Apollo: Serina, we're about to be married!
Serina: What does that have to do with it? Your own sister's a pilot and warrior.
Apollo: She's my sister, not my wife to be!
Serina: Fine. If that's what it's all about, we can take care of that.
... 1.02 - Lost Planet of the Gods (I)
There's no other way to put it; Serina is damn awesome. She's a single mother (well, in the begining) who doesn't take any BS and says it like it is. It's so cool to see a strong female character in television shows from the era. Serina knows she doesn't need a man to make her life compleat, but at the same time isn't afraid to fall in love; that combination is so rare and I love it when it's done right. I hate that she was killed off so quickly.
- I honestly believe that a lot of Serina's strength is a credit to the actress. Jane Seymour is amazing at portraying headstrong, realistic characters without them all coming off as carbons of each other.
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