October 21, 2006

BSG Episode 3.4: "Exodus (Part 2)"

Filed under: Battlestar Galactica, Not Tech, TV — Chris @ 7:14 pm

This post is all about the SPOILERS.

Seems like every plot development of Season 2 has been washed away: the Pegasus is gone, Laura Roslyn is president once again, the Cylon/human baby is a Cylon/human baby, and New Caprica is the new Old Caprica. Everybody’s back on the Galactica, in search of a place called… wait a sec, nobody’s talking about Earth anymore. Whatever happened to the Arrow of Apollo?

Random thoughts:

  • I don’t like how Tigh handled that situation. If there’s one thing I learned from Army of Shadows, it’s that traitors want to be killed, and publicly. I expected to either see Old Testament Saul wring Ellen’s neck with his bare hands (which is what she deserved, after all, for being so damn annoying for so damn long) or for him to say, “I know what needs to be done, but I can’t do it myself” (see: Christopher Moltisanti in re Adrianna La Cerva).
  • Shorter Gaeta to Baltar: “All logic and emotion [ed: ah, heck, this is the Sci Fi Channel… all Spock and McCoy] are telling me to shoot you in the face, but somewhere I hear some writer’s screaming, ‘Don’t do it! He’s a principal and a fan favorite!’…” Although, I have to say I admire how the writers have made my sympathize with Baltar who is, in his own selfish and fundamentally flawed way, trying to do what he thinks is best (at least since after he handed a nuke over to the Cylon infiltrator…).
  • Starbuck: I told you so! I told you so! I told you so! Still, and yet, if the Cylons had just thought to change the brat’s name, Starbuck could have said, “I’m sorry lady, you’ve got the wrong kid.” (Is the moppet a mute?)
  • Will D’Anna (stupid sci fi name) be transformed by her love into an annoying simp?
  • Don’t you think Adama seemed a little overly chipper to be back on the run in the far reaches of outer space? See you later, ‘stache!
  • We didn’t pull out of Iraq; Iraq pulled out of us!

NOTE: The episode number is accurate. The two-hour season premiere officially counted as two episodes.


"Go Fuck Yourself" is the new "Is The New"

Filed under: Not Tech — Chris @ 4:31 pm

If you read the light news in New York, you must have come across this obnoxious phrase. As in: “South Bronx is the new Williamsburg” and “Tuesday is the new Thursday.” Today, the New York Times brings us “40 is the new 30.” The units are dollars; the product is entrees; the construction is, like, so over.

“Is the new” rests on the following unacceptable pretensions: (a) some class of people who are relevant to your life are sick of “the old” whatever; (b) the whole world is hungry for “the new” one. But guess what? I hate Williamsburg and I don’t need a new one; Thursday is just fine—a little better than Tuesday, actually; and if I can afford a restaurant that charges me thirty or forty bucks for an entree, I should just shut the fuck up and stop complaining.

[UPDATE] It’s the “Quotation of the Day”! I think the New York Times editors are trying to incite a Communist revolution (reliable leftists that they are).

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