This will be my last post before Christmas. I don’t want to talk about Christmas.
The other day the BFI uploaded its picks for ‘The Best Sci-Fi Characters of All Time.‘ At the top of the list was The Doctor. This to me is no great surprise. Doctor Who is probably the most versatile science fiction that exists. You can tell any story you can imagine in that universe.
What did surprise me was that Kerr Avon was number 4. This is not because I don’t like the character but rather because I’ve always thought as Blake’s 7 to be a little obscure.
For Star Trek Mr Spock was the highest ranked at number 10. Spock is certainly the most iconic of all Star Trek characters. For me he was always more interesting a character than Kirk. When watching TOS I always wonder why Spock isn’t in charge.
Babylon 5 was well represented too with: G’Kar, Londo Mollari, Susan Ivanova, Captain John Sheridan, Delenn (twice), Alfred Bester, Commander Jeffrey Sinclair, Lyta Alexander, and Michael Garibaldi.
For Stargate SG-1 we have the whole team with the exception of Cameron Mitchell, which I can understand, and Teal’c which I can’t.
So who would my top ten be? Well I’m going to limit myself to names on their list…
- The Doctor
- Ambassador G’kar
- Captain Benjamin Sisko
- Ambassador Spock
- Captain Picard
- Ambassador Londo Mollari
- Brigadier General Jack O’Neill
- Ambassador Delenn
- Colonel Samantha Carter
- Admiral William Adama
There are many others I could mention. I may put together my own list of 100 names.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Best of the Season.
See you on the other side.