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axia777 3/3/2010 4:11:46 PM

karas1 did you just call Armageddon a genre classic? Really? Liv Tyler in that movie played a crying young woman who did nothing of note. Besides that the movie was a great summer popcorn Sci-Fi action flick at best. Sci-Fi genre classics are movies like Blade Runner and The Day the Earth Stood Still. Not Armageddon. That belongs with Independence Day in the "fun but vapid" category of Sci-Fi movies.

I do on the other hand agree that Summer Glau has more right to be on the list about 1,000,000 more times than Jolie does. Serenity and Fire Fly are new gen Sci-Fi classics in their own right. Summer Glau was awesome in both. She was cool in the Terminator TV shows, but that got canceled before it had time to mature into something more substantial. Which was too bad as it was getting rather good. :(

I also agree with everyone that says that Nichelle Nicols belongs on the list as one of the archetypal female Sci-Fi roles. She took no sh*t from any man on that ship including Jim Kirk.

Devilcow 3/3/2010 4:56:43 PM

Karas - great call on Sarah Michelle Gellar.  I love Summer Glau too, but it's hard to see her as influential.

About point break...  Bigelow made the list a) because of her connection with sci-fi due to strange days and Cameron....  Once she's established her credentials as a woman of sci-fi, then I examined her overall influence (on genre movies and society as a whole).  Thus the leap to point break, an influential movie.  Or at least it should be.

That's really how I was looking at this list.  Once a woman has genre credentials, then her influence on society as a whole became important.  That's really why Angelina was number one.   Sure she's not the most influential woman in genre movies.  Weaver has her beat by a mile.  But Jolie's impact on our culture has been bigger than Weaver's.  Or at least, I think that's an arguable position.

Also, she was great in Wanted.  An underrated film if you ask me.

AnimeQueeny 3/3/2010 6:15:17 PM

I think some people are getting a little confused about understanding why some of these woman are placed where they are placed because it's about WHO influenced women of today and not by their performances which is why Angelina does deserve the number one spot.

How ever, I certainly wouldn't of put Sigourny Weaver at number 7. She a pretty awesome actress and she defines the word "strength" that most women would love to have.
Angelina's acting and some of her movies, despite her passion for her extreme, action-packed roles, are just too un-bearable to watch.
Am I the only one who couldn't stand watching the Tomb Raider films?

axia777 3/3/2010 6:28:04 PM

This should have been just made as a genric genre list because that is what it is.  I still content that this list has NOTHING to do with actual women in Sci-Fi.

kswizzle 3/4/2010 3:35:33 AM

wanted is by far the most overrated movie i have seen in the decade...it was just horrible beyond belief and angelina looking pouty and uttering a sentence here and there isn't exactly great acting...but that's just my opinion.

possibly I would include Natasha Henstridge for the species films and ghosts of mars...never took off and never had big billing, but i think she is great part of budget sci-fi

karas1 3/4/2010 4:34:30 AM

Axia, my calling Armegeddon a genre classic was sarcasm, perhaps it didn't come across well in print.  It is, however, a bonafied scifi film and Liv Tyler was in it.  So one can call her a scifi actress.  I guess.

Kara S

isgrimner 3/4/2010 7:19:39 AM

Sounds like the words "influential" and "hot" are interchangable in somebody's dictionary. 

twomcs 3/4/2010 7:44:36 AM

 I like Angelina Jolie as much as anyone, but Siguorney Weaver HAS TO BE NUMBER ONE!!!!!!!

Walker 3/4/2010 8:15:50 AM

 Kathryn Bigelow deserves to be on this list for one reason: Near Dark.

The fact that this movie is not mentioned in your write-up of her is insane.

axia777 3/4/2010 8:43:03 AM

karas1 - Oh, well, yes.  I see now.  Sorry for my misunderstanding.  :)  It does happen from time to time.

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