Sci Fi Sunday — The Girls, Girls, Girls Edition
A week and a half ago, I did a post on drool-worthy men in Sci Fi. I mentioned in the comments that I really ought to do a list for the girls, and since we’re in the countdown to summer craze, I’ve barely gotten any reading or watching done this week. So, I thought I’d give you my list of hot sci fi women. Personally, I’m as straight as you can get without a back brace, but these chicks have got it going on. These are all cases where I’ve rented movies or started watching TV shows specifically to watch that person:
Katee Sackhoff. Singlehandedly made Starbuck into a girl’s name. At her best in: Battlestar Galactica, The Last Sentinel, Bionic Woman
Christina Cox. This Canadian actress does a ton of sci fi work and doesn’t get nearly enough attention. At her best in: The Chronicles of Riddick, Blood Ties, Defying Gravity, Forever Knight, and innumerable guest spots on Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Andromeda, Mutant X and others.
Laura Harris. Another Canadian who shows up again and again in the sci fi multiverse. At her best in: Dead Like Me, Defying Gravity, an extended guest spot on Stephen King’s Dead Zone and guest spots on Jake 2.0, Stargate Atlantis and Warehouse 13, among others.
Jewel Staite. Her girl-next-door looks have lent verisimilitude to a number of fantastical universes. At her best in: Firefly, Serenity, Stargate Atlantis, guesting on Wonderfalls and Warehouse 13.
And finally, Amanda Tapping. No list of sci fi women would be complete without Tapping, who was up for a Leo six years running for her role as Samantha Carter in Stargate SG-1. When she finally won, she announced, “I feel like Susan Lucci!” The always watchable Tapping is at her best in: Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Sanctuary and guesting on Stargate SGU.