Hang around my favourite social network, the ever-irritating Facebook, for long enough and you’ll discover a preponderance of pages entitled I Fucking Love…, amongst which my favourite is I Fucking Love Science. It’s one of the few good reasons to continue to use said website instead of just living one’s online life completely on Twitter.
Since…er…I fucking love the I Fucking Love… phenomenon, and since I fucking love science fiction, I hereby bring you a humble little homage to both.
The characters below (yes, ships do count as characters for the purposes of the following pictures – indeed, some of them are actually alive, so fair dos) are the men, women, puppets, CGI cleverness and naff make-uped eejits that make me love science fiction. Many of the below are excellent actors and actresses, and some are less so – but loveable in their own inimitable ways. I’m by no means the sci-fi geek I’d like to be, but I do appreciate the contribution that all these people – and their characters’ and scripts’ creators – have made to the genre. Here’s to you all! I’d like to make some half-decent pictorial celebration of you, but this is the best I can do for now.
The source of some of images in these montages will be obvious even to people who don’t know anything about sci-fi. There’s quite a surplus of Star Trek: The Original Series – it’s not a secret that I’ve been watching that religiously of late – and of course it has seeped into many aspects of popular culture, sporting at least some universally recognisable characters. Everyone knows I love Babylon 5 more than any other series ever made (and that includes series of any genre), so it won’t surprise readers that material from it is included heavily here too.
OK…but what of the others? Some are reasonably well-known, and others are very obscure. In total, there are 25 sci-fi sources included in the collages, including the two already mentioned.
A pointless little game tied to a pointless but-I-felt-compelled-to-post-it little blog entry – can you work out where the photos come from, and if so, can you name the characters/species/ships etc? Go on. Take up the nerd gauntlet! 😉