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Just in case any of you are feeling too loyal to the original Battlestar Galactica to check out the new series (although I cannot for the life of imagine why that would be, as the original was so cheesy that I avoided it as a 10 year-old) I give you the original Starbuck, whimpering about the new Starbuck being recast as a woman. Washed up, bigoted asshat.

The new Starbuck, portrayed by the lovely Katee Sackhoff? Hot as hell. And a much more interesting take on the character, too boot.

I'll be over here, handing out babies, as we women do. Jebus.

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chadu
Jan. 19th, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC)
I do not feel that way toward self-important jerks who are all out of sorts because their privileged status has been taken away.

Ah, good point.

I'm downgrading "pity" to simple "feel mildly bad," then.

He's threatened by strong, sexy women who can hold their own?

See, this is the part that I'm not sure he's saying. In my read of the article, he's not talking about strong, sexy women -- or even the actual new Starbuck character -- at all. He doesn't seem to address really anything about the actresses' portrayal -- strong, weak, beef-flavored, polka-dotted, whatever. It looks to me like he's railing about the concept of Starbuck being a woman, rather than the reality, if you see what I'm saying.

After all, reading the text, he's talking far more about himself than Sackhoff. Lots of "I" and "me" statements.

Again, I don't know if he's threatened by women, but I think it's clear he's threatened here by loss of identity. His response to this, however, is disgustingly misogynistic.

If the original Apollo can join in the fun, and appreciate a new sexual paradigm in which sometimes the girls get to be aggressive (which he clearly can, per the SciFi Lowdown last week) why can't Benedict?

Oh, it's obvious once you think about it, isn't it? Because Hatch is all about BG, while Benedict is all about Benedict.

CU
fenriss
Jan. 19th, 2005 03:09 pm (UTC)
I'm downgrading "pity" to simple "feel mildly bad," then

Fair enough :)

Again, I don't know if he's threatened by women, but I think it's clear he's threatened here by loss of identity.

That's possible. Whether or not he's actually threatened by women is, I admit, just conjecture on my part. I'd bet money though.

Oh, it's obvious once you think about it, isn't it? Because Hatch is all about BG, while Benedict is all about Benedict.

Yep. Asshat.
chadu
Jan. 19th, 2005 03:37 pm (UTC)
Whether or not he's actually threatened by women is, I admit, just conjecture on my part. I'd bet money though.

No bet.

Just look at his main character roles -- Starbuck and Face. Both are cigar-chomping (Freudian much?), handsome/charming, lying, egotistical, womanizing opportunists, and -- by his own admission -- essentially elements of his own personality.

I'm just saying his woman issues are a contributing factor rather than a primary factor in this situation.

Asshat.

Word.

CU

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