Today was more craptacular then I would have guessed. Am I going to go into detail? Noooooo. Because I've come to the conclusion I hate rehashing stuff.
I was looking forward to seeing 'In Good Company' tomorrow as was my friend who I was going with. But, she just called because her mother guilted her into going to some family party she doesn't want to go to on the other side of the fricken state. Sigh.
On a happier note, I watched the first two episodes of Battlestar Galactica last night and didn't hate it. :) Even better, the group I was sort-of having a live chat with and I found much to mock. danceswithwords is working on nicknames for all the charcaters, but the one she came up with for Number 6 seems to have stuck already - CWB or Cylon With Breasts. ;-)
Between the CWB and Starbuck there was much cleavage to be seen. I will forgive this if we get to see some of Apollo's attributes too...preferably while he's taking a shower. :)
I find the concept of the Cylons being so intrigued with God (I'm guessing they are attempting to find a reason for their existence and probably can't bring themselves to attribute that to the humans who they feel they are superior to), but I grew annoyed/bored with it being brought up so often. Maybe it will be toned down in future eps.
My other big problem is if Boomer is to be so pivitol to the show's storyline, they should have found a stronger actress for the part. You could see the poor girl struggling to find a way to bring certain emotions out. Yeah, I know, that could be the cylon in her struggling, but I think it's just a lack of ability.
The Boomer on Galactica seems to be fighting her programing. Did the Cylon's screw up programming her? Or has she spent too much time around humans?
I do like that they are dealing with the occupation of the twelve colonies. That's one thing the original never dealt with. They just took off when there were probably millions of survivors left behind to fend for themselves.
The focus of the show isn't all about the adventures of Starbuck and Apollo as it was in the original series. I'm enjoying the ensemble feel.
I do wish the original theme music had somehow been incorporated more
into the opening credits. It was much more stirring then what they have now.
One thing I noted and I don't know if it's significant, but the humans refer to the "Gods" while the Cylons refer to "God". This would seem to parallel humanities own religious evolution from polytheism to monotheism.
With the recent Tsunami disaster, the wall of pictures was disturbing to see.
And, finally, I just couldn't understand how they all kept dwelling on blowing up the carrier ship. It did not jump with the other ships. It showed up hours later, filled with nuclear warheads, ignored commands to hold position, plotted a course heading directly towards the Galactica, and on a fly by you could see there was no one on board. And then the Cylons suddenly showed up. Where the hell is the doubt coming from? I was practically screaming at Apollo to hit that damn button already.
If anyone knows where to find an Apollo icon, let me know.
ETA: Nevermind, found one! :)