Former “Battlestar” beauties guest on CBS sitcoms

Two fan-favorite actresses from Syfy’s departed hit series Battlestar Galactica will be making guest appearances on two popular CBhelferS comedies.

In the Nov. 16 “Gorp. Fnark. Schmegle.” episode of Two and a Half Men, Tricia Helfer (on the right in this photo; she played sexy Cylon “Number Six” on Battlestar) stops by. Helfer plays Gail, Chelsea’s (Jennifer Taylor) college roommate, who is invited by Chelsea to stay at the house while getting over a bad breakup. Naturally, Charlie (Charlie Sheen) is intrigued, and likely a bit frustrated, by this development.

On Nov. 23, Katee Sackhoff (Captain Kara “Starbuck” Thrace on Battlestar) guest stars on The Big Bang Theory — an appropriate place for an actress who is as much a fanboy icon in real life as she is to the socially awkward heroes of this sitcom. In “The Vengeance Formulation,” Sackhoff plays a fantasy version of herself, who offers Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) relationship advice. As Big Bang co-creator Chuck Lorre told USA Today, “the story is about how Wolowitz has this wsackhoffonderful woman in his life after a double-date with Leonard and Penny and one of her co-workers from the Cheesecake Factory. But he can’t recognize what’s right in front of him because he’s mesmerized by fantasies about women from sci fi. The scene is his mental image of Katee, but she’s telling him the truth, that he’s missing out on real life.”


Two and a Half Men: © 2009 Warner Bros. Television. Credit: Greg Gayne

The Big Bang Theory: © 2009 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Credit: Cliff Lipson