Battlestar Galactica
Friday, January 14, 2005

I could never get into the old one, but the new one has sucked me in. I tried watching "Lost," I tried watching, I dunno, whatever else has popped up this season (the 'Stargate' series) and I just can't get into it. Plot points fly by for no reason, characters come and go for no reason........ it's like watching "Enterprise." I don't care that stuff blows up; the story is lame.

"BSG" impressed me with the pilot, the two regular-series episodes tonight seemed to hold together as well. The second was directed by Marita Grabiak, who also directed the Firefly episode "Jaynestown."

The sense of paranoia hangs around the edges, and there's a definite structure, so you know who has to make the decisions, and you recognize who to watch out for. We're only just now getting to the mechanical Cylons... and they're freakin' scary.

The writing (and the acting) aren't QUITE what "Firefly" was/is... there is only one Joss Whedon, and the creators of "BSG: The Remake" aren't that. But Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell are so very good, and Katee Sackhoff is so very blah, it kind of evens out.

Worth watching, SO far, but I'll keep my eye on it. Even a hit like "Desperate Housewives" started to fuzz its characters by the first half-dozen episodes, and I got lost on "Lost" by episode two, because it was unreasonable of the show to not introduce EVERY survivor during episode one. That's sloppy.

"BSG" is neat. Far far better than the "Dune" miniseries(es), and worth getting into, 'specially cuz it seems it's going to run a few episodes longer than "Firefly" (blah).



Sunday, January 16, 2005 2:32 PM


That's a good quote. Here's another one:

"Kill 10 people and it is a tragedy. Kill 10,000,000 people, and it is a statistic." --Duke Nukem

Sunday, January 16, 2005 6:05 AM


I like Spocks comment on the old Star Trek, "What amazes me is that you people think there is a difference between 1 and a 1000." (quote aproximate)

Saturday, January 15, 2005 8:28 PM


Blah. I just SAID the acting isn't fantastic... but it's kind of hard to not get sucked in when the pilot has a body count of 5.9 billion.

Saturday, January 15, 2005 5:05 PM


If the plot had gotten any slower they could have left the show and just done comercials. Wait a minute! I think they did that. I am sorry, this is one of those shows that the critcs call "visually stunning"--because the visual is the only thing there.

Saturday, January 15, 2005 8:15 AM


Well, to be fair to the Dune mini-series, it was closer to the book than the 1984 big screen version. Though I really liked the epic scaling of the '84 version, especially the long lost longer directer's cut. I hate that I had to work and thus missed the new BSG. It's important to support sci-fi on TV, especially potentially _good_ sci-fi.

Friday, January 14, 2005 8:56 PM


Did you just say - "Firefly" (blah)


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