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‘As Far As I Know!!’ GALACTICA’s Sackoff Gives Her First Post-Maelstrom Interview!!

I am – Hercules!!
‘I am dead as far as I know,” Katee Sackoff claims in her first interview following Kara “Starbuck” Thrace’s apparent demise on Sunday's “Battlestar Galactica.” She also tells KUFO-FM’s Cort and Fatboy that she’s shooting a pilot for NBC, so she might not even be all that available even for “Galactica” flashbacks if that pilot goes to series. “I did sign a six-year contract,” she mentions at one point. “Galactica” is an NBC/Universal show just completing its third season. She also says she plays Starbuck at least one more time – on Seth Green’s “Robot Chicken.” We also learn she knows other curses besides “frak.” Plugs “Fatboy”:
She flat out answers whether dead is dead--but drops JUST enough hints that if you listen to Ron Moore's commentary for Maelstrom, you might maybe get an idea of what could be comin around the corner. Did Starbuck eject? What major NBC Pilot is she trying out for? What does Katee sound like when some dumb bitch cuts her off while she's conducting a phoner with radio hacks from Portland? Listen and find out.
Listen to all of Sackhoff’s 7.5-minute interview here.





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  • March 6, 2007, 12:49 a.m. CST

    First

    by isther

    The link leads to your email, Herc

  • March 6, 2007, 12:50 a.m. CST

    Heh

    by isther

    While writing this, your fixed the link. Never mind

  • March 6, 2007, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Three bad episodes in a row.

    by HellKing

    I'll say this, if the last episode is truly the end of Starbuck, then this show is done and over and should be cancelled. I suspect it's not. But if it is, they're just running out of ideas for this show. All that crap about "her destiny" and this is it? Note to Hollywood: QUIT FOLLOWING THE "LOST" FORMULA!!!!!! It doesn't work. Stop showing angles that do nothing to forward the overall story.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:12 a.m. CST

    FIF!!!!!

    by Doc_Strange

    Again!!!

  • March 6, 2007, 1:12 a.m. CST

    But seriously.....

    by Doc_Strange

    BSG has got to be the BALLSIEST show i've ever seen.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Why I've been critical of Lost, but lenient on BSG

    by slder78

    B/C Lost just keeps piling on question after question with nary a satisfactory resolution, whereas BSG is built in such a way that there aren't too many questions to be answered and they ABSOLUTELY don't have to have Cylons in every episode. I've been fine with most of the "standalone" eps. I actually liked the Helo ep. Not so much Malestrom, only b/c the were kinda spinning their wheels a little, but NONE of the characters are so stupid as they are on LOST where they pass up any opportunity to grow their character, or develop the plot. On BSG they call each other out whenever they do something out of the ordinary. If you asked me who I would rather place my faith in to end their series in a satisfactory manner, I choose Moore cause his track record TNG, DS9 is better than Abrams-Alias, Felicity, Mission Impossible.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:26 a.m. CST

    Galactica without Starbuck

    by Monknee

    is like Lost without an island... or 2

  • March 6, 2007, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Hmmm...interesting.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I'll have to give this a listen later on.

  • March 6, 2007, 2:02 a.m. CST

    you think she uses stunt legs?

    by datachasm

    i think she has the fat legs, but im okay with that... id love to give her the hottest 3 seconds of my life! call me, babe!

  • March 6, 2007, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Katee rocks

    by oisin5199

    but she's definitely been left in the dark about her character. We'll see. But she does seem like a really cool chick.

  • March 6, 2007, 2:15 a.m. CST

    thanks for the lack of f***ing spoiler warning...

    by beatitudesputnik

    ...in the rss feed. nicely done.

  • March 6, 2007, 3:03 a.m. CST

    is she dead?

    by Zardoz

    I dunno, the whole thing seemed both portentous and ambiguous. It'd be easy to "bring her back" or have her in another dimension/thousands of light years away/forwards or backwards in time/elevated into a higher being or plane of consciousness/sucked into a wormhole/revealed to be a cylon (and would, of course, re-generate) and/or a cylon-human hybrid or WHATEVER. (frankly, we've seen it all and it's been done to death!) If SF has taught us anything, it's that death is NOT the end... Oh, and I couldn't decide if Kara was hallucinating she was with her Mom on her deathbed, or whether she was REALLY THERE? (Which might indicate the "elevated into a higher being" scenario?) Anyway, cool episode and just in case she really IS dead, R.I.P. Starbuck!

  • March 6, 2007, 3:04 a.m. CST

    is she dead?

    by Zardoz

    I dunno, the whole thing seemed both portentous and ambiguous. It'd be easy to "bring her back" or have her in another dimension/thousands of light years away/forwards or backwards in time/elevated into a higher being or plane of consciousness/sucked into a wormhole/revealed to be a cylon (and would, of course, re-generate) and/or a cylon-human hybrid or WHATEVER. (frankly, we've seen it all and it's been done to death!) If SF has taught us anything, it's that death is NOT the end... Oh, and I couldn't decide if Kara was hallucinating she was with her Mom on her deathbed, or whether she was REALLY THERE? (Which might indicate the "elevated into a higher being" scenario?) Anyway, cool episode and just in case she really IS dead, R.I.P. Starbuck!

