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2012-10-05 05:22:09 PM
Who: Catwoman

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-05 05:35:49 PM
it appears the author of the article doesn't know the definition of science fiction
 
2012-10-05 05:36:49 PM
Farkers be warned: Here there be dudes in banana hammocks. Proceed with caution.
 
2012-10-05 06:32:00 PM
50 Quatros on the babe in the silver bikini
vampjac.com
 
2012-10-05 06:51:40 PM
i1079.photobucket.com 
Makes my Loc-nar rock hard
 
2012-10-05 07:13:03 PM
Missing from the list:
www.shamusyoung.com

/you could probably include the entire female cast for Mass Effect after the first game.
 
2012-10-05 07:14:51 PM
Wasn't mindy Clarke wearing that outfit as a human before she got reanimated? She was a hot zombie.
 
2012-10-05 07:19:31 PM
I, Astronaut Jones, approve of this
 
2012-10-05 07:27:46 PM
Wait their were multiple RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD MOVIES?  I need to catch up on my schlock.
 
2012-10-05 07:28:34 PM

LoneWolf343: Missing from the list:
[www.shamusyoung.com image 600x336]

/you could probably include the entire female cast for Mass Effect after the first game.


Miranda and Liara had skimpy outfits? I mean I'll admit they were form fitting, but hardly tiny.
 
2012-10-05 07:38:30 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: it appears the author of the article doesn't know the definition of science fiction


Science friction?
 
2012-10-05 07:38:55 PM
List is also missing pretty much every female from Star Trek TOS.

/love me some super short miniskirts and barely there outfits from TOS.
 
2012-10-05 07:39:16 PM
Who: Prince Vultan
Actor: Brian Blessed
Movie: Flash Gordon (1980)
Wearing: Short shorts and Wings.


Except for the whole breastplate thingie.

Seems to me there are a lot of individual choices in this list. Most of the characters presented here do not represent the average person (of their race) in the movie. Might as well complain about the average indigenous person wearing only a loincloth. At least the women in the list know how to keep gravity from messing up the Boobies.
 
2012-10-05 07:44:06 PM
Not to be too much of a geek, but Feyd-Rautha wore that plastic loincloth for one scene only, a knife duel, for which it was an eminently practical costume and which I am pretty sure was also described in the book. So, inexplicable my ass.
 
2012-10-05 07:55:19 PM
Well, I guess it HAS been a few hours since we had an io9 link.
 
2012-10-05 08:03:09 PM
Dear failauthor:

www.podpocalypse.com
 
2012-10-05 08:03:19 PM

rickycal78: LoneWolf343: Missing from the list:
[www.shamusyoung.com image 600x336]

/you could probably include the entire female cast for Mass Effect after the first game.

Miranda and Liara had skimpy outfits? I mean I'll admit they were form fitting, but hardly tiny.


FemShep FTW.
 
2012-10-05 08:08:42 PM

brap: Wait their were multiple RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD MOVIES?  I need to catch up on my schlock.


There have been five (one and three are the only good ones though)

Link
 
2012-10-05 08:09:22 PM

Click Click D'oh: Dear failauthor:

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Well, I agree that the slave Leia costume should be included in as many articles as possible, it is fairly easy to explain why she was wearing it (the article's title is "Inexplicably tiny outfits in SciFi History").

She's a slave for a crime lord/gangster - and her outfit is built to both enslave and be eye candy. Especially when you include the collar & chain worn in the film.
 
2012-10-05 08:12:20 PM

Click Click D'oh: Dear failauthor:

[www.podpocalypse.com image 313x480]


Um... what's inexplicable about slave bikini Leia? if I were a sleazy Hutt criminal boss and I wanted to humilliate a smug hot rebel princess, I'd probably dress her like that, too... ;)
 
2012-10-05 08:14:47 PM
Almost all of these characters have one thing in common

crazy badassery

www.mycomicsandstuff.com

Or, if you prefer

www.eurotv.us
 
2012-10-05 08:16:49 PM
300?
 
2012-10-05 08:20:41 PM
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2012-10-05 08:22:18 PM
Long story Short hems.
Thick plot? Thin fabric.
 
2012-10-05 08:27:07 PM
didn't notice till now that Julie Walker/Mindy Clarke is just a Lois Royo painting without a giant sword
 
2012-10-05 08:28:20 PM

MrSteve007: Click Click D'oh: Dear failauthor:

[www.podpocalypse.com image 313x480]

Well, I agree that the slave Leia costume should be included in as many articles as possible, it is fairly easy to explain why she was wearing it (the article's title is "Inexplicably tiny outfits in SciFi History").

She's a slave for a crime lord/gangster - and her outfit is built to both enslave and be eye candy. Especially when you include the collar & chain worn in the film.


