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Battlestar Galactica Season 5 – You are the Fifth Trailer October 2, 2008

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First trailer of the new season set to start in Jan of 2009 is now avail – no it doesn’t show much…but it does say a whole lot.

Who is the final cylon? I don’t know but Col Tigh knows..

John Hodgeman is a PC Cylon Doctor September 24, 2008

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John Hodgeman – you know the dude who does PC on the Apple commercial (and former staffer on John Stewart’s Daily Show) is coming to Battlestar Galactica.

Apparently he’s playing a doctor in an upcoming episode of Galactica. In an interview with Wired Hodgeman says:
Well, I always had this desire to celebrate and somehow be a part of things that I thought were really great. When I wrote about Battlestar Galactica for The New York Times Magazine in 2005, I was mainly geeking out about the fact that I was standing on the set, you know? So it was very unnerving and surreal to go from being the guy who wrote about Galactica to making a cameo appearance as a doctor in an upcoming episode.

Uh huh. Blue screen of death for the Cylons then – those toasters are scrap metal now.

Battlestar Galactica Season Five coming January 2009 September 2, 2008

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From the “don’t believe what you read on blogs” files:

SciFi channel has confirmed that Season 5 of Battlestar Galactica will air in January of 2009 and not April of 2009.

Several blogs (not this one) claimed that Sci Fi Channel was going to frak over the fans and push back the final season.

The reports are erroneous, the channel confirmed to SCI FI Wire. “It is still slated to return January 2009,” a spokesman for the channel said. 

**UPDATE** Technically speaking the January start is being called Season 4 by NBC Universal – i expect when they do their box sets they’ll call it 4.5. But it’s really Season 5. How do you have a show in the same season more than 8 months apart? that’s nuts it’s season 5 and Sci Fi is just playing around with numbers for some unknown reason.
**if you haven’t seen the new episodes you can pick them up on Amazon now too Battlestar Galactica season 5 aka season 4.5


Battlestar Gallactica Caprica Trailer SUCKS July 28, 2008

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Most trailers are really good. Many are better than the show or film they’re teasing..

Then there is the teaser trailer for Battlestar Gallactica prequel show Caprica.

A show about two families?

Making human looking cylons before they make the toasters?

What the frak is going on??

‘My real name isn’t Adams it’s Adama’??

This doesn’t look good my friends…check out the teaser trailer for yourselves…

Battlestar Galactica 4×10 – EARTH!! but…..?? June 14, 2008

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This was one fraked up episode. Four of the final five reveal themselves –

Cylon’s almost blow up all of humanity (again).

Somehow Starbuck’s magic viper has the co-ordinates for Earth magically pop up

Cylons and humans are friends again – four of final five get amnesty

and

BAAAAM.

They find Earth?? But it’s been destroyed by a nuclear holocaust.

OOHHH and no more new Battlestar Galactica episodes till 2009..and there are 12 more episode apparently still in the works.

I liked this episode until the Earth part – in the classic series getting to Earth was the whole purpose of the show as it was here.

With another 12 episodes to go (in 2009) what happens now??? Sure there are a lot of loose ends and oh yeah the final cylon who somehow will make all things btr.

Ronald Moore could have ended this mid-season finale with the jump to Earth and then just seeing the blue planet….but no he had to go and ruin it and remind us that his version of Battlestar Galactica is a dark place where no one is ever really happy and its all just a big frakin allegory for how messed up our own planet is.

A year or more from now when Battlestar Galactica returns sure we’ll watch – we all want to know what happens.

Though one thing for sure now – Battlestar Galactica 1980 isn’t happening again..Starbuck isn’t going to walk into a McDonalds and no one can ever truly go home again.

At least they didn’t show a Planet of the Apes Statue of Liberty sticking out of the mud but the vision of a destroyed New York isn’t all that far off. One day, i’d really like to see a truly original view of Earth in popular SciFi instead of the same boring vision.

Battlestar Galactica 4×9 : Death to the Cylon! June 8, 2008

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Another solid episode with the main Cylon resurrection hub getting nuked to oblivion…

BUT what gives with the lame background music during the battle?

What gives with the lack of any cylon on cylon dogfighting..or dogfighting in general?

What should have been a monumental battle wasn’t as good as it should have been

It didn’t have the action that it should have had and it lacked the pop that BSG once did so very well.

The 3 – Lucy Lawless is an awesome character and it’s great to see her back. She had the best scene in the whole episode when she dropped the bombshell that Roslyn is one of the final five cylon —-(what a head fake!!)

Yes it’s neat that Roslyn now loves Adama – wawawawa. And helo helped to double cross the cylon..ok…but now what?

With only one episode to go..till the frakin morons that run SciFi cut the series till what…2009?! there are more loose ends now then there were at the beginning of the season. Hopefully we won’t have to wait until June of 2009 but hey we JUST DON’T KNOW at this point.

