Extraordinary situations, outstanding actions. This week, we share our favorite heroes from some classic TV shows. Here are some clips from the top three lists we share in the episode.
Rhonda’s #3 – Samantha Stevens, Bewitched
Regina’s #3 – Wesley Crusher, Star Trek: The Next Generation
Rhonda’s #2 – Will Robinson, Lost in Space
Regina’s #2 – Miss Piggy, Pigs in Space on The Muppet Show
Rhonda’s #1 – Andrea Thomas as Isis, Isis
Regina’s #1 – Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman
This is perhaps the most personal episode of Game on Girl so far. By sharing our favorite heroes, Rhonda and I both share an awful lot about our backgrounds and our personalities. It’s remarkable the impact that popular culture can have on our psyches and the lasting impressions of all of these character are clear in our experiences.
We’d love to hear similar stories from you all. What are some of your favorite sci-fi heroes? Why do they stand out for you? Leave your stories and links to your favorite clips in the comments.
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Until next time, Game On!
Regina and Rhonda
Regina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club in support of their mission to close the gender gap in technology.
To continue the conversations about gender and gaming that Regina started during her research, she started a podcast called Game on Girl. Called the “NPR of game podcasts” by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers, the podcast features women involved in the game industry, and tackles some of the complicated issues in the gaming community. Season 2 began in the spring of 2018 and will premiere new episodes monthly.