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Message no. 1
From: The Powerhouse <P.C.Steele@*********.AC.UK>
Subject: Movies
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 1994 11:52:39 GMT
If you want to see a good cyberpunk type film see if you can find Akira. It's
a Japanese film complete with subtitles that I had the pleasure of seeing on
TV a couple of weeks ago. The story line is good, the animation brilliant,
and the cyberpunk type world that is set in has my view of Japan in the year
2055 down to a T.

Phill.
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Message no. 2
From: "C. Paul Douglas" <granite@********.CLARK.NET>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 1994 14:51:26 -0500
On Fri, 21 Jan 1994, The Powerhouse wrote:

> If you want to see a good cyberpunk type film see if you can find Akira. It's
> a Japanese film complete with subtitles that I had the pleasure of seeing on

There is also an english version out as well..
--------------------GRANITE
Message no. 3
From: Erik <EHULTGRE@******.BITNET>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 1994 15:00:29 EST
I think THE coolest thing in Akira was Kenieda's(sp??) bike! That thing was
the most awesome motorcycle ever animated!! I'd like to see stats for SR for
it...

-Warlok
Message no. 4
From: "Brian Macleod (Macleod@**.Temple.EDU)" <MACLEOD@********.BITNET>
Subject: Movies
Date: Thu, 5 May 1994 11:07:42 EDT
Heh, go see No Escape. Just trust me, go see it. Ask Burgundy, I didn't
stop talking about all weekend after seeing it. Is it perfect? No, only
my films are (well, most of them, anyway). Does it have flaws? Of course.
Is it fun wth gratuitous violence? FRAG YES!!!
While it might not make great SR material, you never know. I think it could
work as an off-pace adventure, a change-up for a party who's campaign is
getting a little stale. It could be fun to test the resourcefulness of one's
players as well, see how well they can fare in a non-technology centered envir-
oment and such. The film is great fun, though, highly recommended (even from a
film student!!). Second the vote for Fortress as a cool movie as well!!

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Message no. 5
From: "S.K. Khoo" <S.K.Khoo@*********.AC.UK>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Fri, 6 May 1994 12:58:28 +0100
Is NO ESCAPE that movie where Rutger Hauer and Co. chase armed forces
veterans around in some deserted locale or something like that ? It hasn't
hit the UK, yet, but I'd like to know whether it's worth going to see when
it does come out here - comments, please, people ?
Message no. 6
From: Ryan Kinney <rmkinney@***.NCSU.EDU>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Fri, 6 May 1994 11:35:30 -0400
>
> Is NO ESCAPE that movie where Rutger Hauer and Co. chase armed forces
> veterans around in some deserted locale or something like that ? It hasn't
> hit the UK, yet, but I'd like to know whether it's worth going to see when
> it does come out here - comments, please, people ?
>
No Escape has the bad guy from T2 in it. (Whoever that is) It's about
a commercial prison system that's forcing it unproductive convicts to live
on an island and kill each other. I don't know how much movies cost in the
UK but it wasn't worth $5.75. Worth renting though.
Message no. 7
From: "J. Long" <LONG2469@********.BITNET>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Fri, 6 May 1994 13:19:13 -0500
Date sent: 6-MAY-1994 13:12:28

>Is NO ESCAPE that movie where Rutger Hauer and Co. chase armed forces
>veterans around in some deserted locale or something like that ? It hasn't
>hit the UK, yet, but I'd like to know whether it's worth going to see when
>it does come out here - comments, please, people ?

No Chummer:

NO ESCAPES' basic plot is of a man who kills his commanding officer,
then escapes from several different prisons. When the film opens he is
being transported to his new prison, and his new cell mate hords some food
to give him, This of course is a punishable offense, and they take the
cellmate away. Ray Liota's Character is then called upon to punish his
cell mate, but refuses, and instead attacks the warden. It is for this
infraction that he is transported to an isolated island where the rest of
the film takes place. (I wont tell any more for fear of ruining it for
anyone who might go to see it.) Suffice to say the action is good, the
plot is O.K. and the overal tenure of the film is acceptable. I would
definately advise it, some of the conflicts between the characters are
pretty good, and Ernie (Winston Zedfield) Hudson proves that he has a
talent for more than just Ghost Busters movies. Overall a very good action
flick, Vastly out performing such hacks as (UGH!!!) The Last Action Hero.

