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Fun Post: May the 4th be with you!

  • 1.  Fun Post: May the 4th be with you!

    Posted 15 days ago

    In honor of May the 4th, please tell us your favorite sci-fi movie. For me, it's The Empire Strikes Back. Look forward to reading your favorites!

    Everyone who responds to this thread by end of day, Thursday, May 12th, will be entered into a drawing to win a Starbucks gift card! If you have a photo on your profile, you get a bonus entry in the drawing. So make sure to post a photo if you haven't already!



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    Jill Capello
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    INFORMS
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  • 2.  RE: Fun Post: May the 4th be with you!

    Posted 14 days ago
    It would have to be E.T. A legendary masterpiece!

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    Beth West
    Community Relations Coordinator
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  • 3.  RE: Fun Post: May the 4th be with you!

    Posted 14 days ago
    TESB is my favorite as well, so I'll use this moment to shed light on another gem of a film that gets overlooked: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. It features a stellar cast that includes Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum and Christopher Lloyd. Unfortunately it is one of those films that could have used one more script re-write. Despite that, it is a fun little romp that I think you'll enjoy. Here's a link to the trailer:

    https://youtu.be/ii9n8CMpLMk

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    James Moore
    Data Analyst
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
    Birmingham AL
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  • 4.  RE: Fun Post: May the 4th be with you!

    Posted 14 days ago
    Avatar is one of our go-tos in my house. Recently watched The Adam Project and enjoyed that as well! So, I guess we are Zoe Saldaña fans :)

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    Kara Tucker
    Editor, OR/MS Today
    INFORMS
    Catonsville MD
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  • 5.  RE: Fun Post: May the 4th be with you!

    Posted 11 days ago

    2001 is my favorite. I was blown away when I saw it in a theater at the original release.  Shows my age.  Nothing compares!



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    Bruce Hartman
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  • 6.  RE: Fun Post: May the 4th be with you!

    Posted 10 days ago
    Jill ... My favorite science fiction movie is "The Day the Earth Stood Still". In it aliens come to our planet Earth to reverse the downward direction that leaders are taking the world (e.g., nuclear bombs). Maybe our planet might benefit if aliens came to Earth today to fix some of our problems. ... Gary ... Gary Cokins

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    Gary Cokins
    Founder and CEO
    Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC
    Cary NC
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  • 7.  RE: Fun Post: May the 4th be with you!

    Posted 10 days ago
    Gary -- I assume that you're talking about the original 1951 version and not the 2008 remake, correct? "Klaatu barada nikto"!

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    James Moore
    Data Analyst
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
    Birmingham AL
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  • 8.  RE: Fun Post: May the 4th be with you!

    Posted 10 days ago
    James ... Thanks for alerting me to this. Yes. I meant the original 1951 version. I believe the actor playing the alien leader was Michael Rennie. I enjoy that you reference "Klaatu barada nikto" command to the robot. Do you remember the name of the robot? It was Gort !  ... Gary ... Gary Cokins

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    Gary Cokins
    Founder and CEO
    Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC
    Cary NC
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  • 9.  RE: Fun Post: May the 4th be with you!

    Posted 10 days ago
    When they had the 50th anniversary re-release a few years ago I went to watch it at our local IMAX theatre. I was blown away at how well the practical special effects and the set design have held up. Sadly, I was the only one in the theatre!

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    James Moore
    Data Analyst
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
    Birmingham AL
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  • 10.  RE: Fun Post: May the 4th be with you!

    Posted 11 days ago
    Interstellar. I can watch it a million times over.

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    M Harshvardhan
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  • 11.  RE: Fun Post: May the 4th be with you!

    Posted 11 days ago
    Star Wars:  The Clone Wars (the animated movie AND follow-on series), partly because they are so well done, and partly because my kids love it.  Favorite character, Hondo Ohnaka (the pirate).

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    Nicholas Ulmer
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    Pacific Grove CA
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  • 12.  RE: Fun Post: May the 4th be with you!

    Posted 10 days ago
    I thought it was interesting to read that Hayden Christensen watched the entire Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels series to get a fix on how Anakin should be portrayed in the flashback scenes for Kenobi. Should be interesting!

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    James Moore
    Data Analyst
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
    Birmingham AL
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