Over the last week, we've covered some of our favorite moments in 1980s scifi. Whether remembering George R.R. Martin's foray into television or the impact Octavia Butler had on literature, it's patently obvious that we love the Eighties.
The 1980s gave audiences plenty of timeless bad guys like the Terminator, Boba Fett, and Vigo the Carpathian. The decade also dished out plenty of incompetent and ill-conceived villains. Let's explore the 1980s wing of the Annals of Mediocre Villainy.
In the 1980s, science fiction ruled over everything. Most of the biggest movies and books of the decade were scifi, and cyberpunk became the era's pop aesthetic. Here's how the 1980s changed the genre forever.
The 1980s wasn't just the golden age of Star Trek movies — it was also the heydey of teen comedies, from Porkys to Molly Ringwald. And what could be better than teenage hijinks with scientific craziness or bizarre supernatural powers?
We're all dying to see Game of Thrones brought to our television screens next year — but it's not George R.R. Martin's first foray into televised fantasy. In the late 1980s, he was a producer/writer on Beauty and the Beast.
Science fiction and fantasy films of the 1980s were filled with a ton of memorable, iconic, and patently ridiculous music. Here are 30+ of the decade's finest (and most painful) movie tunes for your listening pleasure.
These days, every cool science fiction universe is a "franchise," meaning that it's a piece of intellectual property separate from any particular creator or even set of characters. It wasn't always that way — everything changed in the 1980s.