Daily Heroine: Evie Garland

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Evie Ethel Garland (played by the lovely and exceptionally talented Maureen Flannigan) from the cult American sci-fi sit-com titled Out of this World, which was first broadcast in 1987. Boy, did I have a crush on Evie as a kid, After all, she’s cute, she’s clever and she’s kind. Oh, and her father is an alien, so she has special, superhuman powers too! How fantastic is that?😆 As for Out of this World in general, I think it’s a lot of fun. Nothing fancy, just a simple, good-natured light comedy, that never fails to give me a chuckle or too when I watch it. Unfortunately it has never had a complete DVD or Blu-ray release, and this is apparently due to legal issues. But maybe one day…? I can always dream!😄

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊

Daily Heroine: Princess Zelda

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Princess Zelda, from the The Legend of Zelda series of Japanese video games, for the most part produced by Nintendo. The Legend of Zelda series has quite a long history: there have been well over twenty games in it, the first of which was released way back in 1986. Princess Zelda has appeared in most of these games, often as a damsel in the distress, and her appearance has varied greatly over the years, from very cartoony, to tall and regal. In my opinion the best-looking Princess Zelda is the latest version of her, from The Breath of the Wild, which was released in 2017. The wallpaper you can see above is from this particular game. I haven’t had the chance to play it yet, but I certainly hope I will be able to one day.

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you..😊

Daily Heroine: Yoko Tsuno

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Yoko Tsuno, the adventurous engineer from an ongoing series of “comics albums”, created by Belgian comic artist Roger Leloup. According to Wikipedia, The Yoko Tsuno series currently consists of nearly thirty albums (plus a novel), the first of which was published in 1972. Once again, this is a series I’ve only just scratched the surface of, but I find it quite appealing. Its art style and plots are very reminiscent of The Adventures of Tintin, which I’ve always been a big fan of. And that is not surprising when you consider that Mr Leloup worked for Hergé (Tintin’s creator) early in his career. So I guess Yoko Tsuno can be considered a spiritual successor to Tintin.🙂

The cover you can see is from the first album of the Cinebook edition of the Yoko Tsuno series, titled On the Edge of Life, which was first published in 2007. However, chronologically the first album is actually The Curious Trio. For some reason, Cinebook is publishing the series out of order.

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊

Daily Heroine: Yumi

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Yumi (Themis in the original), the small, blue-skinned alien girl with psychic powers from the French/Japanese cartoon Ulysses 31 (known as Ulysse 31 in French), which first aired in 1981. I’m not sure who voiced Yumi in the English version, but according to Wikipedia she was voiced by Séverine Morisot in the French version. I watched a bit of Ulysses 31 when I was a kid, but I never really got into it; I thought that sci-fi and Greek mythology did not go well together. But there’s no doubting that this is (for its time, anyway) a quality production, by the studio that made Inspector Gadget (my favourite cartoon of all time). So perhaps I should give it another go. And I certainly would like to find out more about Yumi; I have a big weak spot for cute alien girls, especially blue-skinned ones!😋

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊

Daily Heroine: Meg Bennet (Rock-1)

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Meg Bennet, AKA Rock-1, from Bionic Six, which was a Japanese-American cartoon from the 80s. According to Wikipedia, she was voiced by Bobbi Block, but I’m not sure if this is accurate. Much like Thunderbirds 2086 (which I discussed in my post on Kallan James a couple of weeks ago), I only ever saw Bionic Six once. In fact, I might have only seen a part of an episode!😋 But Meg made an impression on me; she was cute and she seemed like a fun character. If my memory serves me right, the villain in the episode I saw referred to her as a “bionic teenybopper”, which seems to be a rather apt moniker for her.😁

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊

Daily Heroine: Kira

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Kira, from the American fantasy film The Dark Crystal, which was released in 1982. There are not too many fantasy films around, and even fewer good ones, but The Dark Crystal is my favourite film in this genre. And a big reason for that is Kira. I think she is a wonderful character: she is very sweet and caring, but she is also incredibly courageous.😊 The Dark Crystal was of course created by the great puppeteer Jim Henson, so Kira was not played by a person, but by a puppet (which was operated by Kathryn Mullen and voiced by Lisa Maxwell, who gave Kira one of the sweetest voices I have ever heard😍). However, in instances where a puppet was impractical, she is played by a live actor (Kiran Shah).

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊

Daily Heroine: Ta’Ra

Today’s Daily Heroine is: Ta’Ra (played by the beautiful Maryam d’Abo), from the American sci-fi crime drama Something Is Out There, which was first broadcast in 1988. Ta’Ra is an alien girl hunting down a murderous alien on Earth, with the aid of a human police officer named Jack Breslin (played by Joseph Cortese). I’ve always had a thing for “alien” girls (even though they usually look pretty much like Earth girls) and I guess that was the main reason I became interested in Something Is Out There, when it was on TV. Of course, the scene in which Ms d’Abo appears with only a towel draped over her body might also have been a factor. Incidentally, Ms d’Abo is probably best known for being the Bond girl in the 1987 Bond film, The Living Daylights.

I’m always on the look out for new interesting and likeable heroines, so if you have a particular favourite, please tell me about her! Till tomorrow, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you.😊