December 24, 2006


'Bionic' skein rebuilt at NBC: 'Galactica' guy preps revamped 'Woman' (JOSEF ADALIAN, 10/09//06, Variety)

"Battlestar Galactica" exec producer David Eick is teaming with feature scribe Laeta Kalogridis to reinvent "The Bionic Woman" for NBC. [...]

Eick and scribe Ronald D. Moore turned Sci Fi's Peabody Award-winning "Battlestar" into a series vastly different from its predecessor, making it a metaphoric examination of the post-9/11 world. Eick and Kalogridis are planning a similar "re-imagination" of "Bionic Woman."

Instead of focusing on terrorism and militarism, the new "Bionic" will explore the role of professional women in contemporary society and how they juggle their various roles.

If they want a hit show they'll forget the juggling and opt for jiggling.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 24, 2006 9:50 AM

I don't know. Jiggling is many peoples second choice. But not the first choice of many. I think that window is closing.

Posted by: Robert Mitchell Jr. at December 24, 2006 11:51 AM

You think there's an audience for career women juggling?

Posted by: oj at December 24, 2006 12:20 PM

Heck, no OJ. Both are gimmicks. Plot and characters are what gets an audience. Now that there's always something better on, gimmicks are fading.

Posted by: Robert Mitchell Jr. at December 24, 2006 3:15 PM

If a smokin' babe in the title role were enough, what happened to Dark Angel? On the other hand, even I wouldn't be a Stargate fan if Amanda Tapping hadn't given me a reason to watch while I was figuring out the universe.

If you're spending the money for a TV series, why not check off all the boxes: premise, plot, characters, witty dialog, smokin' babes everywhere. In other words, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Posted by: Bob Hawkins at December 24, 2006 5:46 PM

A dreadful show that made it through at least one season thanks to jiggle.

Posted by: oj at December 24, 2006 11:52 PM