Top Ten Sexiest Fictional Geeks – Part 2

By Casey Lynn
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

Without further delay, the continuation of the Sexiest Fictional Geeks list! (Though if you missed Part I, be sure to check it out first.)

5. Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jurassic Park)
The Cocky Geek

Dr. Ian MalcolmI seem to remember Michael Crichton describing Malcolm as a rock star academic… as if that were somehow a bad thing. I for one think it’s totally sexy how geeks are getting to be celebrities these days, and the fictional chaos theory expert was one of the first of this breed. He’s the kind of geek who almost seems a little too cocky to be a geek, but that’s what makes geek know-it-alls way better than any other kind–they actually do know it all. And as for Jeff Goldblum, well, between Jurassic Park and Independence Day, he really was the geek for a while. Sexiest Geek Trait: rock star confidence about his math skills.

Abby Sciuto4. Abby Sciuto (NCIS)
The Lab Geek

What is it about a goth in a lab coat? Abby has degrees in sociology, criminology, psychology, and forensic science. She also has at least nine tattoos (with hints of more that she can’t show on network TV). She’s a great example of how there’s more to a geek than meets the eye. Underneath the scientist is the black-clad goth who sleeps in a coffin, and underneath that, one of the sweetest, bubbliest personalities you’ll ever see. And those pigtails? Anyone ever had a fantasy about a schoolgirl in chem lab? Sexiest Geek Trait: tattoos hidden underneath a lab coat.

3.  The Doctor (Doctor Who)
The Fanboy Geek

The DoctorTo me, one of the defining characteristics of a geek is a desire to know everything. And that’s really what the Doctor is all about–insatiable curiosity and an endless supply of knowledge. And whereas some of his previous incarnations have seemed almost too sage and dignified to be geeky, Ten kind of puts a whole new spin on it considering what a total fanboy he is. Not only does he have that thirst for knowledge, but he really appreciates it, and the people he meets along the way. Just watching how excited he gets when meeting Agatha Christie or William Shakespeare or Queen Victoria… it’s like watching someone in the autograph line at a SciFi convention. And he might not have the scarf, but that suit! Those specs! Not to mention the TARDIS… Sexist Geek Trait: the best ride in town.

Willow Rosenberg2.  Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
The Well-Rounded Geek

You know how they say that technology sufficiently advanced is indistinguishable from magic… and if it works the other way around, then witches are the sexy geeks of the future. Of course, in Willow’s case, she had the sexy geek thing going for her before the ultimate, cosmic power. And both sides of her are completely useful–she’s like two geeks in one! As Buffy pointed out in a recent issue of the Season 8 comic book series, sometimes you need “broomstick action Willow” but sometimes you need “Laptop Geek Willow.” Sexiest Geek Trait: can kick your ass and fix your computer.

1. Spock (Star Trek)
Spock
The Protogeek

Really, what is there to say? He’s Spock. Is it the ears? Maybe it’s the ears. I for one always found it strange that the “no emotions” member of the crew got more action than anyone else on the Enterprise with the exception of Kirk (who was of course the reigning Space Player until Captain Jack Harkness came along). I’ve seen a lot of speculation over the years about what it is about Spock that women find so attractive… but I’m afraid I still can’t explain it. Such is the awesome power of the geek. Sexiest Geek Trait: hot, steaming logic.

And there you have it, the top ten sexiest fictional geeks. It was so difficult to trim down the list that I think I need to have a few honorable mentions: Rupert Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Hiro Protagonist (Snow Crash), Dr. Temperance Brennan (Bones), Harry Dresden (The Dresden Files), Winifred Burkle (Angel), Dr. Samantha Carter (Stargate: SG1), Dr. David Sandstrom (Regenesis), Zoe Heriot (Doctor Who). So many geeks, so little time…

Who among your favorite geeks didn’t make the list? Who would be your number one geek?

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49 Responses to Top Ten Sexiest Fictional Geeks – Part 2

    • Next time, I'll ask Casey to write about the "top 500 sexiest fictional geeks"… that should cover almost everybody ;)

    • Next time, I’ll ask Casey to write about the “top 500 sexiest fictional geeks”… that should cover almost everybody ;)

  1. It's hard to jog my memory just by sitting at the computer but I definitely agree with Abby, she's my favourite.

    I love Henry from Ugly Betty too. He'd be on my list. Maybe just being an accountant doesn't make you a geek.

  2. It’s hard to jog my memory just by sitting at the computer but I definitely agree with Abby, she’s my favourite.

    I love Henry from Ugly Betty too. He’d be on my list. Maybe just being an accountant doesn’t make you a geek.

