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User Input: Memorable Moments

I don't even need to tell you what he's yelling. You already know.

I don’t even need to tell you what he’s yelling. You already know.

One of the main reasons the Shrek and Austin Powers series of movies saw such impressive success is their unique ability to turn a catch-phrase. Mike Myers, after years on Saturday Night Live back when it was good didn’t suck sucked less than it does now, learned the importance of delivering a punch line with an actual punch. As actors, Techie and I frequently get in philosophical discussions about the ability to deliver a line. It’s more obvious with comedy, because the difference can be anywhere between a joke falling completely flat, or causing uproarious laughter; that said, it still applies to other genres.

Star Wars is one of those surprising examples; despite George Lucas’ middling-to-mediocre plot and awful direction, the movies turned out amazingly well, and thanks to a few powerful deliveries developed a catch-phrase cache of their own. I probably use the phrase, “These are not the droids you’re looking for… move along, move along!” a few times a week. Usually when I’m busted doing something I shouldn’t be doing.

What are your personal favourite catchphrases from the world of Science Fiction?

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