Saturday, May 08, 2010

Top 10 Mothers in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Tomorrow, call your mother because it's Mother's Day, and you'll (be made to) regret it if you don't. But until tomorrow, you may want to look at Matt Blum of Geek Dad's list of the ten greatest mothers in science fiction and fantasy:
8. Martha Kent - You think it’s tough to deal with your kids’ temper tantrums? Imagine having to worry they’ll register on the Richter scale! And imagine his birthday parties: “OK, Clark, blow out the candles… CAREFULLY!” It’s a miracle she had any hair, gray or not, left by the time she was getting old.

7. Padme Amidala - Yes, we know, she never actually had the opportunity to be a mother to Luke and Leia. And she did spend most of Episode III sitting at home being pregnant and spouting mind-numbingly bad dialogue. But she was pretty badass in Episodes I and II, and she did produce her twins, who did eventually help bring about the downfall of the Empire.

Who would you add to the list?


Johnny Cat said...

First one that comes to mind is actually Ripley, not the Alien Queen (Christ, what an asshole she was). Ripley's story in the director's cut was so heart-wrenching and meaningful, and actually explained why she immediately bonded with Newt.

Happy Mother's Day, all you Momses.

John Meunier said...


Is he kidding? How about Aunt Beru, who raises Luke as her own and gets killed for her trouble.

John said...

John Meunier wrote:

How about Aunt Beru, who raises Luke as her own and gets killed for her trouble.

Yeah, but she wasn't hot. And that counts for a lot.

Johnny Cat wrote:

First one that comes to mind is actually Ripley, not the Alien Queen (Christ, what an asshole she was).

Then I guess she was actually the mother-in-law.

Kidding, kidding! I love you, mom-in-law.

Rich said...

I haven't seen Star Wars Episode III in the entirety (that aforementioned bad dialogue kinda disenchanted me) but was Aunt Beru actually seen on screen?

My only recollection of her is as a crispy corpse, and as I recall it seemed hot to me, in the sense of smoking.

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