Sunday, June 15, 2008

Things I've learned from watching the new Battlestar Galactica

First, let me geek out a minute over this show. I love the show this season. Obviously the writers are throwing revelations at us fast and furiously because the show is supposed to end this season. (Though now they're breaking mid-season, ending in '09 and talking about doing some BSG movies after the show is over. Clearly this series isn't going to die a premature death like "Firefly").

The show has kept me riveted this season and I need to be a nerd-girl for a minute because I don't have a single person who isn't a visitor to my blog to geek out with. I haven't been able to get my husband to watch the show with me and somehow we're still married. But what that means after every show is that I am left without anyone to say OMG! Can you believe what they did? ((Though the ending of Friday's show was slightly predictable. I was wondering if they were going to do a "Planet of the Apes" kind of thing and it sure looks like they did.... ))

Anyway.... Long story short. I want to share with you what I have learned from watching the new BSG. And please, feel free to share with me any bits of wisdom you have gained from the show.

Even in deep space, if you're a Cylon, you will have a stunning wardrobe.

Maybe it's because the cylons knew they were going to destroy the planet that they packed all those great clothes.

It doesn't matter if you're batshit crazy as long as you can fly a viper.

I have a love/hate relationship with Starbuck. I like her when she's "defying authority" but I don't like her when she's cruel for no apparent reason. I wonder if she's bi-polar?

Nepotism does work; especially if your name is Lee Adama.

Don't get me wrong. I love Lee Adama. I especially love looking at him. But they've been in space, what? Two years? Three years? And he's already commanded a Battlestar and been president? Yeah, the old man pulled a few strings....

New Age prophets are the rock stars of the future.

Baltar has managed to recreate himself into a new age messiah and I must say it's working for him. The religious groupies on a Battlestar are much better looking than the ones that followed Charles Manson.

You can't have a sci-fi show on TV without hiring Lucy Lawless to join the cast. ((She's basically the Heather Locklear of sci-fi))

Okay. I know she's not on every sci-fi show. But you have to admit, she shows up a lot.

The technology exists to make Battlestars but the phones are surprisingly primitive.

Maybe they never thought of inventing the "Star Trek" communicators.

Cylon women are hot.

No explanation necessary.

P.S. Any thoughts on the final cylon? D'Anna said the final cylon wasn't with the fleet while Roslin, Baltar and many of the pilots were on the cylon baseship-- does that mean it's Baltar or Roslin? Is there anyone else I'm overlooking?


furiousBall said...

i'm sorry i couldn't read anything, there was a picture of the blonde and then i just woke up here at the comments

SQT said...


I hear that happens a lot.

Charles Gramlich said...

I really wish I could have watched this but I lost track of what was going on and never took the time to catch up. Maybe some day I'll rent the videos and watch by season.

Steve Malley said...

We're *just* getting season 1 on TV here!

Fortunately, due to a video store owner who understands the magic of interwebs, I've been able to rent seasons 1-3 already. :-D

Like yourself, I must watch alone. Only the cat hears my comments! The TIny Dynamo, well, I like her anyway.

Heartily agree on ALL points.

Okay, except one: those old-fashioned phones are the reason the Galactica survives. All the other, more modern battlestars had WiFi all over the show. And the Cylons hacked the systems and just, you know, shut everybody off.

Because Galactica was all low-tech, hardwired connections and radios and crap, they were impervious. It was in the design notes before shooting ever started.

*sigh* All these years denying my geekhood... I've just outed myself, haven't I?

Xenamar said...

Cyclon women are hot? U say, I dont want to start a Xena Battle cryhere, but honestly , Folks Who are all of us kidding? Yes I a female ,49 and i enjoyed the original BSG from the 70s,
The one female on Bsg now i think is hot is Madame President. I watch BSG Cos, right now Its the only show in my area that lets me watch my Favorite Warrior Lucy Lawless And Im a Xenaholic and I Miss Our Favorite Warrior!!! Enough said,Xenamar 1959

SQT said...


I stand corrected!


I don't know. Most men I know seem to think those cylon women are mighty hot.

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

We just finished Season 3 ourselves.

BSG (as my wife and I like to call it ;-) is a really good show. Did I ever mention that I think everyone argues a little too much though? I get it, it's supposed to be a microcosm of society, but man is everyone at everyone else's throats or what?

angela said...

Lucy Lawless hasn't really been in many other sci-fi shows, but it does seem like it right? I probably never would of watched BSG without her, so thanks LL :P

SQT said...

I like to poke fun at Lucy Lawless because I love her. I just mentioned it because she popped up late in X-Files' run and then jumped in on BSG. She was also on Burn Notice last season, though that doesn't really count.

I predict she will show up on more sci-fi shows though.

XenaGabby said...

I Love Lucy Lawless! She's The Best Now and Forever! Xena The Best Now And Forever! {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}

Steve Malley said...

I used to see the Flawless Lucy Lawless in the supermarket, usually pushing a pram.

I want to say I acted all cool because famous people deserve their privacy. I want to say that, but the truth is, her continued privacy was due to my own overwhelming paralysis.

