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Thoughts on Star Trek: Discovery

Image from Star Trek Discovery's Opening Credits

To be clear before I start, I am a huge science fiction nerd, in all media forms — books, TV, movies, comics, games… everything. But I am not what I would call a fan of Star Trek. Have I watched a lot of it? Absolutely. For long stretches of time, Star Trek (in various incarnations) was the only SF on television, and for much of my life it has been a wonderful bonding experience to...

Recent TV Round-Up


I’ve seen some pretty interesting and good genre television in the past couple of months. Here’s the list! As always, beware of potential spoilers. The Expanse — Someone said recently that they were missing a good outer space show – something with hard vacuum, stars and planets, the big black. Something along the lines of Battlestar Galactica or Firefly. And I realized I felt...

No Fixed Address: The Career of Jeremy Renner


Something happened to me this summer after I saw The Bourne Legacy: a fascination with Jeremy Renner took hold and wouldn’t let go. I had seen him in other movies (most notably The Hurt Locker) and was intrigued by his intense energy and expressiveness, but something about his starring role in this film pushed the rest of the buttons needed to fully engage my obsessionator. Not sure of all...



Just now I started up iTunes to browse some songs in the online store and much to my surprise the podcast for Battlestar Galactica episode 314 began downloading. I am subscribed to the “enhanced” podcasts on iTunes, so I’m used to it all happening automatically. What’s odd is that the episode in question has not yet aired on television! Oops. For those without iTunes, the...

A great Battlestar Galactica podcast


Wow, I really feel like an anthro major right now. I’m currently listening to “The Battlestar Roundtable“, a podcast available on the Battlestar Galactica web site, and sitting back amazed and delighted that such a window on the personalities and process of artistic creation has been opened to me. The voices of Jamie Bamber (Apollo), James Callis (Baltar), Tahmoh Penikett...

Battlestar Galactica: Collaborators


I really don’t want this blog to become All Battlestar All The Time, but I can’t keep silent about the latest episode, Collaborators. It hurt to sit through it, but even so, I downloaded and watched it a second time this evening and came out thinking it’s a minor masterpiece. Further thoughts beyond the Read More link for those who aren’t afraid of spoilers.

Battlestar Galactica quote of the day


“Yeah, season 3 of Battlestar Galactica: Gaeta loses his cherry. […] I don’t care at this point. Man, woman, human, Cylon… I’d frak a daggit at this point. You know… just throw me a bone, guys.”
— Alessandro Juliani in David Eick’s Video Blog entry “Characters“

Battlestar Galactica: Season 3 Premiere


Last Friday my friends Sarah and Matt hosted a Battlestar Galactica premiere gathering. Even though they had just moved into their new house the day before, they provided an amazing viewing experience for their visitors, complete with a huge widescreen projection TV that had been bought earlier that day! The show lived up to the setting. Maybe it was the seven month wait, but I could barely...


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