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August 13 2010

Top 10 craftiest smugglers from science fiction. Captain Tightpants is second only to Captain Solo himself.

That is very good company to be in.
haha, that's how my top two list (characters, actors etc) goes!

and yay Cowboy Bebop made the list!
Have to give a nod to Heinlein's "Friday" for her sphincter-belly-button hiding place. But that's book format and obscure, so, nevermind.
Wow, and as an added treat, deleted footage from Star Wars. Awesome.
I think I have to give it to Mal over Han Solo. Mal has smarter opponents :)
That's a pretty good list. If Friday belongs on the list, the Stainless Steel Rat does too. :-)
Heh, Slippery Jim's on your mind after the other poll huh jclemens ? ;)

In a smuggle-off (it's a thing) i'd say Han narrowly beats Mal just because Han knows one more trick (hiding on the side of the cruiser then floating off with the rubbish) and they both share the other big "trick" of smuggling i.e. stick the stuff in a secret compartment (long mental journey for that one, clearly ;).

(Han's also a pilot in his own right which is worth a bonus smuggle in my book)
Pretty accurate top two. Good to see G'kar make the list, too - I finally started that B5 re-watch. :)
Mal knows a variation of that hiding trick, sage, since he hid Simon and River outside.

Plus, Han never quoted the Beatles when activating his decoys.
Yeah saje and Mal was happy to fly the ship at the end of Serenity, he just allowed River to take over 'cos she could kill him with her brain ;-)

Also, no love on that list for Cpt Jack Harkness, gun smuggler extraodinaire?
Heh, Slippery Jim's on your mind after the other poll huh jclemens?


That, and I moved recently, and (sniff) downsized my library. I probably got rid of 75% of my paperbacks... but the Stainless Steel Rat stayed. I want to pass that one on to my children.
Yeah, I have a move coming up in the next few weeks and already have a couple of boxes that're heading for the charity shop so I understand your pain.

Yeah saje and Mal was happy to fly the ship at the end of Serenity ...?

True. I actually remembered that after I posted and almost edited to add "hot-shot" in front (because Han is a very skilled pilot, like Wash, whereas - and I could be selling him short but don't think so - Mal seemed more "able to fly" rather than "Top Gun"). I didn't though cos I figured no-one here would've seen 'Serenity' anyway ;-).

Plus, Han never quoted the Beatles when activating his decoys.

Oh sure, penalise the guy cos he's from a long, long time ago. That's pastist that is.
@jclemens - I assume re The Stainless Steel Rat - you were talking paperback books - have you encountered this Graphic Novel?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stainless-Steel-Rat-Harry-Harrison/dp/1906735514/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1281776073&sr=1-1

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