It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


Nasa Names Most Realistic and Unrealistic Sci-Fi Films of All Time

page: 1
<<   2  3 >>

log in


posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 02:00 PM

Nasa Names Most Realistic and Unrealistic Sci-Fi Films of All Time

Most Realistic Films

1. Gattaca (1997)

2. Contact (1997)

3. Metropolis (1927)

4. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

5. Woman in the Moon (1929)

6. The Thing from Another World (1951)

7. Jurassic Park (1993)
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 02:00 PM
Let's see . . .

1. - A totalitarian eugenic dystopia.
2. - NASA in secret inter-dimensional contact with aliens
3. - An elite ruling class lives in a veritable paradise while the workers toil in a hellish nightmare below.
4. - Alien contact
5. - I'm not specifically familiar with
6. - More aliens
7. - Genetically re-engineering dinosaurs.

These are labeled by NASA (an official government agency as the most realistic sci-fi movies of all time.

Thoughts? Concerns? Observations?
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 02:06 PM
reply to post by RobertAntonWeishaupt

HA!.. Classic NASA. Poke-n-jab the general public..
Scan of original (magazine?) article.

posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 02:15 PM
Wait wait wait wait!! There is something very wrong with this list...spaceballs...where the f#$k is spaceballs..that is by far the most accurate space movie of allllll time. They are using the swartz to blind us from the truth...

posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 02:16 PM

Originally posted by RobertAntonWeishaupt
Thoughts? Concerns? Observations?

Of course they left out....

The Matrix

2001 a space Odyssey


Blade Runner for Obvious reasons

posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 02:17 PM
i agree with #1. They are requiring more and more things for you to pass to get a job. When it's cheap to genetically test an individual, they'll analyze your blood to see if your in the right field according to your ability. That day is coming.

posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 02:17 PM
On the podium we have 1 subject about aliens, and 2 about "elite ruling the world" with a twist, because the elite is not quite 'the same' as the general population... (great divisions... eugenics... cast system...?)

And that's what NASA thinks is "Realistic"?

Good to know....


edit on 6-1-2011 by Sator because: well...

posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 02:35 PM
And then the top ten least realistic films..?

Pretty much anything to do with natural disasters.!

Agenda much.?

posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 02:42 PM
"What the Bleep do we Know" was ranked as number seven of most unrealistic sci-fi flicks?


It should have raked number one-through-seven.

Guess they didn't want to hog the whole list.


posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 02:47 PM
reply to post by Mr Mask

It shouldn't have even been acknowledged.

If they acknowledge that as a film then I should be able to submit Machinama from Youtube as films.

posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 02:48 PM
I can't believe Space Camp isn't on the list!

"Max and Jinx friends 4-ev-er"!

(Just realized that was Jaquin Pheonix in that role.)

posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 02:50 PM
#5 Woman in the Moon

Ok this one intrigues me, what part of the plot to NASA, makes this film close to the truth?

He is mugged on the way home from his meeting with Mannfeldt by henchmen of the evil businessmen, commanded by an American named Turner. They steal the research which Professor Mannfeldt had entrusted to him and also burgle Helius's home, taking other valuable material. They then present him with an ultimatum: they know he is planning a voyage to the moon; either he includes them in the project or they will sabotage it and destroy his rocket. Reluctantly, Helius agrees to their terms.

After the rocket blasts off, they discover that Gustav, a young boy who has befriended Helius, is aboard as a stowaway

Once they get to the far side of the moon, Mannfeldt and Turner prove Mannnfeldt's theory that there is gold on the moon.
Last but not least and very unlikely

After the ship takes off for home, Helius discovers that Friede has decided to stay with him on the moon and they embrace passionately.

posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 02:52 PM
So where's E.T. in the most realistic list!? Very dissapointing. I would love to meet a little cute beerdrinking alien, but little chance huh.

posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 02:55 PM
reply to post by TuXXXeR

Though i think Armageddon was really played out behind the scenes. I think a comet has nearly hit the earth in our lifes but we where never told. But you never will be also. I doubt nasa was the ones involved in stopping it.

Always forget about the love story aspect of movies, they put these into all movies.

Armageddon was the only natural disaster movie that was even close to a real event that i have seen.

Also china syndrome must of been pretty close to reality as there has been events.

On there list i understand a few, have not seen all of them.
edit on 1/6/2011 by andy1033 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 03:00 PM
reply to post by Mr Mask

Yep i cannot stand what the bleep do we know type of things.

Do you know positive thinking brings about things like holocaust and the gaza concentration camp.

Its not a way for humans to live.

posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 03:05 PM
reply to post by andy1033

Someone on the op's link had this to say about Armageddon.

by Dave - January 4th 2011
It is not the premise of the movie, but rather the science shown.
Armageddon had a low G room on Earth. It had sound in space. It had armored space shuttles with no room for fuel tanks taking on fuel!
In Volcano, the lava didn't act like lava. They were able to make a lake of lava using K-rails which do not form liquid tight joints and should have leaked like a sieve. That does not even mention the heat the guys would have been exposed to or the fact that the lava would have run out between the buildings and set the buildings on fire.
I could go on and on if I wanted to do so. The science used in the movies listed is horribly wrong.

posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 03:06 PM
reply to post by RobertAntonWeishaupt

just gone skip event horizone!?!?!?!?

posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 03:12 PM
The Science & Entertainment Exchange arm of NASA this list is being attributed to is claiming they had absolutely nothing to do with the list...
blog.scienceandentertainmentexchange.o... rg/2011/01/note-to-our-web-visitors-london-sunday.html

I'm thinking somebody took a bit of editorial license...

That aside, I think the spirit of this article was purely on the science used in the various films and not on the overall plausibility of the main plotlines. For instance, an asteroid coming straight at Earth (Armageddon) is highly plausible, landing on said asteroid, drilling into it, and then fracturing it with an atomic bomb to save Earth is not.... Furthermore, the movie had such wonderfull inaccuracies as sound waves traveling in the vaccuum of space and a zero gravity field generator. Conversely, Jurrassic Park's science was based in the abillity to clone a dead animal based off DNA samples & a petri dish. Science is doing this right now, the only difference is they haven't yet turned the science towards extinct animals... yet.

posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 03:15 PM
reply to post by Whateva69

Like i said i think nasa where not involved and its was higher techs used to stop the comet. I never said the science in the movie was right, it was just a story that i think did happen in our lifes but we where never told.

But of course we will never be told.

I think mankind went to the moon also but they also used higher techs. So also nasa keeps secrets like that.

posted on Jan, 6 2011 @ 03:21 PM
One of my all-time favorites . . . Starman. (Jeff Bridges)

One I'll probably not see on their list . . . Capricorn One.

top topics

<<   2  3 >>

log in