Saturday, February 25, 2006


Subject: TV
Now that was more like it!!

After a rather sluggish few episodes, this most recent "Battlestar Galactica" turns a few things upside-down and on their heads. It's simple, but executed quite satisfyingly.

Cylons, when they "die", download their "selves" into new bodies. So what happens to the Cylons that feel empathy or a connection to their human enemies?

Well, I didn't spend a lot of time pondering such philosophy, so this episode caught me by surprise. In retrospect, it's kind of obvious, and like I said, "simple", but I think the way they pulled it off was rather cool. It sets up a great set of possibilities, and the parallels between the conflicting storylines makes the tension all the more delectable. (Hint: the hawt #6 Cylon who haunts Balthar's memories? Her new "self" is haunted by Balthar. Simple twist, but awesome!)

In other TV news, this week's "Life on Mars" was the last one before next week's finale, yet I still find it hard to figure out where it's all heading. Great performances, and the setting is still pretty convincing, but I'm not really on the edge of my seat, nor have I found any suspense or clues built up enough to warrant being on the verge of a conclusion. Oh well. It's still better than most every other TV program out there.

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