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OMG NEW BSG FOOTAGE!

I get to talk about new Galactica! I'm so excited!!! Wheeeee!!!!! :D


Billy? Really? I could never imagine EJO's Adama being called that. NEVER.

Great casting! Not only is the actor a believable younger version of EJO, I can see a bit of Jamie too (the haircut helps).

Ohhhh, chunk of ice? Secret weapon? I'll bet money they are incorporating elements of the 'Ice Plant Zero' storyline from the original series. Cool!

I know the first Cylon war went on for quite some time, but it shocked me to see the days listed on screen. I'm assuming their calendar is fairly close to ours.

I shouldn't be jumping to conclusions after all of two minutes, but I'm sensing another reason why Adama is closer to Kara - he was more like her at the same point in his life then he was like Lee.

I'm not sure how I feel about the "nothing but the rain" comment being third hand.

Darn, I don't think I have anything more to analyze.

OK, those were actually the best two minutes of television for me. ;) Now, on to the other shows. Warning, I'm a bit cranky tonight, but I don't think it's affecting my opinion that much.


In the words of Dennis Miller, I'm outta here. I have a very short list of actors I'll sit through dreck for and Katee is not on the list. Though I will say that she and Miguel Ferrer deserve so much better than this. I'm having a very difficult time reconciling how David Eick can be responsible for this mess and Battlestar Galactica. I might say that I'm not giving Ron enough credit, but David also worked on American Gothic, another awesome series, so maybe this is just a huge misstep? I'm just stunned by how bad the writing is, particularly the cringe-worthy dialogue, and shocked that people thought this was better than the pilot which I feel made more sense. I was planning on writing up everything wrong with the episode, but do I want to waste an hour of my life to do so? No, I don't. In closing I'll just say Michelle Ryan is horrible. I have no clue how she got this role.


Man, the show even cast a good newborn! And Kyle Chandler getting the baby to smile? OMG. No fair show!

As always, I love the scenes between Coach and Mrs. Coach. The scene with Tami was struggling to keep it together and then breaking down in tears as soon as Eric left the room was incredible. I need to reiterate that Connie Britton was robbed by the Emmy committee.

I wanted to slap Julie through most of the episode even though she was being a believable bratty teen finally rebelling against her parents. And, to be fair, she's been an only child for fifteen years, she now has to share her parents with a new sibling, and her dad isn't even around that much. She's feeling displaced so she retaliates by cutting them out of her life. I guess what really pissed me off was her treatment of Matt who, overall, is a pretty good boyfriend. He didn't deserve the cold shoulder. But the show, to it's great credit, managed to get me to soften considerably in regards to Julie as she explained to her father that she fears that her life is on course to turn into her parents. If at 15/16 you're seeing your future as settling down in your small town with the former football star that's pretty terrifying.

Lyla becoming a born again Christian wasn't a surprise. She feels as if she's lost everything and looking to fill a void in her life. It doesn't seem like it's doing her any harm (and I loved her prayer at dinner, especially the part about her mom wearing skinny jeans ;) and maybe in her desire to reach out to others she can get through to Tim who seems to be back to his old destructive ways.

If there is one thing about the episode that disappointed me it was the killing of the guy stalking Tyra. Sure, I know incidents such as these happen in real life, including trying to cover up the crime, but it seemed very Lifetime movie of the week to me. Plus, it didn't make a hell of a lot of sense. The guy just started stalking her after leaving her alone for months? Why not call the police? And how did the store clerk not hear her scream? It's a shame they had to go this route because, as it was, I was really enjoying the evolution of the Tyra/Landry relationship.


I have to admit I didn't pay much attention to this. I knew Torri/Elizabeth was being written out, I didn't think it would be handled well, and I was right. Over half the show was a lot of unnecessary technobabble. I'm realizing that Rodney speaks so fast because that prevents us from really hearing how his plans make no sense. And every supposed twist I saw coming, mainly because it had all been done on SG1 before. I think they would have done more of a service to Torri, Elizabeth, and the fans if they had just killed her off instead of leaving us with the knowledge she's trapped with the enemy.

If they didn't have th guts to kill her, they really blew a great opportunity. What if Elizabeth had been taken over by the nanites and become their enemy? Imagine if all her knowledge became replicator knowledge? John and the others having to plot ways to try and kill her and not have her be a willing victim as she was here could have been fascinating.

What was the point of having Sam around? Did I miss it? She's been in two episodes, done nothing of significance, and still hasn't been reassigned to Atlantis.

And Teyla was left in charge? What the hell is the chain of command on this station???
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I am not so sure that anyone other than a girl he just frakked or his mom would ever call him "Billy" so no worries there.

Totally agree on the casting. I thought the same thing the first time I watched it. Nice to think of the Arms of Apollo as being hereditary ;)

And I can't wait to see more. I am so BSG starved. It's taking every ounce of willpower I have to not seek out spoilers, but I promised latteaddict to remain pure and virginal (snort)

And I am not even going to go into how stupid the SGA plot was. I think the biggest issue for me is that in addition to the plot sucking regularly, I am not even remotely invested in these characters, which is what gave SG-1 a pass on its bad plot days. But yeah, squandered QUALITY storytelling opportunities galor here. Bleh.
It's taking every ounce of willpower I have to not seek out spoilers

If it makes you feel better there is not a lot of spoilage out there and half of what I've read I forgot!

