Sez here that BSG is about to leave its recent comfortable rut.[spoiler]Katee Sackhoff is looking for work.
The 26-year-old actress who portrays the fighter pilot Starbuck on the Sci Fi Channel’s “Battlestar Galactica” series won’t confirm rampant Internet rumors that her character will be killed in tomorrow night’s highly anticipated episode “Maelstrom.”
But Sackhoff will say that she’s currently negotiating to star in an unrelated independent film, that she’s not interested in doing new science-fiction projects, and that when she read tonight’s script last fall, she was “blown away.”
“No one is safe on this show,” she said during a recent interview. “I was shocked. This is a direction of the show that is going to cause some ripples.”
Adding to the mystery, executive producer Ron Moore said that Sackhoff completed her work for the current third season “well before” everyone else had finished filming in December. After tomorrow, there are three episodes left.[/spoiler]Oh, fraa-a-a-a-A-A-A-A-ack … Sob.
M’kay, here’s my spec, FWIW:Sackhoff’s leaving the show, yes - not because Starbuck gets killed, but because she’s going to go find Earth on her own, and get word back to the Fleet. Or maybe she’ll Ascend, like Daniel Jackson and Wesley Crusher. But the foreshadowing that she’s one of the enlightened Prophets or whatever they’re called is just too strong to ignoreIf true, though, we can’t deny that Moore set us up like bowling pins.