"[W]hat people forget, when they talk about Slave Leia outfits, is that it's the one costume she doesn't choose for herself. She's forced into it, compelled to wear that bikini for Jabba's dubious and slobbery pleasure. And I can see why people are upset that this happens-because if there's one thing we do not need to gratify so much, it's the male gaze in film-but at the same time, I think it's important that this happens to Leia, because it happens to plenty of women, all the time, every day, around the world, with or without help from a gold bikini.

And here is what Leia does, when you force her into a scanty outfit and choke-chain: she takes that chain, and she kills you with it. She doesn't let her clothing get in her way or limit her more than she can help-she waits for her moment to strike, and then she conquers her would-be conqueror and saves the day.

And I was a little kid, not yet desensitized to violence [...] Jabba's death scene freaked the hell out of me. It wasn't a clean blaster shot to the chest or a slice from a light-saber that sent sparks flying or made you turn invisible. There were struggles, and flailing, and twitching limbs. The shots are close-ups, and very dark-it's vicious, and vengeful, and physical, and very very personal.

So for me, wearing that gold bikini does not mean 'Here I am, a sexy toy for your amusement and gratification.'

To me, that gold bikini says, If you f*ck with me, I will end you." ~ Olivia Waite
 
2012-10-05 08:39:00 PM
What a terrible farking list.

Practically everyone in every sci fi movie of the 60s and 70s was wearing stuff like this:

www.thescifishow.com

And the list has farking 300 and Catwoman?!
 
2012-10-05 08:42:10 PM

MaxSupernova: Wasn't mindy Clarke wearing that outfit as a human before she got reanimated? She was a hot zombie.


Holy FARK, I watched that movie multiple times just for her.
 
2012-10-05 08:42:26 PM

Click Click D'oh: Dear failauthor:

[www.podpocalypse.com image 313x480]


Too explicable.
 
2012-10-05 08:45:51 PM
bedazzled.blogs.com

Too obscure?
 
2012-10-05 08:54:15 PM
www.bmovienation.com


"Logan's Run"
 
2012-10-05 08:56:47 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: 50 Quatros on the babe in the silver bikini
[vampjac.com image 500x359]


I just found one of that woman's movies from the 80's. They are very different than what you would see on TV
 
2012-10-05 08:58:16 PM
Forbidden Planet. 1956.

4.bp.blogspot.com 

...with the angry fist of an invisible space monster
 
2012-10-05 09:04:22 PM

Click Click D'oh: Dear failauthor:

[www.podpocalypse.com image 313x480]


doesnt count. Title was Inexplicably tiny outfits. I've highlighted the key word. She was basically a stripper/dancer. That would not be an Inexplicable outfit for such.
 
2012-10-05 09:06:06 PM

MrSteve007: Click Click D'oh: Dear failauthor:

[www.podpocalypse.com image 313x480]

Well, I agree that the slave Leia costume should be included in as many articles as possible, it is fairly easy to explain why she was wearing it (the article's title is "Inexplicably tiny outfits in SciFi History").

She's a slave for a crime lord/gangster - and her outfit is built to both enslave and be eye candy. Especially when you include the collar & chain worn in the film.


The odd point- why is she eye candy?

Jabba's an enormous alien slug. I have no idea what sexual characteristics Hutts find attractive, but I can't imagine the gold bikini did anything for him or the dozens of other non-human races around him. It's probably not even obvious to him what humans would find degrading.

It would be like us enslaving a giant jellyfish and painting its body in horizontal red stripes- everyone knows that's horribly demeaning to giant alien jellyfish, plus everyone gets a chubby looking at it, right?
 
2012-10-05 09:08:37 PM
Not sure inexplicable, but should be included in any such list just because

www.theimproper.com

And just because one good alien-ass-kicking babe needs another

www.gonemovies.com
 
2012-10-05 09:09:39 PM

Bob Down: Forbidden Planet. 1956.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 453x586] 

...with the angry fist of an invisible space monster Id manifestation


FTFY
 
2012-10-05 09:10:47 PM

AtlanticCoast63: [bedazzled.blogs.com image 375x565]

Too obscure?


AtlanticCoast63: [bedazzled.blogs.com image 375x565]

Too obscure?



Lt. Ellis Gets Dressed

/Rawr.
 
2012-10-05 09:15:53 PM
img2.bdbphotos.com

Zev Bellringer
 
2012-10-05 09:16:35 PM
img.gawkerassets.com

Gay movie....or gayest movie?
 
2012-10-05 09:19:28 PM
There is nothing even slightly inexplicable about the tininess of those outfits, subby.
 
2012-10-05 09:25:18 PM

Glockenspiel Hero: MrSteve007: Click Click D'oh: Dear failauthor:

[www.podpocalypse.com image 313x480]

Well, I agree that the slave Leia costume should be included in as many articles as possible, it is fairly easy to explain why she was wearing it (the article's title is "Inexplicably tiny outfits in SciFi History").

