Astrophysicist Tyson’s Top 10 Sci-Fi Films

Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has been very vocal about his problems with the scientific inaccuracies of Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity”. Recently speaking with The LA Times, he was asked for a list of his ten favorite sci-fi films.

There’s the original versions of “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and “Planet of the Apes,” Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” James Cameron’s “The Terminator” and the 1985 New Zealand sci-fi film “The Quiet Earth”.

The other five were more recent: “Contact,” “The Matrix,” “Watchmen,” and surprisingly “Deep Impact” and “The Island”. Tyson offers explanations for each of his choices here and adds “Blade Runner” as a runner-up, sayingL “This story was simultaneously deep and scary. But I never warmed to it the way so many lovers of the genre have. Which makes this comment more of a confession than a review.”