Weekly Poll: What Is the Best ‘Sciencey’ Science Fiction Movie?

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Image: NASA
Image: NASA

The Martian premiered on HBO this weekend, giving a wider audience a chance to see the award-winning film. (And if you haven’t seen it yet, please do yourself a favor and see it.)

One of the things that really sets The Martian apart from other science fiction is its attention to science. (And yes, I know that it comes from the book, and yes I know that the book has a lot more science and math in it. But that’s basically true about all of this week’s entries, so just work with me here, okay?)

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Last Week’s Winner

Turns out our readers are really passionate about Bond, as last week’s poll got the most responses to any weekly poll to date. What isn’t at all surprising is that our readers are equally passionate about Agent Scully, as Gillian Anderson was the clear winner with 52% of the votes–a whopping 202 of them. (Are you listening, MGM?) Idris Elba gave a good showing with 94 votes, but that’s only 24%. Tom Hiddleston was in third with 65 votes (17%), while Aiden Turner and Damian Lewis got 11 and 10 votes respectively. Seven of you want to see James Norton get the license to kill, while one voter is apparently a big fan of Billy Elliot.

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0 thoughts on “Weekly Poll: What Is the Best ‘Sciencey’ Science Fiction Movie?

  1. I voted for 2001, but the sequel “2010: The Year We Made Contact” was a far more significant movie for me. It still had a lot of “sciencey” science fiction, but the most important part was demonstrating that science had no political affiliation. Science is more important than politics.

  2. Why is Interstellar not on this list?! There’s an entire sciency-REAL science book about the theories presented in that movie. Plus, real scientists really worked for real on that movie. I’ll grant you that The Martian is terrific, but Interstellar was more in-depth about all of the various requirements scientifically to achieve what was achieved in the Martian, only with MORE space travel and theoretical astrophysics as well as theoretical Earth-bound agricultural phenomena (something we’ve experienced in fact before—which is why they were able to utilize documentaries about the Dust Bowl in the film).

  3. One of my many, recurring, thoughts during The Martian was, “This movie is perfect to view/discuss/design projects around in high school science classes.” Physics! Chemistry! Biology!

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