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Escape Velocity Impressions

Posted by melancholygeek on April 27, 2008

(SPOILER ALERT) As Battlestar Galactica’s final season went in its fourth week I was more than pleased with the thrillers that were the first to episodes and the killer that was last week’s The Ties That Bind. Well, RDM does some good for my rhyming scheme…

We start off with bitch’s service. Scruffy Chief giving lovely speech and a new priestess is in town. Well there is a vacant bitch-slot to fill. Speaking of open positions, now that Kara ‘We’re going the wrong way’ Thrace is off ship, Roslin’s taking on the naggy part? ‘I’m dying, you know?’ Like the wig though.

Sleeping, pacing Caprica in the brig. Tigh’s slowly losing it. ‘But I’m not a cylon!’

Cylon Anonymous weekly meeting. ‘Hi! I’m Little Nicky, and I’m a half-breed’ ‘Hello Little Nicky!’ Tory, very cylon. Tigh very buddy ‘I know what you’re going through man. But I’m not a cylon!’ ‘Umm, yes you are.’ ‘Oh, right…’

Opening credits.

Alright, Tory’s freaking me out. A bit. Enough character buildup, ok? And I think I’m not alone with this:

Religiously motivated attacks? I would never have thought of that!

Hangar bay, Chief starting to lose it. Everyone gets a go. They really do love their new CGI, but, seriously, the space suits? I’m not so sure about this.

Crash goes the Raptor.

Baltar, Chip Six. And of course Lilly. With an ‘M’.

Um, Chief, you frakked up. (Seriously, is that a circuit breaker?) Loved the ‘You’re only human!’ part though. This just never gets old. Or does it?

Baltar giving a speech. Desecrating a temple (new priestess again, yay!). Where have I read that before?

Roslin! Adama! Another book! He’s not gonna read again, is he? ‘Oh, did I mention I’m dying?’ ‘Girlie…, Groupie…, Sex…, whatever they are.’ Liked it.

Tigh, Caprica. ‘How does all that ‘being a cylon’ work? Not that I am one of course. Just asking.’ Chief interlude I don’t get. Tigh keeping on losing it. ‘We’re not the same’ Yeah, alright, it might get a bit old.

Roslin! Baltar! Such a thing can never fail! ‘I’m dying.’ Oh, COME ON! Rest’s ok though.

Chief taking a break from all his worries. Are all commanding staff now his buddies? Chief’s, umm, losing it. ‘The best of limited options’. Should I ever start a dating agency, that’s what I’d call it. ‘You don’t know what frakking club I’m in’ Yeah, it got old by now. Seriously.

Quorum. I guess that’s gonna be a regular thing now? Great. Roslin’s great though. And she’s not dying for a change. So go ahead, vote.

OK, Tigh is getting creepy. Is that a new theme, hot toaster and creepy old man? At least they don’t make out. ‘Leave me alone with an unrestrained cylon!, Yes it’s gonna be ok. No, I’m not a cylon.’ Hasn’t lost it yet, but is on a good way.

Bloody Baltar. Chip Six? I have no words.

Patchless Tigh (I mentioned creepy?) getting beat up by Caprica. Way better than making out.

Chip Six gets Baltar getting beat up. I see a pattern. Apollo saves the day.

Roslin! Adama! The book. And yes, he is. It’s nice though.

Caprica, Tigh… Aw, shucks.

Baltar. Giving a speech. With yet another Chief Specialist interlude. Nobody is perfect. I might be wrong though. Demetrius interlude! What’s with Apollo? The End.

Well, what can I say, we had far worse filler episodes in previous seasons. Although, with that many loose ends already floating in space, was it really necessary, to this extend? A solid 3/5, but please a little cylon civil war and Demetrius goodness next time?


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Battlestar Galactica 4×05 ‘The Road Less Travelled’ Trailer

Posted by melancholygeek on April 27, 2008

(Another SevorTB upload)

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Doesn’t always have to be wikipedia…

Posted by melancholygeek on April 26, 2008

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of and occasional contributor to wikipedia. But when I stumbled across this, I was quite taken aback:

If you’re a Web publisher—a blogger, webmaster, or writer—you can get complimentary access to the complete Encyclopædia Britannica online. It’s a rich trove of reliable and high-quality information that you can use to check quick facts, research topics in depth, or just read to enjoy.

So, fellow bloggers or other web publisher, head over there and get your free account with the classic!

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Some More Comic Book Love

Posted by melancholygeek on April 26, 2008

First of all a little heads up concerning Major Spoiler’s Hero Drive 2008 which is only open and running for less than another week, so head on over there and check out their truly great podcast!

