50 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 1970s

From cosmic head trips to adventures in galaxies far, far away

50. 'Laserblast' (1978)

A blond-haired teenager with zero charisma stumbles across a discarded alien weapon and necklace in the desert, using them to go on a mindlessly destructive rampage that transforms him into a monster. Even the robots of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (on which the movie memorably appeared) have a hard time making it watchable. Yet there's an undeniable nihilistic charge to its central idea that contact with spectacular alien technology would make your average American more of a shithead, not less. STC