We love Katee Sackhoff. We loved her stogie-smoking, hard-drinking portrayal of Starbuck in the reboot of Battlestar Galactica, and we loved her brief appearances in the short-lived Bionic Woman reboot. This geek love is about to go to the next level when we "see" her in her next appearance.
Because Sackhoff will be voicing a role in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Entertainment Weekly spoke to supervising director Dave Filoni, who was tight-lipped about Sackhoff's actual role, except to say that she was going to portray "a memorable character."
But Filoni did dish about the influence of Battlestar Galactica on The Clone Wars:
EW: Actually, there've been a number of BSG references on the show lately, like how a Separatist tactical droid said "By your command" a la the old chrome-domed Cylons.
DF: See that's me being old, because that's classic Battlestar. The Separatist tactical droids have a similar sounding voice to old Cylons. In fact, the inspiration I had for those tactical droids was a Cylon in the original series called Lucifer. He was Baltar's adviser. I always like the idea of this really smart droid that could calculate all these possibilities. I thought the Droid Army should have these brainiac droids that could wage battles based on calculations of probability whereas the Jedi are fighting out of heart and commitment to each other.
Interviewer Christian Blauvelt was quick to recall that, once upon a time, 20th Century Fox sued the makers of the original Battlestar Galactica for copyright infringement. "[I]t's amazing to see how it's come full circle, with Star Wars referencing Battlestar," Blauvelt said.
Sackhoff's role only cements this amazement.
Read the full interview, which includes Filoni discussing why season three is so much darker than previous seasons, here.