This week’s 5 Fandom Friday features our Five Favourite Aliens! Kick it up to Warp Speed and join me, The Nerdy Girlie, and Super Space Chick and hashtag #5FANDOMFRIDAY and #FANDOM5 with your 5 favourite aliens – self included!
1. THE DOCTOR in all his various incarnations. I think my favourite has to be Tom Baker – I once heard that, in order to make his Doctor appear even more “alien,” his acting method was to do the opposite of whatever the normal reaction would be to a situation. Oddball, quirky, fun and full of adventure (and heart – both of them!), the Doctor has to top this list!
2. Valentine Michael Smith is a human man, born on Mars, raised by Martians, possibly divine? Stranger in a Strange Land is a lot to grok, and Mike is even more. At once innocent and tender, while terrifying and powerful. We won’t even bring up the Togetherness Pit.
3. Doctor Zoidberg everyone’s (least)favourite? I identify with Zoidberg so much. He just wants to be liked! He’s completely innocent, well-meaning, and inept.
4, 5, and oops, 6. Wiploc, Zeebo, and Mac from the 1988 movie Earth Girls are Easy, portrayed by Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans, and Jeff Goldblum, respectively. “They’re like, totally hot!” If you haven’t seen this sci-fi musical yet, you owe it to yourself to watch it!