Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Meme: Favorite Scene in a Sci Fi movie

www.BlackScienceFictionSociety.com was created to highlight, explore, celebrate and develop black science fiction. We are just about at 100 registered members so please help spread the word about us to all your friends. The more the merrier! Anyways, there was a discussion on the forum: What is you favorite scene from a Science Fiction movie?

The admin stated, "Near the end of Gattaca, when the doctor revealed he knew the Ethan Hawke character had been faking the entire time."

Someone else added, "Roy Batty's death speech in Blade Runner: 'I have seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships off the shores of Orion.'"

SO then I'm passing this along and tagging those of you with blogs Chris Howard, with this meme. Here are my faves.

Incredible Shrinking Man --
"So close -- the infinitesimal and the infinite. But suddenly, I knew they were really the two ends of the same concept. The unbelievably small and the unbelievably vast eventually meet, like the closing of a gigantic circle. I looked up, as if somehow I would grasp the heavens ... the universe ... worlds beyond number ... God's silver tapestry spread across the night. And in that moment, I knew the answer to the riddle of the infinite. I had thought in terms of Man's own limited dimension. I had presumed upon Nature. That existence begins and ends is Man's conception, not Nature's. And I felt my body dwindling, melting, becoming nothing. My fears melted away, and in their place came -- acceptance. All this vast majesty of creation -- it had to mean something. And then I meant something too. Yes, smaller than the smallest, I meant something too. To God, there is no zero. I STILL EXIST!”


DUNE -- When the savior brings the water of life to the planet

Equilibrium -- When the hero cleric kills all his would-be assassins and takes down Father.

Soylent Green-- When the old guy (Edward G Robinson) looks back on the beauty of the world before he dies.

I'd have added Soylent Green is people or -- from Invasion of the Body Snatchers-- the scene where some hero realizes something was way wrong with the world. They're memorable but I can't call them favorites.

Logan's Run -- When Logan returns to save the people. (Okay, I named my son after Logan.)

Alien vs Predator -- The moment when the predator warrior marks Sanaa Lathan's face and later when the other predator warriors accept her as one of them (symbolic, of course) and give her the warrior's spear as if she had been his mate. Love that kinda initiation/rite of passage stuff. And in some weird sense we see that she had TWO possible lovers in the flick. The italian, and the extra-terrestrial. Ah, if life had only gone differently.

Enemy Mine -- When the names are being read at the end of the flick.

Ooh, better stop now...I'm giving myself goosebumps. As you can see I like mostly the ending triumphant scenes in movies.
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