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BSG – A Disquiet Follows My Soul

This week on Battlestar Galactica, for better or worse, there is no talk at all of Earth or the Fifth Cylon. Which I’m guessing will piss some people off. But on the plus(?) side, Adama and Roslin DO shag, after Roslin rejects more chemo in favor of living what’s left of her life to the fullest. That’s right. Two old tore up people — one by alcohol, the other by cancer — doin the nasty. Try to get THAT visual out of your head. Fortunately, we only see them post-coitus. And is it just me, or did anybody else flash back to the bald chick from the first Star Trek movie there at the end?

Anyway, although Tyrol and Callie also presumably shagged at some point, it apparently wasn’t soon enough in their relationship to have made Tyrol their baby’s baby daddy. That honor goes instead to “that guy” we always see hanging around the hangar deck, whom a drunken and disillusioned Tyrol beats the frak out of and puts in charge of watching his sick not-kid. Which now officially makes Hera the only Human-Cylon hybrid on the show … that we KNOW of.

And in political news, Adama is pissing off much of the fleet — civilians and soldiers alike — by fortifying the alliance with the rebel Cylons and attempting to install Cylon FTLs on all ships. Tom Zarek & the Quorum (whose next gig will be at the Marriott off exit 40 in Parsippany next Friday) are fomenting anti-Cylon dissent from the top down, and one-legged Felix Gaeta (with Zarek’s guidance) is holding secret meetings and riling folks up from the inside out. And my guess is that it’s all going to get very ugly, very fast. Mutiny, anyone?

BSG – Sometimes a Great Notion

Battlestar Galactica is back, for the first of the final ten episodes.  The story picks up exactly where it left off last June (which, by the way, was about 3 months too frakking long), with the humans and Cylons standing on the shore of a seemingly ruined Earth.  And as far as I’m concerned, it did not disappoint at all.  As promised, questions are being answered and mysteries are being revealed.

Here’s the Top 5 for this episode …

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The Final Cylon? What's That?

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”.

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gagglefrakked – a web comic

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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