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10 Iconic Sci-Fi Movie Moments That Were Totally Improvised

When it comes to creating sci-fi movie magic, who says you need a script?

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Science Fiction. What is cinema without the crowning jewel of wild, spectacular wild rides that are sci-fi films? Over the past forty years, we have borne witness to countless sci-fi gems. We’ve laughed with the Men in Black, cried with The Iron Giant, and done everything but with Battlefield Earth.

Looking back, sci-fi has given us some of the most memorable moments in all of cinema history. From “No, I am your father” to “KHAAAAN,” science fiction has consistently remained a crucial part of the zeitgeist since its inception.

Would you believe, then, that some of those lines that have been quoted more times than Borat were completely improvised?

Every so often when the stars align and, let’s be honest, Bill Murray is working on set, the conditions are just right for an actor to strike gold right on-the-spot. These moments can make such an impression on the audience, that we never would’ve guessed that they weren’t in the script in the first place.

This list is dedicated to those miraculous made-up movie moments, which were so perfect, the director couldn’t help but leave them in. The result: sci-fi magic.

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