Stay Frosty Chummers,
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Message no. 8
From: "S.K. Khoo" <S.K.Khoo@*********.AC.UK>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Fri, 6 May 1994 18:40:15 +0100
On Fri, 6 May 1994, J. Long wrote:

> No Chummer:
>
> NO ESCAPES' basic plot is of a man who kills his commanding officer,
> then escapes from several different prisons. When the film opens he is
> being transported to his new prison, and his new cell mate hords some food
> to give him, This of course is a punishable offense, and they take the
> cellmate away. Ray Liota's Character is then called upon to punish his
> cell mate, but refuses, and instead attacks the warden. It is for this
> infraction that he is transported to an isolated island where the rest of
> the film takes place. (I wont tell any more for fear of ruining it for
> anyone who might go to see it.) Suffice to say the action is good, the
> plot is O.K. and the overal tenure of the film is acceptable. I would
> definately advise it, some of the conflicts between the characters are
> pretty good, and Ernie (Winston Zedfield) Hudson proves that he has a
> talent for more than just Ghost Busters movies. Overall a very good action
> flick, Vastly out performing such hacks as (UGH!!!) The Last Action Hero.
>
> Stay Frosty Chummers,


Many thanks for the brief preview - it helped a lot. Someone just
told me the movie's coming to town next month or something; I'll check it
out then.
Message no. 9
From: Shadowdancer <BRIDDLE@*****.VINU.EDU>
Subject: Movies
Date: Sun, 6 Nov 1994 17:04:18 EST
A friend of mine and I started thinking on writing a script for a SR
movie. Just a script, but maybe we could send it to FASA for
approval. If anyone has ideas or technical support, please write. I
will update progress every so often. Thanx


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Message no. 10
From: "Robert A. Hayden" <hayden@*******.MANKATO.MSUS.EDU>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 1994 18:02:44 -0600
On Sun, 6 Nov 1994, Shadowdancer wrote:

> A friend of mine and I started thinking on writing a script for a SR
> movie. Just a script, but maybe we could send it to FASA for
> approval. If anyone has ideas or technical support, please write. I
> will update progress every so often. Thanx

Been there, done that...

Back in the spring of 1993, I had Doom bounce the idea off of DLoH
regarding a movie script. If I remember correctly, DLoH said that any
movie ideas would be done completely in-house and that the movie rights
had already been sold to Disney (which is good, they have Mupper Labs and
Ablin Entertainment [Spielberg]). The script idea was loosely based on
the November 1992 to March 1993 ShadowTalk story, which featured the
birth of MONICA, the rise and Fall of the Dragon Tirandor, and the
martyring of RUFUS.

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Message no. 11
From: Shadowdancer <BRIDDLE@*****.VINU.EDU>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 1994 22:09:16 EST
It was more for us then anyone else. I did not really think FASA would
go for a movie done by a few college kids. But if anyone still has
ideas, we are welcome to them.


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Message no. 12
From: U-Gene <C14101@*******.BITNET>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 1995 11:29:38 EDT
I hate these machines here at the wonderful University of Akron. I think I
will look forward to using AOL over the summer, with the down side that I
actually have to _pay_ for it. Lost the mail I just read so, here goes.

Someone asked what order I saw the Aliens series in. Well I saw Aliens first
Alien second, and Aliens 3 last. I didn't really like Aliens 3 better,
but it looked like it. What I _meant_ to say was that I liked Aliens (2)
better then the 1st or 3rd one.

someone wrote: (Twinges in frustration at mail blowing away...)
> [paraphrased] Wasn't the part in Nemesis where he shoots the hole through
> the floor with the SMG hilarious?