  3. I totally agree on The Doctor. Baker's still "my doctor" but David Tennant definitely qualifies for this list. He's the hottest Doctor Who yet.

    And yeah, Kaylee from Firefly is awesome. I love when she's in the fancy-dress party, gets snubbed by the girls for having a store-bought dress, and ends up surrounded by guys trying to learn more about engines from her.

  4. I totally agree on The Doctor. Baker’s still “my doctor” but David Tennant definitely qualifies for this list. He’s the hottest Doctor Who yet.

    And yeah, Kaylee from Firefly is awesome. I love when she’s in the fancy-dress party, gets snubbed by the girls for having a store-bought dress, and ends up surrounded by guys trying to learn more about engines from her.

  5. My top geek? That's a tough one. Hmm, I think its a tie between Luna Lovegood (the dreamy geek–her geeky side shows more in the books), and Chisame Hasegawa (the computer geek).

    But Daniel and Sam definitely get in my top pick, as well as McKay; there's just something about someone who is smart, knows it, and is not afraid to show it.

    Oh, yes, and I can't forget Claudia Donovan. She's just so cool, and even though Warehouse 13 is new, she's got potential and she's rocking it with the throwing things together and making it work.

  6. My top geek? That’s a tough one. Hmm, I think its a tie between Luna Lovegood (the dreamy geek–her geeky side shows more in the books), and Chisame Hasegawa (the computer geek).

    But Daniel and Sam definitely get in my top pick, as well as McKay; there’s just something about someone who is smart, knows it, and is not afraid to show it.

    Oh, yes, and I can’t forget Claudia Donovan. She’s just so cool, and even though Warehouse 13 is new, she’s got potential and she’s rocking it with the throwing things together and making it work.

  7. Kaylee, Hiro, Abby and Ian Malcolm Totally agreed! but really Percy Weasely??? just no! I demand a recount on that.

    I'm glad to see some runners up mentioned but it just made me think of how depressing it was to not see anyone from Bones. Temerence, yea, but what about Hodgins? that brain, 3 doctorates a sense of humor and there's totally something about the conspiracies that do it for me but seriously look at that body!

  8. Kaylee, Hiro, Abby and Ian Malcolm Totally agreed! but really Percy Weasely??? just no! I demand a recount on that.

    I’m glad to see some runners up mentioned but it just made me think of how depressing it was to not see anyone from Bones. Temerence, yea, but what about Hodgins? that brain, 3 doctorates a sense of humor and there’s totally something about the conspiracies that do it for me but seriously look at that body!

  9. Good lord, Alec Hardison from "Leverage."

    He is the Ultimate Cool-But-Geektastic Geek, with snark, style, total geek street cred, and now with burgeoning bad assery.

    LOVE.

  10. Good lord, Alec Hardison from “Leverage.”

    He is the Ultimate Cool-But-Geektastic Geek, with snark, style, total geek street cred, and now with burgeoning bad assery.

    LOVE.

  11. You left out Lisbeth Salander, from Stieg Larssen’s Millenium Trilogy (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” etc). Geek? Check. Sexy? Serious check!

  12. Oh, The Doctor, YES, Daniel Jackson, YES, but I think Penelope Garcia from "Criminal Minds" should get an honorable mention. The High-Tech Geek Who Can Always Find Your Bad Guy…

  13. You left out Lisbeth Salander, from Stieg Larssen's Millenium Trilogy ("The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," etc). Geek? Check. Sexy? Serious check!

  14. ?what, no penelope garcia (criminal minds) or dana scully (x files)? two of the smartest and hottest women ever on television!

  15. Where is Dr. Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds? He is the sexiest geek there is. And the actor Matthew Gray Gubler is quite a yummy geek too ;)

  16. My vote is for Dr. Reid from Criminal Minds. He's got that awkwardness that just makes you love him, and Penelope Garcia. Also, I have to say I'm disappointed I didn't see Dr. Indiana Jones. Was there ever a hotter archaeology professor?

  17. I love this list (especially Kaylee, Ian Malcolm and Willow), but what about Topher Brink and Bennett Halverson from Dollhouse? They were SERIOUS geeks, and come on…Summer Glau is like sci-fi geek royalty.

  18. I would also like to throw up a vote for Chuck! He was practically THE geek on TV for a while.

  19. Now Seamus Zelaney Harper?? I know Andromeda wasn't the best, but he was the untimate geekboy!!

  20. Agreeing with other commenters: this list needs some Rodney McKay and Claudia Donovan. (Not gonna lie, I have the HUGEST girlcrush on Allison Scagliotti.) Does Wash (Firefly) count? He does play with toy dinosaurs…