Hey, guys! Thanks for this week’s challenge to Sunless Nick. If you suggest something and I don’t credit you when it’s published, I apologise in advance; I either had already thought of it and had it scheduled for publication before it was mentioned, or simply forgot who gave me the idea by the time I got around to writing the piece. But I’m really grateful for everyone’s suggestions, it’s twice as much as I could have thought up on my own! XXOO Gabs.
OK, this week’s challenge: Pick three women who are the top in their field whom you would pay good money to go to a lecture where they tell you what their job entails and how they got to the top of their game. (Bonus points if you have someone who’s had to prove she’s twice as good as the next best man to get every inch of her rung up the career ladder.) And let’s just ignore the inconvenient little detail that no way are various governments going to let these women talk about their successes to the unwashed masses…
Dr. Temperence ‘Bones’ Brennan from Bones. Nothing gets past this forensic anthropologist – at least not in professional terms. I bet if the Catholic Church came to her claiming to have the bones of Christ, she could tell if they were real or fake with a bored glance.
Dr. Samantha Carter from Stargate: SG1. Given that the Gou’ld like to keep civilisations down technologically, she’s not only one of the brightest astophsyics minds on Earth, but much of the Milky Way, too. And she kicked McKay’s ass whenever they crossed paths.
Irena Derevco from Alias. Initially trained as a Russian spy to infiltrate the mind and heart of Jack Bristow, she hightailed it out of there when her cover was blown and succesfullly faked her own death by sucking the air out of car tyres while submerged underwater for several hours. Seasons 2-4 proved impossible to work out exactly which side she was playing for; I was always sure the end-game made perfect sense in her head. And since I refuse to acknowledge the existance of season 5, to me, she’s still out there, maneuvering and counter-maneuvering her way into out and out trouble.