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Reader poll It's Friday, so what better way to waste a bit of the firm's time before beer o'clock than by participating in our fun-for-all-the-family top sci-fi movie quote poll?

Our 42* prime cuts were lovingly selected by various members of Register staff, and are presented in no particular order for your reading pleasure.

Please note that since our word is final on the available choices, there's absolutely no point in protesting along the lines of "I can't believe you haven't got [insert quote] from [insert film], jeez you guys suck", etc, etc.

So, without further ado, here's the list:

Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape! (George Taylor - Planet of the Apes)

I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure. (Ripley - Aliens)

You've gotta tell them! Soylent Green is people! (Detective Thorn - Soylent Green)

But one thing's sure. Inspector Clay is dead, murdered, and somebody's responsible. (Detective - Plan 9 from Outer Space)

Impressive. Most impressive. Obi-Wan has taught you well. (Darth Vader - The Empire Strikes Back)

I know kung fu. (Neo - The Matrix)

Bomb, this is Lt. Doolittle. You are not to detonate in the bomb bay. I repeat, you are NOT to detonate in the bomb bay! (Dark Star)

I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that. (HAL 9000 - 2001: A Space Odyssey)

Hey, Luke. May the force be with you. (Han Solo - Star Wars)

Sorry, miss. I was giving myself an oil-job. (Robby the Robot - Forbidden Planet)

Get away from her, you bitch! ( Ripley - Aliens)

ET, phone home. (ET)

So it turns out there's life on other planets. Boy, this is really going to change the Miss Universe contest, you know what I mean? (Jay Leno - Contact)

Yes, you have a great body. May I use it? (Benson - Saturn 3)

I'll be back. (Terminator)

Roads? Where we're going we don't need... roads. (Emmet Brown - Back to the Future)

You sold a reverberating carbonizer with mutate capacity to an unlicensed cephalopoid, Jeebs, you piece of shit... (Kay - Men in Black)

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die. (Roy Batty - Blade Runner)

Be afraid. Be very afraid. (Ronnie - The Fly)

He's more machine now than man; twisted and evil. (Obi-Wan - Return of the Jedi)

It's life, Captain, but not life as we know it. (Spock - Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

Hasta la vista, baby. (Terminator 2)

Scotty, I need warp speed in three minutes or we're all dead. (Kirk - Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan)

I dunno what the hell's in there, but it's weird and pissed off, whatever it is. (Clark - The Thing)

They're here already! You're next! You're next, You're next...! (Dr Miles Bennell - Invasion of the Body Snatchers)

We didn't choose this place! We didn't choose these people! They were invited! (David Laughlin - Close Encounters of the Third Kind)

We came, we saw, we kicked its ass! (Dr. Peter Venkman - Ghostbusters)

You know Garry, for the first time in my life, I don't feel like a total dick. (Wyatt - Weird Science)

Consider that a divorce. (Douglas Quaid - Total Recall)

My God, it's full of stars. (Dave Bowman - 2010)

They sucked his brains out. (Lt Jean Rasczak - Starship Troopers)

Gort! Klaatu barada nikto! (Helen Benson - The Day The Earth Stood Still)

Come quietly or there will be... trouble. (Robocop)

Flash, Flash, I love you! But we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth! (Dale Arden - Flash Gordon)

Negative, I am a meat popsicle. (Korben Dallas - The Fifth Element)

Do you know of the Klingon proverb that tells us revenge is a dish that is best served cold? (Khan - Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan)

It's alive! (Henry Frankenstein - Frankenstein)

Guns. Lots of guns. (Neo - The Matrix)

He who controls the Spice, controls the universe! (Baron Harkonnen - Dune)

This is your receipt for your husband... and this is my receipt for your receipt. (Arresting Officer - Brazil)

Wow, he just made the international sign of the doughnut. (Richie Norris - Mars Attacks)

We're sitting on four million pounds of fuel, one nuclear weapon and a thing that has 270,000 moving parts built by the lowest bidder. (Rockhound - Armageddon)

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