May 03, 2005

SF Babes Weekly Poll (Is There A Point To This?)

Don't let the existentialist title fool you. There is a point to all of this. Oh yes, there is. A few points, in fact.

This week's poll was inspired by Rob at the Llamabutchers (see post here), who urged a write-in campaign for pointy-eared previous poll loser Lieutenant Saavik (of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan):

Interesting idea, I thought, to run another previous "loser": the sometimes pointy-hatted Princess Ardala (of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century) (who only "won" her earlier poll against Colonel Deering thanks to the machinations of a corrupt poll author):

Vote early and often (and for Ardala, of course).


Results (Posted 10 May 2005):

Princess Ardala: 41 of 69 votes for 59% -- WINNER!
Lieutenant Saavik: 28 of 69 votes for 41%

Posted by JohnL at May 3, 2005 11:02 PM

Wow, I'm torn -- I voted against each of them their first time around. By the way, have you considered the babes of Dune, both the movie and the two SciFi miniseries?

Posted by: Gunner at May 3, 2005 11:17 PM

Vote Ardala, then. Each day until next Tuesday.

Dune is a great idea! I have the miniseries on DVD, so I can make screen caps if I can't find good pics easily on the Internet. The miniseries version of Chani was nowhere near as exotically good-looking as the mental image I had of her when I read the book.

I hated the David Lynch version, and I can't remember who the actresses were, but maybe they can count as the only redeeming qualities of that monstrosity of a screen adaptation.

Posted by: JohnL at May 3, 2005 11:38 PM

Ardala all the way!

Still, Princess Leia ..... of course that's too obvious.

Posted by: Eric at May 3, 2005 11:41 PM

Oh, very funny! Touche, indeed.

Posted by: Robert the LB at May 4, 2005 06:35 AM

Of course, you had to go with the KA version of Saavik..... LOL

Posted by: Lysander at May 4, 2005 07:24 AM

What about the other Saavik?

Posted by: Keith at May 4, 2005 11:57 PM

There is no justice! How can Saavik be losing to a 1970s space princess other than Leia Organa? As for Dune, I have some vague memory of Virginia Madsen's Irulan being a bit of a looker. (Admittedly, any movie with Patrick Stewart and the guy who played Jeffrey Pelt can't be all bad, can it? On the other hand, the Bene Gesserit, on the basis of screenshots, could induce vomiting.)

Bleh. The only explanation I can think of is that the electorate is being influenced by what Kirstie Alley became, instead of what she was in 1982. C'mon! Saavik didn't wind up in the sack with Admiral Kirk, unlike Ardala and Captain Rogers. Doesn't chaste character (at least until Star Trek III) count for something?

Posted by: The Country Pundit at May 10, 2005 10:05 AM
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