Okay, so at ArmadilloCon this coming weekend, I’m leading a panel about 80’s SF/F movies, which I totally volunteered for, because there are some amazingly awesome (and awesomely awful) science fiction and fantasy movies in the 80’s. It was the advent of computer animation, the Sword and Sorcerer epic, and when we first met the Terminator, and Ellen Ripley uttered the immortal words “Get away from her, you bitch!”
For me and my friends, and SOME of my readers, these are also the first science fiction movies we saw. Even if I wasn’t old enough to see some of them in the movie theater, because of the VCR and cable TV, I got to see them at home, as long as I didn’t tell my mom they were R rated.
So I thought I’d ask you guys, so I can have a list of not just MY favorites. What are YOUR favorite science fiction and fantasy movies from the 80’s? How do they hold up? Anything you loved as a kid that makes you howl with laughter now?