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Battlestar Galactica S2 commentary

So, I got like 3 episodes into this season before giving up because it was far, far, far too much religion for me to stomach, especially in something supposedly SyFy.

Then I got bored and needed something to puzzle to, so I picked it up again. And, let me tell you, I can get why Helo and his Sharon fell in love. I can get why Starbuck and Apollo might have a thing. But what I don't get is Apollo and Duwalla. Or Starbuck and Anders. Not because I'm particularly attached to Starbuck/Apollo, but because I just don't see the other ships. Or, in fact, a lot of them. I could make a good arguement for a President Roslin/Admiral Adama ship, but I just really don't get most the others. Even if love is supposed to be the big thing here.

Star Trek was all utopian future and bettering of self and exploration of self - the, "...when I think about everything we've been through together, maybe it's not the destination that matters, maybe it's the journey. If that journey takes a little longer so we can do something we all believe in, I can't think of anyplace I'd rather be or any people I'd rather be with," of VOY and, " the more I've experienced, the more I've learned that no matter how far we travel, or how fast we get there, the most profound discoveries are not necessarily beyond that next star. They're within us, woven into the threads that bind us, all of us, to each other. The final frontier begins in this hall. Let's explore it together," of ENT.

Stargate is about everything has consequences.

But Battlestar Galatica is all about love.

Or, at least, it's supposed to be. I've still no idea why the Cyclons attacked, except that they felt they were the next version of God's children, which isn't even very well explained. I know we created them, but not how or why. I don't know why they can't just let the survivers go after all this time. I really don't know a lot, except that it's supposed to be about love and forgiveness and not knowing how or why you love who you love, only being true to said love.

Which is really incipid when I write it, kinda true, and not particuarly interesting to watch. So I puzzle and just watch the space battles, mostly. Though the middle episodes were good - I particularly liked the Pegasus ones, as well as the Helo/Sharon/Hera arc. I like Adama sr, Roslin when she's not being a religious fanatic, and the Cheif. I like the cinemagraphy. And the music.

Most everything else I still dislike. Particularly Baltar, though his arc has gotten better. I hate the opening sequence (that music and those images together just don't work) and the episode-in-a-flash they give right after it. Hate, hate, hate.

Oh well. I'll still end up watchin S3 while finishing this monster puzzle of mine, so, who am I to judge? Though I do think it rates a little higher than SGU on my bad SyFy list.
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