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December 16th, 2006


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12:00 am - But I'd Rather Share My Space with Kara Thrace
I have just decided that when you fall out of love with a television show, you should declare that suddenly it's not your show, no mo'.

(Er, that hasn't happened with BSG, for the record. Yet.)

I liked this episode more than the last couple, which...isn't saying much, given how little I liked the last couple episodes. But it was still much better and felt more like old times, what with human/Cylon conflict and drama on the ship and drama down on the Planet of the Week(s), which is awesomely called Algae Planet (though I take issue with Tyrol's joke about Hot Fudge Planet because, really, hot fudge? They have hot fudge? Have we even seen that they've even discovered chocolate? It felt too "us.").

All hail the return of ChipSix!! They need to find some way for Baltar to get back on Galactica so she can whisper in his ear more often. I loved that he felt at home, and I loved that he was all, "I saved your life that one time! And then, just now, sorta, by telling them not to blow you up! I mean, I also allowed the occupation of New Caprica and didn't do a damn thing about it, and I was also pretty much responsible for the genocide of humanity to begin with, but I SAVED YOUR LIFE THAT ONE TIME AND JUST NOW SORTA."

So I should be bothered that it's patently obvious they pulled this Eye of Jupiter thing out of their asses this season. Because I can't even remember what the fuck ever came of the Arrow of Apollo now. Wait, that took them to the light show on Kobol, right? Ah, yes, that was good times. In any case, whatever, here's an artifact that was mentioned for the very first time last week. But I don't care when it gives us Cavill improvising by sweetening the pot with Baltar and calling humans a "pestilence" and reminding his Cylon brethren that they're MACHINES and thus time is not exactly of the essence, per se.

By the way, D'Anna: nice cleavage.

When Sharon met Boomer, I got confused and tried to remember the tracks of the two different characters/identities, and then I was still confused, so I gave up. Maybe I should watch "Downloaded" again. That was some good shit.

Sharon and Helo didn't go off on some bloody rampage upon discovering that Hera was alive. Hrm. That's no fun.

I forgot Anders was a civilian. Which is why I didn't understand exactly why Lee wouldn't like the idea because it seemed perfectly sensible. Why not Anders? I like him now.

But I want to slap Lee and Kara a lot because, whatever. I don't want to hear about your sacrament and fucking sacred vows when you're brazenly making out with and likely frakking your One True Love. You can't have your cake, etc. Anders and Dualla should have some sort of torrid affair to entertain themselves.

I love Centurions and their clanky walk.

I also love the cosmic joke of the humans and Cylons converging at the site of a potential supernova. I hope we get to see that bitch explode.

Finally, I don't know what the hell Adama is on, but there's no fucking way he's going to nuke the planet, so...meh? This is a frustratingly dumb cliffhanger. Last year's was much better. Yes, I'm interested in seeing what happens, but there will be no nuking of the planet, clearly. And Baltar is not going to be a Cylon, so they should stop pretending he might be.

But wasn't that like the worst promo EVER? What is with these people?
Current Mood: quixoticquixotic
Current Music: Battlestar Galactica - The Shape of Things to Come

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From:spadada
Date:December 16th, 2006 08:24 am (UTC)
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Hee. Michael rules. And that was one of my favorite quoteable lines in last night's episode. (I have still not caved in to the BSG love, so I will stop reading there. But the upcoming neptune_online has some BSG love in it, so look for it tomorrow night.
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From:cindywrites
Date:December 16th, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC)
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Oh my word, I hope you try BSG, Kelley. Have you ever watched it, at all?

It feels as cractacular to me (in a different, darker, and even more morally ambiguous way) as S1 Veronica Mars, did. My husband wanted to start watching it, so we watched the little catch-up episode (a clips thingie) before this season started. Now we're simultaneously catching up on the first two seasons while watching the third season in real time, and I can't remember when I've been more enthralled while being so very confused. It's wonderful.
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From:spadada
Date:December 17th, 2006 01:39 am (UTC)
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I have never seen even a clip. But your you give a good sell. I should try it. You should have a BSG party and I should be invited.
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From:cerulgalactus
Date:December 16th, 2006 09:28 am (UTC)
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Which shwo are you out of love with? Or is that just preemptive of BSG?
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From:spectralbovine
Date:December 16th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
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Office reference, young Padawan.
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From:puppyunknown
Date:December 16th, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
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Wanna hear my theory? The eye of Jupiter is somehow the supernova! Whee, wouldn't that be fun?

And boy oh boy, I LOVED seeing ChipSix and Baltar back on Galactica. It was really nice.
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From:lomer
Date:December 16th, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC)
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That's my theory too. Though I hope I'm not right because I hate being right about that sort of thing.

