Sci-Fi Month: Top 10 Sci-Fi Characters I’d Want on My Starship Crew

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 Sci-Fi Month is a month-long celebration of all things sci-fi hosted by Rinn of Rinn Reads! If you’re a fan of sci-fi (or are interested in finding out more about sci-fi!), be sure to check out what other participants are posting all November long!

I don’t know if any of you have done this, but I’ve certainly spent my fair share of time daydreaming about my favorite sci-fi crossovers… The crew of Serenity teaming up with the Doctor against the Cybermen, Olivia Dunham and co. teaming up with the Warehouse 13 crew, etc. Let’s be real. If more tv shows did crossovers, it would be huge.

Today I’ll be sharing the top ten characters that would make the roster for my ideal starship crew. Without further ado… the countdown!

10. Donna Noble of Doctor Who. I am of the opinion that all starships require at least one sassy ginger, and Donna Noble happens to be my favorite.

9. Kaywinnit “Kaylee” Frye of Firefly. Every ship worth its salt needs a good engineer/mechanic, and Kaylee fits the bill and then some. I love that she’s tough, vulnerable, girly, sweet, and smart all at once.

8 & 7. Peter & Walter Bishop of Fringe. If there was a problem, yo–they’d solve it. This father-son duo is one of my favorite relationship dynamics on tv, and I’d love to see how they’d fare on a starship!

6. The Doctor of Doctor Who. Do I really have to say anything?

5. Rory Williams of Doctor Who. I always loved Rory. I mean, I loved Amy, too, but Rory was amazing. Besides, someone would have to roll their eyes at the Doctor with Donna.

4. Charles “Trip” Tucker III of Star Trek: Enterprise. I know Kaylee’s already on my list, but can you really have too many engineers? Trip is one of my favorite Trek characters, and I mean, come on–those two would make an awesome team.

3. Leonard “Bones” McCoy of Star Trek. Bones is one of my favorite characters of all time, so it’s natural he’d make it on this list. His sass alone would make it worth it.

2. Nyota Uhura of Star Trek. With all due respect to her present incarnation, I’m talkin’ Original Series Nichelle Nichols here. I love her Uhura to pieces.

1. Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds of Firefly. Last but certainly not least would be Captain Tightpants. Surely the Doctor would be a captain in his own right, but with a crew like this, you’d really need someone with experience… and a pretty floral bonnet.

BONUS! The Weeping Angels of Doctor Who. Come on. What good’s a starship without a stellar adversary? The Weeping Angels are, by far, my favorite sci-fi baddies, and I’d love to see what this line-up made of them.


Pretty good line-up, I’d say, even though the cast is overwhelmingly, well, sassy. A crew like that could take over the world… or, you know, destroy it.


What do you think of my choices? Who would be on your ideal starship crew?


  • Reply Kelley (Another Novel Read) November 22, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Yay, what an awesome idea!! I love this post. :) I’d love to have Kaylee as my mechanic, too. As much as I love B’Elanna, Kaylee has a much sweeter attitude! Sadly, I’m not familiar enough with most of the other shows/characters to add comment, but it sounds like your crew would be awesome!

    I hope you don’t mind if I copy your idea and post my own list, too!
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  • Reply Rinn November 23, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Donna would DEFINITELY be on mine too. I think she’d also be great at keeping people levelheaded, as well as bringing in the sass ;)
    You’ve got a fantastic selection of characters here – I’ve just started watching Fringe (only seen the Pilot, I’m watching too many shows at once!) so I’m looking forward to see the relationship dynamic unfold.
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  • Reply acps927 November 24, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    Kaylee and Tripp on the same star ship?! Dying!!!! Twice the engineering prowess and adorableness! And the Bishops and Malcom Reynolds would also be awesome, of course!
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  • Reply Lesley Marie November 24, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Ooh, I want to be on your ship! Being able to be fly through space with Donna Noble and the Doctor would be absolutely heaven. Not so sure about the Weeping Angels, though. They scare the daylights out of me D:
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