Another Life: Katee Sackhoff talks going back to space after Battlestar Galactica

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Battlestar Galactica star Katee Sackhoff is heading back to space for a sci-fi Netflix series called Another Life. We’ve got the trailer, and some interesting quotes from Sackhoff, right here…

Speaking to Collider, Sackhoff spoke about taking on a new spacefaring sci-fi show, and she even went so far as to compare Battlestar Galactica’s Starbuck to the characters from Another Life:

“There is a reason that I waited 10 or 12 years, or whatever it’s been, to go back into space. There’s a reason I did a Western first. Nobody could compare it. Whether it had anything to do with my part in it or not, Battlestar Galactica hit it out of the park. It is still, to this day, getting new fans and a new appreciation for it. People are watching it for a second time with their children, who weren’t even born when we were filming. Battlestar Galactica will live on forever, which is the biggest blessing. I never dreamed, when I started acting at 14, that was gonna be the thing that gave me the career that it gave me. But it’s also a curse, in the sense that people will inevitably always compare every character that I play to Starbuck, which is fine by me. I, personally, don’t care. It’s something that I’ve had to come to terms with, as an actor, and I appreciate it so much now. It forces me to find differences in people that, on paper, could be very similar. To me, Starbuck was a wild card. She was military. She was a soldier, through and through. She didn’t excel to the highest of education ‘cause she went into the military very young. Niko is the opposite of that. Niko is educated and very well read, she’s worldly, she’s calm and collected and calculated, and she’s very analytical. Starbuck was 100% emotional, which is also what made her so great. What makes Niko so great is that she’s all of the things that Starbuck wasn’t. They’re very different, but there will be comparisons. There’s a character on the ship that is 100% Starbuck, and that’s Cas. She has these phenomenal scenes, and Elizabeth Ludlow [pictured below left] is just phenomenal in the role. She’s got these moments that are very hero-centric moments, which is who Starbuck was. So, there’s a little bit of sort of passing the torch, if you will.”

Tyler Hoechlin, Justin Chatwin and Samuel Anderson are also in the cast of Another Life. 

The Hollywood Reporter describes the show thusly: “Created by Aaron Martin (Being Erica, DeGrassi: The Next Generation), Another Life centers on astronaut Niko Breckenridge (Sackhoff), who is leading a mission to discover the origins of an alien artifact.”

The creeping dread of the first teaser trailer has already been compared to Alien. Here is that first short teaser…

And here’s the full trailer…

And here’s an official synopsis from Netflix: “When a mysterious alien Artifact lands on Earth, Commander Niko Breckinridge (Katee Sackhoff) has to lead humanity’s first interstellar mission to its planet of origin, while her husband (Justin Chatwin) tries to make first contact with the artifact back on earth. Another Life explores the miracle of life, how precious life is in a universe mostly empty of it, and the lengths we will go to protect the ones we love.”

Another Life premieres on 25 July on Netflix. Will you be checking it out?