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‘The Matrix’ tops list of best sci-fi films, TV

According to a list compiled by Entertainment Weekly, the Keanu Reeves movie is No. 1 followed by TV's “Battlestar Galactica,” “Blade Runner” and “The X-Files.”
/ Source: The Associated Press

The best science-fiction movie or TV show of the past 25 years?

As a classic episode of “The Twilight Zone” once so memorably underscored, beauty is in the eye of the beholder — so the answer is surely endlessly debatable. But, according to a list compiled by the editors of Entertainment Weekly, it’s “The Matrix.”

The 1999 movie, starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne, is No. 1 on the magazine’s top-25 list, in the issue hitting newsstands Monday.

“The Matrix” is followed by the Sci Fi Channel series “Battlestar Galactica,” 1982’s “Blade Runner,” the cult TV hit “The X-Files” and — another 1982 production — “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.”

The 1985 movie “Brazil” ranks No. 6, and is trailed in the top-10 by “E.T.”; “Star Trek: The Next Generation”; “Aliens”; “The Thing,” starring Kurt Russell.

NBC’s “Heroes” — about a group of super-people, including an indestructible cheerleader — ranks No. 18. The series’ cast members are featured on five different covers of the magazine’s upcoming issue.