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    Quote Originally Posted by MYSTERIOUS TRAVELLER View Post
    for the Sci-Fi fans: what's your favorite space ship?
    Favorite? I don't know. I like a lot for different reasons.

    I like Discovery One from 2001 and the Valley Forge from Silent Running because they seem realistic.

    The shuttles in Alien and Aliens I liked a lot.

    And how could anyone not like the mother ship from Close Encounters?

    Of all the Star Trek ships, I liked Voyager best. The Borg Cube is a close second; it's so menacing looking.

    The Pan Am Space Clipper from 2001 has got to be the coolest looking ship ever.

    But the ultimate has got to be the Star Destroyer from Star Wars. It's just so damn iconic.

    I love the Enterprise, but recently found a new favorite which I absolutely love
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    I'll go with the original Klingon Bird Of Prey.

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    Her--didn't rent this one for a long time, but I knew about two minutes into it I'd probably like it. Pretty arty all the way thru, most of it involves relationships.

    Under the Skin--I re-watched this one and enjoyed it better the second time around. Pretty atmospheric in places.

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    all of those are great of course

    but my new favorite, both exterior and especially interior is the Avalon from 2016's 'Passengers'
    I would not mind living a few years on *that* ship
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    I came across "Owning Mahowny" starring the great Philip Seymour Hoffman on Sony Movie Channel. An ok film, based on a true story, with the usual stunning performance by PSH as a bank manager with a gambling problem who embezzles bank funds to feed his addiction. John Hurt is terrific as the Atlantic City casino manager who sees the protagonist (Mahowny) for the "whale" that he is and uses every seamy trick in the book to keep Mahowny coming back, losing larger and larger sums. I'll watch just about anything with PSH in it and, though this one is not a classic by any means, his understated performance as the spiraling bank manager is just seamless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hippypants View Post
    Her--didn't rent this one for a long time, but I knew about two minutes into it I'd probably like it. Pretty arty all the way thru, most of it involves relationships.
    Excellent movie, isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    Excellent movie, isn't it?
    Yes, I thought so. I didn't quite get the ending on why Johansson left, but it didn't bother me.

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