#RRSciFiMonth : Mmm, thankful am I


I’m combining today’s Top Ten Tuesday with Sci-fi month, an event being hosted by One More and  Dear Geek Place (check out the #RRSciFiMonth hashtag to keep uptodate)

tttTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is :

Thanksgiving Freebie

Well, there are a lot of things that I’m very thankful for but I’m going to narrow it down and combined with Sci-Fi month I’ve gone for something linked – sci fi movies. Science fiction is definitely something I’d like to read more of, it sits a little outside my comfort zone and lets be honest, sometimes it makes me feel a bit dense.  Science fiction movies are different – I never seem to have a problem watching them – go figure.   And, damn, there are a lot of good sci fi movies but I’ve narrowed this down to just ten so there are a lot of greats missing off here.

Back to the Future – If my calculations are correct you simply have to love this film.  In fact I believe it’s actually illegal not to.   If you haven’t watched it, Great Scott!  What are you waiting for.


Interstellar – okay, I just said I get along with movies okay – I confess, Interstellar took me a couple of rewatches to fully grasp everything going on – have I even grasped everything now.  Not sure.  I think so.  Anyhow, I love this film.


The Thing – okay, I know the original is probably (definitely) a little dated these days – but even so, this film gave me the serious heebees.  I’m not sure I think a remake was necessary although I suppose it might bring the idea to a young audience but I haven’t watched it – anyone watched the new movie??

Twelve Monkeys – Time travel and chaos rule.  Dark and bleak and a bit crazy.  Love this film and I loved the Brad Pitt crazy dude.


The Terminator and Terminator 2.  I could watch these two films many times.  Don’t ask me why.  I can’t put my finger on it.  And the quotes – how many quotes do I have from this film – a lot.

‘That Terminator is out there. It can’t be reasoned with, it can’t be bargained with…it doesn’t feel pity or remorse or fear…and it absolutely will not stop. Ever. Until you are dead.’


The Fly – poor Seth Brundle.  Brilliant scientist – who knew telepods could cause such drastic effects – a cautionary tale.  This film is also a bit dated but totally icky.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind – who remembers the mashed potato scene – and the lets tip rubbish into the living room and shape it into a mountain scene.

Jurassic Park – I absolutely love this film.  I love it.  Love.  It.  I’ve watched it many times. Watch it.  That is all.

Alien/Aliens – OMG – Alien – that film scared me so bad I can’t even begin.  It’s so tense, so dark, so well shot.  It’s difficult to believe how old this film is because it’s still so effective.  And Aliens – don’t get me started.  I love these two films.  Iconic scene right here:

Signs – this film scared, in fact still scares my daughter.  I think it has a lot of humour and certain scenes just make me laugh out loud.


Not an exhaustive list in any way – I’m sticking to 10 but I could easily have gone to 40 or 50 films for this list so if your favourite isn’t on here that’s why.