Greatest Science Fiction Film Tournament Update

Voting on weeks 1-10 is now closed, and voting on week 11 will close late Thursday. The initial eliminations are in, as are the tentative titles. We are using Bayesian statistics, meaning a movie needs to receive a minimum number of votes to qualify, so the films that receive fewer votes than that are considered “tentative” titles. Below you will find two lists. One list is of the 20 titles which have been outvoted by other titles from the first ten weeks, and the other is of the films that did not receive enough votes to qualify. In week 24, which ends round one, there will be the regular list of 16 titles, as well as a list of the 2012 releases and a list of the tentative titles in case anyone watches them in the interim.

First, the confirmed eliminations to date in alphabetical order:

  1. Alien 3 (1992)
  2. Alien Resurrection (1997)
  3. Attack of the Clones (2001)
  4. Cherry 2000 (1987)
  5. Coneheads (1993)
  6. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
  7. Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World (1997)
  8. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
  9. Planet of the Apes (2001)
  10. The Postman (1997)
  11. Red Planet (2000)
  12. Solarbabies (1986) – This deserves a special mention for having a perfect score: every respondent who has seen the film rated it “below average.”
  13. Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)
  14. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
  15. Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
  16. The Time Machine (2002)
  17. Timecop (1994)
  18. Transformers (2007)

The tentative titles that will be eligible for additional votes are the following:

  1. Alien Intruder (1992)
  2. Alphaville (1965)
  3. The American Astronaut (2001)
  4. Angel’s Egg (1985)
  5. Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below (2011)
  6. District B13 (2004)
  7. Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
  8. G.O.R.A. (2004)
  9. Happy Accidents (2000)
  10. Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road (2002)
  11. The Island of Lost Souls (1932)
  12. It Conquered the World (1956)
  13. Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973)
  14. Melancholia (2011)
  15. Memories (1995)
  16. Patlabor 2: The Movie (1993)
  17. The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
  18. Planet of the Vampires (1965)
  19. Sexmission (1984)
  20. Sleep Dealer (2008)
  21. Son of Frankenstein (1939)
  22. These Are the Damned (1963)
  23. Timecrimes (2007)

3 replies on “Greatest Science Fiction Film Tournament Update”

  1. J_W_W says:

    Yes!! Alien 3 eliminated!! Worst. Movie Ever. I would pay to have my memory of it erased.

    I have watched Alien and Aliens with my son, with the direct imperative that the series ends with Aliens. I will not even tell him what Alien 3 is about except that it is an abomination that completely destroys the story.

  2. Fez says:

    I must admit Johnny Mnemonic is a bit of a guilty pleasure. I know it’s bad, but I still love to watch it.

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