February 08, 2005

Weekly SF Babe Poll (The Sky Is Falling!)

"Hot Fudge Sundae falls on a Tuesdae this week."

That's right folks. Rogue comets + wayward asteroids = this week's poll of cheesy SF cheesecake goodness.

First, the original 1970s disaster movie incarnation Meteor with the beautiful Natalie Wood portraying Russian translator Tatiana Nikolaevna Donskaya:

Next up, the disappointingly shallow Deep Impact with the quirky and cute Tea Leoni playing jerk reporter Jenny Lerner:

The truly rotten Armageddon had me rooting for the asteroid to obliterate everything. About the only redeeming feature of this movie was Liv Tyler's visage in her portrayal of Grace Stamper:

Last up is Asteroid, a made-for-TV also-ran, which I didn't manage to watch. The lovely Annabella Sciorra makes an appearance here as Dr. Lily McKee:

Disclaimer: Unlike previous polls, I couldn't find enough good pics of all contestants in character. So some of the pictures are merely contemporaneous with the movies, and not from the movies themselves. False, but accurate. (Good enough for CBS!)

Results (Posted 15 February 2005):

Natalie Wood in Meteor 13% (9 of 69 votes)
Tea Leoni in Deep Impact 35% (24 of 69 votes) -- WINNER!
Liv Tyler in Armageddon 30% (21 of 69 votes)
Annabella Sciorra in Asteroid 22% (15 of 69 votes)

Posted by JohnL at February 8, 2005 08:37 PM

Liv Tyler baby, especially in the animal crackers scene!

Posted by: Eric at February 9, 2005 01:58 AM

Would "The Core" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298814/) count in this category of disasterous disaster movies with hot babes, or are you saving the luscious Hillary Swank for another poll?

Posted by: Ranten N. Raven at February 9, 2005 07:57 AM

Raven, this poll was specifically limited to meteor movies, but I can probably fit the Core (and Ms. Swank) into another theme poll in the future. Thanks for the hint!

Posted by: JohnL at February 9, 2005 08:04 AM

Arwen, er, Liv, of course!

Posted by: Lysander at February 14, 2005 05:25 PM

Hrrm. Gotta go with Téa Leoni, even though I'm not sure that "quirky and cute" is my thing. Thanks for another poll!

Posted by: The Country Pundit at February 15, 2005 12:03 PM

Hrrm. Gotta go with Téa Leoni, even though I'm not sure that "quirky and cute" is my thing. Thanks for another poll!

She's certainly not bad, and I wouldn't mind at all seeing her in the morning, but at the same time... Liv still gets it.

Posted by: Lysander at February 15, 2005 04:04 PM
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