November 30, 2004

SF Babes Poll (Vulcan Edition)

Between guest-blogging and Thanksgiving last week, I completely failed to tally the votes from our last poll, update the Gallery, and set a new poll up Thursday. I was getting tired of that time-slot anyway, so we'll start running this little feature every Tuesday, beginning tonight.

This week we have a trio of Vulcan lovelies from the Star Trek universe:

T'Pring, portrayed by Arlene Martel in the original series episode Amok Time.

Lieutenant Saavik, portrayed by a young Kirstie Alley in the best Star Trek movie of all time, The Wrath of Khan.

T'Pol, portrayed by Jolene Blalock in the current series Enterprise.

Results (Posted 7 December 2004):

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Posted by JohnL at November 30, 2004 09:03 PM

Oh, come on, that one isn't even close. Saavik is the hottest woman in the history of Star Trek; there's just no way to compete. Challenge us next time!

Posted by: Timothy Sandefur at November 30, 2004 10:19 PM

Oh, come on, that one isn't even close.

I second that.

Posted by: Bill from INDC at December 1, 2004 07:46 AM

Oh come on! T'Pol! T'Pol I say! That whole "decontamination" scene from a few seasons ago. Whoa! After seeing that I had to take a cold shower and pour myself a drink.

Posted by: The Maximum Leader at December 1, 2004 07:54 AM

Saavik almost didn't make the list, as she is technically only half-Vulcan (her other half is Romulan as anyone who read the novelization of the movie would know). I like the exotic, vaguely Latin look of T'Pring; I would split my votes between her and Saavik. T'Pol, while easy on the eyes in a 7-of-9 way, has to do something about the haircut to beat out the other two.

You know, I may as well just go shoot myself...

Posted by: JohnL at December 1, 2004 08:03 AM

That whole "decontamination" scene from a few seasons ago.

Aw, c'mon. That was cheap exploitation---not like we haven't seen that before, especially from Roddenberry's brain child---and it was more annoying than amorous. At any rate, the vote has to go to Lieutenant Saavik, without question.

Posted by: The Country Pundit at December 1, 2004 03:28 PM

While I don't mind that actress as Saavik, and not wanting to split the Saavik vote (I claim the first one! ;) ) shouldn't, uh, there be two pictures there? Or should I file that in the same black hole that stands between ST:IV and ST:VI?


Posted by: Lysander at December 1, 2004 10:23 PM

Lysander, please educate me. Kirstie Alley played Saavik in Treks II and III.

The traitorous Vulcan lady in ST VI was supposed to be Saavik, but was changed to Valeris/Kim Cattrall after fan uproar based on leaked scripts. Is there another Saavik/actress I should have included?

Posted by: JohnL at December 1, 2004 10:55 PM

I'm with the Llama Butchers...write in vote for Valeris! Otherwise Saavik...without a doubt.

Posted by: Kin at December 2, 2004 06:54 AM

Well, there was a second Saavik, hired for Star Trek III due to the fact that Kirstie Alley's agent wanted more money than Shatner, Nimoy, or Kelley were getting. (Or so I heard...) Exit Kirstie, enter Robin Curtis; apparently, she went over like a lead balloon such that Star Trek IV relegated her to a single appearance, and only a sentence or so at that.

Piffle to Valeris!

Posted by: The Country Pundit at December 2, 2004 08:29 AM

Well I'll be doggonned. That'll teach me to go by memory alone. I could have sworn Kirstie was in ST:III (probably because there is a scene in the novelization involving teenage Spock's Pon Farr with Saavik on the Genesis world; funny that my memory interpolates that scene into the movie). IMDB doesn't show Saavik in ST:III at all, and indeed played by Robin Curtis in ST:IV. Thanks for all the feedback!

Posted by: JohnL at December 2, 2004 09:23 AM

How could any man confuse Robin Curtis with Kirstie Alley?

And being half Romulan only makes her better in bed, I suspect.

(God, I'm such a pig.)

Posted by: Timothy Sandefur at December 2, 2004 12:45 PM
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