Friday, June 05, 2009

Battlestar Galactica = Good

So I've been watching BSG on dvd. How come no one told me this show was so dang good?

I kind of feel like it would have been better to see as it was coming
out, though. It feels very very much about the Bush years, in a way that's almost triggering.

(I've also been watching a lot of random independent documentaries from the past few years that occasionally show our last president at work, and each and every time I get a little catch in my throat, like a mixture of sadness and relief. Obama's not perfect by a long shot, but seriously folks, out long national nightmare is over.)

Oh and can I put Starbuck in the same category as Angelina Jolie's
character in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
? The, "Vanessa *swore* she was straight" category?

Ahem. Apparently I have a fetish for butch white women who fly future planes. Who knew? Is there a complicated latin word for that? Is it related somehow to my thing for Sawyer on Lost?

I'm only on season two, again, which is apparently when I feel the need to announce these things to the internet. Nobody spoil me this time either.


DaisyDeadhead said...

Yeah, I won't do any major spoilers, but there is an episode wherein Starbuck goes apeshit on a possible-Cylon (can't remember all the details) and there is this looooong navel-gazing dialogue on whether torture is acceptable, do Cylons have "rights", etc etc. It was totally going on at the same time as you-know-what!

Later audiences will miss the Guantanamo-zeitgeist aspect.

Vanessa said...

I think I saw that one, actually. That was the one where they wound up blowing the cylon guy out the airlock in the end, right?

Ironically enough given the recent killing of Dr. Tiller, the episode I watched last night had to do with abortion.

It's interesting to me, anthropologically I guess, this aspect of television. I've had cable and tivo since forever, so I rarely actually watch shows that are new and current since I never hear about them, since I never see commercials. Shows have literally been canceled before I got around to programming them into my tivo (the I think mostly unfairly maligned Enterprise, for one) so it's an aspect I usually miss. Tv always seems like past tense for me I guess.