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Firefly, Serenity top New Scientist’s best of sci fi list

According to New Scientist magazine, results of a global online poll show that Joss Whedon’s universe that was the setting for both the Firefly television series and the 2005 film Serenity is more loved than science fiction classics such as Dune, 2001 and Blade Runner.

The poll lumps each work of science fiction together regardless of whether it was in print, film or other form of media. Damian Carrington, editor of the New Scientist web site said the results were surprising in that television apparently has eclipsed books and movies as the medium that captures the hearts and minds of SF fans worldwide.

The Top 10 vote getters were:

Worldwide Top Ten

  1. Firefly – TV
  2. Serenity – movie
  3. Farscape – TV
  4. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – book
  5. Babylon 5 – TV
  6. Battlestar Galactica – TV
  7. Dune – book
  8. Enders Game – book
  9. Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back – movie
  10. Dr. Who – TV

US Top Ten

  1. Firefly – TV
  2. Serenity – movie
  3. Farscape – TV
  4. Enders Game – book
  5. Battlestar Galactica (new)- TV
  6. Dune – book
  7. Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back – movie
  8. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – book
  9. Babylon 5 – TV
  10. Star Wars: A New Hope – movie

 

David Speakman

David Speakman has spent more than two decades as a writer/editor, photographer, graphic designer and manager of creative teams in broadcast, print and the Internet. His education is in journalism, graphic design, organizational communication and law.
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