Ok, so I am actually old enough to have seen the original series during it’s original run on network television. I also watched the late 70s/early 80s Buck Rogers series. I know, I’m dating myself. I even had an Apollo doll (one of the 13″ ones) and my sister had a Cylon.
However, even with the rose-colored glasses of nostalgia firmly in place, I knew that the old Battlestar did NOT bear re-viewing as an adult. That and Mr. Geek Girl What Rules tried to watch it when he was home sick one day and was bitterly disappointed.
When I heard there was going to be a new Battlestar, I was trepidatious. I mean, I was still smarting from George Lucas’ raping of my childhood in the guise of Episodes I (not bad), II (worse) and III (oh sweet Jesus, my beloved childhood memories!!). I did not greet the news of a new Battlestar graciously. Actually, I believe my first words were, “Oh for the love of all that is holy, how are they going to screw THIS up?”
They didn’t. At least not in what I’ve seen so far. I’ve watched the miniseries and the first couple episodes and I like it. A lot. And I LOVE Starbuck. Actually, Mr. Geek Girl What Rules’ response to her intro scene, where she punches the Colonel was, “Wow, honey! She IS you!” So far I have really enjoyed the characterization of the female Starbuck a lot. She’s tough, to the point, but not emotionless or cold. She has a tight rein on her feelings, but they’re still there, and pretty damn close to the surface.
I can’t wait to watch the rest of the series to date. I actually got a little queasy watching the mini-series and particularly the episode “33.” The whole idea of being relentlessly hunted by an enemy who always seemed to know exactly where you were and for how long was just really disturbing to me.
I highly approve.
Well, I’m off on a trek back to the Midwest to see my grandparents, so if I don’t approve any comments or answer any questions for a while it’s because I opted not to take the laptop with me, nothing personal to any of you all. Catch you on the flipside.