May 15th, 2009
|12:36 pm - BSG on pause ...|
We seem to have run out of BSG ! Got to the end of the first half of S4 the other day, only to discover that my cunning plan to dash out and buy the second half wasn't quite as cunning as I'd thought, due to the second half not actually being released over here until August. Bah. It comes out in June in the UK, but at twice the price (plus postage etc). Guess we'll have to catch up with some other series in the meantime (although rwrylsin seems to have started on a Babylon 5 re-watch, that should keep us occupied for a while).
Anyway, we've enjoyed BSG so far, first-half-of-S4 has some interesting twists, and hopefully the second half keeps up the good work (I've heard the last episode is ... somewhat less than perfect. We'll see :-) )
I've been reading the TWOP recaps as I go along, clearly written by someone who loves the show a great deal, although they throw in some snark at the directors and writers as they go. They definitely add to my enjoyment of the show, pointing out bits that I missed on watching, and adding some interesting tangents and background ideas as well.
Current Mood: calm
|Date:||May 15th, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)|| |
I've been reading the TWOP recaps as I go along
And the first thing I had to do was go and check who the recapper was. Don't mind Jacob, although my favourites are still MissAlli (now sadly departed), Couch Baron (Veronica Mars) and M.Giant (fortunately still recapping The Amazing Race and 24. And probably other things, but those are the only two I bother with reading. And now SaraM, who's started with Survivor. I find that the recaps do often throw up things that I hadn't noticed, even when I don't necessarily agree with the interpretations placed on them (this happens a lot in reality TV).
Naturally I will now have to get my hands on the remaining BSG so I can read the recaps!
So you can't just download it like the rest of the world ? *ahem* ;-)
If you are a hard SF fan you'll probably be disappointed by the ending. But, by now, you'll have realized how the show has been heavily devoured by mystical elements. Although it does add extra meaning to the term "deus ex machina." I quite liked the ending, especially the epilogue, but then, I've always enjoyed such things. Considering the original inspiration for the show, it's an entirely appropriate trend (albeit less of an analogy than with the original series*). It's going to be interesting to see how Caprica develops, especially since I get the sense that the writers want it to continue to reflect BSG's provocative "discussion" of current American values, rather than actually have an overarcing plot.
And, in complete serendipity, I've been enjoying my Babylon 5 once again too. Although, in the spirit of BSG, I cannot help but substitute "Bush" for "Clarke," "Fox" for "ISN," "Homeland Security" for "Nightwatch," "Al Quaeda" for "Conspiracy of Aliens," and "Iraq" for "Mars." The price of freedom is, indeed, eternal vigilance, and history (even history that hasn't happened yet), is doomed to repeat itself.
* Much of what I learned about the Mormon mythological structure came from watching the original series of Battlestar Galactica. Although I didn't realise it at the time.