Saturday, June 14, 2008

What the Frack???

So last night was the cliffhanger episode of Battlestar Galactica. I thought that this was the last season, but, apparently, there is a new definition of "season." Because the resolution of this cliffhanger won't be aired until January 2009.

In the parlance of BG, what the frack???

If you haven't seen it, I won't spoil it, but I do have a general question.

Here, the child of Helo & Athena, is important because she is a hybrid--half human, half Cylon. But the Chief's (Galen's) son is also a hybrid, although no one realized that one of his parents is a Cylon--including that parent. Why isn't he as important as Hera?

Well, to help tide me over until January, SciFi Channel is bringing back Eureka! This series is about a quirky town of geniuses, hidden in Northern California (I think)--"Area 51 only wishes they had our security." The only non-genius is U.S. Marshall John Carter (an homage to Edgar Rice Burroughs Mars novels?), who is now the sheriff. He may not be a genius, but he has common sense.

I love the characters in this town and the oddball problems they get into. The characters are well-developed and there are gizmos and gadgets galore. I got DS#2 hooked on this. It's a great summer series (the new season starts the end of July). I'm not sure if Season 1 and 2 are out on DVD yet, but SciFi Channel does show some episodes on the web--maybe they have some old ones available.

crossposted on The Mad Tea Party


MAB said...

What the what?

So, it is now OK for Catholics to use implied profanity? Nice.

Aleigh said...

I have a theory about why Hera is more important than Tyrol's son. I have heard others have the same theory. Yes I know I am not happy that its not airing til 2009! I think we have webisodes though to look forward to. I heard James Calais and Jamie Bamber get to direct one each.

Anonymous said...

You mentioned Eureka. It's Jack Carter, not John. I'll be excited to see it back on the air, but I'm seriously hoping they don't follow the half-season now, half-season later trend! Doubt they'll satisfy me on that score though. Scifi has been doing the half-season thing for years now.

Also, season one is available on DVD and season two is coming just before the series restarts so it's a good chance to catch up.