Absolutely!

And now some review of some more movies....

Point of No Return (or Assassin I think in some places) -- ****
Starring Briget Fonda in a remake of La Femme Nikita. A very good one in
fact. Highly recommended. Victor is an excellent NPC. (Or PC I suppose :)

I Come in Peace -- *** Glad someone mentioned it. Starring Dolph Lundgren.
It is indeed sort of a cheesy movie, but includes plenty of violence and
some pretty good effects.

Terminator -- ***** How I forgot this classic, I don't know. Glad someone
mentioned it. Starring Arnold Swartzinager (sp?). A must see.
Terminator II -- *** A borderline four * flick also starring Arnold. Including
a T2000 (the liquid terminator) in a campaign could cause a player
uprising. :) But still a good movie.

Hard Target -- **** Borderline five * flick. This rating is based on the fact
this is one of the cheesiest movies I have ever seen, so be warned!
Starring Van Dam as the a** kicker.

Cyborg -- **** Someone rated this movie pretty low, but I liked it. Its a very
different Shadowrun setting, but I think it could be incorperated into a
campaign. Starring Van Dam again.

Cyborg II -- ** OK, not a stellar movie. But maybe worth watching. Includes
Jack Palance in not one of his petter roles.

Highlander -- ***** Another classic. Set in modern day, its not quite shadow-
run but does include some _excellent_ swordfights. (PA's goin at it :)
Starrs Christopher Lambert.

Highlander II -- NO STARS. This movie should have never existed.

Highlander III -- *** This movie ignored the Highlander II which is good.
Stars Christopher Lambert. Physical Mage included as the bad guy.

<< U-Gene -- Decker slowly going insane...Okay, _quickly_ going insane_ >>
Message no. 13
From: P Ward <P.Ward@**.CF.AC.UK>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 1995 13:10:46 BST
U-Gene, it was all me, I confess, I was surprised at you liking Aliens
3 that much.


Aha, another Highlander II sucks amnd II was OK, I really enjoyed the
third, it might just have been a re-telling of the first, but it was
much better than II (another movie which should not have been made).

I'm still not sure whether I prefer Assassin (Bridget Fonda) or
Nikita (Anne-Marie thingy), they were both good films, and though
I loved Victor the Cleaner (What a name :-)) in the first, his
big bucks american counterpart was just as good). I'm quite
suprised that there have not been any Vicotr clones in my campaign.



A Mix of the two would have been perfect, but with Anne-Maria, not Fonda.


Hard Target was that the one with Bishop from Aliens and II?

That bit with the grenade was great, I rolled on the floor after that
one. A nice, simple twist on a very old gag.




Phil (Renegade)

Man I'm so glad that they made the Highlander human again, and not a
rebellious bug.
Message no. 14
From: Eve Forward <lutra@******.COM>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 1995 05:26:46 -0700
Has anyone mentioned Blade Runner yet? If not, I give it **** at least.
Oh, Sneakers was pretty good from an infiltration standpoint. ****

If by any chance you can find any movies based on the Donald Westlake
"Dortmunder" series, check them out. Some ones I can remember are
called "The Hot Rock" and "Why Me". Funny movies about burglars.

-E
Message no. 15
From: U-Gene <C14101@*******.BITNET>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 1995 15:02:45 EDT
P Ward writes:
>I'm still not sure whether I prefer Assassin(Bridget Fonda) or
>Nikita(Anne-Marie thingy), they were both good films, and though
>I loved Victor the Cleaner (What a name:-)) in the first, his
>big bucks american counterpart was just as good. I'm quite surprised
>that there have not been many Victor clones in my campaign.
>
>A Mix of the two would have been perfect, but with Anne-Marie, not Fonda.

