And now, on the last day of the decade (unless you want to be technically accurate about when the decade ends, in which case, on the last day of 90% of one decade, and incorporating 10% of another), over at AMC, I’m presenting you with a list of the 10 films I consider the best science fiction of the last 10 years. There are some films here which are on other similar lists, and at least a couple which I can almost guarantee are not — but that that magic of such lists, isn’t it. Feel free to go over to AMC and yell at me for including the films I do, while excluding whatever film I excluded, which you feel should be included. Really, what else are you doing with your day?
Also, should you want to catch up with your 2009 John Scalzi AMC science fiction film column reading before the ball drops in Times Square (or even, maybe, after that), behind the cut you’ll find every AMC column of mine this year, in chronological order. Uh, except for the last one, which is linked to above.
John Scalzi’s 2009 AMC Science Fiction Film Archive
John Scalzi Has His Eyes on Watchmen and Star Trek in 2009
Passing Judgment on Indiana Jones and Other Pseudo-SciFi Movies
Boldly (and Badly) Going Where Star Trek Has Gone Before
John Scalzi Tries 007 and Repo Man in the SciFi Court
Some Candidates for the Next Children of Men
SciFi Movies and Me
Two Basic Rules for Headache-Free SciFi in 3D
Odds Are, Your Favorite SciFi Novel Is Not the Next Total Recall
With Star Wars Soon In 3D, George Lucas Goes for Indomitability
Filming the Unfilmable in Watchmen, Dune and Beyond
Doom for Dummies or How Hollywood Makes Video Game Movies
David Bowie Strikes a Chord With SciFi; Mick Jagger Does Not
What the Recession Means for SciFi Movies… Less Trek?
Lights! Camera! Literature! Good SF Movie Novelizations Like The Abyss and E.T.
In Praise of Dark Star and Other SciFi B-Movies
A Case Study in Vanity, Courtesy of Battlefield Earth
Box Office Predictions for Wolverine, Trek and a Summer of SciFi
Wachowskis and Lucas and Jackman, Oh My! John Scalzi Answers Your SciFi Questions
The Star Trek Movie Cheat Sheet
Future Trek-nology I Can Live Without
SciFi Movies Made Money Before Star Wars, Too
Steampunk, Star Trek and Salvation – John Scalzi Answers More SciFi Questions
Hand John Scalzi a Hanky – These SciFi Tearjerkers Choke Him Up
SNL Actors Plus SciFi Movies Equals Box Office Death
Who’s Your Daddy? Rating SciFi’s Movie Fathers
Relax! Transformers Is Not the End of Cinema as We Know It
John Scalzi Rates SciFi Movies by Their EXPLOSIONS!
Transformers and Tentpoles – John Scalzi Dives Once More Into the Mailbag
Showing Sympathy for SciFi Screenwriters
When Science Fiction Goes Global at the Foreign Box Office
Evil or Misunderstood? A Look at SciFi’s Baddest Computers
Searching for a Starship Troopers in This Year’s Hugo Nominees
G.I. Joe, Toy Stories and Hugos – John Scalzi Dives Back Into the SciFi Mailbag
John Scalzi’s Guide to the Most Epic FAILs in Star Wars Design
John Scalzi’s Guide to Epic SciFi Design FAILs – Star Trek Edition
Five Lessons From the SciFi Summer That Was
At the Helm of the Enterprise – John Scalzi Ranks Star Trek‘s Directors
Han Shot First! John Scalzi Examines SciFi’s Special Extended Director’s Cuts
Oscar Bait, Low-Budget SciFi and 3D Longevity – It’s the Return of John Scalzi’s Mailbag!
The Best and Worst Television Adaptations of SciFi Classics
John Scalzi’s SciFi Writing Contest
Three Cheers for Chewbacca, SciFi’s Ultimate Sidekick
John Scalzi Answers the Burning Question – Can SciFI Movies Be Cool?
Five Ways a SciFi Movie Could Win Best Picture
Ten Directors Who Really Need to Make a SciFi Movie
Four Reasons Why Avatar Is Too Big to Fail
Education Is Not the Answer for Star Trek‘s Bad Science
Avatar, B-Movies and The Road – It’s John Scalzi’s Mailbag, Thanksgiving Edition!
The Ten Worst SciFi Blockbusters of the ’00s
Toys, Comics, Sequels, Remakes – John Scalzi Charts SciFi’s Box Office Success in the ’00s
The Winners and Losers of ’00s SciFi Movies
The Most Memorable SciFi Movies of the Year