greatest science fiction film tournament
Round 3 of 8 begins, winnowing the final 64 contenders down to 32. The voting starts here. The complete elimination bracket can be seen here. Last week’s statistical upset was Island of Lost Souls (1932) losing to Charly (1968). For two straight weeks, none of the brackets were truly “close,” although that will probably happen more and more often as we get further and further into the tournament with fewer and fewer contenders.
The first round of eliminations continues here. The complete elimination bracket can be seen here. We had two statistical upsets last week: based on the round one voting, The Iron Giant (1999) was expected to beat E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and Summer Wars (2009) was expected to beat Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956).
The first of our podcasts about contenders in the Greatest Science Fiction Film Tournament is ready for your listening pleasure. In this one, Brian and I discuss the 2009 rebooted Star Trek film, with some minor digressions. If you subscribe to the Bureau 42 Master Audio Podcast feed through iTunes or straight RSS, you should find it in your feed already. Due to the unpredictable nature of the release schedule for Great Science Fiction Film Tournament podcasts, these will go in the master feed, but will not get a feed of their own. Warning: this is a long one. In fact, it’s about half an hour longer than the actual movie.
The first round of eliminations continues here. The complete elimination bracket can be seen here. I’ll update those brackets with winners every week, and I’m tempted to mark the “upset” votes as well (i.e. ones where round one indicated that the other movie would have won.) Would that be of interest to you, the reader?