Thursday, August 17, 2006
TT # 6
|Dude. When Ace told me that Battlestar Galactica was being remade, and that Mary McDonnell was going to be in it, as well as Edward James Olmos, I didn't think I would watch one lick of it, because I grew up in the 70s, man. I was there for the original Star Wars. I was there for Buck Rogers (and man, did I ever have a crush on Gil Gerard ... until I learned that he wasn't such a nice husband when he was married to Connie Seleca). And I was most definitely there for the original BG series. Sure, it was cheesy. It was poorly acted. But it had Dirk Benedict. And Muffit. I LOVED Muffit. I wanted one. I even had a latch-hook pillow with Muffit on the front of it. I lovingly made that thing, and would pretend it was a real daggit. Did I mention that I was a sci fi geek from the start, or are you getting that already? The late 70s/early 80s was a hey-day of sci fi. And I was in my element. .So when the Sci Fi Channel was throwing around discussions of re-making my childhood favorite, I was skeptical, and swore I would not watch it. However, I tuned in, became totally addicted, and now cannot wait for October 6 to roll around! Thirteen Reasons Why the Knitting Maniac Loves the New Battlestar Galactica 1. I was skeptical when Starbuck had boobs. I didn't think they should have "messed" around with the gender of the original characters. But, Starbuck is a bad-ass, strong, and defiant woman.... my kinda gal. 2. The Cylons attempted annhilation of the human race. They used nukes, man. They made it so the humans could not return to their home planets. The original series just had them shooting their laser beams, knocking out buildings and what-not. This makes it more permanent and in your face. 3. There is this one point in the pilot where Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) was talking with a little girl on one of the ships that was not equipped with hyperdrive. Or jump warp whatever. When the Cylons caught up with that part of the fleet, they had to make the decision to jump to another quadrant, leaving behind the little girl's ship. The image of her sitting in an atrium area while the Cylons were attacking... 4. 33. You fans know what that is. 5. This series has explained Baltar. In the original, Baltar was immediately with the Cylons. No explanations whatsoever. Just boom ... and there is a human amongst the machines. 6. Seeing Baltar have his conversations with Six. I just love Baltar, even though he is the traitor. 7. Ok ... yeah. EJO ... he has had a shady past with his step-daughter. Really just some nasty allegations. But there is just something SEXY about him... 8. The Human version of the Cylons. That is what made the first episodes so cool: you had no idea who was going to be a Cylon, and neither did the humans who were surrounded by them. When we found out that Sharon was a Cylon ... man. 9. The theme song. I just love it. And I loved how they worked the original theme song into the last episode of last year. That was mega cool. 10. October 6 isn't as far away today as it was in February when they aired the last episode of the season, and I was throwing cloth diapers at the television, screaming obscenities. 11. The mechanical Cylons. They are BAAAD. They look BAAD. They act BAAD. 12. Apollo's six pack. Enough said. 13. It makes Friday nights fun! |
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I'm a mom of three peeps ... Queen Bee, The Door Man, and the Chandelier Monkey, and wife to Ace, the Helpful Hardware Man. I created this space to get away from the people known as my inlaws, and because life with three kids and a hubby is all Unexplored Territory.
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