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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Booking Through Thursday



You should have seen this one coming … Who is your favorite Male lead character? And why?

I've had a long standing crush on Aragorn. Viggo Mortenson's portrayal in the movie only intensified it. He's calm in a crisis, smart, knows how to be a leader, and he speaks Elvish. He's a pretty awesome. I mean, Arwen did give up immortality for him.

Its hard to just choose one! Another male character I really love is Spock. Yeah, yeah I know he's a TV character, but stay with me. I went through this phase where I read tons of Star Trek novels (if you're not a Trekkie, yes there are tons of Star Trek novels! On top of the comics, toys, trading cards, movies, and animated series). Since the books are written by all sorts of different authors who each have their own differing interpretations of the characters, the quality of the books varies quite a bit. However, pretty much without exception, all of the writers enjoyed writing Spock. He almost always figured prominently in the novels. The Enterprise might be able to be trapped in the seventh nebula of the Great Space Goblin, and Spock's strongest reaction would be something along the lines of "Fascinating. The Great Space Goblin actually eats star ships for energy. I estimate we have 3.45 minutes left before we're swallowed completely, Captain." He can disguise himself as a Romulan if needed, he can mind meld with rocks, his Vulcan strength makes him an essential player when a red shirt bites the dust, and he never misses a beat when sparring with McCoy. Seriously, read a few of the Star Trek novels and you'll know what I'm talking about. There are very very few that don't feature Spock prominently somehow saving the day.

9 comments:

Melody said...

Ah... Aragorn (or Viggo Mortenson) is a good choice!

I have never read any Star Treks novels, but I have to say the shows are pretty good. ;)

BookGal said...

I devoured Star Trek novels when I was younger. I always thought Kirk was a bit of a jerk, but Spock really was a great hero - intelligent and brooding!

Julia said...

I love Aragorn! He pretty much it for me when I saw him on movie heheh

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Table Talk said...

Well, definitely Spock over Kirk, but give me Ben Sisko every time.

Rhinoa said...

ow could I forget Aragorn. I am a hobbit girl myself preferring Merry and Pippin in bth the books and film, but nothing beats the scene in the films where Aragorn comes back after bieng half drowned and pushed open a set of double doors. Sexiest bit in all three films by far!

DesLily said...

well i'd be remiss if I didn't add McCoy to that list huh? heh.. I also enjoy the reluctant hero like Indiana Jones!

Kim L said...

melody-I agree, the Star Trek shows are pretty darn good! I'm rewatching The Next Generation right now.

Bookgal-so you know what I'm talking about! Spock was always the hero in the novels.

julia-no problem, I'm sure I'll be back :-)

table talk-Ben Sisko is another excellent choice.

rhinoa-agreed!! So many great Aragorn scenes in the movie. Merry and Pippin are so much fun throughout the movie, but they just don't top Aragorn for me.

deslily-teehee, McCoy is always a fun character as well. I love the relationship between him and Spock. My favorite ever McCoy scene is when he has Spock's katra in the third movie and can't figure out why he can't do a Vulcan nerve pinch.

gautami tripathy said...

I truly loved Spock when I was younger. You chose him well.

Here is my BTT post!

Nymeth said...

Aragorn is crush-worthy indeed!