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Favorite Blood Suckers

Today’s Thursday Thirteen will be my 13 favorite Vampires from the big and small screens:

1. Bela Lugosi’s Dracula – Of course, the most famous blood sucker. He set the par. Often misquoted, he never actually said, “I vant to suck your blood.”
Memorable Quote: To die, to be really dead, that must be glorious!

2. Henry Fitzroy (from Blood Ties) – Fast becoming one of my favorite new shows. Henry, the 450-year-old vampire and illegitimate son of Henry VIII, is a artist for graphic novels and helps Vicki out with her supernatural cases.
Memorable Quote:
Henry: Where are you going?
Vicki: Husband hunting.
Henry: (indicating himself) Husband material.
Vicki: You’re sweet, but you’re just not a morning person.

3 & 4. Angel & Spike (from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) – Had to include the two most drooled-over vampires on tv. Of course, this Whedon tv adaptation from a movie that bombed ended up being a cult hit.
Memorable Quotes:
Angel: Don’t worry. I’m not here to eat.
Spike: Angel’s as dull as a table lamp, and we have much different coloring.

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My LEAST Favorite Aliens

Last week I gave you my favorite aliens from favorite shows. Now, here is a list of top 13 aliens that I despise.
I saw this pic to the right and just had to show it!

1 – Jar Jar Binks (from Star Wars) – I don’t think any explanation is needed. Everyone agrees. Me-so want to hurt him.

2 – Jabba the Hut (from Star Wars) – Fat and disgusting, I can quite easily say that he’s been my least favorite since I was a child.

3 – Mac (from Mac and Me) – He was just a bad rip-off of ET. A really creepy-looking ET.

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My Favorite Aliens

This one was really hard to narrow down. But here are my 13 favorite aliens from my favorite shows:

1. Superman – Big Blue has to top the list in pretty much everything for me. But when an alien from another planet decides to make Earth his home and defend it with his life. That’s worth the top spot right there.

2. E.T. – Gentle and peaceful, E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial, is probably the most beloved little alien amongst children. He came to Earth to study plant life, and gets help from a little boy to “phone home.”

3. Spock (from Star Trek) – Leonard Nimoy made this emotionless Vulcan scientist and explorer an icon decades ago. I shudder to think what another actor will do to the role in the upcoming Star Trek movie.

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13 Great Quotes from Ghostbusters

Here are 13 of my favorite quotes from the classic movie, Ghostbusters.

1. Dr. Peter Venkman: He slimed me.

2. Janine Melnitz: Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?

3. Dr Ray Stantz: Listen! Do you smell something?

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The Best Pilots in the Galaxy

Here’s my list of the 13 Best Starship Pilots:

1. Han Solo (from Star Wars) – Easily the best pilot, and he knows it. I’d include Luke too for his X-Wing flying, but he uses The Force. Isn’t that cheating? Would he actually be as good a pilot if he didn’t use The Force?
2. Wash (from Serenity/Firefly) – Joss Whedon created a loveable, funny character in Wash. Then, he killed him.
Oops. That was a spoiler.
Can you tell it upset me?
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42 Is the Answer

We all know that 42 is THE ANSWER to Ultimate Question of Life. Or at least, those of us who have read or watching Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
But here are 13 questions that 42 is also the answer to:

1. How many teeth do wolves and dogs (canines) have?

2. The planet Uranus’ north and south poles face the sun how many years before switching?

3. How many lines are there on each page of the Gutenberg Bible, the first and oldest surviving book printed with movable type?

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13 of SciFiChick’s Favorite SciFi Novels

Here it is. I never agree with any of the “definitive lists” out there. So this is simply a list of those that are near and dear. And since it’s Thursday Thirteen, I’m listing just that strange number. This may be one of my last 13’s, as I’d rather do Top Tens.

Feel free to post some of your own top picks.
And wow, for once, there aren’t any fantasy books in a list of science fiction novels.

1. Area 51 series, by Robert Doherty – How much do I love this series? It has to be number one. I’m disappointed that Doherty seems to have stopped writing them. They read like you’re watching a movie, plenty of suspense and colorful descriptions.

2. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells – I have a large book of Wells’ greatest stories. This one has to be my favorite, followed closely by The Invisible Man, War of the Worlds, and The Island of Doctor Moreau.

3. Out of the Silent Planet (and the rest of the Space Trilogy), by C.S. Lewis – I love this series almost as much as his Narnia books, which top my list of top fantasy picks.

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Reasons Daniel Craig is the Best. Bond. Ever.

Celebrating the release of Casino Royale this past Tuesday, here are 13 Reasons Daniel Craig is now the Best Bond:

1. He has the best build for someone who’s supposed to be good at fighting. He’s actually believable as a spy.

2. He had to overcome a lot of suspicion that he’d be a decent Bond. He’s blond and not a pretty-boy. And everyone ended up being more than surprised (me included) and loving him.

3. He’s the only straight man that can pull-off wearing a Speedo.

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