Talkin’ 80s SF movies over at Forgotten Flix!


A while back, I wrote a blog piece for my friends over at Forgotten Flix which was to be part of a series of retrospectives on different sorts of movies from the 1980s. I was asked to yammer a bit about some of my favorite science fiction movies from that decade, and yammer I did. The 80s were a fun time for all sorts of movies, and SF was no exception, leading me to offer up thoughts on ten flicks from summers fondly remembered. The result? A little something I like to call:

Three Decades Ago, In a Movie Theater Down the Street: Ten Favorite Science Fiction Films of the 1980s

Here’s the list, though you’ll have to visit my pals at Forgotten Flix to get the full scoop (listed here in order of release):

The Empire Strikes Back
Escape From New York
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Blade Runner
Back to the Future

Regular readers of this space know I don’t do “Top 10” or “Best of” lists. These are simply ten favorites. I could’ve run a list as long as my…well…it could’ve been a long list, and that’s without including crazy cheese like Galaxy of Terror. So cries of “What about _____?!?” or “But you forgot _____!!!” will be met with scorn and snark. Consider yourselves warned.

Thanks to Joel, Jason, and the entire Forgotten Flix gang for once again inviting me into their sandbox to play for a bit.


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