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The finale of Battlestar Galactica certainly wrapped up some stories nicely. But it left us with a whole bunch of unanswered questions, everything from what the hell Starbuck is, to how it's possible that Hera is "mitochondrial Eve." We've compiled a whole big long list of our
complaints questions. See the list here, then come back and let us know if you've got any other lingering thoughts or issues about the series finale.
It's Battlestar Galactica finale day, which pretty much means that I'm too caught up in my own little blend of excitement/depression to really care about much of anything today that doesn't involve the words "Adama," "frak" or "Hera." Plus, I've been busy creating my own little (over-the-counter) drug cocktail to stave off a stupid cold, without taking something that will make me too tired to watch the two-hour finale tonight. But I'm told that I have to do news anyway... so here's what's happening in the non-BSG world.
Welcome to the news, post-Oscars. We know, we know -- your worldview has shifted. It's hard to see Hugh Jackman the same way anymore. Give it time. It will pass. We recommend you watch all three X-Men films in quick succession. Do not watch Swordfish. But before you do that, here is the news. And before you ask, no, the musical is not back. But The Witches of Eastwick is, and Battlestar Galactica might be, in a bad way.
Here at TWOP, we love us some Battlestar Galactica. Yes, it's dark; yes, it's depressing; yes, it's a little convoluted, but it's still one of the greatest shows on our magic picture box every week. And while the joy of it is in the journey -- from Caprica to New Caprica to Earth -- the show still manages to plant little landmines along the roadway, and when they go off, they will frak you the frak up. Resident BSG megafan Angel put together a list of the show's greatest "BOMG" moments, the ones that made us pause our DVRs for a second to let our brains cool down. Check out the gallery here!
I have to admit that I wasn't so jazzed for the new batch of webisodes for Battlestar Galactica. Usually I have a hard time getting engaged in this show, when it is dispensed in three minute segments. However, I do adore Grace Park, so I gave it a whirl, and so far, so good. The first installment of "The Face of the Enemy" went up today. (You can watch it here.) Nine days after the finale when we saw the destroyed planet Earth, Gaeta's in a raptor, covered in blood, and we're given a little bit of a preview of what's to come in the rest of the nine parts of this webisode series. Needles, knives, chaos. Looks good.
It's August already, which means that the vast wasteland of summer television is about to turn into a flurry of new shows, and finally our favorites will be back on the air with new episodes. (I barely even remember where Heroes and Pushing Daisies left off, it's been so long!) So before your TiVo gets overstuffed with Knight Rider episodes, here are some things you should make a point to do ASAP. This way, you'll have something good to put in your mandatory "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" blog. Don't panic, people -- none of these ideas involve going outdoors. Heaven forbid. All you need is your computer, maybe Netflix and a DVD player to get started!
James Marsters knows what he likes, and he knows what people like to see him in. From Buffy to Angel to Smallville to Torchwood, he's made legendary appearances on some of the greatest science-fiction and fantasy shows of the past decade, and he's about to start yet another. Marsters will tackle the role of religious fanatic Barnabas, the man behind the Caprica bombings for a multi-episode run on Syfy's new series Caprica. Never ones to turn down talking to Spike, we sat in on a conference call to ask him about his character, whether he'll return to Torchwood or the Buffyverse, and what he thinks of all these new vampires running around.
So after watching the trailer for the last half of the (final) season of Battlestar Galactica, I'm starting an official countdown to the January 16 premiere. That's 51 more days of not-so patiently waiting. It looks really good. I know these jump cuts with snippets of dialogue make it a bit hard to tell what the hell is going on, but when Saul whispers "There must be some kind of way out of here" and they start playing the Watchtower/Cylon theme, I got giddy goosebumps.