2. Time-travel TV episodes #TimeAfterTime
a. Doctor Who: Eve of the Daleks (Laufer, 2022) [59 min] 3 checks, 0 official lists 2/10
b. The X-Files: Synchrony (Charleston, 1997) [44 mins] 100 checks, 0 official lists 4/10
3. The X Files (Bowman, 1998) 5074 checks, 2 official lists 5/10
4. Encanto (Bush-Smith, 2021) 796 checks, 1 official list 3/10
5. Ragewar / The Dungeonmaster / The Challenges of Excalibrate / Digital Knights (Allen-Band-Buechler-Ford-Manoogian-Nicolaou-Turko, 1984) 109 checks, 0 official lists #LookAWizard! 4/10
6. Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God (Lively, 2005) 144 checks, 0 official lists #LookADragon! 5/10
7. Gaia (Bouwer, 2021) 89 checks, 0 official lists #Africa 4/10
8. Dung fong sam hap / The Heroic Trio (To, 1993) 296 checks, 2 official lists #Asia 6/10
9. Transcendance (Pfister, 2014) 4985 checks, 0 official lists 4/10
10. The Lathe of Heaven (Barzyk-Loxton, 1980) 170 checks, 1 official list #Nebula 7/10
11. Luca (Casarosa, 2021) 1927 checks, 0 official lists #MagicalRealism 6/10
12. Dead Space: Downfall (Patton, 2008) 477 checks, 0 official lists #Animation 4/10
A found-footage film that was released a year before Blair Witch Project triggered an explosion in the genre. I've certainly seen worse found footage, and it doesn't take too long before the alien menace starts. It does have a couple of good creepy moments but there's not much here to make this stand out from dozens of similar found footage films.
14. The Matrix Resurrections (Wachowski, 2021) 1275 checks, 0 official lists #ICantDoThatDave
Watching this is a weird experience. First it goes all meta and mocks the idea of Matrix sequels, then we get lots of nostalgia-baiting and it gets dull, then there's an ending which is reasonably fun. I like the intentions behind it -- to make a self-referential commentary on sci-fi franchises, but for some reason the execution is surpisingly bad, with mediocre visuals and action scenes.
15. Journey to the Center of the Earth (Brevig, 2008) 17379 checks, 1 official list #20000Leagues
It starts off poorly, and gets tedious as soon as the characters get to the centre of the Earth, and the characters become marooned in endless ugly CGI.
16. Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase (Stenstrum, 2001) 621 checks, 0 official lists #Hilarious
The fourth and last of the Stenstrum-directed Scooby-Doo films. The plot of having the gang sucked into a computer and being transported to different environments makes the story a bit tenuous, but it's got a nice pace, the traditional Scooby-Doo jokes and some fun meta-commentary on the Scoobyverse.
Bonus challenge running total: 13