Cora is away this week, so we’re staging a mini Geek-Week in honor of her having fun at DragonCon. I was really excited about this idea, as I am a massive science fiction and fantasy geek. I started loving books about dragons and terraforming planets almost as soon as I could read and I now mix them up with lots of terribly geeky television shows. Today I thought I’d write about a subject close to my heart: my favorite women in science fiction and their clothing and lingerie choices.
Cosima Niehaus from Orphan Black:
Orphan Black is a fantastic newer sci-fi show that focuses on a set of clones who find each other and try and solve the mystery of their existence. Actress Tatiana Maslany plays eight to ten different parts each episode very convincingly, but my favorite of the clones has to be Cosmina. As a graduate student in evolutionary biology, she’s faced with the task of figuring out the science behind the clones and what it may mean for their health and futures. Her personal style combines nerdy pieces with gorgeous fashion items to create outfits that bring her personality to the surface. I imagine that this supergirl garter and panty combo would be right up her alley.
Kara “Starbuck” Thrace from Battlestar Galactica:
Battlestar Galactica is filled with take charge female characters, but Starbuck was always the heart of the show for me. She works and lives in a world where she can outfly and outfight most men, but can’t manage to reconcile her personal needs with her need to be the boss. What’s fascinating about Starbuck is her awareness of both sides of her, as well as how she uses it to relate to her fellow pilots and makeshift family on the ship. VPL lingerie sets have always seemed to straddle the line between andronogy and sex appeal, which I think Starbuck would appreciate.
Lady Margaery from Game of Thrones:
Cersei seems to be a fan favorite on Game of Thrones, but I’ve spent the last season feeling enamored with Lady Margaery. She’s quiet, gorgeous and tough as nails. Between a smoke baby/demon killing her first husband and then getting engaged to a sadistic twit, you’d think she’d be in her room crying. Instead, she’s managed to manipulate everyone and carve out her own power base. This set by Rococo Dessous is perfect for her, from the floral embellishment to the pure gold fabric used.
Six from Battlestar Galactica:
Trica Helfer’s character Six covered lots of ground during Battlestar Galactica – from bringing total destruction to the colonies to guiding them to a new future on Earth. Despite all of her screentime and multiple incarnations, I think most viewers still associate her with this red dress. This Agent Provocateur babydoll seems fitting for a woman who used her sex appeal to bring about the end of human civilization.
Astrid from Fringe:
Astrid is a supporting character in Fringe, but generally represents the heart and moral center of the show. Her father/daughter relationship with Walter is a lovely journey to watch, even when he’s yelling at her and calling her by a variety of inaccurate “A” names. I teared up at the end of the series where he finally calls her Astrid before he leaves for good. Astrid is usually in business suits or casual lab clothes, but it’s clear that she has a fondness for black clothing. This bra strikes a nice balance between supportive and sexy, which is always useful when one has to travel through multiple copies of a universe.
Audrey Horne from Twin Peaks:
I’m only halfway through Twin Peaks, but I’m already a fan of Audrey. It seems like Marika Vera is too, as she went ahead and dedicated last season’s lingerie line to Twin Peaks. This chemise is luxurious and lovely while working that schoolgirl chic look that Audrey wore so well.
H. G. Wells from Warehouse 13:
Warehouse 13 has been a tv staple for me, so I’m extra sad that it will be ending next year. One of my favorite parts of the show was their rethinking of H. G. Wells as the brainy and adventurous Helena Wells. The steampunk style episodes that featured her were some of my favorite parts of the show and I suspect that she would rock this corset.
Who are your favorite female sci-fi characters? What lingerie would they wear?