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!
WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS.
First popularized by H.G. Wells in his 1895 novel The Time Machine, time travel has ignited the imagination of audiences and storytellers ever since. As a plot device, it is uniquely suited to exploring philosophical questions around both fate and identity. It intellectually provokes while revealing exciting avenues for plot twists and suspense. Like any storytelling tool, though, it requires a deft hand to employ, and can easily be misused. Fortunately, genre fiction of the past 25 years has no shortage of skilled storytellers.