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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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  1. David

    What about Hoth?

    "....and I thought they smelled bad on the outside!" Han Solo

  2. Sean Nevin


    Oh man, this will take some thinking about. I guess I'll ponder it all day (rather than ponder work stuff) and make a selection around beer 'o clock...

  3. Marc Davies
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    ooh - i'm soo happy...

    At last, a really worthwhile activity for a Friday ... with added confirmation that El Reg staff have good [sci-fi] taste!

    the toughest call was definitely between Bladerunner and Dark Star, but Bladerunner edged it. Most importantly though, I must have used up a good 10 minutes chortling over the sheer cheekiness of script writers over the decades. Absolutely beat hands down watching emails dropping into my In Box (and doing nothing about them).

    Nice one guys :-)

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    "Let's be bad guys" & "I aim to misbehave"

  5. Steve

    How could you leave out:

    "Where's the Kaboom? There was supposed to be an Earth-shattering Kaboom!"

  6. Anonymous Coward

    What no Red Dwarf ? !!

    I am offended and disgusted :oP

  7. Mick Brennan

    Bad taste

    One thing the aliens hadn't counted on was Derek, and Dereks don't run

  8. bobbles31

    I can't believe you guys left out this suck!!!

    Just kidding, but here it is anyway:

    "You came in that? Your braver than I thought!"

    (Princess Leia - Star Wars)

    Add entire comments section full of other quotes below.....

    Mines the long cape with a hood. Thats not the coat your looking for...

  9. Allan Rutland

    what about...

    "Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast" Ace Rimmer

  10. Tom

    Obvious Quotes Missed

    "Game over man... Game over!" (Private Hudson - Aliens)

    "It's a rescue mission, you'll love it. There's some juicy colonists' daughters we have to rescue from their virginity. Heh!" (Apone - Aliens)

    "If it bleeds, we can kill it." (Dutch - Predator)

  11. Dr Stephen Jones

    Wot - no Solaris?

  12. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

    Re: What no Red Dwarf ? !!


    "Vote now for your fave sci-fi *movie* quote"

    "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."

    Specsavers have some great deals on at the moment, folks.

  13. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Ghostbusters is SciFi?

    If so, you missed a few better choices, like

    So that's what an invisible barrier looks like -- Time Bandits

    It's not my goddamn planet monkey boy -- Buckaroo Banzai

  14. Tom

    Wrong Ghostbusters quote

    "Ray, when some asks if you are a god, you say YES!"

  15. Anonymous Coward

    Sad Git.

    The BOFH was right we techies are sad pasty gits, I have seen all the films listed. But you missed a lot which would make me an even sadder git if I listed them.

    So long and thanks for all the fish.

  16. ImaGnuber


    Debates, arguments, fond memories in workplaces all over the world. You will be charged with crimes against the Earth's economy.

  17. Rob

    Apologies to anybody on the same scansafe proxy as us...

    ... I've used our vote.

  18. Aristotles slow and dimwitted horse
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    It's all Hudson... man

    "Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen..." - Hudson, Aliens.

    "We're on a first class elevator to hell... goin down!!!!" - Hudson, Aliens.

  19. Anonymous Coward

    My favourite is probably...

    From Empire Strikes Back, when Han is about to be frozen in carbonite. Princess Leia says, "I love you"; Han's reply: "I know".

  20. Mike Richardson


    "It's a Unix system! I know this!" - Lex, Jurassic Park.

  21. DJ

    No 5th Element.

    "Lee-Loo Dallas Multi Pass - M-U-L-T-I-P-A-S-S" Lee-Loo.

    "I don't want one position I want all positions" Ruby Rod

    "Big Bada Boom" Korben

    "Mmm Chick-en" Lee-Loo.

  22. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

    Re: My favourite is probably...

    Apparently Ford changed that line from Lucas's original glurge and rescued the scene. But I guess you all knew that one.

  23. Neil Hoskins

    Good Choice But....

    Where is, "Prepare to reverse polarity", from Forbidden Planet and milked to death in "Return to the Forbidden Planet"? (I suppose the latter isn't a film, though.)

  24. Neil Hoskins

    Come to think of it...

    Where is Deep Thought's, "FORTY TWO"?

    "I think you ought to know, I'm feeling very depressed."

    "Thank you for making a simple door so happy."

  25. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Point or no point...

    "That's not a 'he', that's an *it*. We need bigger guns."

    Dick Durkin (?) - Split Second

  26. conan


    Oh. I'm sad now. I just voted, and then found out that only one other person went for Emmet Brown. But he had mirrored shades on! Mirrored shades hadn't even been invented then!

  27. daniel

    Wot no more additions?

    He's worse than dead. His brain has gone! - Dr. McCoy, Star Trek

  28. Cameron Colley

    I know you won't add them to the list, but what about:


    "There is no spoon"

  29. Damian Gabriel Moran

    hang on

    if we are going to want a Time Bandits quote then surely it should be...

    "God isn't interested in technology. He cares nothing for the microchip or the silicon revolution. Look how he spends his time, forty-three species of parrots! Nipples for men!"

    however, for that ultimate sci-fi quote you cannot go wrong with Split Second

    Dick Durkin: We need to get bigger guns. BIG F*CKING GUNS!

    Dick Durkin: I don't think this thing thinks it's Satan, I think this thing IS Satan.

    Stone: Well Satan is in deep shit.

  30. Peter


    WHAAT!!! No Douglas Adams quotes!!!

    Shame on you.

  31. Philip Nicholls Silver badge

    Planet of the Apes

    The last line :

    "You ... IDIOTS!"

    with Charlton beating fists into the sand and a broken Statue of Liberty nearby.

    At least that's how I remember it. And I am NOT going to watch it again just to check.

    No icon. That's for "slack-jawed faggots". (Predator)

  32. Edwin

    I voted Armageddon

    I am much embarrassed about my vote.

    The best quote in the list came from the worst film...

  33. Ralph B

    These are not the movie quotes you are looking for.

    You can go about your business.

  34. Anonymous Coward

    Re: Re: What no Red Dwarf ? !!

    "Specsavers have some great deals on at the moment, folks."


    I voted to nuke the site from orbit.

    It really was the only way to be sure.

  35. Anonymous Coward

    re: No 5th Element

    Well, they had Corbin's 'Meat Popsicle' quote in the list but that movie has loads of classic lines.

    Strange Days has a ton of them too..

    "Bullet-resistant? What ever happened to bullet-proof?"

    "This tie cost more than your entire wardrobe... it's the one thing that stands between me and the jungle"

    "This is what we laughingly refer to as a plan, right?"

    "His ass is so tight, when he farts only dogs can hear it."

    "Right now his frontal lobes are like two runny eggs."

    ..and that's just from Lenny.

  36. max allan

    Re: Come to think of it...

    Neil & Peter,

    (And any other "what about Douglas Adams" complainers.)

    Look how many quotes there are to choose from.

    6 times 9 perhaps?


  37. Nick
    Paris Hilton

    A couple of my favourites

    Helmet: "I am your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former room-mate."

    Lone Starr "What's that make us?"

    Helmet: "Absolutely nothing!"

    From Spaceballs: The Movie


    "Violence is the ultimate authority, from which all other authorities are derived."

    From Starship Troopers.

    Is it wrong that I have that last quote memorised?

    Paris because most of the time she's on another planet.

  38. Anonymous Coward

    I so wanted.... vote for one of the Aliens quotes, but Roy Batty's speech is just fantastic.

    But Aliens is a damn quotable movie - here's a couple more of my faves:

    Hudson "Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man?"

    Vasquez "No. Have you?"

    Hicks (produces shotgun) "I like to keep this handy. For close encounters..."

  39. Steve Mason
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    spaceballs anyone?

    so many quotes to choose from.

    still I'm happy with the selection so far ;)

  40. bobbles31

    I have a bad feeling about this:

    Is Jurassic Park classed as SciFi?

    "after careful consideration I have decided NOT to endorse your park...."

    "Me too."

  41. Tom

    @ Neil Hoskins

    There are 42 to pick from.. thats a big enough douglas adams tilt of the hat.

    "Killian, here's your Subzero, now plain zero"

  42. lee harvey osmond

    "Wake up -- time to die!"

    "I can't believe you guys left out this suck!!!"

  43. Chris

    Another Ghostbusters quote

    What about "Back off man, I'm a scientist" from Ghostbusters?

    I did an entire science degree just to be able to use that line.

  44. /\/\j17


    No "These aren't the droids you are looking for"!?!

    (OK, so I'd still have voted for Blade Runner but...

  45. J Welek

    Roy Batty ftw!

    The bkg music during his brief monologue nails it for sure... :D

  46. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    How Could You Miss This?

    Holy : They're all dead. Everybody's dead, Dave

    Paris, because she would remember...

