BSG Survivor – Season 3, Round 2

Having trouble remembering exactly what happened in each episode because you watch a whole disc at a time and they all start to run together?  (Or maybe that’s just me.)  Check out the episode guide to help you vote.

The object of the game is to vote off your LEAST favorite episode of Season 3. You have until 12pm Eastern on Thursday to vote for your least favorite episode of BSG’s second season. Don’t think an episode should’ve been kicked off yet? Unhappy that an episode is still around? Leave a comment and share your feelings.web stats

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BSG Survivor – Season 3, Round 1

That’s right, folks–it’s back!  It’s time to narrow down the best episode of Season 3, but in order to do that, we have to kick all the lesser episodes off the island first.wordpress counter

Having trouble remembering exactly what happened in each episode because you watch a whole disc at a time and they all start to run together?  (Or maybe that’s just me.)  Check out the episode guide to help you vote.

The object of the game is to vote off your LEAST favorite episode of Season 3. You have until 12pm Eastern on Monday to vote for your least favorite episode of BSG’s second season. Don’t think an episode should’ve been kicked off yet? Unhappy that an episode is still around? Leave a comment and share your feelings.web stats

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Clip of Tricia Helfer on Chuck

In case you missed it, here’s a clip of Tricia Helfer on the show Chuck.  If you’re not watching this show, then shame on you.

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Onion’s Obama Depression Piece

I meant to put this up on April Fool’s Day, but got busy and forgot about it.  It is amusing nonetheless, so it’ll still be blogged about.  If you haven’t already, go read The Onion’s article about how the president has been depressed since the show went off the air.  Not that you could blame him for that… if this wasn’t a satirical article that is.


So Say We All

The moderator for the BSG LJ community has compiled a PDF chock full of thank yous from the fans that was sent out to the people who worked on the show.  You can check out the file for your self by downloading it on Grant’s website, which also showcases his awesome art.


Daybreak, Part II – Secondary Review

I previously posted an initial review to the series finale.  But at the time, directly after watching the episode, I didn’t have my thoughts together on how to talk about it.  I’m not entirely sure I do now, but we’ll give it a shot.  Below are the notes I took while watching it for the first time:

Things I liked:

  • The only good thing I can think about this show ending is getting to tie up the loose ends.
  • Still love the Caprica flashbacks.
  • I love Doc Cottle and the fact that he’s just a big teddy bear underneath the gruff exterior.
  • It would be fun to explore the idea of life in the fleet with Admiral Hoshi and President Lampkin.
  • Weird yet cool to see red-stripe Centurions.
  • Nice to see the museum setup presented in the mini-series.
  • Pretty awesome to see old school Centurions battle it out with the newer models.
  • Despite not liking Cavil, I do enjoy his sarcasm sometimes.
  • Glad to see things came back full circle with Six and Baltar.
  • They gunfights are always awesome to watch, but after all they have gone through, how do they still have any ammo left?
  • Having Adama and Tigh as your commanding officers would be terrifying.
  • I so want this soundtrack.  Why doesn’t iTunes have it?
  • The Final Five in CIC/Opera House was fantastic.
  • As soon as I saw the craters, I knew they were at our Earth.
  • Helo living when I thought he was dead for sure.
  • I love the fighting Agathons.
  • Ron Moore’s cameo.

Things I don’t like:

  • Knew the previous week that Laura’s blind date was going to be a former student
  • I do not need to see Adama puke.  But I guess after seeing his sob and drool on Lee’s hand, I guess it kind of fits.
  • No theme song?!  I understand this one and the one before it are supposed to be one episode, but it’s the last time we’ll see a new show.  C’mon.
  • It hurts to see Galactica take such a pounding.
  • Goodbye, beautiful ships.

And now that things are over and the dust has settled, I’ll share my thoughts on the two things that caused me the most iffiness if you will about the finale.

Kara: I wasn’t sure what to think about her role.  I knew as soon as the went to the tight shot of Lee talking about exploring that she wouldn’t be there when he turned around.  Granted, I thought she’d be walking away, but I was still partially right.  I was confused by this move at first, but the more I thought about it, the more I was okay with her just drifting away.  I personally think she was an angel, and that since her mission was complete it was time to go to the “other side” as Sam put it.  Any time the show would have spent explaining in more detail owho or what she was would’ve cheapened it I think and taken away from the overall sense of finality for the show.  I’m pretty sure Kara vanishing was something you either liked or hated, and I liked it.

The fleet being our ancestors: At first I thought it was kind of schmalzy, but now I guess it’s ok.  It  makes sense with the role of Hera and why she was so important to everyone if she became mitochondrial Eve.  And I can appreciate Lee’s nobel thinking in wanting to leave all the temptations and pains associated with technology and weapons behind, but this is where I still don’t like things.  It’s not practical.  You just landed on a planet where you know nothing about the wildlife and vegetation, and you want to abandon all your technology?  What about medicines?  Yes, Baltar knows how to farm, but how many other people do?  I’m glad they were definite about there not being anything produced after that moment in the timeline, because I’m not sure I want to see how well (or poorly) the survivors faired.

But more importantly: What did you think?


A Note To My Readers

I realize I am woefully behind in covering the series finale, and I apologize for that.  I spent the beginning of the previous week getting wrapped in Star Wars goodness, and then the latter half of the week and this past weekend helping to take care of a sick kid and getting sick myself.

I promise I will write a proper review of the episode as well as post the final picspam/recap.  And once that is done, have no fear–this blog (as far as I’m concerned) isn’t going anywhere.  We’ve still got Caprica and The Plan to discuss, as well as two more seasons of Survivor to play.  But if you have any suggestions as to what you would like to see covered here in the future, please feel free to leave me a comment.


Tricia Helfer Reminder

Tricia Helfer at Scream Awards 2007
Image via Wikipedia

Don’t forget that the lovely Tricia Helfer will be guest starring on tonight’s episode of Chuck.  As far as I know, she’ll only be in this one episode, so you don’t want to miss it.  Chuck airs on NBC at 8pm/7c.


BSG TV Talk Podcast

I only listen to one TV podcast (other than Ron Moore’s), and that is the one put together by the bloggers for GiveMeMyRemote and DuckyDoesTV.  Together they do hilarious podcasts.  I don’t even watch all the shows they discuss, but I enjoy listening to them share their opinions, especially with their weekly segment “Two Idiots talk Lost”.  Well, in honor of the show coming to an end, they have put together a BSG podcast that you can find over here.  I’m getting ready to listen to it, and I’m sure it will be enjoyable.

As for finishing my thoughts on the finale, I swear I’ll get them up here soon.  I listened to Ron Moore’s podcast for all three hours of Daybreak on Monday night, which was enjoyable.  But the last couple of days have been consumed by fan addiction to Star Wars.  Give me another day or so and I’ll get my full review up and start working on the final picspam.


Initial Thoughts on the Series Finale

Good news: No tears

Bad news: I have no idea what to think about all of this.

Sure there are the obvious high points: Helo not dying, the humans finding a happy ending, awesome effects and battles.  And there are the obvious heartbreaking points: Laura’s death and the fact that this is all over.  But for all the things in between, I still don’t have it all figured out yet.  At first glance, I’m not entirely thrilled with the idea of them helping to populate the Earth.  But I feel I must give Ron Moore and David Eick the chance to prove themselves to me as I reflect on the idea dn rewatch the episode again (just not tonight, I’m up late enough as it is).

What did you think?


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