Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Reader Top-Ten Science Fiction Film List: J.D. at Radiator Heaven

J.D. Lafrance, a reader, and the terrific movie blogger at Radiator Heaven contributes his list of top ten science fiction films, below:

"J.D. here from Radiator Heaven. I saw your post about ranking top ten fave SF films. Man, tough choices, but I think I narrowed it down to 10:

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2. Star Wars (1977)
3. Blade Runner (1982)
4. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
5. Planet of the Apes (1968)
6. The Matrix (1999)
7. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
8. The Thing (1982)
9. Mad Max (1979)
10. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)"

J.D.'s list is great, and I'm happy to see a Star Trek film crack the top ten.  It makes sense it should be Wrath of Khan, I agree, in part because of the literary mirrors that Khan and Kirk/Spock represent: Moby Dick (revenge) vs. A Tale of Two Cities (friendship, sacrifice).  

I'm also thrilled to see a Body Snatchers film on the list, though I've always *slightly* preferred "my" generation's Pod People; the 1978 film with Donald Sutherland and Leonard Nimoy 

Terrific list, J.D.! 

Don't forget to send me your top ten list at Muirbusiness@yahoo.com

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