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Old 11-13-2012, 07:44 PM   #51
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Star Blazers had the best space battles.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:54 PM   #52
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There was a great space battle using real physics in the book Leviathan's Wake. Star Wars is too campy with space planes with wings twiting around like there is air.
pretty much any good sci-fi novel will have more realistic and epic battles than what you see on the screen. and if said novel gets turned into a movie/tv show, it's also guaranteed that the same scenes turn into your generic pew pew star wars esque battle scene. sfx artists just think that way.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:04 PM   #53
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Star Blazers had the best space battles.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:35 PM   #54
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1 Endor
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Coruscant - uh, tactics of pulling alongside each other and shooting until one wins? Hasn't that tactic been improved upon in the past few hundred years? (Well, ignoring "a long time ago in a galaxy...")
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:22 PM   #55
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omgomgomg they made that into a live action movie. Will definitely watch. Thank you!
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:26 AM   #56
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cool Robotech SDF-1 montage footage showing the final epic battle against the Zentradi space fleet.

set to Metalica.

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Old 11-14-2012, 01:30 AM   #57
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No love for Moonraker?

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Old 11-14-2012, 01:34 AM   #58
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I fell asleep several times trying to watch the SW movies, can't remember much of those 'battles'. But if they were as 'good' as the rest of the SW movies it's no wonder I can't remember them.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:35 AM   #59
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I know this is nitpicking but the first battle for atlantis was mostly not in space. The effects however, were very good. For Atlantis I think the battle over the Replicators homeworld was the best. Though the goofy ball of mercury was weird.
I'm glad to see Stargate wasn't forgotten on that list. The Replicator homeworld battle in particular is just a blast to watch (and I'm so very glad the series was released to Blu-Ray).
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I always like the opening scene for the book Starship Troopers, tho not really a battle but more like a raid.
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omgomgomg they made that into a live action movie. Will definitely watch. Thank you!
Thew showed it in theatres in North America recently...I think

That one has audio proken somewhere in the middle.
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I'm glad to see Stargate wasn't forgotten on that list. The Replicator homeworld battle in particular is just a blast to watch (and I'm so very glad the series was released to Blu-Ray).
Stargate: Atlantis was the most visually stunning use of HD on a tv show I have ever seen. Bright, vibrant colors. Very few murky scenes. I think the show doesn't get enough credit for this. It's a virtual showcase for HD.

I think part of my dislike for Stargate: Universe was the drab and dreary colors that just depressed the heck out of me.
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1 Endor
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Coruscant - uh, tactics of pulling alongside each other and shooting until one wins? Hasn't that tactic been improved upon in the past few hundred years? (Well, ignoring "a long time ago in a galaxy...")
Especially when shooting "lasers" at each other. I guess you've got to close to a few hundred meters before your laser blast peters out and becomes useless.

Don't fire until you see the white shells of their R2 units!
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Vorlons against those huge ass red ants.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:30 PM   #66
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Gunbuster: The turn Jupiter into a bomb and use it to destroy the center of the galaxy.
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Star Trek, "The doomsday machine", the reworked version of course, not the original 1960's one..
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doesn't have starblazers or capt harlock. fail.
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For a few of us, it was the first thing that came to mind with the thread title. ....eh, for good or bad. lol
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I'm surprised nobody mentioned Gurren Lagann the movie. What other space battle has giant robots literally throwing galaxies at each other like throwing stars, or attacks where they trap the characters inside of a separate multiverse?
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Because its stupid.
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Because its AWESOME.
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Which episode was that?
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Not as good as when HAL cheats Frank at chess; the subtle foreshadowing of everything to come.
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EVE cutscenes should be number 1

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