And don’t fracking forget it!
There be spoilers below.
Here’s a video with a very brief and vague recap of seasons 1 through 3.
Here’s where we left off:
Four of the final five skinjobs were revealed, as they all heard the same music that no one else could hear.
Earth is close. Very close.
Starbuck is dead, but she probably isn’t really dead.
I finally got around to watching the season 3 finale of Battlestar Galactica. I must say that season 3 was looking pretty crappy to me for most of the season. There was a lot of weirdness–metaphysical and philosophical mumbo jumbo, no real clear direction of what was going on, and not enough space battles.
But. And there’s always a “but”. But, the finale was not only incredibly good, shocking, and nugget-filled, it also gave a pretty clear direction to what next season would be about.
“There must be some way out of here,” said the joker to the thief
“There’s too much confusion, I can’t get no relief.
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth.”
I’m going to get into spoilers, but not too much, since you can easily find them elsewhere, but if I were you, I’d get the 2-part finale any way you can and watch it, instead of reading any further.
“No reason to get excited,” the thief, he kindly spoke
“There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke.
But you and I, we’ve been through that, and this is not our fate
So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late.”
Four out of the “Final Five” were revealed. Not “kinda” revealed, or hinted at. Flat out revealed. Who they are is incredibly shocking. The way they were revealed is fantastic: four simultaneous nuggets.
All along the watchtower, princes kept the view
While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too.
The last few lines of dialog in the show indicated that the location of Earth is now clear, and Earth was even shown in such a way that made you think it wasn’t any farther away than your corner drugstore. Who reveals this information, and how–is somewhat predictable. But, you only have 2 seconds to blurt out what you do see coming before what you don’t see coming….er, comes.
Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl
Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl.
Oh yeah, and there’s an awesome cover of Bob Dylan’s All Along the Watchtower, that will certainly be on the soundtrack. In the meantime, you can download a copy below (ripped from the TV show, so there is some dialog over the music):
A direct-to-DVD Battlestar Galactica movie was confirmed by the SciFi Channel’s Adam Stotsky.
The new Battlestar brand is really taking off with SciFi fans, and is fast becoming one of the contemporary staples of SciFi. Ironic, considering that its roots are more in line with the opportunistic knock-off part of the genre.
I, for one, welcome our new Cylon overlords.
October will be a month full of TV watching for me: Battlestar season 3 and Lost. I mention those merely as an excuse to display Grace Park and Yunjim Kim, for Gerbs’ sake:
Google calendar: it’s like Outlook calendar, except web-based and free! My wife and I now know where the heck eachother is spending all their time. I suspect she thinks I’m cheating on her, and with my dashing good looks and sparkling personality, who can blame her? Anyway, I highly recommend it, except that when you run it in Opera, it’s more like Google Calendar With Down’s Syndrome.
And finally: I downloaded (criminal!) Psi-Ops, the european PC release. I must say, it was a pretty bland 3rd person shooter find-the-keycard game at first. But after I got Psi powers, I was smashing crates for hours…WITH MY MIND. I suck at first (third) person shooters, but this game will suffice for summer break entertainment.
SciFi has put together a 1-hour recap special of Battlestar Galactica seasons 1 and 2 called: The Story so Far. There’s a lot to sum up and I doubt everything could be put into an hour. I even thought about summing up the key plot points of the story so far, but there are so many that I gave up about 10 points in.
I actually feel like watching all the episodes over again before season 3.
Season 3 of Battlestar is coming up in October (along with Lost–I’ve got a lot of TV watching coming up). Spoilers from Season 1 and 2 below:
When we last left Battlestar Galactica (seems like ages ago), the Cylons had just found the year-old settlement on Caprica, with President Baltar still in charge as a somewhat malevolent ruler. Only the Adama family (and a few others, I imagine, although not shown), were orbiting Caprica in the two Battlestars and the rest of the fleet, and were hardly prepared to take on a fleet of Cylon Basestars (a sense of complacency and wishful thinking had overcome most of the people). So, they jumped away, leaving New Caprica defenseless.
Here’s the SciFi trailer for Season 3. And it looks to be a doozy of a season:
I found this oddly entertaining. It’s some sketches of Battlestar Galactica characters drawn as if they were in the world of The Simpsons.
So yeah, “Caprica.” The concept worries me. Although it’ll be produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick (both of “Galactica”), who are making the series along with Remi Aubuchon (“24″) scripting the pilot, we all know what happens when producers spread themselves a little thin. And Moore has a lot going on with “Galactica.”
A spin-off of a cool show by an equally cool writer. Twice as much Battlestar = win!
Battlestar Galactica has been nominate for several Saturn awards, which are from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror films (who have an awful website).
Here are the nominations, as reported by 13th Colony:
- Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series
- Best Supporting Actor (television)
- Best Supporting Actress (television)
- Katee Sackhoff – “Starbuck”
- Best Television Release On DVD (Season 1 & 2.0)
I’m not sure how I feel about the Saturn awards. After all, they have nominated a lot of movies on my bottom 10 list, but it’s good to see Battlestar getting some recognition.
Battlestar Galactica (10pm every Friday on SciFi) is a show that continues to suprise and entertain me. I like it a lot more than the old version, even though it’s not very much like it.
Commander/Admiral Adama is a key character in both shows. It was played by Lorne Greene from Bonanza fame in the previous version, and the part is played very differently by Edward James Olmos in the current version. Olmos was a frequent guest star on a lot of classic TV shows in the 70s and 80s, and is also well known for his very particular selection of movie roles.
You might also know the name from a Family Guy episode. For some reason, Death carried around a picture of Edward James Olmos (and his ass) in wallet.