Science fiction is not known for being entirely female-friendly. If you enter any video storeor search the genre on netflix, many movie covers show picture of skantly clad women clinging to brawny men for security. As a young woman, this has made calling myself a feminist and a sci-fi geek difficult. However, when I find myself disapointed by the lack of female representation in a Sci-Fi film or television series, there are two shows that I can revert back to in order to fufil my feminist and nerd void.
In the original series, Starbuck, the hooligan star piolt, was played by a male. The directors of the latest series decided that they wanted to change that. They indroduced us …
Joss Whedon is a writer best known for creating Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but has also written science fiction shows such as Firefly and Dollhouse.
In this speech, Joss Whedon explains some of his answers when he is asked, "Why do you write about strong women?" It's from a couple years ago, but it's worth it.