WIN: Sins Of A Solar Empire

We know how much you love to conquer the universe. So with that in mind we’re delighted to be able to give away five copies of the excellent real-time interstellar space war strategy, Sins Of A Solar Empire. As you’ll recall from our previous discussions, this is a game that we’d definitely recommend people buying, so we’d triply recommend entering a competition to win a copy. Honestly, you might as well click through to the details.

Here’s the question: What is the best line of dialogue ever to be uttered in a science fiction capacity? This means it must be a line from a science fiction movie, TV-show, or videogame. You must reference your source. The five best lines will win copies of the game. One entry per person.

Send your answers here, and DO NOT forget to include your postal address. Compo rules are here.

Here’s a reminder of Sins’ space action joy. Marvel at the the long zoom:


  1. The_Archetype says:

    No written science-fiction?

    If you were looking at literature I might actually have a shot at this, but if you’re going to limit it to TV/cinema/games, I’ve honestly got nothing.

  2. NewGuy says:

    In unrelated news, Psi-Ops is now available for download at Fileplanet:
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  3. Freelancepolice says:

    I would enter with the classic indiana jones 4 line “the space between spaces”

    but I don’t want to publicize the film any more than I already have

  4. Pace says:

    Oh this should be good. Excellent contest idea!

  5. theapologist says:

    Sounds great. Hmmm…a reason to dig out lots of DVDs tonight. Yay!

    Is there a closing date we should know about?

  6. Tacticus says:

    Gah sif not include books

  7. Mike says:

    Cool contest idea! I love these compos :)

  8. Naurgul says:

    I’d think it includes books, since the question is “What is the best line of dialogue ever to be uttered in a science fiction capacity?”. In any case, a video-game quote seems a lot more appropriate since this is a gaming website and all.

    Edit: Damn, I just realised I forgot to include a name with the address. :/ I wonder if I should send a second message now or just forget about it.

  9. fearian says:

    I suggest we open up the comments the the blindingly obvious answers just to get them out the way.

    I’ll start off with ‘their comming out of the goddamn walls’ and ‘I can’t let you do that dave’.

    oh and any star trek reference.

  10. Okami says:

    “All your base..”

  11. Nuyan says:

    “What a shame.”

    Or isn’t that science-fiction enough?

  12. RiptoR says:

    Only 1 line? Or is a short dialog between peeps also allowed?

  13. MisterBritish says:

    What a shame.

  14. akbar says:

    “Houston, we have a problem…”

    Oh, wait. Science fiction

  15. nihohit says:

    also – books?

  16. Albides says:

    I’d think “Get away from her you bitch FWOOOSH!” would be a bit too obvious too.

  17. Babs says:

    Hmmm, DarkStar. There’s just so many…

  18. Yargh says:

    Damn, now I’m going to have to locate Spaceballs and Porn Wars on the interweb and trawl them for ridiculous lines (inadvertent one for the second title naturally)

  19. Jim Rossignol says:

    I’ll allow books and comics.

  20. man says:

    Kids – never give your address to strange men on the internet, particularly if their privacy pollicy is so private that they won’t tell you it.

  21. Rosti says:

    Is there a deadline on this, or do you have a mysterious list of 5 lines you’re waiting to turn up for victory? Either way, gives me something to mull over whilst picnicking.

  22. Strelok says:

    you can bet the best 100 lines are from Futurama :)

  23. Gap Gen says:

    “There’s a bun in the toaster”

  24. Meat Circus says:

    WINS of a Solar Empire, surely?

    Wasted opportunity.

  25. tony says:

    My favorite sci-fi quote (though from a real person, the grand-daddy of Sci-Fi, Arthur C. Clarke)

    “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”

    Having an IT background, it tickles me to explain routers, websites, TCP/IP stacks to non-IT people as “magic” :)

  26. Meat Circus says:


    Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.

    What about any number of H2G2 quotes:

    “In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.”

  27. Anticheese says:

    I got a good idea….Heres hoping!

    Oh Firefly, so awesome.

  28. Shanucore says:

    Heh, I sent some entries before books / comics were permitted. Probably for the best or I’d have been at it all day.

  29. Meat Circus says:


  30. Quirk says:

    @Tony, Meat Circus:
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.

    I favour Army of Darkness myself (European cut? the one with the worse ending, anyway): “We can take these Deadites, we can take ’em… WITH SCIENCE!”.

  31. Kieron Gillen says:

    Meat: I’ve been reading the title as “Wins of a Solar Empire” all morning. Only reading your post did I realise that Jim didn’t go for the gag.


  32. Crispy says:

    It’s got to be a Phillip K. Dick line for me, but which one is another question.

  33. Ginger Yellow says:

    I’ve already got Sins (it’s awesome), so I’ll just post it here. From Serenity: “This is the captain, we have a little problem with our entry sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and then… explode.”

  34. Jim Rossignol says:

    I got up very early this morning. (5am!)

  35. Gap Gen says:

    My favourite line is probably from Lost in Space (the remake) where at the end they can’t get into space in their ship so someone offers the helpful suggestion “Let’s go THROUGH the planet!”

  36. Alex McLarty says:

    “My favorite sci-fi quote (though from a real person, the grand-daddy of Sci-Fi, Arthur C. Clarke)

    “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”

    Having an IT background, it tickles me to explain routers, websites, TCP/IP stacks to non-IT people as “magic” :)”

    How to earn the nickname of “twat”.

    Only joking… :)

  37. Yontan says:

    *sigh* not cool. i have too many awesome lines to send in. Just Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams have given me too many to process even before moving onto the movies and games sections. I’m not even going near my Red Dwarf collection, damnit I have work to do!! …which reminds me. When is the deadline for this thing?

  38. Nimic says:

    Two questions, hope they can be answered:

    Are we only allowed to send in one suggestion, and is it just a single line, or maybe a short conversation?

  39. Al3xand3r says:

    There! Are!… Four! LIGHTS!
    Feel free to use that, I bought the game so won’t take part :)

  40. cyrenic says:

    Can we get a deadline please?

  41. agrona says:

    oh, here I thought _uttered_ would preclude written material that wasn’t performed.

  42. dartt says:

    MisterBritish says:
    What a shame.

    What a shame.

  43. Donald Duck says:

    From Dune –
    “Remember… The tooth!.. The tooth!”

  44. akbar says:

    Best pisstake:

  45. mujadaddy says:

    I’m in, suckers. Might as well give up :D

  46. Ben Hazell says:

    “Don’t just stand there, come in!”
    As soon as I push that out of my brain I’ll enter.

    Oh, and Don’t hide again RPS.

  47. AndyGusto says:

    is “There will be Blood” count as science fiction?

  48. Gap Gen says:

    Anachronox: “Is that… bad?”

    (note: I already have Sins, but this is fun!)

  49. Brendan Taylor says:

    (oops, sent that to the wrong place)

  50. John P (Katsumoto) says:

    what a shame