Who is your favorite SciFi character?

strangerep

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[Jewel Staite] was 100% fan service and pushing buttons on the target audience.
Heh, I could watch her performing in anything. :biggrin:

I just don't think she was well-cast for that particular role.

Of course, Nicole Kidman as a brain surgeon in "Days of Thunder" was even worse casting. :uhh:
 

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Of course, Nicole Kidman as a brain surgeon in "Days of Thunder" was even worse casting. :uhh:
How about Natalie Portman as "a brilliant astrophysicist" or whatever she was supposed to be in Thor?
 

strangerep

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How about Natalie Portman as "a brilliant astrophysicist" or whatever she was supposed to be in Thor?
Oh, is that what she was? :wink:

Anyway,... aren't the Thor movie(s) (and other Marvel stuff) supposed to be (expensive) comedies? :tongue:
 

Kepler20f

This is a very tough question, so many more to choose from than the 'worlds' question. On balance I have to say the duo/axis of Londo and G'Kar are the best I've ever seen on screen, they really elevated that show from merely great to totally fantastic. Vir was great in a supporting role too.
I like Picard a lot too; on the whole Kirk/Picard debate, it really comes down to which one would you take orders from? In my mind that's no competition!
7 of 9 gets honourable mention for purely aesthetic reasons.
 
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This is a very tough question, so many more to choose from than the 'worlds' question. On balance I have to say the duo/axis of Londo and G'Kar are the best I've ever seen on screen, they really elevated that show from merely great to totally fantastic. Vir was great in a supporting role too.
I like Picard a lot too; on the whole Kirk/Picard debate, it really comes down to which one would you take orders from? In my mind that's no competition!
7 of 9 gets honourable mention for purely aesthetic reasons.
Full agreement on Picard as leader over Kirk.

I'll chose the Cat from Accelerando for a favorite sci fi character.
 

strangerep

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on the whole Kirk/Picard debate, it really comes down to which one would you take orders from? [...]
7 of 9 gets honourable mention for purely aesthetic reasons.
I suspect there's lots of old pervs who'd love to take "orders" from 7-of-9 (or else be disciplined...) :rolleyes:
 

Kepler20f

I suspect there's lots of old pervs who'd love to take "orders" from 7-of-9 (or else be disciplined...) :rolleyes:
Yes I can think of a couple of reasons why some people might enjoy that.
 

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My favorite is Raziel(My Avatar)
and Kain,(My profile pic)
 
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John Sheridan from Babylon 5
 
How about Natalie Portman as "a brilliant astrophysicist" or whatever she was supposed to be in Thor?
Of course, Nicole Kidman as a brain surgeon in "Days of Thunder" was even worse casting. :uhh:
...Sandra Bullock in Gravity recently as an astronaut. Jesus, it was like watching a monkey try to swim. Except it was Bullock. Flailing. In space.

Favorite sci-fi character is Ender.
 
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Favorite SciFi character

One older one is Dominic Flandry from Poul Anderson's Terran Empire series. More recently is Honor Harrington(and some of her companions) in David Weber's series of about 18 novels and novellas. A movie is planned but Weber is picky about the star role.
If you like military science fiction, this won't disappoint you. √
 
Tony Stark (IRONMAN).
Because HE is genius and
can be real.
 
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"The Mekon" ruler of the Treens. Mekon is a little green rascal who used to float around on a saucer. Dan Dare pilot of the future sorted him out and now he works in a fish shop.
 
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Spock for sure.

He was one of the first benign extraterrestrial. Other benign extraterrestrials I have listed before Spock include:

1939 - Superman - Clark Kent
 
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Another benign extraterrestrial:

Mr. Carpenter ( Michael Rennie in The Day the Earth Stood Still 1950's).

My brother pointed out an interesting analogy.

He suggested the character in Star Trek are like the characters in Gunsmoke

Capt Kirk - Matt Dillon
Spock - Deputy Festus
Dr. McCoy - Doc Adams

Except in Gunsmoke, the sensible character is Doc Adams where Dr. McCoy is impulsive.
In Star Trek, the more sensible character is Spock and Festus is the impulsive one.
Any thoughts. Did he push the analogy too far
 
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Spock for sure.

He was one of the first benign extraterrestrial. Other benign extraterrestrials I have listed before Spock include:

1939 - Superman - Clark Kent
 

Larry Gopnik

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For me, it has to be Dr. Bashir from Deep Space 9. Only due to the fact, he is good at his job, but a dunce when it comes to interaction with people and normal life. I feel a similarity with him. Ha.

So many Spock mentions on here... Mind you, what should I expect?!
 

BobG

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Noys Lambent.

Helen only launched a 1000 ships.

Noys came all the way from the 482nd century to keep time travel from being invented in the 24th century... and to give us nuclear war in the 20th century that would lead to space travel and the Galactic Empire.
 
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Spock (which is logical)
also i like the green lantern because he can make anything using his mind
 

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Mighty mouse was from Pluto
 

The Q

I'd have to say Q from Star Trek TNG, DS9 and VOY.
I think he's just overall a very nice addition to the series and I think John de Lancie did a great job portraying Q's personality.
 
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favorite sci-fi character

On TV, Spock has got to rate high. In movies, I liked the lead scientist in the Andromeda strain. Forget his name right now. In print there are so many to choose from. Captain, later Admiral, Dominic Flandry, Admiral Honor Harrington, several characters from the collaboration of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.
 
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The book the Andromeda Strain by Crichton, the lead scientist is Jeremy Stone. Yes he is a memorable character.

The first movie the Andromeda Strain (circa 1972), Leavitt was changed from a male in the book to a woman scientist. The movie is never as good as the book.

I never saw the second movie.

Come to think of it, another character from "science fiction" although it is really not futuristic is from the book airframe by Michael Creighton. You can't help but admire Katherine (Casey) Singleton. Marek from Timeframe is also memorable
 
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Ummon from the Hyperion Cantos

Takeshi Kovacs from Altered Carbon

Joan (the fusion of Johann and Eunice) from I Will Fear No Evil by Heinlein

Leto II from Dune
 

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