January 2 – Science Fiction Day!


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)


  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.

  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.



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