I’ve spent the whole day watching episodes from Season Two of Battlestar Galactica. I don’t know how I managed to forget how gripping it is, how moving, and what a well-told story. And, it manages to include women in meaningful roles, with serious storylines of their own.
In general TV it seems the era of ‘strong women’ was short-lived. How surprised am I? We had Xena and Gabrielle, Buffy, Max in Dark Angel, and even Sydney Fox in Relic Hunter, and a few others, but what’s coming up now with independent, active women? Very little, as far as I can see.
There’s a slight glimmer, it seems with a remake of the Bionic Woman. The following quote has been snipped by me:
“Battlestar Galactica” executive producer David Eick is teaming with feature screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis to reinvent THE BIONIC WOMAN for NBC. … “We’re using the title as a starting point, and that’s all.” … Instead of focusing on terrorism and militarism, the new “Bionic” will explore the role of professional women in contemporary society and how they juggle their various roles.
[Via ISN News: The Zocalo Today.]
It sounds pretty limp, but it might be about all there is.