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TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television  

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Where "best"  = best developed, best written, most heroic (or villainous), most compelling (so factoring in the "she's insanely beautiful" portion of your vote goes here), intelligent/witty, and has the most impact on whatever plot threads make you love that show or movie. 

This list mostly consists of characters from media considered "space opera," has space travel as a main feature, is or set on an alien planet.

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Kara Thrace is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television

Battlestar Galactica

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T'Pol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television

Star Trek: Enterprise

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Inara Serra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television

Firefly

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Number Six is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television

Battlestar Galatica

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Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Robert Wabash added

Battlestar Galatica

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Andromeda Ascendant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
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Anastasia Dualla is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television

Battlestar Galactica

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Sharon

Battlestar Galactica

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Zoë Washburne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television

Firefly

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Leia Organa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television

Star Wars

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Barbarella is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television

Barbarella

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Uhura is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television

Star Trek - Original Series

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Hoshi Sato is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television

Star Trek: Enterprise

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Beka Valentine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Andromeda
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River Tam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television

Firefly

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Kaylee Frye is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Firefly, Serenity
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Laura Roslin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television

Battlestar Galactica

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Ellen Ripley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television

Alien

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Maya is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Maya
Space: 1999
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Trance Gemini is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television

Andromeda

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Martha Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
tiky added

Dr Who

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Lieutenant Athena is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Ag47 added

Battlestar Galactica - Original Series

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Rose Tyler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Dr. Who
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Ro Laren is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television

Star Trek Next Generation

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Amy Pond is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Doctor Who