Skip to comments.Lt. Starbuck … Lost In Castration.
Posted on 01/20/2009 8:30:14 AM PST by EveningStar
Once upon a time, in what used to be a far away land called Hollywood (but is now a state of mind and everywhere), a young actor was handed a script and asked to bring to life a character called Starbuck. I am that actor. The script was called Battlestar Galactica.
Fortunately, I was young, my imagination fertile and adrenal glands strong, because bringing Starbuck to life was over the dead imaginations of a lot of Network Executives...
Witness the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, bleak, miserable, despairing, angry and confused. Which is to say, it reflects in microcosm the complete change in the politics and morality of todays world, as opposed to the world of yesterday. The world of Lorne Greene (Adama), Fred Astaire (Starbucks Poppa) and Dirk Benedict (Starbuck). I would guess Lorne is glad hes in that Big Bonanza in the sky and well out of it. Starbuck, alas, has not been so lucky. Hes not been left to pass quietly into that trivial world of cancelled TV characters...
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It would be Ms.T. And the only one who could pull off the angry attitude is Rosie O'Donuts.
Her real life angry attitude makes Mr. T look like Aunt B.
Aaaaaah! ...only in my dreams....;)
Gadzooks, Starbuck! Sound like... you listened to a recent inauguration address.
BTW Starbuck, you know, for a human... you handle that cigar rather well!
Since the new "BG" BS came out, I've decided in it... those Cylons are the good guys!
Now, this: is engineering!
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And Jack was the one who wanted to drag her to some sex club, and have her give him a hummer, for all to watch.
I'd say she had every right to divorce his a**.
Suck it Dirk. The original BG sucked. The latest incarnation is THE BEST SHOW ON TELEVISION.
100% agreed. The idea behind the original series was great, but the writing was horrible (the characters were two dimensional) and the special effects were worse (the fighter ships banked and turned in space just like airplanes). In the new series, the personality of every major character is shown in detail, and the fighter ships turn using (gasp!) reaction thrusters, just like an actual spacecraft. Here are some other differences between the old and new series:
The new series is far superior to the original.
Quote: “the series is excellent. if youd rather look at some douche bag guy than than the actresses playing Starbuck and Boomer, well, thats your problem”
I suppose if you are thinking with your member that makes sense. But the point Dirk Benedict makes is that the re-imaginers of BSG have basically used sex to sell a leftist agenda, namely, that their is no bad or good only shades of grey. Hmmmm, that seems like the moral equivalizing that the left engages in. Hey, I like a hottie as much as anyone. Still, if the hotest chick in the world showed up at my door and asked me to sign a petition halting our fight against terrorists (oh wait, that was halted today, but anyway) because they were no worse than we, the USA, were, I would throw here off of my porch in three seconds flat (while copping a cheap feel, of course).
So: Now, this: is engineering!
The new Battlestar is also a product of its time and I personally find it too dark and depressing to enjoy it. Some aspects of the new show are interesting twists on the original, the characters certainly have greater depth and the program has more drama, but it's not enough to make me want to watch it. I tried. I know that others love the show, but I'm an easy target for scifi and they failed to hit me. It's dead, Jim.
Actually, I find the moral ambiguity refreshingly realistic. Pakistan is our “ally” in the WOT, but they’ve been selling us out all along. Saddam was our “ally” once, we know how that turned out.
Quote: “Its TV. Its not real. The stories are decent and the actors are pretty good. The effects are well done. But, its TV.”
No, its part of the leftist propaganda machine. Until we start realizing how they are playing the game, we are toast. They own the education system, they own the news media, they own enterntainment. I have watched every episode of this show and at first I loved it. But once I got hooked and started to try to figure out where the show was heading I understood the message that was trying to be put forth, namely, that the Cylons comitted genocide on the human race but it was somehow morally justified because the human race was itself imoral and corrupt. Afterall, it was the humans who made the cyclons, right?
Gee that sounds familiar. Al Queada destroys the WTC killing thousands and what did the left say? Why, they said “America’s chickens were coming home to roooostaaaaah.” Ok, they did not all put it that way but they certainly said that we needed to look inwards. They said that we, the U.S of A had made Bin Laden by supporting him during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and we had created Saddam by supporting him during the Iran Iraq war. So, somehow it was our own fault.
Perhaps I am being paranoid but given the REAL events of today, Hollywoods leftist tilt and their incessant pushing of an agenda on us in everything they produce, I refuse to believe it is a coincidence. I could care the less whether a dude or hottie is playing Starbuck, Boomer or whoever. That misses the point. I am sick of an agenda being pushed on me and just want to be freaking entertained.
Quote: “Actually, I find the moral ambiguity refreshingly realistic. Pakistan is our ally in the WOT, but theyve been selling us out all along. Saddam was our ally once, we know how that turned out.”
So then, by that logic, Bin Laden was our ally once. Why not forgive and forget and sit down with him for a talk? If he was our ally once and attacked us, that makes it ok? I find the moral ambiguity refreshingly naive. The bottom line is that in fighting a war things are never clear and you can’t always be choosy about who you side with. The Soviet Union was our ally. Should we not have allied with them and allowed Germany to win WWII?
I just don’t see the political correctness. I thought that when I first heard the news, and I really ralphed when I heard the Cyclons look like humans. But I gave it a chance and it came out remarkably well. And the re-imaged Starbuck is definitely a troubled character. And it goes into why she has the tough-guy thing going on. The original Starbuck was a cardboard cutout caricature of a man.
Give the pilot miniseries a chance. They do a good job of paying respect to the old show, too.
The whole point of the show was if humanity has the right to exist. What makes the humans better than the machines? It's not much different than humanity today. That example was a strong part of the plot line. The humans didn't wipe out the Cylons. And later in the show, the Cylons realized that the genocide of the humans made them just like the humans so they stopped. THat's why they occupied New Caprica. I believe one of the underlying ideas in the show is that humanity and the cyclons need to reconcile or neither will survive.
As I said, I haven’t watched the new BSG. However, I’m not easily overwhelmed. For instance, I found Babylon 5, Alien Nation, and Beauty and the Beast to be unimpressive.
“fighting a war is never clear”: hmmm, who said that? Wouldn’t a more realistic and therefore entertaining TV reflect that? Or do you want all straw men and propaganda in your shows?
And the problem is that if they did, I wouldn't care because none of the characters are worth caring about at this point. It's like they populated the show with the people who would have been put on Golgafrincham Ark Fleet, Ship B.