I’m kidding, of course. We’re a month away now from the return of the Battlestar Galactica final season — from the episodes that will definitively (or allegedly) answer all of the questions everybody has — and I have to say, I’m frakking PSYCHED to watch it. But what I’m less psyched to do? Is talk about it. Seriously.
I mean, I get it. I understand how excitement about this awesome, well-written, watershed TV show can lead people to speculate and theorize and post spoilers and read spoilers and start blogs and visit blogs and comment on blogs and so on and so forth. And for about two weeks after last June’s big cliffhanger, I was right there along with the crowd. “Dude, there is no way that’s actually Earth! Hera’s the final cylon? You’re crazy, and here’s why …” But then my interest quickly dropped off, to the point where I instituted — without really telling anybody — a kind of self-imposed “Battlestar Blackout”.
Also known as Friday, January 16th, 10:00pm EST, with a probable series finale date of March 20th. Or at least, so says Mike Ausiello over at Entertainment Weekly, who has some Sci Fi Channel sources. (Warning: That link contains some minor spoilers for other TV shows.)
This is a project I started working on a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t really want to share it with the world until I’d proved the concept to myself. Ten installments later, I think I’ve done that. From here on, I plan to crank out one of these a week. Unless it just turns out nobody’s reading it and/or the people who are reading it don’t think it’s funny. So let me know what you think …
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What do MacGyver, The A-Team, The Evil Dead, and Battlestar Galactica all have in common? Burn Notice, that’s what! It’s back for a second summer season, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. This funny, clever, and engaging action show on the USA Network was an unexpected favorite of mine last year, for a variety of reasons, which I will list for you here …
1) Bruce Campbell – To be honest, this was the only reason I originally watched the pilot episode. Because dude … it’s Bruce Effing Campbell. I’m one of the only people I know who used to watch both The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. and Jack of All Trades back in the day, solely because I think this guy is one of the funniest, campiest guys out there. And as Sam Axe, an ex-Navy Seal, he holds up well in this series. Continue reading
Okay, so according to the L.A. Times and some other sources, the Sci Fi Network is close to signing on for as many three Battlestar Galactica TV movies, which would presumably be in the same vein as last November’s Razor movie. So basically, we’re talking self-contained two-hour episodes, to be shot while much of the cast and crew are (more or less) all still in the same place. Some or all of these movies would air before the show comes back from mid-final-season hiatus, in a shameless attempt to keep the buzz alive for as long as possible before we get to see those final episodes. And who are we kidding — BSG addict that I am, I’ll watch them all … probably more than once.
What I’d like to do is make some guesses about the subject matter for these movies. As we all know, Razor dealt with the back story of the Battlestar Pegasus, the misunderstood Admiral Cain, and the previously unseen Kendra Shaw. So following that formula, here are my predictions … Continue reading
Sam Miller has written a spot-on examination of the difference between Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica over at mental_floss that any fan of either show MUST read. It may be an idea you’ve heard expressed before, but Miller expresses it so well in this essay that it’s worth revisiting …
Battlestar Galactica vs. Star Trek
“Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica have wildly different aesthetics and ideologies, and both aspire to very different goals. Fundamentally, it boils down to this: Star Trek is about who we want to be, and Battlestar Galactica is about who we are.”
I have some less profound thoughts about the Star Trek franchise, if you care to read them …
I really need to watch this one a second (and maybe third) time, but in the interest of getting the conversation started, here are Ten Quick Questions about the mid-season finale of Battlestar Galactica … Continue reading