Thursday, June 02, 2005

A Repeat?

The Grand List of Overused Science Fiction Cliches seems sorta familiar to me but I can't remember ever posting it. Please forgive me if I have. But even so, it is good for a laugh. Take these for example:

  • An alien that is substantially like us doesn't understand love, and visits humans in order to learn. The lesson is completed after the alien gets a Dose of Good Luvin'
  • Alien races who differ from us only in skin color and/or facial features
  • Lots of apostrophes are packed into alien words and phrases for no apparent reason
  • Bad guys who miss everything they shoot at
  • When fleeing danger, females trip over their own shadows while men can sprint without caution
  • A fighter pilot, upon destroying an alien vessel, yells "yeeeeeeee-haaaaaaa!"
  • Super-intelligent computers blow up when the hero confuses them
  • Dimming the lights on the bridge conserves enough power to enable a significant increase in the speed of a multi-ton spacecraft
And it goes on and on. Have fun chuckling!