Saturday, April 05, 2008


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.


  1. yeay. nerds unite! i love stuff like this too....but dont tell ayone

  2. Well, what I like about BSG is that it is different from the average sci-fi show, so I am not embarrassed to admit here that I like it. However, I don't really talk about it with the people I associate with in real life; and most of them do not read my blog, or even know I keep one. So it's my public secret.

  3. We are BSG nuts at our house and I am notorious for hating anything sci fi.

    But..this one. Good golly, it has teeth, doesn't it?

    I think the president is the last cylon.

    And I almost lost it when she actually tried to shoot Starbuck.

    Bing salivates over Six, but me? I like Boomer.

    The story lines are so entrenched, so busy. You really have to pay attention. I like that in a show and the only one that equals that for me was The Wire.

  4. I think the last cylon is Apollo. He has this "destiny" thing going on now that hints at it. Seems everybody is aiming for Adama, the Pres. or Starbuck but has forgotten Apollo. All cylons are obsessed with Starbuck, and Apollo is too!

  5. Hmm. I did not think of Apollo. You might be on to something. I can't wait for tonight's episode. Seems like Cally is going to get tossed out of an airlock!