A couple of years ago while watching all four seasons of Battlestar Galactica on DVD, I developed an insane, psycho obsession with the enigmatic BG character Kara “Starbuck” Thrace (played brilliantly by Katee Sackhoff). She was a fighter pilot with a death wish! Tough, yet so, so vulnerable! Self-hating, but adored by many, many men! Bitchy, slutty, badly behaved — an alcoholic — and still, so lovable! How could I compare? How could I go on living a semi-sane, responsible, sober existence when a whole mess of destructive behavior (on a spaceship!) beckoned?!
Here’s a fave scene from BG. Starbuck beating the #$@%! out of her beloved, Lee “Apollo” Adama:
Sweet romance! This episode nearly killed me. Soon after, I started searching for something to undo all my craziness. No more loony jealousy! I imdb-ed and googled the crap out of Katee Sackhoff, and thankfully, at long last, found this:
Amazing. So incredible. I actually watched this whole thing on Lifetime one sunny Sunday afternoon! And you know what? After months (months!) of feeling absurdly envious of a totally made-up TV character (!), I was finally, finally, free.