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AFI  AFI's 10 Top 10 - Sci-Fi

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Back to the Future
Back to the Future [DVD videorecording]

Back to the Future: It's the mid-80's, and Marty McFly is your average 17-year-old slacker who happens to be friends with an inventor, Doc Brown. Doc's latest invention is a time machine, that ends up transporting Marty back to 1955 where he must bring his parents together so that he will exist when he gets back to his own time.



9
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Invasion of the Body Snatchers [DVD videorecording]

Plant-like extraterrestrials have invaded Santa Mira, a small town in California, replicating the villagers in giant seed "pods" and taking possession of their souls while they sleep. In a terrifying race, for his life, Dr. Bennell escapes to warn the world of the deadly invasion of the pod people.

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Terminator 2
Terminator 2 [(DVD)videorecording]

A lethal cyborg, the T-1000, has been sent back from 2029 A.D. to present day Los Angeles on a mission to kill the boy destined to lead the freedom fighters of the future. The original Terminator cyborg is reprogrammed and sent to save the boy, assisted by the boy's mother, a woman warrior whose warnings of a world headed toward nuclear disaster go unheeded.

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7
Alien
Alien [(DVD)videorecording]

Terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. Each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left.

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6
Blade Runner
Blade Runner [DVD videorecording]

Rick Deckard prowls the steel-and-microchip jungle of 21st-century Los Angeles. He's a "blade runner" stalking genetically-made criminal replicants. His assignment: kill them. Their crime: wanting to be human. This new version omits Deckard's voiceover narration, develops in slightly greater detail the romance between Deckard and Rachel, and removes the "uplifting" finale.

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The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Day the Earth Stood Still [(DVD)videorecording]

A spaceship lands in Washington, D.C., capturing the attention of the world. But the alien emissary (Michael Rennie) it brings refuses to reveal his mission to any single government, leaving the military, the politicians, and millions of ordinary people to wait in fear. Soon their distrust turns to calls for violence. But one young woman and her son befriend him and soon realize that they may be all that stands between the human race and total destruction.

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4
A Clockwork Orange
A Clockwork Orange [DVD videorecording]

"Stamping, whomping, stealing, singing, tap-dancing, violating, Derby-topped hooligan Alex has a good time -- at the tragic expense of others. His journey from amoral punk to brainwashed proper citizen and back again forms the dynamic arc of Stanley Kubrick's future-shock vision of the Anthony Burgess novel"--Container.

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3
E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial
E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial [DVD videorecording]

A 10-year old boy befriends a creature from another planet that has been stranded on earth.

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2
Star Wars, Episode IV
Star Wars. Episode IV, [(DVD)videorecording].

A rebel ship is being boarded by the tyrannical Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker, with his new allies, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, C-3PO, R2-D2, attempt to rescue rebel leader, Princess Leia, from the clutches of the Empire. The conclusion is culminated as the Rebels, including Skywalker and flying ace Wedge Antilles make an attack on the Empires most powerful and ominous weapon, the Death Star.

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2001, A Space Odyssey
2001, A Space Odyssey [DVD videorecording]

A science fiction film which moves from the pre-historic birth of intelligence toward the emergence of man as pure thought somewhere in the future.

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