Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Ooo, These Grapes Are Sour!

Dirk Benedict has much to say about the new BSG. A movie site, Big Hollywood, has given him a platform to say it.

You wish they hadn't.
One can quickly surmise what a problem the original Starbuck created for the re-imaginators. Starbuck was all charm and humor and flirting without an angry bone in his womanizing body. Yes, he was definitely “female driven,” but not in the politically correct ways of Re-imagined Television. What to do, wondered the Re-imaginators? Keep him as he was, with a twinkle in his eye, a stogie in his mouth and a girl in every galaxy? This could not be. He would stick out like, well, like a jock strap in a drawer of thongs. Starbuck refused to be re-imagined. It became the Great Dilemma. How to have your Starbuck and delete him too?

It's that whole bad tooth thing. You really want him to shut up and, well, you could just close the browser but just as you can't stop prodding at that tooth...


peterb said...
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peterb said...

It's as if Dave Sim got a job as a bad TV show actor! It's sort of impressive in its way.

On the other hand, I sort of agree with his overall characterization of the new BSG as "bleak, miserable, despairing, angry and confused".

Paul said...

To quote Gene Hunt: "You make that sound like a bad thing."

I think BSG has impressively gone where the writers thought the drama was. Not always successfully but consistently and that's part of what makes it one of my favourite shows.

When they pander to the fans it often feels like a misstep. Was there any real reason to bring Romo Lamkin back, for example?