Today marks my brother’s birthday, but more importantly (hehe) it’s also the start of io9.com’s March Movie Madness: Pick the Greatest Science Fiction Movie Ever Made:
… After days of bickering, the io9ers have chosen 64 of this planet’s greatest scifi films. We poured over the details and ranked each film based on box office prowess, past io9 battles, historical significance and overall excellence. In all honesty, seeding doesn’t really matter once the tournament begins – after all, it doesn’t matter where the movies start, it only matters where they finish. Vote for which film you think deserves to be #1.
Voting at the site starts at 11 AM (through to 11PM) PST. The polls reopen each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through to the Championship:
There will be 16 match-ups for you to vote on. Here’s the official schedule.
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
If you’re interested in participating, print out the PDF file of the bracket and get your selections ready. Some of the seedings are pretty damn easy (Inception vs. Independence Day… ha!), while others are going to be just plain painful (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan vs. THE THING… Criminy!). Let the tourney begin!
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