Last night was the 4th season premiere of Battlestar Galactica. The Sci-Fi Channel had been running past seasons reruns for days, but I only watched yesterday. I caught the two-part season 3 finale earlier that afternoon. It was good to watch again, because I had everything fresh on my mind coming into the new season. Of course, after watching the reruns, I got obsessed with the trigger song, a remake of "All Along the Watchtower" done by Bear McCreary. When I originally watched the season finale a year ago, the song did not make a lsting impression, but yesterday I got obsessed with it. I can't find it anywhere to purchase, so I will have to make do with a little video someone posted on YouTube (see below).
Anyway, the season 4 opening episode was alright. I guess I had been waiting for so long that I wanted to get more than what the show's producers were willing to give. There were some memorable scenes, though. Watching the show again this morning (of course I DVR'd it), it became clear to me that free will and choice will be central themes to the storyline this season.
The question on many watchers' minds is "who is that darn final Cylon and when will it be revealed?" I sure hope it is not Starbuck, or Adama for that matter. I think either of those choices will be lame. I am hoping that as the season progresses, things will become clearer, although I do not expect a "loose ends tied" kind of closure. BSG's creators love to revel in ambiguity, and frankly it is one of the shows strongest qualities, so I don't expect them to go all Cliff Notes on us.
Last, I found this clip of the BSG cast doing Letterman's Top 10 List. I don't watch Letterman, so I had not seen this before. Some of the lines were lame, but others made me chuckle.