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Battlestar Galactica 4×13 ‘The Oath’ Canadian Trailer And Mini-Spoiler

Posted by melancholygeek on January 28, 2009

BSG

A little more footage for this Friday’s The Oath, thanks to pennyfeline:

And concerning that mini-spoiler: :: After totally doing it last week, this week’s episode will have Bill and Laura making out in front of everyone. :: sez io9.

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Battlestar Galactica 4×13 ‘The Oath’ SciFi Trailer and Tidbits

Posted by melancholygeek on January 24, 2009

BSGSo, the issues that keep me from writing up original stuff here still persist, so it’s canned food for you again (in case you’re interested though, ADFMS impression is Awesome, 5/5 and not just because of the final minute):

Firstly, eat that, Dirk Benedict [via battlestar blog]

Secondly: io9 has some seriously neat cylony goodness here.

Thirdly (is that even a word?), I’d pay quite some money to know Callum Keith Rennie’s reaction to this [via AVSS]

And finally, the main part of this post, mutiny mayhem in next week’s episode, thanks to indysid:

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BSG 4×12 A Disquiet Follows My Soul Sneak Peek

Posted by melancholygeek on January 23, 2009

BSGStill no impressions, but at least some Colonial One footage for tonight’s episode of Battlestar Galactica, A Disquiet Follows My Soul with lots of thanks to bluecrushfan over at battlestar blog:

Back to work.

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Where are my SAGN Impressions, you lazy bum?

Posted by melancholygeek on January 21, 2009

BSGYes, I’m aware of the fact that I promised Sometimes A Great Notion Impressions quite some time ago. And I’m aware that they are nowhere to be found here. That’s because, they aren’t written yet, and probably won’t be anytime soon. Even though I spend a good 16-18 hours a day in front of a computer typing like a madman, nothing of it (apart from this post, granted) has anything to do with Battlestar Galactica or any other non-Real Life ™ issues. Bottom line: I’m swamped, and basically all of it is uber-urgent. Impressions will continue eventually, but don’t press me for a date.

In other news, and that’s just too awesome not to at least jot a few lines down, Grant Gold over at livejournal came up with the idea of putting together a Fan Appreciation PDF for the cast and crew of Battlestar Galactica. And it’s not just something someone will post on some blog, no, the document will actually be sent to the actors, writers, etc. Deadline for your thank-yous is next Sunday, Jan 25th, and the rules are to be found here on the battlestar blog. I really like the idea and I think you should use this opportunity to give a little love back to the people who gave us one of the greatest shows ever.

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Battlestar Galactica 4×12 ‘The Disquiet That Follows My Soul’ Trailers

Posted by melancholygeek on January 18, 2009

BSGSo, BSG is back and with a bang, hopefully I’ll be able to get some Impressions of Friday’s Sometimes A Great Notion down later today. Until then, enjoy some trailers for next week’s The Disquiet That Follows My Soul:

First SciFi’s Preview, courtesy of trusty SevorTB:

And here’s the Canadian trailer, thanks to pennyfeline:

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BSG returns tomorrow, and hopefully so will I

Posted by melancholygeek on January 15, 2009

BSGYeah, I know, it’s been awfully quiet around here lately, but the day job eats away my time like it’s nothing. I really hope that starting this weekend I’ll be able to get back (well, sorta) to a somewhat more regular schedule. And tomorrow’s continuation of our beloved should help with that, finally a decent fixpoint every week.

So about that, I won’t do a lengthy linkroll here but just point you to the usual suspects like Battlestar Blog, Galactica Sitrep and io9, the latter having posted quite a bunch of serious and not so serious spoilers lately.

And a word of warning, as you probably have already read elsewhere, tomorrow’s episode will run three and a half minutes long, so set your DVRs accordingly!