  47. Anonymous Coward

    Dark star nearly won, but that quote aint the best... so

    ... i voted for blade runner...

    my fave dark star/bomb quote is later, when they're discussing the philosophy...

    i liked it so much i used it in a rather nice [if i do say so myself] psy-trance track:

    /plug :)

    [ if you want to just hear the quote it's at the very beginning, so you don't have to suffer the whole track ]

  48. Robert Harrison


    I think we need a gold star icon, because this is the best article ever[1].

    What about:

    "You're hit man. I ain't got time to bleed. Oh ok then, *ptang* *ptang* have you got time to duck? *BOOM*" (Predator)

    "There's a lot of slack jawed faggots round here. This stuff'll make you a sexual tyrannosaurus.. just like me" (Predator)

    I tip my cap to the film industry in some part, after all, when they get it right, with some of the films quoted in the above list, they certainly get it *right*.

    [1] It must be friday if I'm making outrageous claims like that.

  49. Ivan Lozowy

    That damn Dutch accent!

    I always thought it was "shores of Orion," though "shouler" makes sense -- Orion the hunter and all that. Nice to see I chose the number 1 pick, though I thought I was being idiosyncratic.

  50. Anton Ivanov

    Babylon 5 sadly missing

    "Only those whose lives are brief can imagine that love is eternal. You should embrace that remarkable illusion. It may be the greatest gift your race has ever received." - Lorien

    "On your trip back I would like you to take the time to learn the Babylon 5 mantra.

    Ivanova is always right. I will listen to Ivanova. I will not ignore Ivanova's recommendations. Ivanova is god. And if this ever happens again, Ivanova will personally rip your lungs out." - Ivanova

    "Understanding is a three-edged sword: your side, their side, and the truth." - Kosh Naranek

  51. Tim B

    Hard to choose

    Sooo many to choose from. I was dithering between the ones that are currently top of the list and in the end it just had to be blade runner...

    There are some films on the list and in the comments I haven't seen. I'm gonna need to do something about that I think.

  52. Mike Brown

    ok qoutes from blade runner but...

    what about: "The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long - and you have burned so very, very brightly, Roy."

    or from star trek generations: "live is the fire in which we burn"

    or the best line in star trek history, from 5: Kirk: "excuse me....excuse me......What does God need with a starship?"

  53. Torben Mogensen


    All the quoted movies are much too new. Here is a quote from Metropolis:

    Maria: There can be no understanding between the hand and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator.

  54. Robert Harrison

    I can't resist

    Sorry about the double post and yes I've read the blurb at the top *but* how could you have missed Timothy Dalton's epic delivery in Flash Gordon:

    "Freeze.. you bloody bastards!"

    Going now.

  55. Carl
    Paris Hilton


    "Oh. I'm sad now. I just voted, and then found out that only one other person went for Emmet Brown"

    Well, that's funny, because I voted for that 30 minutes after you and there were still only 2 votes for it - so there's either some crazy flux-capacitor related shenanigans going on or someone's fiddling the figures (or you could work with me, in which case we shall be having words about 'conan'...) ...

    It could also potentially be due to the overwhelming number of votes cast for this quote and the system just can't handle it. I for one know that I'll be voting again from home after work and I'll also be dusting off the old DMC-12 for a bit of vote rigging. In fact, I should have already done that, so why the hell are there still only 2 votes?????

    Paris cos even she can count past 2!

  56. Jamtits

    Only thirty bloody five for Dune?

    This book is the gateway drug.

  57. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

    Re: Babylon 5 sadly missing


  58. Matt

    As it's Friday

    Could we have counted Moonraker? In which case it would be "I'm going to put you out of my misery Mr. Bond".

    Which leads me on to another piece of trivia: The film Ronin contained three actors who had been or would become bond bad guys.

    Well, I'm now ready for the weekend, thanks!

  59. Graham Dresch

    Lone Star

    Just what we need... another Druish Princess

    Prepare for ludicrous speed.

    Stop preparing, you're always preparing, just go!


  60. Darren Sandford

    How about...

    "Will someone get this walking carpet out of my way?"

  61. stuntman

    for starwars its one of these:

    "Leave them to me, I shall deal with them myself"


    "your hate has made you powerful"


    "everything is proceeding as i have forseen"


    "I am looking forward to completing your training, in time you will call me, Master."

    or the all time greatest quote:

    "everything that has transpired has done so according to MY DESIGN."

    I try to use one of these daily in the course of my work. It feels soooo good, try it.

  62. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    My favourite Hudson Quotes:

    "I say we grease the rat fuck son of a bitch...right now!"

    "That's it man, game over man, game over! "

    I also like: "What the hell are we supposed to use man, harsh language?", but I don't think that was Hudson

  63. Martin Harrower

    How could you miss out........

    "Gordon's alive?!"

  64. Kimo
    Dead Vulture

    Amoebas don't make motorcycles and atomic bombs! (Kei--Akira)

    "I can't believe you haven't got [insert quote] from [insert film], jeez you guys suck"

  65. Andrew Moore

    2 more from Flash Gordon...

    "Send out War Rocket Ajax to bring back his body"- General Kala

    and everytime Brian Blessed says "Gaaaarrrrrgh"

  66. Neil Barnes Silver badge
    IT Angle

    So few votes for...

    Plan 9 from Outer Space - in which the great Bela Lugosi (ah, the cheeldren of the night, how beeeeautifoool their music!) had the good taste to die halfway through? So bad it's brilliant! And at least there's an IT link.

  67. TeeCee Gold badge


    Shame to see that doing so well when the bit about all the components being made by the lowest bidder is more usually attributed to John Glenn. Some sources reckon that the "lowest bidder" quote was originally thought up by someone interviewing Glenn. Either way, he (re)used it many times starting in the '60s and even managed to slot it into his political retirement speech in '97.

    But we've already had the discussion about Hollywood and originality recently, haven't we.

  68. zedee

    Dave Bowman/My god, it's full of stars

    It was in "2001: A Space Odyssey" first!

  69. Anonymous Coward

    Can't believe you missed this one!

    It's life Jim, but not as we know it! - Spock (or is it Captain instead of Jim?)

  70. Damian Gabriel Moran

    okay back again

    Ghostbusters 2 has to be summed up with

    "Next week on world of the psychic, hairless pets. Weird"

    Starship Troopers got my vote, just because "They sucked his brains out" has a cheese factor of 10

  71. E_Nigma
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    No "Luke, I'm your father!" ?!

    How could you omit that one? :( Had to settle for "Hasta la vista, baby.", as it is the one I use most often, but I love "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that." as well. :D

  72. Andy

    @Sarah Bee

    What? No Eastenders?

    Peggy: Leave it ahhhhhht, Phil. - has to be one of the best sci-fi movie quotes ever.

  73. Rich Silver badge


    (can't remember exact quote, I'm afraid)

    "...well, that's about a 9.5 on my weird shitometer"

  74. Big_Boomer
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    Rutger Hauer

    I swear the delivery of the "Time to die" monologue was the making of Rutger Hauers career. Only time I ever felt sad at seeing the "bad guy" die. He completely stole that movie from under Harrison Fords nose.

    Then, IMHO, he never delivered on his promise in later movies. Yeah, Blind Fury was a hoot but none of his later parts had the intensity and "punch" of Roy.

    20% @ 14:30,.. cool!

  75. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    They Live!

    "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum."

  76. Alan Edwards


    If you're counting Moonraker, I'd take: "James Bond. You appear with the tedious inevitability of an unloved season."

    I voted for the "Blade Runner" quote, but I'm with the people who said 'where's Douglas Adams?' My favourite is probably the whole scene that ends with the 'on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet, stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware Of The Leopard'.


  77. Spleen

    look at me, I read the article

    Went for "I know kung fu". Because I think it's a great moment of transition - the bit when Mr Anderson the loser office jockey becomes Neo the bullet-dodging ass-kicker.

    Personally I think Equilbirum should have had at least one entry:

    "No. Not without incident."

    "Without love, without anger, without sorrow, breath is a just a clock - ticking."

    "Wait, Wait, look at me, look at me, I'm life, I live I, I breathe, I feel, now that you know it can you really take it? Is it really worth the price?" "I pay it gladly."

    And my own preferred quote from the original Metropolis would be (paraphrased from memory, but it's a translation anyway):

    Joh Fredersen: "Where is my son?!"

    The Thin Man: "Tomorrow, Joh Fredersen, thousands will be asking the same question."

  78. An ominous cow herd

    Mars attacks has the wrong quote, I believe...

    What about "We come in peace! We come in peace!" (ZZZZZRRRRTTTTTT)...

  79. Rich

    Back To The Future

    Wheres "You're gunna see some serious sh*t" ??!

  80. Jeremy
    Paris Hilton

    Negativve, I am a meat popsicle


    <-- Only she would vote otherwise.

  81. Neil Docherty

    Missing quotes...

    ST: First Contact - The Borg - "Resistance Is Futile"

    Serenity - Mal Reynolds - "This is the captain. We have a little problem with our entry sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and then - explode."

    Star Wars II: AotC - Senator Amidala - "So this is how democracy ends, in thunderous applause..."

