Call it a hunch, but I’m betting that a few of you aren’t in fanboy heaven after flipping through today’s “Sci-Fi 25” photo gallery, counting down EW’s picks for the best science-fiction movies and TV shows of the past quarter century. (I imagine fans of Babylon 5, Farscape, and Dark City are especially miffed. Also, anyone who prefers Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop to his Total Recall and Starship Troopers. But I digress…) Anyway, if there’s anything you feel was criminally overlooked, let us know below, and if we get enough interesting responses, we’ll create a gallery of our readers’ own Sci-Fi 25.
I’ll get you started: My sci-fi tastes often run to the culty/spoofy corner of the universe. So I’m glad Galaxy Quest made the list, but I’d have loved to see The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (“No matter where you go… there you are.”), Repo Man (not just the best movie ever made about a guy driving around with decomposing radioactive alien corpses in his trunk, but also the best movie Emilio Estevez ever made, including Breakfast Club), and especially The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Yeah, the movie (pictured) was only OK, but the TV and radio versions were terrific, and the pop-cultural impact of the Douglas Adams novels is enormous (Where would Radiohead have been without them?).
Now you, Popwatchers…
addCredit(“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Laurie Sparham”)