battlestar galactica: damn!
it's 1977 all over again

tricia helfer

One more BSG thing. This is Tricia Helfer:


Helfer plays a Cylon-in-human-form. She's gorgeous, and that doesn't mean she can't act, but you figure she got the job for her looks. And her resume doesn't suggest otherwise ... Victoria's Secret model, moved to Ford Agency and was named Supermodel of the World, calendar girl for Maxim, played Farrah Fawcett in a teevee movie about Charlie's Angels. And for most of the series, she has been required to be gorgeous ... oh, she has to act and she's not bad at it, but you get sidetracked by her looks.

Except ... one thing about these "humlons" is that there are many copies. So far, off the top of my head, we've seen three different versions of Helfer's "Six." And each one is different, and Helfer pulls off the various versions, and the truth is, Tricia Helfer is doing one heckuva fine acting job on Battlestar Galactica. She's not the only person on the show who can act ... from the big stars like Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell to rising stars like Katee Sackhoff, some excellent work is being done here. But I get the feeling Helfer's work is going unnoticed, because she's on a science fiction show, and because she looks like she does. No need to feel sorry for her, but she's good.