I realized the other day that I’ve never read a sci-fi book. Ever. (I must fix this – so please give me some recommendations in the comments.)
However, I devour some sci-fi TV and movies. And since the world revolves around me and you are all about to scour your shelves to recommend some great sci-fi books, I figured I’d return the favor by sharing my top five hot heroes in space. See, I do love you!
Luke was an annoying whiner in the beginning and an above-it-all, know-it-all by the end. But Han? Han was a bad boy who made my knobby pre-teen knees knock. Alpha. Sarcastic. Space pirate. Oh man, there is a reason why the Flynn house holds an annual Star Wars marathon every New Years Eve.
The original Captain James T. Kirk did nothing for me. Unlike the fab Mr. Flynn, I did not enjoy the Star Trek series. My reaction to anything Trekie: belch. Then the latest revamp movie came out with Chris Pine as a young Kirk and I was all RWAR! Needless to say I can’t wait for the second movie to come out (Benedict Cumberbatch!!!!)
Captain Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly (and the movie Serenity) just wants to survive in a space world gone mad. He does not want to do the right thing and help those who need him … but damn, the inner good guy in him does the right thing every time. Loyal. Smart. Looks good in brown. Mal’s a man with a tortured past and one of my favorites.
Ripley from Aliens was and is one of the best women in space ever. In a male-dominated field she kicked ass and saved humanity all without a swipe of mascara. Now I’m a makeup girlie girl and about as far away from kickass Ripley tough as you can get, but damn the woman is amazing. If you haven’t gone back and watched Aliens in a while, you really should. More psychological thriller than action flick, it will make you look at your stomach in a whole new way the next time it growls.
Everyone has met a Rory Williams. He’s that guy that is average in every way but the more you get to know him the smarter he gets, the hotter he gets and the braver he gets. In Dr. Who, his love for Amy Pond makes me tear up just thinking about it. At one point he waits 2,000 years for her, guarding her while she is in a form of stasis. Two. Thousand. Years. He is 90 percent beta hero but when the alpha comes out, watch out universe because he is going to kick ass. The other fellas on the list get my blood pumping, but Rory makes me sigh and sends the butterflies careening in my stomach. Don’t tell the fab Mr. Flynn.