It's Friday, so what better way to waste a bit of the firm's time before beer o'clock than by participating in our fun-for-all-the-family top sci-fi movie quote poll? Our 42* prime cuts were lovingly selected by various members of Register staff, and are presented in no particular order for your reading pleasure. Please note …
What about Hoth?
"....and I thought they smelled bad on the outside!" Han Solo
Oh man, this will take some thinking about. I guess I'll ponder it all day (rather than ponder work stuff) and make a selection around beer 'o clock...
ooh - i'm soo happy...
At last, a really worthwhile activity for a Friday ... with added confirmation that El Reg staff have good [sci-fi] taste!
the toughest call was definitely between Bladerunner and Dark Star, but Bladerunner edged it. Most importantly though, I must have used up a good 10 minutes chortling over the sheer cheekiness of script writers over the decades. Absolutely beat hands down watching emails dropping into my In Box (and doing nothing about them).
Nice one guys :-)
"Let's be bad guys" & "I aim to misbehave"
How could you leave out:
"Where's the Kaboom? There was supposed to be an Earth-shattering Kaboom!"
What no Red Dwarf ? !!
I am offended and disgusted :oP
One thing the aliens hadn't counted on was Derek, and Dereks don't run
I can't believe you guys left out this one...you suck!!!
Just kidding, but here it is anyway:
"You came in that? Your braver than I thought!"
(Princess Leia - Star Wars)
Add entire comments section full of other quotes below.....
Mines the long cape with a hood. Thats not the coat your looking for...
"Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast" Ace Rimmer
Obvious Quotes Missed
"Game over man... Game over!" (Private Hudson - Aliens)
"It's a rescue mission, you'll love it. There's some juicy colonists' daughters we have to rescue from their virginity. Heh!" (Apone - Aliens)
"If it bleeds, we can kill it." (Dutch - Predator)
Wot - no Solaris?
Re: What no Red Dwarf ? !!
"Vote now for your fave sci-fi *movie* quote"
"Please note that since our word is final on the available choices, there's absolutely no point in protesting along the lines of "I can't believe you haven't got [insert quote] from [insert film], jeez you guys suck", etc, etc."
Specsavers have some great deals on at the moment, folks.
Ghostbusters is SciFi?
If so, you missed a few better choices, like
So that's what an invisible barrier looks like -- Time Bandits
It's not my goddamn planet monkey boy -- Buckaroo Banzai
Wrong Ghostbusters quote
"Ray, when some asks if you are a god, you say YES!"
The BOFH was right we techies are sad pasty gits, I have seen all the films listed. But you missed a lot which would make me an even sadder git if I listed them.
So long and thanks for all the fish.
Debates, arguments, fond memories all.day.long. in workplaces all over the world. You will be charged with crimes against the Earth's economy.
Apologies to anybody on the same scansafe proxy as us...
... I've used our vote.
It's all Hudson... man
"Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen..." - Hudson, Aliens.
"We're on a first class elevator to hell... goin down!!!!" - Hudson, Aliens.
My favourite is probably...
From Empire Strikes Back, when Han is about to be frozen in carbonite. Princess Leia says, "I love you"; Han's reply: "I know".
"It's a Unix system! I know this!" - Lex, Jurassic Park.
No 5th Element.
"Lee-Loo Dallas Multi Pass - M-U-L-T-I-P-A-S-S" Lee-Loo.
"I don't want one position I want all positions" Ruby Rod
"Big Bada Boom" Korben
"Mmm Chick-en" Lee-Loo.
Re: My favourite is probably...
Apparently Ford changed that line from Lucas's original glurge and rescued the scene. But I guess you all knew that one.
Good Choice But....
Where is, "Prepare to reverse polarity", from Forbidden Planet and milked to death in "Return to the Forbidden Planet"? (I suppose the latter isn't a film, though.)
Come to think of it...
Where is Deep Thought's, "FORTY TWO"?
"I think you ought to know, I'm feeling very depressed."
"Thank you for making a simple door so happy."
Point or no point...
"That's not a 'he', that's an *it*. We need bigger guns."
Dick Durkin (?) - Split Second
Oh. I'm sad now. I just voted, and then found out that only one other person went for Emmet Brown. But he had mirrored shades on! Mirrored shades hadn't even been invented then!
Wot no more additions?
He's worse than dead. His brain has gone! - Dr. McCoy, Star Trek
I know you won't add them to the list, but what about:
"There is no spoon"
if we are going to want a Time Bandits quote then surely it should be...
"God isn't interested in technology. He cares nothing for the microchip or the silicon revolution. Look how he spends his time, forty-three species of parrots! Nipples for men!"
however, for that ultimate sci-fi quote you cannot go wrong with Split Second
Dick Durkin: We need to get bigger guns. BIG F*CKING GUNS!
