When it comes to kicking ass in sci-fi films, no one makes it look better than Zoë Saldana.

Whether she's saving Men’s Fitness cover star Chris Pine as Uhura in the Star Trek series, or going to battle alongside another Chris (Pratt) out of trouble as Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy, the beautiful actress does it without breaking a sweat. (Saldana’s green-skinned alien character in Guardians was one of the best parts of the first film and she’s back once again in the sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which has a brand-new, action-packed trailer to go along with it.)

Science-fiction films have never looked so good. Here are 15 reasons why.