Most Quoted Sci-fi Lines (You've Totally Heard Us Say These!)

What’s up, geeks?!

Today you’ll find out the most common quotes that natives use in conversation from sci-fi movies and TV shows.

I see dead people

Natives love to use this sarcastically. It’s also parodied a lot all over pop culture.

This line is where the movie takes the surprising twist. (spoiler alert!)

It’s from M. Night Shyamalan’s break-out movie The Sixth Sense, from 1999.


In one of the best sci-fi series ever, Battlestar Galactica (the 2004 version, not the original), ‘frack’, or ‘frak’, is what the crew say instead the f%^$ word.

Sci-fi geeks, like me, like to say this in daily speech, usually when joking, or in a situation where they shouldn’t swear.

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You shall not pass!

Gandalf yells this line out at a pivotal point of the film Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring from 2001.

Natives love to quote this sarcastically when getting in someone’s way, or blocking someone from going somewhere.

We especially love to say it as Gandalf does in this clip. Intonation is key!

The truth is out there

This was basically the motto of, perhaps, the most popular sci-fi show ever, The X-Files, which started airing in 1993. We also like to employ this in conversation when discussing a mystery, especially sarcastically.

David Duchovny went on to make another awesome TV show, not sci-fi at all, called Californication. And his co-star, Gillian Anderson, mostly makes British programs now, although she is American.

Also watch this Honestly English video lesson about the most quoted Star Trek lines!

Pop Culture R&R

Last night, I started watching an incredible sci-fi show called The Expanse. which began airing in 2015.

It’s on the SyFy channel and Amazon Prime.

The story takes place hundreds of years in the future. Humans have colonized the solar system, and Mars and Earth appear to be on the brink of war.

The third group of humans are called ‘Belters’, working-class folks, who live in the asteroid belt working as miners.

The biggest name in the show, so far, is Thomas Jane, who starred in the movie The Punisher in 2004.

So far, I deem this a binge-worthy series, perhaps on Battlestar Galactica level!

Here’s a trailer: