Happy Valentines Day, y’all! Honestly, I’m kind of feeling nuetral on Valentines Day, but I have to day I got dinner out last night and flowers today so I guess I have it pretty good. This inspired me to do a post on my favorite science fiction couples. Don’t worry I won’t get all mushy on you guys, but c’mon a little romance never hurt anyone. So without further delay here they are (in no particular order).
Mulder and Scully: I tuned in every week not only to see what freak-a-zoid case spooky Mulder and doubting Scully would be solving that week, but also to see if this would be the week that Mulder and Scully got it on. Even though they had a son together, their relationship was kind of ambiguous until that last crappy X-files movie. But that’s okay, I think they were a perfect balance.
Han and Chewie: Yes, Han and Chewie. Hey, there’s more to love than romantic love. Chewie was Han’s wingman and always there for him when no one else was. Han was the only one that understood Chewie. How can’t that be love?
Gabrielle and Xena: At first their relationship was pretty ambiguous then as the seasons wore on I think we all knew what was up with those two. They travelled the far reaches of the planet together. Gabrielle stuck with Xena even after having a minotaur baby. I don’t know if they finally ended up together, because frankly, I lost interest. But I was always rooting for those two.
Chuck and Sara: My husband says Chuck doesn’t fit into a sci-fi genre. I say if having a computer downloaded into your brain doesn’t qualify as science fiction, what does? Chuck and Sara were a fake couple, then fake broke up, then a real couple, then real broke up, then a real couple, then married, then who knows. What a wild ride. They were meant to be together from the beginning. Honestly, I think they took too long to get there. Chuck ended on a slightly sad note, but in my heart I know that Chuck and Sara ultimately end up together.
Ripley and Bishop: Who can forget the classic line not bad … for a human? I mean Bishop got himself tore in half for Ripley and Newt. Okay, maybe they weren’t in love, but Ripley did get over her bot prejudice due to Bishop and I think that’s what Valentines Day is all about: mutual respect. Well, mutual respect and chocolate
He-man and Teela: Probably my first experience with the “will they won’t they” trope. My little ten year old self wished that He-man would just tell Teela that he was Prince Adam. Dude, she’s the most kick-ass chick in all of Eternia she put a hurting on Skeletor and Evil-Lynn on a weekly basis, I’m pretty sure she could handle your secret. I totally want to watch He-man now.
Angel and Cordelia: Yes, not Buffy, but Cordelia. Cordelia grew up from her bratty rich bitch self and became quite a formidable force. Especially, when she became half demon. She helped Angel with some pretty crappy situations, like changing Conner’s diaper’s for one. When Cordelia died it broke my heart and I knew at that point Angel could never be happy. I’m so sad now.
Kirk and Spock: I would be remiss if I didn’t have one of the best bromances in history here. Spock was the perfect foil for light hearted James T. Kirk. The line “You will always be my friend” says it all.
Starbuck and Apollo: From the new BSG not the old one. Yes, I know Starbuck didn’t marry Apollo, but I think they belonged together. I guess some things weren’t meant to be. I loved the way they challenged each other and how Apollo wasn’t intimidated by a kick ass pilot.
Zoe and Wash: If I was forced to pick I’d say they were my favorite couple. They were so real and had a definite chemistry. Zoe was strong and Wash liked her that way. She was serious, but Wash had a way of bringing her down to earth a bit. He made her laugh and I think that’s why she loved him so much after all the hardships she faced he was able to make her laugh. Sadly, we all know how it ended for those two. Why Joss, why could you not let them be happy? Damn you Whedon!!!! Well, I’m reading the comic now and Zoe’s knocked up, but it’s not the same.
Honorable Mention – Jayne and Vera: Was this just a ploy to get a picture of Adam Baldwin in here? Yes, yes it was. But Jayne loved Vera like no other. Okay, let’s not mention that he was willing to trade Vera for that skank Safron. But Jayne loved his gun and I loved Jayne.
So you have any other science fiction couples that need mentioned here.