  • March 6, 2007, 3:59 a.m. CST

    James Brown, I mean, Starbuck Is Dead(cue techno music)

    by Amy Chasing

    c'mon - BSG is more than lasers and spaceships. They're into the whole destiny story-arc & theology thing. So while the Starbuck we know may be physically dead, I'd be _really_ surprised if that's the last we see of Bucky. It would go against what I've come to expect from BSG, so I'm almost willing to bet real money on it.

  • March 6, 2007, 4:01 a.m. CST

    If and when Starbuck comes back...

    by HellKing

    well see her wake up in one of those mechanical Cylon wombs.

  • March 6, 2007, 4:25 a.m. CST

    Hoping ....

    by FUZZYWOOKIEE

    for a personality overhaul if Starbuck ever does come back. If Katee really does not return and Starbuck does, Who plays Starbuck? Times yours

  • March 6, 2007, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Dumb nerds complaining about BSG

    by Roll Fizzlebeef

    There are no "bad episodes" of BSG. It's easily the best show on TV & the best thing to happen to sci-fi in forever. I'm sorry there aren't enough explosions, boobies, and rayguns from week-to-week to satisfy your extremely short attention spans, but anyone who knows good TV is loving every minute of it.

  • March 6, 2007, 5:19 a.m. CST

    bah...

    by datachasm

    the best BSG was the mini series... after that? oyyyy! its always been kinda lame.. what with everyone talking to imaginary people, debating if its wrong to virus the cylons, that guy from Quantum Leap. lol

  • March 6, 2007, 5:26 a.m. CST

    Those who eat and those who cook!

    by CeejayNightwing

    Like the man says, there hasn't been any "Bad Episodes" especially not the last three which have been a welcome change from drumming out cylonescapade after cylonescapade! BSG seeds its storylines so that the foundations of the pay-off will be much more effective. The elements they planted in Starbucks story-arc have yet to come to effect, Malestrom is only a stage in the journey. Whatever they planted in her stomach on Caprica, whatever the conditioning they put her through on New Caprica and whatever the true fate of her explosive transfiguration is all yet to be revealed. Patience is a virtue lost amongst couch-potatoes!

  • March 6, 2007, 5:46 a.m. CST

    All PR

    by Alientoast

    She already stated in one interview that it was "weird coming back after being gone for awhile". Doesn't that indicate they've filmed some episodes post-Maelstrom? This could just be spin to make everything think she's really dead.

  • March 6, 2007, 5:49 a.m. CST

    hey, didn't Katee let it slip once that..

    by Amy Chasing

    she found it hard/interesting coming back to work (BSG) after her absense? I'm sure I read that somewhere, and that she wasn't meant to have said so (hence her "I die and I'm a Cylon" bit in the BSG gag reel). <P> But bottom-line, Maelstrom wasn't about sending Starbuck to her death but for her to see what lies between life and death. Notice how in the end her character isn't in space but rather bathed in white light (kinda like D'Anna was before she saw the Final Five). I'll say it again, Starbuck's story ending here just doesn't make sense. Too many questions left over.

  • March 6, 2007, 5:54 a.m. CST

    beat me by 3 minutes Alientoast :)

    by Amy Chasing

    but good to have that confirmed.

  • March 6, 2007, 6:13 a.m. CST

    also, enough with the cankles..

    by Amy Chasing

    she's not a skinny waif - she's in shape, she's hot, and Leoben was a lucky man/Cylon/thing to roll around with her in the paint.

  • March 6, 2007, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Starbuck, paint and frolics

    by CeejayNightwing

    Hell yeah, now that's another thing this show hasn't been scared to do; sensuality is depicted as casualy as every other aspect of the dramatic content which makes it all the more realistic and easy to relate to. It so much more evolved than any Sci-fi show before it it and easily the best since Babylon 5. And just for the record, Starbuck has one great body, voluptuous and sexy the way real women are supposed to be and not yet another smiling bone with make-up and a hairdo.

  • March 6, 2007, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Hard to buy that she is dead

    by Epsilon

    If she is, well...then BSG just sucks at character deaths and I'm not sure how you could ever make any sense of what happened to her in that episode without bringing her back.

  • March 6, 2007, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Dax

    by IceMizer

    Reminds me of the death of Dax on DS9, mostly pointless.

  • March 6, 2007, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Good to hear some other people agree with me...

    by Abin Sur

    ...on the undeniable hotness that is Katee Sackhoff! And she's NOT off the show. It IS possible, even in the age of the internet, to keep some secrets from the fans. And Amy Chasing, I remember what you're thinking of with the whole "coming back to work" thing - I think she dropped that on the first Cort & Fatboy interview she did a while back.

  • March 6, 2007, 7:44 a.m. CST

    season 3 fell off, y'all

    by Sam Raimi's Car

    I couldn't sing the praises of S1&2 often enough. but the whole third season has been poo.

  • March 6, 2007, 8:34 a.m. CST

    HellKing

    by jtp8000

    I actually thought that was how Maelstrom was going to end. The only problem is explaining her mother unless that is a planted memory like Boomer had.

  • March 6, 2007, 8:36 a.m. CST

    We all know what happened to Denise Crosby

    by BrowncoatJedi

    It's extremely lame that Katee wanted out of her contract. I think she Caruso'd this one.

  • March 6, 2007, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Folks, folks, folks

    by Yogsoggoth

    If you didn't see the TV guide review (which covers the remaining episodes of BSG) then you don't realize that the death of Starbuck is the beginning of teh final story arc for the season. This isn't the end, it is the starts. Apparently, this is giong o lead to us scraping our jaws off the floor at the seasno finale. As the reviewer said, if you think this is the end for Starbuck, then you haven't really learned what BSG is all about.