  82. Ty Cobb

    More Aliens

    How did we miss the entire rant from Hudson in Aliens - "In case you missed the memo, we just our asses kicked!"

    Also if Brazil - then Escape From New York

    "Snake Pliskin? I heard of you. I heard you were dead." - from darn near everyone the movie

  83. Haku


    Three Star Trek quotes to choose from and not one of them was "KHAAAAAAAAANNNN!!!!!"

  84. darren

    Gort! Klaatu barada nikto!

    This is obviously the best quote and is also a double one as its used in another film.

    Who knows what the other film is?

  85. Scott

    Re: Babylon 5 sadly missing

    Ahh, but Sarah, there WERE, in fact, B5 movies.

    Well, ok...

    those quotes were not actually FROM the movies.... *thinks*....

    Ok, please continue administering cranial punishment to your desk :)

  86. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    How cruel

    To make me choose between the "Nuke the site" Aliens quote, and the bomb from Darkstar..... Aliens won in the end, but it was a close call.

    /gives the moderator some aspirin.

  87. Sacha TF Padovani

    Had to go fro Blade Runner

    even if I'm firmly a Star Wars geek. BR -is- science fiction, after all. SW is... something else.

    Besides! What about: "I am your father!" in ESB ? That started off a whole (far away) galaxy of south american soapopera plots..

    And who many times have you got in someplace thinking there could'nt be "a more wretched hive of scum and vilany"?

  88. Anonymous Coward

    Slartibartfast in HHGG

    "Come along now or you will be late.....late as in the late Dent Arthur Dent".

  89. Anonymous Coward

    Re: Re: Babylon 5 sadly missing

    There were four or five Babylon 5 TV movies.

    "In The Beginning" was easily the best and filled in a lot of valuable back-story.

    Two speeches stand out; Londo's "They were magnificent" speech and The President's "Hold the line against the night" speech both make my hair stand on end. Not very quotable, though.

  90. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Event Horizon

    In general I wasn't a fan of Event Horizon. Sam Neill does not a crazed satanic avatar make. But he had one good quote; imagine a deranged, satanic Sam Neill - having just plucked out his eyes - turning to our heroes, smiling broadly, and saying "Eyes? Where we're going, we won't need eyes to see".

    Also reminds me of the one good line from Sphere - the one good moment - where a clearly deranged and potentially very dangerous Samuel L Jackson says to Dustin Hoffman "you aren't scared of dying, are you?" with a big smile on his face. It works in the film.

  91. David Evans

    I chose Blade Runner...

    ...because its all profound (and not a little nerdy), but my real favourite is:

    Howard Marner: "What if it goes out and melts down a bus load of nuns? How would you like to write the headline on that one?"

    Benjamin Jabituya: "Nun soup?"

    Short Circuit. Shit film but full of great quotes/

  92. Alan W. Rateliff, II
    Paris Hilton

    "On the other side of the screen..."

    " all looks so easy." Kevin Flynn - Tron

    Or Mathilda May in "Lifeforce": "Use my body." Ohhhhhh, yes.

    Paris, "Use My Body".

  93. Dave Bullock

    Yeah, I'm calm. I'm a calm person. Is there some reason I shouldn't be calm?

    "I also like: "What the hell are we supposed to use man, harsh language?", but I don't think that was Hudson"

    You'd be right, that was Frost, shortly before being introduced to the business end of a flamethrower.

    Personally I think this is sorely missing some quotes from the Abyss:

    Virgil: God, I hate that bitch.

    Hippy: Probably shouldn't have married her then, huh?

    Lindsey Brigman: So raise your hand if you think that was a Russian water-tentacle.

    Hippy: The guy's crazier than a shit-house rat!

    Hippy: I give this whole thing a Sphincter Rating of about nine-point-five!

    In saying that though, I had to go for Blade Runner, especially after watching the final cut a couple of weeks back.

  94. Anonymous Coward


    "Oh my god it's full of stars" was in the book of 2001, but not the film. It only appears in the film of 2010.

    And @Lee "what are we supposed to use? Harsh language?" was Cpl Frost (I think).

    Mine's the one with USCMC on the sleeve....

  95. Ste Cork

    Had to chip in on this ;-)

    "The architecture is Early Maniac" - Vila Restall ( Blake's 7 ), on seeing the citadel they were being herded towards on a prison planet.

    or of course:

    "I woke up this morning and thought I'd have a relaxed day, do a bit of reading, brush the dog. It's now just after 4 o'clock in the afternoon and already I'm being thrown out of an ALIEN SPACESHIP five light years from the smoking remains of the earth!!" - which no-one should admit to not knowing the source of.


    "No, just *a* Zaphod Beeblebrox, don't you know I come in six-packs?"


    "'Late' as in, 'The late DentArthurDent'"

    Too many lines, too little space...

  96. Johnny FireBlade
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    Nuke it!

    "I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."

    I say that on nearly a daily basis!

  97. Johnny FireBlade

    @ darren

    "This is obviously the best quote and is also a double one as its used in another film.

    Who knows what the other film is?"

    I believe you actually mean:

    "Klaatu barada ni*cough*!" ;)

    And may I also add "I'll cut yer gizzards out!" from same nameless film? :D

  98. Steve

    Event Horizon could have filled all 42!

    Inexcuseable to miss this;

    Dr. Weir: [describing how the Event Horizon functions] The ship doesn't really go faster than light; what it does is it creates a dimensional gateway that allows it to jump instantaneously from one point of the universe to another light years away.

    Lt. Starck, Executive Officer: How?

    Dr. Weir: [stammering] Well, that's - that's difficult to - it's all math...

    Miller: Try us, Doctor.

    Dr. Weir: Right. Well, um, using layman's terms... Use a retaining magnetic field to focus a narrow beam of gravitons - these, in turn, fold space-time consistent with Weyl tensor dynamics until the space-time curvature becomes infinitely large, and you produce a singularity. Now, the singularity...

    Miller: [interrupting] "Layman's terms"?

    Cooper: Well, fu*ck layman's terms! Do you speak English?

  99. Darkside

    There are other sayings...

    for other Fridays.

    Who first said "Trust me, I'm a doctor" ?

    Darkside, PhD

  100. Geoffrey Summerhayes

    Real Genius

    Some people may disqualify the one, but it is fiction with science...

    "That's a wonderful story, Bodie. I noticed you've stopped stuttering."

    "I've been giving myself shock treatments."

    "Up the voltage."

    "Self-realization. I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, 'I drank what?' "

    "Can you hammer a six-inch spike through a board with your penis?"

    "Not right now."

    "A girl's gotta have her standards."

  101. Charles C Burgess

    Mos Eisley

    Mos Eisley spaceport: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious. - SW:ANH

  102. JimC

    Douglas Adams

    Yes, but the actual HHTG movie was so unredeemably awful* it doesn't deserve including...

    * as opposed to Plan 9, which was worse, but funny because of it, which made it awful but redeemable...

  103. Dave


    "I see your Schwartz is as big as mine", Spaceballs


    "I don't do requests", The Running Man

  104. Stu

    Nice quiz.

    But next time how about letting people submit a pre-quiz round up of the best candidate quotes, the best 42 of which go into the main quiz??? It'll be a bit more comprehensive. But I suppose this is only a piss-around, pre-pissup quiz.


    Anyhoo, how could anybody have NOT voted for the Roy quote from Blade Runner??? A moment of utter movie perfection.

    A close second tho would have been "One express elevator to hell. Going down!" followed by the best space ship re-entry scene ever. "WOOOOOOOO!".

    But it weren't there. *Thumbs down*

  105. Anonymous Coward

    Ming The Merciless

    "What do you mean 'Flash Gordon approaching'?" - Flash Gordon

  106. Glyn
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    Frequent usage

    From the good star wars films

    "You have failed me for the last time, Admiral!"

    "We can't possibly repel firepower of that magnitude"

    Both of which I use frequently

    And if we're having Firefly it's gotta be

    "If your hand touches metal, I swear by my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you. "

    and if you've never seen Firefly, shame on you, buy it now and share the joy :)

  107. Dan


    I now need to re-watch Aliens having been reminded how cool some of the lines are. Is it criminal for me to admit I haven't seen Bladerunner? Will have to see about that methinks...

  108. Richard Bragg

    Also from 2001

    My mind is going.

  109. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hudson again:

    Apone: "...Any questions?... Hudson."

    Hudson: "How do I get out of this chickenshit outfit?"

  110. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

    Re: Nice quiz.

    "But next time how about letting people submit a pre-quiz round up of the best candidate quotes, the best 42 of which go into the main quiz???"

    No. We have jobs to do. JOBS.

  111. Gerrit Tijhof

    I know! I know!

    @darren Posted Friday 29th February 2008 14:51 GMT

    "This is obviously the best quote and is also a double one as its used in another film. Who knows what the other film is?"

    Evil Dead II

    Nice poll btw, worthy entry for the weekend!

