Friday, November 25, 2011

There's only one way to find out!

Here's a question: who is the greatest heroine in Sci-fi? I'm pretty sure it's either Sarah Connor or Ripley, but which?

There are actually some marked similarities. In the first film, each is relatively defenceless against a far superior threat. In the second film, each reaches a point where she takes a stand against the foe ("Get away from her, you bitch!" being one of the greatest lines in all of sci-fi).

And in each case, you hear occasional tales of a further sequel or two, but nothing seems to come of it...

Now, I like Sarah Connor, but then I also like Ripley. But which is better?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was going to give Sarah Connor props for being the mother of the leader of the human resistance.

But then I remembered, didn't Ripley give birth to the Alien Queen?

Then I remembered I was categorising these gender-defining women according to their children (?) and I felt ashamed.

I vote Ripley.*

* I am fully aware this isn't a democracy.