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Dave Bowman Listed As The 100 Greatest Characters of All Time
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Keir’s character of Dave Bowman from 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY has been named as one of the 100 greatest science fiction characters of all time. Keir’s 2001 sidekick HAL-9000 (Douglas Rain) has also made the list. Considering the importance of the film and the fact it has been largely one of the most copied films of all time, I would have hoped Keir and to a degree Douglas Rain would have been higher up on the list. The same thing for the character of George Taylor played by the late Charlton Heston from Planet of the Apes and Beneath The Planet of the Apes. That Bowman is listed below lesser characters like Major Shepherd from Stagate: Atlantis and Samantha Carter from Stargate: SG-1 is a travesty. It just goes to show where the tastes of America rest. With all the crap on television and the umpteen million remakes and sequels it’s not surprising Bowman and Keir are so low on the list. Here is the whole list and you can comment on what you think.

Top 100: Greatest sci-fi characters of all time

To mark the launch of its new game, Stratego Sci-Fi has surveyed more than 2,000 Britons to chart the Stratego Sci-Fi 100 – the nation’s top 100 stars of the sci-fi world – as well as a separate poll charting the best sci-fi battles from the silver screen – and has crowned Superman the greatest sci-fi character of all time

Following up the Man of Steel in 2nd place in the Stratego Sci-Fi 100 was Harrison Ford’s gruff but lovable rogue Han Solo, with Frank Oz’s jedi master Yoda coming third, both representing Star Wars in the top three and rounding it out firmly in George Lucas’ favour. Steven Spielberg’s E.T may be one of the most lovable characters of all time, but only made it to fourth in the list, followed by Will Smith’s Agent Jay from the hugely popular Men in Black series at number five.

1. Superman (Christopher Reeve), Superman
2. Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Star Wars
3. Yoda (Frank Oz), Star Wars
4. ET, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
5. Jay (Will Smith) – Men in Black Series
6. Darth Vader (James Earl Jones), Star Wars series
7. Captain James T Kirk, Star Trek
8. Martin McFly (Michael J Fox) – Back to the Future
9. C3PO, Star Wars
10. Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), Star Trek
11. Mr Spock, Star Trek
12. Captain Steven Hiller (will Smith) – Independence Day
13. The Daleks, Dr Who
14. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Star Wars
15. Doctor Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd), Back to the Future
16. The Tardis, Dr Who
17. R2-D2, Star Wars Episodes I-VI
18. Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars
19. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ghostbusters
20. Doctor (David Tenant), Dr Who
21. Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), Alien
22. Kay (Tommy Lee Jones), Men in Black series
23. Gizmo, Gremlins
24. Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), Star Wars Episodes III-VI
25. Princess Leia (Carrie Fischer), Star Wars Episodes IV – VI
26. Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), The X Files
27. Trinity (Carie-Anne Moss), The Matrix
28. Thomas Anderson/Neo (Keanu Reeves), The Matrix
29. Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), The Terminator, Terminator 2
30. Dr Alan Grant (Sam Neill) – Jurassic Park
31. Doctor (Matt Smith), Dr Who
32. Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), The X Files
33. Dave Lister (Craig Charles), Red Dwarf
34. Alien, Aliens
35. Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), The Matrix
36. Wall-E, Wall-E
37. Robert Neville (Will Smith), I Am Legend
38. Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving), The Matrix Trilogy
39. Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) – Jurassic Park
40. Scotty (Simon Pegg), Star Trek
41. Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), Bladerunner
42. T-1000 (Robert Patrick), Terminator 2: Judgement Day
43. Major Alan ‘Dutch’ Schaefer (Arnold Schwarzenegger), Predator
44. Arnold Judas Rimmer (Chris Barrie), Red Dwarf
45. “Mad” Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson), Mad Max
46. Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), Torchwood
47. Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), Dr Who
48. Jabba The Hutt, The Return of the Jedi
49. Predator, Prediator
50. Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Buffy the Vampire Slayer
51. Optimus Prime, Transformers
52. Dominic Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), Inception
53. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) – Close Encounters of the Third Kind
54. Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), Dr Who
55. Padwan (Natalie Portman) Star Wars
56. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), Avatar
57. RoboCop (Peter Weller), RoboCop
58. George Taylor (Charlton Heston), Planet Of The Apes
59. Captain Scarlet, Thunderbirds
60. Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer), Blade Runner
61. Lady Penelope, Thunderbirds
62. Bender (John DiMaggio), Futurama
63. James Cole (Bruce Willis), Twelve Monkeys
64. Private William Hudson (Bill Paxton), Aliens
65. John Anderton (Tom Cruise) – Minority Report
66. Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise), War of the Worlds
67. Angel (David Boreanaz), Buffy Vampire Slayer
68. Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman), Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
69. Dr Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) – Jurassic Park
70. Seven of nine (Jeri Ryan), Star Trek: Voyager
71. Darth Maul, Star Wars: Episode 1, The Phantom Menace
72. Buck Rogers (Gil Gerard) – Buck Rogers
73. The Borg, Star Trek
74. General Jonathan ‘Jack’ O’Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) – Stargate
75. Paul (Seth Rogan), Paul
76. Marvin (Warwick Davis), Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
77. Bumblebee, Transformers
78. Flash Gordon (Sam J. Jones), Flash Gordon
79. Riddick (Vin Diesel), Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick
80. Ash (Ian Holm), Alien
81. HAL-9000 (Douglas Rain), 2001: A Space Odyssey
82. Rory (Arthur Darvill) Dr Who
83. Judge Joseph Dredd (Sylvester Stallone), Judge Dredd
84. Alice (Milla Jovovich), Resident Evil films
85. Ming the Merciless (Max von Sydow), Flash Gordon
86. Klaatu (Michael Rennie), The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
87. Snake Plisskin (Kurt Russell), Escape from New York
88. Megatron, Transformers
89. Alexander Dane (Alan Rickman), Galaxy Quest
90. Abe Sapien(Doug Jones), Hellboy
91. Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping), Stargate
92. Ood Sigma (Paul Kasey) Dr Who
93. David (Haley Joel Osment), A.I.
94. Leeloo (Milla Jovovich), The Fifth Element
95. Jim (Cillian Murphy), 28 Days Later
96. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan), Stargate Atlantis
97. Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere), Heroes
98. Godzilla, Godzilla
99. Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum), The Fly
100. Dr David Bowman (Keir Dullea), 2001: A Space Odyssey


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