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Dirk Benedict on Battlestar Galactica
By which I mean THIS is an interesting article by Dirk Benedict about his role on the first Battlestar Galactica TV series.

When he said he was "young" when playing that role I did a double take. I checked his actors bio and apparently Dirk Benedict was born in 1945, meaning that when the movie was filmed in 1980 he was already 35 years old, and to my way of thinking pretty dorky looking. I think he was a lot cooler, and less dorky on "The A-Team" which btw ran until 1987. It is difficult to imagine he is ::gasp:: 61 today!

Even without checking my facts online, btw, I knew Galactica came before "The A-Team" because there is a scene on the A-Team where he runs into an actor wearing a Cylon costume and as "faceman" he acts like he recognizes the thing! :-)


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ravenrose From: ravenrose Date: May 5th, 2006 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, I found the article to be bitter and bile-filled... sounds like Dirk just does not like the fact that someone changed his "precious" Starbuck into an empowered woman. Sorry Dirk... Archie Bunker is gone now, and sexism doesn't play the way it used to.
fixx From: fixx Date: May 6th, 2006 03:54 am (UTC) (Link)
I would agree that the article was bitter. The negativity grated on me and the last paragraph really irritated me. I also felt for him to suggest that what currently constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace should EVER have been considered an acceptable alternative to loneliness was downright demented.

That said... I still maintain that I felt the article was "Interesting". :-) And I mean that from the perspective that it was interesting to better understand how the character I knew as "Starbuck" came to be played the way he played it, even if I don't agree with the point he was trying to make.

Do you regret reading it?
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