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Big Shiny Robot calls Kara one of 5 Most Influential Female Sci-Fi Characters

She's #3 on their list (behind Ripley and before Scully):

3. Kara “Starbuck” Thrace (Katee Sackhoff), Created by Ronald D. Moore; based on a character created by Glen A. Larson; “Battlestar Galactica” – It’s one thing to change a character’s gender before the project hits the screen. But Ronald D. Moore’s decision to make Dirk Benedict’s handsome, womanizing viper pilot into a hard-drinking insubordinate woman for his reimagining of “Battlestar Galactica” was nothing short of of fanboy anathema—and that’s not an exaggeration. Katee Sackhoff got death threats for agreeing to take the role, not to mention getting booed when she took the stage at the 2004 San Diego Comic Con. Little did they know that the “Battlestar Galactica” reboot would become a huge success, largely in part to Sackhoff’s memorable performance. As my mom always says, hindsight is 20/20, mother-frackers.
Despite the fact that Starbuck could drink most of the guys I know under the table and still be able to kick their asses, she never compromises her feminine mystique. In one of the most gut-wrenching events in the series, Leoben the Cylon tricks her into thinking that they’ve had a child together. Her maternal instincts kick in only to see that their "daughter" actually belonged to someone else. This moment, along with many others, show how her character evolved in very believable ways throughout the course of the series.

Sweet interview with Katee

Hi guys!  I just saw this little interview with Katee about some of her latest movie projects, and the interviewer asked her how she felt looking back at BSG and playing Starbuck:

"I always loved her. I loved her as somebody who wore their heart on their sleeve and didn’t see it as a weakness. She was incredibly strong, and very real, and she kind of helped me grow up, in a sense. I was 21 when I started playing her, so she really did take me into adulthood, if you will."

<3 <3 <3

Also, I didn't know Katee was getting married. Congrats to her and her lucky fiancé!

Read more: http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/katee-sackhoff/29545/katee-sackhoff-interview-battlestar-haunting-statham#ixzz2v3hleh3s
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It's not Starbuck, but it's the closest thing we'll get... Katee-centric Riddick trailer

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Dahl is epic. Opening September 6 in theaters & IMAX. Feel free to squee in the comments.
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Indiewire Declares Starbuck the Antiheroine We're Looking For

Women Behaving Badly: Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace, the Cocky, Troublemaking Pilot From 'Battlestar Galactica'

By Erik McClanahan for Indiewire.com

Katee Sackhoff in 'Battlestar Galactica'SYFY

Editor's Note: The TV landscape is filled with male antiheroes, from Nicholas Brody to Walter White, but what about the women? This is part two of a series of five articles exploring flawed female protagonists and how their bad behavior makes them so interesting to watch. It's presented in partnership with Netflix and its new original series "Orange is the New Black" (all episodes available July 11th, only on Netflix).

Before it ever aired on TV, Syfy's reimagining of "Battlestar Galactica" had an uphill battle to fight. Many fans of the original, 1978 version -- a rote and admittedly cheesy "Star Wars" knockoff -- were not happy when it was announced that one of the show's most popular characters would go from a womanizing, anti-authoritarian, cocky, cigar-chomping gambler, drinker and all around badass fighter pilot dude to a (wait for it)... anti-authoritarian, cocky, cigar-chomping gambler, drinker and all around badass fighter pilot woman who digs sex with no strings attached. How dare they!

Series developer Ronald D. Moore explained why the convention was turned on its head in a piece in Wired: "Making Starbuck a woman was a way of avoiding what I felt would be 'rogue pilot with a heart of gold' cliche." He was right. By keeping the two characters pretty much the same except for their gender, the newer, smarter, better version of "BSG" gracefully paid respect to the original while boldly moving into a more modern, subversive sphere of television. As exciting as the grand mythology, narrative and world-building was in "BSG" 2.0, it was the characters that made it work, and this new Starbuck, despite the initial fan outcry, proved to be its most complex and flat-out cool figure.

In a recent piece on Slate titled "Why We'll Never Have A Female Tony Soprano," writer Alyssa Rosenberg states that "[women] get penalized rather than rewarded for displaying masculine traits like aggression, physical force, ambition or selfishness. Efforts to create female antiheroes with masculine qualities... have failed because those characters are initially seen as evil rather than admirable." Funny thing is, that's pretty much exactly what actress Katee Sackhoff, Moore and his writing team succeeded in doing with their version of Starbuck.

Sackhoff took what was so well written on the page and brought it to life, playing Kara Thrace, callsign "Starbuck," as the toughest, most macho, self-destructive person on the show. She acts like a man, is flawed in the way most male antiheroes are, she does stupid, misguided things, almost proves to be the harbinger of death to the sole remaining humans in the galaxy -- and yet, we love her. I'd even argue as a cherry-on-top bonus that this Starbuck also gets to be sexy as hell -- and in control of her own sexual agency -- even though she rarely was made up or dressed as a traditional pretty woman on TV. How many of the popular modern male antihero characters can claim all that?

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Ed: I don't think Alyssa's column was wrong at all in not counting Starbuck, as she isn't a true lead the way Walter White is on Breaking Bad or Tony Soprano is on The Sopranos, but yay for more praise for our girl.

Fic: this is the only place for me (PG/K)

Title: this is the only place for me
Author: [livejournal.com profile] miabicicletta
Summary: "She is islanded in a peaceable, saltwater universe, alone, with only the splashing and the gulls and a pale moon low in the sky."
Characters: Kara Thrace
Rating: PG/K
Wordcount: ~790
Notes: Kara Thrace, surfer-girl. This universe just makes perfect sense to me. Title comes from a tune by the pretty/haunting beach-band, Best Coast.

