January 04, 2005

SF Babes Poll (Firefly)

I've never seen a single episode of Firefly, but the synopsis at Amazon of this short-lived SF series is impressive. Old West and SF: a killer combination. Star Trek was originally pitched as "Wagon Train" in space. Battlestar Galactica featured Starbuck in an episode versus a gunslinging Cylon.

I think I'll be checking Firefly out soon. In the meantime, reviewing the many websites devoted to this show, it's apparent that Firefly provides some outstanding competitors in this week's poll:

First up is Gina Torres portraying Zoe Warren, a soldier:

Next is Jewel Staite portraying Kaylee Frye, engineer:

Texan Summer Glau, portrays River Tam, a psychic:

Finally, the beautiful Brazilian Morena Baccarin portrays Inara Serra, a professional "companion" (wink-wink, nudge-nudge, say no more...):

Update: The SF Babe poll is on my main page and updated weekly. Click "Main" above and vote, or go here. You can click the SFBabe category link in the left column on the main page to see previous polls, and check out the Gallery of previous winners.

Results (Posted 11 January 2005):
Zoe -- 11 of 57 votes for 19%
Kaylee -- 23 of 57 votes for 40% (WINNER)
River -- 1 of 57 votes for 2%
Inara -- 22 of 57 votes for 39%

Posted by JohnL at January 4, 2005 09:14 PM

I'm confused on how to vote - is there a clickable poll, or just comments? If the latter, Inara Serra.

Posted by: Bill from INDC at January 5, 2005 08:26 AM

And in the category of "Yes, I am a geek, why do you ask?" I feel compelled to point out that Gina Torres' picture is from Cleopatra 2525, not Firefly.

Which show would also be a reasonable poll.

The clickable poll is on the top left. Vote early, vote often.

Posted by: owlish at January 5, 2005 08:37 AM

Bill, go to my Main page to vote in the clickable poll. I'm updating this post to make it clear to people coming to this post's archive link where to go. Thanks for your input!

Posted by: JohnL at January 5, 2005 08:38 AM

Owlish, that just shows that I've seen neither one. I do remember Gina Torres as Sydney's friend Frankie in Alias (new season tonight! Woohoo!).

Posted by: JohnL at January 5, 2005 08:40 AM


1. Farscape has a nice collection of babes....

2. Thanks for the link!

Posted by: Ranten.N.Raven at January 6, 2005 07:37 AM

I haven't watched any Alias. Any good? Or is it more eyecandy?

Posted by: owlish at January 6, 2005 03:29 PM

Firefly is out on dvd, Big screen Movie titled "Serenity" out fall of 2005. I loved this show but never heard about it til it was already canceled

Posted by: thomas at January 9, 2005 08:11 AM
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