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Old 12-30-02, 09:36 AM
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Top Sci Fi Characters?

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LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - In a poll commissioned by the science fiction magazine SFX to determine the top 10 sci fi characters of all time, cult hit "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" made an impressive showing, with Spike, Willow, Angel and Buffy herself taking four of the slots.

Three of the remaining six spots were also taken by TV characters, including "Farscape's" John Crichton and Aeryn Sun.

However, the top spot went to Dr. Who, the eccentric Brit who traveled through time and space in the guise of several actors over the course of 26 years from 1963 to '89.

The Top 10 Sci Fi Characters of All Time, in order, is as follows:

1. Doctor Who ("Doctor Who" )
2. Spike ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer")
3. Buffy Summers("Buffy the Vampire Slayer")
4. John Crichton ("Farscape")
5. Aeryn Sun ("Farscape")
6. Han Solo (the "Star Wars" saga)
7. Willow Rosenberg ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer")
8. Darth Vader (the "Star Wars" saga)
9. Angel ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer")
10. Gandalf ("Lord of the Rings" )
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Give me a break. No Captain Kirk or Mr. Spock?

Did they poll only people born after 1980?
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Quoth Red Dog <HR SIZE=1>Give me a break. No Captain Kirk or Mr. Spock?

Did they poll only people born after 1980?
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7 of the people on the list aren't even from Sci Fi programming. Worst ... list ... ever.

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80% of people wouldnt even identify #2-5 if shown a picture, but everyone knows Darth Vader and Mr Spock!
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Originally posted by GuessWho
80% of people wouldnt even identify #2-5 if shown a picture, but everyone knows Darth Vader and Mr Spock!

I would include #1 as well. At least if we are talking about the U.S.
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what about AH-NULD in TERMINATOR I & 2??

I'LL BE BACK!!
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Originally posted by Red Dog
I would include #1 as well. At least if we are talking about the U.S.
very true

and yeah, the Terminator should be there too...

re: Han Solo.... show people a pic of Han and 1/2 will say "that's indiana jones"

Yoda is more recognizable
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Oh, I get it, so you are saying someone stuffed the ballot box?

If you dont know who some of those are, then maybe you arent a real sci fi fan or you have been living on an island with a volleyball. for 5-10 years.
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Only people who watch Farscape have any idea who those people are. Same with Buffy characters. Only Sara Gellar has had headlines connecting her with the show. The list is biased because it is polling fans of a sci-fi magazine who watch sci-fi shows most others don't.

I think the top scifi characters of all time would be ones that a good amount of the population can recognize. If they are shown in something, people would know what it is. I bet 95% of the population, if shown a picture of a Farscape character, would think it is something from Star Trek.

Ones I think most can recognize:
Darth Vader, R2-D2, C-3PO, Han (in vest), Leia (cinnabun hair)
E.T.
Captain Kirk, Spock, Picard
Superman
Spiderman
Robot from Forbidden Planet & one from 'Lost in Space'
Alien from 'Aliens'
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No Robby the Robot?

No Flash Gordon?

No Darth Vader?

Kirk, Spock?
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SFX is a british Science Fiction magazine.
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Re: Top Sci Fi Characters?

Originally posted by cooper2000
1. Doctor Who ("Doctor Who" )
Cool! Considering it has not been on TV since 1988! now if only they would bring it back to TV screens or the big screen. I've watched this series since the 1980's but I watch all of the actor's who played "doctor who".
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Who runs SFX?
5-assed monkeys?

I shall not even attempt to comment on the sheer lunacy of this list all i shall do is change the title...

10 Sci Fi Characters, in no particular order, is as follows:
1. Doctor Who ("Doctor Who" )
2. Spike ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer")
3. Buffy Summers("Buffy the Vampire Slayer")
4. John Crichton ("Farscape")
5. Aeryn Sun ("Farscape")
6. Han Solo (the "Star Wars" saga)
7. Willow Rosenberg ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer")
8. Darth Vader (the "Star Wars" saga)
9. Angel ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer")
10. Gandalf ("Lord of the Rings" )

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