We are infatuated with re-imagining history. Music, politics, and recently cult classic TV shows have all been subjected to a most basic human desire: the “do-over”. Given a second chance at life, the results are often mixed. Many fans old enough to remember the original Battlestar Gallactica were affronted by Ronald Moore’s and David Eick’s sex-laden, ultra-violent remake of BSG. It’s like the old vs. new Metallica debates. For the record, I’ll take the new versions of both BSG and Metallica. Now David Eick tackles another classic.
Tip-toeing through the minefield of public opinion and return on investment again, NBC breathes fresh anthrocites into Bionic Woman this fall. I’ve watched the 14-minute preview and am already hooked! It’s dark and edgy, and casts two incredibly attractive, strong female leads. Michelle Ryan (Zoe Slater of EastEnders) plays Jaime Sommers, and the ultra-yummy Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck from new BSG) is her antagonist.
The new series premieres Wednesday, September 26 at 9 p.m. on NBC.