I great point about women in Sci-Fi.

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NICOLA GARLAND: Science fiction (known in the film industry as “Sci-fi”) is so often classified as a male-orientated film genre, and yet for the modern woman, these films should really be considered essential viewing. This might seem odd considering that for the uninitiated, visions of females in classic Sci-fi films like Star Wars can be summarised by every pubescent boy’s fantasy, i.e. Princess Leia in a bikini.

But with women now playing senators, captains of ships and powerful villains, who are capable of shooting a laser-gun and protecting themselves, I believe sci-fi films can teach us so much more about what it means to be a woman, than Katherine Heigl could ever hope to do. Science fiction films were the first films I watched that opened my eyes and made me think that women in films weren’t just Disney princesses or witches, and that films could reflect the reality…

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