Yes this is still a decent show, but the producers are trying real hard to do their best to kill it.

Battlestar Galactica 4×8 : Everything Changes May 31, 2008

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WOW.

Talk about an episode that changes EVERYTHING.

From beginning to end this episode had more plot twists and turns than any other episode in the previous four years of Battlestar Galactica

First off when they rushed the Six (that Athena shot) into Doc Coddle area, we figured they were rushing her there to save here…and she’d survive – NOPE.

Tigh impregnating Caprica Six!!!! Who saw that coming???!! WOW.

Adm Bill ‘Husker’ Adama relinquishing command? aNOTHER FRAKIN wow.

Tigh – a FRAKING CYLON SKIN JOB – taking command of the fleet!!

Lee Adama as President???!! where did that come from..

And Lampkin’s cat?? Did we just imagine the cat the whole time? (seeing at it had been dead??)

Just a lot of stuff to digest in one epsiode…this season sure did start of slow but man oh man has it picked up the pace now. This one episode of intense dramatic shift makes it all worthwhile doesn’t it?

The Girls of Battlestar Galactica – in leather, on bikes May 29, 2008

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Not sure how to classify this other than….i saw it and figure ShowMeSciFi readers might want to know.

There is an interesting photo spread of the girls of Battlestar Galactica in Interview Magazine -(click to see the full size). I guess BSG producer are desperate for ratings? Or maybe Katee Sackhoff, Tricia Helfer and Grace Park just wanted to show a uh… different side of their personalities…(seeing as personality is what you see in these pics right?).

Battlestar Galactica Set for an Unhappy Ending May 29, 2008

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Guess what? Edward James Olmos – Admiral “husker” Adama himself is now saying that the end of Battlestar Galactica is going to be a real shocker.

“It’s not a happy ending, we end up with almost nothing,” Olmos told SciFiNow.

Neat.

Guess that means they don’t find Earth and they just end up blowing each other up and the Cylon win!

No Battlestar Galactica Tonight!! Nice Memorial Weekend Treat May 23, 2008

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Looks like Battlestar Galactica is taking the week off this week – with no new show scheduled to air until May 30th.

Battlestar Galactica : Gaeta’s Lament May 19, 2008

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The song that Felix Gaeta sings after he loses his leg in the last episode of Battlestar Galactica 4×7 is one of the most stunning and haunting songs in modern scifi history.

Now the dude that wrote the sheet music and the lyrics for the song – Gaeta’s Lament –  Bear McCreary has blogged extensively about the song, how he put it together and what it all means.

* Alone she sleeps in the shirt of man
* With my three wishes clutched in her hand
* The first that she be spared the pain
* That comes from a dark and laughing rain
When she finds love may it always stay true
* This I beg for the second wish I made too

* But wish no more
* My life you can take

* To have her please just one day wake

Battlestar Galactica 4×7 We Love Cylons May 17, 2008

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How do you begin to analyze an episode as deeply complex as this one?

So much going on on multiple sub-plot threads that this is one episode that no doubt needs to be see more than once…likely after the next one comes out so you can figure out where the pieces all fit in.

We know that Hera is the key but how she’ll be used is still unknown though at long last though we saw her in this episode (it’s been awhile).

Will the final five cylons allow themselves to be exposed by the boxed Deanna line?

Is the president a Cylon too?? Where are those visions coming from?

And what the frak will happen next?

No shortage of action/plot/drama with great pacing in this episode. I can hardly wait to see episode 8!

Battlestar Galactica 4×6 Colonials Take the BaseStar May 11, 2008

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FINALLY! A decent episode.

The resolution aboard the Demetrius was an awesome full circle that worked really well and is what good storytelling is all about.

YES. The colonials now have a base star!

YES. Nana Visitor (Kira Narees from Star Trek) was a great cameo.

YES. This episode had both plot and drama with a proper pacing.

Will Kara Thrace lead the humans to doom? We’ll see. But once the 3’s (lucy lawless’s line) is unboxed will also finally connect the dots with the final five and things will get REALLY interesting.

Battlestar Galactica 4×5 – This Show Keeps Getting Worse May 3, 2008

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I don’t know what Ron Moore is on..but these last few episodes of Battlestar Galactica have not been good. Episode 4×5 was slow and I hate to say it, but it was BORING (except for the final scene).

The show dragged on and on with little action, convoluted extraneous dialogue and long pauses of nothing.

The Demetrius stuff was kinda neat, but it wasn’t worth 45 minutes of my time…the Baltar Tyrol thing was neat but was waaaaay too long and boring.

Battlestar Galactica was a great show because of the solid plot, acting and deep drama. The drama only exists at the far fringes of Season 4 so far.

And so far the first few episodes of Season 4 surely rank as among the worst Battlestar Galactica episodes of all time. True fans will continue to watch (like us)..but newer fans that got caught in the initial Season 4 tidewave are now probably all long gone, waiting for something to happen that never does.

