BSG Survivor – Season 1, Round 1

 

In order to kill time during the hiatus, I’m going to start a little game that’s played over at OfficeTally. The object of the game is to vote off your LEAST favorite episode of the particular season. For the first go round, we’ll begin with Season 1, and since it is on the Season 1 DVDs, the mini-series will be included. You have until 1pm Eastern on Thursday to vote for your least favorite episode of BSG’s first season.

 

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“Revelations” – Review

Got to watch the mid-season finale early today while at work.  My thoughts are hidden behind the “Read more” link so as not to spoil anyone who hasn’t seen it yet and doesn’t want details early. Continue Reading


4×12 – “Revelations”

Written By: Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
Directed By: Michael Rymer

Synopsis (Battlestar Wiki): A band of rebel Cylons holds President Roslin hostage while attempting to lure the Final Five out of hiding inside the Galactica and the human fleet.

Tidbits:


“Revelations” – Sneak Peek and Previews

This is the first week in a while where the previews are better than the sneak peek, in my opinion. But I think that means it’s going to be a doozy of an episode and they don’t want to reveal anything just yet. Previews are from YouTube and the sneak peek is from Hulu.

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“The Hub” – Recap

12 Models.  7 Known.  4 Living in Secret.  1 to be Revealed.

Previously on BSG: The D’Annas were boxed because they know who the Final Five are.  An alliance between the rebel Cylons and the Colonials is made to unbox D’Anna so she can tell them who the Five are, since it’s believed they came from Earth and know how to get the fleet there.  The other part of the plan?  Blow up the facility that lets the Cylons resurrect themselves into new bodies after they die.  And Laura and Gaius go to the rebel baseship to talk to the Hybrid about her knowledge of Roslin’s visions, but the Hybrid makes the ship jump away from the Colonial fleet.  Most of Galactica’s pilots are there to so they can set up the mission to blow up the Hub.  Once they go missing, Adama sends his ship to go looking for them and finds a debris field.  Knowing he “can’t live without [Roslin]” he leaves Saul in charge of the fleet, takes a Raptor, and lets the rest of the fleet jump away while he waits by himself for Laura (and rest of the Colonials with her) to return. Continue Reading


Big SciFi.com News

Word came today that every hour on the hour between 9am and 4pm Eastern, Scifi.com will be airing the ENTIRE finale. Sounds like TPTB have finally heard all the grumbling about giving us the skimpy 10 minute previews after letting us watch the whole episode early.

So my question to you (and to start having polls, because we’ll be doing a lot of them over the hiatus): Will you watch the episode early online?

Will you be watching the finale online before it airs on TV?

1) Yes
2) No
3) Haven’t Decided

View Results

Make your own poll


“The Hub” – Review

Likes:

  • Yay for the return of Elosha.  It’s always nice to see familiar faces.
  • Again, mad props to the actress who plays the Hybrid for being that weird and spending all day in the tub of goo.
  • Baltar and the Hybrid was hilarious.  Same with “witnessing” to the Centurion.
  • Kudos to Grace Park.  When the Eight was telling Helo about her downloading Athena’s memories, it took me a second to remember that both Eights are played by the same actress.  Ms. Park and Tricia Helfer have done in amazing job of making each copy we meet someone new and different.
  • “Until she sees something shiny.”  QFT.
  • I love that Roslin took off her shoes when kneeling beside the Hybrid.
  • You are not married to the entire production line.  Great line, and true, but I have to also appreciate Helo’s fierce loyalty.
  • I will never stop being amazed that a television show has better special effects than some movies out there.
  • I’m honestly surprised at how much I don’t want Gaius to die.
  • Good job, Bear McCreary, for timing the pattern of the falling drops of blood with the percussion line.
  • Adama putting his wedding band on Laura’s hand killed me.
  • D’Anna is the Ashton Kutcher of BSG.
  • About time.”  No frakking kidding.

Dislikes:

  • Why no Leoben pilots?  If Sixes are pilots, why not Twos?
  • Why would you tape gauze to a shirt and not the skin?
  • Bad me forgot everyone else didn’t know Baltar screwing over humanity.
  • Why was Laura on the verge of having a convulsion during Baltar’s confession?

 Questions I Have:

  • Is it just me or do the Threes constantly act drunk?
  • How long will it take for this A/R fangirl to stop squeeing?

 What did you think?


4×11 – “The Hub”

Written By: Jane Espenson
Directed By: Paul A. Edwards

Synopsis (Battlestar Wiki): In pursuit of the enemy’s Resurrection Hub, a misfit team of Viper pilots and Cylon rebels become uneasy collaborators as they formulate a battle plan.

Tidbits:


“The Hub” – Previews and Sneak Peek

Here are a couple of previews and a sneak peek of Friday’s episode, “The Hub”.  The previews are from YouTube, and the sneak peek is from Hulu (but it can also be viewed here for the non-Americans).  I’ve read spoilers for this episode (something I rarely do) and it sounds like it’s going to be amazing.

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I *heart* Podcasts

I’m the kind of girl who has “Listen to audio commentaries” listed as #2 on the to do list whenever I get a DVD. (Watching the blooper reel will always be #1.) So to have Ron Moore do audio commentaries to every episode is just a thrill for me. I love learning all kind of inane trivia. For instance, did you know the kiss shared between Laura and Bill in Season 2 was improvised by Edward James Olmos? So not only do we get lovely tidbits like that to tuck away, but we also get the sheer honesty of Mr. Moore.

To hear someone admit that something didn’t turn out the way he wanted or that someone else knew how to do something better than he did is just refreshing. I love hearing the struggle of the writer trying to pull this story together and honoring storytelling above flashiness or comments from the network. He understands his fans, appreciates them, but also isn’t afraid to have a little fun with them.

If you haven’t checked out his podcasts, please do. You can find them on iTunes here.  And to Mr. Moore–thank you for taking the time and interest to appreciate your fans in this manner.

Ronald D. Moore at a Battlestar Galactica Convention on August 27 2006 in Burbank, California, taken by User:Cbrown1023's father.

Image via Wikipedia

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