  112. Ty Cobb
    Black Helicopters

    Try fitting this into daily conversation

    "These aren't the 'Droids you're looking for". Outside of Family Guy, it just doesn't get used enough.

  113. Niall

    Did you have to

    say where the quotes came from? It would have been much more fun trying to figure them out. So many to choose from but I just had to go with Flash, makes me smile every time.

  114. jonathan keith
    Black Helicopters

    Lowest bidder

    Actually, just to be a pedant, that quote is usually attributed to Alan Shepard, sitting atop Freedom 7 shortly before becoming the first American in space.

    "According to Gene Kranz in his book Failure Is Not an Option:

    When reporters asked Shepard what he thought about as he sat atop the Redstone rocket, waiting for liftoff, he had replied, 'The fact that every part of this ship was built by the low bidder.'"

    Shepard is also responsible for what's now known as Shepard's Prayer: "Please, dear God, don't let me fuck up."

    Anyway, I went for the Invasion of the Bodysnatchers quote, because it's the truth.

  115. Kane

    @ Gort! Klaatu barada nikto!

    That will be "Medieval Dead: Army of Darkness". When Ash has to pick up the Book of the Dead!

    "Clatto Verata N... Necktie... Nickel... It's an "N" word, it's definitely an "N" word!"


  116. Huw Jenkins

    Saturn or Bust

    "Yes, you have a great body. May I use it? (Benson - Saturn 3)"

    I thought it was Saturn 5?

  117. GrahamT


    OK I know it was just a sci-fi vehicle for Woody Allen jokes, but

    "I'm what you would call a teleological, existential atheist. I believe that there's an intelligence to the universe, with the exception of certain parts of New Jersey."

    "Perform sex? Uh, uh, I don't think I'm up to a performance, but I'll rehearse with you, if you like"

    "I don't know what the hell I'm doing here. I'm 237 years old, I should be collecting social security."

    "Luna Schlosser: What's it feel like to be dead for 200 years?

    Miles Monroe: Like spending a weekend in Beverly Hills. "

  118. Joey

    A non-human quote...

    "Take that, you, you thing from another planet, you"

    Daffy Duck in Duck Dodgers in the 21st century

  119. Anonymous Coward
    Thumb Up

    @ Darren & Johnny Fireblade

    Army of Darkness

    Which has one of the best quotes ever;

    "I got news for you, pal. You ain’t leading but two things right now: Jack and Shit. And, Jack left town."

    Hmm, time travelling and horror?

  120. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    "This is obviously the best quote and is also a double one as its used in another film.

    Who knows what the other film is?"

    It's written on the wall of Bruce Boxleitner's office cubicle in Tron.

    I'm rather embarrassed about noticing that too - I only ever saw the thing once, honest!

  121. Stuart Tomlinson

    Thank g*d someone else remembered they Live!!

    as it has the best movie quote ever


  122. Anonymous Coward

    RE: I know! I know!

    As well as being in the THIRD Evil Dead movie..

    It's also spoken by characters in 'Chopping Mall', 'Men In Black' and 'Toys'.

    The movie 'The Manhatten Project' has that scene and quote playing on TV.

    It's written on a poster in an office in both Close Encounters and Tron.

    Klaatu, Barada & Nikto are three of the aliens on Jabba's sail barge in R.O.T.J

    And that's just the movie references, don't get me started on TV, computer game and book references to it :-)

  123. Scott

    RE: Mos Eisley

    "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious."

    Isn't that Bristol?

  124. Anonymous Coward

    Ok own up!

    Which moderator screwed up my post of Rowdy Roddy Piper's bubble gum quote from They Live! - Well its Friday, guess I'm not the only one reading websites instead of paying attention to whatever it is I'm supposedly getting under paid for :-)

  125. Rasczak

    Short Circuit

    "I am thinking she is a virgin, or at least she used to be." - Ben Jabituya about Stephanie Speck

    I know I should go for a Starship Troopers quote with my nick, but I went for the Flash Gordon one.

  126. StopthePropaganda

    too many good choices

    I had to start flipping coins to choose one out of my top 4:(

  127. Neil Barnes Silver badge
    Dead Vulture

    Klaatu Barado Nikto

    I have an idea it pops up somewhere in Jackson's gore-fest 'Braindead'...

  128. Paul Scarlett

    babylon 5 revisited

    mmm predator 2 has got it for me with these 2

    just before the pred attacks the voodoo ritual, and they black guy says "shit happens",

    And in the grave yard when the little boy says to the cloaked predator "want some candy"

    Both sayings are then used by the predator to wind up poor old danny glover

  129. GrahamT

    Yet another HHGG quote:

    My favourite (from memory, so not accurate)

    Ford: [teleporting]... is unpleasantly like being drunk.

    Arthur: What's unpleasant about being drunk?

    Ford: Ask a glass of water.

    Of course, from the choices given, my vote had to go to Bladerunner.

  130. John Mangan

    Dr. Strangelove

    "Stop! You can't fight in the war room!"

    "Those commies, polluting our precious bodily fluids"

    But it had to be Bladerunner . . . . .

  131. Richard Sloan

    Split Second

    People are quoting Split Second on here, Surprising!

    Met Police Chief (on Stone's hand cannon) - "I'm amased you haven't got a rocket launcher!"

    Stone - "Couldn't get a permit..."

  132. Dr Who
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    The polling so far shows the sheer quality and breeding of Reg readers. Why no quotes from me though?

    Some girlie : "Who are you?"

    Me : "I'm the Doctor"

    Some girlie : "Great. I'll just get my kit off."

  133. AndyC

    Again, upset for this missing one...

    Virgil: Look, he's operating on his own. He's cut off from his chain of command. He's showing signs of pressure-induced psychosis, and he's got a nuclear weapon. So as a personal favor to me, will you try to put your tongue in neutral for a while?

    From that deep sea film that is impossible to pronounce... Sorry if someone has already mentioned that, but read half way through the comments and already have to fight many many urges to watch half of the film collection...

    And maybe not sci-fi... but "This is SPARTA!"

  134. Jason Harvey
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    galaxy quest

    "oh!... that's not right!"

  135. Guy

    RE : Flash Gordon

    I remember about a year or so ago, listening to a radio interview of Brian Blessed, he was promoting some west end show he was in or something.

    It wasn't that interesting, until the interviewer got into a bit of a personal request and asked him to repeat the 'Gordons Alive' quote.

    He laughed, and repeated it in a good loud rumble, made my day that did.

    So many quotes, so little time, in the end I went with Back to the Future, apparently I'm only the third person to do so, ho hum. Their all pretty good I'd be happy no matter which one won.

    (I'd maybe have left off what movie they were from though, just naming the films could have wasted enough of Friday to make it worth while)

  136. Chris McDevitt

    Flesh Gordon?

    Not sure if it counts as SciFi, but it was fun

    [after stepping off the space ship and taking a deep breath]

    Dr. Flexi Jerkoff: Good, there's oxygen on this planet.

  137. Robert Hollis
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    Great Article!!

    Most of the time, these lists are crap - they miss all the good ones and put on obscure personal favorites. Your list was very good - Kudos!

    However, in the spirit of things, I have to add a few quotes:

    "This...Is my BOOM STICK!" (Ash, Army of Darkness)


    "Not an easy thing to meet your Maker" (Roy Batty, Blade Runner)

  138. easyk

    some goodies

    Ash - Army of Darkness

    - Its a trick; get an axe.

    - This is my BOOM! stick.

    - Clatu! Verata! Negemmem...

    - Name's Ash... house-wares.

    - Lady I'm afraid I'm gonna have to ask you to leave the store.

    Bill and Teds Excelent Adventure

    - Iron Maiden? Excelelnt!

    - You killed Ted you midevil dickweed!

    - Sounds good Mr. The Kid

    Ghost Busters

    - Yes its true, this man has no dick.

  139. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    How about...

    "My mind is going, Dave... I can feel it..." HAL, 2001

  140. Paul Hubert

    B&W rules!

    So, you're missing just a few classic titles!

    Forbidden Planet is THE classic. But there are more:

    The Thing with James Arness.

    The Crawling Eye

    The Beast from 20,000 fathoms (no fathoming that title, tho)

    IT Came from Outer Space


    You really DO need to _survey_ readers to develop a list!!!

  141. The Avangelist

    what the hell

    seriously did you think you would get away without people saying what about!?

    They're all poor pooor choices.

