Thursday, September 25, 2003


One of the regular customers of the Comic Box is a guy named Philip Schweier. Nice guy. He's a big pop culture fan like I am and has been doing a lot of writing for some web sites for a while, including a semi regular piece for Comic Book Bin. He's just written a piece for TV Party about the history of one of the coolest shows of the Seventies: Battlestar Galactica.

Now, as a fan of the show myself, I was interested to read this. I mean, Freakin' Dirk Benedick as Starbuck! Yes, he was a poor man's Han Solo, but he worked in the role. Plus, I had a Cylon Warrior action figure as a kid which I'd pit against my Big Jim and Spider-Man toys. Yes, I am a geek.

The Sci Fi Channel is bringing the show back with a new look and cast later this year. I don't really plan on watching it, as it won't be the same as the original. Just the same as when they changed Coke in the 80's. I did have the curiosity about New Coke then, and I may have feel the same for this new show. But I know it will never be the same.

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