Forget the planet-hopping, spaceships and aliens, it’s the sultry space sirens that can really make or break a sci-fi TV series.
So what better way to kill a couple of hours than to scan the internet looking for pictures of them? We love our jobs, really. Any excuse to look at more beautiful women.
23. Summer Glau (Cameron Phillips and River Tam)
Notable TV programmes: Firefly and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Whether she’s playing an ass-kicking robot or an, errr, ass-kicking teenage prodigy, Summer certainly gets us all hot under the collar.
22. Nichelle Nichols (Uhura)
TV series: Star Trek (Original series)
One of the original space sirens and still one of the best. The dirty minx.
21. Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi)
TV series: Star Trek: The Next Generation
English beauty Sirtis once admitted that her character in Next Generation slept around so much she was called ‘space whore’ by her co-actors. Gets her into our list, that’s for sure.
18. Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax)
TV Series: Deep Space Nine
Not sure about the weird acne, but we certainly would not kick out of bed.
17. Famke Janssen (Kamala)
TV series: Star Trek: Next Generation
Yes, she really was in Next Generation, and yes, it was just an excuse to put her in.
Sex on toast-er. Get it?
9. Xev Bellringer (Xenia Seeburg)
TV series: Lexx
This shower scene alone gets her on this list.
8. Eliza Dushku (Faith)
TV Series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Is Buffy really sci-fi? Who cares? It’s just another excuse to get pictures of Faith and Buffy in.
7. Sarah-Michelle Gellar (Buffy Summers)
TV series: Buffy The Vampire Slayer
6. Tricia Helfer (Number Six)
TV series: Battlestar Galactica
Six?!! We’d give her a 10. Or should that be one?
5. Evangeline Lilly (Kate Austen)
TV series: Lost
She is the only reason we are still watching Lost.
4. Lena Headey (Sarah Connor)
TV series: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
English rose who has blossomed in The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
3. T’Pol (Jolene Blalock)
TV series: Enterprise
Star Trek hottie who is never afraid to get her kit off.
2. Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine)
TV series: Star Trek Voyager
Bit of a dull personality, but who cares?
1. Hayden Panettiere (Claire Bennett)
TV series: Heroes
We’d like to get in her Panettieres. OK, bad joke, we know.