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Friday, October 20, 2006

Battlestar Galactica, Again

In spite of what I said a couple of weeks ago, I've continued to watch. I still see the shadows of the Iraq war, but they've toned it down. More importantly, the subsequent episodes have actually been pretty interesting... which was my main problem with the season premier.

Even if I hated the show, I'd have to admit that the move with the big ship when they attacked the planet (sorry, I'm trying not to give too much away) was just insanely cool. Somebody got a big bonus for coming up with that idea. ;-)

Not that it was totally original — almost reminiscent of the Picard-Maneuver*, in fact — but it was very cool.

* Ugh. I can't believe I just said that.

Update: this morning (Saturday), NPR Weekend Edition had a long segment about the new Battlestar Galactica. They said most of the same things I've said. They didn't quote me ;-) but then the similarities with the Iraq war are so obvious that I'm sure lots of people have been thinking it.

I probably wouldn't have brought it up again, but the only person who commented on my original post said that he didn't see the similarity. (At least, I think that's what he said! "I can't imagine that they're equating the humans on the show to be insurgents in Iraq glossing over the background and the motivations of the terror groups supporting the insurgency.") This surprised me, but in the last two weeks I'd started thinking that it was all in my head.

Friday, October 6, 2006

Battlestar Galactica

OK, so now the Cylons are the Americans, and the humans are the Iraqi's.

Funky. And kind of stupid. I think Sci-Fi may have flushed their best show down the toilet, yet again.

And what's up with Apollo's stupid, terribly fake looking fat suit? Ugh.

They must have one good director on the Sci-Fi channel staff, but he's only allowed to work on a show for one or two seasons. Or something.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

House

I wonder if it would annoy or amuse my friend Clark (that's Doctor Clark to you) to find out that my favorite character — for over a year now — is Doctor House. :-)

Speaking of Clark... he got me to work on some Google modules for him. Modules are a lot like Dashboard Widgets, but not quite as cool because they only work on Google's personalized home page... but it was fun anyway.

Friday, March 11, 2005

The End of Stargate SG1?

This looks an awful lot like the end of Stargage SG1. It's too bad. In spite of what some other people have said, I really don't think the Sci-Fi channel ruined it. This season has been a mess, mostly -- very low budget -- but the overall story arc has remained very interesting and original.

I suppose lots of people already know the future of SG1... perhaps Sci-Fi Channel has said something about it. I've intentionally avoid any news or rumor, so as not to be disappointed.

Still, they're clearly tieing up a whole lot of loose ends, and giving the fans everything they've wanted. O'Neill and Carter are (almost) together, the Jaffa are (almost) free, and Daniel is (almost) ascended again. You don't give the viewers everything they want until the game is (almost) over.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Settle Down, Mr. Weatherman

We're finally receiving some real snow, for the first time this Winter. All winter we've played around with snow a little, had an inch here, a half there, two back then, but nothing significant. Today and tomorrow we're supposedly going to receive up to 24 inches.

It's that "up to" that means the most. One inch of total accumulation would still qualify as "up to" 24 inches.

Still, the weathermen are all abuzz with excitement. However, tune in to the Weather Channel and you're as likely to see ads as a weather report. Why is that? Well, they can charge more for their ads during an "event" because more people are watching.

The "settle down" in the title refers to these last two lines of the Severe Weather Alert issues by the National Weather Service, this morning:

ANY TRAVEL IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED. IF YOU LEAVE THE SAFETY OF BEING INDOORS... YOU ARE PUTTING YOUR LIFE AT RISK.

THIS IS A LIFE-THREATENING WINTER WEATHER SITUATION! PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD COMPLETED BY NOON TODAY!

Goodness. Yes, it's a big blizzard. Yes, the sky is falling. Yes, Mr. Weather Men, you are the only ones panicking. You need to chill out.

Personally, I love this weather. Being more of a Summer person, my feeling is that if we need to have a Winter than we should at least have something to look at. Also, I really love how New England feels in the hours leading up to a big storm. Like all of us, in all six states, are holding our breath at the same time. Something about a big snowstorm in New England just feels... right.


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