President Obama's Seven Essential Sci-Fi Films/Series, Or, Science-Fiction 101

October 14, 2016

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The following is a list of President Obama's seven essential science fiction films/series as appearing in a special Issue of Wired he guest-edited. It is arguably the most white bread list any person could come up with, which make sense because I assume Obama had his top people on it.

2001: A Space Odyssey

Blade Runner
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Star Wars: A New Hope
Star Trek (The Original Series)
The Martian
The Matrix
Cosmos: A Personal Voyage

I'm assuming numbers 8 - 10 were Alien, X-Files and The Twilight Zone or Doctor Who. I mean, I guess these are essentials, but they're like, so essential there's no way anybody hasn't seen them. I wouldn't even classify these as sci-fi essentials, they're just essential essentials. Except The Martian, that was just okay.

Thanks to Andy TA, who agrees The Abyss and Cocoon should have made the list.

  • Jam Jenes

    Who gives a sh­it what that kenyan monkey thinks or likes?

  • etxzombie

    Am I the only person counting 8 movies instead of 7?

  • shashi

    yes

  • Leanne Hickman

    What? No Independence Day (the original, of course)?

  • Jake Anderson

    Might hit a little too close to home ;->

  • Leanne Hickman

    Good one!

  • Jeremy Tilton

    Deep Impact...

    :-P

  • Munihausen

    Lots of uninteresting (i.e., typical) selections and....the Martian, really?

    Just a few more months...just a few more months...

  • Drdrum

    No firefly, no care. Browncoats fo' lyfe, yo.

  • Jim A.

    Preach.

  • Essential: 5th Element, Tron
    My favorites: Another Earth, Moon, Sound of My Voice

    And yea... the fuckin Abyss.

  • Jolie Rogers

    With time, I think Moon could become essential. Tron, I'm not sure about.... I feel like Terminator should be on any SF list consisting of movies that everyone who reads lists has seen. And you know how I feel about Besson. If I outgrow Fifth Element, sign me up for Euthanasia.

  • FearlessFarris

    The Fifth Element was awesome when I was 15, but doesn't hold up to adult standards for greatness. Abyss would have been a solid addition.

    How about some indie love for a low budget masterpiece like Primer?

  • FearlessFarris

    Nice job doing this important work for our nation, Mr. President.

    I'm glad to know he's able to squeeze in time for some quality sci-fi flicks between rounds of golf and sending hundreds of millions in cash to the Iranians.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/...

    Hopefully after Hillary is done buddying up to state sponsors of terrorism, she can let us know her favorite chick flicks.

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/wi...

  • Totally! Vote Trump, he will never have opinions on things!

  • FearlessFarris

    I wasn't aware that there were only two options.

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