Everybody knows that talking-animal movies are really about the human condition. Marmaduke, Cats & Dogs, Yogi Bear... they all reflect human personalities filtered through the lens of silly animal stereotypes. They're like a kind of heightened reality. Or maybe they just celebrate our all-too-human masochism.
When humans finally conquer space, we'll still want to keep other creatures as pets. Some science-fiction pets are among our favorite characters, but others, you just want to flush out the airlock. Here's our list of the best and worst.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamyeyes, nothing left but scorched sockets: The dogs talk and their doggie-lips MOVE, one of the dogs is named Buddha, there's a hip-hop moonwalking-dog who says "Dawg," and even kids will hate it. [Amazon]
Puppy astronauts THAT TALK are trying to take over space, and rule the world. Don't let their kiddie voices and golden retriever faces fool you — these things are evil, and they must be stopped. Disney's new direct-to-DVD romp, Space Buddies (like Air Bud, I'm assuming) must be stopped before it gives the rest of…