I'll be officially annoyed though if the secret to figuring out the Eye of Jupiter is pushing the big shiney center of the Eye plaque. You know the one that looks like a big target sign screaming "PUSH ME!"
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From:cindywrites
Date:December 16th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
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That's a good theory (if it's not actually the huge honkin' eye-looking thing the camera kept focusing on, every time there was a shot inside the Temple).
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From:electricmonk
Date:December 16th, 2006 03:43 pm (UTC)
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I still can't read this, but I have it from not-so-reliable sources that Number Six is going to be the Playboy centerfold next month.
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From:ar_feiniel_
Date:December 16th, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC)
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All that Baltar-on-Galactica stuff was great: I too loved all that pleading to Roslin - the way Baltar's mind works is so...sad and funny at the same time.

And zomg yes, that promo was absolutely terrible! More lame fanfic drabble.
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From:cindywrites
Date:December 16th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
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They have space ships and nukes. OF COURSE THEY HAVE HOT FUDGE.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:December 17th, 2006 01:42 am (UTC)
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Non sequitur, Cindy. Non sequitur.
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From:kalbear
Date:December 16th, 2006 10:46 pm (UTC)
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So I should be bothered that it's patently obvious they pulled this Eye of Jupiter thing out of their asses this season.


I don't see why. That's what BSG does, though they've been working on the idea of a path to earth and the final five and these weird-ass monuments that actually have some power for a while. Plus, they've been working on that whole 'all of this has come before and will come again'. I'm hoping for more interacting between the 12 gods religion and the one god religion and where those 5 factor into it.

I dunno; it's odd that their not having a total map of how the entire thing is going to work out doesn't bother me in BSG but it bothers me so much in Lost. Probably because they've been absolutely honest about it; hell, they didn't even know why Helo and Sharon were going to hook up, originally, and look how far they've taken that plot. I don't mind them making shit up as they go along, as long as they do so and respect what has come before. Then it looks like it's an organic part of the story instead of coming out of left field.

My suspicion and hope is that Adama does launch nukes, heavy raptors come down, and the Eye goes and blows all of that to hell courtesy of Tyrol pressing something. That'd make my day.
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From:cucumbersarnies
Date:December 16th, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC)
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Your comment about hot fudge: I had the same moment last week when the hybrid starting mentioning gesalt therapy- surely that is a bit fucking specific to our world? The writing this season has seemed sloppier about these things.

The main thing that I wanted to agree with you about was D'Anna cleavage. It was very distracting. In a good way. And yay for Gaius interacting with other humans in a weaseally, self-justifying manner. Oh, how I have missed that. Don't make suggestions that this will be the last time it ever happens. That makes me sad in the face.

The cliffhanger was confusing for me too- I mean, yes, Adama is pissed at his girlfriend President for the whole babystealing thing, but he's not going to nuke his son and at least two of his surrogate daughters just to make a point.

At least Anders was awesome. I have hopes for the payoff- but am still quite content to wait a month for it. Which is kind of a bad sign.

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From:spectralbovine
Date:December 17th, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
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I had the same moment last week when the hybrid starting mentioning gesalt therapy- surely that is a bit fucking specific to our world?
Hm, I missed that, and I don't even know what that is.

The main thing that I wanted to agree with you about was D'Anna cleavage. It was very distracting. In a good way.
Hee! Yes, it was.

I have hopes for the payoff- but am still quite content to wait a month for it. Which is kind of a bad sign.
Yeah. I remember last year, when it was like OMG MUST HAVE NEXT EPISODE. And now it's like, meh.
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From:harper47
Date:December 17th, 2006 02:12 am (UTC)
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Yes - far, far less of a cliffhanger than last seasons (which I just saw a month or so ago but still - hee!) And the promo? That was a promo? Very strange. Do you think the promo monkey responsible for all the Logan/Veronica promos somehow wandered over to the scifi channel?

By far the highlight was Cavill offering up Balter (hee - they really need more Cavill, I love DS in this role) and Balter's homesick whining and then Roslin can't even look at him.

And then there are the messed up/mucked up/totally frakked relationships of our little love quadrangle. (or whatever the appropriate qua word is). What a mess that whole thing is. No one seems to be the shining innocent here and you have to wander what the end game of the writers seem to be. Because I sure see a lot of Kara loathing everywhere. I like her too much to loathe her but whoa!

I can't wait to see further fallout from the Hera situation.

Anyway, I enjoyed it more than last week's episode by far. (must as I love you Jane).

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From:mutinousmuse
Date:December 19th, 2006 03:07 am (UTC)
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I've been saving the last two eps for a long afternoon and just watched both of them, and I've gotta say that I'm with you on the Good Ship Meh. How despressing. I'm still irked that Kat got all of 27 seconds of confusing backstory just in time to die stupidly. What the frak, show?

AND OH GOD PROMO DEPARTMENT STAB STAB.

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