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Predestination Alive for 2016 Hugos? 
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Post Predestination Alive for 2016 Hugos?
Predestination was not nominated for a Hugo this year. But because there is some confusion about its release date and eligibility, some folks are proposing to have it held over for eligibility next year as well.

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Post Re: Predestination Alive for 2016 Hugos?
According to the comments on File770, the extension for Predestination has passed. It would be good to see this nominated next year, but the feature film competition is going to be fierce.

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It did not make the cut. Of the five that did (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ex Machina, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian,
Star Wars: The Force Awakens), I only saw The Martian and SW:TFA, and would support The Martian as the best SF movie I've seen in a long time (although I don't think suit pressure would actually shoot Matt Damon as fast as the filmmakers seemed to think).


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Post Re: Predestination Alive for 2016 Hugos?
Bah. Predestination is the best re-creation of any Golden Era story, period. Philistines.


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I'm sorry to see that Predestination didn't make the Hugo ballot, though I though it had only an outside chance.

PeterScott wrote:
Bah. Predestination is the best re-creation of any Golden Era story, period. Philistines.

In faithfulness to its original, it does indeed rank mighty high among SF films.

Not sure what you think of as a Golden Era, Peter, except that it obviously includes 1959, the year "'All You Zombies—'" was published.

(That sentence was a little more pompous-sounding than I'd intended, but I wanted to work the title of the story in somewhere, noting that it hasn't been mentioned yet in this thread.)

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"'All You Zombies'" belongs to the family of Heinlein Stories With Weirdly-Punctuated Titles, of which there are many. Truly he was Grand Master of the Em-Dash—

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PeterScott wrote:
Bah. Predestination is the best re-creation of any Golden Era story, period. Philistines.


What are you thinking of as competition?

Nightfall (1988 version sucked as a movie; didn't see the 2000 version)
I Robot (not very faithful adaptation)
Martian Chronicles (TV miniseries -- haven't seen it since it came out, but I recall liking it)
Arena (Star Trek adaptation of Frederic Brown story "Arena"; not faithful, but pretty good)
The Puppet Masters
The Thing (1982) and The Thing from Another World (1951) were both okay
Fahrenheit 451
A Sound of Thunder (I may be just about the only person who saw this at the theater. Better than its reputation.)
Something Wicked This Way Comes is based on a 1962 novel -- too new?
Twilight Zone episode To Serve Man
2001: A Space Odyssey

and loads more.

Predestination is obviously better than most of these, but it's not obvious to me that it is the best of all.


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Post Re: Predestination Alive for 2016 Hugos?
BillMullins, you forgot

Starship Troopers (really a parody of the novel)

I have to agree with PeterScott Predestination is the best Golden Age film adaptation I've seen, too.

I've seen A Sound of Thunder, but only on the tube, where it may have been brutally cut to fit the time slot. In that format, I found a relatively straightforward story rendered almost incoherent. Maybe the full movie is better.

If you do include Something Wicked This Way Comes, I have problems with the script. Vast swaths of the dialogue were pure Bradbury, and while they "read" right on the page, they just don't "speak" right on the screen. For a while, we watched it every Halloween. I got to cringing. When our son got old enough to cringe, too, we retired that tradition.

And 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is only very loosely based on "The Sentinel" (1948).

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