It's summer blockbuster season, filled with massive explosions and eye-popping special effects. But never forget that nothing can get the heart pounding or blood pumping better than words—especially when they're in the form of memorable speeches given in some of sci-fi and fantasy's greatest movies.
The Occupy Wall Street protests have been rolling on through most major American cities for nearly two months now, and if you've been paying any attention, odds are you've noticed more than a few of the grinning, pale masks created by Alan Moore and David Lloyd for the now-classic comic V for Vendetta.
If there's one thing we've learned about sci-fi, it's that no futurist or fantasist can imagine a world where humans don't blow stuff up for fun. Fireworks are the original eye candy, the special effects that existed before filmmakers knew they even needed regular effects.