clockwork Orange is a scifi film, so that, I guess. Also, in looking up a list of scifi films, I discovered a film called Nude on the Moon, which I must now see.

@aredridel Oh! Oh! Terminator was 70's, wasn't it? Damn good film. Alien was also 70's, right? The only thing is, you've probably already seen both of those.

@aredridel most of star trek tos has a lot of good episodes, tho the set decoration can take some adjusting to

Ursula K Le Guin’s pre-80’s stuff is all pretty solid (Earthsea started in 1968, Left Hand of Darkness is 1969, all the short stories in Winds 12 Quarters are pre-1975, etc)

@aredridel I havent read Butler’s earlier stuff (i loved the parable series) but its definitely on my list! She started publishing in the early 70’s i think

@Satsuma Yeah, that's about the list I came up with too, and I'm wondering how much holds up to modern standards. Left Hand of Darkness is okay, but as storytelling of scifi we've come a long way. And a lot of stuff couldn't be aimed at directly because it would never get published — so it's cleverly built but obtuse.

@aredridel yeah i’ll be interested to see if anyone has any other recommendations! I definitely don’t read a ton of older scifi so I’m not necessarily the person to go to for this kinda thing haha

@aredridel Hmmm… how about:

The 1976 movie adaptation of “Logan’s Run”.

The 1966 movie adaptation of “Fantastic Voyage”.

The 1956 original movie “Forbidden Planet”.

The 1954 movie adaptation of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”.

@aredridel

Yeah … while one of the sub’s crew on Fantastic Voyage is a woman, and Logan’s Run becomes a Logan-Jessica team-up, on Forbidden Planet the one woman is a damsel in distress, and I don’t recall any women on the Nautilus.

That’s all the “pre-1985” and “holds up” I’ve seen.

Definitely avoid 1968’s Barbarella. Despite having a female protagonist, it’s basically eye-candy for straight boys, which anyone under 30 will not be able to sit through, even ironically.

@tenthousandworlds aye. I's funny, i have so much less a problem with ogling than objectification. Once in a while an old film comes through on that front

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