September 2017 is SYFY's 25th anniversary, so we’re using it as an excuse to look back and celebrate the last 25 years of ALL science fiction, fantasy, and horror, a time that has seen the genres we love conquer the world of pop culture. For us, that means lists! ALL THE LISTS! We’ll be doing two “25 greatest” lists per day all throughout September, looking back at the moments, people, and characters that shaped the last quarter century. So keep checking back.
Please note: Our lists are not ranked; all items have equal standing in our brains.
What items in our lists were your favorites? Did we miss something? We welcome respectful debate and discussion, so please let us know in the comments!
Since their beginning, science fiction, fantasy, and horror have allowed humankind to confront issues that concern us all -- issues of human nature, of fate and God, of the great answer to life, the universe, and everything (42, natch) -- through the lens of the unfamiliar. Unfamiliar settings, unfamiliar characters, unfamiliar circumstances, and (more important than all of those things) unfamiliar hair.
Why, what did you think I was going to say?
Over the last 25 years, genre has given us some great updos. These are 25 of the best. And, er, sometimes worst. You know, let's split the difference and settle on "most unusual."