Sometimes A Great Notion (Episode 4.11) was the most depressing BSG episode thus far, and that’s saying a lot when you factor in season 3. It was a fabulous episode in terms of character development, acting, scoring and production. Just such a downer in terms of what happens to our beloved characters.
A number of new tidbits thrown our way – the identity of the final cylon and revelations about Starbuck.
I’ll save the full length review for when I’ve fully digested the episode. Off to listen to the podcast
Last Sunday I had a six-hour marathon of Battlestar Galatica so I could finally catch up with the whole show. And you know what? I want to watch it all over again.
Aside from the season finale, Lay Down Your Burdens, my favorite episodes of season 2 have to be Downloaded and Final Cut.
Final Cut gave us the opportunity to see into the lives of the men and women aboard Galactica. Shot in documentary-style it provided more insight into the different characters (who knew Lt. Gaeta had a tattoo?!) while introducing more complexity by revealing another human Cylon model.
Downloaded was told from the point of view of the Cylons – showing what happens when a Cylon is reborn. We get to see how the heroes of the war, Caprica Six and Boomer are adjusting to their new bodies and their new lives but at the same time wishing for the past.
In the run up to the Season 3 premiere on October 6, SCI FI will be showing Battlestar Galactica: The Story So Far. It will be narrated by President Roslin (Mary McDonnell) and recap what has happened since the start of the show. Also in the works is The Resistance, a 10-part web series to fill in the gaps between the end of Season 2 and the start of Season 3. However there’s no word yet when this will air.
Pia has converted over to the cult of Battlestar Galactica.
I’ve started watching season two and am hoping to catch up before season 3 starts in October. It’s one of the best shows period and I come to each episode with a mixture of anticipation and nervousness about what is going to happen because I feel so deeply for each of the characters – even the ones that are screwed up (Tigh, I’m looking at you!).
The depth and realism to the show and the characters is what makes Battlestar Galactica so amazing. And it’s a frakking sci fi show for goodness sakes!
And if you’re wondering about the title, it came from a discussion Pia and I were having about when Starbuck and Apollo were going to GET IT ON. She said “He’s saving himself for Starbuck and that makes Lee virginal” Mwahahaha.