( There is nothing else for Kara Thrace except being out on the water. )

Upcoming Katee movies

Not exactly Kara news but since most of you are Katee fans and I just saw the Sexy Evil Genius info...thought I'd share here.
Katee projects releasing in 2013:

FEB 1 -- in select theatres and via video on Demand: The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia



Trailer
Exclusive movie clip of Katee


APRIL 9 -- via DVD and video on Demand: Sexy Evil Genius  (source)

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned and one woman will get her revenge this April whe Sexy Evil Genius rrives on DVD, Digital Download and Video On Demand on April 9 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Starring Seth Green (Austin Powers ranchise), Katee Sackhoff (TV's "Battlestar Galactica"), William Baldwin (Backdraft), Michelle Trachtenberg (TV's "Gossip Girl") and Harold Perrineau (HBO's "Oz"), the sexy, crime thrillerwill be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $26.98.

A group of people are lured to the same bar in downtown Los Angeles by Nikki, an ex-girlfriend they all have in common. Beautiful, conniving and downright insane, Nikki has one last surprise in store for her ex-lovers....


DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
  • "jujitsu-ing reality" A documentary about the film's writer and his struggle with Lou Gehrig's Disease

JUNE 2 -- Longmire Season 2 begins airing on A&E (DVDs of S1 should release sometime in April/May -- Katee tweeted about doing a special interview for them last week. This is probably not the legit cover below, but...I found it online)


SEPT 6  -- in theatres nationwide Riddick 3: Dead Man Stalking




Still unscheduled,
Growl (...your guess is as good as mine)
Lockdown (Will this ever see the light of day with the more recent school shootings? IDK)
Occulus (probably 2014?) 

Starbuck: She said "Frak!"... a lot.

Cute clip of Katee (and Jamie and Jane Espenson) talking about usage of the word "Frak" on BSG from the Syfy 20th Anniversary Special airing December 10th, 9 pm. 



Source: ET Online

Fic: The Fandom Strikes Back

Title: The Fandom Strikes Back
Authors: A pair of madwomen.
Summary: “In the course of the afternoon, Zak counted nine Slave Leias.” Dragon*Con, here we come.
Characters/Pairings: Kara/Lee, Zak/Dee, Billy/OFC, Sam/OFC, Bill/Laura.
Rating: Teen, because Kara likes her swear words.
Wordcount: ~5,200
Notes: So, an age ago [livejournal.com profile] olga_theodora wrote If Not, Winter. Then [livejournal.com profile] miabicicletta wrote The Book of Pythia. Then, somehow, we tangled the two into one ridiculous AU. (Don’t judge.) It is about to get even more ridiculous. Story includes allusions to some real-life events, some of which may or may not have happened at D*C 2011.

Take pity on our alter-egos, for they are subject to our great and threatening madness.

( Atlanta, Georgia, Sunday night )
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Someone Made a Kara Thrace nail polish?!

The Harbinger by Darling Diva. Apparently it's a glittery mix that you put over other base colors of nail polish for a cool effect. 


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[01-39] Battlestar Galactica
[40-60] Katee Sackhoff



more HERE at [livejournal.com profile] exclu_silly
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Kara fanmix

(It's 3 months old, but I never crossposted it anywhere.)



HERE at my lj
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Two new-old photos?

Pictures that popped up on tumblr that I'm not sure I've seen before:




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New "Someone to Watch Over Me" podcast with writers

Mo Ryan posted a lengthy podcast with writers Bradley Thompson and David Weddle, discussing "Someone to Watch Over Me." There's more notes on the podcast and episode at her column here

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Another Starbuck Shirt to break your bank!

Galactic Battle Crest

Today at TeeFury for $10: http://www.teefury.com/


For those of you who don't follow her on twitter, Katee's currently on hiatus after filming S1 of Longmire and she and Tricia Helfer are shooting a calendar for Acting Outlaws. Here's a sneak peek of some images of Katee from the shoot the past two days:

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The Ladies of Galactica Gallery at QMX

From QMX and artist Megan Lara:

Ladies of Galactica: Gallery Collection

Portraits From Galactica's Museum 
Venus.  Mona Lisa. Adle Bloch-Bauer. Whistler's Mother. Dora Maar. To the list of iconic women immortalized in painted works, we add a quartet of steely beauties from Battlestar Galactica. Artist Megan Lara has created portraits in the style of some acclaimed masters. They include:
Kara "Starbuck" Thrace. With cigar in hand and a haunting gaze, the gifted Viper pilot is drawn in the style of Polish Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka. Tenebrism – the very pronounced use of chiaroscuro – adds dramatic effect.

$34.95 for a print, available for pre-order (shipping post-Comic Con)

https://store.qmxonline.com/Ladies-of-Galactica-Gallery-Collection_p_179.html

(The other ladies of BSG are represented as well, check them out at the link.)

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Dress Like Kara?

Source: Polyvore.com

Kara Thrace

Helmut Lang sheer shirt
net-a-porter.com

Ash black high top sneaker
$160 - coggles.com

Engagement ring
$2,205 - colette.fr

Club Manhattan metal jewelry
$19 - welikefashion.com

Alkemie jewelry
alkemiejewelry.com

FOSSIL black belt
$27 - johnlewis.com

Kara Thrace and Her Special Destiny

This showed up on Tumblr today, from Darthraydor

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I couldn't possibly love this more! It's perfect. Every last one of these songs would go on my workout mix.

(although for a crappy cover band, KT&hSD sure has a lot of original songs, lol.)
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Starbuck gets a shoutout (or two)

From SFX.Co.UK's 20 Things We Love about Battlestar Galactica


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.