Battlestar Galactica: Caprica

Warning: Spoilers ahead.
bromance2The beginning of a beautiful bromance? Perhaps not.

With Battlestar Galactica coming to a close in Hitchhiker style, Sci Fi (or is it SyFy) were quick to notice the vacuum in the fans’ lives, one that they have decided to temporarily fill with the pilot for the upcoming Caprica series, a prequel with events leading up to the destruction of the Colonies.. After a few years in development hell, Ronald D. Moore and company give us a finished product that is just as impressive as the prototype Cylon created by Daniel Graystone, the brilliant scientist who gets involved in a bromance gone bad with Joseph Adams, a Mafia-connected defense attorney. Of course, there’s more to Caprica than that, as it is a tale of the dangers of the unwise uses of technology and religious extremism, issues that resonate with us today.

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Battlestar Galactica: Hitchiker’s Guide Edition

The Battlestar Galactica finale is properly entitled “Daybreak II” and it will be available on Hulu this coming Saturday. In the meantime, here’s Part 1 for your viewing pleasure and to get you up to speed.
http://www.hulu.com/embed/7Giq6w-YzNXeqX-h_5A6gA
I have sufficiently cleared the spoiler zone, but I’m a little late for my taste. However, if you haven’t seen “Daybreak II” on live broadcast on Sci-Fi Channel, on DVR, or on iTunes, then deal with it. You can always watch BSG’s finale 6 days from now.

One of my favorite shows has come to an end. Unfortunately, so has a personal blogging tradition over the couple of years. Thankfully, my blog isn’t completely dedicated to BSG, or else I’d be obligated to follow up on all cast and creative staff of BSG in their new endeavors.

ThePete posted his reaction to “Daybreak II” yesterday and he wasn’t too thrilled. As a creative exercise, he started writing his own finale last week and it is a good read!  I half-hoped to see a blog reaction from Brian, but I’ve already seen his reaction on Facebook.We both agree that the ending was very “Hitchhiker’s Guide.”. Throughout the series, the Fleet could have used a Hitchhiker’s Guide to get them through the Galaxy before they plotted their half-baked trek to Earth.

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Battlestar Galactica: Islanded in a Stream of Stars

Listen to Deadpan Chick catch us all up on last week’s BSG episode.
http://www.hulu.com/embed/fRN-p8zcZEzDOKP2iF750g

There is my promised BSG post. Only bummer is two more episodes and the show is finis. C’est tout.

There are still numerous Sixes and Eights in their sexy worker uniform patching up the insides of the Galactica with Cylon tar. No Tyrol this time overseeing the joint workforce. Instead, it’s an anonymous deck chief who’s not enthusiastic to work with the Cylons but is later impressed that a honey-blonde Six gives her life to save everyone else when there’s a hull breach in their work area.

How come there aren’t any Leobens in the sexy male version of the Cylon worker outfits?

Adama soon accepts that it may be the end for the Galactica. The new council of ship captains do as well, but most of them wish to cannibalize the old ship. Adama, however, seems to have other plans for it, which should play out next week. Perhaps we’ll find out more about how Kara Thrace is the Harbinger of Death. The Hybrids, which now include Sam Anders, keep saying it. Some Cylon algorithm keeps pointing them to it.

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BSG post – delayed

I’m really sorry about not posting the BSG post. I’ll post that on Friday morning, which leads up to the next to last episode.

It’s hard to believe the show’s almost over. The reinvention of the cheesey 1970’s franchise has been brilliant, despite Ronald D. Moore coming up with some half-baked ideas. I’m still appalled he had no idea who the Final Five were from the beginning and that some episodes were downright sloppy. Overall, the show has been intensely more human and dramatic than its predecessor, and that’s quite an accomplishment, warts and all.

I haven’t seen a clip of Deadpan Chick telling us what happened with last week’s episode. I wanted to hear her summarize it, even if she doesn’t say “goo bath.” Hopefully, she’ll do a recap before the finale.

Enjoy Ronald D. Moore’s commentary on “Someone to Watch Over Me.”
http://www.hulu.com/embed/7LHX9V_YB07icuAsoJWjVw

Battlestar Galactica: Someone To Watch Over Me

Here in the teaser, Tyrol fails to convince his fellow Final Fivers to influence the course of Cylon justice for Boomer.
http://www.hulu.com/embed/Alfp2nd3ZzqIGyqxhLbEVg

Tyrol is a fool for love and not in an endearing way. He may have married Cally and settled into being her husband and the father of a baby that wasn’t even his, may have even been Tory’s lover in their previous Earthly life, but he’s carried a torch for Boomer for a long time. Needless to say, the newly imprisoned Eight takes advantage of his feelings for her. As for Starbuck, a piano man digs up some unresolved childhood issues and a piece of the mystery regarding the Final Five.

http://www.hulu.com/embed/XA_DUYpgDCwFGDciMZXo0w
To catch up, hear the deadpan chick narrate the episode under two minutes. No, she doesn’t say “goo bath” this time either.

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Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock

Warning: spoilers ahead. To catch up, watch the vid with the deadpan narrator. Unfortunately, she doesn’t say “Goo Bath” in this one. So say we all!
http://www.hulu.com/embed/ePtPkrQr2EF0Q284O4Uw8g

The return of Ellen is not quite the happy homecoming, especially for Saul Tigh and Caprica Six. However, Sharon Valerii receives less than a warm welcome with Adma ordering her thrown in the brig. Tyrol decides to give the Battlestar an internal goo bath, and there are plenty of Sixes and Eights to help spread the Cylon tar over the fractured bulkheads. Concerning Baltar’s flock, he finds himself replaced with a new apostle. Also, we get to see Head Six for the first time in a while.

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Battlestar Galactica: No Exit

So Say We All! Warning: Spoilers Ahead. This video, courtesy of Sci Fi Channel and Hulu, is temporarily available for you to catch up.
http://www.hulu.com/embed/Cd9_TD2Qv1zOpFNaq9pzTQ

After her resurrection, Ellen Tigh learns that hell is other people. In her case, hell is another person in the form of Cavil and we learn that his name is John. Another thing we learn is that Ellen is indeed mother of the Eight Models. She created Cavil, who behaves more like a petulant child than he does a late fifty-something/early sixty something cynical man. Which then bring us to some other issues.

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