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Good movies or TV shows to get you in the mood for Starfinder?


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Grand Lodge

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Looking for suggestions for some good movies or TV shows to get my space fantasy juices flowing.

Some things I've already thought of are:

Star Wars
Star Trek
Farscape
Dune
Fifth Element
John Carter
Jupiter Ascending
Valerian

Post your suggestions

Silver Crusade

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Slyme wrote:
Childish and unhelpful...go troll someplace else

Trolls are not a race we can play yet.

Grand Lodge

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Babylon Five
Battlestar Galactica
Firefly/Serenity


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Dark Matter - a bit more pure techy than Science Fantasy, but there's plenty that could be modelled via magic.


Lexx

Grand Lodge

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Thought of a couple more:

The Expanse
Defiance
Andromeda
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
Battle Beyond the Stars
The Last Starfighter
Enemy Mine
Flash Gordon
Buck Rogers
Stargate
Riddick
Guardians of the Galaxy
Ender's Game
Titan A.E.
Treasure Planet

Scarab Sages

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Futurama?


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Futurama is the first one

Guardians of the Galaxy

Star Trek

Star Wars

The Orville

Some more Futurama

Family Guy Star Wars

Robot Chicken

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

Titan A.E.

Stargate (the movie)

And then a few more episodes of Futurama.


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Outlaw star seems to have had a decent amount of influence on starfinder itself, so I'd suggest looking at that

I'll second (fourth?) guardians of the galaxy (movies and tv show)

Green lantern the animated series I remember having some moments that strike the right 'fantasy space adventure' vibes.


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Stargate SG-1, the TV show. Sure, its not ship-based, but its also much better than the movie. Also, the SG-1 team are totally a good example of PCs.


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yup, seconding outlaw star as well as cowboy bebop


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I'm taking a more lighthearted approach to it.

Galaxy Quest and Spaced Invaders


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Killjoys. Can be a bit much at times, but I love the show -and it features a mechanic, a soldier, and an operative as it's party. Hardly exaggerating

Scarab Sages

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SPACEBAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLS!!!

Scarab Sages

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I have just started Watching Star Wars Rebels... and it really is the perfect Starfinder allegory:

They have their own ship and get missions
Space Battles
Check.

Vehicle Chases
Check.

5-6 characters with various abilities:

Hera - Female Twilek Captain/Pilot (Envoy/Operative?)
Kana - human male "jedi" (mystic/solarion)
Ezra - human male solarion/operative (jedi trainee)
Sabine - human female (mandalorian) - Soldier/operative
Zeb - alien (??) Soldier
Chopper - droid (android) technomancer

Check.


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Cant believe no one has mentioned the Star Wars teh Clone Wars cartoon or better yet

RICK AND MORTY

Wubba lubba dub dub

Scarab Sages

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MagicA wrote:

RICK AND MORTY

Saw bits and pieces of it while passing by others watching it, but never actually watched it; I was turned off by the noodly, bland, and otherwise mediocre artwork and the excessively-contemporary vernacular dialogue (especially by Rick, despite the fact that he's supposed to be "Dr. Emmett Brown"-aged).


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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
MagicA wrote:

RICK AND MORTY

Saw bits and pieces of it while passing by others watching it, but never actually watched it; I was turned off by the noodly, bland, and otherwise mediocre artwork and the excessively-contemporary vernacular dialogue (especially by Rick, despite the fact that he's supposed to be "Dr. Emmett Brown"-aged).

Trust me the show is much more intelligent then that, if you can get past those aspects, you'll see what the show has to offer


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Red Dwarf. If you like space, SF and british humor at its best you have to watch this one.

Scarab Sages

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Somehow I'm the first to suggest this, but Cowboy Bebop.


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Most of my suggestions will be animated due my own proclivities, my apologies.

That said, most iterations of Gundam are good to start with. As mentioned above Outlaw Star has the right sort of feel, as does Cowboy Bebop. Definitely Firefly/Serenity, also mentioned above.

I also recommend the Thundercats reboot from 2011, Evangelion (watch the films, the series is like looking at a great old one getting out of the shower), Space Dandy is goofy fun but definitely a good inspiration. If you can get past the fact the main character is dull as dishwater Tenchi Muyo is interesting. I've heard good things about the Netflix Voltron reboot, but have not seen it.

Last, but not least, Heavy Metal.


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This isn't a movie or a television show, but if you're looking for something a bit more tongue-in-cheek, look at the webcomic Vagabond Starlight, which is about a courier service running around the Sol system. Similar themes, and great humor.