Indeed Victor was a cool character(in both). I'm quite surprised one didn't
turn up in mine either. Your right, I think Anne-Marie had a little more
energy plus a little "I really screwed by the Goverment now" crazyness.
But I think a like the New Orleans part and maybe the very end part better in
Assassin.

>Hard Target was that the one with Bishop from Aliens and II?

Yep. I can't remember his name right now. My favorite part is when Chance
kicks the gas can and shoots it with the shotgun. It doesn't get cheesier.

That would be awsome if Speilburg did a Doctor Who movie! Obviously he
have a problem stopping the evil Horrors from destroying the Earth and
eating all of humanity.

Jani asked if Blade Runner and Sneakers had been mentioned giving both ****.

I had already mention Blade Runner(*****) and can't believe I didn't remember
Sneakers(****). You should force all runners who think killing all the guards
is an effective way to raid a corp to watch this movie. Personally, I'd give
out 20 karma if the runners even attempted anything these people did in this
movie! They didn't use guns or anything. (Wistful look in U-Gene's eye)

PS. After P Wards recommendation, I have decided to re-review Alien(I) since
it has been about 6 years since I've seen it.

<< U-Gene -- Decker who is hiding from carp launchers >>
Message no. 16
From: Pablo Lowry <cbotero@*****.UFL.EDU>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 1995 22:12:26 -0400
I don't think anyone has mentioned Road Warrior...

A little rural, perhaps..., but Shadowrun in many ways.

Huacho
Message no. 17
From: Damion Milliken <adm82@***.EDU.AU>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 1995 15:05:50 +1000
U-Gene writes:

> >Hard Target was that the one with Bishop from Aliens and II?
>
> Yep. I can't remember his name right now. My favorite part is when Chance
> kicks the gas can and shoots it with the shotgun. It doesn't get cheesier.

OK, I have to make a couple of comments on some of the movies being
discussed now. Hard Target was, in my view, a comedy. I and the rest of the
audience I was with spent most of the time cacking ourselves. Seriously, it
was _that_ bad. Good for a laugh though.

> PS. After P Wards recommendation, I have decided to re-review Alien(I) since
> it has been about 6 years since I've seen it.

Alien and Alien^3 were almost completely different movies to Aliens. Aliens
was an action type movie, and the other two were suspence type movies.
Different styles of film. I myself though Aliens pretty cheap when compared
to the quality of Alien and Alien^3, it was a standard action movie with
little of the aspects of the other two. OTOH, action movies are probably
better source material for SR, and many people like action movies more than
the kind of film Alien and Alien^3 was. It's a matter of taste, but I just
think that Aliens cannot really be compared to the other two, as it was
quite different. [The fact that I liked the original and the 3rd better is
irrelevent.]

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Message no. 18
From: P Ward <P.Ward@**.CF.AC.UK>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 1995 11:07:03 BST
HArd Target was definitely a comedy, I loved it.

Anbyone else in the UK finally watch Hudson Hawk last night?
I avoided that movie in the cinema becuase the reviewers
said it stank.

I haven't laughed so much since I last picked up a new
Terry Prtachett book, what a classic film.

I suspect this was not totally the way in which it was
intended though ;-).

Some of the basic SR B&E tactics are cvered too, like looping
the camera's, and the problems caused by such techniques.

Phil (Renegade)
Message no. 19
From: "J.D. Falk" <jdfalk@****.COM>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 1995 08:24:20 -0400
Nobdoy's mentioned "Warrior of the Lost Worlds," either. It's
one of those movies that wanted to be "Road Warrior," but was written and
directed by incompetent hacks.
Only good thing about the entire movie is a mean-looking custom
truck which for some reason is called MegaWeapon.
And, yes, I saw this movie on MST3K. *grin*

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Message no. 20
From: Bob Ooton <topcat@**.CENCOM.NET>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 1995 13:59:58 -0500
>Anbyone else in the UK finally watch Hudson Hawk last night?
>I avoided that movie in the cinema becuase the reviewers
>said it stank.
>I haven't laughed so much since I last picked up a new
>Terry Prtachett book, what a classic film.
>I suspect this was not totally the way in which it was
>intended though ;-).

