As a follow-on to the Who are Your Favorite Literary Science Fiction Characters? post, it seems natural to do the TV/Film version:

Who are Your Favorite Science Fiction Characters From TV/Film?

Some of my favorites:

  • Mal from Firefly/Serenity – For obvious reasons. (Hah! I called him first! Feel free to echo your own Mal-love.) River and Wash come in a very close second.
  • Just about any character in The Fifth Element – All of them were so wonderfully over-the-top, it made the film all the more enjoyable.
  • Jack O’Neill in Stargate-SG1 – A rare find…well-placed and perfectly timed comedy in a serious show.
  • Darth Vader (Episode IV – VI version) – Han Solo was good, but not nearly as cool as Vader. Sadly, I could not think of any other Star Wars characters even though it spawned hundreds of them. This is most likely the result of Lucas’ writing. Star Wars, in fact, probably has the highest number of under-used characters – Boba Fett (not nearly enough screen time), Darth Maul (one of the coolest-looking characters and a double-saber to kick some serious Jedi butt), and, call me sentimental, but I love the look of the Gamorrean Guard (not nearly enough of them on screen).

How about your favorites TV/Film characters? Max Headroom? Bender from Futurama? Doctor McCoy? T2? The new Boomer? The old Boomer? Dr. Zaius? Anybody out there from the Jar-Jar Binks / Wesley Crusher fan club?

(For the celluloid-impaired, feel free to consult Wikipedia’s pages of Science fiction film characters and Science fiction television characters.)

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