Blade Runner Voted Top Sci-Fi Film

HARRISON FORD's 1982 film BLADE RUNNER has been crowned the best science fiction film ever - by top scientists.

The RIDLEY SCOTT-directed classic has topped the poll of the world's leading scientists, including evolutionary biologist RICHARD DAWKINS.

STEPHEN MINGER - stem cell biologist at King's College, London - says, "It was so far ahead of its time and whole premise of the story - what is it to be human and who are we, where do we come from?

"It's the age-old questions."

The Top 10 Sci-fi films are as follows:

2. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

3. STAR WARS (1977) / EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)

4. ALIEN (1979)

5. SOLARIS (1972)

6. TERMINATOR (1984) / TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY (1991)

7. DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951)

8. WAR OF THE WORLDS (1953)

9. THE MATRIX (1999)

10. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977). (AR/WNWC/TN)

10. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977).

26/08/2004 17:29

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Tags: Harrison Ford - Blade Runner - Star Wars - Alien - Solaris - Terminator - War of the Worlds - The Matrix - Close Encounters of the Third Kind


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