February 22, 2005

SF Babes (Battlestar Babes II)

My regular readers will remember that one of the first SF Babe polls was based on the original Battlestar Galactica. Sheba won, as you can verify in the Gallery.

I still haven't seen the "re-imagined" Battlestar Galactica, but I can tell from the various trailers and onsite reviews that this newer, grittier Battlestar can be just as easy on the eyes as the original one.

Instead of cigar-chomping Dirk Benedict playing Starbuck, cigar-chomping Katee Sackhoff pilots her Viper against the dreaded Cylons:

And Starbuck's not the only one who got a sex change for the new series. Boomer (originally portrayed by Herb Jefferson Jr.) is now played by the beautiful Grace Park:

Cast your votes here [link disabled - ed.].

(You may also want to cast a vote in Annika's android poll. I don't know how long she'll keep it up on her front page, but it coordinates nicely with last week's SF Babe poll).

Results (Posted 1 March 2005):

Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff): 26% (15 of 58 votes)
Boomer (Grace Park): 74% (43 of 58 votes) WINNER!

Posted by JohnL at February 22, 2005 09:20 PM

Has to be Boomer this week.

All this grittiness got me thinking - have you considered doing a Sci-Fi camp/comedy poll? Like, say, Ellen Barkin from Buckaroo Banzai and Geena Davis from Earth Girls Are Easy? There must be lots of other examples.

I know the idea probably would enrage a true sci-fi fan but on the other hand, it might be fun.

Posted by: Robert the Llama Butcher at February 23, 2005 08:04 AM

True SF fans don't say "Sci Fi." It's SF.

But this whole schtick is about campiness and parodying the stereotypes of the genre. I think your idea is nigh-inspired, and I have filed it away for future use.

(I agree about Boomer!)

Posted by: JohnL at February 23, 2005 03:53 PM

I knew Annika's poll was a slam dunk before I checked the results - there was only one real choice for any red-blooded male SF geek ;)

Posted by: COL at February 23, 2005 06:52 PM

DAMN your antispam catcher. I can't write in the name of the character I want to nominate as a write in candidate.
Her name starts with C, and ends in ally.

She's cute, she bit a guys ear off, and took a gunshot wound to the gut. Tough stuff!

Posted by: Chad at February 23, 2005 10:29 PM

OK, I finally figured out what it was barfing on.
SPECI ALIST is not about the damn drug.
Anyways, I'm trying to nominate Crewman Speci alist Cally as a write in "Mary Ann" vote. While the pics on the link page aren't great, I've seen much better out there...

Posted by: Chad at February 23, 2005 10:35 PM

Hrrm. I've voted, but darned if I can be particularly happy about it. There needs to be a third party candidate. To steal a riff from Yoda, surely there must be another on this new Galactica.

Posted by: The Country Pundit at February 24, 2005 08:51 PM

Boomer vs Starbuck is no contest. The real battle is Grace Park vs. Enterprise's Linda Park. I don't think they're related - Park is Korean for Smith or something.

Posted by: yobbo at March 14, 2005 11:35 AM
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