January 2 – Science Fiction Day!

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Happy Science Fiction day!

Why January the 2nd? January the 2nd is the birth date of famous Isaac Asimov, a widely recognized science fiction author, having written or edited over 500 books in his lifetime.

To be fair, I’m not a huge fan of science fiction – I do enjoy it, but I don’t go out of my way to read or watch it. However, in celebration of science fiction day, I thought I should share my personal favourite science fiction adventures that you may or may not have heard of before, and should definitely check out. More in the science fiction/comedy genre, but they’re pretty amazing.

  1. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.

Released in 1989, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure features Alex Winter and a young Keanu Reeves, with facial expressions! With the tagline History is about to be rewritten…by two guys who can’t spell it is a hilarious movie of two friends who go on a totally bogus journey through time to capture historical figures for their school history assignment. (Although not sci-fi, the sequel, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey is well worth a look too)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EwaFkPMdlY

  1. SpaceBalls

An amazing parody of the incredibly popular Star Wars franchise, SpaceBalls is an easy cult classic. It’s laugh-out-loud funny and amazingly lame. It’s not everyone’s thing, but if you like lame movies, this has got to be one of the best.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZove4OTtI

  1. Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy

This is very popular for a good reason – it is amazing. You should definitely read the book, as it is infinitely better than the movie, but the movie is worth a look too. It follows the story of poor Arthur Dent, who started his day worrying about his house being destroyed, only to end on a spaceship after the destruction of his home planet, sipping a liquid that tastes almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.  This masterpiece by Douglas Adams reveals the meaning of life, the universe and everything.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h02a2HSB58M

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