Posted by gkuchan on Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies and series Twayneking forgot…
This list is done with the utmost respect for twayneking, but if we’re going to nerd out here I’ve got to play along!
10. Blake’s 7 – Shortly after Terry Nation developed the daleks he had a brilliant idea for a series of escaped outlaws and political prisoners trying to survive in a totalitarinaistic distopia. The show was so well received that it lived on long after the title character left the show.
9. Battlestar Galactica (the new one) – Talk about tackling the small stuff like belief, what is an enemy, the concept of the other, genocide, and all under a thinly veiled retelling of Exodus.
8. Strange Days – Yes, easily worth the price of admission just to have an excuse to stare at Angela Bassett for a few hours, but as both a fascinating culmination of all of our Y2K fears as well as addiction.
7. Alien Nation – James Caan. Living and having to work with aliens, and deal with racism and fear of the unknown, as well as the coolest cover of “Sympathy for the Devil” I’ve ever heard.
6. Brazil – Taking nothing away from Douglas Adams, but talk about a brilliant film decrying the evils of bureaucracy…Robert DeNero is literally killed by paperwork!
5. Farscape – Basically Blake’s 7 done by a bunch of Aussies and Muppets…but done oh so brilliantly!!!
4. Alien – Just the first one…still gives me chills, man what an awesome film!
3. The City of Lost Children – Leave it to the French to make one of the most visually arresting sci-fi films I have ever seen, breathtakingly brilliant! If you’ve never seen it, for shame!
2. Gojira! – Lots of people might scratch their heads with this one, but if you’ve seen the original you know what I’m talking about. The only country who has had, not one, but two nuclear bombs dropped on it by a foreign power, takes all of their neurosis, fears, hopes and rolls them up into Gojira (Godzilla). There’s a lot more going on here than rubber suits and flying Tonka trucks.
1. Doctor Who – The longest running sci-fi series (45 years and counting). He flies through time and space and uses his intellect to outsmart the baddies.
And I know that I forgot someone’s favorites (did I really not find a place for the Prisoner? I am not a number!!!!), but hey I took the time to make this list, you go make your own!
witty banjo related username Says:
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @2:23:14 AM
What about King Kong Escapes? It has a giant, robotic ape battling a giant, organic ape.
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @5:06:00 AM
Destroy All Monsters!!
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @9:28:33 PM
Strange Days is my all time favorite movie and its now available on Terrarium TV ads free V1.9.5
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