  • March 6, 2007, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Also..

    by Yogsoggoth

    The podcast for the episode specifically states that the producers of the show wanted to kill of Starbuck and it wasn't Katee that asked to be off the show. If you haven't read her recent interviews, she seem pretty pissed about being killed off.

  • March 6, 2007, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Katee Sackoff is not Denise Crosby

    by Anakin Whoopass

    Denise Crosby wanted out so they wrote her out. According to Ron Moore's podcast the idea to kill Starbuck came from him, and Katee Sackoff was shocked and unhappy when he called her about it, but she got talked into doing it.

  • March 6, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Both right, Anakin and Shub-Niggurath...

    by Abin Sur

    Oops, meant Yogsoggoth - I get them confused ALL the time. ;) When you consider what a finale we got last season, and how they could top that THIS season, they don't do it by killing Starbuck on a whim. They certainly didn't play up the angles of her "destiny" earlier in the season so that she could be killed on a whim either. I wish to hell I knew HOW she's coming back, because that part is killing me, but I am 100% certain we will see her again.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Sorry Roll...

    by Billyeveryteen

    But I've seen boobies. Six, Boomer, Xena, Bucky, various space hookers. Seen some 'sploshuns too(all hail Exodus II!). No ray guns, but I love bullets-o-plenty Viper style.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST

    She Will Be Back and Chuckles Will be With Her...

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    Gawd, I miss Chuckles!

  • March 6, 2007, 10:14 a.m. CST

    if she's dead, it's a waste

    by bluebottle

    i felt nothing at the end of the episode, because i assumed she wasn't really dead... if she IS dead, then RDM fucked up royally, because it didn't have the emotional weight it should have had.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:16 a.m. CST

    She sounds geniune..

    by BeatsMe

    that she's gone for good in this interview: http://www.thescifiworld.net/interviews/katee_sackhoff_01.htm

  • March 6, 2007, 10:16 a.m. CST

    And if it's true...

    by BeatsMe

    I'm done with this show. She was the best character and they did waste her.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Snatched

    by Ninja Nerd

    OK...I watched this again last night from the DVR and it looked like there was the Cylon Raider AND Starbuck's Viper in Apollo's field of view when he called "Visual!" And then the white light. And the whole 'he's coming for you' and so on. I think she was abducted by the Cylons and will be back. Mind-fucked and probably a tool of the Cylons and knows the path to Earth. She might become some sort of Cylon High Priestess, setting up events for Season 4. Or, she DID pull a Denise Crosby and will never be seem again. After all, she did basically fuck a robot like Tasha did. (OK, Data is a cyborg but it's still sex with a toaster!)

  • March 6, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST

    BSG is Bigger than Starbuck

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    ...And what better way to show the desperate nature of their journey than to have major characters die. Maybe she'll be back, may not. But, the journey still must go on for Earth.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:33 a.m. CST

    "Bigger than Starbuck..."

    by Abin Sur

    I understand your thinking, Darfur; but I don't think the desperate nature of the journey was illustrated by her "fulfilling her destiny." Fighting off the Cylons while Galactica escaped (for example), something like that would fit more of the desperation mold. But you're right, the journey must go on...

  • March 6, 2007, 10:45 a.m. CST

    I understand, the way that

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    I understand, the way that the original Starbuck went out was utterly awesome, with him reversing course and attacking a squadron of raiders with a damaged engine. But the vibe that I am getting is that she is special not as a fighter in the physical world, but as a spiritual guide. I understand that it may sound hollow for now, but there is a potential payoff. This is just me, but I am willing to invest in this possibility because BSG has not gone down that well exhaustively unlike LOST. However, Abin Sur, I fully agree with you that from a physically and instant perspective Starbuck did not go down heroically. In fact, she went down with people suspecting that she was mentally unstable.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST

    The character will be reincarnated...

    by MCVamp

    Within a Cylon Dirk Benedict. The subsequent love scene with Apollo will...ew, ew, EW!!!!

  • March 6, 2007, 11:38 a.m. CST

    There has to be a payoff

    by bluebottle

    Unless her destiny was to die in a fucktarded way (it benefited no-one) than there is still a major loose thread to tie up. Now it could be as gay as "we looked at Apollo's viper-cam footage and look! when her ship exploded there's a pattern in the clouds that says 'hang left for earth'" Her "story" is not over, even if Sakhoff is done.

  • March 6, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Hey "Amy Chasing"...

    by Phimseto

    ...I heard that techno track "James Brown is Dead" a ton back in the summer of 1992 (yikes). I haven't been able to find it since. Who sings it?

  • March 6, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Folks, remember Count Iblis and the lightship?

    by Roguewriter

    From OG-BSG? This is Moore & Co's intro to a modern spin on that clunky but interesting storyline. Starbuck is No. One, the first of the five "lost" Cylons -- and we will discover that fact in the season finale, in which Lee is forced to sacrifice himself to save someone else (a la Apollo taking the shot to save Sheba) and then finding himself revived by a circle of ghostly white figures... who represent the next-plane merging of humanity and Cylon... with Starbuck (and possibly a quartet of Leobens) gazing down benevolently on this most honorable of humans. Cheese? It would be... if it weren't gonna be deftly handled by Ron Moore. I have faith we will see Starbuck again -- and it will be a moment comparable to Galactica's atmo drop. Hell, it will be comparable to the Millennium Falcon soaring out of the sun in the nick of time in STAR WARS. Have faith, ya bastidges!!! (Oh, and to the "cankles" guy -- what a sad, dickish little thug you must be...)