And just in case you’re one of the few who haven’t re-watched Season 4.0 this week, here’s the half-season recap from your second favorite recappers, Catch The Frak Up (thanks to SevorTB):

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BSG ‘The Face Of The Enemy’ Webisode 10

Posted by melancholygeek on January 12, 2009

BSGGaeta’s fate (at least for now) is revealed in this last webisode, once again courtesy of indysid:

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Wouldn’t you know: Another Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 Teaser

Posted by melancholygeek on January 10, 2009

BSGLess than a week now until our beloved returns, and here’s the latest teaser, thanks to MaureenAppleton:

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BSG ‘The Face Of The Enemy’ Webisode 9

Posted by melancholygeek on January 8, 2009

BSGFinally, the one webisode amazon has been denying us so far. And it’s a great one indeed! Courtesy of nahiyyeaa:

UPDATE: And thanks to SevorTB, here’s the commented version.

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BSG ‘Sometimes A Great Notion’ Clip And Spoiler Policy

Posted by melancholygeek on January 6, 2009

BSGFirst and foremost a shout-out to newgeek who gave me the idea for this post (and a heads-up concerning the SaGN clip). You see, feedback is always appreciated and might even lead to a post, just for you. So click the fish, anytime.

Secondly, you might have already noticed, but I didn’t have the time to post it yet: SciFi Wire has an exclusive sneak peek at what I guess is the beginning of the next episode, Sometimes A Great Notion. It’s a little short of two minutes and I won’t tell you what it’s about, but you might find the last 16 seconds of it slightly spoilery. (It’s not on YouTube yet, so no embedding here)

Speaking of spoilers. Lately, some heroines of the net, namely ProgGrrl at Galactica Sitrep and Maureen Ryan at the the Chicago Tribune have posted about their stance towards spoilers concerning Battlestar Galactica’s final episodes (see here and here). The common denominator for both is: DO NOT WANT. Well, here’s my view (basically because I was actually asked for it):

Concerning this blog
Well, what can I say? the Google search query ‘battlestar galactica season 4.5 spoilers‘ for a long time gave this blog as first result (only lately The Patriot Resource [CAUTION SPOILER, duh] managed to overtake me again – Just you wait!). In general I guess it’s safe to assume that the posts dealing with BSG spoilers generate the most of my traffic here. So of course, I’ll keep on posting them.
But (and this is what probably sets me apart from TPR), even if you chose for yourself the way of the spirgin (spoiler-virgin, thanks ProgGrrl for this addendum to my vocabulary), you can still visit here and browse my postings. I (at least try to) never post spoilers openly but hide them behind cuts or print them white-on-white, so you have to highlight them. I throw [SPOILER ALERTS] around a lot. And if you click on the ‘play’ button of an embedded video without reading the post itself first, well, that’s your bad, not mine.
I can promise you this, I respect the spirgins in my audience and will stick to the policy stated above. If you don’t want to be spoiled, you won’t be on this blog. If you consciously choose to be, knock yourselves out.

Concerning melancholygeek
I admit it, I’m a spoiler-addict. Without io9’s Morning Spoilers, my day wouldn’t be complete. I read and watch everything I can get my hands on. Why you might ask? Because I hate surprises. As a kid, I knew all (and I mean ALL) my Christmas presents by the end of November. And I loved it! Anticipation is the greatest pleasure or so they say, and I tend to agree. Uncertainty isn’t (for me). I hate guessing, I hate hoping. But I can’t leave matters alone either. I just need to know.
Spoilers saved me from watching Indiana Jones and the Epic Skullf*ck in the theater, spoilers made me twitch with anticipation once BSG’s The Hub started (there’s a witness). I’m not saying, spoilers are the way to go for everybody, I’m no missionary. I just say, spoilers are what fuels my fire.
But you ruin your experience! No, not from where I’m standing. For me, knowing what is going to happen enhances my experience. Seeing how things are played out, how stuff evolves to reach that conclusion I know is going to happen makes me happy. It is definitely a different experience, yes, but I wouldn’t go so far to say it makes things worse.
And, concerning just that, I haven’t, for instance, watched the final The Face Of The Enemy episode yet, although it’s available for quite some time now. I know what happens, I know how the story ends, but I want to see it when it happens, and definitely not before I’ve seen episode 9. Because watching it beforehand, that would definitely ruin my experience.

I can only hope this clarifies my stance towards spoilers a little and made sense for you, just a little at least.

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