Looks like there could be life for Starbuck after all. Or actress Katee Sackhoff, at least.
Sackhoff, best known for her role as the (possibly?) dead Viper pilot Kara "Starbuck" Thrace on Sci Fi's Battlestar Galactica, has signed on to another remake of an old 1970s TV series, The Bionic Woman.
The Bionic Woman's pilot, co-written and executive produced by BSG's David Eick, stars Michelle Ryan (EastEnders) as Jaime Sommers, a young woman whose body is reconstructed following a horrific accident. Like her predecessor, Sommers is equipped with bionic body parts by a shadowy government organization and gains superhuman strength and senses.
While many pegged Sackhoff a natural for the potential series' lead (sorry, Starbuck fans, that's Ryan), she will instead be guest starring in The Bionic Woman as the top secret program's prototype bionic chick, one with more than a few mental health issues to deal with. According to reports, it's possible that she could recur if the pilot is ordered to series. (Of course, having read the pilot script, I can only shrug in response.)
Battlestar Galactica, meanwhile, wraps up its third season this Sunday with a humdinger of an episode entitled "Crossroads Part Two," which answers several questions that have been lurking at the back of many a BSG fan's mind.
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Jace is an LA-based television development and acquisitions junior exec who watches way too much television for his own good and would love a TiVo for every room in the house. (He’s halfway there.) His blog, Televisionary, can be found at televisionary.blogspot.com.