Pet’s in sci-fi are lesser spotted creatures, as usually droids and aliens are favored over animals in the far reaches of space or the fantastic, so it’s the rarity that any actually pop up. There are however, a few real standouts, and this article distills them into our ‘top 5′ that ‘we’ and so by extension ‘you’ would like to have at the foot of your bed in real life.
Well okay, so the title’s slightly misleading. You might quite like to own 3 of these pets. The other 2 would probably get you killed. In fact ‘they all’ have the potential to get you killed, but damned if they wouldn’t look cute while doing it.
Check them out after the jump:
Okay, so Bubastis, Adrian Veidt’s (A.K.A. Watchmen’s Ozymandias) genetically-engineered red and black-striped lynx (or a light blue-white colored in the movie) created as an experiment, doesn’t exactly get very much screen time in the movie. In fact she barley gets any, but that doesn’t stop ‘the smartest man on earths’ cool looking pet from capturing your imagination while either reading the comic or watching the movie.
Bubastis’ first appearance is when Laurie Juspeczyk and Jon Osterman visit Veidt at his Antartica retreat, Karnak. The lynx played an important part in Veidt’s life, acting as his sole giant moggy companion at Karnak. Kind of like Mike Tyson’s Tiger, only weirder and made by science, not just loads of misspent money. Sadly Bubastis would meet an untimely end getting incinerated when Veidt tries to snuff Doctor Manhattan in his atomic disruptor. It bothered the emotionally contained Veidt so much he even apologized slightly in advance.
Ironically Bubastis most amount of screen time would be on this parody of Watchmen as a Saturday morning kids TV show. And in this version she talks:Tags: alien, battlestar galactica, cowboy bebop, gizmo, gremlins, jonesy the cat, mogwai, sci-fi pets