Starbuck’s A Woman!?!

“Starbuck’s a woman!?! You’ve got to be kidding!” That was my repsonse a couple of years ago when I first heard about the remake of Battlestar Galactica, and though I was disappointed that one of my childhood icons was lost through a change in gender, my interest in the program was only mildly affected. Unfortunately, not having cable at the time prevented me from getting into the program, and over time I practically forgot about the remake. Recently, however, fortune smiled upon me when my friend Chris brought over season one and accidentally left it at my house. That night I watched four hours straight, and within three days I completed the first season. The final result is that I love Starbuck, as she is the embodiment of strength and feminine vulnerability, and it is easy to believe that she is the best Viper pilot of the fleet. I am also disturbingly aroused by a female Cylon, who is three parts seductress and two parts religious fanatic. In short, the show is excellent with its aesthetic grit, its development of characters, its mysterious arching narrative, the philosophical/theological themes, and the wonderfully narcissistic and oddly comical Gaius Baltar. This program is truly a genuine drama (in the best sense of the word) with a gripping Sci-Fi setting. I am looking foward to ingesting season 2.0 and 2.5, and shortly there after plugging into the current season.

8 Responses to “Starbuck’s A Woman!?!”

  1. Simon Jones  

    I hate Starbucks! Oh wait, hold on a sec.. 🙂

  2. Anthony Velez  

    Since you mentioned the coffee empire, I will stretch my literary imagination and liken the Starbuck that I am talking about to a tall Vanilla Latte with many extra shots of espresso: sweetness and power!!

  3. Anthony Velez  

    Just another comment about the series. I was watching the bonus materials and I saw footage from the original series through which I was reminded of the fact that the Cylons were originally a lizard-like race of sentient beings who created the androids that are commonly referred to as Cylons (much like Frankenstein’s monster being referred to as Frankenstein). In the new series, the Cylons are the android creation of humanity, who rebelled. Thus it would appear that the arching narrative of the new show was inspired in part by P.K. Dick’s Blade Runner, and/or I. Assimov’s I Robot. Of course influences are not directly cause and effect and are not easily traced, but either way, the twist in the new show is quite effective as it allows the writers do deal with issues regarding technology, humanity’s responsibility to the things they create, and the question of what constitutes life. Good Stuff!!

  4. tom  

    Does she use the future cuss word that the original Starbuck used “Frack”?

  5. fallenangel  

    @Tom Yes, yes she does, all the fracking time.

    Incidentally, anTonio, I’ve been telling you BSG is the best thing on TV since season 1. I so wanna frack your melon by giving you some mind benders we’ve been thrown to present, but I’ll wait until you catch up in the story line…

  6. Simon Jones  

    Future cuss words. Hmm? I find myself wondering. Do we have more or less cuss words today as we had, say 100 years ago. 🙂

  7. tom  

    Simon, I am not sure, but I am going to do my best to work on some new ones so that 100 years from now when people look back they will see a long history of new and exciting fracking cuss words.

  8. Anthony Velez  

    Fracking snit guys, cool it on the future cusswords!! I am trying to keep my sight acceptable for all eyes.