Christina Aguilera rides her space rocket, joining the new crop of pop princesses who are both futuristic and optimistic. Janet Jackson, Mel B, Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie - all the ladies are slapping on the happy, kitschy science fiction imagery.If the scifi TV line up, future blockbuster themes and fantastic turn out for the Scream Awards are any indication pop culture is about to get really scifi-happy really soon. And the leading edge could be J.J. Abrams' optimistic Star Trek movie.The new stills are from Christina Aguilera's upcoming greatest hits album, Keeps Gettin' Better - A Decade of Hits, and she's rockin' all sorts of sexy space woman shots.
Perhaps this new found pop love of all things scifi is due to the culture's ability to foresee the trends, and with J.J. Abrams' super optimistic Star Trek themed undertaking maybe it's time for everyone in Hollywood to start donning the pointy ears and learning how to "hug it out" Klingon style. I personally welcome the happy pop-go-lucky scifi trend because look what it gives you:
Nicole Richie made her crazy-faced butt kicking chica scifi debut on Chuck this week, and even though she was all bullets and fists, it's Chuck, the "aw shucks ain't he cute," of science fiction shows.
Paris Hilton has brought her sexy swagger and "singing voice" to the freaky scifi musical Repo! The Genetic Opera, and while it's about harvesting organs off the living, it's still a musical with a pretty happy beat.
Janet Jackson is working a fierce Ms. Tron get up on her brand new tour.
Always the trend setter, Beyonce has been rocking a cyborg arm in her new music video "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)":
"Scary Spice" rocks the alien get up, what's not to love when you've got scifi fashion on the red carpet. Now that Britney Spears is back to working with the Joseph Kahn (of Toxic fame among many others) in her new Womanizer music video, I think it's safe to say that we can only expect great scifi things from our pop princesses. If only we could teach George Takai and William Shatner a little bit about J.J. Abrams' optimistic scifi message, those two could stop fighting like little babies and get with the new trend that is happy-go-lucky science fiction: