Terminator 2 was cool.

To answer John Scalzi (also via Instapundit), Terminator 2 was exceptionally cool by both the SF contingent’s, and mainstream society’s, standards.  Particularly since it was widely expected to crash, burn, explode, and possibly irradiate the landscape.  In 1991, ‘hundred-million dollar budget’ was a synonym  for ‘train wreck in progress.’

I’d also say The Lord of the Rings, except that it probably doesn’t count because it’s fantasy, not science fiction.

Moe Lane

1 Comment

  • My S.O. attempted to school Scalzi on cool:
    By docweasel on October 25, 2009 1:55 PM

    No wonder you sci-fi geeks never get laid, you don’t even know the definition of “cool”.

    Being “cool” is doing something that gets you laid. Why? Because guys that get laid all the time are cool. It’s a chicken-egg thing and each reinforces the other.

    i.e., I became a rock musician because I thought it would make me cool (get me laid).

    Being a Star Wars fanboy is not going to get you laid, therefore it is not cool. Nothing about sci-fi will ever get you laid, so it will never be cool.

    And spare me the stories about the hot chicks who show up at fan conventions. These chicks are paid to be there and are off f***ing cool guys when they aren’t working: i.e. none of the guys attending the convention.

    The only other thing that can make you “cool” is to be incredibly rich, because then no matter how un-cool you are you will still get laid, which will make you cool.

    Do you get it now?

    I don’t agree with all of it, but it made me laugh :p

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