Day 60 / 206 Days Until I Ship
Today's selections were "Razor" thru "Revelations."
There are times I feel like the first half of S4 is the best of BSG. I love the whole final five hiding in the fleet, knowing who/what they are thing a lot, which is probably why I want to write a fic to this end so badly. Then there are times when I'm significantly annoyed by these episodes. Which just seem to exist, on some level, to draw out the revelation to the last possible instant.
"Razor" is a wonderful episode. I love seeing what happened to the Pegasus, even if a) I find it a bit annoying, as it's all done in flashbacks, b) on some level deeply absurd, and c) paints the one homosexual person in the entire series as a deeply amoral person, too concerned about revenge and appearances to look any deeper or, at least, have basic moral qualms. I alternately love and hate Cain, but, God, did the 6 mind-frak her too. Or something.
"He that believeth in me" is also a wonderful episode, especially the whole bit where Tigh, Chief, and Anders decide to go about being the men they want to be until the day they die, particularly when the raider scans Sam. Ditto much of "Revelations," which is one of the best episodes in the entire series.
But I feel like it was *too* drawn out. *Too* sensationalized at times. But, then again, that is BSG for you. It's what they do.
Random thoughts include: 1) My brother's been in town for the last couple of days; he left today. He's a very distracting person, even when he's not trying to be. 2) The next installment of the AJ 'verse is somewhat stalled, which annoys me. Once I figure out how to work this passage... well, let's just say my chronological tendencies are working to my disadvantage today. 3) Tory is basically treated as a whore by everyone around her, even before she starts cating around. Is it any wonder she's the one that snapped? 4) The Kara/Leobon thing is possibly the creepiest thing I've ever seen. 5) I love the hybrids, though. 6) Baltar's religious preaching is both intensely interesting and deeply annoying. Why the one true god *now*? Why not before? Why not later? Why at all? 7) Any religion that denies personal responsibility is intensely evil in my book. 8) Destiny is the writers' excuse for characters acting out of character. 9) I still really dislike the idea of Tory and Ellen as being members of the final five, though I'll accept Ellen as one if pushed. I'd have preferred it if the last of the five had indeed been the scrapped 7 the writers forgot about in the numbering system.
I've decided that I'm going to watch ENT after I finish BSG. That I'll do the Star Treks in chronological rather than production order. So: ENT, TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY. With the appropriate movies at the appropriate times. As I've over 200 days left and 28 seasons of ST... which comes otut to roughly 705 episodes and 11 movies. I think, if I'm doing the math right. As I went through 213 episodes of SG1 and 100 episodes of SGA, along with 8 SGU and ~75 BSG episodes episodes in two months... I'm not actually sure if this will prove to be too many or too few for the time I've left. But... Anyone willing to guess how far I'll make it is more than willing to try.