Good to see that the classic bow and arrows is still up there. Nice list.
A Jedi knight's lightsaber has been voted the top movie weapon, pipping Dirty Harry's Magnum .44 to the post in a 20th Century Fox poll of 2,000 film buffs. The Star Wars illuminated sword heads a mixed bag of offensive items, including the Hattori Hanzo katana from Kill Bill, Oddjob's unfriendly bowler hat* and Indy's …
In a recent show "The Science (not)of StarWars" they essentially disproved nearly ever single future technology that science dope George Lucas "proposed" in every foolish scene of all the StarWars "episurd" (pun) - ESPECIALLY the light-saber. (also author, learn how to spell light-saber)
Going to prove that neither George Lucas nor ST fanatics paid any attention in school science or physics ... assuming that ST fans even finished grade school.
...Uzi 9mm should be on there.
After all, its "ideal for home defence" :-)
Great list though.
Death Star wins for being most *powerful* weapon, I guess.
Until I think of Soren's firework rocket that makes stars go supernova in Star Trek:Generations of course.
Or are there more powerful weapons in the movieverse?
"in a recent show "The Science (not)of StarWars" they essentially disproved nearly ever single future technology that science dope George Lucas "proposed" in every foolish scene of all the StarWars "episurd" (pun) - ESPECIALLY the light-saber. (also author, learn how to spell light-saber)"
In what way disproved?
Disproved in that some know all scientist says it cant be done right now? duh!
Its meant to be a future technology, unless of course we are going to say, everything that there is to be discovered, already has been discovered?
Ok, the fact that the Death Star made it to the list hints at a Star Wars happy survey sample...
How about the satellite laser cannon in Akira??
Judge Dred's Law-maker (?? or whatever it's called, admittedly rubbish film though).
The M56 smart gun from Aliens??
The personally signatured heat seeking bullet in Runaway (http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/content.asp?Bnum=1037)??
The lawn mower in Braindead??
I'm sure the list goes on and on more than any damn energiser bunny..
Also "Machine Gun - Scarface" - WTF?!?!? Surely they would of needed to actually pick one of the ones used, rather than generalise!!
Well, there are a view more powerful weapons in TV/anime series; the Dakara superweapon in Stargate can destroy all life in the galaxy; the Buster Machine III in Gunbuster blew up a large part of the galaxy; and of course, the wormhole weapon in Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars, could potentially destroy the entire universe. However, as far as mainstream movies go, I don't believe we've got beyond nova weapons yet.
Surely it's "lightsabre" :o)
Anyhoo, good list, although "machine gun" seems very unspecific for Mr Montana's "little friend".
A couple of others that should have made the list...
Dredd's Lawgiver, although that was spoiled by the unbelievable inclusion of a "double whammy" round. I mean, wtf? Thanks Stallone.
Travis' "up the sleeve" gun from Taxi Driver.
"Chainsaw (Texas Chainsaw Massacre)"
It was never used as a weapon in TCM, just waved around menacingly, for true use as a weapon see Ash in Evil Dead II/III.
Incidentally, there's nothing wrong with owning Force FX sabres, it's just bragging that you have 6 of the buggers that gets you thrown ..... all right I'm leaving.
surely everyone agrees that "hokey religions and ancient wepaons are no match for a good blaster at your side"
am similarly disapointed that the M134 General Electric Minigun as Blane uses in Predator wasn't in the top 10. not enough people read Robert Rankin books obvious to realise the true potential of such a weapon
the all singing, all dancing and fantastic AT-AT!!!!! That, surely, must be the mother of them all! I know it couldn't blow up planets, but it walked, was bigger than Digby (youngsters won't understand that one!) and I had one in my living room when I was a kid!
Come on, for an elegant, small form-factor, realistic and highly plausable (for those of you who worry about such things) yet efficient personal energy weapon, you can't get more classy than Babylon 5's PPG. It even has the smooth, curvy lines of a more classic hand gun. That and the fact that I'm a ridiculously big B5 fan and am one of an incredibly small number around the world who actually owns a replica PPG - better than a mass-produced light-sabre replica, but still immensely sad :-)
Umm.. Star Wars was never presented as a Science Fiction series, but as a "space opera" or "fantasy that happens to be set in space" kind of thing.
It was never intended to be scientific, or to "propose" anything as a new technology, but just a pretty good B action film. Lucas has always been very clear on that.
Perhaps instead of taking them seriously, you should instead watch the films as adventure movies meant for enjoyment.
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