Because today is internationally recognised as Star Wars Day, we’ve come over ever-so-slightly geeky here at VerseOne and have compiled a list of our favourite science fiction moments. Click on the links to see the scenes!
Independence Day, "Welcome to Earth."—Chosen by Alex, Server-Side Developer, this is the moment Will Smith, playing a USAF pilot, has his first encounter with one of the alien attackers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfPWpEKhgfk
Blade Runner, "Tears in rain"—Graham, Designer/Implementer, has picked the famous speech by the Replicate Roy Batty at the end of the film. Trivia: this speech was improvised entirely by Rutger Hauer, the actor delivering it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAJGM8c6Wg4
Star Wars, THAT scene (SPOILER ALERT)—It had to crop up somewhere, and James, Marketing Executive, has picked it. The infamous moment Darth Vader delivers possibly one of the biggest plot twists committed to celluloid. Not the way I’d want to find out my parentage! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um_dn7Fe-lw
Starship Troopers, "Would you like to know more?"—Nora, Marketing Manager, has gone for "a hilarious, farcical element to what is really quite a nasty film.’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faFuaYA-daw
Star Wars, "I can feel your anger"—Chris, Product Manager, has opted for another Star Wars moment, this time when Luke and the Emperor come face to face. In his own words: "I think that I am going to have to go with the entirety of the Emperor sequence at the end of Jedi. Ian McDiarmid is fantastically evil, and provides so many great quotes. The way that his voice cracks on the final word of 'I can feel your anger' is pure genius." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8d0ffaO0Ms