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!
Genre fiction explores fantastic new worlds and iterations on our own. Set designers are charged with the task of creating these worlds. A poorly thought-out set can’t be hidden by a high-caliber script or a powerful performance. It instantly breaks illusions and drags down the quality of an entire production. A well-designed set, however, can quietly make an alien world feel familiar and the real world seem strange and wondrous. It can fill viewers with awe, or be so instantly believable as to blend into the background.