    What about

    "Game Over Man Game Over!" Aliens

    "When this baby hits 88mph your going to see some serious shit" BTF

    "Get your ass to mars" Total Recall

    "What's my boggle?" Demolition Man

    "MEEEEEEEEEEEDIC" Starship Troupers

    "So thanks for all the fish" - Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy

  142. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton


    "Maybe you haven't been keeping up on current events, but we just got out asses kicked, pal!" - Hudson, "Aliens"

    "You know, Burke, I don't know which species is worse. You don't see them screwing each other over for a fucking percentage." - Ripley, "Aliens"

    "The earth? Oh the earth will be gone in a few seconds...I'm going to blow it up. It's obstructing my view of Venus." - Marvin the Martian

    "If it bleeds, we can kill it." - Predator

    "I've had people walk out on me before, but not when I was being so charming." - Deckard, "BladeRunner"

    "The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long...and you have burned so very, very brightly, Roy." - Tyrell, "BladeRunner"

    "I take a dim view of watching my own destruction." - Jack, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956)

    "Where should we be if nobody tried to find out what lies beyond? Have you never wanted to look beyond the clouds and stars, to know what causes trees to bud and what changes darkness into light? But if you talk like that people call you crazy..." - Henry Frankenstein, "Frankenstein" (1932)

    "This is not a democracy. We are a collection of scientists and astronauts." - Captain Kaneda, faced with a difficult decision, "Sunshine"

    "I could tell you what's happening, but I don't know if it would really tell you what's happening." - Snow, "Solaris"

    "Death shall have no dominion... Though lovers be lost love shall not." - Chris, quoting Dylan Thomas, "Solaris"

    "It believes it is human. It wants to live. It knows fear. It will make a mistake — in the genius lies the defect." - Major Hathaway, "The Impostor"

    "Algorithms I trust. Boolean logic I trust. Beautiful women... they just mystify me." - Zane Zaminski (Charlie Sheen), "The Arrival

    "One more thing. The person who finds her gets to name her right?" "Yes, yes that's right, that's right." "I wanna name her Dottie after my wife. She's a vicious life-sucking bitch from which there is no escape." - Karl and Dan, "Armageddon"

    "redruM! redruM!" - Danny, "The Shining"

    "Sunlight poses a problem to our 'ethnic group'." - Gremlin, in "Gremlins II"

    "There's that word again, 'heavy'. Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the earth's gravitational pull?" - Dr Emmet Brown, "Back To The Future"

    "The issue isn't whether you're paranoid, It's whether you're paranoid enough." - Strange Days

    "I guess it wasn't the dove." - Natalie Portman, "Mars Attacks"

    "Why do we never meet anyone nice?" "Why is it we never meet anyone who can shoot straight?" - Lister & Cat, "Red Dwarf"

    "Step up to red alert." "Sir, are you absolutely sure? It does mean changing the bulb." - Rimmer & Kryten, "Red Dwarf"

    "How can you put your faith in a man whose idea of a romantic nightspot and an impregnable fortress are the same thing? This is a pub!" - David, to Liz, "Shaun of the Dead"

    "Not something I ever expected to say on air... 'removing the head or destroying the brain'." - Jeremy Thompson, Sky News Anchor on Z-Day, "Shaun of the Dead"

    "A girl can only be a slut, bitch, tease, or the virgin next door." - Ginger, "Ginger Snaps"

    "64% of prom dates end in sex." "You just made that up!" - June, trying to scare Freya straight, "Thoughtcrimes"

    Being a simple, old-fashioned fellow, I like my vampires staked through the heart and my werewolves bludgeoned to death with silver-handled walking sticks. So, I had a tough time processing "Underworld", in which vampires wielding automatic weapons do Matrix-style slow-motion somersaults while firing silver-nitrate bullets into werewolves, who ricochet off the walls while shooting back with irradiated "daylight" projectiles. Some of the werewolves (or, as they're known here, "Lycans") are able to squeeze the bullets out of their smoking bodies in mid-transformation, while others simply keel over and rot... Literalist that I am, I kept wanting to scream: "!?!WHAT ARE THE BLOODY RULES!?!" - David Edelstein, bothered and bewildered reviewing "Underworld" for "MSN Slate"

    "What happens if they board us?" "If they take the ship they will rape us to death, eat our flesh, and sew our skins in to their clothing, and if we're very, very lucky, they’ll do it in that order." - Simon and Zoe, "Firefly"

    "You know what the chain of command is? It's the chain I go get and beat you with until you understand who's in ruttin' command here." - Jayne, "Firefly"

    "I would like to thank you all for helping us to make sense of this world, and when it didn't make sense, for teaching us to lie back and enjoy it. For showing us what was true, real and beautiful about this world." - Dick's farewell speech, "Third Rock from the Sun"

    "There's my nipple." "We orginally wanted to show both your nipples, but we want to show that we had a bit of class." - Milla Jovovich and Paul Anderson, "Resident Evil" DVD Audio Commentary

  143. Brian
    Dead Vulture

    The obvious Robocop quote

    "Please drop your weapon, you have 20 seconds to comply."

  144. Mike Moyle

    All those, and not:

    "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum." -- Nada "They Live"

    I yam disgustipated!

  145. Charles C Burgess

    more Dune

    "He who controls the Spice, controls the universe!" aside, Kenneth MacMillan's "I won't tell you who the traitor is, or when we'll attack. However, the Duke will die before these eyes and he'll know, he'll know, that it is I, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, who encompasses his doom!" truly epitomises world class scenery-chewing!

  146. Raymondo B

    What about...

    *ignores comments about arguing about the list.*

    'Great kid, don't get cocky!' from Star Wars!!!

  147. Barney

    Galaxy Quest

    "look around you, can you form some sort of rudimentary lathe?"

    "by Grabthar's hammer... by the Sons of Warvan... you shall be... avenged"

    "But the animal is inside out.....and it exploded"

    Never give up, never surrender.

  148. Bill

    "No matter where you go, there you are."

    --Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension

  149. Anonymous Coward

    Space Balls

    You idiots! These are not them! You've captured their stunt doubles!

  150. b166er

    1.21 Jigawatts, Great Scott! What, what the hell is a Jigawatt?

    So good I made it my incoming SMS tone!

    Darth Vader: I find your lack of faith disturbing

    DV : Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.

    Han Solo: Laff it up fuzzball

    HS :Had a slight weapons malfunction, but everything's perfectly alright now. We're fine, we're all fine, here, now, thank you. How are you?

    If The Rock can be included (well there is some science and fiction in it ;p), then you can have some greats from Nicholas Cage:

    NC: how in the name of ZEUS' butthole did you get out of your cell?

    NC: I just wanna get some rockets!

    NC: Whaddya say we cut the chit-chat A-HOLE!

    (It's in the delivery of course)

    Went for Bladerunner 'cos Rutger made that up himself

  151. thomas newton

    I cant believe

    you havent mentioned any of the lines from Alien - maybe not as quotable as the second, but still worthy -

    'We aint out of in here in ten minutes, we wont need no rocket to fly through space!'

    'We'll move in pairs. We'll go step by step and cut off every bulkhead and every vent until we have it cornered. And then we'll blow it the fuck out into space. Is that acceptable to you?'

    'There is an explanation for this, you know.'

    'I think it's safe to assume it isn't a zombie.'

    'I admire its purity. A survivor... unclouded by conscience...remorse...or delusions of morality.'

  152. DJ
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    Surely you're not serious...

    "He's dead, Jim."

    A bit dated, but if this isn't a classic Sci-Fi phrase, don't know what is.

    Now, excuse me while I finish my Romulan brandy...

  153. Dean H.

    another favorite of mine

    "I feel... I have been denied... Critical. Need to know. Information. --Bert Gummer, Tremors 2.

  154. gizmo23

    Quote to use in the office

    *IF* you can include Moonraker *then* you might include Goldeneye (it's got satellites in it..)

    in which case one of my favourite quotes to use when i actually get something right is the one from Boris the hacker:

    "Yess! I am inveencible!" said in the appropriate dodgy accent with both arms in the air. Makes people in the office look round, i can tell you.

  155. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The Matrix

    Trinity: Dodge this.

  156. Anonymous Coward
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    It had to be a Blade Runner Quote

    and you did include the best one from the whole film. It was just a pity that in the original it was then ruined by that terrible voice-over: "I don't know why he saved my life. Maybe in those last moments he loved life more than he ever had before. Not just his life, anybody's life, my life. All he'd wanted were the same answers the rest of us want. Where did I come from? Where am I going? How long have I got? All I could do was sit there and watch him die". Thank goodness for the Director's Cut(s) !

  157. Highlander
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    Wrath of Khan...

    While we're at it, some more from Wrath of Khan

    Khan : From Hell's heart, I stab at thee. For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee.

    and one from Kirk;

    Kirk : How we deal with death, is at least as important as how we deal with life, wouldn't you say?

    Oh, and Aliens has more best quotes per second of file than just about anything else. Gotta say though, by favorite is the line from Split Second about needing guns, really big guns, big f---ing guns. F---ing big guns....etc.

    Anyway, I'm taking something from Aliens...

  158. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Another one missing from star wars

    "I find your lack of faith disturbing"

    ... That one is the quote of the 1000 uses. I use that nearly everyday!

  159. Ty Cobb

    Better Bladerunner quote

    My mother? Let me tell you about my mother! BOOM

  160. Nicholas Petreley

    Another quote

    Mystery Men (which has so many quotable lines): "We've got a blind date with destiny, and it looks like she's ordered the lobster."


