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I don't know if you're into sci-fi, K, but if you or anyone could recommend a good sci-fi from Netflix it'd be much appreciated. Not into hairy monsters, green blood, exploding heads (though loved Mars Attacks), fancy killing devices, death and killing but rather a sci-fi with at least a modicum of intelligence (loved 2001, Contact, Solaris (both versions), interstellar...).

@Baggers
Not a lot on Netflix at the moment. Better ones on Stan.

Tau is probably the best one i've come across on Netflix, but again, better ones on Stan.

I'd try and track down Ex Machina if you haven't seen that one. Not sure what platform its on at the moment. EDIT: Its on Stan

I've also watched I Am Mother and Circle. Nothing like 2001 level, but again, Netflix is lacking in that area IMO.

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Netflix
Star Trek Discover (Better than I expected)
Blade Runner 2049
The Midnight Sky
Lost in Space (Also better than expected.)
Passengers

Not Netflix
War of the Worlds (SBS On Demand)
Expanse (Use to be Netflix but now Amazon.)
Counterpart (Amazon)
Mandalorian (Disney +)
The Orville (SBS, lighted hearted Star Trek spin-off.)
Raised by Wolves(Binge)

Not SciFi Netflix
Apollo11
The Good Liar
Dead to Me
Grace and Frankie
After Life
The Force Awakens!

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@Baggers
Not a lot on Netflix at the moment. Better ones on Stan.

Tau is probably the best one i've come across on Netflix, but again, better ones on Stan.

I'd try and track down Ex Machina if you haven't seen that one. Not sure what platform its on at the moment. EDIT: Its on Stan

I've also watched I Am Mother and Circle. Nothing like 2001 level, but again, Netflix is lacking in that area IMO.

Thank you, K. Much appreciated... been weighing up for some time now whether to get Stan, seems like the go.
Only our ruthless best, from Board to bootstudders will get us no. 17

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Thank you, K. Much appreciated... been weighing up for some time now whether to get Stan, seems like the go.
If you prefer movies, Disney+ is also good value as you now get Star included, which is basically the full Fox Studio catalogue.

Lately we've also used Apple+, often you can view of a movie quiet cheaply without having a subscription, just $3-$5 which is a cheap night's entertainment.

It pays not to be loyal to these services, there is generally no penalty to start and stop a subscription, when they have nothing for you to watch suspend it.
The Force Awakens!

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After the brilliant Interstellar I was excited to watch Ad Astra but sadly like the vaccine it was a complete flop.
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After the brilliant Interstellar I was excited to watch Ad Astra but sadly like the vaccine it was a complete flop.

Interstellar might be the best film I've seen made in years from a science fiction perspective.

Ive seen a few that are cheesy flops.  Ad astra wasn't so bad, it could have been great but it was very ordinary, but I did like the concepts it touched on.  I thought it touched on some really deep concepts at a shallow level.

The Martian was cool.

I also liked a movie with the bloke from avatar about colonising Neptune and how we experiment with DNA.
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If you’re interested in a mildly sci-fi, Nordic noir series, have a go at “Beforeigners” on SBS on demand.
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Thank you, K. Much appreciated... been weighing up for some time now whether to get Stan, seems like the go.
You can usually sign up for a free trial of 2 weeks for most of the streaming services.
It's worth it, binge what you can and cancel it.
Do that over the various platforms and you'll find 100s of new movies that cost you nothing.

I like almost all types of movies and go through stages of what I'll watch. In terms of sci-fi, I tend to stay away from the big budget stuff as it's usually dumbed down and incorrect in terms of its science, but there are exceptions.

Mostly I enjoy little Indie Scifi flicks....a lot of them do have a horror/killing edge to them, but I always have an eye to horror so that suits.

A favourite niche genre is 'enclosed room(s)' films. Circle which I mentioned before is one. Cube is a classic and it's 2 sequels are ok too. There was one called Tangent which was pretty interesting, on disney+ I think, or Amazon prime. Exam is another one, but less Sci fi. Fermat's room...the list goes on.

Anyway, see how you go.

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Not SciFi Netflix
Apollo11
The Good Liar
Dead to Me
Grace and Frankie
After Life

Just dont watch After Life by yourself, if you are a bit flat.........  funny as fck in some parts, but a tad depressing in others

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Watching "Sleepers" on SBS OD at the moment. Worthwhile imo, if you don't mind subtitles. Set in Czechoslovakia during the Cold War.
Reality always wins in the end.

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Bit like scented gardens for the blind cookie


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You can usually sign up for a free trial of 2 weeks for most of the streaming services.
It's worth it, binge what you can and cancel it.
Do that over the various platforms and you'll find 100s of new movies that cost you nothing.

I like almost all types of movies and go through stages of what I'll watch. In terms of sci-fi, I tend to stay away from the big budget stuff as it's usually dumbed down and incorrect in terms of its science, but there are exceptions.

Mostly I enjoy little Indie Scifi flicks....a lot of them do have a horror/killing edge to them, but I always have an eye to horror so that suits.

A favourite niche genre is 'enclosed room(s)' films. Circle which I mentioned before is one. Cube is a classic and it's 2 sequels are ok too. There was one called Tangent which was pretty interesting, on disney+ I think, or Amazon prime. Exam is another one, but less Sci fi. Fermat's room...the list goes on.

Anyway, see how you go.


Huge thanks for going to this trouble, K. Seems our tastes are similar and equally eclectic. Agree re big budget sci fi.

Love a good comedy as well, though the Yank formulaic style is really tired, however I really enjoyed, on Netflix, The Kaminsky Method and Last Vegas.  Also loved Derek (Ricky J) and Paul.
Only our ruthless best, from Board to bootstudders will get us no. 17

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Not SciFi Netflix
Apollo11
The Good Liar
Dead to Me
Grace and Frankie
After Life
Pretty funny that one. During lock down, Mrs G2C got into Schitt's Creek, not half bad.
If you like good British stuff (crime/cop related):
Marcella
Body Guard
Broadchurch (I think this is on SBS on demand)
2017 - 16th
2018 - Wooden Spoon
2019 - 16th
2020 - dare to dream? 11th is better than last I suppose
2021 - Pi$$ or get off the pot

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Watch Sunshine 👍. Great movie. Not sure if you can stream it though...
Off topic..., anti-virus software come with VPNs nowdays  😉

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The Orville (SBS, lighted hearted Star Trek spin-off.)
Rip-off. Definitely not a spin-off.