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off topic: BSG & Caprica

Just this very morning I decided to do a little housecleaning. No, not my actual home (tho it is in desperate need), but rather the TiVo’s Season Pass list. It, too, was in desperate need – evidenced by the fact that the #1 slot was still Battlestar Gallactica and #2 Stargate: Atlantis.

What can I say, the wheels of my personal bureaucracy grind exquisitely slow.

Bear in mind that this marks the first time in the history of our TiVo that NO SciFi channel series are even on the list, let alone absent from the top 5. Zero. Nada. Zip. Very freaky for us.

So imagine my delight when curiosity prompted me to check this morning  on the status of Caprica. Ladies and gentlemen – we have an air date! Ok, maybe I’m late to the party (wouldn’t be the first time) but hey, at least I didn’t miss it.

caprica2I think I’m the only BSG fan in my immediate vicinity that is at all interested in Caprica. I guess time will tell if I remain that way.

So mark your calendars, nuggets. The battle for humanity has a beginning. And it’s April 21.

Hold the frakin phone!!!

I decided on a  whim to verify the air date and what did I find? That Caprica will not actually air on SciFi. Instead it will be released on DVD and as a digital download. TVGuide.com confirms it. Apparently the full series was pushed back to 2010. Very interesting… at least to me.

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off topic: Battlestar Galactica

bsgThe end of an era?

Not quite. Caprica is “coming soon” and this November we will be treated to BSG: The Plan. Can’t blame ’em for wanting to milk every last drop out of the ol’ cash cow. And I stand ready to do my part to help them.

The series finale for BSG ran on Friday. Now, three days later, I find I’m still processing what I saw and how I feel about it. You have to admit, it’s been a pretty complicated six years. First a little personal background: I was a huge fan of the original series (even at the tender age of six…) and I faithfully tuned in whenever it would pop up in syndication over the last twenty odd years. Although now, unfortunately, after the “re-imagining” I have some trouble watching it at all.

My favorite part of this reimagined rollercoaster ride has to be the miniseries. Of all the bajillion DVDs we own, that is what I pop into the player most consistenly. It fulfilled the promise of its premise and in the context of the series as a whole – and most significantly to me – it offered hope.

Which regrettably dwindled with the human population as the seasons marched inexorably along.

It’s safe to say I’ve been unhappy, or more accurately dissatisfied, with seasons 3 and 4. They pointed the Galactica in a number of disparate and really sooper dark directions that didn’t fly for me and made me feel they lost sight of some of the basics set up in the miniseries and the first season (hope, anyone?).  I was simultaneously bummed and relieved to hear season 4 would mark the end of the journey for our intrepid survivors. So many shows run for ages past their expiration dates and you end up not wanting anything to do with them in the end (The X-Files, anyone?). Needless to say, I’ve been curious as to how Moore and Eick planned to wrap up this epic journey.

It’s tricky. To me it feels like a whole lotta nothing’s been going on since January. I would’ve thought they’d use their limited remaining time more wisely and tie off plots lines that have been flapping around out there like unfinished macrame in the wind. They dealt brutally but effectively with Dualla and Gaeta. Personally, I’d’ve preferred that strong hand in several other areas. But then, this wasn’t my show to write.

I’m not going to indulge in the bitch slapping blow by blow of the finale that I’m sure is being handed out elsewhere on the web. But I will lay down some of my finale impressions:

WARNING: SPOILERS!

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