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April 1, 2006

BSG finale: discuss

I keep forgetting to discuss the Battlestar Galactica season finale. Now that it's been a few weeks, there's little danger of spoiler spoilage. If you haven't seen it yet, too bad - get with the program.

I was disappointed with the President Roslyn's uncharacteristic machinations to retain her presidency, the whole leap ahead to the colonalization of New Caprica, and the Cylon re-invasion and capture of the refugees. None of it rings consistent with character behavior, and frankly, the whole leap ahead is a cheap writer trick. Something tells me it has got to be someone's dream sequence (also a cheap writer/plot trick). I think it was Baaltar's dreams manipulated by the Six in his head. She's fucking with his mind for some reason, to gain some kind of advantage in his reasoning. Anyhow, the show better please with the season premiere.

I went to see SLiTHER on Friday night with OMG DJ Timothy Mykael last night. The movie was gross, Gross, GROSS! Totally, pleasantly gross, with a storyline that was coherent and with an interesting plot. Kind of a love child between Invasion of the Body Snatchers and John Carpenter's The Thing. I give it a matinee recommendation, and/or save up to see it on NetFlicks for sure.
Today we played rugby in Anacostia Park. It was the first time I had set foot in that part of DC. Our A-side lost but not by much, and I think the B-side game was like 3-0, and I played well. The cherry blossoms were out and it was a good day for rugby. After the match social on Penn Ave., NE I decided to take the bus home. Just after passing Gallaudet University our bus died, right in front of the sketchiest liquor store in town. That and I was in shorts, as it was getting windy and cold outside. Not wanting to hang out shivering in sketchtown for long, I grabbed a cab and got home to my cozy basement.

Posted by jimbo at April 1, 2006 8:25 PM

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BG season finale was interesting...fuck, we gotta wait til October to find out what's next! i hope baltar will lose his presidency some way, somehow and fast. i definitely wasn't expecting the cylons to have landed in new caprica, that was a surprise for me.

Posted by: LARRY at April 1, 2006 9:35 PM

Well, I think BSG is a show that thrives on shark-jumpy moments--I mean, from from the initial re-imagining it has been under fire. You're right about the jump forward being a writer's trick, but this show always resorts to those. How do you feel Roslyn acted out of character? I thought the whole cheat was basically her assistant's idea, and that she has always been a simulacrum of our own religious president.

Posted by: jeremy at April 1, 2006 10:27 PM

regarding Galactica.. there are several theories regarding the WTF! Season finale. here they are

1)That it is a "vision" by Roslin.

2) That from teh moment Baltar put his head down after recieving the report over the destruction of CLOUD 9 that from that point it is a dream or SIX mindfuck.

3) That Helo's and Sharon's child will somehow do an "Elizabeth from V" trick where in the last minute she saves them via some sort of power as a result of her Cylon/Human heritage.

4) That Sharon 2.0 uses the same trick she used in season 2 where she introduces a virus tothe mechanical Cylons and the Colonials fight and kill the remaining organic cylons.

According to Interviews ROn Moore has said it will not be your Typical TV cliff hanger. I am just Fracking pissed we all got to wait till October to see it.

Also I don't think Starbuck looks hot/sexy with long hair. But its only hair right.

Posted by: Dax at April 2, 2006 9:09 AM

Ya what was up with that. I hope they have a really good season premier!

Posted by: Scott at April 2, 2006 5:39 PM

I have to say that BSG uses cheap writers tricks all the time, like when three episodes in a row they started in medias res then rewound 72 hours to give back story. It's just a part of doing a show.

But I can outnerd you, Jimbo, and say that in the podcast Ron Moore said it wasn't a vision, it wasn't some ploy, that it really happened, and they wanted to make it look like everyone gave it a shot and tried to make it work (i.e. the colony on New Caprica). He also said it'll take 4-5 episodes for them to fight off the Cylons and be back on their way toward Earth. So there's that.

Also, apparently Xena plays a really big role in the next season. And we still don't know who the other 7 cylons in the fleet are, so there's tons of room for drama.

Posted by: Josh at April 2, 2006 8:28 PM

Aside from the cheapness of the finalem, and I mean it is BARATO, I would like to speculate on the fact that that one blonde cylon went to Starbuck's tent looking for her, and he (or another copy of him) said to her that "Adama is a cylon" before they blew him out of the airlock.


Posted by: Paul at April 2, 2006 11:43 PM

You could have caught one of the 90 buses that goes along Florida. Would take you over to the U Street Metro.

Posted by: Marie at April 3, 2006 11:21 AM

Paul -- that's Leoben, the guy from the first season who was interrogated by Starbuck. Apparently he was resurrected, even though (I just re-watched the first season) they had basically said he couldn't be. That means there is at least one really cool storyline to see next season, and obviously more, given all the biznass with Apollo and Dualla, and with Chief Tyrol starting 60's-style strikes.

Posted by: Josh at April 3, 2006 4:56 PM