Tuesday, July 5, 2005

‘Galactica’ Fans Finally Accept Starbuck’s Sex Change

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It’s not easy for an actress to take over a role made famous by someone else – especially if the part was originally played by a man.

That’s the challenge Katie Sackoff faced when she took the role of cigar-chomping Starbuck for the Sci-Fi Channel’s updated Battlestar Galactica.

At first, fans weren’t pleased Sackoff was replacing Dirk Benedict and Sackoff even found an internet petition demanding to “save Starbuck’s genitalia.”

Benedict was philosophical about the change, figuring, “For 20 years, they tried to cut off my balls in Hollywood. Now they have.”

Sackoff is sarcastically sympathetic and tells Benedict that even if he feels “emasculated,” he should take comfort that his “juevos” were replaced with “a great rack!”

Battlestar Galactica returns for its second season on July 15.

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