Comments: Best Sci-Fi of the last 25 years

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X-files and Battlestar are both too high on the list. Battlestar, like ST:TNG before it, has lots of storytelling problems and continuity issues. Unlike TNG, it doesn't have massive amounts of back story to blame it on. By the middle of X-files run, it was apparent that they were just making it up as they went along.

Posted by Jeff the Baptist at May 22, 2007 10:44 AM

Its hard to think just how much they ruined a great book with a mess of a movie like Starship Troopers. That movie shouldn't even be mentioned in this list. Battlestar's last season moves it into a bottom half of this list at best. There's way too much current stuff on this list - Heroes (yet to prove its staying power) Lost (W.T.F?) - but that's because no one remembers anything other than possibly yesterday.

But any list for this category that doesn't even have The Day The Earth Stood Still (Klaatu barrada nicto) isn't complete.

Posted by ColoradoRight at May 22, 2007 04:46 PM

Good points, CR; however, keep in mind that the list is only for the last 25 yrs. "TDTESS" was made in the 1950s.

Posted by Hube at May 22, 2007 05:43 PM

One thing, where is Babylon 5 on this list? There is no way it should be left off of a Top 25 of the last 25 when movies like Starship Troopers make it.

Posted by Jeff the Baptist at May 23, 2007 11:51 AM

My take on BSG is that because it is so fresh, it ranks high on the list. Of course there is a long string of episodes, going back to Lorne Greene and pre-computerized high tech (it's a blast, really)

I find it hard to believe that anyone interested in reading your post on this topic, did not look forward, anticipating the next BSG airing, week after week, despite being disappointed after the high season of last year.

There still were concepts that provoke. Why just today in arguing the concept of forgiveness and moving on versus that of retaliatory justice and moving on, ( I was leading a Sr. High Wed. night Bible class ) Baltar and his trial came to mind. Like most people I know, I tend to overrate my comprehension of how the world works. BSG always seems to open my eyes a little wider.

And for that, in a small way, I am eternally grateful.

Posted by kavips at May 24, 2007 12:45 AM

I'm guessing A Boy and his Dog was left off the list. An amazing cinematic performance by a young Don Johnson. Not.

Posted by G Rex at May 25, 2007 01:27 PM