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Mostly BSG Related

I am slowly writing up a vacation/con post. It may or may not be up this week. It depends on how much of my brain the BSG season premiere eats up. :)

Speaking of BSG, credit to lizardbeth_j for spotting on the updated (Finally!) BSG site at Scifi.com that the Gallery Page appears to be updated with pics through episode 10. That's an estimate on my part given what spoilage I know, which, honestly, there isn't a lot of spoilage out there to know. Though I would say some of the pictures are no more than slightly spoilerish (and that opinion may be colored by my pre-existing knowledge), lizardbeth_j has posted some non-spoilery pics here (Really nice shot of Helo) and wisteria_ has posted some here. I debated if the one of Baltar could be considered spoilery, but it's very much in keeping with what we know of him. ;)

I started my rewatch of Season 3. I don't know how many eps I can actually watch before Friday. I am skipping the standalone ups and will probably fast-forward through parts of others. What observations I've made thus far I'll probably post later tonight or tomorrow. I did have a thought about Helo's fate which isn't entirely based on what I'm seeing on the show, but is also influenced by what I know of Tahmoh's future commitments.

BSG is set to wrap production in June. Dollhouse is set to begin production in the spring. Granted, more than one series has accommodated an actor who has been cast in a movie or another series. And Ron, to my knowledge, has made every effort in the past to allow the actors time off to do other work or, in Jamie's case, be there for the birth children. ;) On the flip side, maybe there is no need to make adjustments because Helo doesn't survive until the end of the series. Tahmoh was one of the first on the show to state that there would be a high body count this season. Perhaps he knows Helo will be one of those characters to die. Helo has already lived far longer than he should have. Our last shot of him was to be on Caprica as Boomer flies the raptor away. And I have to admit it would be an interesting turn in the story if Athena, after sacrificing so much to be with the man she loves, ends up losing him before they reach earth. It would also be a hard loss for the audience, yet his death I don't think would be an impediment to the success of the fleets journey. It's just a thought I had. I look at the group photos and think who among them will die. Laura, as hard as it will be for me to watch, I think is a given with the reoccurrence of her cancer. Baltar might gain some redemption by sacrificing himself for humankind. And one of the final four will probably die, just because. But it's a safe bet some characters we love will not live until the end and it seems Helo is pretty loved.

NBC decided to do their upfronts today weeks ahead of the other networks. No huge surprises other than Scrubs appears to be heading to ABC. I'm not sure how that is a great programming move on ABC's part, but, whatever. Life is moving to Fridays at 10. I'm not thrilled with that move. And Donal Logue is the new police captain. What does that mean for Lt Davis? And Friday Night Lights will air in the fall on DirectTV and in the winter on NBC. This may be the push I need to investigate the possibility of switching from Comcast to Direct. For The Office fans there will be 28 episodes produced. None of the new shows (all four of them!) sound particularly exciting to me.

On Hulu I've been watching, or listening to since I'm doing this at work, the first season of Murder One. In some ways I find the show fascinating, in other ways I can see why it didn't last. Ted Hoffman is the type of attorney every client would want to have and doesn't actually exist. I also have some serious issues with how the female characters are portrayed. And today, as I was finishing up Chapter 20 (there are 23 episodes in Season 1) I found myself shipping Neal and Chris. Remember when I never saw the slash? NEVER. I blame you all!
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Remember when I never saw the slash? NEVER. I blame you all!

Hee hee. Remember, we're blaming Hornblower, not each other! *g*
I think you all started corrupting me before Hornblower. Though, God as my witness, I will NEVER get Spander.

Maybe should I blame Jamie. Really, it is his fault for being so darn good looking. And talented. And adorable. The bastard.
A little afraid to ask, but what is Spander? ::scratch head::

I think it makes great story telling should Helo die...
Obviously you were not in Buffy fandom. ;)

Spander = Spike and Xander. It's one of the more popular pairings in fanfic, up there with Spuffy (Spike and Buffy) and Bangle (Buffy and Angel). The thing is Spike and Xander loathed each other to the point that Xander tried killing Spike on more than one occasion, so stories where they're a couple? I just cannot see it.
I'd also had that thought about Helo, for many of the reasons you gave. Plus, it would be an interesting test for Athena -- yes, she has stated that her loyalties lie with humanity now, and I believe her. But in the beginning so much of that was tied up in her marriage and child. If her husband died, how would she react? I think RDM would still have her on the humans' side, but I can see him loving the emotional complications.
I think RDM would still have her on the humans' side, but I can see him loving the emotional complications.

