Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Ok, I had to kick my son out of the house and bribe him with playing with the running hose so I could get this done and posted within the 72 hour time-frame of the contest that The Holmes is hosting. But I just had to give it a go. So here it is.

I have decided that my recast of the Star Wars characters must come entirely from the cast of the other greatest science fiction work in modern times - Battlestar Galactica on SciFi Channel.

Han Solo would have to be played by Katee Sackhoff since her wisecracking, rule-breaking, ass-kicking portrayal of Starbuck just fills me with girl-power goodness. I love her. Love her. Want to be her.

Obi Wan of course would be Edward James Olmos, the commander I would follow anywhere, wouldn't you?

Tricia Helfer, the gorgeous and dangerous Number six must play Darth Vader for she makes being the bad guy alluring and powerfully attractive, just like the original.

Jamie Bamber, the brave and true Lee Adama would be Leia. Smart enough to be a leader, but gets in a lot of scrapes and is in the wrong place at the wrong time so often. Always in trouble, he, but usually not of his making. Incidentally, did you know he is British? Speaks with a nice high-british accent - very unLee of him.

Sheesh, I have to keep running back and forth from the back porch because the hose keeps kinking up and making the boy-child mad.

Ok, so Luke. Who to play Luke? I think Grace Park, the beloved Boomer. As I am waiting on Season 3 to be available on Netflix, I don't have the answer to the question, is she good or is she evil. And if you know don't tell me. I just think she would do well as the conflicted, often cocky and slightly vulnerable and misguided Luke.

C3P0, though a robot, would be played by the human Aaron Douglas - Chief Tyrol, the loyal and eningeeringly genius.

Chewbaca, meet Allesandro Juliani, Lt. Gaeta, the friendly and efficient guy in charge of jump coordinates and usually narrates the battles in the command center.

R2D2, hmmm. I think I will make you Colonel Tigh (Michael Hogan) cause you mean well, but mess up just a bit too often. And I suspect you are a closet drinker like he is.

But what of Gaius Baltar and Laura Roslin? Where should they go? Hmm. I am at a loss. Anyone?

Ooh, ooh, Yoda! Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) must be Yoda!

And Gaius should be Lando Calrissian.

Um gotta go, boy needs dinner and attention and doesn't care that I am working on something so important.


Dan said...

I was tempted to go for Starbuck as Han too. To be fair Starbuck, or at least the original Starbuck was pretty much a Han derivative anyhow.

The Holmes said...

Kickass idea Marsha. We loves us some BSG around here. We're also anxiously awaiting season 3. Never thought I would get so hooked on a sci-fi series, and I sure as hell never thought Ashley would. Props to you for taking the contest in this direction.

Marsha said...

I just realized how perfect Boomer is to play Luke. Cause she too is the 'son' of the enemy and did not know it. And she has the potential to be either a good guy or most evil. Which will it be? Oh Season Three, please come out on DVD soon, I beg of you!

yer mama said...

That was some kickass recasting! Yay!

tiff said...

Yes! Where are you season 3? So glad to know we are not the only dorks awaiting the DVD release...

Margie said...

Cool post, although I think the Chief has handled himself much better than 3PO on more than one dangerous occasion!