  161. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Apollo 13 isn't science fiction, it's history. :-)

    When I saw the link to the article I immediately thought "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe" - in fact, just that would have been enough, to those who know it, to vote for it. :-D

  162. Martin Owens

    Repeated Twice?

    Wrath of Khan was there twice, I object!

  163. Daniel B.


    someone out there has actually watched "Split Second", while most people I talk to think about some TV show or haven't heard about that movie at all. Similar thing with Event Horizon... hm... quote?

    "Liberate tu-tamek Ex Inferis" (mental note: do NOT go to the ship transmitting that message!)

    I suddenly realized that most of those 42 lines are familiar with me, excepto for some old movies like Forbidden Planet, Flash Gordon and The Day the Earth Stood Still. Most of the rest I have seen... and theoretically, H2G2 could have entered the poll, but as some other people mentioned, the movie wasn't exactly great. (Though it wasn't that bad, either...)

  164. Herby

    Oh, if it were so easy to do...

    The quote in Total Recall:

    "Consider that a divorce.". I had just gone through one and wanted to duplicate the whole scene. Tempting, very tempting!!

    The kid in all of wants:

    "Where's the Kaboom? There was supposed to be an Earth-shattering Kaboom!"

    (need to duplicate in a nasal [Mel Blanc] voice).

  165. Highlander
    Paris Hilton

    Star Wars

    There are so many memorable lines from Star Wars, but this has always been one of my favorites.

    Moff Tarkin in a moment of sadly misplaced bravado : "Evacuate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances."

    Surely one of the most iconic lines has to be an unspoken one, Darth Vader, breathing in and then out. Just once is all it takes, but that has to be one of the best 'lines'.

    Then when Han Solo is hanging upside down from a hover ship, being held by Chewy. He's just recovering from carbonite hibernation and is blind, and he's trying to shoot a tentacle that is pulling Lando towards certain snack food status. Lando has a line that goes something like "I thought you were blind!" IIRC Han says "trust me".

    I always liked Tim Russ's one line from Spaceballs too. He's one of the henchmen literally combing the desert (with giant combs) for our intrepid heroes. He's asked if he's found anything yet. The answer? "We ain't found shit!" Pity is this is one of the funniest moments and is one of the ones *always* cut when they show the flick on TV.

    Paris, because know...the fact there there are close encounters of the third kind sort of implies that there may also be close encounters of the first and second kind, and that can't be a bad thing, can it?

  166. James Pickett
    IT Angle


    "Specsavers have some great deals on at the moment"

    Nothing like googles4u, though. They are jaw-droppingly cheap, and very good. My optician practically wept when he saw mine...

  167. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Best line must be from Serenity...

    Kaylee Frye: Goin' on a year now I ain't had nothin' twixt my nethers weren't run on batteries!

    Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: Oh, God! I can't *know* that!

    Jayne Cobb: I could stand to hear a little more.

  168. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    great ideas guys - all good

    Love Brain Dead, Dark Star, Day the Earth Stood Still, and so many more ....

    As Life Of Brian had aliens I reckon we can use anything from that - so I'm going for "we've got lumps of it round the back".

  169. Chris

    Where's the Serenity quotes

    This is your captain speaking, we may experience some slight turbulence and then explode.

  170. Joe Soap

    No Doctor Who ?

    I need to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow

    Mines the one with the extra long scarf and jelly babies in the pocket

  171. Jake Widman

    My fave from WarGames

    "Remember you told me to tell you when you were acting rudely and insensitively? Remember that? ... You're doing it right now."

    It just seems to occur to me a lot when I read Internet forums.

  172. Joe Soap

    No Doctor Who ?

    I need to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow

    Mine`s the one with the extra long scarf and the jelly babys in the pocket

  173. Patrick R


    "Al your base are belong to us !" Ok it's not a movie but still a (sort of) legend. And yes, Bill could almost say it with his monopoly.

  174. Gareth Irwin
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    What ever

    'If you could have seen what I have seen with your eyes.'

    Is clearly the best.

  175. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    "Who am I? I am Susan Ivanova, Commander, daughter of Andrei and Sophie

    Ivanov. I am the right hand of vengeance, and the boot that is going to

    kick your sorry ass all the way back to Earth. I am Death incarnate, and

    the last living thing that you are ever going to see. God sent me". - Ivanova

  176. Jake Widman

    My son's entry

    also from WarGames:

    "A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess? "

  177. Mectron

    This one should really had make it

    Bit My Shiny Metal Ass - Bender [Futurama]

  178. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Better than Terminator

    "Dry hair is for squids" - Trancers

    Jack Deth lives... probably.

  179. Eride


    How can the HAL 9000 quote not be winning?!

  180. Anonymous Coward
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    Live Long and Prosper

    Live long and prosper

    I shall do neither for I have killed my captain

    Star trek can't rememember what episode of the original series.All sort of merge into one when you seen em all

  181. Snafu

    I can't believe that over for 150 comments no-one's mentioned the /original/ & definitive quote:

    Or maybe it should be a soliloquy..

    (can't be bothered to find a movie script, so I'll just copy & paste from the book):

    "No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency men went to and fro over this globe about their little affairs, serene in their assurance of their empire over matter. It is possible that the infusoria under the microscope do the same. [...] Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. "

    If you can't guess the title to this book/film/etc, you don't deserve to call yourself a sci-fi fan!

  182. The Mighty Spang

    Brazil = Superb

    You know every day I feel like life mimicks that film a bit more.

    The major difference is that now being a mature student at Catford University of Don't Throw Them Out Because It Reduces Our Income And Still Costs The Same - I'm surrounded by a lot more utter fucktards than surround Sam Lowry in that film. People who say you shouldn't beat children should be made to spend a few months in the same class of them.

    It's not just the students either. The admin department seems to be run by people who are too braindead and give less of a shit about the 'customer' that could even be tolerated by the local council.

  183. Joel

    First Contact

    Warf: "Assimilate this!" *PSSCHHEW! BOOM!*

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  185. Chris
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    Doctor Who - Voyage of the Damned

    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 is gonna save your lives and all 6 billion people on the planet below. You got a problem with that?

  186. Haku

    Freaked aka Hideous Mutant Freekz

    How could I forget this little-known classic favourite of mine, with the 'Bill & Ted' actors Alex Winters, Keanu Reeves as Ortiz the Dog Boy (uncredited), one of Randy Quaid's best performances ever and Mr. T as a bearded lady (seriously!). It has such lines as:

    "You trust your lives to a guy just because he can lick his own balls?"

    "You're ugly enough to burn the nose hairs off a dead nun"

    "I just laid a turd that's the spitting image of Kim Basinger!"

  187. Anonymous Coward
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    The Fifth Element

    "Anybody else want to negotiate?"

  188. heystoopid
    Paris Hilton

    What no Pitchblack quotes

    Riddick :All you people are so scared of me. Most days I'd take that as a compliment. But it ain't me you gotta worry about now.

    or from the same film

    Paris :Amazing how you can do without the essentials of life, so long as you have the luxuries.

  189. ryan
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    Another Tremors fan

    First: I was torn between Blade Runner and "My God, it's full of stars." Both are acts of poetry. Ultamitly I chose the latter because it seems to come to mind at odd times for no reason what so ever.

    Second: I am glad to see there is at least one other Tremors fan reading these pages. I choose the quote from Tremors 3 "... we should name them. ... Blast Offers or Butt Launchers, oh oh Ass Blasters. Hows that?" Then the Rugged hero -- "Sounds like a porno film."

    Bert Gummer is almost as quotable as Hudson.

    P.S. Fantastic article for so simplistically drawing out of us the nerd deep with in, the sleeper must awaken!

  190. Tom Cooke


    Totally impossible to choose just one from this list!!!!

  191. Stuart
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    NOT Sci-Fi - but the line says it all!

    'This is the universe - big, isn't it?' - A Matter Of Life And Death

  192. Anonymous Bastard

    @ conan

    Don't feel bad, I voted for Emmet Brown too. The rest of you lack class and credibility!

  193. GrahamT


    War of the Worlds; H. G. Wells.

  194. Garitheous

    Army of Darkness...

    "Good, Bad, I'm the one with the gun." Ash

  195. Anonymous Bastard

    My contribution...

    "How about a game of Global Thermonuclear War?" --Wargames.

  196. Charlie Clark Silver badge
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    War of the Worlds?

    Can't remember a decent film version but both the Orson Welles radio version and the musical with Richard Burton's narration would be on my list at the expense of some of the more recent blockbusters. The parodies which have some of the best lines should have their own list then I could vote for both Bladerunner and Dark Star!

  197. Ty Cobb
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    @AC Bladerunner director's cut

    How can you find fault with the theatrical version of Bladerunner? It set the mood and explained his thoughts.

    The director's cut failed miserably in comparison.

    Anyone else feel this way?