It was intended as a comedy, and is also one of my favorite movies. And,
yes, it definitely does have its Shadowrun applications. I'd recommend it
at... **** to the people here. If you haven't seen it, do so.

-- Bob Ooton <topcat@******.net>
"...you could be swingin on a star..."
Message no. 21
From: Bob Ooton <topcat@**.CENCOM.NET>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 1995 14:02:38 -0500
Anothe rmovie (which someone mentioned, can't believe I didn't remember it
on my first reply to this) is Sneakers. This is a perfect Shadowrun movie.
Or at least, the way a good portion of us GM's would like things to be (i.e.
no guns, no need to kill everyone, etc.) I rate it *****. A must see.


-- Bob Ooton <topcat@******.net>
Who is now starting to realize that he's seen too many movies...
Message no. 22
From: U-Gene <C14101@*******.BITNET>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 1995 19:01:42 EDT
P Ward writes:
>Hard Target was definitely a comedy, I loved it.

Damion also expressed such sentiments, but I think he interpreted my review
that of a non-B film. I myself love B movies including Hard target.
Sometimes when I GM, we end up doing a cheesie B-shadowrun and its a lot of fun

>Anyone else in the UK finally watch Huson Hawk last night?
>I avoided that movie in the cinema because the reviewers said
>it stank.
>
>I haven't laughed so much since I last picked up a new
>Terry Prtachett book, what a classic film.

I avoided it for a long time to for similar reasons. But I did see it though
last November and I have to say it was a _LOT_ better then the reviews it got.
Like when they were breaking in that building, they coordinated their activies
by singing that song! This movie had me laughing for hours.
Definetly worth seeing.

<< U-Gene -- Decker who hopes to someday write the best B-movie ever made >>
Message no. 23
From: THEY ONLY WIN IF WE LET THEM <MKNABUSCH@****.ALBION.EDU>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Mon, 1 May 1995 11:43:04 -0500
Ah, I see someone mention Hudson Hawk. I was going to, but I have this
thing about being over drawing my memory.
It was a cheesy movie, that had great ideas for B&E. Good shadowrun movie,
typical SR where PC's don't check out their Johnson.

Another I liked was Die Hard (DHII was ok, but DHI was the best). Good
ideas for terrorist adventures, incompetent government officials, and
some cops who just want to get the job done. The best part was that the
terrorists could predict the gov's because the gov's were 'by-the-book' types.

Michael
Message no. 24
From: THEY ONLY WIN IF WE LET THEM <MKNABUSCH@****.ALBION.EDU>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Mon, 1 May 1995 11:46:51 -0500
"Warrior of the Lost Worlds"
Is that what that thing was called? I caught the last 30 min
of it and could figure out the plot and why MST3K did it.
It had that AI motorcycle? And the clone of the evil villian?
*sigh* that was a movie that was 'orrible. Of course it was 3 am
when I was watching it.

Michael
Message no. 25
From: "J.D. Falk" <jdfalk@****.COM>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Mon, 1 May 1995 14:12:05 -0400
On Mon, 1 May 1995, THEY ONLY WIN IF WE LET THEM wrote:

> "Warrior of the Lost Worlds"
> Is that what that thing was called? I caught the last 30 min
> of it and could figure out the plot and why MST3K did it.
> It had that AI motorcycle? And the clone of the evil villian?
> *sigh* that was a movie that was 'orrible. Of course it was 3 am
> when I was watching it.

It's horrible at any time of day. *grin*

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Message no. 26
From: "John Stoneham" <kismet@********.infi.net>
Subject: Movies
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 1996 20:59:28 +0000
With all this talk about movies, have you ever noticed how you can
get a shadowrun out of almost EVERY movie?

