Or at least the Sci-Fi Flicks for the Thinking Man, which makes sense, since Rotten Tomatoes put this 10 best list together. This is a different kind of list, put together in honor of the final story segment for the new Battlestar Galactica series, and a mighty good list it is. It includes Dark City (which also made the Top 50 Dystopian Movies of All Time meme, in the number 30 position), Gattaca (25 on that list), Children of Men (6th place), and Blade Runner (at number 5). Primer didn’t make the Dystopian list, but was one of the best time travel movies ever made, and didn’t need a big budget to do it. 2001: A Space Odyssey also didn’t make the D list, but had to be on this one. And then there are Solaris and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and several more. For once, a list actually includes the targets its description requires.
Strange Horizons presents 2008 in review, where the reviewers review their reviews. And that is the most recursive sentence I have ever written, but strangely true. Be aware, this is Armageddan Week on the History Channel; vote for your favorite way for the world to end, and follow it with Life After People. I support the AFI, and hope a lot of you do as well. This is a small slice from one of their members-only events; Mike Meyers introducing Sean Connery at his lifetime achievement award ceremony. Note the reaction to the Zardoz part of the intro.