Monday, December 18, 2006

The Battle Continues

A month ago I posted on some problems I had with Battlestar Galactica. Now that we're at the mid-season break, I still enjoy to show but also still have problems.

First, the leaders continue in their lax ways. Survival is at stake, but after inviting the Cylons aboard, they let "good" Cylon Sharon hang out wherever she wants, which means right in the path of the Cylon delegation. She even faces the "Boomer" version of Sharon, who shot Adama. Wouldn't caution suggest she be kept away from the Cylons just in case?

Second, a show with two sides is best if both sides aren't quite sure what the other is doing. Now they've met and announced their intentions--much of the mystery is lost. And since they're both openly searching for Earth, it doesn't seem like the sanctuary it once was.

Finally, I've always felt the most interesting character is Baltar, who betrayed his own species--assuming he's not a Cylon. (Looking at James Callis's bio, I see he appeared in Shaw's The Doctor's Dilemma. He'd make a perfect Dubedat--the talented, self-absorbed artist.) But as interesting as Baltar among the Cylons is, he was more intriguing playing a respected scientist with a guilty secret living amongst his own kind. The show is hinting he might go back, but he'd be so unpopular on Galactica they'll have to figure out a way to make him indispensable to the humans.

One good thing--the show is now scheduled for Sunday night. A lot better than Friday, when I tend to be out.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So which one is Lorne Greene?

8:53 AM, December 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which one is Martin Landau?

11:47 AM, December 18, 2006  
Anonymous Lawrence King said...

Aargh.... as always I am behind whenever you post a BSG thread!

Two episodes behind right now, and working on a paper that's due tomorrow....

12:24 PM, December 18, 2006  
Blogger LAGuy said...

Well at least you'll have plenty of time to catch up, since the next episode won't be for weeks.

12:45 PM, December 18, 2006  

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