I think the biggest issue for me is that in addition to the plot sucking regularly, I am not even remotely invested in these characters, which is what gave SG-1 a pass on its bad plot days.

Yeah, I loved the gang on SG1 and even if the plot was stupid they were almost always in character, entertaining and making a stab at making an intelligent decision. I have a wee bit of affection for Teyla if only because she seems as annoyed as I do by those around her. ;) And I know Rodney is beloved, but most of the time I want to tell him to shut the hell up.
Didn't see Sci Fi channel stuff as I don't have the Sci Fi channel, but I agree with you on all counts re: Bionic Woman and Friday Night Lights. (Oh FNL!!!! How glad am I that you're back!!!)

I was going to give Bionic Woman a few weeks for Katee Sackhoff's sake, but after this week, I'm not sure I can do it. I'm just not seeing the potential for it to get much better than it is right now--which is not very good. Sarah Corvis is the only good thing in the show, and a secondary character can't hold up something that's crashing down around her ears. And yeah. WTF David Eick?!?!?

And yes, yes, yes to FNL! Connie Britton owns my soul even more now. Wow. And how much do I love that they didn't even put her in makeup so that she really, truly looked like she'd been up with a newborn. And the only piece missing from the nostalgia for home that is this show (for me) was an earnest Evangelical or two, so I'm intrigued by this development with Lyla. But Tyra and Landry killing the guy and dumping his body was a bit much. Just this week I had said to my mom that FNL is walking a fine line, and if they keep doing what they're doing, it'll be amazing, but if they go too much the way of the soap opera things might fall apart. Not that things like that don't happen to people, but it wasn't a plotting choice I would have made. Tyra's struggle with her family, with her education; her relationships with Landry and with Tim--these are full of interest in themselves. Why do we need to throw in all this over-the-top drama?

My only other complaint was too little of my beloved Smash. :)
I'm just not seeing the potential for it to get much better than it is right now--which is not very good.

Yeah, I think that's why I'm bailing. There are just so many things wrong with the show, one of the biggest being the lead actress, that I don't see how they can climb out of the hole they are in without shutting down production and starting over.

And I followed up on your FNL thoughts on your LJ. ;)
I'm downloading SGA as I type, but as I'm already all spoilerified I thought I'd comment on your comments on an unsurprising turn of events.

I imagine Sam is only in a few snippets so that Amanda's contract is honoured - I suspect that she was working on Sanctuary when these eps were shot.

I definitely agree with you that it would have been better to just kill Elizabeth as it's sort of a more honourable leaving of the show. However I believe she's coming back here and there throughout this season (hmm, maybe like Rainbow Sun Francks did then?!)

I also wondered if Teyla would end up in charge (seeing as Rachel is the only other female principle actor!). It has happened once before though, when Elizabeth was on Earth, Teyla was the one doing the update brief, making it look like she'd been left in charge. I found it odd then and it still is now, however maybe the thinking is that it should be a non-military representative of the expedition and an intergalactic is surely the best one of them there!

Anyway, I've waffled enough now!
You could be right about Amanda working on 'Sanctuary', I forgot about that.

Torri is coming back for two eps...which means she'll appear in four...just like Rainbow did...who was never seen or heard from again. :(

Hated the FNL murder. It's like they started flashing red lights saying "Hey you! I mean YOU! You're watching a TV show!" Kinda takes you out of the moment. And FNL is about the moment.

It's a shame that SGA is ditching Weir like that. They've been omitting her from episodes for two years straight so they killed her then, not now, and to shoehorn in a replacement (who's it going to be?) just to make room for Carter since only one grown woman is allowed on a stargate show at once. And Tayla doesn't count since she's really nine years old. But she has brown skin so she's good at beating people up. Sci-fi doesn't even know when it's being racist or sexist anymore. They think that casting people is enough and then they pat themselves on the back.

It seems that the critics and the fans are universal in their hate of the murder storyline. Sadly, there is just no way for the show to backtrack from it.

I'm not even a big SGA fan or Torri Higginson fan, but , man, do I feel for her. To put three years into a show and then get kicked to the curb so they can bring in an actress who has had a ten year run and is only coming on board because they are making her fulfill the final year of her SG1 contract....grrrrrr. Hopefully she'll show up at DC next year and bitch about the show. ;)
Last I looked, it wasn't on Youtube yet, but it IS on scifi's website (right on the front page, no less!)
ditto on the flashback ep, which i liked, ditto on david eick and wb, ditto on us not giving enough credit to RDM (we don't, seriously!), and ditto on sam/sga.

i'm getting really excited for bsg now. zomgs!!!
i'm getting really excited for bsg now. zomgs!!!

Have you seen the new trailer? Your head might explode! ;)
I said a long time ago that the most Katee could possibly accomplish with BW was to contribute to an already-winning formula -- but that formula had to come from the writers and Michelle Ryan. If they didn't get the job done, Katee would just be wasting her time and talent, and possibly even short-changing her time on BSG in the process. Oh well.

I agree with your assessment about SGA as well. I've never been a big Weir/Higginson fan anyway, but they definitely would have done better by her to just kill the character and play true to the loss than to shuffle her off in such a lame manner. I like both Amanda Tapping and Jewel Staite, so I had high hopes for this season of SGA, but so far it's been falling short of the mark.
I'm not a Weir/Higginson fan either, but after seeing her at DC two years ago she seemed nice, articulate, and so enthusiastic about the show and to see her get screwed over now pisses me off. I hate it when shows don't seem to care about their actors.