SciFi Pulse would like to wish all our viewers the very best of luck as they may be in or near the path of hurricane’s, storms and other natural disasters.
But when Mother Nature decides to send a hurricane through your neck of the woods, or some other stormy disaster, there may be some drive time to get out of the way of the storm and down time waiting for the worst to pass.
First thing should always be to keep yourself, family, and neighbors safe, but once this is done; all good science fiction enthusiasts should have at least the following ten sic fi movies readily handy to be plucked from their collection, and popped into the DVD player to help kill the time while riding out a storm. (Feel free to add, subtract or interchange other favorite scifi films and/or television series.)
1. Star Wars and/or Empire Strikes Back:
Depending on your level of original Geek-Dom, feel free to interchange either one of these members of the Star Wars family, as episode IV or V are sure to keep the entire family happy.
Nothing says Frak you Hurricane Irma, like kicking some Zenomorph butt with Colonial Marines, as in James Cameron’s action packed sequel to Ridley Scott’s classic space horror flick, Alien.
Why not follow up with another great sci fi epic action flick from James Cameron, and visit the incredible world of Pandora as Jake Sully battles to save his adopted world from the greedy invading humans.
4. The Martian:
Watching Matt Damon survive and colonize Mars in yet another Ridley Scott film, with only a few potatoes and his MacGyver-like ingenuity is always fun for the whole family.
5. Planet of the Apes:
While the newest Apes movies are not to be forgotten, you can never go wrong watching Charleston Heston outwit those original loveable apes from the 60’s.
6. Back to the Future:
Riding out a storm also means the kids may miss a day or three from school, so lets not forget Marty McFly’s fun loving jaunt back to the 50’s, in Doc Brown’s modified DeLorean time travelling car.
7. Blade Runner:
There is always time to hunt escaped Replicants from the colonies, in yet another Ridley Scott classic, with Harrison Ford’s Deckard and the Tyrell Corporation.
8. Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan:
No sci fi hurricane viewing party is complete without giving some love to the family Trekkie, and what better way than by watching Ricardo Montalban do is best to seek revenge on Cpt. James T. Kirk.
9. Mad Max: Fury Road:
You can’t get board watching Immortan Joe chase Charlize Theron in this apocalyptic dessert thriller!
10. The Matrix and/or The Terminator:
Can’t go wrong either way with these two scifi masterpieces, depending on how your hurricane viewing party is going. Watching Neo take either the blue pill or the red one as he descends into the rabbit hole that is the Matrix, or getting down and dirty with Kyle Reese as he seduces Linda Hamilton ahead of the pending robot Armageddon, is a win win scenario no matter which movie you decide to pop into the DVD player.
But above all else, make sure to stay safe, help your neighbors and fellow humans, don’t forget the cat and pray to the Lords of Kobol that those affected worse than you, are as safe as possible. May the Force be with you . . . Always!