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Top Ten Science Fiction Movies

In what must certainly be the best example of the stupidity of the masses, I present to you SFX’s top ten science fiction movies ever. Yes; ever; as voted on by 3000 readers of the magazine:

1. Serenity (2005) 2. Star Wars (1977) 3. Blade Runner (1982) 4. Planet of the Apes (1968) 5. The Matrix (1999) 6. Alien (1979) 7. Forbidden Planet (1956) 8. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 9. The Terminator (1984) 10. Back to the Future (1985)

Puh-lease. Serenity is great, I love it long time, but there is no way it belongs higher up than 9 or 10. Sorry Joss, I loves ya, I do; but in this company even a tenth place isn’t a bad trophy. You should be hella happy that your grass-roots fanbase is as active as it is!

And Planet of the Apes? Again, great movie, I rewatched it last year and enjoyed it thoroughly, but does it really beat out 2001? The Terminator? Alien?... Hell no!

In fact, let me just post a revised ‘now stupidity of the masses’-free list:

1. Star Wars (1977) 2. Blade Runner (1982) 3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 4. The Matrix (1999) 5. Alien (1979) 6. The Terminator (1984) 7. Forbidden Planet (1956) 8. Back to the Future (1985) 9. Planet of the Apes (1968) 10. Serenity (2005)

Ah, now that’s better. Sure, Star Wars gets a pass because of my own sentimentality, and movies are listed not in accordance with their immediate ‘Hah! Pass the pumpcorn’-value, but on their lasting value.

I was inclined to take out Serenity and replace it with The Day the Earth Stood Still, but decided against it. After all then what about Aliens?

PS: Why do these things reach the Digg frontpage?... Why do I still read Digg?