  • March 6, 2007, 12:18 p.m. CST

    I'll post this here too

    by Yogsoggoth

    Since no one else seems to be doing it. This is reposted from Galactica.com which is a repost from TV guidee. The reviewer has seen the remaining episodes from season 3 and says the following: "The episode that undoubtedly will cause the largest stir in TV fandom was Galactica’s riveting and ultimately devastating journey into the metaphysical, as Starbuck (a brooding, tormented Katee Sackhoff) finally faced and embraced her destiny. Which meant, in a series of visions and hallucinations guided by the specter of the not-quite-Leobon as if he were the Ghost of Psychodramas Past, that Kara had to confront the soul-crushing memories of her abusive mother, who instilled in the self-destructive Starbuck a belief that suffering was good for the soul. Nobody suffers on Galactica as memorably as Starbuck, and in this final act that took her from “emotional basket case” to a martyr for purposes yet to be determined, this frakked-up hero leaves nothing but suffering in her wake. I’ve seen the remaining three episodes of this season, and without giving anything away, I can tell you the shocks just keep coming. Next week’s episode picks up two weeks after Starbuck’s death — the survivor head count has dropped, notably, from 41,400 to 41,399 — and it’s hardly a surprise to learn that no one (Adama, Lee, Sam, even her longtime nemesis Tigh) is taking the loss well. The “celebrity trial” of Baltar (“the most hated man alive”) looms and occupies much of the rest of the season, resulting in some of the most potent courtroom drama I’ve seen on TV in ages, pitting father against son (Adama vs. Lee, yet again) as more revelations in the testimony threaten to tear apart this beleaguered society of military and civilian survivors. In the prosecutor’s opening statement, as the two-part finale begins on March 18, the haunting question “How do we measure loss?” is repeated. Loss, mortality, spirituality, justice and ethical behavior in an epic battle for survival: These themes resonate throughout Battlestar Galactica, transcending the categories of sci-fi and cult TV, which is why the explosive demise of Starbuck didn’t play out like just another calculated TV death. (See 24.) Anyone who thinks Starbuck’s ultimate destiny (a phrase repeated so often I sometimes felt I’d stumbled into an episode of Heroes) was to disintegrate into a million little pieces doesn’t know this show. Anyone who can figure out who and what was waiting for her on the other side, and why, is welcome to explain it to me. And I guarantee nobody will be able to predict the twists in the March 25 season finale, which will make you question everything you thought you knew about nearly everyone and everything. My jaw is still smarting from gaping in astonished disbelief. The wait between seasons is going to be excruciating."

  • March 6, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST

    She CAN be Dead, and STILL be in the show!

    by chromedome

    They keep making the point about "between life and death" and D'Anna was flatlining her way there over and over. "Leoben" was really someone else, helping her to the Other Side.<p>They also specifically mentioned the "This has all happened before, this will all happen again" line in Maelstrom. So we could see some story elements concerning the nature of life and death and beyond...

  • March 6, 2007, 12:21 p.m. CST

    The great thing about Katee and the BSG staff...

    by Abin Sur

    ...is that I can't think of a single person that is "meh" about her. It truly is a love/hate for Katee/Starbuck, and you know what that shows? That she's not playing it safe, that she and the writers are taking risks with her character that are rare for MOST shows. And THAT earns my respect. However, if she wakes up naked in the Cylon jello vat, they'll get even MORE respect from me. ;)

  • March 6, 2007, 1:31 p.m. CST

    BSG is not that much bigger than Starbuck

    by 2Utah2

    Rt now what other story lines do we have? Baltar's trial better be something special b/c with the loss of Starbuck (which if she stays dead I think is a HUGE mistake for the show) there is now a huge void in many storylines. They better spend a lot of time discussing the effect of a Starbuck-less Galatica b/c as it stands she died for no reason whatsoever.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Hiding in plain sight.

    by Shan

    Just recycling my zone post ... As for Starbuck being a Cylon ... Well there was the gag reel. Maybe they thought with all the unavoidable leaks going on, the easiest thing to do was to hide in plain sight and tell us exactly what happens, thereby making us think that's the one thing that couldn't happen. After all, what we saw was Katie Sackhoff saying to camera that "I die and turn out to be a Cylon" and then after offering to show us her death scene, we see footage of her head getting knocked off from Halloween: Resurrection. So we all think ... well then that's exactly what can't be happening ... To add, maybe everyone in the cast in on what really happens and they're all just pulling our legs and filling the airwaves with so much contradictory stuff that we won't really know what happens until we see it on screen.

  • March 6, 2007, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Why Starbuck isn't a Cylon

    by Squashua

    By Squashua.<br><br> Those would have to be some seriously elaborate false memories for the Cylons to have implanted in her. And she must have been a sleeper for even longer than Boomer. <br><br> Plus, they supposedly removed her uterus. Which makes me think she's human.<br><br> Based on whatever prior history or actions they have, some characters ("Chief Tyrol" and/or his wife "Cally" for instance), I can see being Cylons. Not Starbuck.<br><br>And definately not any of the Adamas.

