Friday, May 11, 2007

Starbuck is a Cylon! Sort of...

This in from the SciFi Wire:

Sackhoff Is Original Bionic Woman

Battlestar Galactica star Katee Sackhoff told SCI FI Wire that she will play the original cyborg in NBC's Bionic Woman SF series. "I play Sarah Corvus," Sackhoff said in an interview at the Saturn Awards in Los Angeles on May 10. "She's the original bionic woman. The first bionic woman. She doesn't let anyone forget it. And she's kind of gone off the reservation. She's a little crazy."

Sackhoff, who plays fighter jock Starbuck in Battlestar, will star in The Bionic Woman opposite Michelle Ryan, who plays Jamie Sommers. Sackhoff revealed that her character will have two bionic arms, "both legs, two eyes, one ear, part of my chest." The show is a reimagining of the original 1970s series, which starred Lindsay Wagner as Jamie Sommers. Sackhoff said that her character would be part of the series as well.

Sackhoff added: "My biggest fear was that Sarah Corvus was going to turn out like Starbuck. But she didn't. She turned out a little like Number Six [laughs]. She's the femme fatale. She's dangerous. She's sexy. She knows it, and she uses it. She walks with a purpose, and Starbuck really doesn't. It's ... two different sides of the coin, but both misunderstood."

The Bionic Woman, from Battlestar executive producer David Eick, is being looked on favorably by NBC, Sackhoff said. "It hasn't been [picked up] ... officially," she said. "Unofficially, I've heard that it's getting picked up. But officially, we'll find out Monday." (The Hollywood Reporter, citing anonymous sources, confirmed that NBC will pick up Bionic Woman.) —Patrick Lee, News Editor
Hm.... I wonder if this Original Cyborg means Cylon.

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