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March 3rd, 2006


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11:46 pm - Quantum Leap of Faith
Dude. I teleconferenced today.

Things are blowing up!! I like when things blow up! But let's start at the beginning.

So, so goddamn tired of the fake previouslies. Guess Lee did have a talk with Dualla about going to Pegasus. And did that Starbuck/Roslin talk ever happen? I don't remember it. It really bugs me that Starbuck's quest to return to Caprica has taken place almost entirely in the previouslies. And why didn't they show a previously that explained where they got the heavy Raider from? That's something I honestly needed reminding about!

Some very strange music in the teaser. I don't think Bear is very successful when he steps outside his normal style; it never seems to fit for the show.

Hey, look, it's Racetrack! We were just talking about how hot she was the other day. Good to see her again.

The Chief scenes were...damn. Very scary, all Saving Private Ryan-like, and I was afraid he was going to kill Cally. And I was afraid they were going to make him a Cylon, which, no!

Dean Stockwell was awesome. I think he was the funniest character the show has ever had, not counting the Baltar/Six Comedy Duo. "Maybe because I'm a Cylon and I've never seen you at any of the meetings." I like that he was very much able to cut through the bullshit, which is what these characters need to do. A lot.

Chief's "I think I'm a Cylon" plotline would have worked better if it were, I don't know, an actual plotline and not something almost completely out of the blue. It feels somewhat more organic than Apollo's random death wish, since he's had a tough fucking time since Pegasus, but Boomer's "I think I'm a Cylon" plotline took an entire season. Because it was important. Is this supposed to be important? Or is it just to give the Chief something to do? This is the same criticism that's been leveled against the show time and time again this season: the show's taking us places without having earned it.

Racetrack's dialogue when they found the new planet was painful. What the hell, Ron? You didn't think we'd realize that if the planet were habitable, they'd want to settle down on it? What I don't get is why they didn't assume it was Earth. Like, do any of them know what Earth looks like? How are they supposed to recognize it? Do they think there's going to be a big sign?

Ooh, Baltar vs. Roslin. I especially enjoyed that last debate, when Baltar pulled out the "Dubyan culture of fear" card, which is exactly what Tory had warned against. And I cracked up when Roslin told Baltar to go frak himself. The woman is cracking. It's kind of sad. I miss the old Roslin.

Shut up, Lee's photograph in Dee's locker.

R.I.P. Raptor 612. I'd always wondered whether jumping into a solid was a hazard of that sort of space travel, and it turns out...yes. That's got to suck. I wonder how that works, really. Because you can jump through space since it's a vacuum: you are all the matter there is. But if you jump into a mountain, your atoms are trying to occupy the same space as the mountain's atoms. If you displace the mountain's atoms...where do they go? If the mountain's atoms simply disallow you to exist...where do you go?

I will admit I liked seeing Starbuck and Anders reunited. That was cute. Samuel T. Anders is such a stupid name. Kara Thrace is such a cool name.

Things are blowing up!! I like when things blow up!

All in all, I was expecting a little more awesomeness, but I'm guessing they're saving it all for next week. This week felt like a whole lot of setup. I hope the payoff kicks a lot of ass.

This was probably the last BSG I'll watch on time. Curse you, Pacific Time Zone!
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From:thetheatremouse
Date:March 4th, 2006 04:50 am (UTC)
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You teleconferencing whore.
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From:warden96
Date:March 4th, 2006 04:56 am (UTC)
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And why didn't they show a previously that explained where they got the heavy Raider from? That's something I honestly needed reminding about!

Same here.

Hey, look, it's Racetrack! We were just talking about how hot she was the other day. Good to see her again.

Damn! She was even hotter!

Shut up, Lee's photograph in Dee's locker.

I was kind of hoping it was the Chief but I know it was a pipe dream.

But if you jump into a mountain, your atoms are trying to occupy the same space as the mountain's atoms. If you displace the mountain's atoms...where do they go? If the mountain's atoms simply disallow you to exist...where do you go?

San Francisco?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 4th, 2006 05:02 am (UTC)
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Damn! She was even hotter!

She was!

San Francisco?

