Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff, resident space babes on Battlestar Galactica, are avid riders. It looks like they're also getting quite adept at parlaying their motorcycle skillz into guest appearances on other shows. Helfer will be playing a motorbike-riding spy on "Burn Notice" (no, I haven't heard of it either) while Sackhoff plays a badass anesthesiologist with a Harley on Nip/Tuck. Sold.
"It's really interesting when writers and producers find out that you ride. They're so excited . . . like, wow. We need to use that."
"I kind of feel like I need to take on a role of getting it out there in public knowledge that women can ride. People assume that we're on the back of the bike making sandwiches."
I'm calling it right now: the hot new fanboy trend of summer 2008 is hot sci-fi actresses on motorcycles. Gentlemen, start your fawning.