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Total Nerd 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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Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Robert Wabash added Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon Battlestar Galatica

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2
94 24
Number Six is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Number Six Battlestar Galatica

3
115 36
T'Pol is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
T'Pol Star Trek: Enterprise

4
125 42
Kara Thrace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Kara "Starbuck" Thrace Battlestar Galactica

5
105 34
Sharon
Sharon "Boomer" Valerii Battlestar Galactica

6
99 31
Anastasia Dualla is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Anastasia "Dee" Dualla Battlestar Galactica

7
90 28
Inara Serra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Inara Serra Firefly

8
94 34
Zoë Washburne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Zoë Washburne Firefly

9
96 38
Hoshi Sato is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Hoshi Sato Star Trek: Enterprise

10
68 20
Andromeda Ascendant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television

11
91 40
Laura Roslin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Laura Roslin Battlestar Galactica

12
53 14
Lieutenant Athena is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Ag47 added Lieutenant Athena Battlestar Galactica - Original Series

13
74 29
Barbarella is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Barbarella Barbarella

14
86 39
Uhura is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Uhura Star Trek - Original Series

15
63 23
Ro Laren is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Ro Laren Star Trek Next Generation

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67 26
Maya is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Maya Space: 1999

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61 22
Beka Valentine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Beka Valentine Andromeda

18
99 50
Leia Organa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Leia Organa Star Wars

19
62 24
Trance Gemini is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Trance Gemini Andromeda

20
46 18
Martha Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
tiky added Martha Jones Dr Who

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72 41
River Tam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
River Tam Firefly

22
59 32
Kaylee Frye is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Kaylee Frye Firefly, Serenity

23
55 42
Leeloo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Leeloo The Fifth Element

24
65 54
Aeryn Sun is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Aeryn Sun Farscape

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78 72
Seven of Nine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Seven of Nine Star Trek Voyager

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21 14
Amy Pond is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Amy Pond Doctor Who

27
20 13
Rose Tyler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Rose Tyler Dr. Who

28
17 11
Rey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Rey Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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40 36
Ellen Ripley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Ellen Ripley Alien

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51 49
Jadzia Dax is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Jadzia Dax Star Trek Deep Space Nine

31
55 54
Kathryn Janeway is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Kathryn Janeway Star Trek Voyager

32
19 15
Clara Oswald is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Clara Oswald Doctor Who

33
45 44
Deanna Troi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Deanna Troi Star Trek Next Generation

34
53 53
B'Elanna Torres is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
B'Elanna Torres Star Trek Voyager

35
24 21
Ezri Dax is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Ezri Dax Star Trek Deep Space Nine

36
29 27
Lt. Col. Samantha Carter is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Lt. Col. Samantha Carter Stargate SG-1

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18 15
Donna Noble is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Donna Noble Dr. Who

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8 4
Helen Carter is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Helen Carter (Hel) Cleopatra 2525

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51 52
Padmé Amidala is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
carlybobarly added Padmé Amidala Star Wars (prequels)

40
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Susan Ivanova is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Susan Ivanova Babylon 5

41
15 12
Portia Lin ("Two") is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Portia Lin ("Two") Dark Matter

42
31 30
Chiana is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Chiana Farscape

43
44 46
Tasha Yar is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Tasha Yar Star Trek Next Generation

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27 27
Vala Mal Doran is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Umberhaven added Vala Mal Doran Stargate SG-1

45
48 51
Beverly Crusher is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Beverly Crusher Star Trek Next Generation

46
16 15
Missy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Missy Doctor Who - aka "The Mistress" 

47
41 44
Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan Farscape

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14 13
Lenina Huxley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Ag47 added Lenina Huxley Demolition Man

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13 12
Wilma Deering is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Wilma Deering Buck Rogers

50
32 34
Renate Richter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV/Film: Best Female Characters: Sci Fi Film & Television
Renate Richter Iron Sky