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Caught up on BSG

We finally got caught up on the Battlestar Galactica episodes that have been sitting on the DVR.

It remains the best show currently on television.

That being said, they've got a lot of 'splaining to do, especially with Tigh. Something about this just doesn't feel right to me. I have no evidence for my feeling on this at this time ... it's just a feeling. I know about denial and disbelief being the first stage and all that, and I know the Final Five are crucially different from the known Cylons in ways that haven't been explained yet, but ... well, we'll see. I suppose it's at least potentially a way for Michael Hogan not to have to wear the eyepatch any more. I didn't much care for the whole "All Along the Watchtower" bit - I didn't object to the use of the song per se, but it felt forced to me. I don't think it flowed well.

I loved seeing Badger (Mark Sheppard) as Gaius' lawyer. There was a scene just shortly after he appeared on screen with gloved hands ... hands of blue. I had to wonder if that was a shout-out. I think Jane Espenson's "Dirty Hands" episode was one of my favorites this season.

I'm a Kara/Sam shipper, dammit. I don't like her with Lee. I did appreciate her willingness to take herself out of the cockpit: it was consistent with her learning from past history re: Lee's brother. Speaking of Kara, Leoben is the creepiest Cylon of all, in my opinion. (I'm not talking about her dream representation of him, where she was just using him as a prop of internal dialogue and revelation.)

The whole Jesus look that Baltar's been sporting worked for me in terms of kind of bringing the character's self-image outside. As covered in the interrogation when he hallucinated that he was in the water, he definitely views himself as a sacrificial lamb. Edit: TWOP makes a nice point that I read after writing this - that the scene with the women covering him with a blanket is "jarringly New Testament." I also liked the author's point about Gaeta's perjury bothering Baltar so much because it was one place where he actually did try to make a stand, and he didn't want that denied.

I did love the "Get your fat, lazy ass out of that rack, Roslin!" bit.

There's so much more, so much depth and symbolism, but it's way too late at night to touch on any of that.


Still not afraid to take risks, these writers. 2008 is awfully far away. Anybody know why they're not starting it back in the fall?

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sascha
Apr. 27th, 2007 11:14 am (UTC)
When in 2008 will it be? I suspect maybe it's like what they've been doing with 24 and previously Alias. They were finding that they lose viewers who start watching before the November sweeps and just get lost when they come back into the series and then give up. If BSG is restarting in January 2008, than this is the likely reason.
pointedview
Apr. 28th, 2007 05:22 am (UTC)
That makes good sense. Thank you. The networks are also having to adapt to the whole Daylight Savings Time change here, as well as the fact that DVRs are not going away. (Although, from a devil's advocate perspective, I don't know why they're freaking out so much over them -- yes, the quality's better, and the technology's much easier to use, but ultimately, people have had VCRs for years. Maybe it's the DVR + the DVD player.)
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