Thursday, July 29, 2004

25 Sci Fi Legends according to TV Guide

According to sources, here's TV Guide's Top 25 Sci Fi Legends:

25- Captain Video
24- Dick Solomon (3rd Rock From the Sun)
23- Ultraman
22- Doctor Who
21- Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica)
20- John Crichton (Farscape)
19- Steve Austin/Jamie Summers
18- Capt. Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly)
17- Max Guevara (Dark Angel)
16- Allie Keys (Taken)
15- The Coneheads (Sat. Night Live)
14- Robot (Lost in Space)
13- MST3K Crew
12- Sam Beckett (Quantum Leap)
11- Duncan MacLeod (Highlander)
10- Jack O'Neill (Stargate SG-1)
09- Capt. John Sheridan (Babylon 5)
08- Alf
07- Fox Mulder (X-Files)
06- David Vincent (The Invaders)
05- Diana (V)
04- George Jetson
03- Uncle Martin (My Favorite Martian)
02- Star Trek Crews (all in one big lump)
01- Rod Serling

Despite some qualms about this list (no No. 6 from the Prisoner and Alf at No. 8!!) I like that it makes some unusual choices. Rod Serling at No. 1 is cool. Diana from V and David Vincent from The Invaders, both played so high, is awesome. They're not well known characters to the general public, so to even appear here is great. And, best of all, Ultraman made the list! Nice to see a Japanese show that hasn't appeared much since the early '70s appear on the list.

1 comment:

Jake Draugelis said...

They left out some pretty serious heavy hitters in favor of almost complete unknowns in some places. Captain video? Really? If they aren't widely know, it's hard to qualify them as a legend.

Bob (Reboot), Optimus Prime (Transformers), Liono (Thunder Cats), the Voltron gang (Voltron), Sam Becket (Quantom Leap)... I could go on. The list is a great idea, but is in serious need of reevaluation.