Given Dirk Benedict’s dickish, whiny, misogynistic, aesthetically tone-deaf, and suicidally fanbase-alienating ramblings about the new Galactica, to say nothing of his sexist and homophobic comments about The A-Team, I really hope that if they ever get around to making that A-Team movie they keep threatening, Benedict’s character is … appropriately cast.
“Men hand out cigars. Women ‘hand out’ babies. And thus the world, for thousands of years, has gone round.”
Yeah, that’s some incredibly profound social and historical analysis there, isn’t it?
Though I generally agree with your characterization of Benedict’s Galactica post (haven’t read his ‘A-Team’ comments), I do think he was on to something when he wrote (though I admit I don’t know what the use of the adjective “metro-sexual” is supposed to mean):
“I am also sure that Show Business has been morphing for many decades
now and has finally become Biz Business. The creative artists have
lost and the Suits have won. Suits. Administrators. Technocrats.
Metro-sexual money-men (and women) who create formulas to guarantee
profit margins. Because movies and television shows are not made to
enlighten or even entertain but simply to make money. They will tell
you it is (still) about story and character but all it is really
about is efficiency. About The Formula. Because Harvard Business
School Technocrats run Hollywood and what Technocrats know is what
must be removed from all business is Risk. And I tell you life, real
life, is all about risk. I tell you that without risk you have no
creativity, no art. I tell you that without risk you have Remakes.
You have Charlie’s Angels, The Saint, Mission Impossible, The A-Team
(coming soon) Battlestar Galactica. All risk-free brand names,
‘The A-Team’: Christ, what a friggin’ stupid show.
Yeah, but the new Galactica is one of the worst examples he could have picked to illustrate the claim that creative artistry and risk-taking are dead in tv.
A metrosexual is a straight person that, supposedly, acts gay or feminine. I don’t really like the idea that caring about your appearance is gay or feminine though.
The A-Team could be an excellent show as a remake. I’ve been thinking about for some time. I didn’t even know that a spec script had been distributed.
Imagine a group of mercenaries with principles, enemies of the American government, and respecter of no states on earth. They care for innocent life, and blow stuff up.
Acting gay or feminine is gay or feminine.