  • March 6, 2007, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Why Starbuck isn't a Cylon

    by chrth

    By ChrTh<p> Because Squashua said so.

  • March 6, 2007, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Why Starbuck MUST be a Cylon

    by Abin Sur

    Because of the aforementioned naked in the Jello vat thing...actually, Squasha's probably right. Dammit.

  • March 6, 2007, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Starbuck broke her leg in season one

    by Yogsoggoth

    don't you think the X-ray would have found the metal if she were a cylon.

  • March 6, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Yog, remember...

    by Abin Sur

    ...that the only way to determine Cylon from Human was the blood test that Baltar designed. They are indistinguishable otherwise. Unless they're having sex, then you get the whole red glowing spine thing...

  • March 6, 2007, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Why Starbuck *could* be a Cylon

    by Shan

    If she is a Cylon, she's a Final Fiver, which means she's unknown to all of the 7 'known' models (with the possible exception of Cavil). Boomer's memories seemed fairly extensive from what we saw but all the people who supposedly were part of it were erased in that explosion. For all we know, no-one really got to know Starbuck until she was an adult. Also, it's quite possible the Final Fivers were integrated into human society even sooner than the other seven and at least some of them were around for years (Six). Doral and Cavil at least also must have been around for a while to get their jobs in Colonial society as well.

  • March 6, 2007, 2:37 p.m. CST

    "whole red glowing spine thing"

    by chrth

    Waitasecond, haven't we seen Starbuck's back during sex?

  • March 6, 2007, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Help my memory please.

    by GTfilmgeek

    But in the original BSG, didn't Starbuck (Dirk Benedict/Face) die and wake up all white outfitted and clean before eventually being returned to Adama and Co?

  • March 6, 2007, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Chrth, we HAVE seen her back during "relations"...

    by Abin Sur

    ...but never when she's having "The Big O." So unless someone's talked her into doggy-style, her secret is safe. ;)

  • March 6, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST

    chrth

    by Darth Cuddles

    Your completely unnecessary, ignorant, sarcastic response to Squashua's post (someone who apparently is quite new to posting here) shows me once and for all that you're everything I've ever thought you were. A socially-backward f***ing jackass who loves to see his name up here because he thinks it actually matters. It doesn't. I put you in my not-worth-reading/oh-f***-not-him-again category ages ago. Instead of welcoming Squashua here, you discourage and belittle him/her. You, kid, are an ignorant little f***wad.

  • March 6, 2007, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Wow, she does sound pissed

    by GregoryHarbin

    I guess I would be too if the producers came out of the blue and told me that my character was dying, especially when they'd been building up the whole destiny thing for so long. I supported OYL hugely, but this left turn is rather bizzare. Not that I won't keep watching the show (I wasn't watching for Starbuck, but for Baltar, Adama, and Ms. President), but I'm a little weirded out by Ron and David's choice.

  • March 6, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Low attention span means...

    by HellKing

    nerdy little children who can't handle a story arc and need diversionary plotlines into order to maintain their attentions. Nerdy children also cry when they're told the truth instead of the lies that make up the fantasy world they live in. The only thing unique about the geeks that have die-hard support for shows with falling ratings doesn't mean you're a part of an elite class. It just means you just belong in Special Ed class.

  • March 6, 2007, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Katee told us this back in November

    by urthlingz

    Katee said in this TV Guide interview - I'm a cylon and I die. It has always been in the back of my head since then. See for yourself. http://www.dailymotion.com/visited/search/katee/video/xn00e_tvguidephotoshoot

  • March 6, 2007, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Darth Cuddles: What are you talking about?

    by chrth

    I was supporting my main man Squashua. "Welcome him here"? The dude's a major part of this site. <p> Where do these newbies come from?

  • March 6, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST

    She'll be back but not for a long time

    by performingmonkey

    My guess is that we won't see her again until late season 4. Oh, and Katee is fucking great so screw all the haters, they're just scared of her 'cause she could kick their ass.

  • March 6, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST

    I can't believe the level of disbelief I'm in

    by chrth

    I who have stroven (striven?) so mightily on this site, to be disregarded as if I was some trollish creature? I am wounded. Verily.

  • March 6, 2007, 3:53 p.m. CST

    The red glowing spine...

    by Yogsoggoth

    We've seen Starbuck have sex with folks and her back never lit up like a lite brite. She ain't no cylon.

  • March 6, 2007, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Chrth, I think you're funny.

    by samsquanch

    Or would that be "f***ing funny...?"

  • March 6, 2007, 4 p.m. CST

    Thanks dstrbo1, I try to bring humor in. Oh, and TFD

    by chrth

    I'm guessing you were defending me? If so, Thanks.

  • March 6, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Was Starbuck ever exposed to the virus?

    by PSfan

    And if she wasn't, why not? they should be exposing everyone to the virus.

  • March 6, 2007, 5:13 p.m. CST

    damn

    by samsquanch

    that's a really good point.

  • March 6, 2007, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Phimseto - JB Is Dead was done by LA Style

    by Amy Chasing

  • March 6, 2007, 6:28 p.m. CST

    This is one hell of a wrestling-esque angle...

    by Pennsy

    Who's pulling the wool over whose eyes, that is. I can't wait to see how this plays out, no matter what. :)

  • March 6, 2007, 6:30 p.m. CST

    The real question is: can we trust anything she says?

    by chrth

    I mean, didn't she say she loved AICN? Obviously she's an accomplished liar!

