Saturday, November 10, 2012

Science Fiction Super-hero 100

Superman topped the Stratego Top 100 Sci FI character list recently as the Greatest Science Fiction Character of all Time beating Star Wars and Dr Who. Star Trek too sniff. Its great news for super hero fans everywhere to know that Christopher Reeves 'Man of Steel' from planet Krypton lives on. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No Its Superman!

There is light at the end of the wormhole for Star Trek fans too! Trek's longest running classic show with the original series Captain Kirk (played by William Shatner) commander of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 reached lucky No 7 spot. Good ol' Jean Luc Picard from TNG made 10th. In second place was Han Solo of Star Wars, while Jedi master Yoda, was third in the poll voted for by 2000 people living in the UK..

Why is it Star Wars always pips Star Trek at the post?

I was delighted to see Ellen Ripley, heroine from Alien Movies and Galaxy Quest fighting her way in at 21st position because Ripley's an awesome female lead. Remember Gorman? 'Do Something!!!' F**K.'

I'm surprised Sigourney Weaver didn't get a higher poll position but you can blame Cabin in the Woods for denting her tough-guy reputation.

Its kind of funny to see 'Ripley' get booted off into an abyss without yelling or clawing her way back.

The highest ranked female in Stratego poll marks the release of a new sci fi game with Ripley taking names and kicking butt no less. Ah ha, favouritism! I hear you say but rest assured this Sci Fi Warrior made a lasting impression on me in a galaxy long, long ago.

I'm satisfied Ripley's ranking over Princess Leia from STAR WARS who trailed in after her at No 25 is much deserved. Now I bet theres a fight worth seeing?

Who's your Favorite Science Fiction hero?

Live Long and Prosper, Trekinators!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ripley beat Leia? Good for her. Although I did think she was a tough b**** in Cabin in the Woods - I mean, she was in charge of sacrificing five kids every year and did it so calm and coldly.
Star Trek will always beat Star Wars in my book!

Spacerguy said...

You got me Alex, Cabin's 'Director' was one cold cow. I think Cabin in the Woods threw me because I was expecting a physical, hyperactive 'Ripley Reaction' from 'The Director' instead of the conversation and scrap to the edge.

The Armchair Squid said...

I think there is a film over television bias at play with SW over ST. There's also a good guy bias on that list. As much as I like Han and Yoda, Darth Vader is easily the strongest character in the story to my mind. Mind you #5 is still pretty good.

Spacerguy said...

Star Trek and Star Wars are both universal phenomenons, very different from each other with fans searching for eternal interstellar happiness beyond the stars.

Okay so maybe thats a bit over the top but the debate continues on how much fantasy or science does any Sci Fi fan want in his or her favorite Science Fiction show? Anyone?

I must create a separate page for all the Star Trek vs Star Wars fun I've written over the years. One can always expect Vader to pack quite a punch but he doesn't always win, hehe. Check the links I'll be posting.

Maurice Mitchell said...

The is an awesome list Spacerguy and it is funny how Star Trek beats Star Wars at these things. ;)

Tony Laplume said...

Pretty weird list overall. Seems like some of them were chosen for the actor (Tom Cruise, Will Smith) and not so much for the role. Especially evident in several Doctors making the list.

Spacerguy said...

Thanks Maurice, I hope you'll see from my Star Trek vs Star Wars linky portal that over the years I've examined every sci fi proposition impartially using logic in determining the ultimate conclusion.

The trouble is Star Wars puts me in a highly emotional state of mind. The only logical course of action has to be one of desperation, just kidding but seriously I am totally unfair to Star Wars fans. I mean Fair!!!

Spacerguy said...

Equally weird is my Dr Who Sci Fi quiz published in 2010 Tony. Its been visited 8030 times to date with no feedback from 'Whovian' fans! It could be Dr Who fans feel insulted with my end bit, 'Live Long and Prosper Trekkies and Trekkers' Ooops... Classic example of a cock up but at least I do it in style! LOL.

L.G. Keltner said...

Stopping by to let you know that I mentioned your blog in my post for today. Sorry I don't comment as much on here as I'd like, but I thought I'd let you know how much I enjoy reading your posts!

Spacerguy said...

Thanks L.G. It would be sweet to have a females feedback on this Sci Fi Hero list and I still want to know whose your favorite Science Fiction Hero?

Anonymous said...

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