She's a slave for a crime lord/gangster - and her outfit is built to both enslave and be eye candy. Especially when you include the collar & chain worn in the film.

The odd point- why is she eye candy?

Jabba's an enormous alien slug. I have no idea what sexual characteristics Hutts find attractive, but I can't imagine the gold bikini did anything for him or the dozens of other non-human races around him. It's probably not even obvious to him what humans would find degrading.

It would be like us enslaving a giant jellyfish and painting its body in horizontal red stripes- everyone knows that's horribly demeaning to giant alien jellyfish, plus everyone gets a chubby looking at it, right?


Hutts are androgynous and a slave girl dancer would be a status symbol for a crime boss. It wouldn't need to have any personal interest for Jabba as long as he got to make the princess his status symbol.
 
2012-10-05 09:25:41 PM
missing:

i1.squidoocdn.com
 
2012-10-05 09:28:42 PM
Annnddd most of those weren't scifi, or barely were.

300? Really? Three farking hundred? Fantasy, sure, but scifi? Where was the science in that movie, farktard?
 
2012-10-05 09:41:25 PM
i102.photobucket.com

LOOK AT THOSE CANS!
 
2012-10-05 09:41:47 PM

One Bad Apple: [www.bmovienation.com image 500x336]


"Logan's Run"


Not inexplicable. The people of the City lived their whole lives in a climate controlled environment in the domes, and you could have sex with anyone you wanted at any time. They also had no shame about their bodies or being half-naked. Lightweight, easily removable clothing served that purpose quite well.

/still, hawt
 
2012-10-05 09:42:10 PM
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com 

To reiterate-
 
2012-10-05 09:48:14 PM

Glockenspiel Hero: MrSteve007: Click Click D'oh: Dear failauthor:

[www.podpocalypse.com image 313x480]

Well, I agree that the slave Leia costume should be included in as many articles as possible, it is fairly easy to explain why she was wearing it (the article's title is "Inexplicably tiny outfits in SciFi History").

She's a slave for a crime lord/gangster - and her outfit is built to both enslave and be eye candy. Especially when you include the collar & chain worn in the film.

The odd point- why is she eye candy?



I don't think it was as much on a physical level as an emotional one. He knew who she was, and having her in his servitude might have been, to his mind, immensely humiliating. She's the kind of person who probably always looked down on his gangster activities, and the sight of her at his, um feet? okay tail, must have been gratifying to his ego.
 
2012-10-05 09:54:05 PM
Barbarella wasn't inexplicable but it's absence from the list is still inexcusable.
When it's prime Jane Fonda you break the damn rules.

Hell, the only thing inexplicable about naked spartan soldiers is the lack of onscreen buggery and they got included.
 
2012-10-05 09:59:44 PM

Great Janitor: missing:

[i1.squidoocdn.com image 250x372]


That's not a codpiece.
 
2012-10-05 10:02:14 PM
Since they had The Lord Humungous, Wez and his assless pants should have been included too.

/Humungous understands your pain
 
2012-10-05 10:03:08 PM
www.fanpop.com
 
2012-10-05 10:05:47 PM

AtlanticCoast63: [bedazzled.blogs.com image 375x565]

Too obscure?


Nope.
Just in case anyone needs to do some research (for educational purposes) some kind soul has put the entire series (dvd) on the spuorgswen, in a.b.mm.scifi. It has been there since july.
 
2012-10-05 10:07:05 PM
Yes, Leeloo Dallas makes for a very sexy costume:

Link
(this was my costume from last Halloween)
 
2012-10-05 10:08:36 PM
I am now inexplicably in the mood to watch cheesy sci-fi from the 70s. Most of which I've never actually seen or cared much about. How'd you guys do that?
 
2012-10-05 10:13:49 PM
How about no outfit?
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-10-05 10:16:41 PM
Let's all agree here that in the future clothing will be optional and unnecessary.
 
2012-10-05 10:17:11 PM

Nem Wan: How about no outfit?
[farm9.staticflickr.com image 298x292]


Space Vampires FTW!
 
2012-10-05 10:18:12 PM

Cyber_Junk: Yes, Leeloo Dallas makes for a very sexy costume:

Link
(this was my costume from last Halloween)


I'll be in my bunk.
 
2012-10-05 10:20:21 PM

kroonermanblack: Annnddd most of those weren't scifi, or barely were.

300? Really? Three farking hundred? Fantasy, sure, but scifi? Where was the science in that movie, farktard?


The Sweet Science, otherwise known as Gay Hot Oil Wrestling.
 
