The old sci-fi movies were full of delightful promises for the future. Today's science has surpassed 1950s' sci-fi predictions on many aspects (thinking computers here) but some other aspects were left unachieved. (thinking flying cars here). One other aspect on which sci-fi movies showed superior technology to what has been achieved today, is the sound effects! How come our modern technology sounds sooo boring. Come on! The old sci-fi is chuck full of neat sounds. Here are some of my personal favorites: 1- Basically anything coming out of an original War of the Worlds movie "hovering" alien craft: - Heat rays: Listen - Green rays: Listen - The alien probe: Listen (That one scared the Space-Pope out of me when I was a kid) 2- Star Trek had some cool stuff. - Communicators: Listen - The bridge: Listen - The sliding doors: Listen 3- Star Wars had tons of cool sounds but my favorites are: - Gonk Droids. - Tie Fighter engines. Listen - Dart Vador's breather. 4 - Honorable mentions go to Goldorak (Grandizer, Goldrake, Shogun Warrior, etc…) - Vega's saucer sound: Listen - Vega's starship background sounds: Listen What are your favorites?