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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2021 10:16 p.m. PST

"Science fiction isn't necessarily about conflict, but it often needs conflict to make its stories pop.

Unlike fantasy, where wands and enchanted swords reign supreme, science fiction has a myriad of weapons its characters wield. Zapping an opponent may be closely associated with science fiction, but that doesn't mean all the weapons of science fiction are guns that do some kind of zapping. In order for a science fiction weapon to endure in the zeitgeist, it has to have the same elusive quality of science fiction itself: The weapon must seem real enough to be feasible, but be outrageous enough to make us excited

With that in mind, here are seven of the coolest sci-fi weapons, ranked by one honest criteria: they are unique to the genre of science fiction and are well-known enough to be instantly recognizable to almost anyone. When you search your feelings, you know these are the coolest sci-fi weapons of them all…"

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Rich Bliss28 May 2021 6:10 a.m. PST

No wave motion gun?

jfleisher28 May 2021 2:02 p.m. PST

And apparently they did not pay attention when watching "Aliens", because the pulse rifle does not have a built in flamethrower, she duct taped the two weapons together in the same scene pictured. You can even see the duct tape in their screenshot.

Zephyr128 May 2021 2:25 p.m. PST

Duct Tape: The Greatest Weapon Accessory Ever Developed


Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2021 3:59 p.m. PST


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 May 2021 4:00 p.m. PST



Stogie31 May 2021 7:36 a.m. PST

Not only are the reviewers not very attentive, but they are a bit limited in their scope. They missed the very compact hand grenades from Aliens, the B5 PPGs, and the firearms used in BSG-reboot. Of course, I am a little biased, as many of the firearms in BSG are real weapons in a sci-fi setting, that are quite nice. There are a few I would love to have. One that might skip by as "sci-fi" the FN FiveseveN with the explosive launcher is pretty cool, not to mention Helo's sidearm. For more info: link

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2021 3:00 p.m. PST



Sargonarhes01 Jun 2021 5:22 p.m. PST


Give me a mobile suit over any of these any day.

Thresher0101 Jun 2021 9:22 p.m. PST

They're missing a lot of better ones, e.g. the hand disruptors used by the Romulans and Klingons (much cooler than the Fed's Phasers), those Photon Mortars used by Kirk and Spock against the Gorn at the beginning of that episode, many of the weapons the aliens used in District 9, including the heavy walker suit, etc., etc..

I would have chose the very long and powerful, squad automatic weapons used in the movie Aliens, by the Colonial Marines over Ripley's kitbash of the flamer and pulse rifle.

Not a fan of Buck's pistol, or Deckard's either, really, though the flaregun effect of the latter when hitting the target is pretty cool.

SHADO's bazooka used by both Straker and an astronaut on the moon to take out UFOs was pretty awesome too.

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