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!
The past 25 years have seen a definite rise in the popularity of all things “geeky.” Some call it the rise of geek chic, but that sounds dumb. Genre enthusiast? Yes, we’ll go with that. With the huge successes of many fantasy, sci-fi, comic book, and video game properties, the genre landscape has definitely been through a period of change—and some of these changes have been seismic, marking huge turning points in genre entertainment as a whole. Camp out all night, put on your motion capture suit, and make a $4 billion deal to acquire our list of the 25 biggest turning points in genre in the last 25 years!