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Space Top 10 Countdown

Season 2 Episode 3

Chicks That Kick

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Aired Saturday 6:30 PM Feb 25, 2007 on Space

Episode Recap

#10 – T'Pol – Star Trek: Enterprise Jolene Blalock - 'T'Pol': Discusses how the makeup required for her character helped her to lose herself and create the character. Malene ArpePop Culture Writer for The Toronto Star: Describes T'Pol's character as someone who is very by-the-books, but who is also very good at taking decontamination showers. Joe O'Brien - Columnist for Rue Morgue: Discusses how Vulcans are not emotionless characters, but instead characters who suppress their emotions.

#9 – Samantha Carter – Stargate SG-1 Amanda Tapping - 'Samantha Carter': Discusses how she came into her own with the character, and how the character changed her, and she changed the character. Also how she's never be made in the 'sexy space babe.'

#8 – Captain Janeway – Star Trek: Voyager Joe O'Brien - Columnist for Rue Morgue: Talks about how they never really used the character's background in the sciences. Nalo Hopkinson - Author/Playwright: Discusses how she's a part of the new generation of starship captains who are intellectuals who love to live in the worlds they study about.

#7 – Wilma Deering – Buck Rogers Joe O'Brien - Columnist for Rue Morgue: Discusses the opening titles of Buck Rogers in "god-awful disco gear." Also talks about how she was one of the early incarnations of the sci-fi women who weren't just getting the coffee.

#6 –Aeyrn Sun – Farscape Claudia Black - 'Aeryn Sun': Discusses how she tries to not second-guess how people are going to react to her character. Also talks about the ability of sci-fi to look forward and to create things.

#5 – Dana Scully – The X-Files Malene ArpePop Culture Writer for The Toronto Star: Discusses how she's not just decorative, but is the rational, restrained part of the show. Nalo Hopkinson - Author/Playwright: Talks about how she brings the reality to the series. Gillian Anderson - 'Dana Scully': Describes how much she learned from working on the series and it's value to her.

#4 – Lieutenant Uhura – Star Trek: The Original Series Joe O'Brien - Columnist for Rue Morgue: Describes how historically important the character was, being not only a woman who was an officer, but a black woman officer in 1966. Nichelle Nichols - 'Uhura': Talks about how influential her character and the show were, showing people of minorities that they could reach higher than they'd previously been told. Dr. Mae Jemison - Astronaut – STS-47/Endeavour: Reminisces about how she met and befriended Nichelle Nichols. Nichelle Nichols - 'Uhura': Discusses how she spent a year working with NASA to recruit women and minorities into the space progam.

#3 – Starbuck – Battlestar Galactica (2003) Joe O'Brien - Columnist for Rue Morgue: Discusses how the new take on the character represents everything that was changed to create the new series. Malene ArpePop Culture Writer for The Toronto Star: Describers her as a fantastic female character on the first show which has absolutely no gender discrimination. Katee Sackhoff - 'Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace': Talks about how her character is still very much in the same place she was in the mini-series, even though she tries to change.

#2 – Buffy – Buffy the Vampire Slayer James Marsters - 'Spike': Theorizes that the entire show is simply about a young girl trying to become a young woman. Michelle Trachtenberg -'Dawn Summers: Talks about how the show is about empowerment. Malene ArpePop Culture Writer for The Toronto Star: Discusses Buffy's role as the reluctant hero, who is called to fight evil while really only wanting a normal life.

#1 – Xena – Xena: Warrior Princess Malene ArpePop Culture Writer for The Toronto Star: Calls Xena a blend of comedy, kitsch, drama, action, and a popular Hallowe'en costume. Nalo Hopkinson - Author/Playwright: Discusses how the genre lends itself to strong, female characters, almost by accident.
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