Lesson #3.1: No theoretical questions about astrophysical anomalies.
From:hobviously
Date:March 4th, 2006 05:15 am (UTC)

yeah, I'm still not watching

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Being spoiled for part 2, I have to admit I'm looking forward to your (and misskiwi's, and alliterator's) reactions next week. *shifty*

Like, do any of them know what Earth looks like? How are they supposed to recognize it? Do they think there's going to be a big sign?

"Home" part 2. Earth is nearby the Lagoon Nebula and has all the colonial constellations in its sky: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, etc.

This was probably the last BSG I'll watch on time. Curse you, Pacific Time Zone!

Ha!

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From:mycenae
Date:March 4th, 2006 05:47 am (UTC)
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Dean Stockwell was awesome.
He was. I hope he and Cottle are drinking buddies.

"Maybe because I'm a Cylon and I've never seen you at any of the meetings."
Didn't Baltar's Six use this phrase once? Something like "I don't remember [] from any of the meetings..." Do the writers just like the joke, or is there some Deeper Meaning?

Like, do any of them know what Earth looks like? How are they supposed to recognize it? Do they think there's going to be a big sign?
Yes. It will say "Mostly Harmless".

Shut up, Lee's photograph in Dee's locker.
Hee! And also it looked like the Lee portion of the Zac/Kara/Lee photo from Kara's locker. OMG Dee steals!

This was probably the last BSG I'll watch on time. Curse you, Pacific Time Zone!
Depends on the cable provider. For some reason DirecTV in LA airs some stations on east coast time (including SciFi). No clue why, but I'm not complaining.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 4th, 2006 06:17 am (UTC)
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Over on the TWoP boards, you were talkin' 'bout the Orbital theme, yah?

Here's the live version w/dialogue, and audience members SCRRREEEAMS.

http://s15.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2J8NBOWL536FV1DOUAYU9AOOKS

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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 4th, 2006 06:18 am (UTC)
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Oh my God! Thank you!
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From:mswyrr
Date:March 4th, 2006 06:25 am (UTC)
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Welcome!
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From:alliterator
Date:March 4th, 2006 07:13 am (UTC)
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Yeah, Dean Stockwell was awesome. I was calling him Father Al all the time.

I wanted Chief to be suicidal because his Boomer was dead and he still loved her and he was crazy because he is still in love with a dead Cylon. Not because of some inane belief that he is a Cylon. Pfff. But still, him hitting Cally was frackin' scary. I thought it was because she was the one who shot Boomer (has everyone totally forgotten that?), but I guess it was because...she stopped him taking a long walk off a short railing?

Also, I agree with you and peri_peteia. They aren't previouslies, they are previouslies. The only time I remember this happening in the first season was during the finale when the previously showed them figuring out what the white Cylon thingy was and that was ONCE. This season it's ALL THE TIME. It's like Arrested Development's "Next time" segments ONLY NOT FUNNY.

But the rest I liked. Roslin and Adama giggling were hilarious. Baltar saying he was going to lose was great. And I guess the teasers for season finales are always going to be divided into four parts - KLG Part 1 had Suicide Boomer/Caprica Boomer and Helo/Kara having sex with Baltar/Lee and Adama sparring. This season it was Chief's bad dreams/Kara's pep talk/Baltar getting ready/Roslin ripping paper. Was there more than that?

I also liked how the teaser was TWELVE FRACKIN' MINUTES LONG. Of course, 45 - 12 = 33, which is neat.
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From:unseenlibrarian
Date:March 4th, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC)
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Next Time on Arrested Galactica, Buster confesses that he thinks he's a Cylon!

Buster (Brandishing his hook):
Look at me! I'm PART MACHINE ALREADY!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 5th, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC)
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Have you seen this icon of mine?
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From:unseenlibrarian
Date:March 6th, 2006 01:54 am (UTC)
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No I have not! And it is awesome.
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From:maka2000
Date:March 4th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
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The Chief scenes were...damn. Very scary, all Saving Private Ryan-like, and I was afraid he was going to kill Cally. And I was afraid they were going to make him a Cylon, which, no! ... [snip] ...Chief's "I think I'm a Cylon" plotline would have worked better if it were, I don't know, an actual plotline and not something almost completely out of the blue.

