Sci-fi villains – we just can’t get enough of them.
From Ming the Merciless to Darth Vader, a good old-fashioned baddie can transform even the most average science fiction movie into something quite special.
But which are the best sci-fi villains in movie history? Well, we have combed the length and breadth of the galaxy to come up with a selection of baddies that are simply out of this world.
Mean and murderous they may be – but we love them anyway. Enjoy.
Bloody androids. You really can’t trust them.
19. Jabba The Hutt
Movie: The Return of the Jedi
Thank you Jabba for dressing Princess Leia in a gold bikinis.
Movie: Black Hole
Max and his whisk of doom is something to be feared. Be very afraid.
16. The Daleks
Movie: Doctor Who And The Daleks
Scariest dustbins we have ever seen.
15. The Reavers
Scary, ugly things which have no basic hygiene and probably eat their own young. We think they are French. Actually, scrub that – they are actually quite hard.
14. The Borg Queen
Movie: Star Trek: First Contact
OK, how can The Borg have a queen if they are one entity? Trekkies, help us out here. Anyway, she was pretty good and The Borg are genuinely quite a scary prospect. Damn Commies.
13. Baron Vladimir Harkonnen
OK, we are not huge fans of the movie, but Vladimir Harkonnen did ease our boredom somewhat. Has the same skin complaint as Cameron Diaz.
12. C. A. Rotwang
One of the greatest sci-fi films ever made.
11. Ming The Merciless
Movie: Flash Gordon
Ming and his sexy daughter are the ONLY reason to watch Flash Gordon. Oh, the soundrack was good too.
10. Alien Queen
The biggest and baddest creature in the Universe. Truly terrifying.
9. General Thade
Movie: Planet of the Apes
The ONLY reason to watch the pants remake.
8. Agent Smith
Movies: The Matrix Trilogy
The real man in black.
Movie: Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Added a totally different dimension to the Terminator franchise.
Movie: The Terminator
Not sure about you, but we preferred Arnie as a baddie.
5. Boba Fett
Movies: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, The Return of the Jedi
Would have been higher but for his rather undignified death – sliding into a giant anus while screaming like a girl. Wait!! He didn’t die, did he?
4. Roy Batty
Movie: Blade Runner
With a name like that – you really would have to be good.
3. Emperor Palpatine
Movies: Star Wars series
Scared the hell out of us when we were kids.
2. Darth Vader
Movies: Star Wars series
Would Star Wars be anywhere near as good without him? We are genuinely not sure.
Movie: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Classic baddie with bad hair to boot.