Yeah, I remember the hate-nerd backlash when it was revealed that Starbuck would be female. Man, did she show them! I love BSG so much.
I'm glad I missed it at the time. The only bit of it I got was an article by Sackaloff how Dirk Benedict was originally excited about the new series and meeting her,but for some reason his attitude inverted. He got very offended that his character was gender flipped. Having read his biography/health book I think he always knew he was a C list actor and Starbuck was one of his prized roles next to the A Team.
I thought that Star Wars was okay. But then I wasn't expecting much. I really, really liked that the hero was a woman- obvi. Groundbreaking and all that. There is the inevitable hate-nerd backlash against that as well (Oh, how does she know how to fight and fix a ship, and blah blah-- shit they'd NEV-errr think to ask if a man had been cast in the part).
Nothing compared to people flipping out that a stormtroopoer was cast with a black actor. OMG, I thought the world was going to end
I am not a huge JJ Abrahms sycophant, I've never seen Lost,
It was a combo fantasy show & soap opera, but it was very good. As you probably heard, as good as the series was the series finale, the conclusion was terrible. A high school creative writing class could have done better.
We will have to disagree about Abrams
I had high hopes for Ghostbusters because Paul Feig created Freaks and Geeks (which I love love love), which also has really strong female characters. If you've seen it-
I haven't, maybe I will give it a try once Game of Thrones finishes for the season.