  198. Rod the Jedi

    Want more Men In Black

    There's so much material in MIB and MIB2 but the one that cracks me up is:

    "Put up your hands - and all your flippers."

    We use this on the management in the office when they're not being wholly truthful, which I guess is more often than we'd like to!.

  199. Corin

    No Serenity??

    "I aim to misbehave." Mal

  200. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    1.21 JIGGA WATTS!

    I voted for the Doc too! =)

  201. Dick Emery

    How could you miss...

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

  202. mike

    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?

  203. Gobhicks


    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

  204. Herbert Meyer

    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.

  205. Roger Merchberger
    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... ;-)


  206. Pierre

    Brasil of course.

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

  207. Seán

    You used the wrong damn quote

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

  208. Anonymous Coward


    So be it Jedi!

  209. MyNameInElectrons

    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]

  210. Anonymous Coward
    Black Helicopters

    "If I were God...

    I would have started with Lasers on day one!"

  211. Kevin Kitts

    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...

  212. Uzi
    Dead Vulture


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

    I'm my own best friend.

  213. Jason Clery


    Alex Furlong "We're in deep trouble"

    Boone "Whats this we shit white boy?"

  214. Dominic Kelly

    Prepare the wierding device Doctor Yueh

    surely worth including?

  215. John Ryan
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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....

  216. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    would have won by a mile...

  217. Paul Kelly
    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.

  218. Mike

    "Beam me up Spotty" Star Trek is my favorite

  219. Alan Potter

    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.

  220. Wayne Asker


    Ray: Where do those stairs go?

    Peter: They go up.


  221. Alex

    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.

  222. Adam Foxton

    Star Wars

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

  223. Anonymous Coward

    Obvious Omission

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

    Roy Batty - Bladerunner

  224. ryan

    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

  225. Anonymous Coward

    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)

  226. Jon Tocker

    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.

  227. Steve Roper

    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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  229. vincent himpe

    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

  230. Kevin

    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"


  231. Kevin

    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 it woudn't even rate an "R"

  232. vincent himpe

    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 ..

  233. Matt Choppen

    Star Trek First Contact!

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

  234. Christian Berger


    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.)

  235. Richard Scratcher

    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!

  236. Frank Bough

    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"

  237. Matthew Brown


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

    A quote within a quote, but still. ;)

  238. alistair millington
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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. I the only one that doesn't like douglas adams???

  239. bobbles31

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

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

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

  240. Andy
    Paris Hilton


    'Oooh, That's nice'

  241. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


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

  242. Steven H Taylor

    Better suggestion

    I missed my all-time favourite line:

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

  243. Steve Sutton

    let's get on this bandwagon mised

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

  244. tim wright

    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

  245. The Avangelist

    We've been combing the dessert for hours

    and we aint found shit - Spaceballs

    GET TO THE CHOPPER! (You all know!)

  246. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    B7 Zen

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

  247. Simon Jones

    @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.

  248. Acme Fixer

    I'll Be Back.

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

  249. Ian R

    Bladerunner is the best but...

    I can't believe no one has mentioned:

    "Apology accepted Captain Needar"

  250. radian


    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

  251. Dan

    I'll be back

    I dunno, there is just something about a tall austrian robot killing machine being litteral that just makes me laugh.

    and as for event horizon, there shoulda been one, i mean, c'mon:

    "Where we're going, we won't need eyes to see."


    "Do you see?"

    "yes, i see"

    (Anyone else bother to freeze frame here and step it to see the images? Man some of those are messed up.)

  252. Guy

    Is this a record?

    I'm curious, have we now set a new record for the number of comments on a single story?

  253. Anonymous Coward

    No. We have jobs to do. JOBS.

    Well, we had before we spent half the day reading these comments

  254. John Munyard

    All outta bubblegum...

    "I came here... to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum..."

    - Roddy Piper, They Live (John Carpenter, 1988)

  255. Nev

    Surprise surprise

    Well, you could have chosen ANY random line from "BladeRunner" and thousands would flocked to it all shouting "It's the bestest sci-fi film ever made, ever!" even though it isn't and they didn't understand what it was all about.


    Mines the brown trenchcoat.

  256. Blaine Barber

    what of sleeper?

    Does anyone remember this classic Woody Allen film?


    Luna: What's it feel like to be dead for 200 years?

    Miles: Like spending a weekend in Beverly Hills.

    Luna: It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for 200 years.

    Miles: 204 if you count my marriage.

    Miles regarding his robotic dog "scraps": Is he housebroken, or is he going to leave batteries all over the floor?

    One could go on....

  257. John Benson

    another one from "Duck Dodgers in the 21st century"

    Porky: "Eager young Space Cadet reporting for duty, Sir!"

  258. Anonymous Coward

    Spoken like a true IT Project manager

    Scotty, I need warp speed in three minutes or we're all dead....

  259. Anonymous Coward
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    I use this one ALL the time...

    Sam Jackson in Jurassic Park:

    "Hold onto your butts!"

  260. John J. Urban
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    I am not just a *diehard*

    No, the very best was ...

    "I'll bet any quantum mechanic

    would give his life...

    for a chance to fool around

    with this gadget."

    - Forbidden Planet

  261. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Where is...

    I want your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle (The Terminator)?

    Paris, she looks as confused as I feel.

  262. Anonymous Coward

    That reminds me

    "I love the marine core. Every meal is a banquet, every paycheck a fortune!" (Aliens)

  263. Anonymous Coward
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    Something else...

    Voted for Blade Runner, but my real fav is:

    "Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1." C-3PO (to Han Solo)

    Incl. non-movie quotes, my favourite sci-fi quote is this one:

    "One of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them. to summarize: it is a well known fact, that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. to summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made president should on no account be allowed to do the job. to summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem."

    Who else but Douglas Adams (The Restaurant at the End of the Universe) RIP.

    Nothing sci-fi about it other than coming from a sci-fi book, but brilliant nevertheless.

  264. Anonymous Coward

    Left out these ones

    "I find your lack of faith disturbing"--Darth Vader "Star Wars"

    "He's a scoundrel--you'd like him"--Han Solo "Empire Strikes Back"

    "For your sake I hope so--the Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" Darth Vader "Return of the Jedi"

    "The reward would be, well, more than you can imagine!" "I don't know, I can imagine a lot" Luke Skywalker and Han Solo "Star Wars"

    "Computer...oh computer!" Scotty talking into a mouse in the Star Trek movie with the whales

  265. Highlander
    Paris Hilton

    Couple more more from Wrath of Khan

    Perhaps the most momentous and emotionally charged scene in Star Trek movies, Spock's death scene in Engineering after he's saved the ship.

    Spock: Don't grieve, Admiral. It is logical. The needs of the many outweigh...

    Kirk: ...the needs of the few.

    Spock: ...Or the one. I never took the Kobayashi Maru test until now. What do you think of my solution?

    Kirk: Spock...

    Spock: I have been and always shall be your friend.

    [Holds up his hand in the Vulcan salute]

    Spock: Live long and prosper.

    Paris - because we all want to see her in one of those 60's ultra-micro-mini-dress Trek uniforms.

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  267. Peter Mellor

    Douglas Adams (again!) plus a little question about Dark Star

    Ford Prefect: "We'll use the teleporter. It feels a bit like being drunk."

    Arthur Dent: "But I quite like being drunk."

    Ford Prefect: "Try telling that to a glass of water!"

    Question: Are you sure the Dark Star quote is right? That isn't how I remember the argument between the lieutenant and the bomb.

  268. Ian Michael Gumby

    So many other movies ...

    Granted I'd love to see things from the TV series like Red Dwarf or even classic Dr. Who or Start Trek.

    I mean c'mon, you could make up an entire trivia game based on quotes from Sci Fi movies. ...

    And the penguin? Why cause this is a nerd/geek survey! :-P

  269. Anonymous Coward

    Almost there, almost there....

    almost there....

  270. Rich

    Back to the Future

    I also voted for Doc Brown, yet it still shows only 2 votes. I think I'm the 4th person to comment that they've voted for that one.

  271. RTFM

    how could you miss these

    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    Yoda: No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

    War Games:

    Joshua: Shall we play a game?


    Joshua: A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess?

  272. me
    Thumb Up

    Arnie rules

    "Dylan, you Sonofabitch! Whats da matter, da CIA got you pusshin tooo meny penzils?"

  273. Jon
    IT Angle

    The most used in IT capacity

    Has to be 'nuke the site from orbit'.... Now if only you could do that to users.....

  274. TeeCee Gold badge


    Terrible film, one great quote (apologies - this is from a patchy memory):

    "You've been in *worse* situations than this?"

    "Twenty minutes ago? When we were tumbling out of control with no drive, venting fuel and about to crash onto the surface? That was worse."

