BY MICHELLE TAUBER
Most women—I was one of them—would rather undergo a hot wax than watch a show involving words like "Battlestar" and "Cylon" and featuring—shudder—grungy communal showers. But wait! Battlestar Galactica isn't what you think. For starters, it's the only show on TV with a female President (all hail Mary McDonnell), a killer fembot and, in Katee Sackhoff's Starbuck, the gutsiest action hero anywhere. Get past the techie lingo (Cylon=robot that looks human) and layered mythology (bottom line: Cylons nuked the humans, now left with just 41,000 survivors to carry on the race) and what do you have? An instantly addictive, girl-powered show that packs emotional punch, rip-roaring adventure and surprisingly sexy heat.