2012-10-05 10:33:11 PM

Happy Hours: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 144x286]


and, we're done
 
2012-10-05 10:44:14 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-05 10:47:19 PM
I remember when science fiction actually required some imagination and thought. People like Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke and Larry Niven wrote really interesting books about it.

When did science fiction become comic books, bad mythology and horror movies?
 
2012-10-05 10:52:52 PM
I'd say those numbers are pretty good for a nation that's run out of resources and is outsourcing all of its manufacturing so people can get a 300" plasma TV for $999.
 
2012-10-05 10:53:50 PM
Ooops, wrong thread.

Or maybe not.
 
2012-10-05 11:12:15 PM

Ishkur: What a terrible farking list.

Practically everyone in every sci fi movie of the 60s and 70s was wearing stuff like this:

[www.thescifishow.com image 400x440]

And the list has farking 300 and Catwoman?!


And then there's LifeForce, in which the incredibly hot villainess (Mathilda May) walks around completely naked for half the movie.

www.morbidementia.com
 
2012-10-05 11:12:21 PM
That author is an idiot

this is sci fi 

farm7.staticflickr.com
 
2012-10-05 11:25:14 PM
I bet the author's favorite "sci-fi" film is Citizen Cane.
 
2012-10-05 11:28:54 PM
Tinier than these outfits?

www.blogcdn.com
 
2012-10-05 11:33:22 PM

Nem Wan: How about no outfit?
[farm9.staticflickr.com image 298x292]


What's that movie name again
 
2012-10-05 11:37:47 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: Nem Wan: How about no outfit?
[farm9.staticflickr.com image 298x292]

What's that movie name again


Lifeforce
 
2012-10-05 11:43:57 PM
www.badmovies.org
 
2012-10-05 11:46:42 PM

Smeggy Smurf: [www.badmovies.org image 600x325]


My father took our family to the Winchester Drive-In to see Wizards and Phantom of The Paradise when we were kids. My mom was so pissed after that.
 
2012-10-06 12:07:11 AM

whatshisname: I remember when science fiction actually required some imagination and thought. People like Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke and Larry Niven wrote really interesting books about it.

When did science fiction become comic books, bad mythology and horror movies?


you're confusing the intent of science fiction novels with science fiction movies. movies are a visual medium, so they create sexy revealing outfits because it creates a reaction in the viewer and because sci-fi is meant to be speculative and different. novels aren't visual so there is no need to bother with that sort of thing. in many novels, science fiction and otherwise, they don't even mention half the time what the characters are wearing because it isn't important. for all you know, the characters in classic sci-fi novels are all walking around naked.

and you should read modern science fiction novels some time.
 
2012-10-06 12:09:02 AM

AtlanticCoast63: [bedazzled.blogs.com image 375x565]

Too obscure?


Not in the least. Lots of Gerry Anderson fans around.
 
2012-10-06 12:28:17 AM

Smeggy Smurf: [www.badmovies.org image 600x325]


I saw that movie when I was like 11, told my friends about that movie so they went to the video store to rent it during a sleep over. They got the wrong movie, ended up with that Fred Savage movie where the little boy plays Mario 3.
 
2012-10-06 12:36:46 AM

ChrisDe: [img.gawkerassets.com image 300x169]

Gay movie....or gayest movie?


img.terra.com.br
Not even close.
 
2012-10-06 12:42:36 AM

enderthexenocide: and you should read modern science fiction novels some time.


I've tried some but find them a bit shallow, except for Iain Banks, maybe Robert Sawyer. Any recommendations? I like the hard science type, not the cowboys in space stuff.
 
2012-10-06 01:02:02 AM

Cyber_Junk: Yes, Leeloo Dallas makes for a very sexy costume:

Link
(this was my costume from last Halloween)


I hate you.
 
2012-10-06 01:02:20 AM

Nem Wan: How about no outfit?
[farm9.staticflickr.com image 298x292]


She was17-18 at that time...
 
2012-10-06 01:26:04 AM

OgreMagi: Cyber_Junk: Yes, Leeloo Dallas makes for a very sexy costume:

Link
(this was my costume from last Halloween)

I hate you.



It was fun getting the same reaction from the other guys at the party :D
 
2012-10-06 01:28:04 AM

Great Janitor: Smeggy Smurf: [www.badmovies.org image 600x325]

I saw that movie when I was like 11, told my friends about that movie so they went to the video store to rent it during a sleep over. They got the wrong movie, ended up with that Fred Savage movie where the little boy plays Mario 3.


The Wizard? HAH!
 
2012-10-06 01:29:27 AM

One Bad Apple: [www.bmovienation.com image 500x336]


"Logan's Run"


Logan's Run's outfits were not inexplicable. They were half the draw for the damn film.
 
2012-10-06 01:33:19 AM

Tsar_Bomba1: Nem Wan: How about no outfit?
[farm9.staticflickr.com image 298x292]

She was17-18 at that time...



