Friday, March 4, 2011

Five Things on Friday - The Boys of SciFi

So, it's no secret that I like my TV, books, movies and other media in two genres: horror and SciFi. That's pretty much it. I'm the geeky girl who quotes Buffy  in daily life and rearranges my schedule for Doctor Who. It's just who I am. And I love the geeky boys, too.

So, I thought I would perk up this Friday with my all-time favorite geeky boys.

My Five Favorite SciFi Boys

1. David Tennant - Trust him, he's The Doctor. I mean, really, that's all I should have to say. But it doesn't hurt that he's a fabulous actor who has been in EVERYTHING. I mean it, everything. He's done Hamlet for the love of Gallifrey. And just in case you need additional geeky creds: Harry Potter (Barty Crouch, Jr.) and a rumor swirling around the upcoming Hobbit movies. There you go. Also, he rocked the Chuck Taylors. And everyone knows that they are the geek shoe of choice.

2. Aidan Turner - Not to be confused with Aiden Turner (who is a soap star and well, whatever), Aidan is a relative newcomer to the American consciousness. He's also tapped for the upcoming Hobbit project, but mostly he plays a brooding vampire trying to do better and be better (and perhaps please-please-please fall in love with a ghost) on Being Human. The original thank-you-very-much. I love the hair. And the brood. You know, the other famous broody vampire isn't on this list - partly because of his shunning of things geeky, but also because he just never did it as well as Mitchell.

3. James Marsters - Before you think I don't have any love for the Buffy men, you should know that it's just because I'm totally Team Spike. Oh yes, that beautiful bleached hair, the accent and the fact that he (almost) never brooded - I'm a Spike girl. And really, James is practically the King of the Geeks. Buffy and Angel aside, he's also done Smallville, Caprica and Torchwood. In addition, he's done a ton of voicework, which is instant geek points in my book no matter what the subject matter, but add in that most of his has been on comic projects and Star Wars, and well, get me a Drusilla dress so I can swoon.

4. Nathan Fillion - I know he's doing Castle right now (and giving me a reason to watch one of the 7.2 million cop shows on TV) but he's always going to be Captain Mal to me. For the uninitiated, he was the lead in the short-lived Joss Whedon series Firefly. The series was such a cult hit that even though there were only 14 episodes shot and (I think) only 11 aired, the support was so great that they were able to do a movie, Serenity. I don't know how Fillion feels about the genre, so much as how he feels about Joss, since his other credentials are Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, but it's good enough for me.

5. Jensen Ackles - You didn't think I forgot him, did you? Jensen is Supernatural as far as I'm concerned. Although I do have a highly inappropriate crush on Bobby. Jensen got his start in soaps and even did a stint on Dawson's Creek. I'm willing to forgive him, though, because he's more than made up for it with SN, Smallville, and Dark Angel.

Who's your SciFi crush? Or are you a sucker for the romantic comedy boys? Or comedians? Let me know in the comments.


Strangeite said...

Since Blogger still thinks it is 2005, I won't be able to provide pictures in my comment but here goes.

1. Patrick Stewart. Captain Picard might not be able to kick James T. Kirk's ass in a fight (I would put the odds at 50/50) but in every other measure he is epitome of every trait I believe a star ship captain should possess.

2. Edward James Olmos. In the event of the near extinction of the human race. This is the Captain you want destroying your civil liberties.

3. Harrison Ford. Han Solo. Indiana Jones. Rick Deckard. Jack Ryan. Any questions?

4. Tom Baker. I am not caught up completely on the modern re-incarnation of Doctor Who series. But in my mind, it will be hard to better represent The Doctor, than the scarf wearing Tom Baker.

5. David Duchovny. I still love X-Files and am very grateful that Netflix has every season available.

Those would be the guys on my list, but personally when making a list, I would prefer to list the girls.

1. Marina Sirtis. I had a huge crush on Deanna Troi growing up.

2. Katee Sackhoff. Starbuck may be the Harbinger of Death but she will put a smile on your face as she delivers same.

3. Carrie Fisher. Any guy that says he wouldn't want his significant other to buy a version of her slave outfit is lying.

4. Judi Dench. I am sorry, I don't think any other person can now play the role of M.

5. Sigourney Weaver. In the testosterone infused world of Alien. Ripley stands head and shoulders above every other character.

Suze said...

I'm not a sci fi geek, but I'm so with you on the Whedon-verse boys. And the Doctor. Yum. :)

Jennifer said...

I cried when David Tennant was replaced. And I'm scouring the net trying to get hold of that BBC miniseries he just did. He's my favorite doctor. (Though Matt Smith is doing a pretty damn fine job.) Still, D. T. = YUMMMY!

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Crap. The above comment was me. I forgot I had switched Google log-ins previously for something else.

Jessi said...

Strangite - I may have to do a girl list next week. Also - Trekkie. I will totally and completely agree with David, though. Also - Judi Dench - best M ever!!

Suze - That's the part that matters.

Jenn - I think everyone has "their" doctor. For me, even though I think Matt Smith is excellent and even Christopher Eccleston was quite good, *my* doctor will always be DT.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Oh, and I'm such a proud mama. I introduced Jamie to "Firefly" over the weekend. He got mad when I wouldn't let him stay up late last night to finish watching the rest of the episodes so we could watch "Serenity" tonight. I'm raising a budding Joss Whedon fan!

Jessi said...

Jenn - Good for you!