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Battlestar Galactica


Helo and Boomer were betrayed by a pop tart! What's even more interesting is no matter that these folks evolved on an entirely different system of planets, humanity has an inate instinct to develop toaster pastries!

Enough with the mocking, overall I really enjoyed this episode. I feared that Adama and Lee were going to take the 'leave no man' behind principle too far and disobey the president's implied orders. As important as Starbuck was to them and the Viper pilot program, they couldn't risk the fleet in what was a seemingly doomed search.

I liked the shout out to the old series in Starbuck making her way back to the Galactica on the enemy ship. I recall in the original that after a mission Starbuck and Apollo were forced to commandeer a Cyclon ship to return to the fleet. In that case, they had to "waggle" the wings to prove they weren't the enemy. A manuever that was used again on the final approach. :) If I also remember correctly, the ship would be used again in an attack on a basestar.

Part of me wishes that Adama didn't get over his anger towards Starbuck so quickly. Then again, when you come that close to losing someone you care about and you think about what the last thing was you said to them I guess I can understand the moving on quickly. And Adama's remark to Apollo - if it was him they'd never leave. Damn, I got a little choked up there.

Why was Boltar in this ep? Was it just an excuse to get the Cylon chick's breasts in a shot? Otherwise, I really didn't see the point to that scene.

And my final thought......ARMS OF APOLLO!! ::drools::

OK, back to collapse on the couch and try not to hack up a lung.
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humanity has an inate instinct to develop toaster pastries!

heeeeeeee. I didn't even think of that, but it's TRUE.

It was just a little thing, but I loved the "STAR BUCK" carefully taped onto the bottom of the salvaged cylon fighter. How much of a long shot is it to make it off the planet at all (leaving aside for the moment the idea that those ships are NOT driven with, say, computer chips...) and still take the time to write on the bottom of it, in the unlikely event that you get close enough to someone for them to read it? Takes a lot of optimism. Gave me a happy.

Yeah, I'm tired. You can tell by the way the sentences become complicated and don't end and run on and on forever and... going away now. :-)
But, I love your run on sentences! :)

I was trying to figure out why she wanted to get so close to the viper and, ultimately, on top of Apollo. ;) That reveal was pretty darn cool and I liked how earlier in the ep they established she had that role of tape by binding her knee with it.

Sometimes I wonder if it's optimism or foolishness that keeps her alive - either way it seems to be working for her. Even when she was checking her oxygen levels I sensed her fear was more about running out of time to do what needed to be done than "Oh my gods, I'm going to die!" And Apollo not catching on right away that it was her? She was more pissed than worried. :)
Why was Boltar in this ep? Was it just an excuse to get the Cylon chick's breasts in a shot? Otherwise, I really didn't see the point to that scene.
Uh..hello? Any flimsy excuse to see James Callis' face will do thank you! ;)

And my final thought......ARMS OF APOLLO!! ::drools::
He's very gay in real life you know ::cackles::

I ::love:: Adama. He is very surly!
I'm just kidding!! He has kids I think and is married (although of course that's no indication), but - in real life - he sounds very very gay. So gay in fact that when he was being interviewed on breakfast TV the other week my Mum said 'ooh, he's a bit camp isn't he?!!'

:) LOL!

But not actually a 'gay man'. Sorry for the misinformation!
Ironically all my male gay friends are waaaaay butcher-sounding that my straight ones. And all three of the gay women I know are ultra-feminine - not an unshaved armpit or pair of dungarees in sight ;)

The UK still has a very stereotypical view of what gay people 'look and sound like'. even our version of 'QE for the SG' is waaaaaay camper than the US version (barring Carlton of course). Shaved heads seem to be a big feature for men and gay women are definitely still seen by the majority as badge-wearing, big-booted and loud voiced. My friend F is 5'1", wistfully beautifully with a body to die for and wears Manolo Blahniks to the chip shop!!

Isn't the world a wonderful multi-textured place :)

/thought for the day
The UK still has a very stereotypical view of what gay people 'look and sound like'. even our version of 'QE for the SG' is waaaaaay camper than the US version

I'm glad you said this because when I watched an ep of the British version I was a little surprised at how much more over the top they were as a whole. Not to mention I thought our guys did a much better job with the makeovers. :D
Did I not mention numerous times that I'm sick? Where's the love? Why do you people insist on torturing me like this?!

I must go comfort Jamie now.....
Any flimsy excuse to see James Callis' face will do thank you! ;)

A-HA! I knew you'd jump to his defense. :p

He's very gay in real life you know ::cackles::

Now that's just wrong. My TV boyfriends are not gay. Sometimes they turn out to be hyper, skirt-chasing, middle-aged men in the middle of an identity crisis, but *never* gay. ;)
I hope you feel better soon!

I really enjoyed the episode too. I do hope there's some continued fallout in Starbuck's relationship with Adama, though. It seems kind of... too neat to have everything resolved completely. Then again, they all did just come through a very intense experience.

Where are you getting your Battlestar Galactica icons?
Where are you getting your Battlestar Galactica icons?

Primarily I check out galactica_icons, but I've also found some on the community bstar_galactica. If you scroll down to the July 30th entry there you can see Starbuck and Starbuck at Starbuck's. Dirk seems pretty issue free in the pic. ;)

It also seems that _jems_ is now hooked on the show, so I think we can expect some goodies from her in the future. :-)
humanity has an inate instinct to develop toaster pastries!

Huh. Color me unobservant, because I thought it was just white bread.

And I just gotta say that I'm simply loving this show to pieces. They made me cry at the end, dammit, and I don't think that's happened since the last episode of AtS.
I know it's still too early to make any sweeping observations, but this could be the show to fill our Buffy void - at least as well as anything could.
I think you could be right. Any show that, after watching for 5 continuous hours, I want to immediately watch an additional 5 if only they were available, must be a show I'm going to be obsessive about.