I watch movies, take parts of the plots, and add them to my
adventures-to-play file...

examples... The Abyss... go down in these submersibles and recover
something from this other corp's sunken ship... you will be teamed up
with another team, whose leader goes pressure (cyber?)-psychotic...

Smokey and the Bandit... get down to CFS, pick up some rather illegal
stuff, and be back here in 18 hours...

Happy Gilmore... there's a golf tournament going on... rig into this
little car and run over the star player... ;)
(Couldn't resist this one... our group went out to see that movie...
the guy with the shirt that said Guns Don't Kill People, I Kill
People just killed us... he reminded us of our troll :)

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NOTE: For all those who do not understand and who are considering
mailing me about why my computer always screws up or to say, "Don't you
hate it when that happens," the above is a JOKE. Have a nice day! :)
Message no. 27
From: casper@**********.org (Doug Glass)
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 1996 13:47:25 -0600 (CST)
>With all this talk about movies, have you ever noticed how you can
>get a shadowrun out of almost EVERY movie?
>I watch movies, take parts of the plots, and add them to my
>adventures-to-play file...

I thought I was the only one that did that! Hell, I see MacGyver and
think of somecreative runner working for some big government type place.
Renegade, bounty hunter and his decker pal with the big RV. Highlander,
ummm....immortal physads with nothing else to do(notice I did't say
Elven...;). Baywatch, nah it's already harmful to your health to swim in
most of the ocean around the CFS anyways. The list goes on and on, am I
addicted or what?


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Message no. 28
From: Roger Ramirez <chariot@*******.net>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 1996 18:31:41 -0500 (EST)
At 01:47 PM 3/16/96 -0600, you wrote:
>
>
>>With all this talk about movies, have you ever noticed how you can
>>get a shadowrun out of almost EVERY movie?
>>I watch movies, take parts of the plots, and add them to my
>>adventures-to-play file...
>
>I thought I was the only one that did that! Hell, I see MacGyver and
>think of somecreative runner working for some big government type place.
>Renegade, bounty hunter and his decker pal with the big RV. Highlander,
>ummm....immortal physads with nothing else to do(notice I did't say
>Elven...;). Baywatch, nah it's already harmful to your health to swim in
>most of the ocean around the CFS anyways. The list goes on and on, am I
>addicted or what?
>
>
Anyone try a Congo based adventure? How about Jurasic Park?
--
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Now finally with some content. (although very little)
Message no. 29
From: TopCat <topcat@******.net>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 1996 11:47:04 -0600
Just picked up the first part of an anime series that is pretty decent SR
stuff. Don't know if anyone else mentioned it yet (and I haven't seen the
2nd-6th parts yet) but _Angel_Cop_ is pretty damn good.




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* Golden Tiger Association -- Submission Fighting Team *
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* With the speed of a striking cobra he pulled his machine *
* pistol and jammed the muzzle against Mozart's nose. "I *
* put my gun on rock and roll, there nothing left of you *
* but ears, man." -- "Mozart in Mirrorshades" *
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Message no. 30
From: Kenneth Horner <kwhorner@*******.edu>
Subject: Re: Movies
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 1996 21:16:58 -0800 (PST)
On Sat, 16 Mar 1996, Roger Ramirez wrote:

> At 01:47 PM 3/16/96 -0600, you wrote:
> >
> >
> >>With all this talk about movies, have you ever noticed how you can
> >>get a shadowrun out of almost EVERY movie?
> >>I watch movies, take parts of the plots, and add them to my
> >>adventures-to-play file...
> >
> >I thought I was the only one that did that! Hell, I see MacGyver and
> >think of somecreative runner working for some big government type place.
> >Renegade, bounty hunter and his decker pal with the big RV. Highlander,
> >ummm....immortal physads with nothing else to do(notice I did't say
> >Elven...;). Baywatch, nah it's already harmful to your health to swim in
> >most of the ocean around the CFS anyways. The list goes on and on, am I
> >addicted or what?
> >
> >
> Anyone try a Congo based adventure? How about Jurasic Park?

