One of my favourite science fiction series from a story (and, for that matter, acting quality) point of view is the remake of Battlestar Galactica. I haven’t seen the original – I can’t decide if I want to, just to see what it’s like, or whether it might spoil my memories of the remake in some way.
One of my favourite characters in BSG (among many – have I mentioned the acting quality?) is Kara Thrace, aka Starbuck. I can’t imagine Starbuck as a male, even allowing for how much I loved Dirk Benedict in the A-Team*. In my head Starbuck is, and will always be, a tough cookie of the distinctly female variety.
A fiesty lass was Kara Thrace.
Could out-fly any guy in a race.
Yes, Starbuck, for me
Is a ‘she’, not a ‘he’
(Though I was rather partial to ‘Face’.)
(*Completely irrelevant? Yes. Utterly awesome? You bet. )