Mathilda May (born Karima Mathilda Haïm; 8 February 1965)

Lifeforce is a 1985 science fiction film directed by Tobe Hooper. Filming began on February 2, 1984.

She was 19 unless they filmed those scenes between February 2 and 7, in which case she was 18.98
 
2012-10-06 01:37:32 AM

muck4doo: Smeggy Smurf: [www.badmovies.org image 600x325]

My father took our family to the Winchester Drive-In to see Wizards and Phantom of The Paradise when we were kids. My mom was so pissed after that.


Damn, there hasn't been a Winchester Drive-In for years. There's a small park surrounded by an office park now.
 
2012-10-06 01:40:52 AM
Because any discussion of ladies in science fiction absolutely must include this:

www.film.com


Is it bad that I sometimes think of Battlestar and get misty eyed?
 
2012-10-06 01:54:39 AM
Another "300? Really" here.

While the movie was a sometimes homoerotic interpretation of Thermopylae, it was still based on a historical event. It's not mythology, or science fiction. At worst it's historical fiction, but more closely resembles theatrical epic poetry. Like it or not, 300 spartans killed a shiatload of Persian empire soldiers and mercenaries. It happened in the past, not the future.

/one of the most important moments in history and the author thinks it's goddamn sci-fi
 
2012-10-06 02:03:08 AM

whatshisname: enderthexenocide: and you should read modern science fiction novels some time.

I've tried some but find them a bit shallow, except for Iain Banks, maybe Robert Sawyer. Any recommendations? I like the hard science type, not the cowboys in space stuff.


robert sawyer is good, i've never read iain banks though. i just started re-reading the mars trilogy by kim stanley robinson (red mars, green mars, blue mars) which is excellent. some of my other favorites are alastair reynolds (revelation space), vernor vinge (a fire upon the deep), and neal asher (gridlinked). stephen baxter is good but his books are almost too hard sci-fi for me, his concepts are way over my head and his characters are kinda flat. i also like charles sheffield, but his books are kind of dumbed-down and juvenile sometimes (maybe that's what you meant by "shallow"). jack mcdevitt tells a cracking good story. i also like richard morgan but he's not really hard sci-fi, its more like action cyberpunk. neal asher also falls into this category a bit. some others i like are metaplanetary by anthony daniel (it has a ridiculous setup though), spin state by chris moriarty (more like cyberpunk again) and the hyperion series by dan simmons (but that's like an epic space opera).
 
2012-10-06 02:04:10 AM

DreamyAltarBoy: muck4doo: Smeggy Smurf: [www.badmovies.org image 600x325]

My father took our family to the Winchester Drive-In to see Wizards and Phantom of The Paradise when we were kids. My mom was so pissed after that.

Damn, there hasn't been a Winchester Drive-In for years. There's a small park surrounded by an office park now.


The Capitol Drive-In is still going strong, though. Just a few miles down the road.
 
2012-10-06 02:54:24 AM

enderthexenocide: whatshisname: enderthexenocide: and you should read modern science fiction novels some time.

I've tried some but find them a bit shallow, except for Iain Banks, maybe Robert Sawyer. Any recommendations? I like the hard science type, not the cowboys in space stuff.

robert sawyer is good, i've never read iain banks though. i just started re-reading the mars trilogy by kim stanley robinson (red mars, green mars, blue mars) which is excellent. some of my other favorites are alastair reynolds (revelation space), vernor vinge (a fire upon the deep), and neal asher (gridlinked). stephen baxter is good but his books are almost too hard sci-fi for me, his concepts are way over my head and his characters are kinda flat. i also like charles sheffield, but his books are kind of dumbed-down and juvenile sometimes (maybe that's what you meant by "shallow"). jack mcdevitt tells a cracking good story. i also like richard morgan but he's not really hard sci-fi, its more like action cyberpunk. neal asher also falls into this category a bit. some others i like are metaplanetary by anthony daniel (it has a ridiculous setup though), spin state by chris moriarty (more like cyberpunk again) and the hyperion series by dan simmons (but that's like an epic space opera).


Oh if you haven't read Ian Banks you're in for a treat. I suggest 'Consider Phlebas' as your first book. Banks really knows how to build a universe. It might be hard slogging every now and then but the payoff is immense.

Cory Doctorow is also a good sci-fi writer and bases most of his work in the near future, exploring the implications of technology. I also recommend Charles Stross.
 
2012-10-06 03:12:21 AM
enderthexenocide: for all you know, the characters in classic sci-fi novels are all walking around naked.

If it's Heinlein, you can take it as a given.
 
