Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
As for other characters, like Adama: It's too bad Leslie Nielsen died. IMHO, he would be perfect for Adama. And not because of all this goofy comedy crap he was doing at the end. I'm talking the dramatic roles he was known for in his early days. (he even played it straight, for the most part, in Airplane! and Police Squad!).
He could probably have pulled it off, but he was too entrenched as a comedic actor. A lot of people would be half expecting "Commander Frank Drebin".