I thought his scenes were totally creepy and horrific. I haven't seen that character very much, so I really didn't know what to think about him. I did know, however, that Cally was nice and I didn't want the grunting man on the floor to KILL HER LIKE I THOUGHT HE'D DONE. Shit! That was scary. I did wonder, as a new watcher, whether or not they'd been building up to this with his character...I guess not so much? That's too bad, but it was still scary as hell.

I liked this episode alot, not as much as last week's, but it was really good.
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From:eldritch_flame
Date:March 4th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
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What I don't get is why they didn't assume it was Earth. Like, do any of them know what Earth looks like?
Aren't they assuming that Earth is already inhabited? And why did it take me five minutes to remember the word 'inhabited'? Seriously, I'd written 'habitated' and couldn't figure out why that wasn't a word.

If you displace the mountain's atoms...where do they go? If the mountain's atoms simply disallow you to exist...where do you go?
I'd assumed it was kinda like Kitty Pride's power, where her atoms (supposedly) slid around the atoms of the walls and stuff that she walks through, only I'm not sure how much sense that makes, either.
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From:kiwikazoo
Date:March 4th, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC)
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That's what I'm talkin' about! It is on.

This officially proves my theory that BSG is only sucktastic when they try to focus on one character and is awesome when they do multiple arcs with the ensemble cast.

Loved Adama and Roslin at the beginning, though my first thought when I saw her nervous in his quarters without her shoes on was HOLY CRAP SHE SLEPT WITH ADAMA. It would have been nice to see the build-up to Chief's identity crisis or Starbuck finally getting the go-ahead for the large SAR mission, but I can live with it because the payoff was well-done.

I think I almost want to see Roslin lose the election, because it will be far, far more interesting from a character perspective. Not only to we get the hilarity/danger of Baltar in charge, Roslin -- who never wanted the job in the first place -- would now have to face not having all that responsibility. What would she do? How would she deal with having these decisions she hated making out of her control? I wouldn't want it to stay that way for too long, of course, but Baltar certainly wouldn't go too long before doing something sexually inappropriate/everyone realizing he's crazy/being exposed as a traitor/freaking the hell out and quitting.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 5th, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC)
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Would it have added a lot to hear her whine about going back to Caprica yet again?

I think it was clear that Starbuck wanted to go back to Caprica, but I feel like we made the leap to the actual mission being a go pretty quickly. It never seemed like a priority, and then suddenly, it's the focus of the episode.

What does that mean? I'm really asking.

It seems like for a while now, the show's been going to point B without even showing us point A, let alone the route between. The first twenty-three episodes felt very cohesive, and I think that was a result of each episode taking place almost immediately after the next one. With all the time-jumping they've been doing, important narrative points are getting lost.
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From:sinca
Date:March 5th, 2006 07:00 am (UTC)
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If you get satellite instead of cable you'll be able to watch BSG on the east coast feed!
From:vandalisimo
Date:March 5th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC)
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Yeah I have to agree with Strega that the whole Starbuck's quest has been pretty well covered in the show. It stinks to miss a scene with Roslin, but I'm not sure it was necessary at all.

Now, the Dee/Lee "romance", that's a whole other story. Pretty much the entire thing has taken place in the non-seen scenes and it just makes Dee look like a a total weirdo or the equivalent of some middle school needy girl who thinks some guy is so totally her boyfriend with pictures of him in her locker and shit and meanwhile he's like totally concentrating on his basketball season and hanging out at Dairy Queen with his friends and also he kind of has a completely obvious crush on that girl who is on the girls' basketball team. I mean, everyone knows about his crush. His mom, the girls' coach, his math teacher. Everyone! It's so weird how that other chick has a picture of him that she cut out of the school paper in her locker.

Chief was actually very Full Metal Jacket to me. Which means he scared the ever living crap out of me. Meep.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:March 5th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
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Yeah I have to agree with Strega that the whole Starbuck's quest has been pretty well covered in the show. It stinks to miss a scene with Roslin, but I'm not sure it was necessary at all.

As I said to Strega, I don't think it's so much Starbuck's desire as the response from the people in charge. It's never a priority, and then suddenly it's the subject of an episode.

Love the Lee/Dee middle school analogy.

I've never seen FMJ, but the SPR reference was due to the camera effect.

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