Sunday, 6 February 2011

Top Ten Horror/Science Fiction Movie Quotes Blogfest

In space no one can hear you scream . . .but in blogland they can. Turn on your 50-inch televisions and 9.1 surround sound system, pour yourself a drink and begin munching on the popcorn, because iZombie and I bring you the Top Ten Horror/Science Fiction Movie Quotes Blogfest.

Cue studio credits and suitable music (John Williams or Jerry Goldsmith). Then the obligatory drum roll . . .

Here are my top ten quotes:

10. “Not for me! Not for me!” Riddick.
Pitch Black (2000).

You’ll need to watch the film to understand the dialogues significance, as I don’t want to give away the ending.

9. “I was wondering when El Capitan was gonna get a chance to use his popgun.”
The Thing (1982).

A true classic of the horror/science fiction genre.

8. “Redrum. Redrum. Redrum.” Danny Torrance
The Shining (1980).

Who wasn’t freaked out by this line of dialogue?

7. “You sold a reverberating carbonizer with mutate capacity to an unlicensed cephalopoid, Jeebs, you piece of shit.” Agent K

Men in Black (1997).

He sold what?

Rumour has it Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith have signed for Men in Black III. I hope it’s true.

6. “He tasks me. He tasks me and I shall have him! I'll chase him 'round the moons of Nibia and 'round the Antares Maelstrom and 'round Perdition's flames before I give him up!” Khan
Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan (1982)

Wrath of Khan ranks in my top five films of all times and Ricardo Montalban was superb as Kirk’s nemesis.

5. “Khaaannnn!” Admiral James T. Kirk
Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan (1982)

Do I need to say any more?

4. “I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain. Time to die.” Roy Batty
Bladerunner (1982)

This piece of dialogue speaks for itself (excuse the pun).

3. “We'd better get back, 'cause it'll be dark soon, and they mostly come at night... mostly.” Newt
Aliens (1986)

The line of dialogue my other half and I repeat more than any other.

2. “Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!” Colonel George Taylor

Planet of Apes (1968)

I never bore of this film and the ending is probably the greatest in film history.

1. “What does God need with a starship?” Captain James T. Kirk
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

Well. Did you expect me to end with anything other than Captain Kirk? A classic and hilarious line of dialogue.

Please don’t forget to view the other participants!


  1. I normally don't like these blog fests, but this one brought a smile to my face. It was nice to reminisce. Makes me want to go add to my dvd collection.

    And yes, I would have been disappointed if you didn't end with Jim Kirk. :grin:

  2. Really enjoyed coming up with these this morning with Jay. Its the first time he's been out of bed on a Sunday before 10am in a very very very very very (you get the point!) long time!

    Hes never read anyones blog before and we have both enjoyed looking at everyones entries. It was nice to do something creative together.

    Thank you!


  3. Great list. Love Kirk.
    Thanks for hosting such a fun fest. I enjoyed it.

  4. Great films/quotes all!! Thank you for hosting this Ellie. It was a ton of fun! :)

  5. These are great - I love the Men In Black quote! Ooh, love the thought of a third movie!

  6. I have newt at number three, too. LOVE the Khan line; completely forgot about it, though.

  7. That's wild we selected the exact same quote from Blade Runner! Do we win a prize? And that Aliens quote was my second pick from the movie. Mostly.

  8. I surprise myself, some of these I actually recognise: Star Trek, MIB and Planet of the Apes! :O)

  9. Great idea for a blogfest! I loved that The Shining made it on your list. Classic horror flick!

    Thanks for the follow, and I look forward to reading your Bernard Pivot Blogfest answers!

  10. Yay!!!!!!! "Khaaaaaaaaaaan!" LOL!!! I love love love your choices!! Brilliant!!! Oh one more time;

    p.s. my local waterstones has a huge, huge HUGE shelving bay area for SF/Dark SF and Horror!! HUGE!!!

    Take care

  11. We overlapped on some, and I see I got one of my quotes not quite right (but I did them from memory). My son wanted me to do Kirk saying Khaaan! But I thought it would be lost. You did it really well and a picture is worth a thousand words!

  12. I loved the clip of Star Trek, it put a smile on my face

  13. I really need to see the original planet of the apes. And Pitch Black, too. The rest I've seen but it was neat to be reminded of parts I'd forgotten. Thanks! Love this blogfest.

  14. Number 3 and number 2 were favorites of mine! I also love number 7 and I need to watch Pitch Black again. Wow, you picked some good ones!

  15. I like this; cuz I've seen every one of them :)


  16. Wow! Fantastic list! One of the best I've seen so far. I'm not really a Trekkie. My dad used to watch the old series. I watched the old crew in the movies, but I never watched anything else. However, Wrath of Khan is the best. I can watch that one over and over again. "Botany Bay? Botany Bay? Oh, no!"

  17. Maria Zannini - LOL. I knew you would be. Glad I've inspired you to add a few more dvds to your collection.

    The Myasthenia Kid - out of bed before 10am? Next you'll be telling me the dogs had to wait for their walk. LOL. I'm glad you both enjoyed it so much.

    Heather M. Gardner - thank you!

    DL Hammons - thank you!

    Margo Benson - thank you. I'm keeping my fingers-crossed for MIB III!

    Dan - it's so easy to do. I've read lots of quotes where I went, doh!

    Alex J. Cavanaugh - we can award ourselves the 'I'm A Replicant Award'. LOL.

