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December 8, 2003

battlestar gurlactica

Tonight I'll be hangin' out at Gurl's Midden to watch the new Sci-Fi Channel's version of Battlestar Galactica. I barely remember the first one, and I don't think I watched much of it. I only remember the Ceylons and some kinda wierd grasshopper critter that lived in a honeycomb. So I'm ready to watch this new version with an untainted opinion for the most part.

Oooh...a prestige class for my half-orc barbarian/sorceror character!

I watched Angels in America last night. It was really intense, and depicted a lot of really messed up people quite accurately. What scares me is that there really are lots of people like that out there...horribly mean lawyers, people in denial, people deep in closets of varying types, etc. The playwright really had it goin' on when he wrote that play.

There are parallels from that time period to today's. We're in yet another depressing Republican administration, and I know gay people who are knee-deep in being down with the R-crew, even when they're screaming about the horrors of gay marriage and reaping the benefits of terrified donors who send money to stop those darn gays from marrying. Of the gay Republicans I know who work directly with politics, I know of none who are out in their workplace. It sure would be nice if the Republicans knew some of them were in fact gay. I don't out people though, I feel it's up to them to contribute to the cause of equality by being their own advocate. I'm rambling here...I know one Republican who dropped out of politics as he saw the cultural storm coming our way, and didn't want to be part of the party who would kick and scream against his own right to equality. Pretty admirable I'd say...if you have a problem with something, you either conform with what's bugging you, rebel against it, or walk away from the crowd.

Posted by jimbo at December 8, 2003 9:28 AM


First of all, it's Cylons, not Ceylons. They were silver gladitorial robots with monotone voices and a single, glowing red eye. They were the height of 70s sci-fi cheesieness.

"Angels" was very moving. Can harldy wait to catch the second part.

Posted by: Craig at December 8, 2003 10:19 AM

The Centurion Cylons were created by a dying race that was at war with the Colonies of Kobol.
The last surviving "organic" Cylons transfered their Minds into the bodies of the "Conehead" Cylons (Thats why the Centurion Cylons obeyed the Coneheads)
The Cylons blamed the Race of Kobol (Humanity) for the fall of their race and extinction, which is why the Cylon robots only hunt humans and want to make them extinct.

This New series is nothing like the original, what I have seen and read. Its a totally different story line all together.
It would be different if it were a "Galactica Next generation" thing, but its not.

The only good thing is they got rid of that annoying kid named Boxey and that stupid Dog-droid
God I hated them.

Posted by: Dax at December 8, 2003 11:53 AM

Yes, I hated that dog and that kid too. Total Scrappy Doo factor there, so they must die.

Posted by: jimbo at December 8, 2003 12:18 PM

starbuck and apollo - ah good times. good times.

Posted by: the mighty jimbo at December 8, 2003 11:08 PM

"I don't out people though" - how noble of you.

Posted by: capitolhill republican at December 9, 2003 4:59 PM

Hmm...anonymous name and e-mail address - how gay Republican of you.

Posted by: jimbo at December 10, 2003 9:22 AM

Jimbo its not Ceylons - its Sri Lankans!!
Jimbo you dont out people....but when you get attitude from the people who think they are closeted..maybe you should!

Posted by: GURL at December 10, 2003 11:34 AM