  • March 6, 2007, 6:52 p.m. CST

    People who have seen the final 3 eps have said:

    by Novaman5000

    STARBUCK'S STORY IS NOT OVER. Patience, my children.

  • March 6, 2007, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Darth Cuddles for Prez?

    by Abin Sur

    Hmmm...could be? God, I hope so. Just don't be dissin' Mr. Squashua - he's down with the Lovecraft, and that's aces in my book.

  • March 6, 2007, 6:57 p.m. CST

    If she IS a cylon, it's because

    by Novaman5000

    She was implanted in her mother back during the first cylon wars. Her mom was most likely captured back then. Like I said before, we know she was medaled, but we don't know why... POW anyone? Cylons got her and experimented on her something fierce. That's why her mom resented her so much. She was a CYLON CHILD... At the very least a hybrid cylon child.

  • March 6, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Agree with Novaman5000.

    by mrfan

    I think that Starbucks story is far from over. I think also that all this from the actress and show is BS. Just trying to keep things quiet. Guarantee she will be back whether she is cylon, human, or some new god.

  • March 6, 2007, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Also: "As far as I know" means nothing.

    by Novaman5000

    If she had said "I will never be on BSG again as far as I know" that's one thing, but to say "Starbuck is dead as far as I know"... Big deal. Cylons can die and come back.

  • March 6, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST

    woooo

    by aestheticity

    a ballsy episode, right? they actually offed her. and then i came here and see everyone decrying the whole ball o wax as pointless and how much starbuck sucked.<p><p>well, i gotta say thats totally not what i saw on my televisual screen, nor what ive seen built up this season. what ive seen is a starbuck shown to be increasingly depressed and fucked up in her life, what with psycho cylons taking an interest, the romantic angle from new caprica onwards, freaky childhood visions and the whole big destiny thing. and its come to a head this episode with heavy foreboding of shit to come, and she finally chose to off herself - apparently believing theres something after death thats better than the shithole life shes been leading. frankly there are times when i feel like that WITHOUT the benefit of angelic visions and white light.<p><p>i feel her character has built to this point - we couldnt have taken much more of what a weird bitch she is - and i am waiting for the payoff that this episode and the whole season has moved toward. this is what i see.<p><p>also, i really liked the shot of her in her smalls in her apartment. thats a nice body.

  • March 6, 2007, 7:43 p.m. CST

    "what ive seen built up this season"

    by chrth

    See, here's my problem: I don't see that. After Exodus, our only sense of issues with Starbuck was viewed through the lens of the Love Quadrangle. Helo recognizes the eye of jupiter from Starbuck, they look at the picture at the end of the episode ... and we don't see/hear anything else about it until the most recent episode--and then they 'kill' her. <p> Someone mentioned it should've been a two-parter; I wouldn't go that far, but I would've liked to see some the earlier parts of the episode (nightmares, flying troubles, maybe even the oracle) occur before the episode. Lead up to it over the course of a few episodes.<p> And I think that's where a lot of people have a problem with this episode: it's abrupt at both ends.

  • March 6, 2007, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Abin Sur: Nah, I doubt it

    by chrth

    JJ4P, for all his faults, never came off as 'naive'. I'm sure Darth Cuddles didn't know/recognize Squashua, thought I was being a jerk, and over-reacted. No biggie.

  • March 6, 2007, 8:15 p.m. CST

    And See I'm With The Previous Poster With this

    by Real Deal

    The way I see it there wasn't anywhere else for Starbuck to go. She can't be with Lee and she doesn't seem connect with the other guy like she used to. It's almost like she doesn't fit on Galactica anymore. However I think this was a great episode and I also think she'll be back. She's off to find what lies between life and death. One of the plot points they haven't borrowed from the original is the ship of lights aliens. You get a sense of there's some higher truth from this episode about the Cylons and the humans. More than just Starbuck dying. What happened to the lords of Kobol? And what were they ? Why do the Cylons worship one god? Why was the device pointing the way to earth deadly to Cylons? How does earth fit into all of this? I think we may be starting to find out.

  • March 6, 2007, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Do you know what I miss about BSG this season?

    by chrth

    The underlying, subtle humor. A lot of it has to do with Baltar's exile and imprisonment and Tigh's lack of stereovision, I think. I remember when Ellen Tigh showed up, and Adama and Roslin kept ordering Baltar to test different blood and then Roslin finally meets Ellen ... that was funny. I miss stuff like that.<p> Not saying I dislike this season (only the Senator Kelly ep really bugged me), but I think that sense of amusement is gone. And I don't know how they'll get it back.

  • March 6, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Real Deal: Don't get me wrong, I really liked the ep

    by chrth

    And for the reasons you mentioned. I just wish they had integrated it better with the last few episodes.<p> It kind of reminds me when they killed off the dude on 90210. He had already, for all intents and purposes, been pushed off to the sidelines. So they had an episode to make it official.<p> Starbuck has been sidelined for awhile now, popping in occasionally with a line or two but not part of the main plot. When it came to the Love Quadrangle, the entire thing was viewed through the eyes of Lee (who sends his wife to rescue his girlfriend). So it came off like 'Oh wait, we have Starbuck and she's not doing anything--let's kill her off'. Not saying that was the intent, but that's how it felt.