    Madeleine - Yay!

    Nicole Duclerior - thank you! The Bernard Pivot Blogfest sounds like great fun - I just need to decide if I'm answering as me or someone else ;)

    Old Kitty - can I come visit your Waterstones? Please?! And one more time . . .Khaaannnnnn!!!

  18. Wendy Tyler Ryan - thank you! We obviously have great taste. LOL.

    Jarmara Falconer - thank you!

    Margo Berendson - you've not seenthe original Planet of the Apes or Pitch Black? Go immediately to shop or dvd rental shop and rent them - they are both brilliant films.

    The Words Crafter - thank you!

    Donna Hole - you have great taste!

    James Garcia Jr. - LOL. Love your Botany Bay quote. Thank you!

  19. All outstanding quotes! And I love that you included pix. I just didn't have the time *sad face*

    I had a horrible time limiting mine, and some of the ones you included were ones I considered.

    Thanks for hosting the fest!

  20. The Blade Runner quote is a classic - I've never seen the God one from Star Trek that was great fun - I need to find and watch that movie. :)

  21. The 1982 The Thing is one dang creepy movie. The original is pretty good, too. And a lot less creepy.

  22. Fantastic quotes! I almost used the same ones from the shining but I got so caught up in my Aliens quotes I didn't.

    Thanks for hosting the blogfest!

  23. Aw, these are great! I am so excited if they really do a Men In Black III. I love Will Smith so much!

  24. Thanks for hosting the blogfest! What great fun! Your Star Trek quotes are terrific (of course) and I love reading quotes from movies I saw but didn't choose-- like Planet of the Apes!

  25. I've only seen a couple of your movies, seems you're more Sci-Fi and I'm more horror.

  26. I love Wrath of Khan and The Thing. You have two of my quotes in here for sure.

  27. Oh gosh! I love your list!! You had Riddick! *nom nom* So hot. AND The Shining! One of my favorites! Great fest Ellie!!

  28. Ellie-

    We matched on our Planet Of The Apes quote.

    While I still like my quote from Star Trek II, your quote from V, "What does Good need with a starship?" is a good one that I'd forgotten about.

    And how could I forget Pitch Black?

    Thanks for hosting,


  29. great list Ellie, I especially Like the quote from Newt in Aliens :)

  30. Great list! I need to go back and rewatch the old Star Trek movies. Growing up, my home was more of a Star Wars home, so there's actually several I've missed.

    Such a fun blogfest, thanks!

  31. Great ones. It's so fun jumping around to blogs and seeing so many different quotes. They make me want to watch movies instead of the super bowl tonight.

  32. You got some classics on there.

  33. Only three Star Trek quotes, very restrained.

    Dave Wrote This

  34. I love, love, LOVE that Pitch Black quote. What an awesome movie! Also, the one from Newt. We hear that a lot in our household too and it made it into an episode of Southpark.

  35. Mara Nash - I know what you mean about trying to get the list down to ten - I could have done a few dozen!

    Elaine AM Smith - Star Trek V is not one of the better movies (unfortunately, the low budget hit the special effects) but I still loved it. There was a certain intelligence to the story I liked.

    M Pax - I have never seen the original The Thing From Outter Space (I think that was what it was called), but John Carpenter's re-make has really stood the test of time. It never seems to age!

    Kimberly - thank you! I nearly let Star Trek take over my quotes. LOL. Perhaps that an idea for another blogfest?

    Abby Minard - I'd be first in the cinema queue to see that film!

    Danette - yes. It's been fun re-discovering old movies!

    Myne Whitman - I love how we all have different tastes!

    Melissa Bradley - great minds think alike

  36. Colene Murphy - Vin Diesel. Sigh.

    DiscConnected - glad you enjoyed the blogfest! Gosh. There are so many great Star Trek quotes - I feel another blogfest coming soon...

    Dempsey Sanders - thank you!

    welcome to my world of poetry - Aah...thanks. It was a fun list to compile.

    Witless Exposition - Star Wars? Star Wars? No. No. No. Well, actually I have to confess that in the 70s all I wanted for Christmas was the Millennium Falcon and some Storm Troopers. Unfortunately, my parents believed girls should have Barbie and cute teddies. But the force was strong in me and now I own one!

    Susan Gourley/Kelley - I forgot about the Superbowl . . .such a great American tradition!

    Budd - thank you!

  37. Dave - I know!

    Lisa Potts - we watched Pitch Black again last night. I never tire of that movie - a sure sign of a classic!

  38. I just saw Pitch Black in full the other night for the first time, I can't believe I didn't think of it. And The Shining, the ultimate in psychological horror. This has been a great blogfest!

  39. what a great list, and i forgot my favorite blade runner... but we both share the trek.

    i am so glad it was a success, i so happy you helped get it off the ground. though i feel terrible i was not around between my computer and snow i find myself that rock and the hard place this last week.

    virtual hugs and kizzes!


  40. Renee Silvana - I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    Arlee Bird - your welcome!

    iZombie - I think we can call that a successful blogfest. Yay! Don't worry about not being around - these things are sent to try us! Virtual hugs back!

  41. iZombie - you're making me blush again!

  42. Great quotes. I like how you added commentary too. Some quotes speak for themselves, but its still nice to see why they are there. That is my favorite quote from Pitch Black. Powerful.

  43. Maurice Mitchell - thank you! I'm thrilled you liked enjoyed my quotes.

  44. I like the quote from Aliens the best.


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