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Old July 27 2013, 04:52 AM   #1
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TIME: The 100 Most Influential People Who Never Lived

Of the cultural icons to make the cover, guess which Star Trek characters made the cut...



Still the best: Shatner as Kirk and Nimoy as Spock!
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Old July 27 2013, 05:59 AM   #2
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Hey, Lucy is on the cover too. If Gene Roddenberry was the father of Star Trek, then Lucille Ball was certainly its mother.
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Old July 27 2013, 07:23 AM   #3
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Hey, Lucy is on the cover too. If Gene Roddenberry was the father of Star Trek, then Lucille Ball was certainly its mother.
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Old July 27 2013, 12:19 PM   #4
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Hey, Lucy is on the cover too. If Gene Roddenberry was the father of Star Trek, then Lucille Ball was certainly its mother.
Surely you don't mean...???????!!!!!!
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Old July 27 2013, 12:47 PM   #5
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I note the HAL 9000 is mentioned, was it/he a person?
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Old July 27 2013, 02:57 PM   #6
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I'm feeling very distressed that you would think of me as not being a person, Dave.
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Old July 27 2013, 03:25 PM   #7
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Hey, Lucy is on the cover too. If Gene Roddenberry was the father of Star Trek, then Lucille Ball was certainly its mother.
More like an wealthy aunt.
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Old July 27 2013, 07:18 PM   #8
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I've heard a few Star Wars fans getting pissy because no character from their adored franchise was represented on the cover (note: Darth Vader is the only SW character found in the publication).

As popular as Star Wars--or certain parts of it--is, in consideration of the magazine subject, I would not substitute a SW character with any featured on the cover.
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Old July 27 2013, 07:20 PM   #9
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I would take off the girl from the Hunger Games, I don't see anything influential about her.
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Old July 27 2013, 08:32 PM   #10
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I would take off the girl from the Hunger Games, I don't see anything influential about her.
You may not, however millions of teenage girls do. She's basically a way into more mature fantasy novels for many pre-teen/teen girls (and boys) and their parents. I can tell you it sparked an interest in other dystopian future sci-fi/fantasy in people I know who wouldn't touch such stuff normally.
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Old July 27 2013, 09:07 PM   #11
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If the chick from Hunger Games is in there. Then Lara Croft should be there as well. Probably the best female fictional character ever to come from England.
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Old July 27 2013, 10:19 PM   #12
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You may not, however millions of teenage girls do. She's basically a way into more mature fantasy novels for many pre-teen/teen girls (and boys) and their parents. I can tell you it sparked an interest in other dystopian future sci-fi/fantasy in people I know who wouldn't touch such stuff normally.
I think you are overstating it's popularity. It is not like it is on Harry Potter levels of popularity. It's just the new "in" thing.

I saw the movie and generally enjoyed it (nice to have a female hero) but it is not influential compared to some of the other things on the cover. It's been around too short of time for that.

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Old July 27 2013, 10:53 PM   #13
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Katniss has influenced a lot of TWoP (Television Without Pity) posters to refer to Charlie (the female lead of "Revolution") as "Bratniss" because she uses a crossbow and acts like a brat.
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Old July 27 2013, 11:53 PM   #14
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I think you are overstating it's popularity. It is not like it is on Harry Potter levels of popularity. It's just the new "in" thing.
Harry Potter has a wider appeal for sure. But I think you're underestimating it. Do you know any teenage girls? I went with extended family to the opening day of Hunger Games and it made money like gangbusters. Teen girls were going nuts.

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I saw the movie and generally enjoyed it (nice to have a female hero) but it is not influential compared to some of the other things on the cover. It's been around too short of time for that.
Not disagreeing with this point, but consider the marketing, they threw Katniss on the cover to sell the magazine, it's plain and simple.
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Old July 28 2013, 12:56 AM   #15
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Teen girls went nuts over the Twilight movies as well.
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