What's your favorite bit of info that came out at con? Favorite fan question?
Take the rest of today and all of tomorrow and post any con vids you want!
But what if there was a fresh reboot of this version of BSG, and we were forced to recast them?
Of course no one can ever truly replace Jamie and Katee as Lee and Kara, considering how much of their own personalities they brought to it, but is it even possible to contemplate another pair of actors doing a different take on pilots?
"You want to replace us? This is how: first, make sure your actors have crazy chemistry. Second, make sure they're really hot. Third....nah, can't do it."
Have a good weekend everyone! (also, all the other DPP posts this week are still open, so if you have anything to say about them, please do!)
(I want to know how the person in the red shirt got the job of pouring water over Jamie and were do I apply)
(this one reminds me of the last part of Spy!Pilots, with Kara's new interrogation method)
He's wearing a cravat! Yup, that does it for me. It's all white and fluffy and you just want to rip it off with your teeth... (Why, yes, I AM a costume drama fan)
( But what does sandwich meat have to do with anything? )
Go forth nuggets and find me pretties!
Fat Lee salutes you!
In honour of this, I'm declaring it Jamie Bamber Appreciation Day! To participate, bring your pics, gifs and squee (not necessarily in that order, and remember we can appreciate EVERYTHING, from his pretty eyes down to his terrible dress sense) :)
( PICSPAM/GIFS UP AHEAD, PEOPLE )
Katee Sackhoff …. Kara Thrace, callsign ‘Starbuck’
Ronny Cox …. William “Husker” Adama
Mary McDonnell …. Laura Roslin
Michael Shanks …. Lee “Apollo” Adama
Just to be clear, this linked pic is Michael Shanks (aka Daniel Jackson from Stargate: SG-1).
And this, instead (as we all know, and to my eternal gratitude) is who ended up playing Captain Lee "Apollo" Adama:
We've discussed the possibility of pilots being played by people other than Jamie and Katee before, but I never knew just how close it was to being a done deal and us never getting to see Jamie as Lee.
If he hadn't got the part, chances are I (and several others among us) would never have shipped pilots and we'd probably have been spared the pain that came with it. We'd also never have got the supernova-level chemistry between Jamie and Katee that made us fall in love with them to begin with, not to mention the countless eyefraks, camaraderie and years worth of squee. We also probably wouldn't have this comm and each other.
So this Sunday, let's just celebrate and be grateful for the existence of pilots as we know and love them, and here's a pic for the purpose (even after a near-death experience and covered in broken glass, they look so post-coital, don't they?)
PS: The weekend reccing post is still open.....if you liked anything piloty lately, tell us about it!
I'd be willing to bet that to most members of this comm, the image that comes to mind when anyone says or thinks the word 'pilots' is of these two people, and these are the faces of the pilots we know and love and root for:
And, if it hadn't been for an inspired casting decision that led to a then-22-year-old actress being cast as a woman who, as per the original miniseries script, was initially supposed to be in her 30s, and another inspired casting decision that led to a Brit being cast in a role that needed an American accent, pilots, as we know and love them, could well have ended up with the faces of - hold your breath here - ( Read more... )
Thought we'd take a slight step into the world of What If today and look at some of Katee and Jamie's other past and potential future roles...as Cops!
Katee has played:
Det. Tess Cooper (Lost & Found pilot; not greenlit to series)
Det. Julia Scott (Boston's Finest pilot; not greenlit to series)
Det. Frankie Reed (CSI; recurring)
and hopefully she'll play Det. Deena Pilgrim in Powers (in development for FX)
Jamie has played:
Det. Matt Devlin (L&O UK)
Det. Caolan Longstreet (17th Precinct pilot; now shooting)
Lt. Dotsy Doheny (Ultimate Force; British TV series)
And of course as Kara and Lee, they were just about the best Buddy Cop space pilots of all time!
So who's got the fic? Recs? New crossovers? What've you got for me?
ETA: My second BSG-related post for HeroesandHeartbreakers.com just went up: Your Love Geometry is Invalid
Yes, kids, I tackle the quad of Doom (and other fail!y triangles from lit). Check it out and comment if you like!
Reunited: Would it feel so good?
We've all said plenty of times that we would love to see them play a couple in something else...never ever thinking that was a real possibility. Which brings me to today's scenario: If Katee was cast as Susan (the wife of Jamie's character, Caolan), would you watch? Would you ship? Or do you need them to be Kara and Lee for you to ever feel that way again?
Hee. Okay so I'm being a little silly with the subject line, but all this flurry of casting news for Ron Moore's new TV pilot, The 17th Precinct, had to have struck some fear into the hearts of shippers everywhere. He cast Jamie, then James, then Tricia and there are plenty of folks wondering if there might be more battlestar vets he'll try to pick up. Katee is still out there, available, and someone on twitter pointed out that she and Tricia tweeted about seeing each other at an audition where they were up for different parts. Of course, it was probably not for 17P...but... the role of Jamie's character's wife is still open. And it calls for a somewhat snarky blonde in her 30s.
Also just a couple of reminders: The (Not Very) Porny Battle Rages On! Also, we need folks to steer the DPPs! Esp for the rest of this month. I've got a special project in mind for a few days next week, but the end of the month needs fearless shippers to volunteer! Oh and if anyone missed my meta article on why pilots are my OTP you can find it here. Please feel free to comment if you can!