December 14, 2004

SF Babes (Babylon 5 Main Cast)

Last week's poll was a real squeaker - a one-vote difference (I think the young Joan Collins should have won, but I don't know how to allocate the electoral votes this time).

This week's poll comes courtesy of an idea from commenter Robin. I never watched much of Babylon 5, so I missed the whole multi-season story arc that made the show a must-see event for Sci Fi fans. I still plan to rent or buy the DVDs someday and watch the series.

First up is Susan Ivanova (as portrayed by Claudia Christian):

Next is telepath Lyta Alexander (as portrayed by Patricia Tallman):

Finally up is Captain Elizabeth Lochley (portrayed by Tracy Scoggins):

Not that I would try to sway the vote, but Lochley is portrayed by a Native Texan.

Results (Posted 21 December 2004):

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Posted by JohnL at December 14, 2004 09:45 PM

Gotta go with Lyta here. First off, Tracy Scoggins has just been naked in WAY too many movies. But she was hot as the S&M hologram in Thirdspace. Ivanova is a bit whitebread for me.
Lyta's a redhead telepathic equivilent of an A-Bomb. I'd like a girlfriend who can go tow to tow with a Vorlon.
But what about those Centauri women?:

Posted by: Jeff at December 15, 2004 06:57 PM

If you go by the pics at the IMDB sites, I think Tallman's definitely the winner - and I'm usually not partial to redheads. But based on how the "characters" look here, I'd go with the Texan Scoggins.

Posted by: JohnL at December 15, 2004 08:58 PM

Loved the show, highly recommend it... Seasons 2-4, at least. I'd probably say that Talia Winters (played by Andrea Thompson) was the biggest babe on the show, but since you left her off...

Lyta never did it for me, and while Lochley is certainly attractive, it's Ivanova that gets my vote. Besides, Claudia shares my birthday. And she can sing.

Posted by: Jack Grey at December 17, 2004 01:19 AM

Jack, I plan to watch the whole thing on DVD sometime soon. In researching for this poll, the main website listed these three as members of the "main" cast, and there were several others (including Talia) listed as extras or guests. I'll be doing another poll with them, so you'll get a chance to vote.

Posted by: JohnL at December 18, 2004 08:13 PM

Ivanova is good, but against Lyta? Oh, yea, there's definitely a "boom" somewhere in there. Now, if someone could only convince JMS to release his original thoughts for B5 in book form (that is, what he wanted to do before actors, budgets, and meddling networks came into the picture.)

Posted by: Lysander at December 21, 2004 02:04 PM
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