UPDATE: Okay, I was wrong about LL's character's name.
UPDATE: Speaking of Apollo... Core Command, please tell Dr Paye to countermand that last request, repeat, countermand that last request...
UPDATE: The blasts from the past just got bigger and louder...
Elisabeth Sladen resumes her role as the iconic character Sarah Jane Smith, remembered by a whole generation of Doctor Who fans as the assistant to both Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker. The [Dr Who] Christmas Special will be screened later this year and series two is scheduled for spring 2006.
Sounds like the Colonial Fleet is to undergo a crash course in Xena-biology:
Lucy Lawless, best known for her performance as the lead character in the syndicated smash-hit series, Xena, Warrior Princess, will be appearing in several episodes of the second season of Battlestar Galactica, as confirmed by TV Guide. Lawless will be playing a journalist and will appear in more than one episode, according to the report in hollywoodnorthreport.com. In a recent "Ask Ausiello" column at tvguide.com, Michael Ausiello said that the name of the character Lawless will be playing has not yet been released, nor any other details. [...]
- Wayne Hall, "'BSG' Gets Lawless In Second Season", syfyportal (13 June 2005)
Hmmmmm... Journalist... hint, hint. Doubtless she'll play one of the, aah, serener [scratches nose] characters in CSI: Caprica. [Cough! Cough!]
In the old Seventies Galactica, LL's character would have been named something like "Avardia" or "Fortrella", but knowing Ron Moore, in the new Noughties Battlestar: JAG she'll get either a moniker like "Artemisia" or else a moniker like "Lynette Smith".
Addendum: Given the new Galactica's predilection for both (1) cameos and shout-outs, and (2) a Graeco-Roman rather than an Egyptian "feel" (begone you von Danikenesque nutters!), it can only be a matter of time before we see a character named "Belisarius".