2012-10-06 03:40:38 AM

lordargent: Almost all of these characters have one thing in common

crazy badassery

[www.mycomicsandstuff.com image 225x255]

Or, if you prefer

[www.eurotv.us image 850x637]



Came here to say THIS. Aeon Flux (the original animated version)... abso-f*cking-lutely!
 
2012-10-06 03:50:46 AM

AtlanticCoast63: [bedazzled.blogs.com image 375x565]

Too obscure?


No. I admit to be old enough to have seen this show when it first made it across the pond to the US. It was funny how far into the future 1980 seemed when the series UFO came out. SHADO certainly had an eye for the women on its payroll. I guess Straker probably took advantage of his casting couch a few times...

/the purple haired chicks...
//carpet matched the drapes...
///SHADO service regulation...
////little-known secret
 
2012-10-06 03:53:08 AM

maniacbastard: That author is an idiot

this is sci fi 

[farm7.staticflickr.com image 340x500]


And she's far more covered up in that picture than she was in the movie. Not bad for a skin-job!
 
2012-10-06 04:35:15 AM

zimbach: DreamyAltarBoy: muck4doo: Smeggy Smurf: [www.badmovies.org image 600x325]

My father took our family to the Winchester Drive-In to see Wizards and Phantom of The Paradise when we were kids. My mom was so pissed after that.

Damn, there hasn't been a Winchester Drive-In for years. There's a small park surrounded by an office park now.

The Capitol Drive-In is still going strong, though. Just a few miles down the road.


Capitol Drive-In will always be epic to me for how many times i got laid there. It's sleazy as hell, but you can bet half the cars there weren't watching the movie.
 
2012-10-06 04:54:33 AM
imageshack.us 
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2012-10-06 06:47:35 AM
Inexplicable how, exactly? Beyond the obvious references to the pulp roots of the genre, predicting that society will become more sexually permissive in the future doesn't exactly require Nostradamus or a supercomputer, it just requires being basically literate and having seen at least one newspaper a decade for the past few decades or more.
 
2012-10-06 06:58:53 AM
IO9 link with 'list' in the headline is pretty much standard formula around here at this point, much like the sun the point of the article is to make fun of its' absurdities and chastise the author for their sheer ineptitude.

This one I must admit was a doozy, 300 in a scifi list? Really? hand in both your man and your geek card. Oh 'Meredith Woerner', just your geek card then.
 
2012-10-06 07:00:19 AM

dr-shotgun: Because any discussion of ladies in science fiction absolutely must include this:




Is it bad that I sometimes think of Battlestar and get misty eyed?


No, I'm with you there.

I don't think we'll ever see any science fiction as mature, visionary, chock full of major talent, beautifully-scored, and well-written as that series ever again. Knowing just how *wrong* some things are made, it was refreshing to see something done right and risky for a change.
 
2012-10-06 07:04:09 AM
Warrior chicks in metal bikinis are to sci-fi / fantasy nerds what cheerleaders are to sports nerds.

'Cept that sci-fi / fantasy nerds have much lower mating privileges in American culture than sports nerds do. Maybe it's that we're not as rapey, I guess. Point is, we need our fantasy a little more, and we're willing to pay a premium for it.

Anyway, you can get rid of our nearly-naked chicks that kill orcs, zombies, and robots after you get rid of their Laker Girls.
 
2012-10-06 08:46:06 AM
"Gay movie....or gayest movie?"

Second to Prince of Persia...according to Daniel Tosh
 
2012-10-06 09:42:33 AM

scottydoesntknow: Who: Catwoman


THERE ARE FOUR TIGHTS!!!
 
2012-10-06 09:42:55 AM

KungFuJunkie: [www.fanpop.com image 500x483]


Hey man, the clothes were made by a machine, on her.
 
2012-10-06 09:46:14 AM

Nem Wan: How about no outfit?
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Not inexplicable. It was part of her lure.
 
2012-10-06 09:48:26 AM

ChrisDe: [img.gawkerassets.com image 300x169]

Gay movie....or gayest movie?


Faterities are based off of Ancient Greek culture.

Buttchuggers, the lot of them.
 
2012-10-06 10:03:51 AM
I'm not sure if it counts but what about Mystique from X-Men?
 
2012-10-06 10:15:00 AM

Fark Me To Tears: lordargent: Almost all of these characters have one thing in common

crazy badassery

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Or, if you prefer

[www.eurotv.us image 850x637]


Came here to say THIS. Aeon Flux (the original animated version)... abso-f*cking-lutely!


Yeah, came for Aeon Flux, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-10-06 10:17:14 AM

StoPPeRmobile: KungFuJunkie: [www.fanpop.com image 500x483]

Hey man, the clothes were made by a machine, on her.


Nor were they either clothing or indeed inexplicable given one of the first scenes in the film and even TFA calls them "thermal bandages".