Battlestar Galactica 4×4 We Are All Perfect April 26, 2008

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This episode should have just been called – Gaius Baltar the Prophet. A bunch of strange things here overall though..

1) How could no one know that Tori killed Kali? aren’t there cameras everywhere on the ship and how could the chief not no?

2) Where were the regular cylons in this episode?

3) How could Caprica Six not know that Col Tigh is a cylon – a Cylon raider knew why not her?

Overall the number of things that just don’t make sense are becoming increasingly compounding making this show less and less accessible to those that don’t follow the show ‘religiously’.

Yes there was some interesting plot development in this episode, but there sure wasn’t much action. Let’s hope we see the Cylons again next episode and we actually get some plot twist that are more dramatic.

Battlestar Galactica 3×04 Weapons Locker 1071D April 20, 2008

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Weapons Locker # 1701D (the room where the final 4 cylons get together)… you know you’ve got Star Trek writers on staff when they make a room 1701D..i’m surprised they didn’t find a reason to put NCC in front of it. What’s next a 10 Forward deck on Galactica too?

This is an episode that we have very mixed emotions about. The death of Kali — Not cool.

Tori becoming the evil cylon..ok that’s neat.

Cylons killing Cylons that’s neat too.. and Starbuck showing us that she is some kind of toaster mock up ..also cool.

But what about Helo and Boomer’s Cylon baby? where is that half-breed child? I guess now we’ve got Tyrol’s baby too..

The problem with Battlestar Galactica at this point is a complex one — it’s a good show, but for those that may be new to it..it is inaccessable at this point. The depth of plot and subplot is extremely complex and unlike say Stargate Atlantis, you simply cannot watch just one episode of Battlestar Galactica and expect to know what’s going on.

We sincerely hope that the action quotient picks up in the next episode, that the final five do more self-discovery and that the Cylon’s do bring the Deanna line back to life.

Oh and hey if they do meet next time in 10-40 would be neat to see Guinan too!

Battlestar Galactica Toys – old stuff is cheap. new isn’t April 18, 2008

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To be perfectly honest we don’t currently own any Battlestar Galactica toys. And that’s a problem.

The piece de resistance for the modern Battlestar Galactica toy collector has to be the Art Asylum version of the new BSG 75 Battlestar Galactica ship.

We tried to get one when they were still brand new and ‘on the shelf’ but they were impossible to find.

On eBay there is currently one listing – starting at a whopping $129.99 (which kinda sounds like a lot but considering how rare this is…that’s not too crazy).

On the old stuff side…how bout a Classic Viper together with 3 figures?

Sounds like a decent haul right??

Bidding on that is now only at $6.50 !!

So what’s the lesson here? If you want old/classic stuff — it won’t cost much, but good luck finding bargain basement pricing on new BSG toys.

Watch Battlestar Galactica 4×03 The Ties That Bind – friDAY April 17, 2008

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Got time on your hands?

SciFi is webcasting Battlestar Galactica 4×03 ‘The Ties That Bind’ every hour on the hour until 4 PM EDT on Friday April 18.

Last week it was only a special Noon EDT webcast – now they’ve gone whole hog.

Unfortunately for me — i’ve got a day job and don’t have an hour during the day…(yes it sucks to be me).

**Thnx Lisa for pointing out the day (was supposed to be a future post…#@#!! wordpress…)!! **

Battlestar Galactica 4×02 : Cylon Civil War April 13, 2008

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Some Battlestar Galactica episodes are better than others.

This one was all about plot development, and it sure did drag on a whole lot.

The extended leaving scenes with Lee Adama and the stuff with Troy were just well…not good.

The Cylon Civil War stuff…now that’s cool. But unless the Six’s can kill all the other opposing models it’s going to be tough. Frankly I don’t understand why Raiders themselves just didn’t all just fly off when they realized what was happening.

So now we’ve got sentient Centurions and Raiders with the skin jobs as equals…Nice.

Who is the Final Cylon? We know that Baltar knows it will be interesting to see though if he is the one that does finally let us know. Beyond that the Baltar character doens’t have a real purpose anymore does he?

Battlestar Galactica Caprica Characters Go To Casting April 6, 2008

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With Battlestar Galactica wrapping up work is gearing up for the prequel Caprica series.  Caprica will center around two families, the Graystones and the Adamas, and the goings on leading up to the Cylons as we see them on the show now.

AOL’s TV Squad website has the full casting notes DANIEL GRAYSTONE creator of the Cylons and JOSEPH ADAMS (Admiral Adama’s father).  Their respective families are also in the show…no word in their about who is the president of colonies and how that might play out.

It will be interesting to see the true genesis of the Cylon, though somehow i suspect that since we know where it ends up, it might be really challenging to keep interesting.