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.
Leader: T’Challa (Black Panther, Marvel MCU; drafted 2nd in category)
Engineer: Kaywinnet Lee “Kaylee” Frye (Firefly; drafted 4th in category)
Doctor: The Doctor (Star Trek: Voyager; drafted 4th in category)
Badass: Vasquez (Aliens; drafted 1st in category)
Robot: Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation; drafted 2nd in category)
Alien: Babu Frik (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker; drafted 3rd in category)
Wild Card: Ana Stelline (Blade Runner 2049; drafted 1st in category)
Ship: The Millennium Falcon (Star Wars; drafted 3rd in category)
“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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