I don’t do geek. So you can fight it out over the most iconic Sci-Fi Women Of All Time. The website Total Sci Fi Online just named Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley from the Alien franchise #1 because she’s “strong, smart, self-reliant, and sexy. And yet Sigourney Weaver’s confident and utterly believable performance also challenged female stereotypes in Hollywood, and proved a far more inspiring action icon than a thousand Arnies.” (Ripley was originally written as a male role, but then 20th Century Fox bigwig Alan Ladd Jr said a female would make the protagonist stand out in the genre.) Good news: Sigourney wants a 5th Alien.
Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Buffy from the TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer placed #2, and Katee Sackhoff’s Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica #3, Gillian Anderson’s Scully from The X-Files #4, Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor from the Terminator franchise No. 5, Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia from Star Wars franchise #6, Billie Piper’s Rose Tyler from Doctor Who #7, or Amanda Tapping’s Sam from Stargate #8, Nichelle Nichols’ Uhura from Star Trek #9, and Milla Jovovich’s Leeloo from The Fifth Element #10. But even I know there’s little sci-fi about #24: Jennifer Garner’s Sydney from Alias.