  • March 6, 2007, 9:07 p.m. CST

    comparing BSG to 90210

    by Amy Chasing

    now I've seen everything. ;) <P> gotta admit, Luke Perry vs Brandon in Jeremiah was kinda geeky cool. Maybe we could have Tiffany Thiessen vs Jenny Garth (was that her name, ya know, the blonde one that wasn't related to Aaron Spelling) in BSG :D

  • March 6, 2007, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Amy Chasing: Yeah, that's not my proudest moment

    by chrth

    But if the analogy fits, apply it!

  • March 6, 2007, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Removing Starbuck's uterus is a tell-tale sign that...

    by NoHubris

    she IS human. I agree with Squashua in that regard.<P>Also, her being human is significant concerning the spiritual and prophetic drawing she made as a child. If she were Cylon, her drawing would lose all impact. As I tried to infer in the other TB, it now appears Kara has some real connection to the Lords of Kobol or to an ancient priest from Kobol IMO.

  • March 6, 2007, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Starbuck is the first Hybrid

    by NHRonin

    That's why she is so "special" according to her mother.

  • March 6, 2007, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Maelstrom = Wheel of Fire

    by berserkrl

    Don't forget that the original plan for the original Starbuck, as revealed in the unfilmed Galactica 1980 episode "The Wheel of Fire" (Google it -- there's a synopsis online), was for Starbuck to become one of the ship-of-lights being. Like Leoben says, Starbuck's destiny has already been written, it's all happened before ....

  • March 6, 2007, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I miss "funny" Gaius...

    by Billyeveryteen

    I agree, not much humor left in BSG.<p> Still, I am ready to have my mind blown.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:17 p.m. CST

    you got a point

    by aestheticity

    on the lack of humour thing. straight run now since maybe that food shortage one without much laughs. not that it was ever a chucklefest, but you know, something to leaven the leadlike weight. although you can always look to tigh. better get the doc take a look at that hand.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    "Better look at that hand" wasn't funny...

    by Billyeveryteen

    It was beyond badass.

  • March 6, 2007, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Starbuck's Not Dead

    by Professor Krapp

    She landed on the Genesis Planet and is being regenerated as we write. But if BSG wants to be good SciFi, it'll leave her dead, because I'm tired of people in SciFi shows "dying" and always coming back. I didn't like what the character had become, so she should stay dead for that reason, too.

  • March 6, 2007, 11:10 p.m. CST

    RE: "Yeah, I miss "funny" Gaius..."

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    What are you guys talking about? I'm still here! Take my wife. Please! **Rimshot**

  • March 6, 2007, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Best part of the episode, Adama breaks his ship.

    by PurityOfEssence

    Olmos' breaking of his ship was not planned. Seeing as it was not a cheap prop but in fact a rented museum quality replica worth hundreds of thousands of dollars (see the Maelstrom podcast the last 2 minutes) It shocked the hell out of the set dresser. Moore describe their reaction as being "Oh My Fucking God"

  • March 7, 2007, 1:01 a.m. CST

    I don't think Starbuck is "dead"... but-

    by samsquanch

    I think we won't see her till next season, which is too bad. One of the best things about this show is how awkwardly attractive most of the women in the cast are. None of them fit into a "normal" beauty-myth mold, but Damn, it was nice to see Starbuck in her jammies. Maybe without her around, they'll give my next favorite awkward beauty more screentime: sultry, smouldering Seelix. Yeehaw!

  • March 7, 2007, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Starbucks Red Eyeball Gleam

    by Catbarf the 5th

    In the conversation with Lee where Lee says his relationship with Dee has never been better, etc, there is one lingering shot where Starbuck's eyes glow red dots from the reflection of a red light on the hangar deck. Probably NO ACCIDENT, at the very least insurance for claimed foreshadowing if they decide to bring her back as a Cylon. Some cinematographer (at the very least) went far out of their way to get that effect!

  • March 7, 2007, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Spec Theory from a newbie...

    by delghetto

    I'm thinking time travel. What if Katee's "new" pilot is the BSG CAPRICA "spin off"?

  • March 7, 2007, 2:04 a.m. CST

    SHE IS DEAD?

    by Smashing

    Damn I wished I had not opened this link!, as a UK viewer I may have just spoliered myself. Frak.

  • March 7, 2007, 2:11 a.m. CST

    i kind of hope 'Caprica' doesn't get made...

    by samsquanch

    it seems to weird. What will it be anyway? "Melrose Place" in space?

  • March 7, 2007, 2:59 a.m. CST

    Don't say that, dstrbo1!

    by HellKing

    Some in here might look at it as blasphemy. It's said Caprica will be everything what BSG is without the special effects. So if you like seeing people trapped in airlocks, seeing people go on strike because bad working conditions, or watching people paint pictures that they don't what the hell it is, you'll love Caprica.

  • March 7, 2007, 8:13 a.m. CST

    In other news ...

    by Shan

    Deckard is a replicant. Says Ridley Scott. Supposedly.

  • March 7, 2007, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Starbuck's Uterus

    by PantherMatt

    Sorry if this has been posted before (I only have time to skim) but wasn't Starbuck's uterus removed while she was on Cylon occupied Caprica, by a Cylon? They didn't remove anything. She's a Cylon

  • March 7, 2007, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Thanks

    by Phimseto

    That solves an almost fifteen year old riddle. Thanks!

