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fft5305 3/4/2010 8:53:45 AM

Mason, if "The 10 most influential women of the movies that nerds, geeks, and loners-who-run-comic-stores love" was getting to be too unwieldy, why not just say "The 10 monst influential women of genre movies"?

And, btw, DarkXid, while the word genre does generally mean a type or sort, it is also used as an ubrella term to cover fantasy, sci-fi, supernatural, comic book, and general non-mainstream comedy/drama type of movies and entertainment.  Seemingly what Mason was trying to describe, rather than specifically Sci-Fi.  So while LOTR is clearly not a sci-fi movie, it is a "genre" movie.

Jasinner 3/4/2010 12:34:27 PM

 Sigourney Weaver should definitely be higher on the list. She is the female Harrison Ford.

Jasinner 3/4/2010 12:42:49 PM

 Also, since i just saw a spot for Red Planet, Carrie-Anne Moss deserves to be on here more than Liv Tyler. But this kind of goes back to my last post, she just plays the characters Sigourney weaver would have played if she was 20 years younger. That's influence.

Devilcow 3/4/2010 7:35:28 PM

Kswizzle... I loved Natasha Henstridge in both species movies, and as isgrimner correctly suggests, I do get "hot" and "influential" confused.   So by that standard Henstridge should be number one on the list.

Walker, I confess to not hsving seen Near Dark.  That will change.

And now to recap.... the consensus seems to be that the article should have been written thusly:

The Top 10 most influential women of Genre Films

  1. Sigourney Weaver
  2. Nichelle Nichols
  3. Mary Shelley
  4. JK Rowling
  5. Linda Hamilton
  6. Gale Anne Hurd
  7. Angelina Jolie
  8. Carrie Fisher (actually no one's mentioned her, but I still think she's important)
  9. Sarah Michelle Gellar or Summer Glau
  10. Kathryn Bigelow (Look, I need her to tie into the Oscars... oh, and did I mention Iove Point Break)

Is that closer to the group mind?

BTW - I personally also like Tara Perry as an honorable mention.  The most recent Movie Maven rocked.  Also what about Felicia Day? She was groundbreaking in the as yet underdeveloped field of genre musicals when she starred in Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog.

AnimeQueeny 3/4/2010 10:24:38 PM

I'm still puzzled by Anne Rice's name up there...Her novels or movies weren't Sci-Fi at all but more erotic and fantasy. Her name should be replaced with Natasha Henstridge!

TheScriber 3/5/2010 3:53:27 PM

 Angelina Jolie is crap. Used tool.

WarCry 3/5/2010 4:42:20 PM

Devilcow, welcome to (or welcome back to, depending on your experience) the wonderful world of "You can't please all the people all the time, or internet posters ANY of the time."

karas1 3/6/2010 3:48:56 AM

Devilcow, better list.  But it still needs work.  Kathryn Bigelow may be a good director but she doesn't have much to do with scifi.  If you have to tie your list in with the Oscars (and I don't see why you do) choose Zoe Saldana instead as the first woman to do a signifigant motion capture character in a film.  I don't think she deserves to be on this list either, but she's a better choice than Bigelow.

Do another list for the most signifigant women in action films to include her in.

And just lose Jolie.  She's a mediocre actress who's done roles in a few insignifigant genre films.  It's like me putting Brad Pitt on a list of most signifigant males in scifi.  What genre films has he done?  Um, not sure.  But he was good in Ocean's 11 and he's hot.

Kara S

dnbritt 3/6/2010 6:43:06 AM

I agree with Millean, I think Rowling has to be VERY close to the top, if not #1.  Angelina Jolie has done NOTHING for genre flicks.  You could put a Kate Beckinsale or someone like her in any role Jolie played, and probably improve the movie.  And Liv Tyler?  Seriously?  I am a huge LOTR fan, but Liv Tyler had no business serving cucumber sandwiches on the same set with the likes of Ian McKellan, Christopher Lee, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Bean, Dominic Monaghan, Cate Blanchett, etc. 

millean 3/8/2010 10:13:28 AM

Mr Brown (aka DevilCow) - congrats to you for a successful troll!  Mission accomplished.

Nobody talked about Carrie Fischer because you pretty much had her spot in the list dead-on where it needed to be.  Too bad Lucas never found a way to get Natalie in a slave outfit.  (Though in her prime, I think Leia was hotter than Padme, anyway).

Oh and if "influential" = "hot", then Natasha Henstridge would definitely be on there, and Rhona Mitra wouldn't be too terribly far behind (Hollowman, Skinwalkers, Underworld 3, Beowulf).  Wish she had bust onto the scene more in her younger years...


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