In the decades before CGI, Hollywood took science fiction fans to worlds that were unlike anything we had seen before – some good, some bad, and some oh-so-bad-they’re-good.
However, the best special effects from the 60s, 70s, and 80s were the hot heroes (from the beefy to the twinky) who made us want to buckle up and engage our warp drive. Some are still at it, some have sadly passed on, and some are now bat-shit crazy, but at one point they were the brightest stars in the galaxy.
So break out your tricorder and get ready to scan the area as we take a look back at these 17 classic sci-fi studs you forgot were totally hot!
1.) Jon-Erik Hexum as Phineas Bogg in Voyagers! (1982).
2.) Michael Biehn as Kyle Reese in The Terminator (1984).
3.) Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn in Tron (1982).
4.) Bruce Lee as Kato in The Green Hornet (1966).
5.) Marc Singer as Mike Donovan in V (1983).
6.) Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard in Blade Runner (1982).
7.) Herbert Jefferson Jr. as Lt. Boomer in Battlestar Galactica (1978).
8.) Sam J. Jones as Flash Gordon in Flash Gordon (1980).
9.) William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek (1966).
10.) Dirk Benedict as Lt. Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica (1978).
11.) George Takei as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek (1966).
12.) Chuck Wagner as Automan in Automan (1983).
13.) Gil Gerard as Captain William “Buck” Rogers in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979).
14. Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars (1977).
15. Michael Dorn as Lt. Worf in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).
16. Mel Gibson as Max in Mad Max (1979).
17.) Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent/Superman in Superman (1978).