Definitely. I don't envision Helo dying and Athena going, "Well, my reason for being here is gone so I'm taking Hera and going home." ;) But it would be interesting seeing her confront life amongst the humans without her staunchest ally and having to raise a half human child as a single Cylon amongst humans. And not that there would be time to introduce a new love interest, but could she fall in love again? I don't wish Helo dead, but Athena and Grace could have a kick ass storyline as a result of his death.
I've been calling Helo as dead since that last shot of "The Woman King," with him and Sharon and the baby all happy and cuddly and framed as a cute little family. SO DEAD.
Helo and Sharon are the happiest, most well adjusted couple in the fleet. And with Hera they are the closest thing to a Rockwell painting this show will every get. So, yeah, it's a perfect set up for Ron to knock one of them off and since Sharon has the more interesting storyline and has the ability to download, Helo is the one with the target on his back. Since it's Helo, I wonder if it will be a sacrificial death of some sort?
You know, I feel daft now, for not thinking about Helo as an obvious Death. He's sort of...survived against the odds so many times I stopped worrying about him, but yeah, I think you're right. And the implications for Athena are mega interesting.

I'm also, sadly, going to agree with you about Roslin. I'm...all right with it mainly because it's the last season so I won't have to watch too many episodes without her, but I'm really glad this show isn't going to require me to continue watching it without her. Because I love it so much I would...but it would break my heart at the same time. :(
If you think about it, he's been on borrowed time for three seasons.

I am going to miss Laura terribly when she is gone, but at least it will be late in the shows run. And I think we may all be throwing things at the TV if Ron presented us with another miracle cure. Also, if her death results in a few episodes with President Lee Adama, well, that would soften the blow. ;)
Also, if her death results in a few episodes with President Lee Adama, well, that would soften the blow. ;)

Indeed it would.

Though isn't Zarek the VP right now? Still...lots of time for that to change.

You know what would soften the blow even more? If her death scene was immediately followed by a scene of her waking up in a vat of goo. *evil grin*
You know what would soften the blow even more? If her death scene was immediately followed by a scene of her waking up in a vat of goo. *evil grin*

I'm not completely opposed to that idea. ;) And now Ron is backtracking on his claims that the final Cylon is not in the Last Supper photo so...
You're probably right about Helo being marked for death (unless they decide they can't have every plotline end with sadness... at this point they seem the most likely bet for happiness, every other couple seems pretty doomed). But I wouldn't make Dollhouse part of your calculations necessarily. Apparently, they're only shooting the pilot in late April and then will take a bit of a break before diving into eps 2-7. As Tahmoh only usually shoots for 1 or 2 days for an ep of BSG, it doesn't seem impossible to balance that with Dollhouse, where he stars, but won't be in every scene.

We know he makes it at least through ep. 11 of S4, so he'll be around for a while at least. ;)
Wow. I didn't realize he only worked one to two days a week. Helo seems like he's around a lot more! ;)
"And Friday Night Lights will air in the fall on DirectTV and in the winter on NBC"

Well, I guess that means season 4 is an impossibility. Everyone's going to download if they have to wait an entire season, which will mean the ratings will be squat.

It was like when all fundies got the free tapes of the Left Behind movie and forgot to show up in the theaters to pay for it. Oops! So sorry Kirk Cameron. Don't worry about your career, Jesus has a lot of money to spread around these days.
I had thought NBC was going to do one of those deals where FNL aired on Direct and then a week later aired on NBC. I probably could have waited then. But months? I'm not that patient.
Not happy about the Life changes. Isn't Friday night sure death?

And I like Robin Wiegert, or whatever her name is.

*grumbles*
Friday at 10 on a cable station seems to be OK, but on a network? Not so good. We shall see what happens.
Life is moving to Fridays at 10. I'm not thrilled with that move. And Donal Logue is the new police captain. What does that mean for Lt Davis?

I really hope this doesn't mean as a death sentence as I've heard the time slot would be. I really want Life to remain on air.

As for the new character, I've been so worried that they might reduce Reese's role I forgot to worry about Lt. Davis. I hope that it doesn't mean that at all. Plus, on paper, Logue seems a little too similar to Reese.