Thursday, December 04, 2003

Battlestar Galactica

With bad guys that were thinly disguised Stormtroopers and a mythos that was thinly disguised Mormonism, Battlestar Galactica is in my mind just one more bit of the 70s that I don't want to be reminded of. Sadly, I am out of luck. The SciFi channel is airing a miniseries that aims to make the series more relevant by turning Starbuck into a woman and all of the cylons into fembots worthy of an Austin Powers movie. A video game and a movie are also in the works, which is the status quo these days... entire plot lines haphazardly thrown into films to justify a video game spinoff (think 'pod racing').

Maybe it's true... the great stories have already been told... but today's storytellers seem to think that changing a character or two into a scantily clad woman will revive almost any lifeless story. This is going to be like 'Battlestar Galactica 90210', which means we get the worst of the 70s combined with the worst of the 90s. I'm going to go to sleep now... somebody wake me when this blows over.