  275. IT Bod
    Paris Hilton

    Aliens full of quotes

    Could use the whole middle section of the movie with the marines

    All time favorite :- Marine Drill Sargent Apone

    Marines just woken up from hyper sleep or just a bad night on the beer: Apone chews on a big Cigar

    Apone: All right, sweethearts, what are you waiting for? Breakfast in bed? Another glorious day in the corps! A day in the Marine Corps is like a day on the farm. Every meal's a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade! I LOVE the corps!


    Apone: Allright, sweethearts, you heard the man and you know the drill! Assholes and elbows!


    Hudson: Let's just bug out and call it even, OK? What are we talking about this for?

    Ripley: I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

    Hudson: Fuckin' A...

    Burke: Ho-ho-hold on, hold on one second. This installation has a substantial dollar value attached to it.

    Ripley: They can *bill* me.

  276. Steven

    "I Must Not Fear.

    Fear is the mind-killer.

    Fear is the small death that brings total oblivion"

    Dune. (Earthworm Jim).

  277. Feargal Reilly

    Jeez, you guys suck!

    I can't believe you don't have *any* of R2-D2's lines quoted.

  278. Smallbrainfield


    Hicks: This little girl survived for weeks without proper training...

    Hudson: Why don't you put her in charge?

    Ace film.

  279. Adrian Jackson
    Dead Vulture

    You have 42 options...

    ...and none of them is from HHGTTG? You're criminals, that's what you are. Bad though the film might have been, it still contained some of the classics. Clearly there's no excuse for not including:

    "Life? Don't talk to me about life."

    "Resistance is useless."

    or even:

    "'Oh dear,' says God, 'I hadn't thought of that,' and promptly vanished in a puff of logic."

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  281. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Agreed on Serenity

    "Attention please, this is the captain speaking. We are having some problems with our landing codes and so we may experience some turbulence and then explode."

  282. Anonymous Coward
    Dead Vulture


    I also voted for Back to the Future, and yes, there were 2 votes before me....Whats going on here? Clearly the overwhelming number of votes has crashed the system...

  283. Robert Hill

    Wow, so few comments on 2001...

    but it got a lot of votes anyway!

    I tied between Bladerunner (cause I re-watched it two days ago) and 2001, just because they are both so classic. 2001 just seemed to have more menace, more atmosphere, because of what it portended. But Batty's monologue was a better acted part, so it depends upon if you want to applaud the director or the actor. Given their careers, Kubrick has to beat Hauer as the tie-breaker.

    But Rockhound's quote is far funnier, and a few Ripley and Hudson quotes get used far more often!

    But - what, no Clockwork Orange quotes to even choose from???

    "I've been out, helping people like..." - Alex

  284. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Litany against Fear

    I don't know if they actually had it in the Lynch thing...

    I must not fear

    Fear is the Mind Killer

    Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration

    I will face my fear.

    I will permit it to pass through me and over me

    And when the fear has gone past I will turn my inner eye to see its path

    Where the fear has gone ther will be nothing

    And only I will remain

    Ooooh. Shivers.

  285. Anonymous Coward

    Escape from New York

    I thought you were dead?

  286. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Somebody mention Red Dwarf?

    ...and not go for:

    "Why don't we raise the shields?"

    "Two reasons sir. First, we haven't got any shields and second, we haven't got any shields! I realise that may sound like one reason, but it seemed like such an important one that I thought it was worth mentioning twice."

    Ok, TV I know, but I didn't start this....

  287. scott

    Spaced Invaders

    Not a favourite, or even that good - but *nobody else* has claimed it so far...

    "there goes my insurance!" by the Jack Nicholson alien in Spaced Invaders as he gets caught flying past a cop radar trap in his little spaceship. Just about every video I rented for about 5 years had that movie trailer in it, and it kinda stuck (ie when I break something and the tickets start flooding in...)

  288. Da N00NchieZ
    Thumb Up

    Dusk Till Dawn

    "Psycho`s! ...Psycho`s do not explode when sunlight hits them, i don`t give a f*ck how crazy they are!" - Seth Gecko (George Clooney)


  289. Matt Hendrickson
    Paris Hilton

    Army of Darkness woes...

    This is my BOOM STICK!

    Shop smart. Shop S Mart.

    Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun.

  290. Chris Robinson

    Terminator additions...

    "Anything else?"

    "Phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt range."

    "Hey, just what you see here, buddy."

    voted for "The Thing" quote...

  291. FerretOfDoom

    @Anton Ivanov

    So B5.

    "Trust Ivanova, Trust Yourself. Anyone Else? Shoot 'em!"

    So much love there for Susan.

  292. vincent himpe

    forgot what this one is from

    In the beginning there was nothing , and even that exploded...

    I'm from a different planet. Wanna see my spaceship ?

    Here i am , brain the size of a planet , and they ask me to go fetch prisoners.

    It'll all end in tears.

    Number one, i order you to go make a number two. ( Beavis and butthead in the star trek dream episode... )

    Fire futon torpedos , blast the retrorockets and make us like .. uh .. go that way ( als B&B )

    Elvis isn't dead , he just went home. ( MIB )

    My sixt grade teacher must have been from venus or something. Actually she was from jupiter kid. ( MIB )

  293. Kwac


    "Chirp - tweedle -chirrup - twit"

    Mad magazine's version of Star Wars

    (translated: "with all my troubles now I'm saddled with a gay robot")

    As I'm not conversant in 'droid I don't know if its accurate version of the original or not.

  294. FerretOfDoom

    Don't forget a newer classic...

    " I bought a car....

    Turned out to be an alien robot.

    Who knew?"

  295. Alan Potter

    Must... stop... entering... quotes...

    From Aliens:

    "They mostly come at nights... mostly"

    "Leave her alone - you bitch!"

    From Terminator:

    "You're terminated, Fucker!"

    "Neeed Inpuuuut" - Number 5 (Is alive!)

    "To Infinity - And Beyond!" - Toy Story (Okay, not strictly a SciFi film, but Buzz Lightyear was a spaceman

    Stop sign as a reminder to self to stop putting quotes in...

    And I cannot believe no-one mentioned "EXTERMINATE. EXTERMINATE!" (The Daleks from Dr Who for anything who has never existed)

    "Daisy, daisy give meee yooour answwwer dooooooooo" - 2001

    "The pointy birds go pointy pointy, anoint my head, anointy nointy" - The Man With Two Brains (yes, it is SciFi - it's just got comedy too!)

  296. ryan

    5 more comments?

    Just because this article deserves 300 comments (currently at 295 at writing.)

    And, because of my fond childhood memories and decades of moves; Godzilla deserves an honorable mention in these comments.

    Of course I can't think of a single memorable quote -- DRAT.

    Of course if I could think of a memorable quote who knows if it was an actual quote or a cheese English translation. -- Double DRAT.

    All right. Lets just say Godzilla's roar should be the memorable quote.

    (The guy in the icon is getting into his Godzilla suit.)

  297. Gordon Crawford


    thanks for the pants ,err memories

    next friday we can do tv


  298. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Worst Sci Fi quotes...

    Next week can we have a poll of the Worst Sci-Fi Quotes? For example:

    ''The core of the Earth has stopped spinning" from the Core....

    Actually, you could just put a transcript of The Core and that could be all of the entries, I felt like I need counselling after that stupid bloody film, two hours of my like wasted that I will never get back.

    I should have left at the point that they land the bloody space shuttle in the drainage system in LA, but I was thinking, it cannot get any worse, oh but it did, it excelled itself, it set new heights of stupidity, Unobtainium, oh how I laughed around the aisles of the cinema at that one.....

    Rant over, maybe I do need couselling......

    Paris, because she was a bright, celebate young woman until she saw that film and it destroyed her life...

  299. IcerG

    Mad Max 2 Classic

    " I've never seen a man beat a snake before "

    Gyrocopter pilot to Max after Max had foiled his ambush.

  300. Anonymous Coward

    The Core, continued....

    And the other thing, Hillary Swank has two oscars, admittedly she only had one before she made the Core, what agent in their right mind suggested that film would be a good move? She should have been disqualified for the Million Dollar Baby Oscar for crimes against cinematography...

    End of Rant - for now...

  301. bobbles31

    Is Batman SciFi or fantasy? What the hell....

    After Batman steals all of the Jokers baloons...

    "Why didn't anyone tell me he has one of those...(lost for words)...THINGS."

    "Bob, Gun." shoots Bob.

    Mines the one with the cape and fetching kevlar hood with pointy ears.

  302. Snafu

    @ Mad Max 2 Classic

    "It's my snake. I trained it, [so] I'm gonna eat it!"

    Gyro pilot to Boomerang Boy

  303. Anonymous Coward

    Re That reminds me

    I got the proper quote from Aliens now, the whole thing...

    "Alright sweethearts, what are you waiting for? Breakfast in bed? Another glorious day in the core. A day in the Marine Corps is like a day on the farm. Every meal's a banquet, every paycheck a fortune, every formation a parade...I LOVE the Corps!"

  304. Anonymous Coward

    @Neil Docherty

    Not that I'm a pedant, but it's from RotS and the quote is:

    "So this is how *liberty* dies..."


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