Saturday, September 23, 2006


A good morning of writing and then I meant to watch some football, but first just one episode of season 2 of Battlestar Galactica. Then on with the pigskin. But no--those fraking bastards have to make every single frakin' episode a cliffhanger. Oh my gawd--Adama's ----. The ----- is divided. The -------- is in the b---. AND THERE ARE BABY FACTORIES EVERYWHERE. And what's that idiot on Kobol (sic) think he's doing attacking five of those frakin' cylons.

Well, shit, folks, before I know it, it's 9pm and I haven't watched a lick of football.

This is one of the best dramas I can remember watching.



At 8:26 PM, Blogger Eugene said...

Heh, I'm not surprised. At least you weren't planning to write instead.

There were three episodes of Season 2 that were less than their usual quality, but other than that, it's definitely one of the best written shows. Don't begrudge the time you're spending on it--it's just a couple of weeks before Season 3 starts! (and don't forget the "webisodes" when you're done with s2).

At 1:58 AM, Blogger Luís Filipe Silva said...

I know the feeling. I was like that when I first saw the pilot, but then my opinion came down fast. It's better than average, I grant it, but there are still major blunders in the stories and dialogues. They talk about "wireless radio", as if anybody expected vipers to fly with transmission cables attached to the Battlestar (and isn't radio wireless, anyway?...). Ships do still make sound in the vacuum. The Baltar character verges on the edge of annoyance (though the blonde chick makes up for it... :) The systems penetration by Cylons scene in one of the Season 1 episodes when they had to connect all the computers is just dumb (just cut the link with the outside for some minutes, man!). And what's with all that religion/prophecy stuff? The barely disguised Diaspora-like world and hints of Toras... would anybody in a highly technocratic world, fleeing for their lives, follow a bunch of lines in a Scripture? I grant that that might have happened 2000 years ago or such, but if there was a Diaspora today, would the posture still be the same? I hardly think so. I would be grabbing anybody's throat and going 'forget the damn arrow, just get us to frakking safety, are you 6-years old and believe in Santa Claus?!' Food for thought, anyway, and if you can swallow some imperfections, an ok show (I hope they get the nerve to follow through in the story and show the coming of a Christ-like figure). I'm still waiting for a great show that will do to SF what western has just had with Deadwood...

At 6:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I respectfully disagree. I honestly don't care how they explain viper control. And today's world shows us that it is quite possible for people to follow messianic or mystical impulses in such a way. Whether that's a good thing or not is a different question. I would also note that the mystical impulses only come to the fore as things from the scriptures begin to play out. This is an important distinction.


At 6:07 PM, Anonymous Matt Peckham said...

W00t Jeff, glad you're digging it. Hurry up and find that copy of 2.5 quick before season three kicks off! :)

At 10:19 AM, Blogger Jayme Lynn Blaschke said...

Luís, I agree they cut some corners in the writing at times that drive me nuts, but a lot of what you're complaining about comes direct from the original show. I mean, if you're going to jettison the quasi-mystical scripture, 13th tribe and all of that, then it's not Battlestar Galactica anymore. I mean, they've already pushed the envelope so far the connection to the original series is tenuous at best (I'm speaking in a creative sense, not continuity). If you're going to dump the rest of it, heck, just call it something different and start fresh.

I just wish someone on the show would invent a particle beam. Bullets in the future are getting passe.


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