So other than it's io9 and thus shiatty articles layered ontop of the worlds worst layout, why is she in the list? The outfit isn't inexplicable... or does Gawker not know what the word means?
 
2012-10-06 11:04:45 AM

enderthexenocide: in many novels, science fiction and otherwise, they don't even mention half the time what the characters are wearing because it isn't important. for all you know, the characters in classic sci-fi novels are all walking around naked.


In the 'John Carter, Warlord of Mars' series, they ARE walking around naked all the time!
 
2012-10-06 11:30:42 AM

Rose McGowan Loveslave: I'm not sure if it counts but what about Mystique from X-Men?


They counted Catwoman, so why not. Especially since Mystique wasn't nude in the comic book...rare time that a movie has made a comic book costume *more* revealing.
 
2012-10-06 11:35:46 AM

Vaneshi: StoPPeRmobile: KungFuJunkie: [www.fanpop.com image 500x483]

Hey man, the clothes were made by a machine, on her.

Nor were they either clothing or indeed inexplicable given one of the first scenes in the film and even TFA calls them "thermal bandages".

So other than it's io9 and thus shiatty articles layered ontop of the worlds worst layout, why is she in the list? The outfit isn't inexplicable... or does Gawker not know what the word means?


Oh for god's sake, that costume is COMPLETELY INEXPLICABLE.

Just because the movie makes some ridiculous excuse for her wearing that the entire time, doesn't mean it isn't inexplicable. Having a silly explanation doesn't count as an explanation.

They wanted her wearing a skimpy costume and they made it happen. God bless them. But don't pretend there's a legitimate reason behind it.
 
2012-10-06 11:55:43 AM

whatshisname: I remember when science fiction actually required some imagination and thought. People like Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke and Larry Niven wrote really interesting books about it.

When did science fiction become comic books, bad mythology and horror movies?


Have you seen the old sci-fi pulp magazines?
 
2012-10-06 12:19:24 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: 50 Quatros on the babe in the silver bikini
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So that's 200 Quatloos then?
 
2012-10-06 12:40:35 PM

Otto_E_Rodika: MaudlinMutantMollusk: 50 Quatros on the babe in the silver bikini
[vampjac.com image 500x359]

So that's 200 Quatloos then?


Heh... it's been a long time since I saw the episode

/and my memory is going south like a jet propelled goose
//quatloos it is
 
2012-10-06 01:01:35 PM

Rose McGowan Loveslave: I'm not sure if it counts but what about Mystique from X-Men?


Counts. Mosty def.

/Us love slaves gotta stick together.
 
2012-10-06 01:51:20 PM

muck4doo: zimbach: DreamyAltarBoy: muck4doo: Smeggy Smurf: [www.badmovies.org image 600x325]

My father took our family to the Winchester Drive-In to see Wizards and Phantom of The Paradise when we were kids. My mom was so pissed after that.

Damn, there hasn't been a Winchester Drive-In for years. There's a small park surrounded by an office park now.

The Capitol Drive-In is still going strong, though. Just a few miles down the road.

Capitol Drive-In will always be epic to me for how many times i got laid there. It's sleazy as hell, but you can bet half the cars there weren't watching the movie.


Yes, Capitol Drive-In in a Volkswagen squareback. Reverse into the spot, flip the backseat down and the back becomes flat like a bed, maybe even watch a movie. I almost saw "The People Under the Stairs".
 
2012-10-06 04:21:01 PM

Christian Bale: Rose McGowan Loveslave: I'm not sure if it counts but what about Mystique from X-Men?

They counted Catwoman, so why not. Especially since Mystique wasn't nude in the comic book...rare time that a movie has made a comic book costume *more* revealing.


That's because in the comic book they didn't have to change her appearance in real time. Readers just took it for granted that her clothing would change when she changed... but in the real world she would have to be naked, as her flesh and skin itself would mold to the shape of the person she wanted to replicate, clothing included.

She had to be naked. And I for one appreciate that.
 
2012-10-06 06:12:15 PM

AtlanticCoast63: [bedazzled.blogs.com image 375x565]

Too obscure?


UFO!!! One of my favourite sci fi shows when I was a kid.

Semi-prequel to Space 1999
 
2012-10-06 07:31:51 PM

KarmicDisaster: AtlanticCoast63: [bedazzled.blogs.com image 375x565]

Too obscure?

AtlanticCoast63: [bedazzled.blogs.com image 375x565]

Too obscure?


Lt. Ellis Gets Dressed

/Rawr.


There goes my entire productivity for the day, watching old episodes of UFO on YouTube.
 
2012-10-06 10:31:30 PM
And somehow Cleopatra 2525 got missed?

sharetv.org
 
2012-10-07 12:30:24 AM

Click Click D'oh: Dear failauthor:

[www.podpocalypse.com image 313x480]


From the comments below the article, written by the author:

BTW there is no Slave Leia because she's wearing a slave outfit, therefore it is not inexplicable. Just FYI.
 
