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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 …

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The most quoted movie quote 'I'll be back' from Terminator?

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Heart

What about Doctor Who?

I'm the Doctor. I'm a Time Lord. I'm from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous. I'm 903 years old, and I'm the man who's gonna save your lives and all six billion people on the planet below. You got a problem with that?

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Heart

Superb

I love you all

'course, it don't mean we're engaged nor nuthin'

"All talk of cause and effect is secular history.

Secular history is a diversionary tactic."

Gravity's Rainbow - the movie that can exist only in my mind

"By god before I give an inch the whole f)(*&^n' s!"t house goes up in chunks"

Nova Express - the first real CGI art-house movie in-waiting: Lynch, Burton, someone new? Moi?

"Your proposal is acceptable" - MIB

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Stop

not John Glenn, but Bill Dana

Some sources reckon that the "lowest bidder" quote was originally thought up by someone interviewing Glenn.

Wrong, young person. It was Bill Dana, in character as Jose Jimenez the Astronaut on the Ed Sullivan show in '61 or '62. Watch "The Right Stuff" again. Scott Glenn does it.

My vote was for Dave "It's full of stars...". It is repeated many times in the 2010 film and establishes the required hallucinatory mood for Dave's appearance as a 400 year old something.

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Gates Horns

Not a movie, but it was a miniseries...

What about Farscape?

John Crichton: "Bill Gates can't guarantee Windows, what makes you think you can guarantee my safety?"

Had to find *something* to use the "Evil BG" icon... ;-)

Laterz!

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Coat

Brasil of course.

But must admit that I hesitated. I mean, "Hasta la Vista, baby" realy sounds threatening NOW.

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You used the wrong damn quote

"all those moments will be lost like tears in the rain"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQcUS4chhc4

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Pirate

SW

So be it Jedi!

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Alien

Need a Bill Paxton poll

He's given so much...

If he pukes, you die! [chet]

Nice night for a walk, eh? [punk leader]

Hey, maybe you haven't been keeping up on current events, but we just got our asses kicked, pal! [hudson]

I could eat the ass out of a dead rhinoceros. [fred haise, sr]

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Black Helicopters

"If I were God...

I would have started with Lasers on day one!"

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Happy

Some other memorable quotes...

RE: "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."

Here's 10 good ones. Next time, please ask us first, THEN choose 42 of them. :)

(1) Tron:

Dillinger: "Now, wait a minute, I wrote you!"

MCP: "I've gotten 2,416 times smarter since then."

(2) Star Wars: Episode 3:

Palpatine: "POWER! UNLIMITED POWER!!!" (as Mace goes out the window)

(3) Time Bandits (both tied for most worthy):

3A) Evil: "I'm sorry, Benson, but I'm going to have to turn you into a dog for a while."

3B) Kevin: "NO! Don't touch it!" (parents touch it...explosion occurs)

(4) Heavy Metal:

Hanover Fist's lines in the Captain Stern sequence when he transforms. :)

(5) Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan:

Scotty: "He's dead already."

(6) Star Wars: Episode 4:

Darth Vader: "I find your lack of faith disturbing."

(7) The Matrix:

Agent Smith: "It's the smell."

(8) Star Wars: Episode 5:

Yoda: "Judge me by my size, do you? And where you should not."

(9) The Last Starfighter:

Kodan 1: "We're locked into the moon's gravitational pull! What do we do?"

Kodan 2: (monicle flips into place) "We die."

(10) Last, but not least, any Douglas Adams quote, especially the description for the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. :)

(paraphrase) "...drinking a PGGB is like hitting yourself in the head using a large gold brick with a slice of lemon wrapped around it."

...and now for something completely different...a man with a towel wrapped around his head...

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Uzi
Dead Vulture

LOl

I'm Barf and I'm a Mog. Half man, half dog.

I'm my own best friend.

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Freejack

Alex Furlong "We're in deep trouble"

Boone "Whats this we shit white boy?"

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Prepare the wierding device Doctor Yueh

surely worth including?

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hudson does kick ass!

"..we've got sonic, electronic ball-breakers, we've got nukes, we've got knives, sharp sticks..."

"hey Ripley don't worry. Me and my team of ultiate badd asses will protect you"

"go back in there with those things? you can count me out!"

I could go on and on, and would if i didn't want to escape the men with whote coats coming for me....

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Anonymous Coward

KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!

would have won by a mile...

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Paris Hilton

Pantsified SW quotes

Most great quotes can be improved by replacing some part with the word "pants."

"I find your lack of pants disturbing."

"You are unwise to lower your pants."

"Chewie and me got into a lot of pants more heavily guarded than this."

"A disturbance in the pants. I have not felt this since near my old master..."

"The pants will be down in moments, sir, you can begin your landing"

"Han'll have those pants down - we've gotta give him more time!"

...and Paris for obvious reasons.

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Happy

"Beam me up Spotty" Star Trek is my favorite

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So many quotes, so little time...

