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March 16 2011

Vote for Serenity in io9's March Movie Madness. "This planet's greatest scifi films" compete in the "most important tournament of our time". Voting begins tomorrow at 11 AM PST. Wednesday, March 16 and Friday, March 18: First Round
Monday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 23: Second Round
Friday, March 25: Sweet Sixteen
Monday, March 28: Elite Eight
Wednesday, March 30: Final Four
Friday, April 1: Final Four
Monday, April 4: Championship

Was just about to post this. Looks like a good match for everyone.
Voted.

I've always wondered how they decide which two contenders to match up. A Clockwork Orange vs. Ghostbusters and Wall-E vs. Gattaca are just... weird.
Do you have to join the site to vote? I see the titles but no way to access them.
redeem147, hmm. I just clicked on the link, the individual voting boxes were there, I marked each appropriate (or inappropriate :P) radio button, and clicked "vote." No registration or anything. I have no idea why you are having problems. Sorry. :(
If you're trying from a smart phone you might not be able to vote so I've noticed.
Poor Stargate...what a terrible draw for a fun franchise.
Yeah, up against Star Wars, Stargate doesn't stand a chance. On the other hand it seems to be referring to the original movie, not the whole franchise.

BreathesStory, if you look at the second paragraph, it sounds like they ranked them all and then arranged them by seed like in a regular tournament.

Serenity's doing well so far but it's not winning by as much of a landslide as I'd like. Come on guys! ;)
Do you have to join the site to vote? I see the titles but no way to access them.

io9 appears to load-balance based on geography. When I first clicked the link I ended up being taken to "http://uk.io9.com..." which displayed the titles but no radio buttons, after a couple of attempts it stuck on the actual URL linked (http://io9.com...) which shows the titles with radio buttons and a 'Vote' button to the left of each entry. Maybe that's true for Canada too (now's probably a good time BTW since the US will be a bit quieter at the moment, it being between 2 ish and 5 ish am over there).

Man, some toughies on there, 'District 9 vs Robocop' for instance and the 'Serenity' one would've been a real conundrum if it was against 'Spider-man 2'. Mainly went with most enjoyable too (rather than trying to decide 'greatest' criteria).

(also, slightly OT but io9 seem to have really broadened their remit since I last looked, some pretty interesting looking science-ish articles on there, i'll have to start checking their site out more regularly)
The link should work properly now without any redirection (I hope).
Rachelkatchel, ah. That would explain it. Pfff. There was an actual explanation? What a concept. My two remaining brain cells never bothered to read anything. I just followed my Pavlovian imperative to vote for Serenity and flew right by that block of text.
It's working now. :)

It might help if it said whether they were original films or remakes (ie Tron, Invasion of the Body Snatchers.) Or maybe it did say and I missed it.
Voted, but I think most of the other voters are too young to remember the brilliance of 'Clockwork Orange'.
Or they just prefer 'Ghostbusters' (also a cracking film) ? You're probably right though embers, these lists almost always suffer from creeping recentism (same with 'The Matrix' vs 'Brazil' though again, 'The Matrix' is also an excellent film).

It might help if it said whether they were original films or remakes (ie Tron, Invasion of the Body Snatchers.) Or maybe it did say and I missed it.

It says "'Invasion of the Bodysnatchers' (1978)" so it's the Donald Sutherland one (not the Kevin McCarthy original). Also, there's only one 'Tron' (i.e. the 'remake' is actually a sequel and is called 'Tron: Legacy').
Ah, not the McCarthy, so glad I didn't vote for it. :)
Yep, me too also neither (has its moments but it's not as good as the original. Or 'Back to the Future' IMO).

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