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BSG Linkroll Pt. IX (With A Plan)

Posted by melancholygeek on August 30, 2008

BSGOkay, okay, I know it’s been awfully quiet around here lately, but work is work and quite frankly, it’s very rewarding at the moment, so I hope you can forgive the lack of updates.

In my defense, at least concerning our beloved Battlestar Galactica, it’s been rather quiet around the interwebs lately, so most of the things here are pretty much old news that I nevertheless hadn’t mentioned before. So here we go:

First and foremost, if you check the top of this site, you might discover that there’s actually a new page added, called Battlestar Galactica. It’s just a little customer service I was planning on introducing a while back and it gives you quick access to my Impressions, the What The Frak recaps and all spoilery posts concerning Season 4.5 so far. Probably this will be expanded at some point, but it’s a start.

Just for closure and seeing that I mentioned the nomination way back, Razor didn’t win in this year’s Hugo Awards. The Dr. Who episode Blink made it in the category Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form.

As you probably all know by now, there’s a website dedicated to the auctioning of Battlestar Galactica props and costumes. Latest additions are the tactics-model of the Resurrection Ship, the Old Man’s Medal Of Distinction, the spacewalk equipment used by Seargent Mathias on Leoben’s Heavy Raider and the Raptor Relais (mistaken for circuit breakers by me) mixed up by Tyrol on Racetrack’s Raptor.

Post Season 4 TV Movie news: The movie, directed by The Olmos and written by Lady Espenson will be filmed during September and got a (working) title: The Plan. Yeah, right. It will be set in the timeframe of the first two seasons and deal with the stories of three cylons, Tyrol, Anders and Cavil (my bets: no Leoben in this movie 😦 ).

Oh, yeah, and there’s this about The Olmos’ ramblings at FanExpo in Toronto about the Final Cylon. melancholygeek could not be reached for comment.


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Back! And I Brought Problems!

Posted by melancholygeek on August 17, 2008

So, originally it was planned that you find my 33 Impressions at this place, but unfortunately my machine is really acting up on me at the moment, resulting in an epic fail when it comes to video playback. And seeing that I don’t know the whole episode by heart, well, there’s your problem.

I can only hope I’ll be able to fix this soon-ish, but in the meantime here’s something that should keep you amused. On last week’s Galactica Four Convention in London, Rick Worthy, Luciana Carro and the marvelous Callum Keith Rennie did a little ‘Whose line is it anyway‘ improvisation. And thanks to JhavaUK, I am proud to present Callum Keith Rennie (and others) singing:

Make sure you check out JhavaUK’s YouTube Channel, there’s eight more clips from Galactica Four!


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Now You See Me…

Posted by melancholygeek on August 10, 2008

…soon you won’t.

Have to leave town tomorrow for a business trip lasting til Friday. Time and internet access will most probably be an issue, so don’t expect anything new here over the next week.

That of course doesn’t mean you can’t get in touch if you’d like, be it via comment or mail (remember the fish!). And yes, that especially means my new readers from the battlestarforum (whose thread that led them here I – despite registration – can’t access) and of course my old fans from LJ’s Kara/Lee Shipper Community who as of late drop by here again.

And in general, if there’s any recommendations, news (preferably but not limited to BSG), footage from Galactica Four or anything else you think I might want to see/read, swamp me!

Anyways, see you all (?) next week, hopefully with lots of updates, spoilers, news and perhaps even Impressions.

Take care!

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BSG Linkroll Pt. VIII (incl. Season 4.5 Spoiler)

Posted by melancholygeek on August 8, 2008

BSGI know it’s been an awful long time and most of this will be old news, mostly because I still haven’t found the time to sort through all the bits that fluttered in my mailbox, but you gotta start somewhere, eh?

January is still way too far away, but at least it seems that when it finally arrives, we get more than we thought in the beginning. I’m still not all too sure whether each episode itself will just be longer or they will cut the episodes in two, giving us something like 20 rather than 10, but whatever it will be, bigger is better!

Speaking of getting more, the first BSG TV-movie is officially confirmed! Written by Jane Espenson and directed by The Olmos himself, the movie will focus on the Cylon agents around the time following the initial attacks on the colonies. And Michael Trucco, Aaron Douglas and Dean Stockwell are confirmed so far. Is it too much to ask for Callum as well? Hm, probably.