Yeah, guys in gorilla suits chase bad actors around a jungle and the public
has hired the PC's to kill them all to restore common decency to the
world once again
> --
> chariot@*******.net
> Check out my home page at...
> http://www.icanect.net/~chariot
> Now finally with some content. (although very little)
>
>
>
>
Message no. 31
From: dghost@****.com dghost@****.com
Subject: Movies
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 19:40:41 -0800
Do movies theatres have `ware scanners to detect cybereye cameras and
headware memory?

--
D. Ghost
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
-Groucho Marx

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Message no. 32
From: 00DNA mcmanus@******.albany.edu
Subject: Movies
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 21:09:56 -0500
At 07:40 PM 11/26/99 -0800, dghost@****.com wrote:
>Do movies theatres have `ware scanners to detect cybereye cameras and
>headware memory?

Good thought. I wouldn't think so. Most of the non-sim movies are going
to be trideo...can't image too many people wanting to see a flat picture of
a trideo movie.



--00DNA

"...connection terminated..."
Message no. 33
From: satinner@*********.net (Steven A. Tinner)
Subject: Movies
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2004 08:50:52 -0800 (PST)
LotR has actually inspired my gaming, but for some D&D
3.5 rather than SR.

Movies that actually make me think SR include:

Old School: Yes, it's a mindless comedy. But make a
group of aging runners trying to recapture their
younger days, and it might be an interesting campaign.

Princess Mononoke & Spirited Away: Both these flix
make me want to play an all Shaman campaign. The team
would deal with angry nature spirits, and basically be
negotiators between the Material world and the realm
of the spirits.

Lilo & Stitch: Hear me out! Corp X has built a
dangerous creature capable of massive destruction. It
escapes, and takes refuge with an innocent little
girl. The runners are hired to bring it back alive,
without causing any collateral damage, or alerting the
public to the creature's existance.

Super Troopers: I smell a remote Lone Star affiliate
competing against a Knight Errant force for a coveted
local contract.

Angel: I want to turn my PC's into puppets and make
them argue about astronauts & cavemen!

Gilmore Girls: This show is amazingly well written,
and has some of the best characterization I've ever
seen on TV. Since I love games that are as much about
runners personal lives, this makes me want to run
every time I watch an episode.

Yu-Gi-Oh: Instead of a magical card game, picture
magical duels on the astral plane with summoned
critters. The evil Corp is trying to steal the runners
unique foci ... it might work.

I'm sure there's more. This is just off the top of my
head.

Steven A. Tinner
Evil GM
Message no. 34
From: justin@***********.net (Justin Bell)
Subject: Movies
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2004 16:36:00 -0500
On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 08:50:52AM -0800, Steven A. Tinner wrote:
> LotR has actually inspired my gaming, but for some D&D
> 3.5 rather than SR.
>
> Movies that actually make me think SR include:
>

Anime that has made me think SR lately, NOIR.
About an female assassin who is contacted by a girl who has no memory of who
she is, yet she can kill very effectively and has a pocket watch that somehow
fits into the past of the assassin.
Message no. 35
From: korishinzo@*****.com (Ice Heart)
Subject: Movies
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2004 18:51:50 -0800 (PST)
--- Justin Bell <justin@***********.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 08:50:52AM -0800, Steven A. Tinner wrote:
> > LotR has actually inspired my gaming, but for some D&D
> > 3.5 rather than SR.
> >
> > Movies that actually make me think SR include:
> >
>
> Anime that has made me think SR lately, NOIR.
> About an female assassin who is contacted by a girl who has no
> memory of who
> she is, yet she can kill very effectively and has a pocket watch
> that somehow
> fits into the past of the assassin.

Among other things, this anime does a spectacular job of
demonstrating how a smartlink and a spacial recognizer connected via
router would work. :D

======Korishinzo
--but the thread asked about movies, else I'd have mentioned Hellsing
;>




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