12 Kara “Starbuck” Thrace
“Starbuck can’t be a woman!” wailed the die-hard Galactica fans when the casting of Katee Sackhoff was announced, and even Dirk Benedict, the man who made Starbuck a legend, wasn’t chuffed. But how wrong they were. This Starbuck was a tightly-wound spring of anger, defiance and intelligence – with a smidge of raw spirituality thrown in that paid off in the final episode – whose performance stole our hearts. We reckon she could take the old Starbuck in a fight, too.
9 The Apollo/Starbuck Love Connection
So who did you ship? (That’s “ship” as in “relationship”, in case you don’t know the lingo.) First we had Starbuck and Apollo dancing around each other until you wanted to scream at them to rip off their clothes and do the horizontal foxtrot. Then Starbuck went on to marry Sam Anders and Apollo got hitched to Anastasia Dualla, who loved him way too much seeing as he was still besotted with Starbuck. The angst! The sex! The unfortunate coma! The suicide! Surely the most heart-breaking quartet of ships since ships began.