Viper Squad Ten

[ Sunday, February 26, 2006 ]

Not nicking all my ideas from Battlestar Galactica...
Starbuck [15:59] Comments: 2 []
People are always coming up to me and saying "Starbuck, your blog is all well and good, but surely you've stolen all of your names and that from Battlestar Galactica". These people are imbeciles. They just can't handle the truth.

Firstly, the name Starbuck. I come from the future, and the two Battlestar Galactica serials were made a long time ago in the relative-past. It's all coincidence. And I don't look like either of these two people:

The three Starbucks do get together sometimes, however, and here's the evidence, if indeed it is needed:
(I'm the one taking the photo!)

Secondly, the name Viper Squad Ten. Another coincidence. So Starbuck and his/her fellow starfighter pilots happen to be a part of a squadron of Vipers. You might as easily accuse us of ripping off Viper Squad, the erstwhile enemies of MANTA force, a successful toyline and comic-strip. And although I may have owned a Venom album, I've never travelled in a red spaceship with that monicker.

Thirdly, my occasional use of the word "frack". I was shocked to see the expletives "frack", "frack-head" and "motherfracker" being used on the All New Battlestar Galactica Show in much the same manner as myself.

Obviously, we're all just big fans of Trogg, the yo-yo wielding caveman star of the 1980's BBC Micro computer game Frak!, whose demise would turn the speech-bubble air blue with a frustrated "Frak!".

2 Comment(s):

Comment by Blogger Max, at March 05, 2006 4:49 pm  :

I remember playing that game on a BBC Micro 21 years ago. It used to play a penny-whistle tune every time you flicked the yoyo.

Did Frak remind you of one of Reggie Perrin's disguises?

Comment by Blogger Starbuck, at March 16, 2006 5:40 pm  :

He reminded me of a ITV World Of Sport Wrestler!

He was never as cool as BC Bill, however...

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