  • March 7, 2007, 2:10 p.m. CST

    when starbuck stirs because she has nightmares/ dreams

    by Mr_X

    i get a funny feeling in my pants

  • March 7, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Seelix schmeelix....

    by Hairy Nutsack

    She's kind of funny looking, more Ractrack please!<p> Maybe Deckard was the Final Five that Xena said sorry to, as in "Sorry you're career is in the shitter, so sorry."

  • March 7, 2007, 2:57 p.m. CST

    finally someone else realises the beauty of Racetrack!

    by Amy Chasing

    Seelix is lovely, but Leah Cairns is just gorgeous.

  • March 7, 2007, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Starbuck = Aurora the star child

    by aboriginal

    Kara's the first Cylon/Human hybrid. This seed for the future to fulfill some sort of prophecy was planted in her "mother" . She will unite and lead the races to the end of the line - so-to-speak. What's buggin' me is this whole "it has happened before and will happen again" bit. Is this another Matrix? Doomed to live this over and over 'till they get it right?

  • March 7, 2007, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Racetrack is indeed yummy...

    by Hairy Nutsack

    Anyway, something that I thought was insanely cool in this episode was a quick, close-up shot of the window that is still blocking the opening of the starboard hangar pod. I hadn't thought about that since the mini-series, the starboard hangar must be where they had the hospital set up in Woman King.

  • March 7, 2007, 5:45 p.m. CST

    life and death

    by CaptainBitchway

    Me thinks the place "between life and death" is where "Head-Six" (the Six who's talking to Baltar in his head) is from and that's where Starbuck went when she died. Next season, Apollo will wake with Starbuck in his head. :)

  • March 7, 2007, 6:44 p.m. CST

    it has happened before and will happen again

    by CaptainBitchway

    It's not from the Matrix. It's from Mormom theology, a remnant from the original series.

  • March 7, 2007, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Starbuck sidelined

    by CaptainBitchway

    I disagree that Starbuck was sidelined for awhile and her death was a last minute decision from the writers. I think it was intentional and planned since the first episode of this season. Leobon keeping her prisoner on New Caprica, trying to convince her to stay with him, that all lead to her "death" in Maelstorm.

  • March 7, 2007, 7:50 p.m. CST

    I know the show's roots are in Mormon historics

    by aboriginal

    http://www.moroni10.com/signs_last_days.html After watching the original and seeing the new 25 + years later and getting into the core of the Egyptians chasing the Jews out of the promised land it is interesting to see the drawn parallels in a sci fi series where the Cylons seem to represent the disenfranchised Jewish people getting their revenge upon the humans/Egyptians. Does Starbuck possible represent a second comind as the daughter of the Cylon mono God? Thinking out loud here. Good show to watch - Walking the Bible.

  • March 7, 2007, 10:33 p.m. CST

    All Grace Park

    by chromedome

    All the time!!<p>http://tinyurl.com/yu6wjx

  • March 7, 2007, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Busy

    by chromedome

    http://tinyurl.com/2ta9kz

  • March 8, 2007, 6:04 a.m. CST

    Maybe

    by Smashing

    The reason there is only 13 episodes next year is because all the main cast will be in Caprica?, could fit into the all happened before and will again myths?

  • March 8, 2007, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Mormons?

    by Hairy Nutsack

    I've read this so many times over the years and yet what exactly within Mormonism has anything to do with BSG? I've known and argued with many Mormons over the years and they never talk about humans from space.

  • March 8, 2007, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Mormonism

    by CaptainBitchway

    Glen Larson, the creator of the original series, was a devout Mormon. His vision for Battlestar was a sci-fi allegory of Mormon history. Mormons believe in the 12 tribes of Israel, with a 13th "lost" tribe that seperated from the others. In Battlestar, there was 12 colonies and a 13th colony that left and found Earth. Mormons also believe that God lives on a planet named Kolob. In Battlestar, the planet Kobol is believed to be where the 12 lords of Kobol live.

  • March 8, 2007, 2:14 p.m. CST

    The 12 tribes aren't Mormon...

    by Hairy Nutsack

    That comes straight out of the Bible, 12 sons of Jacob, 12 tribes of Israel. So that part doesn't make any sense at all, 12 is repeated over and over again in the Bible. Also, the 2 sons of Joseph are given Tribe status by some scholars, making it 14 Tribes of Israel.<p> Thanks for the other info though, maybe Kolob is where Xenu comes from too.

  • March 8, 2007, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Mormons believe in the Bible too

    by CaptainBitchway

    The Book of Mormon is supposed to be a supplement to the Bible, though people argue that there are too many contradictions between the 2 books. And yes, the 12 tribes of Israel is from the Bible. But the 13th "lost" tribe is a strictly Mormon belief. The 13th colony of man in Battlestar is based on this belief.

  • March 8, 2007, 4:53 p.m. CST

    The number 12

    by CaptainBitchway

    BTW, the number 12 is also significant in Greek Mythology. There are 12 Gods/Goddesses of Mt. Olympus, which are what the Lords of Kobol are based on - Zeus, Apollo, Athena, etc.

  • March 8, 2007, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Another Mormon belief is

    by berserkrl

    Another Mormon belief is that each God is raised to godhead by a previous God. On the original series, the angels say "as you are, we once were; as we are, you will be" -- which is straight from Mormonism. Makes me wodner whether on the new show the humans are to the lords of Kobol as the Cylons are to the humans ....