One of the most controversial things about the new “Battlestar Galactica”, the thing all news stories mentioned, was the “shocking” notion that Starbuck would be a female character. Controversy no more.
This controversy is put behind us because the character is so well written, and Katee Sackhoff brings such a depth to the performance. Katee’s acting ability clearly reaches a level Dirk Benedict could have never achieved even at his best (not that his best was a terribly high goal to surpass).
The role of Starbuck is very well written and encompasses a wide range of emotion and has a depth that the one-dimensional Dirk Benedict Starbuck never had. There is something in her character that all viewers can relate to.