August 4, 2014
Firefly undoubtedly, but I also really like the way Deep Space 9 portrays complex politics and war in the idealistic setting of Star Trek, and the way the same are seen in a modern setting in Stargate SG-1.
Horatio Hornblower. He is not strictly a sci-fi character, but he was the inspiration for every captain in anything sci-fi ever, from Kirk and Sisko, to Mal Reynolds, to Honor Harrington, and on. More important, I strongly identify with his often neurotic determination to keep on doing your duty, and devoting yourself to your professional life.
I can be easily bribed with cheerwine or an amber lager.
I'm an undergraduate in Materials Science at NC State.