10 Women of Sci-Fi Idols
Article by: Geek Girl Wandering Dana
This is the list of my top 10 women of science fiction that I idolize and the reasons why I love them! (PS. They are in no particular order, it was hard enough to narrow down to 10, I just love them all!)
: I have been obsessed with The X-Files since I was a little girl. I’ve always loved Agent Dana Scully (we even share the same first name!). She’s incredibly intelligent, strong willed in her principles, dedicated to scientific fact but still learns to be open minded and seek the truth no matter how bizarre.
: She was a soldier, a browncoat for life and second in command on the Firefly-class ship Serenity. Zoe is totally badass, tough, but calm under pressure and extremely loyal. She’s the kind of woman you’d always want by your side on the battlefield or out in the 'verse.
: She’s the wife of the Doctor, a chaotic femme fatale. She’s flirty, funny, deadly and she would implode the Universe for him. You never know where or who she’ll be in space or time but you can bet it’ll be an adventure. You also never know what she’s going to do next, but she does *spoliers*
: She was the Captain of the starship USS Voyager and I have always held her in the highest regard as a Starfleet officer. She always does what she thinks is right and makes the tough decisions. As the first captain to explore the Delta quadrant she made countless first contacts and survived the Borg and worse on numerous occasions. She even managed to eventually get Voyager home with a little help from future Janeway.
: I grew up watching Star Trek:TNG and when I was a little girl I literally wanted to be Counselor Deanna Troi. I loved everything about her, her hair, her unconventional uniforms, her calming attitude and first and foremost her Betazoid abilities which she always used for the good of the Enterprise and her crew.
: The leading lady of Farscape has such an interesting backstory and story arc. I loved watching her character develop as she went from being a dedicated Peacekeeper to being contaminated and falling in with the ragtag group of escaped prisoners aboard Moya. She’s so strong and tough, but still her relationship with Crichton has to be my favourite sci-fi love story of all time.
: Another Farscape character with an amazing backstory and the only fully non-human on my list. Zhaan is a Delvian with a deeply troubled past, she must recover from her madness and guilt by learning to meditate while imprisoned to become a Delvian Seek. Her story of redemption and sacrifice is amazing but also very sad. The person she becomes and most likely always was before her trauma is beautiful, kind and selfless. To me Zhaan shows the line between madness & greatness is very thin.
Kara ‘Starbuck’ Thrace
: One of my favourite things about the re-imagining of Battlestar Galactica was the decision to make Starbuck female. I love her, she’s a tomboy, confident, hot-headed, cocky and just a general badass. She lives through some really dark times on Galactica and New Caprica and it’s amazing to watch her persevere. Despite the confusing and unpopular ending to her story she’s still one of my favourite characters.
: She’s one of the rare characters who gets to be a military badass and also a scientific genius, a soldier who also has a Ph.D. in theoretical astrophysics. I love her role in all of the Stargate shows/movies. She’s been in more Stargate episodes than any other character. She’s so smart and strong, yet still sweet and caring, the perfect person to travel through the Stargate with.
: My latest addition to this list. Although she’s a soft spoken and respectful individual, she turns totally badass in Pacific Rim. She has a traumatic past but she overcomes it and then co-pilots a Jaeger to fight the Kaiju and help save the world! I mean piloting a giant mech is every girls dream, right?
Ok, so there’s my list and my reasons! This was super hard to narrow down, there are so many amazing women in the sci-fi genre. Keep in mind these are just my personal favourites whom I can relate with. A few that didn’t make the list but still deserve honorable mentions are: Leia Organa, Ellen Ripley, Laura Roslin, Sarah Connor, Trinity, Amanda Rosewater & Michonne
(although I didn't think I could really count her as sci-fi).
Please comment with your opinions and your personal women of science fiction idols!
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November 03 2013