[GUEST POST] Kevin Maher on SF/F Pop Culture: An A-Z Primer

A is for Anakin, born on Tattooine

B’s for Barbarella, the Galaxy’s Queen

C is for Caesar, who brought humans down

D is for Dim, not as dumb as he sounds

E is for EDGAR, a loving machine

F’s Frank N. Furter, a different space queen

G is for Gor, invoking great terror

H is for H.A.L., who blames human error

I is for Irulan, Spice Girl acquired

J is for Jonathan, he won’t retire

K is for Khan, a villainous nutter

L’s for Logan, boned Jenny Agutter

M is for Marvin, so gloomy and pensive

N is for Nada, whose fights are extensive

O’s for Octavious, sinister gent

P is for Pris, seductive replicant

Q is for Qui-Gon, who battled battalions

R is for Rufus, who saves WYLD STALLYNS

S is for Snake, sabatoged mankind’s future

T is for Tron, lives inside a computer

U is for Ursus, upholds all Ape Laws

V is for Voltar, kidnapped Santa Claus

W’s for Wez, an Aussie Road baddie

X is for Xtro, he’s just like his Daddy

Y is for Yor, so brave, blonde and buff

Z is for Zed, makes diapers look tough.