Finding old but good SciFi on YouTube

Discussion in 'Science Fiction Movies' started by Joelist, May 12, 2017.

  1. Joelist

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    I've been rummaging around on YouTube and actually encountered some old but nice Science Fiction - not necessarily profound films but good acting, decent writing and such. Examples include:

    - This Island Earth.

    - 20 Million Miles to Earth.

    - It Conquered the World (yes I know the monster is cheesy but the actual story is not only clever but you see some of its ideas in Invasion of the Body Snatchers).

    Yes they can be tacky but at least compared to a lot of today's output you feel like someone was trying to do something good, albeit with in most cases resources that were extremely limited.
     
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    I found a pair of oldies that people might not of even heard before.

    A really old black and white standard.

    Not of this earth



    Plus an under-rated movie from 1980:

    The Changling:

     
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  3. Joelist

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    It is interesting what you can find on YouTube if you know what you're looking for.



     
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  4. Rac80

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    that is interesting. I might have to take a look!
     
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  5. Jim of WVa

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    One time I saw a movie on YouTube that involved a privately owned spacecraft and topless women on the moon.
     
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    I think it got taken off. I could only find the trailer:
     
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    Here it is in full:
     
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    A newer movie:
     
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  9. Joelist

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    I wouldn't call those "classic" sci-fi.
     
  10. Joelist

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    Here's more:





     
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    Creation of the Humanoids is a weird one. Very talky and at first you think it is going to be crud but it turns out to be engrossing.
     
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  12. Gate_Boarder

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    There are tons and tons of old stuff out there in their world.

    No wonder I can't find "It came from beyond space", because I guess it is called "It: The Terror From Beyond Space." After five years of looking the best I can come up with is a movie with a bunch of stars. Real stars - not of the grade B - kind.

    The only question is quality. I found another "Changling" upload with a higher video quality, but hey!

    A whole lot of black and white stuff, as well as abandoned Canadian serials like "Forever Knight" and the dark version of "Almost Human" - "Total Recall 2070" with the lights turned off.
     
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  13. Joelist

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    Great costume work. Decent acting in some places. Writing.....well.....





    These two are classics.
     
  14. Jim of WVa

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    I would not even call them sci-fi.
     
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