Thursday, March 20, 2008

Baltar for Prez

Yeah, I like Battlestar Galactica. Plenty of folks do. I think it’s a cool show that didn’t have as much action as I’d expected, but still liked a lot anyway. The characters are great and the writing is solid and blah blah blah. I’m a fan…you get it. When I heard the show was coming to a close after its fourth season, I was disappointed. When I heard it was closing on the writers’ terms and was only meant to be around four seasons anyway, I felt a lot better. Stories SHOULD have an end and the Sci-Fi Channel has a bad history with cutting series short without letting them conclude properly (I still get an angry twitch in my eye when I think about the abrupt ending to Farscape. Yeah, we only had to wait a few YEARS for The Peacekeeper Wars movie to be released)

Ok. I’m fine with Galactica ending and hope it’s a good one. I have my theories, but so far this show even tends to go against those. Now I hear about a new show being produced called Caprica. Caprica? AND it’s made from the Battlestar people? SWEET! Then I read a quote from them that says, “If Battlestar Galactica is Black Hawk Down, I would say that Caprica is American Beauty. Caprica is all about the inner lives of the people on a planet and how their personal relationships as well as their professional relationships inform what will become the creation of the Cylons."


No action and JUST relationships??? Yeah…THAT’S why I watch science fiction shows. Let’s just remove all the good stuff and make something that “…is really more of a sci-fi Dallas.” And that quote is from the creator of the show.

A sci-fi Dallas. Great. Just fucking great. I had my fingers crossed for a fantasy take on Grey’s Anatomy.

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I'm Marcus Pelegrimas, author of the SKINNERS series. Here you'll find various ramblings about movies, video games, TV, and...oh yeah...those books I write. If there's anything you'd like to discuss, just let me know. I try to update whenever the mood strikes me, so feel free to leave comments. There may be some occasional foul language, but anyone who's too easily offended probably doesn't read my stuff anyway.

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