2012-10-07 08:28:58 AM
Yes, "sci-fi" is often used as shorthand for "all genre fiction". Are there really people who haven't figured that out yet?

And 300 is definitely genre fiction. It bears as much resemblance to the historical battle of Thermoplyae as Hogan's Heroes does to WWII.
 
2012-10-07 10:44:41 AM

Click Click D'oh: Dear failauthor:

[www.podpocalypse.com image 313x480]


No--the article was specifically about "inexplicably" tiny outfits. There's a good reason for Leia to be wearing something skimpy and attractive there.
 
2012-10-07 11:08:36 AM

Loren:
No--the article was specifically about "inexplicably" tiny outfits. There's a good reason for Leia to be wearing something skimpy and attractive there.


Yes, because eye candy.

Only fark can rationalize that Leia wore a slave outfit because you know, that's what slaves wear, right? If sticking a princess in a bikini is how you are supposed to humiliate them, best not tell that to the real life princesses, they seem to have a fancy for the things. By the rational that he was trying to humiliate her because you know, those sorts of clothes aren't proper for princesses, he could have put her in a burlap sack. Lets not play like idiots here and continue on with the explanation that metal bikinis are standard issue humiliation suits, so clearly it's obvious that she had to be wearing one... There's a very good reason why George Lucas put her in a tiny outfit and not a burlap sack
 
2012-10-07 11:20:12 AM

Click Click D'oh: Loren:
No--the article was specifically about "inexplicably" tiny outfits. There's a good reason for Leia to be wearing something skimpy and attractive there.

Yes, because eye candy.

Only fark can rationalize that Leia wore a slave outfit because you know, that's what slaves wear, right? If sticking a princess in a bikini is how you are supposed to humiliate them, best not tell that to the real life princesses, they seem to have a fancy for the things. By the rational that he was trying to humiliate her because you know, those sorts of clothes aren't proper for princesses, he could have put her in a burlap sack. Lets not play like idiots here and continue on with the explanation that metal bikinis are standard issue humiliation suits, so clearly it's obvious that she had to be wearing one... There's a very good reason why George Lucas put her in a tiny outfit and not a burlap sack


I don't think the reason is solely because Jabba wants to humiliate Leia. Judging by his other slaves, Jabba has a thing for humanoid chicks, so he probably got his jollies off of it too.
 
2012-10-07 11:43:51 AM

Click Click D'oh: Loren:
No--the article was specifically about "inexplicably" tiny outfits. There's a good reason for Leia to be wearing something skimpy and attractive there.

Yes, because eye candy.

Only fark can rationalize that Leia wore a slave outfit because you know, that's what slaves wear, right? If sticking a princess in a bikini is how you are supposed to humiliate them, best not tell that to the real life princesses, they seem to have a fancy for the things. By the rational that he was trying to humiliate her because you know, those sorts of clothes aren't proper for princesses, he could have put her in a burlap sack. Lets not play like idiots here and continue on with the explanation that metal bikinis are standard issue humiliation suits, so clearly it's obvious that she had to be wearing one... There's a very good reason why George Lucas put her in a tiny outfit and not a burlap sack


I dated a Polish girl once whose family was descended from royalty. When she got her ears pierced, her father freaked out because, back when their family still had power, earrings were how they identified their servants and slaves. No one in power had pierced ears. To do so would have been beyond humiliating to them and the family. Why, it's almost as if different cultures (even imaginary ones) might have different ideas of what is humiliating, degrading, or otherwise shameful. But, hey, let's not let rational thought get in the way of you being bitachy about Fark and Star Wars.
 
2012-10-07 05:24:46 PM

Click Click D'oh: Only fark can rationalize that Leia wore a slave outfit because you know, that's what slaves wear, right?


Every shiatty romance novel involving slavery, EVER, would like a word with you about who can rationalize what.
 
2012-10-07 06:11:13 PM

HeartBurnKid: I don't think the reason is solely because Jabba wants to humiliate Leia. Judging by his other slaves, Jabba has a thing for humanoid chicks, so he probably got his jollies off of it too


I'm pretty sure Leia had to endure more than his oogling, and that there is some drawings, animations, and stories with wildly varied anatomical renditions and reactions to the applications of such...

I will research on this, if any wish to assist me in collecting data, you may contact me via EIP.
 
2012-10-08 07:05:40 PM

rickycal78: LoneWolf343: Missing from the list:
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/you could probably include the entire female cast for Mass Effect after the first game.

Miranda and Liara had skimpy outfits? I mean I'll admit they were form fitting, but hardly tiny.


At any rate, they were two sizes too small.
 
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