Dick Durkin: I don't think this thing thinks it's Satan, I think this thing IS Satan.
Stone: Well Satan is in deep shit.
WHAAT!!! No Douglas Adams quotes!!!
Shame on you.
Planet of the Apes
The last line :
"You ... IDIOTS!"
with Charlton beating fists into the sand and a broken Statue of Liberty nearby.
At least that's how I remember it. And I am NOT going to watch it again just to check.
No icon. That's for "slack-jawed faggots". (Predator)
I voted Armageddon
I am much embarrassed about my vote.
The best quote in the list came from the worst film...
These are not the movie quotes you are looking for.
You can go about your business.
Re: Re: What no Red Dwarf ? !!
"Specsavers have some great deals on at the moment, folks."
I voted to nuke the site from orbit.
It really was the only way to be sure.
re: No 5th Element
Well, they had Corbin's 'Meat Popsicle' quote in the list but that movie has loads of classic lines.
Strange Days has a ton of them too..
"Bullet-resistant? What ever happened to bullet-proof?"
"This tie cost more than your entire wardrobe... it's the one thing that stands between me and the jungle"
"This is what we laughingly refer to as a plan, right?"
"His ass is so tight, when he farts only dogs can hear it."
"Right now his frontal lobes are like two runny eggs."
..and that's just from Lenny.
Re: Come to think of it...
Neil & Peter,
(And any other "what about Douglas Adams" complainers.)
Look how many quotes there are to choose from.
6 times 9 perhaps?
A couple of my favourites
Helmet: "I am your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former room-mate."
Lone Starr "What's that make us?"
Helmet: "Absolutely nothing!"
From Spaceballs: The Movie
"Violence is the ultimate authority, from which all other authorities are derived."
From Starship Troopers.
Is it wrong that I have that last quote memorised?
Paris because most of the time she's on another planet.
I so wanted....
...to vote for one of the Aliens quotes, but Roy Batty's speech is just fantastic.
But Aliens is a damn quotable movie - here's a couple more of my faves:
Hudson "Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man?"
Vasquez "No. Have you?"
Hicks (produces shotgun) "I like to keep this handy. For close encounters..."
so many quotes to choose from.
still I'm happy with the selection so far ;)
I have a bad feeling about this:
Is Jurassic Park classed as SciFi?
"after careful consideration I have decided NOT to endorse your park...."
@ Neil Hoskins
There are 42 to pick from.. thats a big enough douglas adams tilt of the hat.
"Killian, here's your Subzero, now plain zero"
"Wake up -- time to die!"
"I can't believe you guys left out this one...you suck!!!"
Another Ghostbusters quote
What about "Back off man, I'm a scientist" from Ghostbusters?
I did an entire science degree just to be able to use that line.
No "These aren't the droids you are looking for"!?!
(OK, so I'd still have voted for Blade Runner but...
Roy Batty ftw!
The bkg music during his brief monologue nails it for sure... :D
How Could You Miss This?
Holy : They're all dead. Everybody's dead, Dave
Paris, because she would remember...
Dark star nearly won, but that quote aint the best... so
... i voted for blade runner...
my fave dark star/bomb quote is later, when they're discussing the philosophy...
i liked it so much i used it in a rather nice [if i do say so myself] psy-trance track:
[ if you want to just hear the quote it's at the very beginning, so you don't have to suffer the whole track ]
I think we need a gold star icon, because this is the best article ever.
"You're hit man. I ain't got time to bleed. Oh ok then, *ptang* *ptang* have you got time to duck? *BOOM*" (Predator)
"There's a lot of slack jawed faggots round here. This stuff'll make you a sexual tyrannosaurus.. just like me" (Predator)
I tip my cap to the film industry in some part, after all, when they get it right, with some of the films quoted in the above list, they certainly get it *right*.
 It must be friday if I'm making outrageous claims like that.
That damn Dutch accent!
I always thought it was "shores of Orion," though "shouler" makes sense -- Orion the hunter and all that. Nice to see I chose the number 1 pick, though I thought I was being idiosyncratic.
Babylon 5 sadly missing
"Only those whose lives are brief can imagine that love is eternal. You should embrace that remarkable illusion. It may be the greatest gift your race has ever received." - Lorien
"On your trip back I would like you to take the time to learn the Babylon 5 mantra.
Ivanova is always right. I will listen to Ivanova. I will not ignore Ivanova's recommendations. Ivanova is god. And if this ever happens again, Ivanova will personally rip your lungs out." - Ivanova
"Understanding is a three-edged sword: your side, their side, and the truth." - Kosh Naranek