Ten Classic Nerd Queens Over 40
In a recent article of the Nerd Queens of Today, Gunaxin looked at the various gals that the geek in all of us can’t seem to get enough of. These ladies all deserve recognition, but what about the women of yore who paved the path of nerd worship out of dirty white tank tops and nice legs? Of these classic dames of questionable virtue, who was the most influential? In order to answer these important questions, those of us at Gunaxin present a poll of the following candidates, allowing our fine readership to determine which woman most deserves the title of “Classic Nerd Queen”.
She may be every nerd’s favorite princess, but this gal is queen in everyone’s hearts. The abundance of girls in slave Leia outfits at Star Wars conventions should be enough for every red-blooded male to issue a personal “thank you”.
It takes a lot to make a comic book character come to life. It takes even more to make her look as good as she does on the page.
As if Sam Raimi hasn’t done enough for the nerd population. Lawless brought the necessary combination of humor and toughness to one of the most iconic female characters of science fiction/fantasy.
The X-Files meant a lot of things to a lot of people, but Gillian Anderson really made Scully work. The perfect balance to Duchovny’s Mulderness, Anderson showed a restrained sex appeal that didn’t depend on skimpy outfits and allowed her character to maintain her dignity.
The first babe to win hearts in unexplored worlds, Nichols paved the way for women and minorities in science-fiction. This accomplishment is all the more impressive for being achieved in a fashionable mini-skirt.
She might be bionic on paper, but this lady is all woman in our hearts. Plus we’d rather be rescued by her than Steve Austin any day.
Accomplishing the feat of making even the Borg seem sexy, Jeri Ryan proved that even cybernetic organisms like curves once in a while.
Everyone’s favorite badass mom, Linda Hamilton reminds all of us that behind every leader of human resistance is a lady willing to stab someone in the neck with a syringe.
Whether taking on the Alien queen or getting possessed by beings from another plane of existence, you can’t deny Sigourney Weaver knows her way around many a nerd fantasy.
The Stargate Universe’s ultimate combination of brains, brawn, and boobs, Amanda Tapping has the distinction of portraying a significant science-fiction character for over ten years and managing to stay sexy the entire time.