Ye cannae mix matter and anti-matter cold! - Star Trek (Can't remember which one)

A bit short for a storm trooper, aren't you? - Star Wars

It's your turn to clean out the alien - Dark Star

You gotta be fucking kidding - The Thing

Ouch! - E.T.

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Ghostbusters

Ray: Where do those stairs go?

Peter: They go up.

Classic.

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Seen it too many times man...

Technically, attributing the "I say we take off and nuke the site from ortbit..." to Ripley is incorrect. Whilst she does say it she is, in turn, quoting Corporal Hicks.

After the inital ass-kicking Hicks says "I say we take off and nuke the site from orbit...".

Burke points out that Hicks is just a damn grunt, no offence (none taken). And only then does Ripley quote Hicks.

My favourite sci-fi quote is "X.... it varies". I use it whenever a bit of code disappears up it's own ass.

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Joke

Star Wars

Best quotes were anything that followed the form "Something Something Something Dark Side. Something Something Something Complete."

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Unhappy

Obvious Omission

"Chew, If only you could see what I've seen with your eyes"

Roy Batty - Bladerunner

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Worst Quote

How about a worst quote: [Paraphrased from memory] "We traveled at the speed of dark, which is faster then the speed of light." -- Never Ending Story II

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Coat

re: I can't believe you left this one out

Um, you did know it was going to bring this kind of response anyway, right? Everyone has their favorites! (okay, I flipped a coin). But, "I can't believe..."

No, Luke, I am your father (SW TESB)

He's dead, Jim (ST)

Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor, not a (insert profession of choice)! (Pick your ST)

It's not the years, it's the mileage (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

There can be only one (Highlander)

Hello boys, I'm baaack (Independence Day)

Help me (The Fly - the original)

And one of my faves, though I'm not sure it qualifies as sf/f even though sharks do not act this way - I think you need a bigger boat (Jaws)

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After five minutes:

I managed to narrow my choices down to:

But one thing's sure. Inspector Clay is dead, murdered, and somebody's responsible. (Detective - Plan 9 from Outer Space)

Bomb, this is Lt. Doolittle. You are not to detonate in the bomb bay. I repeat, you are NOT to detonate in the bomb bay! (Dark Star)

I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that. (HAL 9000 - 2001: A Space Odyssey)

Sorry, miss. I was giving myself an oil-job. (Robby the Robot - Forbidden Planet)

Roads? Where we're going we don't need... roads. (Emmet Brown - Back to the Future)

Be afraid. Be very afraid. (Ronnie - The Fly)

We came, we saw, we kicked its ass! (Dr. Peter Venkman - Ghostbusters)

Gort! Klaatu barada nikto! (Helen Benson - The Day The Earth Stood Still)

Come quietly or there will be... trouble. (Robocop)

Flash, Flash, I love you! But we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth! (Dale Arden - Flash Gordon)

Negative, I am a meat popsicle. (Korben Dallas - The Fifth Element)

It's alive! (Henry Frankenstein - Frankenstein)

Would've been seriously disappointed if the "It's ALIVE!" quote had not been nominated.

Another 5 minutes to get it down to a tie-breaker between Dale Arden and Korben Dallas. Hmmmm, brilliant non sequitur or excellent "I don't give a fuck" smart-arse reply?

Quite a dilemma!

I can't believe you haven't got "Now a real killer, when he picked up the ZF-1, would've immediately asked about the little red button on the bottom of the gun." (Zorq) from /The Fifth Element/, jeez you guys suck! <evil grin>

Great selection of brilliant quotes, guys. The movies I'm now prompted to watch again exceed the time I have to watch them in a weekend.

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And some more quotes...

"E.T. phone home." - E.T.

"This is Unix. I know this!" - Jurassic Park

"You've got it all wrong, priest. I absolutely believe in God. And I absolutely hate the fucker." - Pitch Black

"Where's the Eludium Pu-36 Explosive Space Modulator? That creature has stolen the Space Modulator!" - Marvin the Martian

"And I am Mr. Desiato's bodyguard, and I am responsible for his body, and I am not responsible for yours, so take it away before it gets damaged." - HGTTG

"He's going... to kick... our ass!" - My Science Project

"Mr. McKittrick, after very careful consideration I have come to the conclusion that your system sucks." - War Games

Mine's the flexible silver one with the glass-bubble helmet.

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Joke

here's a couple

from spaceballs...

Scotty beamed me three times last night, it was heaven...

My god , his schwartz is bigger then yours.

President scroob: Why didn;t anyone tell me my a.. was so big ...

Dark helmet : Who are you ?

gunner : I'm an a..hole sir

dark helmet : Who made you a gunner ?

officer : That would be me sir ..

Dark helmet : And who are you ?

Officer Luitenant first class big a..hole sir..

Dark helmet : how many a..holes do we have on this ship ?

( half the crew stands up ) Yo ...

