Someone recently told me she didn’t think aliens were sexy. I’ve certainly heard this before. When I was recounting this story last week, one of my writing bud’s spoke up to say “Charlie’s aliens are sexy” with great enthusiasm. Love you, sweety! But, since I do write aliens, I feel the need to make some effort to sway public opinion.
Unfortunately, a lot of the alien characters in SciFi TV and Movies are the bad guys or look like this guy. At first glance, not so sexy. But are we being a bit superficial? Admiral Akbar (Star Wars) had power, a worthy cause, and he definitely knew how to spot a trap. Doesn’t that make him at least a little sexy?
I put my thinking cap on and came up with a few more of my favorite alien heroes. You’ll have to let me know if you think they’re sexy.
Worf from Star Trek The Next Generation.
He was one of the first aliens that really caught my eye. Love the warrior types.
The predator from AvP.
I’ve been called freaky for liking this guy, and I agree that he’s a bit of a stretch in the looks department. You definitely want this guy to keep his helmet on! But he is a super cool warrior, with skills, honor, courage, and he proves himself capable of respecting the courage of the movie’s heroine. How can that not be sexy?
Teal’c from SG1.
This guy sacrificed everything to join the humans and fight against the Goa’uld—with the aim of freeing his people. He is the epitome of the strong, quiet type and he has a subtle humor that gets me every time.
Spock from Star Trek.
Need I say more?
Ryan from ABC’s V.
Another alien you want to keep on his disguise. But since he’s been wearing it for years and his girlfriend never noticed anything weird. I think we can safely assume he won’t be going green and reptilian anytime soon. Ryan has charisma, courage, and a bit of a dark past. Very sexy.
Later this week, I’ll be posting some excerpts for my favorite sexy alien heroes from books. In the mean time, can you think of any sexy alien heroes? Come on Farscape, BB5, and Torchwood fans—surely you can come up with someone.