Monday, January 19, 2009

(The Real) Starbuck Talks

I'm finding quite a bit to enjoy on Andrew Breitbart's new Big Hollywood site, which opened for business earlier this month.

Today Dirk Benedict, who played the Han Solo inspired rogue Starbuck on the original BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, tells us what he really thinks about the depressing "re-imagining" of the series by TV's current GALACTICA.

He writes "'Un-imagining' is more accurate. To take what once was and twist it into what never was intended. So that a television show based on hope, spiritual faith and family is un-imagined and regurgitated as a show of despair, sexual violence and family dysfunction."

Trivia Quiz: Anyone remember who played Starbuck's father on the original series?

Hint: I've reviewed five of his movies in the last week!


Blogger Missy said...

I didn't watch this show very often, but I know the answer because TiVo keeps wanting to record the episode(s?) when Fred Astaire guest stars as Starbuck's father.


6:59 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

That's funny!


7:52 PM  
Blogger Missy said...

There's also an episode of WILL & GRACE that TiVo always wants to record because the episode is named: Fred Astaire and Ginger Chicken.

Sometimes TiVo is very amusing.


9:30 PM  
Blogger kspring said...

With all due respect to Dirk Benedict, whom I adore, I really admire the new BG. So maybe it's not a peachy-keen, glossy take on humanity, but it definitely evokes age-old questions about spirituality, morality, and human nature. The earlier show never made me think beyond its surface.
The new BG isn't the same beast as the old one, but that doesn't make it less imaginative. (And certainly dystopic vision does not equal unimaginative!)

5:56 PM  

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