Spoilers! Many of you will probably know about a 17 minute wrap-up video that briefly floated around the web (and got pulled rather quickly from most sites). You can catch parts of it here at io9 with some preliminary analysis. In addition to Cally’s appearance in the video, which is mentioned, you also get to see Kat, which sparked a lot of new Final Cylon speculations.

io9’s Morning Spoilers had some other tiny tidbits here and here, nothing too fancy though.

And of course, Comic Con teaser trailer and no end. Still nothing to be found on the webs concerning footage, but AVSS pointed out this transcript with some more lines of dialog I didn’t know before, especially between Zarek and Gaeta.

AND JUST IN: Today’s io9 Morning Spoilers have more on the plot of the TV movie (no Callum news but we finally might learn about the Cylon’s infamous ‘plan’), more Final Cylon speculations (courtesy of the Inaccurate Movie Data Base) and Zarek’s death!


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Galactica Four 2008 Guest Update

Posted by melancholygeek on August 7, 2008

BSGI’m posting this now because it took some time for my tears to dry.

This weekend’s Wolf Galactica Four Event, taking place Friday through Sunday in the Thistle Hotel Heathrow, London, UK, had some last minute changes in their celebrity guest lineup. Originally planned to attend were Rick Worthy (Simon), Luciana Carro (Kat), Aaron Douglas and Michael Trucco. Undoubtedly the two biggies of this list, Chief and Anders, had to cancel due to filming commitments. But the replacement guests are…

Callum Keith Rennie (says official site and battlestar_blog)

Jamie Bamber (says battlestar_blog)

One of my most loved and my most loathed actor/character. And guess where I’ll be this weekend? Not in London!

Thanks (I guess, *sniff*) to AVSS for the heads-up.

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The Internet Is A Great Place

Posted by melancholygeek on August 6, 2008

That was my first thought when I stumbled upon this website while browsing Tanveer’s blog:

TED.com is a page hosting videos of inspired talks by the world’s greatest thinkers and doers (their words, I couldn’t have phrased it better). And as far as I could check it out by now, the assortment of talks is awesome. Two examples I’d advise to check out (to get you hooked):

Jill Bolte Taylor (picture), brain researcher, talking about her studying a massive stroke while it happened – to herself.

Johnny Chung Lee, grad student at Carnegie Mellon, giving a presentation about his famous Wiimote hacks (head- and finger tracking, digital whiteboard).

I give these examples because I saw videos of these talks before and therefore know how awesome they are. But stroll around, there’s plenty of stuff more on there.

And yes, BSG news will come up eventually, I’m just still reluctant to dig through this pile of Google Alerts that came in over the weekend. Bear with me.


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There And Back Again

Posted by melancholygeek on August 5, 2008

Back home after the most wonderful of weekends, still trying to catch up on the latest buzz on the interwebs. I hope to be able to at least squeeze in a Linkroll or something and finally get to reply to a bunch of comments that are unanswered for oh so long. Please bear with me, there’s just quite a bunch of things going on right now and I’m kinda swamped.

On a different note, I got to watch X-Files: I want to believe. If you haven’t seen it yet and kinda feel like it might be a good idea to do so, here’s my advice: Grab some rusty, dull knife and start cutting off your toes until you think you had enough fun. For it might really be more fun than watching that movie.

I know it sounds a little harsh, but, hey, that is one really, really bad movie. Especially when you kinda liked the series. It might be OK in some ways for die-hard Scully/Moulder – shipper (The Kara/Lee kind of die-hard). And Callum Keith Rennie fans probably will go see it anyway (the living proof is just writing these lines). I am transportink organs. OK, that was nice. But in general, take my advice and don’t go see this movie. I have no idea what Chris Carter was thinking, but it couldn’t have been much.

But, to end this post on a lighter note, not all concerning the combination of David Duchovny And Callum Keith Rennie needs to be bad, as shown by the pure awesomeness of the latest promo for Californication (Thanks to Galactica Sitrep’s ProgGrrl):


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