Dark helmet . My god.. we're surrounded by a..holes ....

My name is Barf , I'm a mog , half man half dog. I'm my own best friend...

Please ,please I'm just plain yoghurt.

He did it ( when during a laser saber fight one of the actors kills one of the cameraman )

Raspberry... Only one man uses raspberry to jam the radar...

Prepare for ludicrous speed.

huuuuh. I can;t breathe in this thing. who designed this thing.

And what do we have on this ship ? A Quisinart ?

and the last one and best one ( from the opening scene, sets the right tone for the rest of the film ) We brake for nobody

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But don't forget "Dark Star"

My favorite is still:

"There's an 82% chance of Intelligent life of the planet"

"Screw Intelligent life, just find me a planet to blow up"

I know I'm a little off the quote there, but you get the drift..

Also, like the pants substitution thing:

"My god its full of pants"

"Why did it have to be full of pants? I hate pants."

"What are you boy, hopped up on pants?"

"Some pants this way comes"

Kevin

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Don't forget the R/X rated Flesh Gordon

and no, I'm not homophobic...

As not to offend any sensibilities...

Dr Hans Zarkov character says when he sees the Amazon Women..

"My god Flash, they're Dykes"

Everytime I hear the deadpan way that is delivered I almost fall off my chair laughing......

The funny part is that it got an "X" rating when it originally came out..now it woudn't even rate an "R"

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Joke

forgot this one

You built a timemachine out of a delorean ?

The way i see it marty, I'f you're gonna build a timemachine you might as well do it in style ..

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Star Trek First Contact!

Wharf "Ramming speed! Perhaps today is a good day to die!"

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Typo

There's a typo. According to an english to german interpreter at a StarWars press conference Han Solo said "May the foUrth, be with you." (Am 4. Mai sind wir bei Ihnen.)

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Frankly Captain Scarlett, I don't give a damn!

I can't believe you haven't got: "We're not in Kansas anymore."

from: The Wizard of Oz

Jeez you guys suck!

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Happy

D U N E

That was the best quote you could think of from Dune? Jebus.

"Some thoughts have a certain sound, that being the equivalent to a form. Through sound and motion you will be able to paralyze nerves, shatter bones, set fires, suffocate an enemy or burst his organs." Paul Atreides

Also, the line from Dark Star to use would be this one:

"Storage Area Nine self destructed last week and destroyed the ship's entire supply of toilet paper." Doolittle

In protest I have have voted for the wonderful Blade Runner, though I would have preferred Roy's "If only you could see what I've seen with your eyes"

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Ahem...

"Second star to the right... and straight on till morning" - Kirk, The Undiscovered Country.

A quote within a quote, but still. ;)

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Like someone said, I saw the title and thought

Of bladerunner and Roy batty.

Though I thought it was "sea beams" as that made more sense than C beams. It added the whole concept of an earth empire in space, most people fleeing the world to better places while the replicants waged the wars on the frontier.

Added credibility to the chinese bint in her blimp advertising off world colonies and the film gets another huge step in explaining the plot and the background.

And to know he made it up is even better.

B5 film quote though has to be

"... Do not wake the sleeping dragon, if you do not bother them, they will not bother you..." Londo on explaining about how bad an idea is at going to investigate Minbari space.

...am I the only one that doesn't like douglas adams???

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Coat

I've been thinking about this all weekend...

Tyrell : "What can I do for you Roy?"

Roy Batty : "I want more life, fucker."

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Paris Hilton

Barbarella

'Oooh, That's nice'

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Obi-Wan

"That's no moon! It's a space station"

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Alien

Better suggestion

I missed my all-time favourite line:

"Don't run -- we are your friends" (from Mars Attacks).

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let's get on this bandwagon then....you mised

"12345, that's incredible, i have the same combination on my luggage"

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A fitting quote from Blake's Seven Orac

"I am shutting down. I have much to do, and I have engaged my circuits on your petty affairs for too long."

So apt

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We've been combing the dessert for hours

and we aint found shit - Spaceballs

GET TO THE CHOPPER! (You all know!)

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Anonymous Coward

B7 Zen

I'm sorry. I have failledd youuu..."

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@alistair - Rutgers Ad lib

Beat me to it! Not a widely known fact.

To think Rutger ad-libbed the entire quote still amazes me to this day. I also think it is one of the most poignant moments in the history of film.

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I'll Be Back.

Is the most popular saying in everyday usage, so it should get the prize. See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I'll_be_back

And just because I'm a native Californian and Ahnold happens to be Governator doesn't have anything to do with what I'm saying. I didn't vote for him!!

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Bladerunner is the best but...

I can't believe no one has mentioned:

"Apology accepted Captain Needar"

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249 comments?!

I can't possibly read all of those but I would've liked to have seen -

'I have come here to kick ass and chew bubble gum. And I'm all out of bubble gum.'

Classic stuff from that dude in They Live

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