SFOR Fantasy Draft: CG’s Ultimate Sci-Fi Crew

It is a time of deep malaise in the galaxy. Forced into lockdown by the insiduous COVID-19, Sci-Fi-O-Rama’s editorial team searches desperately for inspiration.

When a fantasy draft is proposed, our intrepid band leaps quickly into action. The goal? To assemble SciFi’s ultimate crew. 8 categories are proprosed: Leaders, Engineers, Doctors/Healers, Badasses, Robots, Aliens, Wild Card, and Ships. A random number generator is utilized to assign the draft order. Each team member was given free reign to select characters from any SF universe. Nothing was off-limits. No holds were barred. The results may surprise you.

My crew:

Leader: T’Challa (Black Panther, Marvel MCU; drafted 2nd in category)

Born to lead a kingdom, T’Challa is blessed with strength, intelligence, and a killer fashion sense.

Engineer: Kaywinnet Lee “Kaylee” Frye (Firefly; drafted 4th in category)

Cheerful, adaptable, and a genius in the engine room, Kaylee is the one who makes things go.

Doctor: The Doctor (Star Trek: Voyager; drafted 4th in category)

The perfect foil for Kaylee’s boundless optimism, the Doctor’s bedside manner has the crew looking for ways to stay healthy.

Badass: Vasquez (Aliens; drafted 1st in category)

Oh, Vasquez. You’re just too bad.

Robot: Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation; drafted 2nd in category)

History’s first sentient android; student of humanity; cat lover.

Alien: Babu Frik (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker; drafted 3rd in category)

“Droid, memory go blank… Blank, blank.”

Wild Card: Ana Stelline (Blade Runner 2049; drafted 1st in category)

Daughter of two(?) replicants, not only is Ana Stelline a miracle of creation, she’s also great at parties.

Ship: The Millennium Falcon (Star Wars; drafted 3rd in category)

She might not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid.

Crew synopsis:

After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, a vestige, or ‘ghost’ of Ultron is left behind in the net. This pseudo-consciousness latches onto the advanced computer systems of Wakanda, crashing its networks and plunging society into chaos. In the resulting political unrest, a challenger for the throne is helped along by the rapidly strengthening AI. Rather than risk civil war, T’Challa, the Black Panther, agrees to abdicate. 

Desperately searching for a way to end the threat and return peace to his homeland, T’Challa contacts Ana Stelline, the world’s foremost authority in cybernetic intelligence. She suggests they attempt to meet Data, an artificial lifeform with the processing power to match Ultron bit-for-bit. Striking a bargain with Vasquez, a former Colonial Marine and current steward of the legendary Millennium Falcon, the two book passage to Terlina III, the last known location of the reclusive android. Rounding out the Falcon’s crew are the acerbic Doctor, chief engineer Kaylee Frye, and her assistant Babu Frik. Together, this ragtag team of heroes race across the galaxy as the fate of Wakanda hangs in the balance.”

Who did I miss? Who’s the biggest steal (or bust) in the draft? More importantly, who would YOU have picked? Stay tuned for more results from draft night!

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