Come to think of it, if you want to add humor to your Starfinder game, maybe Ice Pirates or Spaceballs. Nah, that might be too close to the edge.


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I've been watching Ghost in the Shell for some better ideas for software and hardware tech.

I mean, don't prosthetic bodies sound exactly like the sort of thing that should exist in Starfinder? There's already souls, robots, and robots with souls, plus golems of old were made with souls, so why couldn't someone come up with the money to build themselves a robot body and transplant their soul? Plus, this would make for some really interesting missions with cyberwarfare and the blurred line between Androids, heavily augmented humans, and robots.

Grand Lodge

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Steven "Troll" O'Neal wrote:
I also recommend the Thundercats reboot from 2011...I've heard good things about the Netflix Voltron reboot, but have not seen it.

As a fan of the original versions of both of these, I could not get into either of the reboot/remakes.

The Netflix Voltron felt like they were just straight up making fun of the original...and the new Thundercats just did not feel like it had the same spirit as the original.

There are lots of great animated/anime shows and movies that could fit...I'll have to go back and look through some of those.

I saw a few mentions of the animated Star Wars shows. They definitely fit, which is why Star Wars was literally the first things on my list in the OP :)

On Rick and Morty...I have only watched the pilot episode so far, it had some funny stuff in it, but if Rick says Morty's name 5+ times in every sentence, in every episode, I will not be watching much more...that is SUPER annoying.

Lensman is one I have not seen mentioned. Oh, and Ice Pirates!


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As far as Rick saying morty's name. It gets much better, he knows that he was doing it to much and it continues to get better


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It really is a good show
give it a chance, you wont regret it

Shadow Lodge

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What about books?


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bookrat wrote:
What about books?

I've recently had the urge to track down and reread Tuf Voyaging.

Shadow Lodge

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If you have Netflix, I found Prisoner Zero to be a decent sci fantasy show.


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Silver Hawks and Bravestar are also good if you liked thunder cats also if you can find it the Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers.


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Tenchi Muyo and Universe kept popping into my mind along with a few others that have already mentioned (Farscape and Outlaw Star).

Grand Lodge

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bookrat wrote:
What about books?

Any of the Sci-Fi stories by James Daniel Ross are good reads (As are his fantasy and short stories)

Scarab Sages

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The computer game Chronomaster - Roger Zelazny's sorely-underappreciated final work in this universe! It has Ron Perlman, Lolita Davidovich, and Brent Spiner!!!


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Steven "Troll" O'Neal wrote:


I also recommend the Thundercats reboot from 2011, Evangelion (watch the films, the series is like looking at a great old one getting out of the shower), Space Dandy is goofy fun but definitely a good inspiration. If you can get past the fact the main character is dull as dishwater Tenchi Muyo is interesting. I've heard good things about the Netflix Voltron reboot, but have not seen it.

Thundercats from 2011 and the recent Voltron reboot definitely capture the feel.

Tenchi depends on the series. The first two OVA series and the first TV show (Tenchi Universe) are good and have that science fantasy feel. The second TV series (Tenchi in Tokyo) and the third OVA series are pretty dang horrible. Never saw GXP...

And now thinking about anime that might relate has my mind wandering to Robotech and it's component series, and how to stat up a Cyclone...


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Well, it's not a TV show, but thinking to the Phantasy Star Portable/Online series has given me inspiration! I mean, all the stuff is right there! Sci-fi flavored fantasy races, futuristic melee and ranged weaponry, a core star system... Heck, the concept of Shield Weaves (Photon-based armors that are virtually invisible to allow for complete cosmetic freedom) are what I head-canon Second Skin to be! Because nothing says a good time quite like slaying a dragon in your swim trunks!

Scarab Sages

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I'll add my voice to the Voltron reboot. Solid Sci-Fantasy.


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Enders game is another one


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Alien, Aliens, Predator, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Solaris, Starship Troopers, Blade Runner, Apollo 13, Arrival, The Abyss, Mars Attacks.

As far as books go, the Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons is pretty good.


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Slyme wrote:

As a fan of the original versions of both of these, I could not get into either of the reboot/remakes.

The Netflix Voltron felt like they were just straight up making fun of the original...and the new Thundercats just did not feel like it had the same spirit as the original.

The Voltron remake is most definitively not mocking the original. There are many moments of humor, and tongue-in-cheek, but the central conflict is treated seriously and with respect.

The humor itself is actually enjoyable, and I'd recommend it.


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