Saturday, June 14, 2008

Aaaaaaaaaaargh!!!


Battlestar Galactica mid-season finale: Awesome. Lengthy wait until we get to see the rest of it: subject header says it all.

10 comments:

Stuart Douglas said...

Have I mentioned that I cleverly saved the entire season to watch at once, thereby significantly lessening the period until the conclusion? :-)

SAF said...

Can I just add a grrrrrr, to my aaaaaargh? (Me, getting more articulate with every post :) )

Stuart Douglas said...

It's so obvious you're a professional writer - you have such a way woth words :)

SAF said...

I do me best :)

iCowboy said...

Hmmmm, I've still got a couple of episodes to go, so perhaps it gets better - but my opinion of this series is - WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO ALL MY EXPLOSIONS????

Series 3 was tedious in the extreme (apart from the very beginning and the end) and the makers said 'oops! blame it on SciFi - which was refreshingly honest; but Series 4 has been Planning Committee Galactica - alternating between pass-the-president, mystic visions and oh my god MEETINGS. I have meetings every day, they're dull; I watch TV to get away from minutes of the previous meeting and chairs' action - only to find - yes the future between the stars holds apologies from those who couldn't make it.

Maybe I'm being shallow, but I just want my explosions back.

Kudos - the writers are trying to comment on Bush's America, TWaT and Iraq; but ummm - we can see you've just changed a few names and changed Washington into a howling void devoid of civilisation (you can add your own punchlines here).

Battlestar Galactica? I keep thinking LA Law has been beamed into space and deprived of sunlight.

[And yes I'm still going through CJ withdrawal symptoms now the West Wing is over]

SAF said...

Gosh, iCowboy, that's a bit harsh.

Stuart Douglas said...

I watched the last three episodes last night and I thought was gerat - all the layers in the writing that certain other series I could mention keep missing.

But I can't decide about the actual mid-season finale: both because the actual manner in which they find the path to Earth seemed as hasty a tack-on from nowhere as anything Russell T Davies has attempted and because I couldn't decide what the final scene was suggesting.

Now I have to join the rest of you waiting for 2009!

SAF said...

In brief - and not for the first time - I'm in agreement with you, Stuart. :) Superb stuff.

I think perhaps there was just enough suggestion surrounding Starbuck's Viper to prepare us for the fact that it was going to play a role in locating Earth but quite such a crucial role does seem to make it a bit too easy. I was left utterly wowed by the break, even though like you I wasn't quite sure where it would be leading us next. But a) I was glad they didn't break it five minutes earlier ;) and b) I'm reasonably confident it won't be a massive fake regeneration 'handjob' style cheat. :)

Also, glad you're level with us now and, I hope, just as impatient and frustrated as the rest of us for the next half ;)))

Stuart Douglas said...

On the subject of fake regeneration handjobs, someone should show Rusty the scene where Deanna tells Laura Roslin she's one of the Final Five - both so he can see how a spoof reveal like that should actually work and because he could then watch the next five minutes and maybe realise that something like that doesn't have to be a cliffhanger...

SAF said...

Ha, yes! Was that a great moment, or what!