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11 classic scenes from sci-fi movies

A TechRepublic member highlights classic scenes from Forbidden Planet, Star Wars, Alien, and other science-fiction movies. Which memorable sci-fi film scenes would you add to the list?

TechRepublic member lehnerus2000 started a discussion last week about classic scenes from science-fiction films. Here are the 11 scenes highlighted:

Forbidden Planet

The tour of the Krell complex.

The battle against the monster at the spaceship.

The Planet of the Apes (the original)

The final scene on the beach.

Star Wars

The opening Star Destroyer fly-over.


The alien ship.

The Empire Strikes Back

The asteroid chase.

Blade Runner

The city fly-over.

The Return of the Living Dead

The battle against the first corpse.

Prince Of Darkness

The computer readout, "Your god...".

The Fifth Element

The city scene when Leeloo escapes.

V for Vendetta

The first terror bombing.

TechRepublic members Palmetto, Tony Hopkinson, NotSoChiGuy, nonseq, rwatters, and drowningnotwaving have already chimed in. What memorable film scenes would you add to the list?


Mary Weilage is a Senior Editor for CBS Interactive. She has worked for TechRepublic since 1999.

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