Investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, played by Elisabeth Sladen, was first introduced in the 1973 Doctor Who serial "The Time Warrior." No one could have predicted the immense impact that Sarah Jane would have on the Whoniverse.
Fans of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine will be familiar with the Dax symbiont, a wormlike entity that joins with a race known at the Trill. After each host dies, the symbiont passes to a new host, who retains the memories of the prior hosts. The Dax symbiont has been alive for over 300 years and had been bonded with four male hosts and five female hosts (as of the final season.)
Growing up, I was never into Star Trek at all. I knew what it was, I had a basic knowledge of what it was about, but I never watched it. I didn't watch a lot of TV shows as a kid—not adult ones. I liked The Animated Adventures of Batman, Doug, Rocko's Modern Life, Rugrats, Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Goosebumps! I would occasionally catch part of an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Xena: Warrior Princess during their early years, but I was not mentally developed to watch episodic dramas. I was, however, an avid fan of comic books and all geek related things, so by the time I was old enough to appreciate my nerdiness, Star Trek: Voyager was in the fourth or fifth season. I remember seeing a lot of publicity for the character of Seven of Nine (played by the beautifully talented Jeri Ryan.)
When Star Trek: Voyager aired in 1995, it was unique amongst the Star Trek universe. Firstly, it was the first series to feature a starring Native American character (Commander Chakotay,) the first half-human/half-Klingon (B'Elanna Torres,) but most importantly, it was the first to feature a starring female captain.
CARRIE FISHER: AN INTERGALACTIC HERO
Carrie Frances Fisher was born on October 21st, 1956 in Burbank, CA to legendary Hollywood actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher. Some could say that she was born into Hollywood royalty, but no one could predict the wonderful life that Carrie would lead.