I watched tonight’s Bionic Woman remake, mainly because it’s produced by Galactica’s David Eick and features Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck), Mark Sheppard (Romo Lampkin), and Aaron Douglas (Galen Tyrol). It was pretty good; not fantastic, but pretty good. And the secret government program in charge of the bionics program was, appropriately, a lot creepier than the one in the original 1970s series.
A lot of the advance reviews said that Michelle Ryan was boring as the lead, but I didn’t find her particularly so. Still, Sackhoff (as an earlier bionic model turned rogue) unsurprisingly steals the scenes they share.
In other news, I’m pleased to see that an animated film of DC Comics’ New Frontier series is in the works. New Frontier is essentially a re-imagining, from the standpoint of a 21st-century comics sensibility (meaning darker, edgier, and more political – with, e.g., superheroes serving as covert enforcers for the U.S. government in Vietnam), of the origin of the 1950s-60s version of the Justice League, with emphasis on Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter. (Yes, the title “New Frontier” is supposed to be an homage to JFK’s fascist political program of the same name; well, nothing’s perfect.)