Battlestar Galactica: Faith

As the mutiny winds down (with one tragic consequence), Starbuck embarks on her mission, hoping that she can trust Leoben. Back in the fleet, Roslin meets another woman who offers her a new way of faith.

 

A note to first time BSG watchers; these aren’t the reviews for you. I plan to write about the show with the ending in mind. If you haven’t seen the show, you will be spoiled on stuff that happens at the end. You’ve been warned.

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The “Star Trek” movies

Somewhat haphazardly, Jim and I decided to sit down and watch the newest “Star Trek” film. We’d seen the movie separately and enjoyed it (in fact, we both own it), but one thing led to another, and we ended up watching most of the other movies together too (I passed on the bad ones, but like a trooper, he toughed it out).

 

It’s been quite a ride, so much fun in fact that we both decided to rank them (separately, for extra fun). It was his first time viewing for most of them, but as it’s been a little while for me, it was an awesome re-watch for a franchise that I don’t revisit enough (plus, I got him to start watching DS9. Mission accomplished!).

 

So, here are my rankings, from worst to best. For Jim’s list, check here.

 

(We didn’t include the newest movie, mainly because it’s starting its own line of movies and doesn’t quite fit in with this bunch. And of course, spoilers ahead.)

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Battlestar Galactica: The Road Less Traveled

Something finally happens on Kara’s crazy mission – her crew comes across a wounded Leoben, who has an interesting offer for Kara and the fleet. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Chief goes to some scary places in his grief.

 

A note to first time BSG watchers; these aren’t the reviews for you. I plan to write about the show with the ending in mind. If you haven’t seen the show, you will be spoiled on stuff that happens at the end. You’ve been warned.

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“Road to Nowhere” – an interpretation

A few weeks ago, I had a really, really bad day at work. On my lunch break, I fled the place and went for a short drive around West Covina, and to make myself feel better, I turned to one of my favorite driving songs, “Road to Nowhere” by Talking Heads.

Something about that day, and the fact that I had the song on top volume in my car (with the windows down; sorry if you happened to hear that, but I needed it), and I heard the song in a whole new way than I ever had before. And then I decided to write it down, and here we are.

But don’t worry, this is probably a one-time thing. Enjoy.

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Battlestar Galactica: Escape Velocity

After last week’s shocker, everyone is pretty focused on death, along with its twin, birth, or in least in this case, spiritual rebirth. Results are rather mixed.

 

A note to first time BSG watchers; these aren’t the reviews for you. I plan to write about the show with the ending in mind. If you haven’t seen the show, you will be spoiled on stuff that happens at the end. You’ve been warned.

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The Secret in Their Eyes

Sometimes, certain directors can suck you in to watching anything. Sure, you probably haven’t heard of him, but Juan Jos Campanella is one of those directors for me.

I first saw his name attached to some episodes of my other favorite television show, but if you take a look at his filmography, that dude shows up everywhere, and every time I’ve watched a “Law and Order” episode and seen his name, I immediately perked up and paid attention to what I would otherwise ignore.

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Battlestar Galactica: The Ties That Bind

In this plot-jammed episode, Callie starts getting suspicious of Tyrol, Cavil and his faction push back against Natalie’s side, Lee takes over as the Caprican Quorum delegate and encounters veiled resistance from President Roslin, and Starbuck clashes with her crew looking for Earth.

 

A note to first time BSG watchers; these aren’t the reviews for you. I plan to write about the show with the ending in mind. If you haven’t seen the show, you will be spoiled on stuff that happens at the end. You’ve been warned.

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Battlestar Galactica: Six of One

After Starbuck’s plan from last episode comes undone, she’s thrown in the brig, while everyone else is left to decide if she’s her normal crazy self or just crazy crazy. Meanwhile, the Cylons are having their own troubles as their raiders refuse to fight the humans.

 

A note to first time BSG watchers; these aren’t the reviews for you. I plan to write about the show with the ending in mind. If you haven’t seen the show, you will be spoiled on stuff that happens at the end. You’ve been warned.

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“Star Trek: Generations” revisited

As all good “Star Trek” fans know (and hey, even non-fans know it), when it comes to the movies, the even ones rock and the odd ones suck. Sure, the odd ones aren’t all horrible, but they don’t live up to the highs the even numbered movies offer us.

But, due to a recent “Star Trek” rewatch/indoctrination (Hi Jim!), I’ve gotten a chance to re-evaluate one of the films I’m not too familiar with: “Star Trek: Generations.”

Here be spoilers! Reading more may cause you to find out facts well-known in geek land. You have been warned.

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