In pictures: The 7 most memorable sci-fi movie quotes ever

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Science fiction is actually loads older than you think. In fact, its origins can be traced all the way back to the epic poems of the early Greeks. These wonderful tales, which featured a huge variety of gods and monsters meet during fantastic voyages to far-off worlds have many parallels even with today’s sci-fi. Jason’s journey aboard the Argo, for example, may have taken place in the Mediterranean, but could equally have happened in deep space. Jason, guided by a talking beam built into the Argo which could represent an early prototype of HAL or Mother, captained his ship and crew through encounters with incredible creatures such as the six-armed giants, the Gegenees, the Clashing Rocks and the Stymphalian Birds, with feathers made of pointed bronze.

However, Isaac Asimov and Carl Sagan consider Somnium, written by Johannes Kepler in 1620, to be the first ever true sci-fi story. The first ever sci-fi film, A Trip to the Moon released in 1902, dealt with the same theme, space travel. Wildly popular at the time, it set the stage for movies we’ve grown to know and love. As a tribute to these imaginative gems, here are the seven sci fi movie quotes we love best.

We hope you enjoyed these sci fi movie quotes as much as us. If there are others you think deserve a mention, please let us know in the comments below.

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7 replies

  1. What about “Soylent Green is People”? that coulded gone instead of the Flash Gordon one. And the Star-Trek line is from the TV series, not the movie….I thing that you shoulded gone for “The needs of the many outweigh…the needs of the few” for example.

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  3. Memorable, not greatest.
    “Scotty, beam me up” is more memorable than LLAP (although not as profound).
    “It’s people!”
    “You blew it up! Damn you all to hell.” or “Get your hands off me you damn, dirty ape!”

  4. The Terminator quote is an echo of Gen. Douglas MacArthur when the US military was pulling out of the Philippines during WW II. The did return.

  5. “Star sapphires take a week to crystallize properly. Would diamonds or emeralds do?”

    Robby the robot from Forbidden Planet.

    Also, “Monsters from the id.”

    “Wait until the tune changes. You may change your tune as well.”

    Durand Durand in Barbarella.

  6. We distinguish the excellent man from the common man by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands upon himself, and the latter who makes no demands on himself.

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