In other comic book news, two lists I stumbled upon recently:

(via Major Spoilers and

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The Ties That What The Frak

Posted by melancholygeek on April 25, 2008

What the frak happened on Battlestar Galactica? Here you go (again provided by SevorTB):

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BSG Linkroll Pt. II

Posted by melancholygeek on April 25, 2008

Long time, no read. Don’t ask me where the days have gone, I really don’t know. Not working on my thesis. Meh, anyway…

Battlestar Galactica’s final season keeps on giving me goosebumps and so is a lot of related stuff on teh intertubes. My picks for this week (nearly all via io9):

  • As you will know there was a little geek-get-together in New York, called the ComicCon. And they had cylons! Read what Michael Trucco (Anders), Rekha Sharma (Tory), and Michael Hogan (Tigh) spilled over at io9 (not really spoilery).
  • Also on io9, the dreadful Morning Spoilers were buzzing this week with ‘leaked’ scripts. One for episode 18 of the regular BSG and one for the fearfully anticipated spin-off Caprica (Spoilers, duh).
  • Baltar goodness in this one and a half minute clip from tonights episode Escape Velocity.
  • And finally, brought to my attention by A Very Special Someone, Frakking Toasters, a BSG webcomic! I have no clue how this possibly could have gone unnoticed by me. It’s hilarious! (spoilery if you’re not up to date).

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Zombie Strippers Trailer

Posted by melancholygeek on April 21, 2008

I just couldn’t resist (and neither could SGVknarf)…

(via boingboing)

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Battlestar Galactica 4×04 ‘Escape Velocity’ Trailer

Posted by melancholygeek on April 20, 2008

(Kudos to kelinea, again)

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The Ties That Bind Impressions

Posted by melancholygeek on April 20, 2008

(SPOILER ALERT) Alright, I have to say, I was spoiled a lot for this last Battlestar Galactica episode, so I might have viewed a bit differently than the regular Joe. Let’s just say, when you know you’re going to lose something for good, even though you might have hated it from the heart, you kind of get attached to it in a very special way towards the end. Well, let’s jump in:

Cylon fleet! Oh goody! Nakey Cavil, not so much. Making out with Boomer? Plain creepy. Democracy? Bad idea.

Rag-tag fleet. Bitch. Is bitchin.

The Chief, taking a break from all his worries with his boozing Cylon companion. No, not that one. I guess frakking Baltar has that effect? She IS hitting on him, not? ‘Galen, you son of a *barf*’! Gods, Tory is good.

Opening credits.

Sickbay, Cottle! Nah, just Roslin and Adama sweetness. All together now: Awwwww.

Colonial One, Adama junior says Hi. No one’s impressed. Me neither. Old man’s annoyed. Yeah, me too. Zarek? One botox-injection too many:

Really, he isn’t changing his facial expression AT ALL. Richard Hatch, the poor man’s Keanu Reeves?
‘Thank you’ *shove* I like Roslin. And the Old Man. Love his ‘Get outta my face, journalist-scum’ attitude. They are such a great team. Apparently.

Oooh, Demetrius! Mission: Find Earth. ORLY? Sweaty Starbuck. Gaeta! ‘I made a decision’ Yeah, right.
Seelix didn’t use the proper cover sheets for her TPS report. Tsk, someone doesn’t reed the memos. OK, wait a second? Who the frak is on Galactica’s CIC? Did they leave Dee in charge?! This can’t be good. And, wild guess, mutiny within the next three episodes. Make that two.
At least Anders knows where he stands:

Bitch. Is bitchin.

Back to our beloved cylons. Peace talks? I can has Xena back? Pretty please? Oh, and I have a new favorite cylon, Sparkly, the cleaning-centurion:

Adama Jr., Zarek. Um, boring?

Bitch. Is with Cottle! Hey, she’s bearable. Might be Cottle’s presence though. But, yeah, I like it. Not the jaw-breaking part. Honestly. I also only pretend to be a bastard. Sometimes. Oh, and, by the way, smoking kills. Just saying.

Demetrius. More bitchin. Anders going all Leoben on Kara! Nice. Ensign Hairyleg and whiny bitch. That was fast. I can has cylon wife?

Peace talks continue. Speaking of that was fast. Bit too fast, no? Where’s Sparkly?

Boring Quorum meeting. Roslin’s cute though. And the unnerving journalist who doesn’t seem to find an end. is called Jacob. Made me laugh. No offense.

Cylons again:

Still no Sparkly. But something else! Fascinating.

Sneaky bitch. Is sneaky. (I really tried to work a boobie-trap joke in here, but couldn’t). Cylon Anonymous weekly meeting. Not so anonymous anymore.
Nice vocal work, Galen. And Cally? What a wrench. I mean, wench.

Launch tube, showdown. Gods, Tory is good. So cylony.

Dying bitch. Is dying.

The End.

Alrighty, first of all, I truly despise the whole LOLCats shebang. But watching this episode, I couldn’t help but seeing a LOLCats caption to nearly every frame. I should start a LOLCally blog. And get my head examined.

So, final verdict on the episode. I liked it, Cylons were great (Sparkly!), Quorum, not so much. Overall, a 3.5/5.


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Six Of What The Frak

Posted by melancholygeek on April 19, 2008

Battlestar Galactica’s greatest recappers strike again, this time for ‘Six of One’. What the Frak? (Upload by SevorTB)

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