October 08, 2004

Col. Deering Wants You


John at TexasBestGrok has his latest Sci-Fi Babe Poll up: The Ladies of Buck Rodgers - Wilma Deering vs. Princess Ardala.

I've definitely got a horse in this race. John and I have been sparring over the relative merits of these two ladies for some time now. (Indeed, we really started getting to know each other on line over this business. How's that for a geek confession?)

John's objection to Wilma is that she's too cold and aloof. But what I keep pointing out is that this is only in public. Inside, she's really a cauldron of boiling passions. And I can prove it. Remember the episode with that space-vampire Vorvon thing? After it bit Wilma and brought her under its spell, she went for Buck with an intensity that made a very, um, big impression on a certain randy teenager. Granted she was possessed at the time and was trying to suck his blood, not seduce him, but the raw material was obviously there. (I'm assuming Vorvons, like Gandalf, must have something to work on. Vorvons can't invent passion any more than Gandalf can burn snow.)

I know what you're thinking: "Tom, you're just indulging in stereotypical dead white European male virgin/whore fantasy."

So sue me.

And vote for Wilma.

Posted by Robert at October 8, 2004 08:45 AM | TrackBack

Heh. Check out the comments at my site. Both Jeff and your Maximum Leader explain why Ardala wins, hands down, over Wilma.

Posted by: JohnL at October 8, 2004 11:59 AM

I have such vast reserves of pity for your wife and children. Strategic oil reserves "vast."

Posted by: Bill from INDC at October 8, 2004 12:34 PM
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