EW’s Top 25 SF List

Everyone loves lists, right? RIGHT? Yeah, that’s what I thought.


Well, here’s another one. Specifically, this is Entertainment Weekly’s “Top 25 SF TV Shows And Movies Of The Last 25 Years.” Pay attention to that temporal disclaimer, as it explains why things like “Star Trek: The Original Series” aren’t on the list. You can click the link thingy or just our “Read More” for the entire list.


25. V: THE MINISERIES (1983)
24. GALAXY QUEST (1999)
23. DOCTOR WHO
22. QUANTUM LEAP (1989-1993)
21. FUTURAMA (1999-2003)
20. STAR WARS: CLONE WARS (2003-2005)
19. STARSHIP TROOPERS (1997)
18. HEROES (2006-Present)
17. ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (2004)
16. TOTAL RECALL (1990)
15. FIREFLY/SERENITY (2002/2005)
14. CHILDREN OF MEN (2006)
13. THE TERMINATOR/ TERMINATOR 2 (1984 /1991)
12. BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)
11. LOST (2004-Present)
10. THE THING (1982)
9. ALIENS (1986)
8. STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION (1987-1994)
7. E.T. (1982)
6. BRAZIL (1985)
5. STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (1982)
4. THE X-FILES (1993-2002)
3. BLADE RUNNER (1982)
2. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (2003-Present)
1. THE MATRIX (1999)

These lists are always subjective, but the lack of “Twelve Monkeys” and the fact that “The Matrix” topped the list makes Dave unhappy.

10 replies on “EW’s Top 25 SF List”

  1. Eldhrin says:

    Eldhrin also sad
    Me too. Although, I’m quite pleased to see Firefly in there, and the new Battlestar Galactica.

    • Eldhrin says:

      Re: Eldhrin also sad
      And to see Futurama getting a mention… that’s good, that is.

      No way the Matrix should be at number one, though. There are many other films which are good.

      I shouldn’t press post so soon.

  2. gyvrix says:

    Disappointed
    Why does no one give love to great character development and detailed story arcs like in Babylon 5 and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine?

    • Ogre says:

      Re: Disappointed

      Why does no one give love to great character development and detailed story arcs like in Babylon 5 and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine?

      My thoughts exactly.

      • Timeshredder says:

        Two words.
        Charlie Jade.

        Of course, I didn’t actually expect to see it.

    • Damien says:

      Re: Disappointed

      Why does no one give love to great character development and detailed story arcs like in Babylon 5 and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine?

      I agree on B5, but DS9 was B5 set in the ST world, so it doesn’t count as an independent show :-P

      Damien

  3. J_W_W says:

    Bad List
    This list is horrible. Some things missing:

    Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (the hate out there for the new movies shouldn’t affect this entry, plus its a shame that ESB narrowly misses being eligible for the list)

    Fifth Element!!

    Also, are comic book movies considered Sci-fi? If so, there’s even more missing from the list.

  4. mfarah says:

    Awful list.
    Just a quick look, and there’s no 12 Monkeys and no Babylon 5. To make things worse, the list DOES contain The X-Files (which was awful and WASN’T SF), Lost (which I actually like, but isn’t SF) and Starshit Troopers (which counts as SF, but is the bottom of the barrel’s bottom of the barrel).

    Blah.

    • Grounded says:

      Re: Awful list.

      To make things worse, the list DOES contain The X-Files (which was awful and WASN’T SF)

      The X-Files was awful? Well that’s certainly an…um…original tack to take!

  5. pdavis says:

    Starshit Troopers
    Perhaps they were refering to the animated Starship Troopers series, it was good. And of course Babylon 5 needs to be in there and the Matrix needs to be further down and The Fifth Element should be in there somewhere. Lost and Heros should not be on the list.. X-Files and QUANTUM LEAP are iffy at best.

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