Thursday, January 13, 2005

Make up your fscking mind ...

I heard on the radio this morning as I was getting ready for work there were three countys nearby who had flash flood warnings. While here in town there was a winter storm advisory and the roads were icing up.

Talk about flip-flopping ...

I got to see Battlestar Galactica on Saturday. It was pretty dark and hopeless. Exactly what it should be if your whole setup is smashed to pieces in one Fell blow by a (now) Mysterious Enemy and you've no idea what you're going to do now. Excellent!

And there was quite a bit of friction between the major characters. Starbuck doesn't much like Colonel Tigh and Commander Adama and his son were at odds (at the beginning) over the death of his younger son. It was kind of cool that the names, Starbuck, Boomer, Apollo, were only callsigns and those characters had real names behind them. The last five minutes were ... I don't know how to feel about them, which is excellent ... I was going to say filmmaking but it's TV. I'm very excited about the series, they have huge potential here (let's hope they don't screw it up or the network doesn't screw it up on them). Overall it wasn't nearly so lovey-dovey as the 80s TV show. The filming reminded me a lot of Firefly too, cameras swinging around to catch fighters and almost missing before they refocused or steadied. The battle scenes were absolute chaos with multiple viewings necessary to catch all the little details they put in there. Nice.

<Crosses fingers> Let's see what they do with it.


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