Fortunately, here in NZ, there are plenty of Warrior Princesses to go around!

James Bond Loves Lucy Lawless Forever said...

OH MY GOD YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES LUCY! :) The best Perfect erotic Cylon Kiwi Kitty and Tushy, Oh My God Yes Lucy! :) I sent this to Letterman earlier:

Dear David Letterman,

Please accept my congratulations on your very famed and successful
comedic and entertaining career. You are obviously a worthy successor
to the late Johnny Carson. I was tremendously enthusiastic and eager
to know that the legendary erotic Lucy Lawless filmed an interview at
the Ed Sullivan Theatre recently. OH MY GOD YES LUCY! :) I read it was
regarding Her upcoming (coming, Oh My God Yes Lucy! :) ) Battlestar
Galactica episodes, in which She plays a very sexxxy but naughty Cylon
called D'anna or Number Three, who engages in kinky naked threesomes

Cylon Kiwi Kitty, oh yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah Lucy baby! I
tremendously await both Her BSG episodes and the interview. I also
most anxiously await viewing the elderly lustful Brother Cavill's most
naughty erotic kinky playing with the very sexxxy beautiful naked

David you saw Lucy in person, from one David to another, Oh My God Yes
Lucy! :) Just check out Her famed Legendary Erotic Mouthwatering
Breathtaking Mesmerizing Seductive Perfectly formed Delicious Juicy
Flawless Fragrant Amazing Arousing Alluring Delightful Tight
(self-praised as tight!) Heavenly Sexxxy Perfect TUSHY :) and Tushy
Cheeks, OH MY GOD YES LUCY! :) I hope that She let you pat Her famed
legendary Tushy Cheeks as She let Jack E. Jett do this in 2006, OH MY
GOD LUCY! :) He also patted possessively and erotically Her Perfect
Belly. :)

My very best wishes, enthusiasm, and support for Lucy always and
including in BSG. David pleeaaaaaaaaaaaaase tell Lucy how much I Love
Her Forever Everywhere Always. :) I hope She can forgive my
fascination and drool with Her Perfect Tushy Cheeks and Legendary
Erotic Perfect Feet and Toes, :) and other erotic areas including
Perfect Belly, :) just by Her appearance and other attributes She so
incites me to Desire and fascination for Her, Oh My God Yes Lucy! :) I
cannot help it you know...nor would I want to, I Love Lucy! :)

Lucy is by far the most Beautiful Gorgeous Mouth-watering
Breath-taking Delightful Desirable Alluring Arousing Precious Cute
Tender Wonderful Awesome Juicy Flawless Fragrant Mesmerizing Sensual
Luscious Voluptuous Erotic Arousing Delicious Climactic Lovable
Adorable Seductive Sleek Smooth Wonderful Sweetest Fascinating
Exciting Angelic Heavenly Sexxxy Perfect :) erotic natural creature in
the existence of the universe of all time! :) Oh My God Yes Lucy! :)

-Lucy's Personal Most Devoted Drooling Intimate Tushy Belly Barefeet
and Kiwi Kitty Protection Specialist

Forever Devoted :) to the Sweet Sweet Sweetest Erotic Angelic Barefoot
Heavenly Sexxxy Perfect Goddess Lucy, :)

David Kashfi aka James Bond Who Loves and Desires Lucy :) So Much
Forever Everywhere Always :)

James Bond Loves Lucy Lawless Forever said...

Steve you are so lucky OH MY GOD YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES LUCY! :) I heard She shops wearing sexxxy sandles! Let me know if you can overcome yourself to get a good lick on Her famed Erotic Arousing Mouthwatering Breathtaking Sleek Smooth Awesome Luscious Legendary Divine Heavenly Sexxxy Perfect Feet and Toes :) OH MY GOD YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES LUCY! :) Get a good lick in for me huh Steve! Oh my Lucy! :)

-Lucy's Personal Most Devoted Drooling Intimate Tushy Belly Barefeet and Kiwi Kitty Protection Specialist

Forever Devoted :) to the Sweet Sweet Sweetest Erotic Angelic Barefoot Heavenly Sexxxy Perfect Goddess Lucy, :)

David Kashfi aka James Bond Who Loves and Desires Lucy :) So Much
Forever Everywhere Always :)

Violet said...

I don't think it's Roslin, or Baltar, I'm wondering if the final Cylon is going to be someone they find on Earth. Maybe he/she never left. As for who, well I'm thinking it's someone who's been talked about, but maybe never seen. This is kind of far fetched, but with Sci Fi you never know, maybe, just maybe it's Zak Adama. I mean Kara was blown up and woke up orbiting Earth. What if Zak was blown up and woke up on Earth or something along those lines. Like I said far fetched, but you never know.

SQT said...


I would have froze too.


I guess you love Lucy. Your comments are hilarious.


That's the thing with sci-fi, it can get as far fetched as it wants to. Who knows. It may very well be Zac. If it is, credit goes to you for getting it right.