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Space Romance Movies

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:29 am

Space Romance Movies...
Just read about SONY's Passengers getting the greenlight for filming.

What are some other space romance movies, besides Solaris. Looking to do something along this line using Traveller and my NPC generator. I'm sure there are lots of this kind of movie. But my mind is fried a bit right now.
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby Reynard » Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:36 am

Give me a clue, what defines a 'space romance'?
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:48 am

Reynard wrote:Give me a clue, what defines a 'space romance'?
In this case, it is just a simple love story (could be a chick-flick like The Notebook or Letter in a Bottle) that takes place in space. Either on a spaceliner or on a generation ship or on a spacelab of some kind. Something tragic did or will happen on the ship. And an airlock is involved usually.

The other kind of space romance would be the old HG Wells, and Jules Verne stories (like Out of Africa or Dances with Wolves, but on Mars or Venus). Avatar fits in that category.

Saturn 3 can't be all there is, I hope. That was more space horror though.

I did a prison planet in the past that was a love story thing. But I was looking to do something similar in space with scientists/colonists this time, instead of harvested tourists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjKPW_Hxf4c
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby Rick » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:43 pm

Space Station 76 (2014) might just scrape in. Moon Zero-Two (1969) barely qualifies (if you are overly generous!) but it's not got a lot of romance. The 'space romance' is hardly a popular genre, though.
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby CosmicGamer » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:50 pm

A few Sci Fi time traveling ones recently like About Time.
Another category not quite "space"/otherworldly as you describe it would be future earth settings like Oblivion or The Matrix.

A few more "spacey" off the top of my head
One of my favorite movies: 5th Element
John Carter
Lost in Space
Star Wars
Starship Troopers
Galaxy Quest
Serenity
Kirk seams to have a woman in most TV episodes, I'm sure some of the Star Trek movies must of had a little romance?

For some of these, the romance is certainly not a major part of the movie
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby JRoss » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:18 pm

Haven't seen it, but I've heard about The Fountain. Lots of anime has romantic elements. Again, haven't seen but have heard good things about Nausicaa.
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby Rikki Tikki Traveller » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:52 pm

ShawnDriscoll wrote:Space Romance Movies...
Just read about SONY's Passengers getting the greenlight for filming.

What are some other space romance movies, besides Solaris. Looking to do something along this line using Traveller and my NPC generator. I'm sure there are lots of this kind of movie. But my mind is fried a bit right now.
The Classic "Forbidden Planet" would be a Space Romance (retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest).
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby Reynard » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:05 pm

A good deal of your 40s and 50s space scifi can be included as there was always a female 'romantic interest' on board. No matter how savvy a crewperson she was portrayed though, she seemed on board looking for her heroic future husband.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture was definitely a space romance between Decker and Illia.
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Postby Hopeless » Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:10 pm

Book wise I'd recommend quite a few written by Linnea Sinclair I believe a movie was being filmed of one of her books, Down Zombie Blues or something along those lines.

There's one that's a sort of magic spaceship meets a law abiding version of Jango Fett if by law abiding I meant commander of a space station.

Would Ice Pirates count?
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:50 pm

I was thinking about that movie. But I don't think it is the same genre or theme. Maybe too much fantasy (prince and princess kind of deal).
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Postby ShawnDriscoll » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:53 pm

Rick wrote:Space Station 76 (2014) might just scrape in. Moon Zero-Two (1969) barely qualifies (if you are overly generous!) but it's not got a lot of romance. The 'space romance' is hardly a popular genre, though.
Moon Zero-Two falls in the '60s Go-Go sci-fi theme. No romance (love story) that I remember being in it. Space romance is hardly popular, you're right on that.
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:54 pm

JRoss wrote:Haven't seen it, but I've heard about The Fountain. Lots of anime has romantic elements. Again, haven't seen but have heard good things about Nausicaa.
I have both those movies. Will take a look at them. Thanks.
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:55 pm

CosmicGamer wrote:A few Sci Fi time traveling ones recently like About Time.
Another category not quite "space"/otherworldly as you describe it would be future earth settings like Oblivion or The Matrix.

A few more "spacey" off the top of my head
One of my favorite movies: 5th Element
John Carter
Lost in Space
Star Wars
Starship Troopers
Galaxy Quest
Serenity
Kirk seams to have a woman in most TV episodes, I'm sure some of the Star Trek movies must of had a little romance?

For some of these, the romance is certainly not a major part of the movie
Those all fall in the Space Opera genre, unfortunately. Done too many of those with Traveller over the decades already. The last 5 Traveller games I was in were all 5th Element themed.

Hmmm.... Matrix... Let me check....
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:03 pm

Rikki Tikki Traveller wrote:
ShawnDriscoll wrote:The Classic "Forbidden Planet" would be a Space Romance (retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest).
Woke up this morning with that movie playing on my TCM. Not enough romance parts. Not enough Abyss in it. I'm thinking Abyss is going to be my next new one-shot thing to do. But in a vacuum instead of in water.
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:05 pm

Reynard wrote:Star Trek: The Motion Picture was definitely a space romance between Decker and Illia.
You have chosen wisely. Excently example there. You're so right. That's a keeper for my Traveller list.
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:08 pm

Hopeless wrote:Would Ice Pirates count?
Ha. Too much in the space opera and swashbuckling dept. Same goes for Flash Gordon, which is a favorite of mine to do in Traveller from time to time.
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby Easterner » Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:37 pm

STARMAN of course. FIFTH ELEMENT Leeloo and Korbin Dallas,

Here is list of novels, to my knowledge none adapted for movies.

http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/space-romance

Almost all Sci-fi romance movies involve time travel i.e. TIME AFTER TIME.
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Postby ShawnDriscoll » Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:46 pm

Easterner wrote:STARMAN of course. FIFTH ELEMENT Leeloo and Korbin Dallas,

Here is list of novels, to my knowledge none adapted for movies.

http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/space-romance

Almost all Sci-fi romance movies involve time travel i.e. TIME AFTER TIME.
I'm not good at doing time travel stuff yet in Traveller for anything more than a one-shot. I would love to do a Dynastic time-travel thing with TL 18-22 stuff, but it would be too space opera-ish the way it'd come out if I tried right now.

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