8 sci-fi franchises that were saved by unlikely heroes

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Jun 3, 2014

The unlikely hero plays a huge role in sci fi plots, whether it be a computer programmer, an orphan, or an inanimate carbon rod. It turns out, unlikely heroes have played a big part behind the scenes of some iconic sci fi productions, too. Here are eight popular science fiction franchises that gained new life from the most unusual of sources: