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